Highmoor week commencing 7th September

Date: 10th Sep 2020 @ 6:17pm

Welcome to our first full week back in school. The children have coped brilliantly with being back for 5 days and a full week of lessons. I imagine there will be a lot of tired children this weekend. 

We started our new history topic on Monday - the Victorians and how they influenced our local area. We put the Victorians into their historical context on a timeline and looked at some famous paintings of life in Victorian times. We have started reading our class book - Street Child. This is a story about a young orphan boy set in Victorian times. We based some of our literacy work around the srory and wrote expanded noun phrases.

In maths we have been focussing on place value. This is the bedrock of maths and we all need to be really secure in our knowledge. 

We have been learning the Blues in music using our new outside classroom which has been great fun.

In Geography we have started our new topic of "Where would you choose to build a city?" We looked at a map of the UK and identified key cities. 

Spellings have been loaded onto the homework area of the website. Children need to log on and download them like they used to during lockdown. Tests will take place on Wednesdays.

Times tables are being tested on Mondays and Tuesdays. They are practised each day in school but it is very important to spend time every day at home on the table your child is focussing on and recapping others previously learned. This really makes a huge difference to them in their maths lessons. Tables are used so often. 

Reading books should be in school every day. Children can change books at the beginning of the day when they arrive at school. We read in school all the time but it really is so important to read daily at home. 

For the time being we are encouraging children to spend time on reading and times tables for homework as these are key. Extra homework on topic, literacy, Sumdog etc will be given too on some Wednesdays and will be on the website to download. Children can upload homework where appropriate for teachers to view.   

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