Foss What’s Happening This Week
(Week Commencing 4th December 2017)
In Foss this week we are learning the following:
In English this week we are learning to use adverbs in different places within a sentence and build on our use of punctuation.
In spelling, punctuation and grammar we are focussing on using Homophones & near homophones.
In maths we are focusing on multiplication/division, area and perimeter.
Maths basics are key skills/facts children need to know. In maths basics this week we are focusing on times tables, doubling and halving, decimals to 2 places.
We work on a theme every term and this term our key question is ‘Vikings, barbarians or innovators?’. This week we are focussing on researching Vikings and finding interesting and exciting facts.
Homework is set every night. From Monday to Thursday children will have:
- 4 very short maths questions
- 3 sentences to write
- reading (+ one more reading over the weekend)
Spellings are learnt in class but if you could help with practising at home, this would be brilliant.
Spellings we are focusing on in class this week are:
Knowing times tables and number bond (pairs of numbers to 10/20 and beyond) well helps children make massive progress in maths so any help you can give your child will be great. Your child has a Number Gym login and password in their planners and if they could go on Number Gym at home, even for 5 minutes, it will really help them have a secure knowledge and faster recall of times tables and number facts.