We continue to expect children to read for 20 minutes daily; this can be recorded as a voice note on Showbie once a week. Children will have an Accelerated Reader book which is aimed at their most recent reading level, based on word recognition and comprehension. Children will also have a ‘free reader’ book that they have chosen from our class library. Children are likely to need support reading some of these texts, so we encourage adults or older siblings to read these to the children to promote reading for pleasure.
We recommend children use Times Tables Rockstars to practise their multiplication and division facts for 5 to 10 minutes daily.
For World Book Day, we read a lovely book called ‘The Night Dragon’ by Naomi Howarth. We then created our own dragon eyes based on a dragon of our own design.
In our most recent DT unit, we learned about various linkages and levers. We then chose our favourite type of linkage and used it to create a moving toy.
We had great fun investigating how friction affects movement as part of our Science unit on forces and magnets.