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					             Dates for your Diary

   Break up for half term – Friday 23rd May and return
    Monday 2nd June.                                                 Summer Term
   Break up for the summer holidays:
    Tuesday 22nd July and return
    Wednesday 2nd September
    (new reception Thursday 3rd September)
                                                                        2008
   May Day bank holiday – Monday 5th May

   Year 6 SATs – week beginning 12th May

   Disco – Friday 16th May

   Optional SATs for years 3,4,5 week beginning 19 th May

   Year 6 residential to Borwick Hall – Monday 19th May to Friday
    23rd May

   Eco Week - Monday 16th June to Friday 20th June

   Moving up day in school (i.e. to new class/high school) –
    Tuesday 1st July

   Garden Party – Saturday 5th July 12 – 2 pm.

   Year 6 production of Hamlet –
    Afternoon performance - Wednesday 16th July
    Evening performance – Thursday 17th July

   Leavers assembly - Tuesday 22nd July
                                                                      Curriculum Notes
   Leavers party - Tuesday 22nd July
                                                                         to Parents
   Auction of Promises – Friday 10th October 2008
                                                                         The 9x table is such an easy one. Just imagine that each of your fingers has
                                                                          a number from 1 to 10
A very warm welcome to our next edition of Curriculum Notes to
Parents for Summer Term 2008.

This booklet gives details about the topics and areas of work to
be covered by all the classes in school during the Summer Term.

As you can see from the Dates for your Diary on the very back
cover there is a lot going on this term. It is wonderful to be busy
and have so many exciting things planned. Please also look
                                                                          Now if you want to know the answer to
carefully for the dates of other events in our weekly newsletter.
                                                                          4 x 9 just fold down finger number 4 ……
                                                                          Hey Presto! You have 3 fingers on the left, they are the
In this edition I have included an article about becoming an Eco-         tens number, and 6 on the right, they are the units …
school. We received our Bronze award in March and are now                 The answer is 36.
working towards our Silver award. Then we will go for our Green
Flag award in Autumn. We are planning an Eco Week for the week            As an extra help, did you know that if you add the numbers
beginning 16th June and now have an Eco-Council. Please read              in the answer to a 9x fact you will always get … 9
about our developments and how you can help and support us with
this.
                                                                         You can use your fingers for the 3x table as well. Each finger
Our maths targets for the Summer Term is to improve our times             is divided into 3 sections. So you can count the sections to find
tables knowledge so there is an article giving you tips and               out facts such as 4 x 3 = ?
strategies to learn ALL the facts up to 10 x 10 with your child.
Knowing the times tables facts is so important and is helpful in so
many different areas of maths work.                                       4 fingers with 3 sections each
                                                                          makes 12 sections altogether.
I hope you find all the sections really useful and help you to
support your child with their learning and find out more about our
                                                                         You can double the 3x table to find out the 6x times table.
developments in school.
                                                                          4 x 6 = ? just think     4 x 3 = 12
                                                                                                   4 x 6 = 24
Thank you as always for all your continued support.
                                                                          Now there is only one fact left that can’t be worked out using the strategies
                                                                          above. 7 x 7 = 49
Sarah Bamber
                                                                          Try making up silly rhymes to make this fact ‘stick’ in your head.

                                                                          If there are any particular facts you find difficult to remember, try making a
                                                                          poster for your bedroom wall with these facts on and practise them every
                                                                          night. Or write the facts on flash cards and get a friend to test you.
                  Tips and Strategies to help your child
                   remember their times tables facts                                                                   Oak Class

To learn your tables you need to practise, practise, practise, but there are some          PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
strategies that will help you.                                                                            Circle Time       Encouraging positive attitudes within themselves and
                                                                                                          towards others.
All the facts up to 10 x 10 can be written as a tables square. This looks a lot BUT it     RE             Developing respect for their own culture and beliefs; and those of other
                                                                                                          people.
isn’t as bad as it looks …..
REMEMBER the order in which you multiply numbers doesn’t matter                            COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
                                                                                                       Using phonic skills to read less familiar words.
                 6 x 2 gives the same answer as 2 x 6                                                  Using non-fiction texts to find out about different topics.
                                                                                                       Writing simple rhymes and poems.
When you take away one version of the facts that are in the square twice … it leaves                   Learning how to join-up letters correctly.
just 55 facts.                                                                             PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND NUMERACY
                                                                                                         Counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s to at least 50.
       The answers to the 1 x table are the same as the number being                                    Addition and subtraction to 10 and 20.
        multiplied …    1x1=1                                                                            Comparing lengths, masses and capacities.
                        2x1=2                                                                            Learning to tell the time – o’clock.
                        3x1=3
                                                                                           KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
                                                                                           Brunel Bear  Looking at how people and animals adapt to their environment.
       The answers to the 10x table are ten times bigger than the answers to the 1                     Geographical features of the world.
        x table …       1 x 10 = 10                                                                     Caring for our environment. Road Safety.
                        2 x 10 = 20                                                        The Seaside  Looking at how people and animals adapt to their environment.
                        3 x 10 = 30                                                                     Naming geographical features of the seaside.
                                                                                                        Looking at how seaside holidays have changed.
                                                                                           ICT          Mouse and keyboard control.
Once you know the 10s you can work out the fives.
                                                                                           PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
       The five times table is half the ten times table. Think of the 10x answer          Hand/eye       Practise forming individual letters.
        first, then just halve it. E.g. 8 x 5 … think of 8 x 10. The answer is 80 …. And                  Using construction apparatus (e.g. duplo etc)
        just halve it SO 8 x 5 = 40                                                        PE             Learning to throw and catch balls and beanbags. Dance.
                                                                                                          Exploring ways of moving under, over and through equipment.
It is REALLY IMPORTANT to learn the 2x table                                               CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Once you know the 1s, 10s and 2s there are only 28 facts left.                             Art and Craft  Drawing and collage. Camouflage boxes.
                                                                                           Music          Learning weather songs. Using and sorting musical instruments according to
       To multiply a number by 4, just double the 2x table.                                              how they are played.
        7x4=?            just think       7 x 2 = 14
                                                                                           How you can help us at home and school:
                                          7 x 4 = 28
                                                                                                    Please listen to your child read each night.
                                                                                                    Play rhyming games to help the children to develop their listening skills.
       To multiply a number by 8, just double the 2x table and double again.                       Do lots of counting and adding and subtracting of objects together.
        7x8=?            just think       7 x 2 = 14                                                Ask lots of mathematical questions about the length of things; and allow the to children
                                          7 x 4 = 28                                                 compare the weights of things.
                                          7 x 8 = 56                                       Please note that P.E. takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

                                                                                                                              Class Teacher: Miss Kimber
        SO THAT’S WHY THE 2 TIMES TABLE IS REALLY IMPORTANT
                        Beech Class                                                                                    Hornbeam Class

Literacy          -         Evaluating and Investigating stories written by the same author.
                            Building up characters. Descriptive writing - using adjectives      Literacy           -        Preparation for SATs (Year 6)
                            Writing a non-fiction information text                                                          Extended persuasive/exploration writing
                            Using commas in a list                                                                          Report writing
                            Investigating poetry/ Alphabetical order                                                        Poetry - extended narrative writing
                            Letter writing – formal and informal
                            Spellings – consonant blends and vowel phonemes                     Numeracy           -        Preparation for SATs (Year 6)
                            Non-chronological reports and note-making                                                       Problem Solving, Decimals, Data Handling
                            Handwriting skills                                                                              Mathematical Investigations
                            Reading with intonation and expression                                                          Using and applying number, fractions, measures
                            Use phonic skills to spell a range of difficult words
                                                                                                Science            -        Interdependence and Adaptation
Numeracy          -         x2, x10, x5 tables and work out ÷ facts
                                                                                                                            Plants
                            Ordering numbers/Problem solving – mental skills
                                                                                                                            Year 6 - Revision
                            Symmetry and shape work
                            Formal addition/ Bridging through 10 when + and –
                                                                                                Art                -        Collage/painting/drawing
                            Volume – estimating/measuring using litres/millilitres
                            Money/Word problems/Time (½ and ¼ past)
                                                                                                ICT                -        Multimedia presentation using Photostory
                            Rounding to nearest 10/100
                                                                                                                            Internet research - China and the Olympics – Powerpoint
Science           -         Plants/Animals and Teeth                                                                        presentation

ICT               -         Graphics – Seaside and Brunel Bear                                  Creative           -        Engineering Project with Carr Hill.
                            Creating a Factfile – Brunel Bears’ Travels                         Curriculum                  Control – Buggies
                                                                                                                            Painting
RE                -         Personal Profile/The Church                                                                     China (link to Olympic Games)

History           -         Seaside Holidays. Brunel Bear
                                                                                                PE                 -        Athletics and outdoor activities
Geography         -         Going to the Seaside. Brunel Bear
                                                                                                RE                 -        Theme Life as a Journey: Moving on
Music             -         Timbre, tempo, dynamics/sounds                                                                  The Church

Art               -         Sculpture and Textiles                                              Music              -        Shakespeare production (Year 6)

DT                -         Puppets
                                                                                                PHSE               -        Moving on (Year 6).
                                                                                                                            Relationships
PE                -         Apparatus work, athletic skills (+ Sports Day),
                            Tennis and Rounders skills (hitting and striking)
                                                                                                Borwick Hall week - Monday May 19th – Friday May 23rd
PHSE              -         Being healthy/feeling good
                                                                                                Homework:         (Year 6) usually daily until SATS, once a week after: Friday for Monday.
Please help and encourage your child to:
                                                                                                                  (Year 5) once a week: Friday for Monday.
         Read for 10 minutes each day
                                                                                                                  Reading regularly
         Learn their weekly spellings (Spelling test every Friday)
                                                                                                                  Tables – regular practice.
         Complete their homework each week (This will be given out every Friday and needs to
                                                                                                Please make sure PE kits are in school everyday.
          be returned to school by the following Friday)
         PE takes place every Monday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                  Class Teacher: Mrs Sutton
                          Class teachers: Mrs Bunting and Mrs Elliott
                       Willow Class                                                                               Maple Class

                                                                                           Literacy           -        Narrative– Character descriptions: using adjectives,:
Literacy           -         Newspaper reports                                                                         - Description of character through speech and action
                             Fantasy Worlds                                                                            - Stories by the same author
                             Awareness of reader when writing                                                          - Using story structure to write stories with an opening, build-
                             Using connectives, adjectives and adverbs                                                    up, climax or problem, resolution and ending.
                             Understanding of text                                                                     - Reading – focusing on the author’s choice of language and
                             Empathy                                                                                      its effect.
                                                                                                              -        Non-Fiction - Reading and writing recounts in the style of
Numeracy           -         Subtraction – written calculations/word problems                                          newspaper reports, letters and diary entries.
                             Division development                                                             -        Spelling – investigating sounds made by different groups of letters
                             Negative numbers on a number line/temperature                                             to develop reading and spelling of these words. This will be linked
                             Time problem solving using a number line.                                                 to the children’s weekly spellings.
                             All tables – rapid recall of facts – knowing division facts
                                                                                           Numeracy           -        Mental Maths
                                                                                                                       - Rapid recall of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x table facts, moving on
Science            -         Living things in their environment
                                                                                                                         to 6x and 7x table facts.
                                                                                                                       - Adding 10 to numbers e.g. 97 + 10 = 107
ICT                -          Photostory – Around Freckleton
                                                                                                                       - Finding ¼ of numbers mentally e.g. ¼ of 20
                             Control - Turtle
                                                                                                              -        Addition and subtraction – Continuing to develop written
                                                                                                                       strategies and applying these to word problems.
Creative           -         Our local environment, past, present and future
                                                                                                              -        Multiplication and division – Developing a written method for
Curriculum                   Observational drawings
                                                                                                                       Calculations.
                             Digital images
                             Mapping skills
                                                                                           Science            -        Living things in their environment. Exploring how plants and
                             Changes to food
                                                                                                                       animals are suited and adapted for different environments. Planning
                                                                                                                       and carrying our a fair test.
Music              -         Symbols and composing music for film
                                                                                           ICT                -        Graphics – Buildings around Freckleton and E-Mailing
PE/Games           -         Outdoor adventure/athletics
                                                                                           Creative           -        Our local environment, past, present and future
PHSE               -         SEAL programme - Relationships                                Curriculum                  Observational drawings
                                                                                                                       Digital images
Please help and encourage your child with:                                                                             Mapping skills
                                                                                                                       Changes to food
Homework:          Given out on a Thursday to be returned for the following Tuesday
                   Reading regularly                                                       Music              -        Symbols and composing music for film
                   Tables – regular practise
                                                                                           PE/Games           -        Outdoor adventure/athletics
                   Spellings
                                                                                           PHSE               -        Relationships.
Please note:       PE takes place on Wednesday
                   Swimming takes place on Thursday                                        Please help and encourage your child to:
                                                                                                    read a wide variety of books.
                                 Class teacher: Mrs McEneaney                                       work independently and develop neat presentation
                                                                                                    do their homework, given on Friday and to be returned by the following Thursday.
                                                                                           Please note PE is on Monday and Wednesdays.

                                                                                                                               Class teacher: Mrs Goth

				
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