This week in maths we practised rounding numbers to different levels of accuracy (nearest 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 etc.) and deepened our understanding of negative numbers. Next week, we’ll recap addition and subtraction of large numbers, before moving on to problem solving.
In literacy we looked at the use of subordinate clauses to write complex sentences and the children wrote a diary entry linked to The Arrival (see previous posts). The children have a set of 10 spellings to learn each week – generally, these will be drawn from the statutory list of spellings for Years 5 and 6 specified in the National Curriculum: Year 5 and 6 spelling list The weekly spellings will be on the blog each week (see tabs at the top of the homepage).
We are spending a lot of time on reading comprehension this year, starting by working through The Silver Sword. This has meant that there is less time in class for independent reading. We’re concerned that this does not have the unintended effect of reducing independent reading for pleasure and so we are going to experiment with 10 minutes of reading at the end of independent learning each morning. It would be great if you could help remind the children to bring the novel they are reading to and from school every day. The Library Bus opens on Monday and all the books in the Rosendale Book Club will be available to be borrowed: www.rosendalebookclub.com
Have a good weekend