Welcome to the Kestrel's Class Page
Our Spring Term Topic is 'Bright Lights, Big City'
This term the children will be studying Liverpool, a city with a very interesting history. We will be looking at The Beatles and the music which has emerged from Liverpool, as well as the impact of investment after winning the European Capital of Culture, on tourism, buildings, transport and jobs.
Multiplication Tables Check
Year 4 children will be taking a multiplications check at the end of the year. We have already started practising for this in school, but it would be useful if children could also practise at home. The website we have been using is https://www.timestables.co.uk.
Children can access the Nessy Reading and Spelling programme at home. Using the website https://www.nessy.com/uk/ click on 'log in' in the top right hand corner. The secret word is bossywrench then enter your child's first and last name and click GO.
The children have received password to access Mathletics. Tasks have been set for the children and it would be helpful if they could practise at home.
Online SPAG and Read Theory Practise
The children have received passwords to access the SPAG and Read Theory practise questions at home. If the children could complete SPAG and Read Theory practise regularly at home, this would really support their progress at school. The tests do not take very long and the programmes enable the tracking of their progress both at school and at home, so you can see how they are getting on.
Mrs Baggaley, Mrs Griffiths and Ms Meredith
Some 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.