St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Cherry Class

 

This is Cherry class's webpage. Our class teacher is Mrs Chaney.

 Our web page shows what we are learning about at school, our class news and some useful links to websites which you might like to use at home.

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link: @stmarysyatepri

 

In Class we are learning...

Cross-Curricular Theme  

 

This term our theme is:

Out of the ashes

We will be learning about the Great fire of London through these key questions:

What happened in the Great Fire of London?

How do we know about the Great Fire of London?

Why did the fire spread so quickly?

How are houses different now to 1666?

How was London Rebuilt?

What impact did it have on shaping the London which we have today?

How has firefighting changed since 1666?

 ICT

 

 Impact on Technology (Term 5)

  • Recognise where technology is used at home and at school.
  • Know that there is a range of technology used at home and at school.
  • Describe some of the benefits with using technology at home and school.
  • Identify parts of a computer and what they are for.
  • Describe some of the dangers of using technology.
  • Know how the use of technology at home and at school have changed over time.
  • Know about the types of technology that can be used to communicate.

 

 Religious Education

 

Value  Responsibility

Homework

Please follow the link to this week's homework                                                      

 Literacy - 

 

 

 

This term children will be using the story The day the crayons quit by Oliver Jeffers.  Children will be working on using conjunctions and adjectives in their writing. 

 

 

Here are some websites with sentence and word games that children can play at home: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - Spellings games

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places).

http://languagearts.k12flash.com/index.html - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your childs language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words

Reading and spellings

We would really appreciate it if all children could practise reading and spelling the high frequency words (which can be found HERE).

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers.

click here to see the spellings page. -

If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library/Index/?AgeGroup=4. Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.

 

 Numeracy

 

There are some activities which link to what we are studying next week on the my maths website.  


We would ask that you please practise number bonds to 10 and 20 at home with your child.  You can find a sheet explaining what number bonds are HERE as well as a number bond rhyme which may help in learning the pairs HERE.  It is important that children learn these, as they will be useful for children when they begin adding and subtracting mentally.  Once your child knows them and can recite them quickly, they could also practise adding single digit numbers to two digit numbers.

Here are some useful websites for practicing known facts at home, if you use other websites that your child enjoys and you think others would like it too, email me the link and I will post it here (katie.bean@southglos.gov.uk):

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/fun-activities/ - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/numbers/chi.shtml - Good for addition and subtraction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/ - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables.

http://www.mathplayground.com/ - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ -Lots of activities for different areas of maths.

http://www.skillstrainer.co.uk/ - You need to register for this site but it is free. There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction.

http://uk.ixl.com/math/years - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage7.shtml (Keyboard Typing)

 

Other news

Our Class PE sessions will be taking place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Friday will be indoor PE with the class teacher and Wednesday will be outside with Bristol Rugby. It is really important that the children have the correct PE kit, including some long jogging bottoms and a jumper (not their school jumper) due to the cold weather. Please ensure that your children are not wearing earrings on PE days. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, please provide surgical tape to cover them. Long hair should always be tied back. Please make sure your children have the correct kit. Thank you.

 

 

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link: @stmarysyatepri