This week has gone very quickly and the children have been working so hard. In Literacy, we have been using fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, subordinating conjunctions and prepositions in our writing. The children have been writing about Henry VIII and his six wives as well as Tudor heraldry. I have been really impressed with their efforts and the ownership they are starting to take with their writing.
In Maths, we have finished our unit on length and perimeter. The children have been calculating the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes this week. They have had to apply their knowledge of finding equivalents between millimetres and centimetres too as an extra challenge. This week, we have sent home times tables mats to help the children learn their tables. They also have the opportunity to take home copies of the challenges that we do in class to help them practise their tables.
As part of our topic work on the Tudors, the children have been looking at Tudor heraldry and have been designing their own coats of arms and shields. We looked at examples and then the children created their own version. It has been fantastic to see how much the children are enjoying this topic and the extra work that they have been doing at home too!
Spellings have gone out today for next Friday’s test. They can be found on the class information pages. Children have a free-choice reader book and their own AR book to read over the course of the week too.
Thanks for your support and enjoy the weekend!
Mrs Brunyard and Mrs Martin