It’s Monday and that means new homework!

Every week I expect pupils to take home their reading to read every evening. They are asked to write in their homework diaries which pages to read.

Each week the children receive a “Spelling Seasons” handout. They are to write their spelling words on the back to reference at home. They also to choose at least one activity from each Season to complete and colour in. Parents, make sure you sign the box at the bottom when the spelling homework is finished. Please make sure Spelling Homework is completed and handed in by Friday.

Now that the school year is almost done, the blog is finally up! Better late than never, I suppose.

This term we have been very busy. Primary 4 met their new teacher – me – Mrs. Westacott. They have been fantastic at helping me settle into the school and class, showing me where things are, and keeping me right. They have fallen seamlessly into our routine and have shown me their ability to work hard.

In Reading, the children use Book Detectives to think more critically about what they’re reading. We meet together to have reading meetings to discuss our books and complete Book Detectives tasks.

In Numeracy this term, we have focussed on directions and co-ordinate grid systems. The children enjoyed finding objects at coordinate points, using maps, instructing each other using directional language, and creating pictures on co-ordinate planes.

The children are also working hard at their times tables. They are sometimes tricky, but they are working hard to learn them by using games, working out problems on whiteboards, reciting skip counting, and playing whole class games with me. Their new favourite game is called Two Hands. To play this game, all you need is one person to play with and both of your hands!

Here’s how to play:

Both players say “1, 2, 3, Go!” On “Go!” show a number on your fingers. The first player to multiply their number by the other player’s number gets a point. The first player with 20 points is the winner!

The class loves playing this game in partners and against me. So far, they haven’t been able to beat me, but with the progress they’re making, it won’t be long before they do!

To help with your child’s continued progress with learning their multiplication tables, you can play games together, use this site, or even this site.

Happy Friday!