Silver Star Class 2 Class

SSC2 w.c 20.5.19

Sunday, 19th May, 9:29 PM

Reading:

This week in our reading sessions, we will continue reading The Tiger and the Wise Man. We will continue our focus on prediction, clarifying and inferring.

Writing

This week we will be focusing on editing our writing. We will also be learning how to use apostrophes in contractions and to show possession. Finally, we will end the week exploring terminology for grammar and punctuation.

Maths:

We will continue work on time. One group will consolidate their learning on reading time to the nearest minute. Another group will revise ’o’clock, and half past times, and learn quarter past and quarter to times.

If your child attends mainstream for maths, please check their mainstream class blog.

Science:

We will be learning about the three main functions of the skeleton.

If your child attends mainstream for Science, please check their mainstream class blog.

Computing

We will be using I Pads to video record our News Reports about Moon Man.

Art

We will be exploring Paisley patterns.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends.

Remember to encourage your child to take an active part in our new Book Bingo challenge.

Use a dictionary, or the internet, to check the meaning of any difficult words you come across when you are reading, or sharing books.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Practise telling the time on an analogue clock. Can you work out when it is time to; go to school, watch your favourite programme, have tea and go to bed?

Go to the library and borrow or read books about India, or use the internet to research  India (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

Try creating your own Paisley pattern.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


w.c 13.5.19

Sunday, 12th May, 9:14 PM

Reading:

This week in our reading sessions, we will be reading The Tiger and the Wise Man. One group will be focusing on prediction, and another group will be concentrating on clarifying and inferring.

Writing

We will continue work based on our text, Moon Man. This week we will be looking at myths which explain why the moon changes shape throughout the month, and then writing our own myth. We will also focus on proofreading and editing our work.

Maths:

One group will continue work on time, including telling the time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock, reading roman numerals on a clock face, and beginning to read digital clocks.

Another group will be continuing their work on position and direction, including turns and knowing that a quarter turn is a right angle, and describing and creating patterns using shape and turn.

If your child attends mainstream for maths, please check their mainstream class blog.

Science:

We will be learning the names of the bones in the skeleton.

If your child attends mainstream for Science, please check their mainstream class blog.

Topic:

We will continue to explore geographical language, and use it to label the parts of a river.

Art

We will continue to explore Indian Rangoli patterns.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends.

Use a dictionary, or the internet, to check the meaning of any difficult words you come across when you are reading, or sharing books.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Practise telling the time on an analogue clock. Can you work out when it is time to; go to school, watch your favourite programme, have tea and go to bed?

Go to the library and borrow or read books about India, or use the internet to research  India (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

Try creating your own Rangoli pattern.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


SSC w,c 6.5.19

Monday, 6th May, 9:55 PM

Reading:

This week in our reading sessions, we will be reading Indian traditional tales, and retelling them orally. In addition, some of us will be working on summarising texts, others will work on identifying words which capture the reader’s imagination, and others will work on learning and reciting simple poems.

Writing

We will continue work on our new text, Moon Man. We will role play being reporters and eye witnesses of Moon Man’s crash landing on Earth, in preparation for our main writing task- planning and writing a script for a news report.

Maths:

One group will begin work on time, including knowing the number of days in each month, year and leap year, the number of hours in a day and using vocabulary to describe different parts of the day, as well as telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock.

Another group will be continuing their work on position and direction, including turns and knowing that a quarter turn is a right angle.

If your child attends mainstream for maths, please check their mainstream class blog.

Science:

We will be comparing and grouping animals based on their skeletons.

Topic:

We will continue to explore geographical language, and use it to label the parts of a river.

Art

We will continue to explore Indian Rangoli patterns.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends.

Use a dictionary, or the internet, to check the meaning of any difficult words you come across when you are reading, or sharing books.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Practise telling the time on an analogue clock. Can you work out when it is time to; go to school, watch your favourite programme, have tea and go to bed?

Go to the library and borrow or read books about India, or use the internet to research the India (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

Try creating your own Rangoli pattern.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


SSC2 w.c. 29.4.19

Sunday, 28th April, 6:08 PM

Reading:

 Some of us will continue with our text “ Lord of the Jungle.” We will be working on discussing texts and clarifying what new words mean. Others will be continuing with “Tiger-Time for Stanley.” We will be working on answering questions and clarifying the meaning of tricky words.

Writing

We will continue work on our new text, Moon Man. Our writing will include using our best hand writing to publish our poems from last week, using hot seating and role play to explore the feelings and thought of characters and writing a diary entry.

Maths:

One group will be completing their work on fractions by ordering, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Another group will be beginning work on position and direction, including describing movement and turns.

If your child attends mainstream for maths, please check their mainstream class blog.

Science:

We will be comparing and grouping animals according to what type of diet they have.

Topic:

We will be exploring geographical language, and using it to label the parts of a river, and  locating and labelling The Ganges on a map of India.

RE

We will  be learning about the Hindu festival of Holi.

Art

We will begin to explore Indian Rangoli patterns.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends.

Use a dictionary, or the internet, to check the meaning of any difficult words you come across when you are reading, or sharing books.

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about India, or use the internet to research the India (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

Try creating your own Rangoli pattern.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


4.3.19

Monday, 4th March, 8:00 PM

SSC2 all enjoyed our trip to Michelham Priory and learnt lots about the Victorians.

Reading:

Some of us will learn what a theme is by focusing on topics which are covered in films, songs and stories. We will learn how to infer what the author would like us to learn from how the character speak and behave in the story. We will then choose vocabulary in a text which we find interest and explain why it is a good choice of vocabulary by the author.

Others will be focussing on prediction and inference skills, continuing our book The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.

Others will be concentrating on our blending and decoding skills, reading fluently with expression.

Writing:

We will begin the week by writing a recount of our trip to Michelham Priory.

For the rest of the week one group will continue to use our new class text ‘Jemmy Button’. This week we will write in role as characters from the text and complete speech bubbles to show what the characters might say to each other. We will then translate this into direct speech, using what we have previously learnt about speech punctuation. Next we will  form an argument for and against the main character, Jemmy, leaving the island. Then we will write a brief letter convincing Jemmy to stay or go. After this, we will respond to a letter as Jemmy to say whether we will leave the island or stay.

The other group will begin work on the text Leaf. They will be making predictions and inferences about the story based on the first illustration. They will ask questions about the main characters a group of animals. Later on they will be using non-fiction texts to research and write a factfile about polar bears.

Maths:

In SSC , one maths group  will learn how to measure accurately using the units millimetres, centimetres and metres. We will then learn how to convert between the different units of measure.

Another group will continue their work on data handling, using tally charts, bar charts and pictograms.

If your child attends mainstream for maths, please look at the blog for their mainstream class.

Science:

In SSC2 we will learn about magnets and how they work. We will sort a range of materials into magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

 

If your child attends mainstream for science, please look at the blog for their mainstream class.

 

PSHE:

We will learn about physical, mental and emotional health and how to look after ourselves.

RE

We will be finding out about the Hindu creation story.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Choose a couple of characters from your reading book. Can you write speech bubbles for the characters to show what they might say to each other? Can you try to convert the speech bubbles into direct speech and punctuate this correctly?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. Challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Go to the library and borrow or read books about the Victorians, or use the internet to research the Victorian era (don’t forget to get a grown up’s permission first!).

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


SSC2 Monday 5th November

Monday, 5th November, 4:34 PM

Reading:

Some children will continue reading our class text, ‘The Iron Man’ and will practise summarising the main parts of the text. Others will be focusing on making simple inferences based on pictures and then texts. Others will continue to practise their phonics and decoding skills through a range of activities including reading books, High Frequency words, and playing phonics games.

Writing:

We will be writing descriptive sentences using different word types. Some of us will also be focusing on the skills of editing and improving our work.

Maths:

Some of us will continue our work on subtraction using the column method , as well as estimating answers to calculations , and using the inverse operation to check answers to questions. Others will be looking at counting in 10s, and adding and subtracting 10 and multiples of 10 from any 2 digit number. If your child goes to mainstream for maths, please check their mainstream class blog.

Science:

We will continue our topic on light and will be investigating which materials are the best at reflecting light. If your child goes to mainstream for science, please check their mainstream class blog.

PSHE:

We will be exploring ‘lost and found’ stories, and discussing what to do to keep safe if we get lost.

Spanish:

We will learn how to ask someone their name, and how to tell someone our name. We will then have simple conversations where we greet people and ask them their names.

Music:

We will continue our work from last week using the rhythm patterns from Stone Age topic words to create simple rhythmic compositions. We will then notate this using crotchet and quaver stick notation.

Home-learning suggested activities:

Practise writing sentences including a preposition, power opener, connective and adjectives to describe the nouns. Read your sentences out loud to check they make sense. Edit them carefully to make sure they have a capital letter and the correct punctuation. Can you write a question or use an exclamation mark?

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Practise your maths by playing number games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction


Monday 8th October 2018

Monday, 8th October, 9:18 PM


Reading:

Some will continue to tread our text, ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Our main focus is making links. While reading the text we will stop to discuss how we can make links with books or films we have read or seen before as well as life experiences which link to parts of the text.  Others will begin working on simple inference.

 

Writing:

This week some of us will be looking at poetry, and exploring rhyme and alliteration.

Others will be writing messages, writing a recipe, and labelling pictures with nouns and adjectives.

  

Maths:

We will continue our unit on addition and subtraction.

 

Science:

This week Yr 3 will investigate the properties of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. We will test their permeability, density and durability.. For other years, please check their mainstream class Blog.

 

RE:

This week we will be looking at The Sikh place of worship, the Gurdwara.

Topic:

We will understand what Skara Brae is and why its discovery is of historical importance. 

 

 

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Practise the weekly spellings; ask someone to quiz you to see if you can remember how to spell the words.

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends. You could try to use your new hand signals when having conversations to agree, build on or challenge thoughts or opinions.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.


Week Commencing 1st October 2018

Monday, 1st October, 9:33 PM

We hope your child has had a chance to practise their home spelling list. Remember that little and often is the best way- 5minutes a day is better than trying to cram on a Wednesday night! They will be quizzed on how to spell each of the words on Thursday.

Reading:

Children will be working in groups for reading. Please ask your child about the reading they are doing.

Some children will be focusing on reading games, like matching pictures to sentences, and word Bingo.  They will read to a member of staff every day, as part of their group.

Others will continue with the text The Iron Man. This week we are focusing on asking and answering questions, such as who, what, when, where, why and how. We will continue to use our learning behaviours and sentence stems to help us structure our conversations when working in pairs or in small groups.

Writing:

 Some children will be writing non chronological reports about dogs, and looking at poetry..

Others will be using capital letters for proper nouns(people and places) , continuing to join two simple sentences with the connectives and, because, so, or, but, and identifying the main features of a newspaper article.

GPS:

Some will be creating more complex sentences using coordinating conjunctions. Our focus will be on using for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Others will continue to look at full stops, question marks and exclamation marks; others will look at capital and lower case letters.

Maths:

The Maths focus this week will to be on addition and subtraction.  The children will look at this at various levels depending on their maths group.  

Science:

This week year 3 will learn that soils are made up of rocks and organic matter, and will investigate the permeability of different soils.  For those children in mainstream, please check the class blog for Miro and Dali.

RE:

In our RE lesson we will continue to prepare for the Harvest Festival.

Topic:

We will learn about prehistoric food and find out how historians and archaeologists discovered what food was eaten in the Stone Age period by looking at sources which explain what was found and when.

 

Home-learning suggested activities:

Please read daily and discuss the books with family and friends.

Regularly practise your times tables in order and out of order. You could challenge yourself to learn the division facts too.

Remember to practise your spellings. They will be checked weekly on a Thursday.