Home Learning 8th June

HOME LEARNING Summer Term 2020

This term, as a priority, we would like you to try to do the lessons and learning set on your class pages, which you can access with your passwords. This will help everyone to focus on the same areas of reading, writing and maths.

There will be a range of ‘levels’ at which to work - your teachers will signpost how to extend the lesson to challenge you and stretch your brains, but they will also support you if you find some things tricky. We all know that everyone learns at different paces and in different ways, and that real learning happens when we challenge ourselves and learn from mistakes. Practising things you are becoming confident in is important too - the more you practise correctly, the more skilled you will become. 


Each week, we will provide themed or 'topic' learning in addition to reading, writing and maths.


We hope that our website will become more user friendly as we find ways of managing our own home internet capabilities, and through our own trial and error! Formative feedback will be gratefully received!

Have fun with the learning!

Please see the planning for last week - 1st June - for information about your den design and technology afternoon work for this week.
This term, our older children will be using an award winning children’s current affairs magazine for their learning. It is suitable for children aged between 8 and 14.
We hope that all of Chestnut and Beech Class will arrange for this magazine to be delivered to their houses, so that we can all use the same resources for our work. 
The magazine is free for the first six weeks.
So there are six free magazines for you all to receive, just by signing up.
You can then cancel your subscription or keep it going.
(It is an excellent birthday present for aunties, uncles and grandparents to buy your children!)
It is very easy to subscribe to, so please do this as soon as possible so that your children can get used to the layout, the features and how to read a magazine. 

We have six weeks of term left and the teachers and I have been thinking of some vital skills we want the children to be secure with before the Autumn term, when we very much hope to have you all back in school. as well as lots of reading practice and doing the home learning, it would be great if every parent and child could become confident with using the bar method in maths to help make sense of maths ‘word problems’.

Many children become confident in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, but find it hard to apply. They can find it hard to know which sort of calculation to do to find the answer.

The bar method helps with that. Please see the information below as a start to help you all at home. You could print it out and keep it for whenever a maths wordy problem ‘stumps’ you.

When people get the hang of this method, it can help to unpick questions up to GCSE level, and it is great for fractions, ratio and proportion.

The bar of chocolate image is just a version of the bar model which helps me!