FRJS Summer Challenge
We have encouraged all children to do our Summer Challenges.
Children now need to return their cards to school so that we can check them and allocate certificates and prizes.
Your child can record all the books they read over the summer holidays with a brief comment about whether they have enjoyed what they have read and why.
Children need to return the completed reading log to school in September to receive their award.
It would also be great if we could have some pictures of children reading this summer, maybe while you are away on holiday, on a day trip, in the garden or in an unusual place. Email your pictures to school or tweet a photo.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @FRJSJun
Times Tables Challenge
The new National Curriculum requires children to have memorised their multiplication tables up to their 12x table by the end of Year 4. We need to work together to encourage children to learn their times tables by heart and develop accurate and faster recall of the related multiplication and division facts. We suggest children learn one x table at a time in the following order and record their progress on the back of their challenge booklet.
Bronze Award - Recite the relevant x tables in order, without hesitation. E.g. ‘one two is two. Two twos are four. Three twos are six’
Silver Award - Recite the relevant x table and recall it out of order without long pauses. E.g. What is eight multiplied by four? What is twelve multiplied by three?’
Gold Award – Recite the relevant x table, recall it out of order and know the related division fact. E.g. What is eight multiplied by four? What is 32 divided by eight? What is 32 divided by four?