As you are aware, the children have been learning about the Romans and recently had a day in the life of a Roman soldier. Watch the video below to gain a little insight into their learning experience. Keep your eyes peeled for their battle cry writing which will follow in the next week or so!
With Christmas rapidly approaching and the nights drawing in, we have opted for a Christmas themed class story to complement the festive period. To spark curiosity and imaginative thinking in the children, we wrapped the book up like a present and played pass the parcel. With each layer of wrapping paper that was removed, a clue was revealed to provoke the children’s thoughts on what the book could be about. We had some fantastic predictions! We will see if they are correct.
The new class book is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher.
It’s really important that the children are encouraged to complete their homework by the set deadline. It has been noticeable that a handful of children haven’t completed any of the set homework since the start of the year. The homework is set to give all pupils the opportunity to practise the skills and methods that are being taught in class.
This week’s spelling words.
On Friday, it was a surprise to see Mr Chambers in a strange fancy dress outfit.
The focus in maths over the last week has been multiplication. We have identified that multiplication is simply repeated addition.
For example – 4 x 3 = 12 is simply 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
To deepen our understanding, we have been looking at representing equal groups in different ways. According to the the latest guidance from the DFE, it is suggested that multiplication sentences should be thought of in the following way – 4 x 3 is 4, three times rather than 4 lots of 3.
4 x 3 = 12 could be represented pictorially as shown below.
5 x 2 = 10 could be represented pictorially as shown below.
Can you represent the following calculations with the correct pictorial representation?
1 x 3 = 3 3 x 1 = 3
2 x 6 = 12 6 x 2 = 12
4 x 5 = 20 5 x 4 = 20
TT Rockstars has been updated and the battle between Hazel and Rowan ends tomorrow!
Will Hazel win the battle of the bands again this week?
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