Focus for English:
Over the next few weeks we will becoming authors of our own books. In order to write the story we need to find a bit more out about Harvey Slumfenburger. We will get a chance to hot seat the character and find out more about what he looks like, his personality and his likes and dislikes. From this we will draw on our knowledge of expanded noun phrases and write our very own character profile on him.
We will also becoming experts in editing, looking at pieces of texts and adding in the correct punctuation and correcting spelling mistakes. This will support us when we have to edit our own piece of work. We will be looking at how to change verbs into past tense and practicing this ready to start our story writing.
Focus for Maths:
Now we are feeling a lot more confident on adding we are moving onto subtracting. This can be a little trickier but we will use lots of resources to help us.
Subtracting two digit numbers and one digit numbers (18 - 4)
Subtracting two digit numbers and two digit numbers (24- 12)
Subtracting two digit numbers to 10s (59 – 10)
Focus for character development:
Responsibility will be a key focus throughout this topic as the children will need to take responsibility for their section of the story. They will need to meet the deadlines so their sections are ready to be merged as a whole group story and sent off ready to be published.
How you can help at home this fortnight:
As we are busy planning our sections, ask the children to tell you about their section, what setting are they? (Arctic, Roly Poly Mountain, Father Christmas’ house, Brazil, Barbados) What mode of transport they have chosen? What is going to be the problem that needs resolving? If doing any writing at home please encourage them to join up and use capital letters and full stops. Below is a link to a game on past tense. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_no_sound/full2.shtml
Below you will find some links which are ICT games where children will be practicing subtraction. Please bring subtraction into everyday life as well. E.g we brought 10 apples at the shop and we’ve eaten 5 how many do we have left?