Today we passed around two apples. One of the apples we said nice things to and one we said unkind things to. The children were astonished after I cut into the apples and the appearance of the apple that we were kind to was that of a normal apple. However the apple we were unkind to was bruised. I asked the children if we all say sorry to the bruised apple would it change back? They knew it would not! I asked the children to think about this when they say unkind things to others, as this like the apple can’t be taken back.
I have set some more activities on My Maths for you to continue learning at home. There are some more multiplication activities to help with this week’s learning.
Today we learned about how light was reflected off surfaces. This game can help you investigate this using torches and mirrors. I wonder if you can make the torch light all of the objects using the mirrors.
This song is very catchy and helps the children to learn their tables easily. Enjoy!
This week’s maths is all about multiplication and the children should know their 3 times tables. Please practice at home so that the children feel more confident in the lessons.
The children need to learn their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of the year! The more confident they are with their times tables the easier they will find lots of other areas of maths.
There are a number of good apps that can be used to practise. Here are a few:
Hit The Button – Click on the picture to take you to a link for this game which can be played on any apple or android device as well as a desktop or laptop.
Ten Minute a Day Times Table App – Click the picture to take you to a download link. This app is free to download on an android device and has a fun race car theme.
My Times Tables – This app is free to download on apple devices.
It is good to know of a variety because then the children can choose which they play.
Due to the children doing tests in wc 20.11.17. They have 2 weeks to practise before the next spelling test. The children will however still be doing spellings as part of their test week.
Rule: The prefixes anti – and auto-
A prefix is a group of letters added to the start of a root word. The prefix anti- is used to mean against. The prefix auto- is used to mean self or own.
Some children have other spellings…