Sunday, March 1, 2015

Homework for this week March 2nd until March 6th

It is about sixty minutes a week. The school policy is three nights at twenty minutes. Students can work out the split of the sixty minutes themselves as some have some afternoons with sporting and music commitments. All homework is marked. It is usually a task that has been fully explained and scaffolded in the classroom and just needs finishing off.

These week:

ch words
classifying them into the sounds they make. They have ruled up four columns in their Skills Book to do the task in. This week and next week the focus for spelling is this sound.

eg. church, chair, chicken

character,Chloe, choral
chassis, chauffeur, chef
Words with ch Introduction

The letter combination ch has three distinct sounds:

1. The most usual is the way it is pronounced in words like: chair, check, chicken, chop, chuckle much, rich, such
2. However, in words taken into English from Greek ch- sounds like k: character chemist, chorus, etc. ache, echo, school, etc.
3. The third group, drawn from French, if written as it sounds, would be a combination of S and H as in machine (ma-sheen). In words taken into English from French, ch- sounds like sh: chef, chauffeur, chaperone, etc. machine, moustache, parachute You don’t need to remember this in order to spell the words proper
4. this ch as in choir is extreme

These words will be formally tested on Monday 16th of March. Any problem words will be added to ISL cards.

The rest of the week students have place value activities to do which should be completed in their grid maths book. Students can also log on to Maths Online (mainly Wednesday and Thursday ) to do the place value problems they have been set.

Maths Online focus is place value and time using analogue and digital clocks. The majority of this work is revision designed to fill in any existing gaps in the students' knowledge. Students have a week to complete these tasks.