I can't believe that we have nearly completed our third week of the term - apologies for the late blog post. I have really enjoyed getting the know the children and we have been making great progress in all areas.
So far the children have consolidated their knowledge of place value, negative numbers, rounding, addition and subtraction in maths. This week we have covered long multiplication and next week we will move onto division, which means only one thing - times tables! The long summer holiday was lovely, but for many of the children it hasn't been good for their tables recall, so please can you help your child by reminding them to practice their tables at least 3 times a week - we test on Fridays.
In English they have written descriptions of Egyptian tombs and imagined they are tomb robbers, while this week they have learnt about Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter; they will be writing a newspaper report about the discovery next week.
In our topic work we have learnt about desert biomes and the plants and animals that are adapted to live in them, hieroglyphics and the building of the Great Pyramid.
As of next week though our Wednesday PE slot will be on Friday afternoon, I'm sorry that this means that the swimmers will miss this PE slot.
Please can you make sure the flu slip has been returned to school and that you have responded to the message about the Egyptian Day on the 3rd of October.
Sorry this is such a long post, with no pictures too. Next time I will include some examples of the children's work.