Igneous Rock

Yesterday we melted chocolate to show how igneous rock is made. We melted the chocolate to represent the lava and poured it onto  grease proof paper to then cool and form ‘igneous rock’. This really helped the children to understand how it is made.

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Column Addition with carrying.

This week during maths we have been learning how to use the column addition method. Please watch this video and use it to help your child to practise more at home.

Thank you for your support. There are also some My Maths column addition support activities too.

Now your child has practiced addition in columns without carrying, they are ready to understand why the ten needs to be carried across to the tens column.

Explain that any number greater than 9 can not be written in the units column. They will need to partition the number into tens and units and write the additional ten below the tens column ready to be added. Again reinforce that we always begin with the units column.

If they cross out the additional ten when adding,  it will encourage fewer mistakes when adding mentally.

Watch the clip below to practice with your child.

Spellings for test 31.10.17

This weeks spellings are revision of all the rules we have been practising so far and include lots of our key words

  1. went
  2. with
  3. they
  4. crystal
  5. typical
  6. disagree
  7. mistreat
  8. break
  9. because
  10. people

Some children have different spellings…

  1. went
  2. with
  3. they
  4. took
  5. play
  6. take
  7. which
  8. break
  9. because
  10. people

Look, Cover, Write and Check – spelling practice.

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This link will take you to an excellent website which the children can use to help practise their spellings. You can use the lists given or add in your own words by clicking on the word and then typing your own in. This is great for key words like ‘they’ that are often used but misspelt or for their weekly spellings lists. Happy practising!

My Maths

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Today I sent out a reminder password. Thank you so much to all the children who have been on my maths. I have also set some new tasks as a couple of children have finished them all! If you are having trouble accessing at home let us know and we can see if we can help. Thank you for your continued support.

Spellings for test 16.10.17

Rule: The prefixes in-, ir-, im-, and il

The prefix in- is used to mean ‘not’
When you add in- to a root word, you do not change the spelling of the root word. Sometimes you do have to change the spelling of in.

If you add in- to a root word beginning with l, in becomes il-.
Legal = illegal

If you add in- to a root word beginning with m or p in becomes im-.
Patient = impatient, mobile = immobile

If you add in- to a root word beginning with r in- becomes ir-.
Responsible = irresponsible

disbelief

misplace

inactive

incorrect

illegal

impossible

irresponsible

immobile

should

whole

Some children have these spellings…

  1. long
  2. things
  3. new
  4. after
  5. wanted
  6. everyone
  7. play
  8. take
  9. should
  10. whole