Dear [NAME] May is a lovely month and the start of summer. It is great to be able to enjoy being outside and feel the sun. In this newsletter we have included papers to extend your child's vocabulary, a fun maths paper and revision papers for those pupils who have examinations soon. There are also some super books as Giveaways this month which would be brilliant for reading during the summer.
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KS1 English Peter Rabbit is a favourite character so enjoy reading this paper together. Children with an extensive vocabulary do much better in English so encourage them to think about words in the papers below.
KS1 maths Maths is enjoyable so try this fun paper and encourage your child to concentrate and think laterally. Use a clock to test their time-telling as well as working on the time and clocks paper together.
KS2 maths It is useful to allow your child to spend money and work out the change when you are shopping. In data handling you should explain that it is necessary to read the complete question first and then work in stages.
Foundation Stage Everyone should enjoy numbers so ask your child to use the counting and number paper with a friend to see who completes it correctly. Have fun together with the other papers and make learning enjoyable.
Science Floating and sinking is interesting, especially in the bath and will illustrate the science behind this principle. Adaptation and condensation are frequently asked questions in an examination paper.
Topics A pirate topic is exciting so encourage pupils to use colourful words. Africa is a fascinating and vibrant continent so enjoy this topic together. Let us hope that the weather this summer is fine so that we can enjoy some sunshine!
Take a look at our super Giveawaysfor this month. The Tracing paper Colouring book is a great new take on an old favourite. For budding scientists, we have a super set of Nick and Tesla books. The Colour Thief is a moving picture book and Catkin is a sweet story; there are also 5 Catherine Rayner books to be won. There's phonics help with flashcards. Kenny Wright is a great read.