Busy learning!

Hello everyone,

We hope that you are all well and keeping safe.

On Tuesday, St. Peter’s Catholic Primary school took part in a whole school Mass on the field – we would like to say a huge thank you to Father Jeremy for his visit to our school and congratulations to the children who have been selected for our school’s GIFT team (Growing Together in Faith). We had a very calm and peaceful celebration of the Eucharist as a school community.

This week, the children have completed their learning on the Winter’s Child – we would like to say a big congratulations to all of Year Four for their excellent use of vocabulary and sentence structures when describing the winter wonderland. We are now beginning our new unit of learning on the Tin Forest, making comparisons between the automated, mechanical forest and the vibrant, tropical forest. Over the next week, please discuss the vocabulary home learning task with your child at home – this is a really good warm up to prepare the children before we make our own sentences about the rainforest next week.

In Maths, we have been very impressed by the children’s work on place value. In particular, we have been using lots of heuristic strategies and metacognitive thinking in order to help us understand and interpret complex Maths problems. As the week progressed, we also learnt a rounding song to help us remember how to round four digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Next week, we look forward to studying addition and subtraction strategies in the context of measurements including money and length – in particular, we shall review how to use the expanded column method and then apply this strategy to adding 4 digit numbers in Year 4.

Just a couple of quick reminders –

  1. Please ensure your child arrives to school on Monday in their PE kit.
  2. Home learning due for next Friday (1st October) includes: Yellow home reading journals (book review) and Red home learning books (spelling, vocabulary and Maths).
  3. The children also have their Sumdog and Times Table Rockstar logins stuck on the inside cover of their red home learning books. Please encourage your child to keep logging on to these websites in order to continue their practise of fluency skills.

We hope you all have a great weekend,

Best Wishes,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash, Mrs Cairns and Miss Ranson


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