This week we have continued with our Stone Age topic. The children have learnt about the prehistoric settlement of Skara Brae and designed their own Stone Age tool. Although not due until Monday 27th September, I have already received a number of pieces of termly topic-related homework. The children have made such an effort so thank you for any support you provided. One of the children created a Stone Age quiz on Purple Mash and I have set it as a piece of homework for the children to complete.
The weekly homework is detailed below and is due by Monday 27 September. Please also remember to read with your children as often as you can. They all have reading books now; although we are still waiting for delivery of their reading records. The children can change their books as often as they like during the week.
This week we have been comparing and ordering three-digit numbers. I have set three Mathletics activities this week to consolidate the work the children have been doing in class.
TIMES TABLE ROCKSTAR
Spend time on Times Tables Rock Stars in the garage or arena where the children have set specific tables to practise. Quick recall of times tables and the inverse division facts are a fundamental part of mathematics and will help then children across the mathematics curriculum.
ENGLISH AND SPELLINGS
I have set the children the chapter 2 of the book, The Settlers, on Purple Mash. The children need to read the text and then answer some multiple choice questions. If they are struggling with the text, you can read it to them and they can answer the questions.
Please try an encourage the children to take time when reading the text. Looking at the work from last week, it seems some children rushed and, as a result, didn't fully understand the story. Comprehension is a difficult skill to master but, as the children move away from decoding words, it becomes increasingly important. We also practise in class so their skills will develop.
In class, the children have been learning about websites and how to check information when researching. They have started building their own spoof webpage on Purple Mash and I have asked them to finish it as part of their homework this week. It can be about anything and the idea is that it is a mix of real and false information. The children do not need to spend hours researching. The task is about putting in a few facts they already know with some additional information they invent. I can't wait to see what they produce!