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Mrs Watts (Monday to Thursday)

Ms Heath (Friday)

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General homework

Times Table Guidance:
Most children will be given a laminated tables card. It is best for children to learn them in this order:
1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 12.
* Learn them so they can say them without stopping 1x2 is 2, 2x2 is 4, 3x2 is 6 ….
*Be able to answer questions out of order and in reverse: what is 2x4, 6x2, 9x2, 2x9…?
* Be able to answer division related questions: what is 12÷2, 18÷2, 22÷2…?

Please listen to children read as often as possible. You don't need to write a comment every-time, but it's lovely to hear how they are getting on and the books they are enjoying.


In Elm class we have been working on information texts. The children have been shown how to edit and change a piece of writing from the internet so that the information in the piece can be written in their language and style.
Sophisticated vocabulary can just be changed- e.g. these expensive items could only be afforded by the wealthy- could be changed to- only rich people could afford these.
Really detailed information that children do not really need can be just be crossed out and not used.

Children will be given an example of a piece of text that has been changed so that it could be written in “child-speak “, and a piece of writing on a subject that they wish to write about.
Please encourage the children to change words; neatly cross out sections; reword phrases and generally change the piece of writing. Once this has been completed they can then write this up so that they will be able to write into their information book.

Children do not have to complete any writing for this week's spelling homework but just learn the spellings.


How do you create good descriptions of people and places?
What type of sentences begin with; Although, As, While, Because. Can you create sentences beginning with these words?
What is useful about titles, subtitles, headings and labels. Can you use them in your non-fiction writing?
This term’s writing is based on the story of Moses and There’s a Pharaoh in my Bath.


What is meant by a fraction? How can you show fractions? How do you find a fraction of an amount?
What is a decimal? What is a tenth? How do we add decimals?
What is the difference between area and perimeter?
What are the properties of 2D and 3D shapes?


Light will be the theme of this term’ s work. What are light sources in your house. How does light travel? How do we see? What is a shadow?

Our aim is to design an Egyptian computer game.
What computer games do you like to play at home?
What do you know about coding?

Creative Developement

Art – What is a sarcophagus? How can we create one in the class?
DT – What ingredients did the Egyptians use in their cooking and which foods are still eaten today?
Music – Can you sing the chorus of our Amazing Egyptians song? Compose and create music depicting the rise of the sun over the Nile.


PE – Children will create and perform their own Nile dance. To be performed to parents on the 9th March at 3 o’clock.

PSEE – Going for Goals. How can you motivate yourself to do well: in the classroom; in the playground; in sport; at home?


History Geography –Who were the Egyptians? Why was the Nile so important to this civilisation? Who was Howard Carter and why is he famous. What was life like for ordinary Egyptians? What was mummification?

RE – What do you know about the Easter story? Why do Christians celebrate Easter? Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?

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Class Timetable (Subject to Change)

School Begins
Session 1 English English English English Science
Session 2 Maths Maths maths Maths Art/DT
Session 3 Maths activities/ computing Topic MFL maths activities RE
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 4 Computing Topic PE Topic PE
School Ends