Cyprus and Ithaca Blog Week Beg: 8.1.18

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,

Happy New Year!!!!

We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas break and New Year. We would also like to welcome you back into the Spring Term. This week we have had a very busy but an exciting first week back.

In Literacy, we have been learning all about the features of poems such as similes, rhyme and alliteration. We have also been exploring different types of poetry and poetic writing styles.

In Numeracy, we have been learning how to solve word problems using two-step number operations and calculating answers based on information provided in a question. We have also been focusing on mathematical vocabulary that relates to problem solving and number operations.

We have also been learning about Symmetry in shape and mirror reflections.

In Topic this week, we have been investigating London and the famous Landmarks that makes London a great place to live.


Your Homework challenge this week is to write a short poem about London. Focus on including your five senses:

  • Touch
  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Hear
  • Sight

Extra Revision Tasks

Please can parents focus on:

  • Times Tables 2-12
  • Mental maths and number operations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Converting Time from 12hr to 24hr and 24hr to 12hr

For Literacy please can parents focus on sentence writing and including:

  • Punctuation
  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Exclamation marks, speech marks, commas, ellipses and brackets
  • Connectives ensuring that sentences make sense
  • Handwriting

Have a great weekend !!!

Miss Raval and Mrs Winters