Cyprus and Ithaca Blog 23.4.18

Cyprus and Ithaca Blog: Week Beginning:  23.4.18  

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,  

In Literacy this week we will be learning how to edit play scripts and employ ellipses and brackets. We will also learn how to incorporate stage direction into our writing. We will also focus on evaluating performances focusing on speech, expression and presentation.

In Numeracy we will be learning about reading and writing Roman Numerals to 100. We will also focus on time and learn how to convert from hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, years to months and weeks to days. We will also focus on solving time word problems using conversion methods.  

In Topic this week we will be learning about:

  • What makes an electrical circuit and will be learning how to make one.

 Your home learning this week is to research about a famous electrical scientist and make a fact file about them. (You may wish to research more than one scientist.)

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • James Watt
  • Alessandro Volta
  • Michael Faraday
  • Thomas Edison
  • Nikola Tesla

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

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