Welcome to Hornbeam Class
A warm welcome back after the Christmas holidays. This term the children will be working very hard in English
and maths in readiness for the SATS tests in May. Please ensure the children are reading every day and complete
any homework set on time... Mrs Card.
Please share the timetable with your children - I will be sending a copy home with them - and use it to help them
to be more independent in these final terms at primary school so they are ready for secondary school. Help them
to find strategies to remember what they need for each day at school and encourage them to be responsible for this.
The children have just begun a new book - Grimm's Fairy Tales by Phillip Pullman. They have been
reading the stories and identifying their common features. They have particularly enjoyed the gruesome endings
suffered by some of the characters in these stories.... They will be writing their own version of a fairy story.
We have recently started using Power Maths, which the children seem to be really enjoying as it introduces the children to different methods to solving a problem. We're currently focusing on division by using manipulatives and pictorial methods. The children have produced fantastic work so far and we're looking forward to using Power Maths in the following term exploring new concepts.