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EGYPTIAN DAY - FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY..

HISTORY - EGYPTIAN DAY             FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

 

To conclude ours studies of ancient Egyptians, we will be visited by an Egyptologist on Friday 15th

February.  During the day, we will hear about life in ancient Egypt, investigate their beliefs, learn about

important Pharaohs and hear about why mummies were created.  Children are welcome to dress up as an

ancient Egyptian if they wish to - keep it simple and have some fun making a costume.  There are lots of

ideas on the web and a white pillowcase is a good starting point for a gown with slits for arms and a head.  

Spellings week beginning 11-2-2019
words that have the 'i' sound spelt 'y' elsewhere than the end of a word
symbol, system, synonym, synagogue, cylinder
Ancient, February, possession, guard, perhaps

TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS - use your login details to play at home and increase your rock star status!  (Details on the letter or stuck in the front of your reading diary.)

Click here to play  https://ttrockstars.com/login2  

FIND OUT ABOUT ROCKS - try these activities to test out your rock knowledge (rocks found on the ground - not the times tables one this time).  

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt  - BBC activities and video clips

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml - BBC investigation and quiz.

Our new novel for this term is an adapted children's version of Charles Dickens' famous novel GREAT EXPECTATIONS. They are enjoying finding out who stole Mrs Gargery's pork pie and, more importantly, why!

Spellings week beginning 21-1-2019
Adding 'ly' to words ending in 'le'
cuddle, cuddly, wrinkle, wrinkly, crumble, crumbly, giggle, giggly, bubble, bubbly, muscle, muscly, prickle, prickly

Spellings week beginning 14-1-2019
Forming ADVERBS by adding 'ly' when the adjective ends with 'y'
crazy, crazily, happy, happily, sleepy, sleepily, lazy, lazily, greedy, greedily, hungry, hungrily, naughty, naughtily

Spellings week beginning 7-1-2019
Adding 'ly' to an adjective to make an adverb
slowly, quickly, sadly, completely, usually, finally
accidentally, actually, occasionally, naturally

SPRING TERM 1 - In LITERACY we will be writing our own PLAYSCRIPTS and STORIES.  MATHS will focus on PLACE VALUE, ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION.  In GEOGRAPHY lessons, the children will be learning about the UK and studying lots of MAPS.  SPANISH lessons will help the children to say 'hello' and ask someone's name.  Pupils will also learn colours and numbers to 15.  ROCKS will be our focus in SCIENCE.

COMPUTING -  TRY DEBUGGING THIS ALGORITHM AT HOME.  KEEP THE RACE CAR ON THE TRACK, EVEN WHEN IT'S AT A HIGH SPEED.  CLICK THE LINK HERE TO LOAD THE PROGRAM USING ONLINE SCRATCH.  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11932304/#editor 

Spelling week beginning 26-11-2018
Words ending in 'sion'
division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television,
possible, group, forward, strange

Spellings wk beginning 12th November
words with the prefix 'anti' meaning against and 'auto' meaning self or own

antiseptic, anticlockwise, antisocial, autograph, automatic, autobiography
special, sentence, decide, continue

Spellings week beginning 5-11-2018
Words beginning with the prefix 'super' meaning 'above'
superstar, supermarket, superman, superhuman, superior
difficult, through, favourite, complete, often

Spellings week commencing 29-10-2018
Words with the prefix 'inter' meaning between or among
interact, intercept, intercity, international, interfere, internet
appear, business, centre, calendar, minute

Spellings week beginning 15th October
words with the prefix 'sub' meaning 'under'
subheading, submerge, submarine, subway, subdivide
used, different, learn, eight

Spellings week beginning 8th October
The prefix 're' meaning 'again' or 'back'
redo, refresh, return, reappear, redecorate, revise
build, heart, grammar, history

Spellings week beginning 1-10-2018
words with the prefix ir and common words
irregular, irrelevant, irresponsible
breath, breathe, exercise
went, with
couldn't, shouldn't, doesn't

ART 

This unit will explore: colour mixing and tinting; drawing and marking; relief printing and repeating patterns.

Do you know how to make a darker tint of blue?  How about creating a lighter tint of blue?  

Which medium would you choose to create a line drawing?  We will explore lots of different mediums for mark making.

SCIENCE - FORCES AND MAGNETS

Take a look at these video links and work out which information you already knew and which details are new to you.  Bring any work that you do into school for a special reward.

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zyttyrd/resources/1             Short videos and activities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/magnet_springs/play/      Games and a quiz

 

Welcome Afternoon

Thank you to all parents who attended the welcome event.  I hope that it was of use to you.  If there is anything you would like to see or read again, I have attached the details from the afternoon here.  

PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please make sure that PE kits are in school. 

HOMEWORK will be given out on Fridays and should be returned the following week.  There will be a list of spellings to learn and some arithmetic.

READING - please listen to your child read for 10 minutes each day.  Record any comments in the brown reading diary which will be checked by the teacher weekly.  Please bring reading books and diaries every day in the plastic wallet that has been provided.  Children can complete the activities in their reading record if they wish.  They should be encouraged to think about their book, for example: if they like the characters in the story, give reasons for their choice; consider if the character names make them sound friendly or a little unpleasant; describe the character in three words.