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So with just one week left his half term we have our trip to Ufton Court on Monday to look forward to. It is normal uniform just make sure your children are equipped with a sensible coat for any bad weather, packed lunch and a drink. Hopefully we'll have a bit of fun on Monday!


As wonderful as the snow was (wonderful if you didn't have to drive in it!) it has of course postponed our assembly. Having had Maples this Friday (8th) and next Friday being an inset day it will have to be booked after the half term break. When we have a sensible date we will inform you and the children.


In English we have completed our newspaper (expect a copy soon) and these will be distributed around the school to the cries of 'EXTRA EXTRA..' This week we have used a bit of acting, freeze framing, drawing and discussion to understand all the kinds of life along the Nile both modern and ancient. We will use this understanding to write their own non-chronological reports next week.


In maths we have been building on our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction when we have had to exchange (borrow) and regroup (carry). We have used a lot of hands on resources to help them understand this process with lots of opportunities for challenge. Next week we'll apply these to some word problems that will require these skills and a bit more thought.


We'll pick a yoshi winner next week :)


Just a few helpful notes:

P.E - Monday afternoons (Real PE) and Wednesday mornings, please remember kits and hairbands.

Homework - Please get this in if you have not already!

Doodle maths: 40 - 70 stars a week.

Reading - Five sessions a week at least please.

Spellings - Friday mornings.

Times tables- Friday mornings.

School planners - Please ensure these planners are in school every Friday morning and that you have logged all the reading time you have completed with your child in the week.


Homework - now available to download


Reading -  At least five times a week and reading is always king, if you have not got enough time for homework please put reading as a priority. Enjoy listening, reading to and most importantly taking about what you like in the story with your child, a good conversation really helps them to understand what they have read.


Topic - This term's topic has a historical and science focus, the letter was sent out 21/9 and is available at the bottom of this page.


Spelling  -  ea blends - plus two bonus words next Friday.

early  seat  deaf  feather  instead  healthy   measure   weather  cease  increase






Tables - every Friday morning and returned to the children Monday - to allow for marking time.

Good homework examples