P6 Homework and Update W/B 10th September 2018

Hi all,

It’s the fourth week already. Time is  flying by!


Homework this week:

Spelling –Children copy down their new spelling words each Monday morning. I’ll try my best to check these but could an adult also check their spelling homework once complete, to avoid errors. Well done to all those children trying hard to write neatly and in cursive.

Reading – We are going to read chapters 4 and 5 of Kensuke’s Kingdom, the exciting part where the main character, Michael, gets stranded on an island with his dog. We will continue reading and writing about this in class.  Please encourage your child to read something of their own for interest and pleasure throughout the week too. Can children also bring in a book to read in class please.

Numeracy – We have been revising tables and linking facts. When children are very secure in knowing their tables, this will help them with other aspects such as division, fractions and decimals. We are now doing sets of ‘Daily 10’ arithmetic questions using Top Marks Level 3 Multiplication. If your child can access this at home, I’d recommend this for fast recall of basic facts.


There’s a national Maths Week Contest on Sumdog, running from the 7th -14th September so I’ve entered our class. I think it tests a range of skills and knowledge. Good luck all!

Every Thursday, we concentrate on problem solving strategies so children are learning to use the following: making lists; drawing it out; guess, check, improve; try a simpler case; follow a pattern; acting it out. Children are then asked to explain the strategy they used.

Word of the Day – hopefully children have talked about this at home. Each day, a new word is put on the board and defined. If the children use this word correctly during the day, they get a point on their chart. Some examples so far include sophisticated, crucial and excruciating! This is a great way to extend children’s vocabulary.

RUGBY continues this Monday with Bradley, a youth coach from Lasswade RFC. Sadly there’ll be no PE on Tuesdays for the rest of the term but due to the nice weather and ease of access, P6 have been enjoying extra games of outdoor basketball on Wednesday afternoons. Hopefully this can continue.

PE – Thursday – Can everyone bring a full kit please.

 Congratulations to those who were selected to be on committees! You know who you are!

 Finally, can everyone make sure they have indoor shoes, especially now the weather is turning a bit.

 Thanks for your support,

Miss Sara Brunt


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