Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Welcome to Spring Term Kestrel's class page 2017/2018
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year and all children have had an enjoyable and relaxing break.
This term our topic will be ‘A Greek Odyssey’, a history based study of Ancient Greek life where
the children will pose and investigate their own questions. They will explore Ancient Greek daily life, medicines, food and the origin of the Olympic Games. During art, the children will draw mythical beasts and make clay plaques of their own mythical beast creation.
ICT will continue to be used to support other subjects, but the children will also learn how to use data handling software such as Excel . During PE they will work on the skills involved in net wall games and will build on their dance techniques linked to the Olympic Games.
A reminder that swimming for our class will begin on Tuesday 16th January 2018.
Some important information:
Other useful information:
Below is a list of websites that may be useful when practicing times tables and place value.
When practicing times tables, as well as the websites above, you could play games, sing songs, make up rhymes, or use flash cards. Remember that children should be able to recall facts out of order without working up from 1 x something.
We are currently learning about place value in class. Below is a link to the place value game that children have been playing in class - it may be useful to play this game at home to increase your child's confidence with value and support their learning in class.
There are a variety of ideas on the internet! You could try typing 'fun ways to learn multiplication tables' or 'fun ways to learn place value' into a search engine. The key to learning times table facts is regular practice in short bursts. For example, on the way home, in the car, or when going up to bed.