In Literacy we are preparing for SATs by revising the different text types we have learnt over the year. For the first few weeks of the new term we will be looking at past SATs papers. Literacy homework is given on Friday to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. This usually consists of a written activity or a reading comprehension. The introduction of Talk Homework with the benefit of talking it over first with family before the extended writing lesson has had a noticeable impact on children's writing.
Spellings are given on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. Please note: a new list will be loaded on to this page after the holidays in April.
Even though the children are in the Upper Juniors, it is still vitally important for them to continue to read on a regular basis at home. Discussing the content of the books is very important and taking a short time to talk about their books will help in many ways to improve comprehension and enjoyment of the texts. The children continue to take part in weekly guided reading sessions in school but should be still reading at home. All children have a reading record book and I would ask that you continue to monitor this record. If your child is not bringing home a book each night, please remind them that this forms part of their homework commitment and if it continues, could you please inform me so that this can be addressed.
In Maths, we continue to review all four operations as well as working on shape, space, measures, and decimals. We will be spending the next few weeks revising all we have learnt this year in preparation for SATs. We continue having weekly homework, which goes out on a Wednesday for the following Monday. Mental maths and times tables need to be rehearsed at home daily and there will be a mental maths test every Friday.
Combined StudiesDuring our Combined Studies sessions (history, geography, art, DT, ICT and music) this term we have been studying mountains, famous mountaineers and completed a novel study on the Philip Pullman story "The Firemaker's Daughter". We had a visit from an ex-army officer and the photos from his visit are in our Gallery below. Next term we will be studying the Aztecs.