19 January 2024

Friday 19 January 2024

Our whole-school homework this week is:

Reading: please make sure your child is reading on a daily basis.

Number Fact Fluency: Use Numbots or Times Table Rock Stars in regular short bursts.

Talk Time

Our Talk Time this week relates to the vocabulary that we’re learning about in our current History topic.

 Thinking about the new topic vocabulary, I can begin to use the words at home.

 Years 1 and 2 History vocabulary:

 

past something that has already happened
present something that is happening now
ancient very old
modern the present day
similarity when something is the same
difference when something is different
sequence put in the correct order
trade an area of land ruled by a monarch (a king or queen)
timeline a list of important events arranged in order

 Years 3 and 4 History vocabulary:

 

chronology arrangement of events or dates in time order
empire a large group of countries or states ruled by an emperor
invasion when a country or region is invaded by an armed force
tax a payment you must make to a ruler or government
to resist to stand up to or fight back against something
innovation an improvement or replacement for something
bias a viewpoint that may be based more on opinion than fact
kingdom an area of land ruled by a monarch (a king or queen)

 Years 5 and 6 History vocabulary:

 

chronology arrangement of events or dates in time order
primary source a source of evidence created at the time of event (eg diaries, letters, photographs, newspaper articles, artefacts)
secondary source a source of evidence created after time of the event (eg replica objects, text books, illustrations)
invasion when a country or region is invaded by an armed force
civilisation the society considered most advanced at a time
caliph ruler in a Muslim country
golden-age a time when an activity or society is at its best
innovation an improvement or replacement for something
trade the exchange of goods and services
impact the effect one thing has on another

Some of the words may not have been covered in class yet so be sure to refer to the definitions for words your child seems less confident about.

Encourage your child to think back to their history learning so far. The following questions might prompt your child to remember even more about the vocabulary:

This Talk Time provides the perfect opportunity to apply some of the oracy skills that we’ve been working on so far this year. These R2s will help your child to speak about the vocabulary confidently, fluently and at a good pace:

Challenge yourself to play the ‘Erm…’ game. Start a stopwatch when you begin talking about a word. Keep the time running until you say a filler phrase like ‘erm’, ‘umm’, ‘you know’, ‘like’ or pause for more than a few seconds. Have a couple of attempts for each word to see if you can improve on your timings. How long can you talk for?