Cyprus and Ithaca 12.3.18

Cyprus and Ithaca Blog: Week Beginning:  12.3.18  

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,

We hope you have had a lovely weekend; fun filled with lots of love and laughter celebrating Mother’s day.

In Literacy, we will be continuing our learning on persuasive texts. We will be focusing on how to construct an argument for and against a topic and will learn how to write letters of persuasion.   

In Numeracy, we will be learning about the place value of numbers and partitioning numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and units. We will also learn how to convert millilitres into litres and litres into millilitres using our knowledge of division and multiplication.   

In Science this week we will be investigating:

  • If sound has the same intensity the further away you go from the source
  • How do telephone transmissions work

Your Homework challenge this week is to write a recipe for your favourite food. You need to also include the following:

  • Photo of your favourite food
  • Instructions on how to cook your dish
  • What part of the world is your cuisine from?
  • Why is it your favourite dish?

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
  • 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)
  • Ordering numbers and partitioning into Thousands, Hundreds, Tens and Units
  • Negative Numbers

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 wonderful weekend!

Miss Raval and Mrs Winters