Welcome to the Violet Class page.
Miss Fonseka is the class teacher every morning, ably assisted by Mrs Richards.
In the afternoon Violet class metamorphose into Purple Class, joining with Indigo Class, taught on a Monday and Tuesday by Mrs Carridge, and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by Mrs McGregor.
If you need to contact Miss Fonseka, email is the best way
Supporting with learning at home
The following ideas can be used to support your child with their learning at home:
- Reading. Listen to your child read aloud at least three times a week. Reading aloud is a key skill for children and supports them with comprehension, developing empathy for characters, inferring meaning from punctuation and decoding. In Year 6, we are monitoring the books children are reading at home using their reading diaries. Please check your child's reading diary periodically to see what books they have read. You might want to ask their opinion on the last book they read.
- Times tables. Support your child to rapidly recall the times tables up to 12 x 12. If they can do this, they will begin to make connections across other areas of maths and internalise key skills much quicker. If they already know the times tables, support them to derive related facts. For example, if I know 4 x 3 = 12, what else do I know? (0.3 x 0.4 = 0.12, 4 x 30 = 120, 12/0.3 = 40, 30 x 400 = 12,000 etc.)
Here are some photos of us in lessons this week. We've been very busy!
In computing this week we looked at algorithms. Algorithms are a set of instructions or rules used by a computer. Some of the class were able to share facts about the language computers 'talk in' such as binary. We completed an unplugged activity to debug an algorithm and then created our own algorithms to get from one place to another in 'Coding city'.
In maths we have been solving number puzzles using trial and improvement method. Many of us found working in pairs really helpful.
In SPaG this week we have looked at expanded noun phrases, verb tenses and clauses. We will be exploring clauses in more detail next week covering, main clauses and subordinating clauses.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who supported the children to complete their homework on time this week. It was fantastic to see the children completing it to such a high standard :) Don't forget that on a Monday, Mrs Carridge will be running a homework club for children who would benefit from additional support.