Silver Star Class 2 Class

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.


SSC2

Sunday, 23rd September, 5:46 PM

Week Commencing 24th September 2018

We will send home spelling lists on a Thursday each week, please encourage your child to practise these spellings at home. They will be quizzed on how to spell each of the words the following 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 Fairy stories, and sequencing and retelling these.  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 clarifying words and sections of the text, to help our understanding. 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 pirates.

Others will be role playing , sequencing sentences to form short narratives, and beginning to use adjectives and the connectives and, because, so , or and but in sentences.

GPS:

Some will continue to learn about sentence types. Others will 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 continue to be on place value.  The children will look at this at various levels depending on their maths group. Children will be comparing and ordering numbers, as well as identifying the value of each digit in the number.

Science:

This week year 3 will learn about the famous palaeontologist, Mary Anning. Ask us what we have learnt about her.  For those children in mainstream, please check the class blog for Miro and Dali.

RE:

In our RE lesson we will be preparing for the Harvest Festival.

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.


SSC2

Monday, 11th June, 5:00 PM

Week commencing 11th June 2018

Reading: We will continue reading ‘Time Hunters- Viking Raiders’ by Chris Blake.. This week, we will be using our inference skills to suggest what characters may be thinking and feeling, using the text and pictures to explain our answers.

 

Writing: This week, we will continue our next big writing adventure mission about a mystery cave. We will use our learning from last week to write setting descriptions of a cave where a dragon lives. We will be using impressive vocabulary (WOW words), conjunctions and sentence openers. We will also improve story openings and explain the importance of effective story openings. Then we will do this with story endings.

 

Maths: Please look at your child’s mainstream class blog to find out what they are learning about in Maths this week.

 

Topic/DT: We will begin to explore design ideas for our Viking Longboats.

Science: Please see your child’s mainstream class blog to find out what they are learning in Science this week.

R.E: We will explore how and why Muslims celebrate Eid and Ramadan. 

Suggested Activities for Learning at Home

Remember to practise your spellings. Little and often is best.

Try to read at least five times a week. If possible share your book with an adult at least once or twice a week.

Practise your times tables(with corresponding division facts.) There are lots of great websites, such as www.topmarks.co.uk

Research Viking Longboats.


SSC2

Monday, 4th June, 5:12 PM

Week commencing 4th June 2018

Reading: We will continue reading  ‘Time Hunters, Viking Raiders’. This week we will identify vocabulary in the story which we find interesting and effective. We will explain why it is effective and try to use this vocabulary in sentences of our own. We will then practise using dictionaries to find the definitions of key vocabulary from the text.

 

Writing: This week, we will begin our next big writing adventure mission about a mystery cave. We will learn what a legend is and the purpose of a legend. Our task is to help Dr Ravenscroft to tell the story linked to the ancient paintings found inside the cave. We will spend lots of time reading and analysing model texts and will identify key vocabulary, conjunctions and sentence openers. We will use the wow words we find to write our own sentences to describe the cave paintings and events in the legend. We will also learn how and why authors structure their writing in paragraphs.

 

Maths: Please look at the blog for your child’s mainstream class to find out what they are doing in maths this week.

 

Topic/DT: We will begin our project on Viking Long Boats.

 

Science: Please check the blog for your child’s mainstream class to find out what they are learning in Science this week.


SSC2

Tuesday, 1st May, 4:22 PM

Week commencing 30th April 2018

Reading: We will read more of our class text, ‘Time Hunters’ and ask questions to help our understanding. Later in the week we will make a prediction about what might happen next. Then we will answer questions about the text to check our understanding of the story so far.

 

Writing: We will continue our writing adventures task about the gnomes who have abandoned their garden. We will practise converting evidence into speech using a range of synonyms for the word said.  Our Big Writing focus will be  a favourite place, or favourite holiday.

 

Maths : Please check your child’s mainstream class blog to find out what they are doing in Maths this week..

 

Topic: We will learn about how Vikings travelled, and explore what the different part of a Viking longboat were called.

 

Science: Please check your child’s mainstream class blog to find out what they are doing in Science this week..

Home-learning suggested activities

Help out in the kitchen, can you cut your sandwiches, pizza, cake, chocolate bar into different fractions? E.g. half, quarters, thirds, fifths, sixths etc.

Use the internet or non-fiction books to research the Vikingss and write down the interesting facts you find. Remember to share these with the rest of the class. J

Practise your individual sepellings.

Practise your maths by playing number games:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

Please read daily and complete your new book bingo.

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


SSC2 w/c 19.3.18

Monday, 19th March, 5:11 PM

wc. 19th March 2018

GPS:

This week we will learn about phrases and clauses.

Writing:

We will be creating our own characters using descriptive techniques to describe their personality and appearance. Then we will edit our descriptions so we can make improvements. 

Reading:

We will orally retell the story of Mama Panya’s Pancakes and answer some questions using our inference skills and evidence from the text. 

Maths:

Please look at your child’s mainstream class blog to see what they will be doing in maths this week.

DT:

We will be making our African tribal masks which we designed last week.

Science:

Please look at your child’s mainstream class blog to see what they will be doing in science this week.

Home-learning suggested activities

·         Re-read a traditional tale you already know well. Make a story map and then use this to retell the story orally to somebody at home.

·         Write a description of a character you know from your favourite story. Can you include details about their personality and their opinion?

·         Use the internet or non-fiction books to research an African landmark and write down the interesting facts you find. Remember to share these with the rest of the class. J

·         Practise your spellings.

·         Practise your maths by playing number games:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

·         Please read daily and complete your new book bingo.

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