Graveney Primary School
‘Learning and Achieving Together’
This week we have been looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. The children visited a local piece of woodland to collect a range of materials to add to what they had brought from home.
Today we created our images. Can you spot the clock, the houses, television, the wolf, the snake, a stick man by his stick house, a tall tree, the bird's foot and many more?
We’re using this online resource to support your children’s maths education in Early Year, Key Stage 1 and early Key Stage 2. The creators of Times Tables Rock Stars have produced a platform for boosting addition and subtraction skills. NumBots is an online game by playing little and often your child will significantly improve recall, understanding of number bonds, addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice which children complete in a fun and engaging way online. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.
Active Learn (Bug Club)
Our school has access to a reading programme called Bug Club. We hope that you and your child will love these books and enjoy reading them at home. Bug Club is a finely-levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can find books at exactly the right level for them. What’s more, there are online versions for every printed title and a personalised website for each child. We allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area of their personal homepages.
Mathletics brings classroom practice into the home. Aligned to our curriculum, Mathletics activities are relevant, they will reinforce lessons learned in school, and help your children gain mastery over maths topics or challenge themselves to develop greater understanding.
We are using Readiwriter for spelling resources. To use Readiwriter you need your Mathletics user name and password. You can also switch between Mathletics and Readiwriter! Don’t get confused and start counting the letters!!
Week 4 Spellings
The spellings posted last week titled Week 3 spellings are the ones that the children will be looking at this week. I managed to get ahead of myself.
One of the suggested activities to mark Kindness Week is to wear odd socks. Please allow your child to wear odd socks on Tuesday. We will take photographs [lower legs and feet only] and I will post them on the class page. The more 'interesting' the socks the better.