Cyprus and Ithaca Blog: Week Beginning:  14.5.18  

Welcome back to Cyprus and Ithaca class,  

In Literacy this week we will be continuing learning about persuasive writing and adverts. This week we will be creating adverts to entice customers to come and buy some of our favourite products!!!    

In Numeracy we will be learning about reading, writing and plotting Co-Ordinates on a grid. We will also be learning about money and calculating money in context.  

In Topic this week we will be learning about:

  • Different electrical appliances and how they work

Your home learning this week is to choose a topic of interest that you would like to research (below are some ideas) and create either a leaflet or a booklet including:

  • Contents Page
  • Photos, Pictures and diagrams (labels and captions)
  • Sub-headings

Topics that you might want to research are:

  • Earthquakes
  • Deserts
  • Space (moon, sun, planets and the Solar System)
  • Dinosaurs
  • Volcanos

 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 great weekend. J

Miss Raval and Mrs Winters