Saturday, 21 April 2018

Year Two week ending 20/4/18

What  a lovely week we have had. We have made a good start on our new topic, London, writing poems about the Tube, creating a role-play area with a ticket station and a tube train and discussing what the children would like to learn. The children also had their first yoga lesson this week with Mrs Ryder which they loved and in PE we have started athletics. We will still be running the Daily Mile as frequently as we can particularly as the ground is dry at the moment. 
We have had a look at how we are organising the spellings as we are aware that they have been coming home on different days which is confusing for all. All children should have come home with their new spellings on Thursday - we will give them a week to learn them and then start our new system of spellings a week on Tuesday. From Tuesday 1st of May, the children will be tested each Tuesday and receive new spellings straight after their test. Could you ensure that your child has their homework book in on Tuesdays so that they can stick their new, differentiated spellings in. We will no longer be doing spellings in their yellow , reading record. This will give us more time to focus on reading during Guided reading sessions and will be inline with how they organise spellings in the KS2. 
You may be aware that the children will be doing the national tests in just over a week. As it is the first time they have done them, we have done a few practice ones this week. They all seem to have coped very well with them. This week we have spent some time revising different topics and how to answer certain types of questions. 

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Continue to read your home readers and other books as often as you can, practise your spellings.
Maths: I have set two new mymaths activities 
Topic: Find out facts about the London Undergound. How old is it? How many lines are there? How many trains do they have? How far does it run? if you have time watch the London Marathon this Sunday and see if you can spot some of the famous landmarks. 

Most importantly, get outside and enjoy the sun! 
Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Schartz and the Year Two team



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Friday, 20 April 2018

Year 5 week ending 20.4.18


Year 5 week ending 20th April 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy and Numeracy – we are busy preparing for the national tests which will take place in a few weeks' time.  This has comprised of sitting past papers and focussing on specific areas of numeracy and reasoning.

Humanities – we have been rehearsing for our KS2 assembly on the Victorians.

Welsh –  we are reading the book "Mynd yr ysgol".

How you can help at home:

Numeracy / literacy – the links below will take you to sample papers.  It would be extremely helpful if you could practice these with your child if you haven't already done so.  There is also work set on mymaths and the children have been given a comprehension on Queen Victoria.

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/numeracy-sample-materials/?lang=en

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/reading-sample-materials/?lang=en

Numeracy – the children have also been using the following website to practise skills they feel less confident with and have asked for it to be included so they can continue at home.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/

Spellings – please encourage the children to practice their spellings, in particular writing them in sentences in their homework books to show their understanding of the words.

Key Stage Two assembly – please help your child to learn their words if they do not know them already and we would appreciate having costumes in as soon as possible.  The outfits that they wore to St Fagan's before Easter will be perfect so please don't feel you have to get anything else.

Viney Hill – we are now able to confirm that we have been able to rebook Viney Hill for the dates of 8th – 10th May.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder.


 



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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 20.4.18

Our topic this term is London and the children have come up with lots of ideas of what they want to find out. We have already created an open top bus for tours around London and are presently designing a dress for Meghan Markle.

This week we are learning about-

Literacy- Sounds ire, ure (sure it's pure) and ir.
Writing a spring poem.
Letter names and dictionary work.

Numeracy- Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
Place value.

Humanities- What to we know about London? What would we like to find out?

How to help your child.
Literacy- Can you write down 2 facts about The Shard and Big Ben?

Numeracy- Perhaps you could get a number of objects, say 20. How many groups of 2? How many groups of 5? How many groups of 10. (Repeat with other numbers). Only use groupings of 2, 5 and 10).
Place Value - The value of each digit. For eg. 23= 20=3  34=30+4
Can you find the value of these numbers? 24  67  54  and 28.

Thank you for your support. Have a lovely weekend.




Year 3 Home learning w.e. 20.04.18

This week we have been

Literacy – writing a new chapter for the story of Black Beauty.

Numeracy – solving addition problems using. Learning our times tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 so we can recall them quickly and out of order.

PE – developing our ball control in football and in hockey

 

Activities to try at home

Numeracy / literacy – we are beginning to prepare for the national numeracy and reading tests. 

Please use the link below to practice.

 

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/numeracy-sample-materials/?lang=en

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/reading-sample-materials/?lang=en

 

Also please continue to learn your times tables – they are really important and help you solve lots of different maths problems.

 

Remember to learn your spellings for your test on Monday – we also talked about writing sentences using your spelling words and using a dictionary to find out the definition of the words.

 

We have also been rehearsing for our KS2 Assembly – please continue to learn your words, saying them clearly and loudly.  Just to confirm your child can wear the costume they wore to St Fagans for the assembly.  If you have any concerns then please let me know.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Friday, 30 March 2018

Year Two week ending 30th March

We have had such a busy week preparing for our Afternoon Tea. We were so proud of all their hard work and their brilliant performances. What a way to end the term and our topic!

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: To research facts about Lewis Carroll and use them to write a biography of him. 
Numeracy: To add halves and quarters (of sandwiches), to work out profits and to double and halve quantities of ingredients
Topic: Practise and prepare for a performance

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Continue to read as much as possible either on your own or with parents or siblings. If you have younger siblings, read their bedtime story to them. 
Numeracy: I have set some mymaths activities to help. If you want to practise your targets from your reports, just log onto mymaths with the school login details but don't put your individual login details in. Then you can choose any activity which fits your target. (Log in details: Trellech, mymaths)
Topic: Our new topic for next term is London. This is a huge topic and we would like the children to think about what they would to learn about within the topic. Would they like to look at the history, geography, the cultural diversity, the transport etc. make a list and bring it into school to share with the class. 

Most importantly, have lots of fun and rest over the Easter Holidays and we will see you in April! 
Mrs Schartz x
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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Y6 w/e 29.3.18

We have had a busy week!
We enjoyed our trip to St Fagans on Monday and enjoyed finding out about school life during that time. The children also completed their cycling level 1 training, notification of who were successful will be passed onto me in the next few weeks.

We have been helping Foundation Phase prepare for their Afternoon tea parties also by folding napkins into fans and making chocolate Easter nest cakes.

The children have also started to watch the Oliver Twist musical dvd to compare with the novel- identifying similarities and differences.

After Easter we will be practicing lots for the National tests, looking at different strategies and methods as well as our Ks2 assembly.

Please learn your words for both the Oliver songs and your script. All lines should be learnt by the time we get back as we will be wanting to focus on expression, acting and positioning.


Have a lovely Easter and enjoy the break before another manic term!
Miss. Williams

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Year 5 week ending 29.3.18

Year 5 week ending 29th March 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been exploring the maths involved in Easter eggs such as best value, range and mean.

Literacy – we have written reports based on our trip to St Fagan's.

Science – we have investigated the different parts of the eye and their functions.

Humanities – we had a wonderful trip to St Fagan's on Monday, enjoying a lesson as Victorian children.  Thank you so much for the wonderful costumes – the children looked amazing!

Welsh –  we have begun reading the book "Mynd yr ysgol".

How you can help at home:

Numeracy / literacy – after Easter we will begin preparing for the national numeracy and reading tests.  Please use the link below to practice.

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/numeracy-sample-materials/?lang=en

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/reading-sample-materials/?lang=en

Swimming – we will have one more week of swimming after the Easter holidays on the 18th April. 

Spellings – please encourage the children to practice their spellings, in particular writing them in sentences in their homework books to show their understanding of the words.

Key Stage Two assembly – we will begin rehearsing after the holidays so please practice your lines, ensuring they are clear and projected for all to hear.

Humanities – research different objects used by the Victorians, pick one and try making a 3D replica of your favourite one.

Thank you for all your hard work and support this term.  Have a relaxing and happy Easter.

Mrs Maunder.


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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Year Two week ending 23/3/18

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: Finishing stories, reading comprehension
Numeracy: measuring length and capacity
Topic: Practising our performance for Afternoon Tea, Painting a canvas to sell to our parents at the Afternoon tea, Creating Welsh menus

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Continue to practise your reading and spellings. Next week we will be writing a biography of Lewis carroll. Find some interesting facts which you can use in your biography. 
Numeracy: there are two new mymaths activities to complete. If you have any problems with mymaths please let me know.
Topic: Practise your words or your instrumental piece for the Afternoon tea.

We are looking forward to seeing you at next week's Afternoon tea. Could you help your child to practise their words or their piece. As part of our topic work and Numeracy, we will be selling the children's art work to raise money for the FP outside area. They have all painting a canvas incorporating their work on Van Gogh and Alice in Wonderland. They are looking beautiful. Next week the children will be working out how much to sell them for and how much profit they might make. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz
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