I am really looking forward to our work in English next week . . . (We have produced an information sheet about ourselves and randomly picked a member of the class to write about). Next week we are going to write a set of short stories about the members our class. (Louis Sachar's "Sideways Stories From Wayside School" was the inspiration) On Mopnday the boys and girls in class will receive a booklet containing all the profiles of the members of the class, so that they can plan and write their short stories using the same information. By the end of the week we should have a set of thirty-five stories about class 4M (I've thrown myself into the mix, which means I will have to write a story too). Hopefully by the end of the week we should have set of stories to post!
Maths next week is all about brushing up on how to set out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. Some of the boys and girls have not encountered formal layouts for these, so I'm quite excited about introducing these.
(If you haven't already checked it out - please have a look at (and download!) the FREE multiplication game - Timez Attack. I realise I've been banging on about it all week, but I think it's such a brilliant way for the children to practice/reinforce their times table knowledge)
Thank you all for coming along to Monday evenings Maths fair - I hope you were able to take away (!) some good ideas. I have to admit as a result of preparing materials for parents I have reconsidered my approach to this blog - which seems more suited to general reportage of class 4m life - I am putting together some stuff to build a dedicated Homework resource blog to run alongside this one - which would contain links to websites specifically useful for home education, explanations of all the 3B's, 3C's, 2A's etc and suggestions of stuff you could try at home.