Autumn 2
Class teachers – Mrs Pullen & Mrs Roberts

Welcome back to another busy half term.

In maths, the children will embark on our Multiplication and Division Maths unit, learning about multiples, factors, square numbers, prime numbers and cube numbers, as well as multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Before Christmas, we will cover our Measures unit and learn about perimeter and area.

In English, our fictional reading and writing focus will be linked to Traditional Tales and we will complete our unit on the book called Lost Happy Endings.

Our Science topic this half term is Properties of Materials and will be taught by our student teacher who is completing her training through Hope University. She will also teach our RE unit on the Islamic faith. Our History Topic is WW2.

PE will continue to take place on a Tuesday (African dance) and a Wednesday (with our S4K coach Mr Searey). Children are still required to come to school dressed in their PE kits on those days.

Homework

Homework will continue to be sent out on a Friday and will be a piece of spelling/ writing work and a piece of maths which will now be set using Purple Mash.

Home Learning

We have had a fantastic response to Purple Mash from the children so therefore in the event of school closure or class/ pupil self isolation, we aim to use that as our main platform to inform the children of activities. Whilst many activities will be directly set on there, we will use the Purple Mash ‘Shared Blog’ application which will allow us to explain daily learning tasks, provide links to our other learning platforms such as Whiterose Maths, TT Rockstars,  Rising Stars and Developing Experts, but also as a ‘chat’ opportunity whereby the children can ask both the teachers and each other questions linked to their work. The children have their own individual log ins for the various platforms and have been shown how to access work on all of them.

So in short, children firstly need to log into Purple Mash using their individual pupil log in and read the ‘Shared Blog’ which can be found under the green world sharing icon. There they will find instructions and links for their daily activities.

Purple Mash can be found by simply typing Purple Mash into the address bar at the top of your browser or alternatively follow this link to take you to our school log in page. 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rainfordbrook

For instructions of how to access your child’s work, use this link.  

 

Knowledge Mats

Science – Properties of Materials

History – WW2