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Dear Children,

It's now the Easter holidays so make sure you take the time to relax and enjoy the two week break!  Below I have put some documents to give you ideas as to some things you can do to keep yourselves (and your families) busy during the two week break.  I hope you find them useful. 

Term starts again on Monday 20th April and I will be posting more information about home learning tasks nearer the time.  Thank you to those of you who have emailed me your finished non-chronological reports and any of your own topic based work you have done.  If you haven't emailed them to me yet, then please do so once they are ready.  I have put examples of people's topic projects in the gallery at the bottom of the page so scroll down to see if you can spot yours or to have a look if you need some ideas to get you started.

Have a great holiday!

Mrs Lake

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you for your continued support during this challenging circumstance.  Each child has been given a Writing/Topic Home Learning book and a Maths Home Learning book.  We recommend the following activities for children to complete each day to maintain their learning stamina and reinforce key skills.  This should not exceed 1 to 1.5 hours per day.

  • Reading - Children to continue with the daily 10 minute reading task.  Please visit Oxford Owl eBook library (link provided below), Cambridgeshire Library or other reading materials available at home.  Please encourage your child to write a short paragraph to review the books they have read.
  • Maths - I have set soe new tasks on Mathletics for the children to complete and they can of course continue to use the other available activities on there to reinforce their previous learning.  Their login details are inside their Maths Home Learning book.  In addition, the link for children to practise Times Tables and some arithmetic practice are also included below.  
  • Spelling - Children should ensure that they can spell the words on the Y3 & 4 spelling list – many children still do not know these!  Some children would also benefit from consolidating their knowledge of previous spellings from Y1 & 2.  If children are ready they may start learning words from the Y5 & 6 list.  I suggest focusing on no more than 10 words a week, as the children would usually do for their spelling homework.  The lists are included below but were also sent home in the children’s Home Learning books. 
  • Topic projects/practical ideas – This term our topics have been ‘The Maya’ and ‘The Americas’.  Your child could choose a project linked to one of these topics or a topic of their choice.  These projects could involve research, writing, drawing or making something – it’s their choice.

We will update the class page with new home learning tasks as appropriate.  In the meantime, we thank you again for your understanding.  

Best wishes,

Sapphire Class team

Sapphire's Home Learing Topic Work Gallery

Sapphire's Home Learing Topic Work Gallery 1 Hashir's Maya temple
Sapphire's Home Learing Topic Work Gallery 2 Amelia's FIMO project
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