World Book Day – 1st March

On Thursday, 1st March, we will celebrate World Book Day.
To make this day special and memorable, children are invited to dress as a character from one of their favourite books. This is optional, and can be completely free with a bit of creativity. Certificates will be awarded to all who take part and display their love of reading and the characters we uncover in a good book.

Throughout the week, we will be thinking about the importance of characterisation in stories. There will be an opportunity for children to enter a competition where they can create a brand new character who could feature in a sequel of their favourite story. Entry forms and further details will be available from school on Monday, 19th February. There will be prizes to win so we hope as many children as possible will be inspired to be creative!

We hope to celebrate the telling of stories, the listening to and the reading of stories, both in school and at home. Children who read, succeed!

The ‘design your own character’ sheets are here: PDF or DOC.

Want to know how to help your child with their reading? See some ideas here for KS1 or KS2.

Take part in a book quiz here! KS1 or KS2 or find other resources here!.

 

Y6 SATs – Parent Presentation

You can download the slides from the Y6 SATS parent presentation here.

Mathematics Support

Useful Mathematics Resource

Mental calculation and a good understanding of place value provide excellent foundations for making good progress in Mathematics.

Topmarks‘ is a brilliant website with access to learn online through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. There are a huge selection of games aimed at 3-11 year olds and most are also tablet friendly.

The maths games available help children to understand the place value of numbers, to count and order numbers, to recall addition and subtraction facts and also to learn those all-important times tables facts! HitTheButton is a great example.

You can search for games by topic or age and most games have varying levels of difficulty to support your child as they make progress.

We hope that this is a useful resource for both parents and children – have fun practising mathematics!