Cyprus and Ithaca Blog 19.2.18

Cyprus and Ithaca Blog: Week Beginning:  19.2.18

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,

We hope you have had a fantastic half term break. This week we will be having a very busy but an exciting first week back.

In Literacy, we will be learning about Sci-Fi and fantasy texts such as Harry Potter. We will be investigating the features of  Sci-Fi and Fantasy and will learn how to write our own stories based on what we have learnt.  

In Numeracy, we will be learning about finding Non-Unit Fractions of numbers and amounts. We will revisit employing number skills and will be focusing on multiplication and division to investigate fractions. We will also be learning about converting units of measure and will learn how to convert kilograms into grams and grams into kilograms.

Our new topic for the term in Science is Sound. This week we will be investigating vibration and how does sound travel.  

Your Homework challenge this week is to write a short five day diary entry about your holiday. You need to start with ‘Dear Diary…’ and could include:

  • What did you do during your holidays
  • Your Highlights
  • Explain why these were special highlights

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
  • Converting Time from 12hr to 24hr and 24hr to 12hr
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Multiplying decimals and dividing decimals by 100
  • Formal Layout Division (Bus Stop Method)
  • Finding Non-Unit Fractions of amounts

For Literacy focus on sentence writing including:

  • Punctuation
  • Capital letters and full stops
  • 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

Have a great weekend !!! 

Miss Raval and Mrs Winters