We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas.
This week in English we have started our new text ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. This is a picture book with wonderful illustrations and a very thoughtful story. We have read the first few pages in which we found out that a book has vanished from a very mysterious looking library. We thought about what the text and illustrations tell us about the library. We have also been learning about using co-ordinating conjunctions to join two clauses and we have continued to work on developing our understanding of adjectives and adverbs. Finally we have started to look at newspaper articles by identifying the features of this writing genre.
In maths this week we have been multiplying numbers by 10 and 100. We have been learning how when a number is multiplied by 10 the digits move one place up the place value grid and when we multiply by 100 the digits move two places up the grid. We have also been representing these calculations on a bar model. Can you ask us to multiply some 2 or 3 digit numbers by 10 or 100? In our fluency sessions we have been working multiplication and times tables.
This week we started our new geography topic which is based around Rivers. We recapped where our school is/ where we live – Crowmarsh Gifford – Wallingford – Oxfordshire – England – Europe. Not all of the children are secure with this so it would be useful if this could also be revised at home! We also started to look at where the river Thames is.
Home Learning books should have come home today with a times tables task. The spring term newsletter and relevant curriculum plans will be posted on the website shortly.