P3 are doing a piece of extended writing this week, allowing them to show us how they have got on with their targets and allowing us to see what might be our next steps in that area. They are being given a “story starter”, which sets the scene and they will write the rest of the story.
In maths, we are having an introduction to angles. We are learning that angles occur where two straight lines meet. We have identified, marked and counted angles on shapes and will be learning about right angles. This week’s maths homework is a worksheet on angles but something else you could do at home is to make a “right angle detector” and find right angles round your home. To make a right angle detector, cut out a circle of paper or card, fold it in half and then in half again to make a quarter circle. Then use the corner where the two straight lines of the quarter circle meet to check for right angles.
Thank you very much for the books you have sent in for our World Book Day swap – it looks like there will be a great range to choose from later this week.
This was our last week of football. Next week, we are back to normal on a Monday, with reading first thing.
This week’s homework:
- Reading – See reading/homework jotter/diary.
- Spelling – Please learn this week’s spelling pattern and complete a spelling activity – make sure you have your spelling jotter at school on Friday!
- Maths – This week we will be learning about angles, focusing on right angles. Please complete the maths worksheet and return by Monday 5th March. Please continue to focus on the following Mental Maths areas: number bonds within 10/20; doubles and near doubles; word problems with addition/subtraction within them; times tables – focus on 2, 5 and 10 but please extend to 3 and 4 for more of a challenge; skip counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s (3’s and 4’s too).
- Reading Challenge – Our Reading Challenge continues. Please keep noting any books read at home to allow us to update as needed in school.
And the child-friendly plan: