Happy New Year everyone!
This term we will be completing work in our Global Issues and History topics which will eventually lead to the question ‘Do we need all the things we keep buying?’ We have started by reading a story about a refugee family who had to leave their home in the middle of the night. We have discussed what we would take with us if we had to leave our homes.
Please help your child to make decisions about what they would take from their home if they could only take one small bag with them. Please let them pack the bag with the items they have chosen to see if they all fit in. The children could then make a list of the items they have put in their bag, draw the items, or they could take a photo of the items and email the photo to school.
The children have done some research on the following website:
This site shows what homes are like in different parts of the world. We have looked at countries mentioned in our stories about refugees. Please encourage your child to use this website to compare homes in different parts of the world.
The children are working with the 3x and 4x tables in school. Over the next few weeks, please encourage your child to work through the following steps in order to become proficient with the number facts.
- count up in steps of these numbers 3,6,9,12,15 etc
- recite the times table in order 1x3 is 3, 2x3 is 6, 3x3 is 9 etc
- recite the table facts in a random order 6x3 is 18, 9x3 is 27 4x3 is 12 etc
- recite division facts for the times table 15 divided by 3 is 5, 21 divided by 3 is 7 etc