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Orangutans

Welcome to Orangutans with Mrs Havelock, (Monday-Tuesday) Mrs Francis (Wednesday-Friday) and Mrs Parker

Homework - We will now be setting Maths and English homework on Monday's and it must be handed in on Monday too. We will mark it in class together. All Maths homework this half term will be set on Mathletics. Please let us know if you would prefer a paper copy. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be developing our reasoning skills further. We will begin by investigating 2D and 3D shapes, particularly looking at symmetry. We will then solve challenging addition and subtraction multi-step problems in the context of measures. Towards the end of the half term, we will return to fractions, statistics and multiplication and division.

Make sure you are confident with a formal written method for all 4 operations. You also need to be able to identify equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

Make sure you keep revising fractions because they are very important! X tables are very useful for fractions so keep using TTRockstars. If you have forgotten your log in, please just ask. Don't forget about your weekly times table test.

English

This half term we are continuing our book study of "Alex Rider: Stormbreaker" before we move on to studying non-fiction texts.

 

We will be writing discussion texts, and will take inspiration from our food topic "flour power" and relevant Newsround clips. Keep an eye out for news stories about food and farming.

Flour Power

 

This half term has a food focus! We are very excited to become bakers and learn how to cook a different type of bread each week. We will design our own bread, calculate the cost, order the ingredients and finally bake and sell our own brand of bread. Do you know the power of flour?

 

Remember we will always aim to achieve an award on a Friday assembly: Attendance, golden coat peg, eco and friendship.

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