Have you found any wonderful words that you want to share? If you have, just send them to me using the website. If you can tell me what they mean, that would be good; if you can use them in a sentence that would be great and if you can tell me if they are a verb, noun, adjective or adverb, that would be amazing!
This week is all about maps and you might have looked at making a map of the building in which you live and at where you live in relation to the places you know around you. Today is about exploring! Here is a map of Decoy park.
If you wanted you could use it to explore parts of the park you might not have been to before. Have you been along the red route?
The trick to using the map is to ORIENTATE it. (orientate means to get the map pointing in the same direction as the things on the ground.)
If you stand (safely!) at the top of the slipway, facing the lake where they put boats on and turn the map so the lake is in front of you, and the sports pitches are on the right, you will see which way you need to go to find the red route.
If you do decide to use it, you might bump into me down there, as I will be having a look around tomorrow to prepare some ideas for learning activities when we are able to get back together as a whole school and class.
Please keep doing your bug club. Reading is the most important skill we can develop as it allows us to get ideas from people we will never even meet. It is also a wonderful way to entertain ourselves as we can visit places, times and situations that we will never get to experience in real life.
Maths focus this week is reminding ourselves and keeping in practice with our calculating strategies. A set of straight forward calculation problems are here 2017 calculations. If you choose to use these, please do not treat these as an activity for your child to do on their own, be comfortable sitting and talking with them about how they would work out the answers, get them to think about what they already know, what models they could think about to help them and how they could represent the problem in pictures and if they can come up with a story for the problem. I’ve attached a sheet we use in school to help structure those conversations.maths conversation sheet.
I’ve also attached a photograph of the working wall where all the things we have learned to do was on display to prompt memories. Get your children to tell you what is shows them.
Please keep reading the letters we are sending out about our plans for reopening. We really want you to get in touch and tell us what you think and feel so we can make sure the plans are the best they can be.
Stay safe and stay happy and we will all be back together soon.
All the best