Spelling, punctuation and grammar.

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This week in our SPAG sessions we have been learning about conjunctions. This fabulous can help you practice using them! Which ones can you use correctly?

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Online Homework Page Update

My Maths

How to access

MyMaths Go to http://www.mymaths.co.uk and login at the top of the page with the school’s username and password. On the next page your child should enter their personal username and password in the My Portal box. MyMaths will then remember who they are and automatically log them in to the tasks.

Login Details

The school username is: phill

The school password is: homework

Your personal username is: Was sent home on a letter.

Your personal password is: Was sent home on a letter.

If your child has been set a task by us it will appear in the Homework area. There is a link to the lesson if they want to revise first, and a link to the homework itself. When your child completes both pages of an Online Homework the scores will be saved to the database. We will be able to see how well they did and leave feedback. If a green star appears next to a topic, they have good skills in that area. If an amber star appears they still have some difficulties. If a red star appears they need to go back and relearn the topic. Get them to try the lesson again or ask us for extra help.

If you want to work with your child, an effective strategy is to pretend that you have forgotten how to do something and ask them to show you how. Putting your child in the position of “teacher” is good for their confidence and gets them to talk about their thinking. If you have any questions on using MyMaths at home, visit our dedicated support site. You can access this at any time by clicking Help at the top of the screen.

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Sedimentary Rock

Today in Science we made ‘sedimentary rock’ sandwiches. We learned how sedimentary rock was made and had a go at replicating that by pretending that the things we added to our sandwich were different layers or the rock.

 

Testing Rocks!

In science, this term, we are looking at rocks.  This week, we have tested rocks to find out if they are porous, how hard they are, whether they flat or sink and whether they are affected by vinegar.

We also used

testing rocks

to check our results and to find out about how rocks split as we were not able to try this for ourselves.

The children were very excited to find out that one type of rock does float!  Another types of rock fizzes when vinegar is placed on it.

Over the next few weeks, we will be discovering how rocks were made, how fossils were made and how soil is made.

Spellings – test 9.10.17

Rule: The prefixes mis

The prefix mis- normally means badly or incorrectly
e.g. mis + spell = misspell

1.disbelief

2.disappear

3.mislead

4.mistreat

5.misplace

6.misunderstand

7.mishear

8.hour

9.people

10.half

Some children have these spellings…

  1. green
  2. end
  3. than
  4. best
  5. better
  6. coming
  7. he’s
  8. hour
  9. people
  10. half

Handwriting

Lots of the children have been working hard on their handwriting. These excellent videos demonstrate the correct formation. They are great to watch and practise.

This group of letters are called the Jumper Family and they all begin with a downward pull towards the line we are writing on.

The letters in this family are:

h  b  r  n  m  p

Remember that ‘b’ has no flick because when the pencil lands on the line we pull back and ‘hug the tree’.

In this letter family we use a pulling action to start every letter. It is important to remember that every letter must sit on the line – reinforce the word ‘bump’ when the pencil hits the line.

The letters in this family are:

c, a, d, g, q, o and s.

Although the letter ‘d’ looks tall it begins with the pull motion as we start with the letter ‘c’.

 

The letter ‘e’.

This is a special letter as it is the only letter of the alphabet formed in this way.

It has a unique starting starting point and the children need to understand that when they pull around the bottom of the letter must touch the line.

This group of letters are made by starting with a downward pull toward the line.

The letters in this family are l,t,i and u.

Saying the rhymes as the letters are formed helps your child to remember the shape and gives rhythm to their writing.

This family of letters is called The Fisher Family.

The letters in this group are y, j, f and g.

The pull motion in these letters is important so that the children understand the difference between the pulling tails of this family and the quick flick of the ‘q’.

Watch the video below to practise this formation.

This family of letters is called The Slider Family.

The letters in this group are k, v,w,x and z.

The children need to look carefully at the formation of these letters as it is important that the angle of the slide is consistent and that they sit neatly on the line.

Watch the video below to practise these letters.