Saturday, 3 December 2016

Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 2.12.16


This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Days of the week

Counting on and back to 20

Literacy and Language

This week we have learnt the sounds, z and ch. We are now getting to the end of the Set 1 Read Write Inc sounds. I’m aware that the children now have a lot to remember!  With Christmas activities creeping up on us now, we are taking our time to embed the letter formation and reading of words too.  

Knowledge and Understanding-

Re-capping our Welsh colour names

We have carried out an investigation this week to find out which materials are waterproof. Winnie the Pooh needed a new umbrella- we tested fabric, tissue, kitchen roll, plastic, and cardboard. Some groups will be doing this next week.

Using an app on the IPad called ‘Puppet Pals’ –the children chose characters and a setting and recorded their voice to create a story. They loved this! I’m sure it is a free app, so try it at home.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Use a calendar or something at home to look at the days of the week. Each day talk about what day it was yesterday and what day it is today and tomorrow. Try writing them out on some cards and asking them to put them in order.

Give them a starting number to count to 20 from or count back to 0 from. They find counting back from a number bigger than 10 tricky.

I used these games a few times this week for the children to order numbers, try some at home.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=order

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game

We are having a dress rehearsal on Monday 5th December, so please could you make sure your child has their costume in school. Thank you.

Have a nice weekend.

 


Friday, 2 December 2016

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 2.12.16

This week we have been

Literacy - writing a passage using our own ideas for Leon visiting the Place Between.
Numeracy - adding 10 to 2 and 3 digit numbers and adding multiples of 10.
PE - developing rugby skills. - passing the ball.

Activities to try at home

Literacy - next week we will be writing an alternative ending to the story for Leon and the Place Between. Think of ideas of how you could change the ending. Remember to make it exciting - just ideas.

Remember to put your spellings into sentences ready for Monday.

Numeracy - have a go at adding multiples of 10 together. Think of the if you know... Then you know .... So 1 + 2 = 3 so 10+20=30 and 100+200=300. Use this and work out difference combinations of sums. Also have a go at adding multiples of ten to different 2 and 3 digit numbers. 342 + 20 = 362.

Remember to keep learning your times tables - we are getting really good at 3 and 4 times tables. Remember you can challenge yourself on Topmarks hit the button.

We have our dress rehearsal on Monday morning - can you please make sure all costumes are in school. We are looking forward to seeing you at the concerts on Wednesday 7th December at 1.30pm or Thursday 8th December at 6pm. ( children need to be back in school by 5.30pm for this performance). Thank you.

Just a remind if you haven't already please send in a glass jar with your child next week to make our Christmas decorations, thank you. Have a lovely weekend.

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Year 5 week ending 2.12.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy- we completed our play scripts on Varjak Paw and performed them to each other in groups. The scripts and acting showed an amazing understanding of the text. We are tantalisingly close to finishing the novel!

Numeracy - we have completed a reasoning activity about football and started to add and subtract fractions.

Science - we have made exploding hulk hands using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, the results were impressive!

Christmas - we have begun the final rehearsals for our performance of Santa's on Strike ready for next week.

Carol service - we enjoyed a traditional carol service in church followed by the Christmas fayre.

Next week:

My maths homework has been set.

This will be the culmination of all the children's hard work with their two performances. We will be having our full dress rehearsal on Monday. Please could any remaining costumes be in on Monday at the latest.

Our maths lessons will be taking on a Christmas feel and we will starting making some of our Christmas crafts.

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Wedensday 7th and/or Thursday 8th for our performances.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Year 2 week ending 2/12/16

This week we have been learning:
Maths: building the two times table, reasoning activities linked with the two times table
Literacy: speaking loudly and clearly in the school play
Topic: looking at where food comes from

You can help at home by:
Maths: helping your child to learn their two times table. They need to be able to recall it rapidly. I will add some mymaths activities which will help them learn their two times table.
Literacy/ topic: Last week, only a few children wrote me and Mrs Peacock a letter telling us what they wanted to learn next term. There are five housepoints up for every letter that comes in. Our topic next term is our wonderful world. Think about which parts of the world you want to learn about, what countries and what our home corner should be!

We will start some of Christmas Craft activities next week. Could each child bring in an empty cereal box and a white sock! There are some children who still haven't brought their costumes in. Dress rehearsal is Monday!
Many thanks,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock


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Home Learning W/E 2.12.16 Year 1

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Report writing. Writing a recount using time connectives.

Numeracy- Collecting and analysing data.
Finding different ways of making specific amounts of money.
Finding difference between.

Humanities- Why we celebrate Christmas.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- My RWI group can write a report about bats including what they already know. Remember to use sub-headings, the word nocturnal and try to use words- so, but, and, because, also etc to extend your sentences.

Numeracy- Can you find the difference between 10 and 5,   16 and 8,   14 and 10,   21 and 5. Remember to count back using a number line or count on from the smallest number.
can you record different ways of making 20p, 24p, 27p and 29p. ( Try to avoid using 1p). The children find this quite a challenge. For eg.- 20p= 10p+5p=2p+2p+1p
 
I need just a few cereal boxes so if you have any large ones, could you please bring them in. Thank you.

Enjoy the weekend.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Year 6 w/e 25.11.16

This week we have been

Literacy- creating a newspaper article for an event in Macbeth
Maths- reasoning
Science- measuring distance of force by catapulting marshmallows

Our Xmas concert rehearsals are underway and you will have had a letter about ideas for costume. Please can these be in school by Friday 2nd December. Also from Monday, no scripts for our rehearsals as we now need to develop expression and actions. If you are still unsure of your lines please ensure you practice them as much as you can.

Our carol service will take place at 2pm on Thursday 1st at the church followed by the Xmas fayre. We would love it if you could join.

Have a good weekend
Miss Williams

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Year Five. Week Ending 28th November

Literacy - next week we will be looking at developing our novel into a play script and the elements necessary to write script.

Expressive arts - final designs have been made into reality, our capes look wonderful, we are looking forward to wearing them for our superhero dance! .

Welsh -we are writing an email to a friend expressing an opinion about an activity they may like to take part in. Using extended opinions and third person. Next week we are completing a reading activity focusing on the poem 'Mynd drot dot'.

Christmas play - we have begun rehearsals with year six in readiness for our Christmas performance. It is now time for us all to not to use our scripts!

Kilometre - we completed our kilometre this week, plotting our results on our line graph

We look forward to seeing you if you are able to join us for our Carol Service on Thursday at St Nicholas Church, 2pm and afterwards at the School Fayre. The start of a wonderful few weeks at a very special time of year!

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 25.11.16


This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Measuring and comparing lengths

Using a non-standard unit to estimate and measure

Literacy and Language

This week we have learnt the sounds, y, w and th and been reading and writing words with all the sounds in that we have learnt so far

Knowledge and Understanding-

Re-capping our Welsh colour names

Talking about who is in our family and creating our own family tree

We have investigated if the person with the biggest hands can pick up the most objects.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We have been using lots of vocabulary concerning measuring and comparing length this week. We started off by looking at two lengths and using ‘longest/tallest or shortest/smallest.’ Then increased to three or four items, and ordered them from shortest to longest. We then used a sentence …. is longer than… or … is shorter than….

We then went onto estimating and measuring. So we used lots of different items to use a measuring tool, hands, feet, pens, dominoes etc. We estimated first and then measured. The children were great at this.

Have a look at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=6 (The 2nd game down called Big and Small has a good ‘main session’ section, as has the ‘The Zoo.’ )

Knowledge and Understanding-

We looked at the names of the Welsh colours this week, most children knew them from nursery/play-group. I used the question ‘Pa liw?’ which just means ‘which colour?’ Get them to teach you some colours if you don’t know them!

We talked about who is in our families this week, who lived in our house etc. We created a simple family tree going far back as Grandparents. Have a chat about who their Grandparents are parents of!

We did a simple investigation this week to see if there was any correlation between size of hands and how many objects can be picked up. We drew around hands and measured them using multi-link cubes. Then had a go at picking up cubes from a container and counted how many could be picked up in one go. We then looked at our results to see if the person with the biggest hands picked up the most. Often they didn’t! Try it at home, it was a good way to record data and look at what results tell us.

Please could you make sure all your child’s clothes are labelled. I have a pile of 4 or 5 jumpers again that have no name on. Thank you.

 Have a nice weekend.

 


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 25.11.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recounts. Naming letters. Recap sounds ea, oi and a-e (as in make).

Numeracy- Time. Adding 3 numbers. Matching money to specific amounts.

Humanities- Creating an advent calendar.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Write about something you did on the weekend using time connectives. For eg.- First I woke up and had my breakfast. Then I dashed up to my bedroom to get dressed. Next I..........................Several minutes later.......................Meanwhile..................Finally.................

Numeracy- Continue to reinforce o'clock times. Roll a dice 3 times and add the numbers together. Roll the dice twice and take the smallest number from the biggest number. Find different ways of making 20p. Identify different coins.

Thank You. Enjoy the weekend.

Dosbarth Mr Green

Home learning blog

Week commencing: November 21st 2016

Dear parents please take a look in your child's 'Homework Log'. You will be able to see their spellings for the week. Your child will receive ten house points if they return the log by the following Friday with sentences that include the spellings. Ensure they know the definitions of the words to place into context. This is done to improve your child's range of vocabulary.

Numeracy –This week's work to revise is: 2D and 3D shapes. My Maths has been set for your child.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

Year 3 Home Learning Blog

This week we have been

Literacy - looking at the charcaters of Little Mo, Tom and Pete and how their feelings differ from Leon in the story.
Maths - learning that 1/4 is 1/2 of a half using shapes and numbers.
Science - discussing and identifying healthy and unhealthy foods and drinks.
Art - developing design ideas for our superhero masks.

Activities to try at home

Maths - have a go at the following website where there is a speed challegne activity.  Select the fractions and decimals then start with the 1/2.  Write your answers on a piece of paper as you can check your answers at the end.  Challenge yourself and see if you can improve each time. If your child becomes confident with 1/2 then try 1/4.  

Science - we have been discussing healthy and unhealthy foods in class.  Have a go at the following website activity to sort foods into different food groups. 

We will be starting our christmas craft activities next week.  Please could you send in a small glass jar (wrapped carefully so it doesn't break) with your child next week.  Clean empty jam/marmalade jar would great.  Thank you.

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Year Two week ending 25/11/16

This week we have been learning:
Maths: Finding the difference by counting on, finding the difference between two prices. 
Literacy: Writing letters to persuade Father Christmas to put u on the good list
Christmas Play: Speaking loudly and clearly so that the whole hall can hear our lines

You can help at home by:
Maths: There are two mymaths activities set. Next week we will be looking at times tables. By the end of Year 2 we hope that all children know their 2,5 and 10 times tables. Some children have chosen this as their current maths target and have said they are determined to achieve it by Christmas!! You will find plenty of games/ activities on mymaths to help your child practise their timetables. Log in as the school but don't login as your child and then you will have access to all the activities on the website. 
Literacy: Write a letter to me explaining what you want to learn next term. Our topic for next term is called "Our Wonderful World" and was put forward as an option by some of the class. What countries do you want to learn about? What do you want to learn about each country? What should our home corner be? 
Christmas Play: Please continue to encourage your child to project their voice when practising their lines, use expression and, in some cases, slow down!

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Year 3 home learning w.e18.11.16

This week we have been

Literacy - writing and up levelling our own opening paragraphs for Leon and the Place Between
Maths - learning the inverse operation of multiplying as dividing
Art - researching different styles of masks
Welsh - saying where we live, who we live with and if we like where we live.

Activities to try at home
Maths - Learning the opposite of multiplying is dividing. The children really enjoyed playing the Hit the Button game on Topmarks to reinforce their learning. They asked me to put the link on the HLB.
Http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. Use the times and divide buttons and focus on 2, 3, 4, and 5 times tables. Can you improve your score?

Art - continue to look for interesting mask designs to add to your art book for ideas to design your own mask - don't design it yet, just ideas please.

Welsh - use your Welsh place mat and tell me where you live, who you live with, and why you like living there.

Remember to learn your spellings ready for Monday. Also continue to learn your 3 and 4 times tables, it will really help you next week - well done to all who are working hard to do this.

A little request, as the weather is getting colder you may wish to send in tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for your child to wear during PE. We try and get outside at least once a week for our PE and having suitable clothing in school really helps. Thank you.
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Year 5 week ending 18.11.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - comparing similarities and differences between settings and finding examples of how S.F.Said creates tension in his writing.

Numeracy - investigating congruent shapes, different types of triangles and making 3d shapes from nets - all using pasta!

Expressive arts - final designs have been made for our capes, including logo's, in preparation for next week.

Science - we enjoyed an incredible trip to the Blake Theatre, watching fantastic experiments involving fire and exploding ping pong balls!

Welsh - using the placemat to describe ourselves.

Christmas play - we have begun rehearsals with year six in readiness for our Christmas performance.

Kilometre - unfortunately we didn't do our kilometre this week because of the Children in Need ramble. however, we will catch up on week 3 next week.

How you can help at home:

Literacy - begin to think of themes that keep reoccurring during Varjak Paw, for example bravery or loneliness.

Numeracy - my maths has been set starting this Friday. I have also included a link for a game we played in class this week on congruent shapes which proved very popular.
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/ice-blocker/

Welsh - write to a friend, showing how you can express an

Capes - during the afternoons next week we will be making our superhero capes according to the designs the children have made. We have plain white material, fabric pens, sequins, buttons and off cuts of felt. If you have any spare scraps of material, ribbon etc that we could use we would be very grateful. If your child has something specific in mind they would like to add then please make sure it is in school on Monday, but please don't feel you need to buy anything.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 18.11.16


This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Adding 1 to a number- one more

Taking away 1 from a number- one less

Literacy and Language

This week we have learnt the sounds, j and v and been reading and writing words with all the sounds in that we have learnt so far.  

Knowledge and Understanding-

The festival of Diwali. This is the Hindu festival of light.

We have begun to use the keyboard to type a few words on the computer this week. It’s a bit tricky for them as most keyboards are in capital letters, but they all managed to type their name after it was written in capital letters for them to copy.

Welsh- Asking ‘Sut wyt ti? (How are you?) and responding.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We have begun to use a number sum this week for one more +1 and one less -1. The children are becoming quite confident at knowing one more and one less mentally, so we had a go at recording with a sum, e.g 5+1 or 3-1. They used objects to add to the pile or take away.

 Try some at home. Use the same number, for example, 5, one more than 5 is 6 (5+1 ) and one less than 5 is 4, (5-1).

Knowledge and Understanding-

We have started to look at the festival of Diwlai. We heard the story of Rama and Sita, which is remembered during the festival. The Hindu translation literally means ‘row or line of lights.’ We have started to look at how the festival is celebrated, which we will do more of next week; this included looking at Rangoli patterns. Use this link to find out more-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833

Perhaps they could design their own Rangoli Pattern or a firework picture.

Ask them to tell you about the Welsh we have learnt this week, we have practised Sut wyt ti, which means how are you? We have responded with a few different answers, e.g da iawn, (very well), wedi blino (tired) or gweddol (ok or so so)

We have had a lot of illness this week, with up to 7 children off for a few days, we hope they are all back with us on Monday!!

Have a nice weekend.

 


Year 2 week ending 18/11/16

This week we have been learning:
Maths: Comparing amounts of money and finding the difference between 2 amounts.
Christmas Play: We have practised the Christmas Play twice this week focusing on encouraging the children to project their voices to the back of the hall. 
Literacy: reading, spelling, writing a story

You can help at home by:
Maths: I have set two tasks on mymaths. The pattern task is very short but the money activity might take a little longer. 
Christmas Play: Please help your child to learn their lines. We only have two weeks now until the performance! Encourage them to speak clearly, loudly and with expression.
Literacy: Continue to read with your child and to encourage them to learn their spellings. Even if they seem too easy, it is worth them practising them as they can often get them right in a spelling test but not when using them within their writing. The more they practise them, the more they will get them right when writing stories and other genre. 

Have a wonderful weekend,
Year 2 team


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Year 6 w/e 18.11.16

This week we have been-


Literacy- writing a play script for Chapter 4 of Macbeth 


Maths- measuring and drawing angles and converting between fractions, decimals and percentages 


Science- making observations about friction through a jelly experiment 


Topic/ICT- presenting our New York powerpoints to the class 


You can help at home by-


Please keep learning your lines for the concert if you don't yet know them off by heart. The concert is only 3 weeks away so you should be starting to know your words without the script.  Keep reading your books and learning your spellings.


Mymaths activities are available but please keep learning your times tables- these are so important to help with your understanding and knowledge of various areas within Numeracy. 


If you have any spare/ unwanted boxes ( not too big) that we could have for our concert props then please bring them in for us to use. 


Have a good weekend


Miss. Williams 

Home Learning W/E 18.11.16. Year 1

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Instructions. Letter sound ur (as in nurse, hurt, burn etc.). Writing cards to our new neighbours.

Numeracy- Measuring length and width. O' clock times. Number bonds of 6  7  8  and 12.

Science- Beginning to understand the importance of a varied diet.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps a little spelling test using the sounds ir as in whirl and ur as in purse. Do you know which is the correct spelling pattern?

If your child has a part to read in the Christmas Concert, please could you help them read clearly and portray their voice to an audience.

Also could you help your child to name the letters in their Christian and surnames and begin to identify all capital letters.

Numeracy- Perhaps over the weekend you could ask your child the time (o' clock times). Discuss specific times over the weekend. For eg.- It's 12 o' clock, time for dinner. It's 7 o' clock, time for bed etc.

Science- Over the weekend perhaps you could talk about the importance of a colourful, varied diet. For eg. meat, fish, nuts and pulses to help us grow. Pasta, potatoes, cereals and bread to give us energy etc. What was the most colourful meal you had on the weekend?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.