Year 1 2 3 Christmas Performance

For the performance tomorrow evening please could your child be back at school for 5:40pm at the latest. Please could your child come to the main school entrance and make their way to their classrooms where staff will be waiting.

Year 1 – Your alien head band and Christmas top/jumper should already be in school from the afternoon performance. Please ensure these are in school by the morning of Tuesday 10th December.

Year 2/3 – Your costumes are in school but please remember any extras you need e.g. tights, trousers, different shoes.

After the performance the children will change in their classrooms and be handed back to parents individually.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Battle of Lower Key Stage 2

Year 3 have challenged year 4 to a times table battle to the death!

The battle will commence at 13:30 today and end at 09:00 on Monday morning. Rockers must ensure that they complete at least 10 session (10 minutes) on TTRS over the weekend to ensure their team is victorious 🙂

Good luck to everyone

Year 3 and 4

Automatic Training Mode on TTRS

With Automatic Training Mode (ATM) enabled, children will go through our pre-programmed levels when they play in the Garage or Arena. As well as saving you time, ATM will shorten the time it takes for your learner to become a Rock Star!

Background

Over the years, we have accumulated billions of times tables answers from children around the world. From that data, we’ve formed a sophisticated understanding of how pupils internalise each multiplication and division fact and how they begin to understand the underlying concepts. We then deconstructed all the tables up to, and including, the 12s and reassembled them several times, until we created a highly effective sequence to learning the answers.

How does it work?

Learners play in the Garage or the Arena and begin with our first set of questions (1×10 up to 4×10). When they can answer at a rate of 20 per minute, we’ll introduce the next set of questions. As learners progress, ATM brings in commutativity, missing number questions and division facts. So the first 9 levels, look like this:

Level 1 : 1×10 to 4×10
Level 2 : 10×1 to 10×4
Level 3 : A mix of 1 and 2

Level 4 : 10×?=10 to 10×?=40
Level 5 : ?×10=10 to ?×10=40
Level 6 : A mix of 4 and 5

Level 7 : 10÷10 to 40÷10
Level 8 : 10÷1 to 40÷4
Level 9 : A mix of 7 and 8

Then the process repeats for 5×10 to 8×10 and once more for 9×10 to 12×10 before moving onto the next table and starting the process again.

Once they have a few tables under their belt, ATM combines them for a while, to consolidate recall, and then brings in a fresh table. The process repeats – all the while giving plenty of opportunity to revisit prior learning, by interleaving earlier tables and giving due weight to the facts we know learners struggle with the most – until your learner has become a Rock Star at all the tables!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do learners start?

They start by playing a game called ‘Gig’. Gig games diagnose each learner’s abilities on the tables and then determines which table they need to practise first.

How do you move on a level?

By getting an average speed of 3 seconds or less per question, by answering at least 20 questions correctly a minute (i.e. 20 correct answers in a 1 minute game, 40 in 2 minutes, or 60 in 3 minute games).

If you have any other questions please ask a member of staff.

Year 3 Swimming

As part of their safety training, children will need to bring pyjamas for swimming on Thursday. This is to replicate a real life situation and is compulsory as part of the swimming curriculum. Onesies are not suitable for this session. If children do not have pyjamas, shorts and a t-shirt are acceptable.

Unfortunately, children are not permitted to wear goggles throughout the session. As well as pyjamas, children will still need to bring their swimming kit for the safety session.

If you have any queries regarding this session, please feel free to speak to me on the door at the beginning/end of school.

Kind Regards

Mr Lamb

Y3 DT Project

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed recyclable materials for our DT project. Due to your efforts, it’s safe to say we have more than enough materials for the project to commence.

Kind regards

Mr Lamb

Year 3 DT Project

As part of our Mighty Metals project, we are currently designing robots. Next week, we will be making our very own. Please could we ask for donations of recyclable materials i.e cardboard, plastic bottles, toilet rolls and any other materials.

Regards

Mr Lamb