Team Humber – What’s Happening This Week
(Week Commencing 29th January 2018)
In Humber this week we are learning the following:
In English this week we are studying our new class text: ‘Kiss the dust’ by Elizabeth Laird.
We are exploring the setting of an Iraqi bazaar in drama with Mr Jackson, and writing setting descriptions as well as a diary entry. We are also writing non-chronological reports about some of the places in the book.
In spelling, punctuation and grammar we are focussing on embedded clause sentences.
In maths we are looking at perimeter and area, as well as converting between different measurements. Check that your child knows the conversions between mm, cm, m, kg, g, l and ml.
Maths basics are key skills/facts children need to know. In maths basics this week we are focusing on decimal – fraction – percentage equivalents. Test your child to see how many they know!
In creative curriculum this week we are focussing on research around our key text. We will be looking at the stories and experiences of refugees.
Homework is set every night. From Monday to Thursday children will have:
- A short maths sheet (between 4 and 6 questions).
- Reading for 10 minutes (+ one more reading over the weekend)
- A short English task (3 sentences).
Spellings are learnt in class but if you could help with practising at home, this would be brilliant. This week we are looking at the -cial and -tial spelling patterns.
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 log in 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.