Homework last week and this week

As we forgot to hand out the homework books on Friday, I will extend the deadline so the children do not have to hand in the CGP books until after the holidays on Thursday 7th June.

To confirm, it is pages 30 and 31.

The spelling test will take place on Friday 8th June.

Homework 18.05.18

CGP books:  SPaG pages 30 and 31 (verb tenses).

Above homework due on Thursday 24th May.

Spellings: bruise, nuisance, recognise, criticise, marvellous, mischievous, muscle,
necessary, neighbour, nuisance (spelling test Friday 8th June).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Table Rock Stars!

French vocabulary: Please continue to look at and practise the French vocab for the Spelling Bee.

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

Homework 11.05.18

This week, I have decided not to set homework in the CGP book, once again. Instead, I would like the children to learn the first 10 words from the French vocabulary list for the Spelling Bee on the 4th July. They need to learn the words in French and English, including the spelling in French.

Spellings: partial, essential, confidential, initial, harass, hindrance, identity, immediately, individual, interfere (spelling test Friday 18th May).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Tables Rock Stars!

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

Homework 04.05.18

CGP books:  SPaG pages 50 and 51 (comma practice).

Above homework due on Thursday 10th May.

Spellings: official, special, social, artificial, financial, foreign, forty, frequently, government, guarantee (spelling test Friday 11th May).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Table Rock Stars!

French vocabulary: Please continue to look at and practise the French vocab for the Spelling Bee.

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

Homework 27.04.18

This week, I have decided not to set homework in the CGP book. Instead, I would like the children to practise the French vocabulary for the Spelling Bee on the 4th July. Although this seems like far away, it will soon be upon us. We will run a small competition in class (date to be confirmed) and from that, choose the 4 children who will represent us at Norton Hill.

You can find the word list here.

Spellings: nutritious, cautious, scrumptious, ambitious, infectious, superstitious, develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass (spelling test Friday 4th May).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Tables Rock Stars!

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

Card Games

Today, in English, we have evaluated how effective different instructions are. To do this, the children used the instructions below to try and learn different card games.

As they loved playing cards so much, I thought they might want to continue them at home. Also, from trying to follow these instructions (some of which are clear and some of which are more confusing), we learnt very quickly which features of instructive writing are important.

Card game instructions

Greek food and cooking

Yesterday, the children experienced lots of Greek food to enhance their understanding of Greek culture both today and during Ancient Greek times.

To start, to inspire our writing this week, the children made Melomakarona (a traditional Greek cookie). They made the syrup and baked the cookies before tasting them today. They were able to apply their measuring skills and collaborated well together. Unsurprisingly, they loved the cookies, which they dipped in the syrup, and you can find the recipe here. For the rest of the week, we are learning about what makes good instructions and we’re going to rewrite and improve the recipe we followed yesterday.

I have also been really impressed with how well the children tasted new foods and I think they all discovered something new that they enjoyed! We discussed the source of our food and why, in Ancient Greek times, they had a very restricted diet of the foods that could grow in the hot, dry climate. Some of the food they tried included: olives, pitta bread, feta cheese, figs and dates.