Areas to focus on in maths seem to be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, finding factors of two-digit numbers, working with negative numbers, using the inverse and time. If you have any spare time over the weekend or during the evenings throughout the week, be sure to practise some of these concepts. Homework this week focuses on rounding and finding factors!
Areas to focus on in English include using speech correctly, using adverbs and estimations of time. Children also need to improve their reading comprehension. They are generally able to read quite well, but when asked questions about what they have read, several struggle. Looking for information within a text seems to be something we'll need to spend more time on also.
Our sound topic hasn't really been begun yet, but we'll make a start with this next week. The first idea we'll look at is how sound travels, then we'll look at the mechanics of how we hear with our ears. I think the children with clearly enjoy this topic!
As requested again, here is the link to the Roman numeral game we played on Friday.
Top Spellers this week were: Rhys, Sophie S, Ellie, Sophie E, Eve A, Alanah, Daniel, Eve H and Ajay. +2 HPs each!
Spellings for next week (statutory word list):
ordinary - This was no ordinary fidget spinner, it was alive!
popular - Be kind and respectful and you'll be popular.
potatoes - I like roasted potatoes with my Sunday dinner.
promise - Don't make a promise if you don't intent to keep it.
quarter - It's a quarter to five already!
surprise - Our spelling test on Monday should be a surprise.
strange - There was a strange odor coming from the bin.
straight - Go straight to bed to get plenty of rest.
separate - Can you please separate those pages for me?
regular - We'll get back to our regular schedule next week.
The Good Work Award this week went to Maddison for sticking with her daily routines well.
The Good Behaviour Award this week went to Victoria for showing maturity and being a good sport during PE.
The Class DOJO Winner is a draw, so we'll carry the points over to next week.
Remember to read and record in your yellow log book. Also remember to study your spellings and times tables!
Have a great weekend everyone!
P.S. Thank-you for all of the birthday well-wishes! Much appreciated! :-)