Cyprus and Ithaca Blog: Week Beginning:  11.6.18  

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,

We hope you have had a lovely weekend.   

In Literacy we will be continuing our learning on historical narratives and stories. This week we will be editing our stories and focusing on vocabulary using story language to finalise our draft stories based in Ancient Greece. We will also present our stories to the class and focus on using intonation and expression within reading when presenting aloud to an audience.  

In Numeracy we will be learning about describing movements between positions as translations using co-ordinates and shapes. We will also be focusing on solving measuring problems and conversions mentally.

In topic this week we will be learning about: Who were the Greek Gods and Goddesses?  

Your home learning challenge this week is to think about the future and if you were famous what would you be famous for and why. What would you do? You then need to choose either one of the following below and write either: 

  • An account of what you would like to be famous for and why?
  • A diary entry as if you are already famous explaining how you are feeling, what you are famous for and why. What do you have to do?

On Mathletics and at home please can parents focus on and revise with children:

  • Times Tables 2-12 (this is imperative and all children are required to know all multiplication confidently.)
  • Mental maths and number operations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Equivalent Fractions and Decimals
  • Converting Time from 12hr to 24hr and 24hr to 12hr
  • Converting minutes, seconds, hours, days, months and years
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Multiplying decimals and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Formal Layout Division (Bus Stop Method)
  • Finding Non-Unit Fractions of amounts
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions with the same denominator and different denominators
  • Converting measurement: Weight (grams, kilograms, tonne) Length (cm, m, mm, km) and Capacity (ml and litres)
  • Reading and Writing Roman Numerals
  • Negative Numbers
  • Finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes
  • Co-Ordinates (reading, writing and plotting)
  • Calculating money
  • Translating Shapes
  • Calculating Measure Problems

For Literacy focus on sentence writing including:

  • Punctuation
  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Apostrophes
  • Exclamation marks, speech marks, commas, ellipses and brackets
  • Connectives ensuring that sentences make sense
  • Handwriting
  • Writing complex sentences using verbs, adverbs, conjunctions and adjectives
  • Writing in Paragraphs
  • Vocabulary

Have a great weekend. 

Miss Raval and Mrs Winters