Homework links will be added to each class blog on a Tuesday and removed on the following Monday

 

Neptune Class

 Jupiter Class 

Welcome back to the Summer Term in Jupiter Class. It will be an exciting, busy and challenging half term for us all with poetry week, an exciting dragon theme, learning about The Great Fire Of London and our SATs tests. The children will be extremely busy creating pieces of artwork, exploring our local community, taking part in a poetry competition and showing off all of their skills in their SATs tests. Continue to watch this space over the coming weeks!

 

 

 

Mercury Class 

The main focus for our learning in year 6 will be revision. In Maths, each day we will undertake a different Topic to revise. In Literacy, we are going to be writing dragon poetry based around a model text. The Theme for RE is Easter. Please note that PE will take place on a Wednesday from now on. Mr Long is on paternity leave for the next two weeks and so there will be an adjustment to early morning groups. Those children who usually attend Maths on a Tuesday morning are invited to Maths on Wednesday morning and Tuesday morning will be a SPaG revision session open to all children.

 

 

Saturn Class  

Mars Class

Welcome back from our Easter break!  I hope you all had fun and special times together.

This term we are performing our Easter play at Our Lady of St Denis on Wednesday at 2pm.  Please join us if you can.

This week in Literacy we will be finishing off our unit of study on non-chronological report writing. Our writing is based on dragons.

Next week we are having a whole school poetry week which will be culminating in a poetry slam.  All children are being encouraged to participate.  Each class will be performing a class poem however there is an individual entry category.  I am giving you notice so if your child would like to be involved they may choose a dragon poem, (their choice), and learn it off by heart to perform - actions will help. These will be judged and there are prizes!

The children are still in different sets for maths.  This week we start our new unit – fractions.

In RE we are beginning our unit on Easter – this is a 4-week unit.

We will be starting a new unit in History – The Mayans. We are study a non-European society that provides contrasts with British History – Mayan civilization, AD 900.

 

Finally, in science we are investigating sound.

 

Things you can do at home to help your child

  • Read regularly with your child, asking questions about what they have read.
  • Practice the times tables (2 ,3, 4 ,5, 8 and 10s,) with your child, greater fluency will significantly improve your child’s Maths.
  • Counting in 1’s, 50’s and 100’s forwards and backwards.
  • Encourage your child to practice their writing whenever possible; concentrating on those joins and considering the size and neatness.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

Mrs Ross (lross@priory-primary.torbay.sch.uk)

 

 

 

Venus Class

Maths:

This week in maths we will begin our new unit on fractions. We will begin the week by counting forwards and backwards in tenths, hundredths and thousandths as fractions and decimal. Later in the week, we will move on to being able find equivalent fractions and decimals using a hundred square to help us and in the context of hundredths and thousandths.

 

English:

This week, the children will be planning and writing their own information texts based on their imaginary dragons. We will be focusing on using adverbs and subordinator to create cohesion within and across paragraphs

 

Year 4 Maths:

In Maths this week, we begin our new unit on fractions. We will begin the week by counting forwards and backwards in tenths and hundredths as fractions and decimal. We will be using 100 squares and ten sticks to be able to find equivalent fractions and decimals. Later in the week, we will be finding fractions of amounts such as 1/5 of 25 and proving and explaining and we can work this out.