Cyprus and Ithaca 21.5.18

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,  

This week we have been celebrating Arts Week. We have been focusing on animals and insects as our theme. During this week we have:

  • Written diaries and stories
  • Investigated about animals and insects
  • Created a dance routine linked to the behaviour of animals and insects
  • Investigated food chains
  • Designed a Board Game involving the 4 number operations with a theme of animals and insects
  • Number Games Carousel
  • Celebrated the Pentecost
  • Created and decorated part of a honeycomb to represent the significance of the Bee in the Greek Orthodox religion

Our topic for next term will be History: Who Were the Ancient Greeks?

Your home learning for over the holidays is to research and create a poster about the Ancient Greeks. You can choose an area of interest for example:

  • Olympics
  • Greek Gods or Goddesses
  • The Parthenon
  • Life in Ancient Greece

 You also need to make an Ancient Greek object from recyclable materials such as:

  • Greek Vase
  • Parthenon
  • Ancient Greek Soldier helmet or shield
  • Ancient Greek Jewellery
  • Ancient Greek Coins or (anything else that you can think of!!!!)

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

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 lovely half term break and we will see you next term! 

Miss Raval and Mrs Winters