As a parent or carer you can play a vital role in your child’s education, including homework.
At Penshurst, our belief is that the most important thing your child can learn at school is to read. As a result, we ask all our families to join us in our "10 minute pledge". Research has shown that 20 minutes of reading every day can really help to increase a childs success at school and in later life. Therefore, we promise to read to your child (above and beyond our other lessons) for 10 minutes every day and simply ask you to match that at home. This can be reading to your child or listening to them read to you.
Each year group will let you know what they have been studying each week in the panels below and if you would like to work on anything at home then we promise to celebrate that work at school if you would like to show us. You can work on any aspect of the school work accessing Reading Eggs or Education City; your child has their log in details and the links are below. You can also obtain a Maths study book from your class teacher if you wish.
For those parents and children wanting an extra challenge we will very soon be launching our Graduate Programme especially aimed at Years 4 to 6, more information to come after February half term.
If you would like to share anything that you are doing at home with your child we have an email address to send photos and information to: email@example.com. Please note this is an inbound email address only, emails will not be answered on this account. Please mark any emails for the attention of your child's teacher.
Year 1 - 13 March 2020
Please see the following link for advice and guidance on how to help your child prepare for their phonic screening.
Subtraction. Recognising and ordering coins.
Finding 'special friends' sounds in real and alien words. Blending sounds together.
Prefix (un), suffixes (ing, er, est and ed) and basic structure (capital letters, finger spaces and full stops)
Year 2 - 13 March 2020
This week in Writing, Year 2 have been writing up their recount of the Queen's Coronation. We have been looking at using apostrophes for possession
In Maths, we have been looking at making the same amount of money using different coins.
In Reading, we have been looking at the fluency of the children. The children will benefit from reading 3 times and making an accurate prediction.
Mrs Hornby's Class
This week we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers into 10's and ones. E.g. 43 has 4 tens and 3 ones, this can also be written as 43=40+3
Year 3 - 13 March 2020
The children have been developing their understanding of time.
Reading - *Continue to read 3 times per week*
Next week, we will be looking at non-fictions texts. You could have a look at a range of non-fiction texts (leaflets, brochures, newspapers, fact books, etc) and discuss the layout and the language used.
Next week, we will be creating a piece of art work in the style of L.S Lowry. Please could you have a chat with your child about who he is and his style of art.
Year 4 - 13 March 2020
We have used inference and summary in our reading this week. Could you write a blurb for your favourite book? Could you summarise your favourite story in under 50 words?
We have moved on to writing a narrative based on Charlie and the Chocolate factory. To help your English work, can you create your own Wonka style sweet or chocolate bar?
This week, we have looked at our times tables and had a focus on our decimals and measurement.
We have also started to learn Spanish in our year group! This website has lots of games that help the children to learn key vocabulary.
Year 5 - 6 March 2020
This week in Maths, we have been multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We have been looking at the place value of the digits and how they change.
We completed some work on calculating areas using our times table knowledge.
In Reading, we have been making inferences into characters feelings, thoughts and motives based on our text The Hobbit.
Writing has seen us planning our own quest story using conventions found in The Hobbit also.
In Theme, we have been exploring significant events that took place during Tolkien’s life-time in the UK.
Year 6 - 13 March 2020
- adding and subtracting fractions (LH/PA)
- drawing 2D shapes (LH/PA)
- translationing shapes (LH/PA)
- mean as an average (KK)
- percentages of amounts (KK)
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