Helping your child with maths.
MyMaths link: www.mymaths.co.uk
Maths resources for year 4 and 5:
Mr Lee’s Mental Maths Weblinks
Mr Lee’s Maths Mat
My Maths Mat
Here are the current home learning activities for each class.
Cherry class – Miss Hume
Will be sent home weekly.
Willow Class – Ms Stubbs
Children should be reading their reading book aloud every day.
Spelling homelearning will go out on a Monday for testing on Fridays. Following our end of term assessments, some children will be revising words from last term.
MyMaths – Ms Lewis has set some new activities to complete by half term.
From time to time we will set additional homelearning projects linked to our Literacy and topic work. The children will usually be given more than a week to complete these tasks and the details will be included in our class newsletter.
Please also see our weekly newsletters for other ways to support your child with their learning. And don’t forget that the Year 1 and 2 activities on Education City are great for consolidating school work too.
Ash class – Mrs Barahona
All children have logins for Times Tables Rock Stars, which we shall be accessing in class once a week. It would be highly beneficial for children to spend time practising their times tables on this site at home.
There are a range of MyMaths activities set for the term. I am encouraging children to select the activities they complete based on in class feedback.
Children need to be reading age appropriate books for half an hour each evening.
All children have logins for spag.com
which we shall be accessing in class once a week, where possible it would be great for children to have time practising this at home as well.
Rowan class – Mrs Moore and Mrs Dye
We’ve made a healthy start to the new year in Rowan class with lots of running and movement breaks. We’ve also been learning all about nutrition in our Science and PSHE work. Our home learning for this half term links to our ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ theme.
Please choose and cook a healthy recipe at home; something with plenty of fruit or veg to help you get at least 5 a day. There are loads of good recipe ideas online. Please see the links below for ideas. Be ready to tell the class about what you made on Thursday 8th February during our healthy eating week. You might like to bring in a photograph, the recipe, or even some samples for us to try.
You might also like to challenge yourself to try a new active activity. It could be anything that gets you moving. Ideas include climbing, hiking, dance classes and bike riding. I’m planning to get my skates on and try going to a roller disco! I’d love to hear about what you’ve tried on Thursday 8th February too. https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
This term I would like each child to read a book by Michael Morpurgo and write a book review after. Book reviews can be written or electronic and sent in at any time by the end of the term. I have a selection of books in class for them to choose from or they might like to borrow one from Budleigh library. If they have read one before I would like them to try a new one.
Some structure ideas to include in your book review:
- When and where does the action in the book take place? Does the author do a good job of making you feel like you are there? How?
- Are the main characters believable? Do you know anyone like them? Does the author adequately describe them?
- What do you like or dislike about the author’s writing style? That is, do you like the way the author uses words?
- Use concrete examples to back up your points, such as describing a scene that really moved you or using a couple of short quotes from the book.
- Don’t forget to include your opinion of the book, whether you liked or disliked it.
On a weekly basis, please access Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/beta/
– Username and password are your child’s name (there are exceptions, your child should know). If you have any time remanding please read the weekly update for activity suggestions.
Please see the class weekly update for information.
Please make sure your child reads daily. They need to bring their reading record into school each day.