Dali Class

WB 4.12.17

Monday, 4th December, 4:52 PM

WB 4.12.17

Our Christmas performances are very soon so please make sure lines are being rehearsed at home! The children need to know these off by heart now!

Please bring costumes/outfits in to school as soon as possible (including for singers) and please come and let us know if you have any questions or issues regarding costumes.

English

 

Writing: Using all of our Mayan research from the past few weeks, we will spend our writing sessions this week, drafting and writing a non-chronological report on The Mayans.

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 28-30 of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (the end of the story!). We will be thinking back to what has happened throughout the book and try to remember the order of the events. This will help us understand the journey throughout the story and how it developed to interest the reader.

GPS: We will learn about parenthesis (adding extra information to sentences with brackets, dashes and commas). We will be encouraged to use these in our Non-Chronological Reports about the Mayans to improve our writing.

 

Maths

Our topic of Multiplication and Division will continue and this week the focus will be on division. We will be recapping our understanding of division and practising to use some strategies for division such as chunking.

Home learning opportunities

·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

·         Tell and show your parents the multiplication and division methods you have been using in maths this week (and last week). Can you ‘teach’ them how to do it?

·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.

·         Research some more facts about The Mayans and use interesting sentence openers to write these facts in your own words –bring these in to help you with your writing!

 

 

 


Week commencing 27.11.17

Monday, 27th November, 5:32 PM

WB 27.11.17

Our Christmas performances are very soon so please make sure lines are being rehearsed at home! The children need to know these off by heart now!

Please bring costumes/outfits in to school as soon as possible (including for singers) and please come and let us know if you have any questions or issues regarding costumes.

 

English

 

Writing: Using all of our Mayan research from the past 2 weeks, we will spend our writing sessions this week, planning and drafting a non-chronological report on The Mayans. We will look at other examples of non-chronological reports to remind ourselves of the features of non-chronological reports (e.g. headings, subheadings, pictures, captions and paragraphs).

 

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 26 and 27 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We will take on the role of a character and take part in some hot seating where other children will ask us questions which we will need to answer in role. This will help us to practise our inference skills (using clues from the text to work out how a character is feeling, what they are thinking and what their motives are).

 

GPS: We will learn some useful sentence openers that we could use in our non-chronological reports and practise using these to write facts about The Mayans.

 

Maths

Our topic of Multiplication and Division will continue and this week the focus will be on multiplication. We will be moving onto some written methods of multiplication such as the grid method and short or long multiplication (for multiplying larger numbers). We may also practise answering word problems involving multiplication.

 

Spanish

We will be learning how to read and write dates in Spanish (including our birthdays).

 

Home learning opportunities

  • ·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • ·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).
  • ·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • ·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • ·         Tell and show your parents the multiplication and division methods you have been using in maths this week (and last week). Can you ‘teach’ them how to do it?
  • ·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.
  • ·         Research some more facts about The Mayans and use interesting sentence openers to write these facts in your own words –bring these in to help you with your writing!

Week beginning 20th November 2017

Sunday, 19th November, 5:01 PM

wb 20.11.17

After some fabulous auditions, actors and actresses have been chosen and lines have been sent out for our Christmas production. We will be sending out slips soon with details of what the children will need to wear for their Christmas production (including for the singers).

English

Writing

Last week, the children received a letter from the Natural History Museum asking them to research the Mayans for a new exhibition. The children have already found out lots of information and we will continue to find out more this week to help us write an informative and interesting non-chronological report on the Mayans including their daily lives, beliefs and the important role they played in the history of chocolate!

In GPS we will be learning what modal verbs are and will practise using these accurately in sentences.

Reading

We will continue to read Charlie and the Chocolate factory (Chapters 22-25). We will discuss any new vocabulary that we come across to help us understand what we are reading and we will try to use this new vocabulary in our own sentences. We will form and share our own opinions of characters from the story and learn about the difference between fact and opinion.

 

Maths

We will continue with our topic of Multiplication and Division. We will focus on mental multiplication and division and practise and discuss different strategies. Our lessons will also include times table practise.

 

Science

Our focus this week will be on the water cycle. We will learn about the processes involved such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation.

 

Art

This week, we will continue our focus on illustrators and Quentin Blake and begin creating some Quentin Blake style illustrations of our own.

 


Spanish

Using our knowledge of the days of the week and months of the year and numbers, we will be learning how to say and write dates including birthdays.

 

Music

We will continue to learn our songs for our Christmas production!

 

Home learning opportunities

  • ·         Learn and practise some of the spellings from the spelling lists (from your home learning book).
  • ·         Read, read, read – and record your points in your blue Book Bingo score card.
  • ·         Practise your times tables (the ones that you don’t know!) including the related division facts e.g. 3 x 4 = 12, 12 ÷ 3 = 4.
  • ·         Use the internet or books to research more about The Mayans and bring into school to help with your English work!
  • ·         Tell your family about the water cycle and the processes that are involved (e.g. evaporation).
  • ·         Revise the numbers, days and months in Spanish and practise saying and writing your birthday.
  • ·         Create an illustration of a Roald Dahl character.

Week beginning 13.11.17

Monday, 13th November, 5:29 PM

WB 13.11.17

 

English

 

Writing: This week, we received a letter from the Natural History Museum inviting the children to research about The Mayans.  The children will be using secondary sources to find out information about the Mayans and will be reporting back to the museum.

 

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 17-21 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We are learning to use intonation, tone and volume to perform the Violet Beauregarde poem from the book.

 

Spelling: We are now settled well into our new spelling groups. In our spelling groups we will learn different spelling rules to help us spell new words and learn strategies for supporting our spelling.


Maths

In maths this week, we will be learning how to multiply by 10, 100 and 1000.  Alongside this, we will be finding factors of numbers and learning strategies for mental multiplication.

Science

This week, we will be making a ‘Separating Materials’ non-fiction page.  Children will use their learning from the last few weeks to draw diagrams and write explanations for how to separate materials such as: sand and water, sugar and water and salt and water.  They will have to decide what methods would be good to separate the materials.  For example by filtering, evaporating and sieving.

Computing

We will continue to create our games using Scratch. We will all be learning different skills, depending on what our game involves and we will work hard to overcome challenges we face in our coding and also to ‘debug’ our codes to correct errors.


Home learning opportunities

·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

·         Read Charlie and Chocolate Factory and make a glossary of unfamiliar words so that you can learn what they mean.

·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

·         Can you find some powerful adjectives to create a fantastic expanded noun phrase that you could use in your writing this week?

·         Visit the Scratch website – can you practise your coding to help you in your computing lessons?

·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.

·         Set up a reversible change experiment – can you create a mixture or solution and find ways to separate your materials out again? E.g. How could you recover the sugar from a sugary water solution?

 

 


WB 6.11.17

Monday, 6th November, 5:14 PM

WB 6.11.17

 

English

 

Writing: This week, we are starting to write our setting description about ‘The Chocolate Room’ in Charlie the Chocolate Factory. We are being encouraged to use similes, powerful adjectives and expanded noun phrases.

 

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 14, 15 and 16 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and looking into how the Oompaloompas are described in the text. We will be comparing their home in Loompa Land and the factory, thinking about which one they would prefer to live in and why. This will involve thinking about how to write our answers in full sentences, and explaining our thinking.

 

Spelling: We are now settled well into our new spelling groups. In our spelling groups we will learn different spelling rules to help us spell new words and learn strategies for supporting our spelling.

Maths

In maths this week, we will be using our new learning of column subtraction and addition and applying them to word problems. The children will be encouraged to use what they learnt last week such as counting on when needed, column method and using inverse to check their answers if they are unsure.

Science

We will continue to learn about reversible changes this week, and how we can recover materials from a mixture. For example: how can we separate the pebbles from sand? What equipment can we use to separate them?

 

Computing

We will continue to create our games using Scratch. We will all be learning different skills, depending on what our game involves and we will work hard to overcome challenges we face in our coding and also to ‘debug’ our codes to correct errors.

Home learning opportunities

·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

·         Can you find some powerful adjectives to create a fantastic expanded noun phrase that you could use in your writing this week?

·         Visit the Scratch website – can you practise your coding to help you in your computing lessons?

·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.

·         Set up a reversible change experiment – can you create a mixture or solution and find ways to separate your materials out again? E.g. How could you recover the sugar from a sugary water solution?

 

 


Week commencing 30.10.17

Monday, 30th October, 5:00 PM

WB 30.11.17

Don’t forget to bring your letter back for our ‘Sugar shocker workshop’!

Also, please remind your child to bring their PE kits and water bottles back into school J

English

Writing: This week, we are continuing to develop rich, exciting vocabulary to describe our chocolate rooms including powerful adjectives, similes and expanded noun phrases. We will also learn about using paragraphs and using cohesion effectively to link our paragraphs together.

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 11-13 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and we will be looking at Roald Dahl’s use of figurative language such as similes. One example of this is: ‘They were as shriveled as prunes, and as a bony as skeletons.’ We will discuss the impact of language like this on the reader and write some figurative language of our own.

Spelling: We are now settled well into our new spelling groups. In our spelling groups we will learn different spelling rules to help us spell new words and learn strategies for supporting our spelling.

Maths: In maths this week, we will begin with mental subtraction, using counting back, or counting on to find the difference. Then, we will learn to subtract larger numbers using column subtraction. As well as this, we will learn how to use the inverse operation (addition) to check the answers to subtractions.

Science: We will continue to learn about reversible changes this week, and how we can recover materials from a solution in which they have been dissolved. For example: how can we separate salt from a salt water solution? And how can we separate sand from a mixture of sand and water? We will also discuss the difference between a solution and a mixture.

Computing: We will continue to create our games using Scratch. We will all be learning different skills, depending on what our game involves and we will work hard to overcome challenges we face in our coding and also to ‘debug’ our codes to correct errors.

 

Home learning opportunities

·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

·         Write a descriptive paragraph about your favourite place. Can you include powerful adjectives (consider using a thesaurus), similes and expanded noun phrases? Remember to use all 5 senses!

·         Visit the Scratch website – can you practise your coding to help you in your computing lessons?

·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.

·         Set up a reversible change experiment – can you create a mixture or solution and find ways to separate your materials out again? E.g. How could you recover the sugar from a sugary water solution?


Week beginning 16.10.17

Monday, 16th October, 4:39 PM

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There are still some children who do not have a water bottle in school. Every child in school must have a water bottle in their classroom. In Monet class we had a bad case of children being off sick due to the bugs.  Therefore, we are trying to avoid the children using cups in case they share them which spread germs.

Children must have their PE Kits in school on a Wednesday and Friday in Monet Class. Girls with long hair must always have their hair tied up in school, especially if they are doing PE. Children must be able to remove their own earrings, if not take them out before school. If they are newly pierced, please bring your own tape to cover them. Children cannot take part in PE with earrings in.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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English

Writing: This week, we are looking at the chocolate room from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.  We will be building vocabulary banks together to enable us to write a setting description.

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 7-10 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We will discuss and evaluate how authors use language and the impact of this language on the reader.

Spelling: We will be continuing our spelling groups this week and learning the common skills and rules to help us in our writing.


Maths: In maths this week, we will start by learning a range of strategies for mental addition.  We will be moving on to using column addition for larger numbers.  Lastly, we will be practising rounding to check our answers.


Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. This week, we will be learning about reversible changes such as freezing and melting.


Computing: We will begin a new unit of work in computing called ‘We are game developers’ where we will be developing an interactive game using Scratch.

 

Home learning opportunities

·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

o   Perhaps practise your 3 and 4 (and 10s if you still don’t know them!) times tables as it would help you in CLIC maths!

·         Choose your favourite toy or game and write an advertisement to persuade others to buy it.

·         Explore reversible changes.


Week beginning 9.10.17

Monday, 9th October, 4:30 PM

Wb 9.10.17

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Children must have their PE Kits in school on a Tuesday and Thursday in Dali Class. Girls with long hair must always have their hair tied up in school, especially if they are doing PE. Children must be able to remove their own earrings, if not take them out before school. If they are newly pierced, please bring your own tape to cover them. Children cannot take part in PE with earrings in.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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English

Writing: Using the persuasive language which we created last week (such as hyperboles (exaggeration), rhetorical questions and expanded noun phrases), we will be finishing and editing our advertisements to persuade people to buy our chocolate bar inventions. We are also going to be responding to feedback on our extended writes from last week.

Reading: This week, we will read chapter 6 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and discussing the character ‘Augustus Gloop’. We will discuss vocabulary and then make comparisons between characters with evidence from the text.

Spelling: We will begin our spelling groups this week and learning the common skills and rules to help us in our writing.

 

Maths: In maths this week, we will start to read and write Roman Numerals. This will also involve applying our new learning to word problems – we are practising using parts of the question to write our answers. Later in the week, we will be practising ordering large numbers.


Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. This week, we will be learning about irreversible changes such as frying an egg.

Computing: We will begin a new unit of work in computing called ‘We are game developers’ where we will be developing an interactive game using Scratch.


DT: We will be finishing our chocolate bar packaging and evaluating our designs.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • ·         Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • ·         Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!)
  • ·         Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • ·         Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • Perhaps practise your 3 and 4 (and 10s if you still don’t know them!) times tables as it would help you in CLIC maths!
  • ·         Choose your favourite toy or game and write an advertisement to persuade others to buy it.