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Class 6 - Miss Riekstins

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Class 6


 Teacher - Miss Riekstins

Cover Supervisor - Mrs Bourn


Homework and Reading
Yellow learning diaries and reading books must be in school every day. The children are encouraged to bring these home to record their learning each night. We usually change the children's reading books every Thursday, but please make sure your child has their reading book with them every day.
Daily reading points are given for reads and also talking about what the children have read.
Reading points are celebrated on the charts in our classroom and children are rewarded for reading with certificates and prizes.
Congratulations Chelsea! Great work in Maths this week, you perservered and made great progress. Keep up the good work!
I wonder who will be star of the week next week?
Our PE day this term is Thursday, but please bring your PE to school everyday.
What are we learning about this term?
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Our topic this term is called "Healthy Me". We will be updating our Class webpage with information about our topic and all the fun activities we have planned! We are looking forward to going to Frankie and Bennys on Tuesday 27th September, where we will be learning all about food preparation and making a healthy pizza. Yummy!
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Learning at home
There are lots of ways you can help your child to learn at home.
 Here are some fun wedsites to help your child practise their number facts:
 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar games for you to play with your child at home.
Games are a great way to help children to learn and practise key skills at home. Here are some quick games to try with your child...
 Show your child a tray of objects. Name them together and explain that all these words are nouns. Nouns name a person, place or thing.
 Ask your child to say their name. Explain that their name is a special noun called a proper noun. People's names have a capital letter at the beginning to show that they are proper nouns.
Look for capital letters at the beginning of proper nouns, e.g. on a map for place names, or the address on a letter for people's names, street and county names.
When you have one of a noun then it is singular: one cat. When you have two or more of a noun it is plural: two cats. Most plurals are made by adding -s or -es to the noun. But some are different: child becomes children; foot becomes feet; person becomes people.
There are special nouns called collective nouns which describe a group of people or things, e.g. a crowd of people. Look at an animal book and explore the collective nouns. Make a list of the ones you find. Here are some you might like to tell your child: a murder of crows, a crash of hippopotami, a leap of leopards, a lounge of lizards, a tower of giraffes
An adjective adds information about a noun, e.g. a red hat, a tiny bird.
Play guessing games that encourage your child to describe an object. Ask them to choose one of their toys and describe it to you. Make sure that you can't see the toy. Can you guess what it is from the adjectives they have used? Now describe an object for your child to identify.
Top Tip: Repeat what your child has described back to them and then ask for an additional adjective to help you work out what the object is like, e.g. 'What does it feel like?
An adverb gives more information about a verb, e.g. shout loudly, play nicely.
Play 'Crazy Adverbs' – one person is given a verb and adverb to act out, e.g. 'dance gracefully', 'spin quickly'. The aim is for the actor to dance/spin in such a way that others can guess what the adverb is. It might be worth modeling this game for your child by taking the first turn at being the 'actor'.
Play 'Opposite World', a game where you use 'don't' to mean 'do'! For example, 'Don't give me a kiss!' = 'Give me a kiss!' Say an 'opposite' sentence to your child and see whether they understand it and can carry it out. Take it in turns, giving them the chance to make up some sentences for you.
Expand the game to include antonyms (words that mean the opposite of each other). For example, 'up' means 'down', 'small' means 'big', 'quiet' means 'loud' etc. Again, take it in turns to say 'opposite' sentences to each other (e.g. Find me a small toy) and carry them out.
Try using opposite adverbs, e.g. clap your hands 'softly' (meaning clap loudly!), jump about 'slowly' etc.
Make up some silly sentences using opposites, e.g. I love to eat worms! See who can make the funniest sentence
Odd one out
Play 'Odd one out' – write a list of words with one word that is the odd one out e.g. the words are all verbs except one. Can your child find the odd one out? Can they say what types of words are in the list? Can they tell you what type of word the odd one out is? If your child finds it too difficult, give them a clue.
For example: shout, sing, horse, flick, beg (all verbs except horse which is a noun); cute, small, delicate, bendy, sky, (all adjectives except sky which is a noun); teacher, mouse, ladder, Scotland, desk (all common nouns except Scotland which is a proper noun); quickly, silently, cautiously, dance, fast (all adverbs except dance which is a verb).



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