We’re revising our 5 times tables this week, but don’t forget that means our 50 and possibly 500 times tables too. Children should also know ‘division facts’ based on these multiplications!
For example: 5 x 8 = 40, so 40÷ 8 = 5
Our homework this week is Talk Time and is due in on Wednesday 19 January.
I can use connectives to discuss – “Is it ever OK to steal?”
Children have had plenty of practice to use connectives over this year and previous ones. Research shows direct links between the spoken language children use and are exposed to and their written language.
So, please, for this discussion:
- Turn the TV off!
- Get a few adults together if possible to join in
- Ask the adults to go first – “I think it would OK to steal if ______, because _____.” and then “I totally disagree! It’s never OK to steal because ______, although _____.” This gives children a chance to see some connectives (because and although) in action and how adults disagree politely.
- Use some words you don’t think your child uses / knows and explain their meanings
- Put a comment in their homework book.