Spring Term Topic
Where does the river flow?
We are looking forward to learning about rivers and their importance within our environment.
All pupils enjoyed their learning on the Anglo Saxons. Throughout the half term, they were able to use a variety of different historical sources to try and establish who was buried at Sutton Hoo. If you would like to find out further details about this site, then we recommend you to visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo
Anglos Saxon work by KS2
Jewellery designs made from clay
Jewellery designs created using an online sketch book
To help our learning of multiplication facts, I have set the class new targets.
Children will demonstrate their understanding of times tables facts by completing 1 minute tables (ideally one table per week). They will answer 12 questions in 60 seconds. This works out as 5 seconds per question, which is considered quick recall.
They will start on x2, and move through the facts systematically. If they score 12/12 they will move up to the next table (see below the expected progression).
x2, x5, x 10, x3, x4, x8, x11, x6, x7, x9, x12
Children should know x2, x5, x10 facts in Year 2 and x3, x4, x8 facts in Year 3, so for many children they are consolidating. By Year 4 children should know all the times tables facts up to 12 x 12. Your child will tell you which times table they need to practise. If your child is struggling, please use the attached sheets to help them practise at home.
Fluency of times tables is really important. Year 4 children will be assessed with a new test called the MTC (Multiplication Test Check), which we will trial in the summer term. More information on this will follow.
Helping at Home
Many parents are keen to know how they can help their child at home. I have put together some handouts that have some tips and some suggested websites that you and your child can look at at home.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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