Hello and welcome to Rabbits Class page.
An outline of our day;
8:50 - 9:15: Times tables/ Reading
9:15 - 10:30: Maths
10:30 - 10:45: Playtime
10:45 - 12:00: GPS ( Grammar, punctuation and spelling) followed by Literacy
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
PM - Foundation subjects - History, Geography, Computing, PE, Art, Music, RE
PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays.
By the start of Key Stage 2 most children will have taken on the majority of the skills required for reading during their infant years. Once a child can read a text fluently it becomes more important to check they have understood the text and begun to take on the nuances of meaning.
To help your child at this stage, still read with them and encourage them to read to you, but also let them read in depth and then ask what the book was about and explore ideas from it with them. Here are some ideas and questions to help you;
What do you think is happening here? Why do you think that is happening?
What happened in the story?
What might this mean?
Through whose eyes is the story told?
Which part of the story best describes the setting?
What words and / or phrases do this?
What part of the story do you like best? Why?
What makes you think that?
Which words give you that impression?
How do you feel about…?
Can you explain why…?
I wonder why the writer decided to…?
What do these words mean and why do you think the author chose them?
Has the author used adjectives to make this character funny?
Why did the author choose this setting?
The skills continue to be taught in school and the opportunity to practice these as regularly as possible at home, is very important.
We are revising and learning MORE times tables.
Children in Year 3, please can you carry on with your 2 x, 5 x , 10x and 3 x tables and start to learn your 4 and 8 times tables.
Children in Year 4, can you continue to practice all of those and can you also learn your 6x, 7x and 9x tables.
There are lots and lots of good websites you can use to help, I like this one!
As part of our Stone Age History topic, we are reading Stig Of The Dump. In Literacy we have written diary entries as though we are the main character, Barney. We will soon be moving on to writing our own chapters....watch this space!