Saturday, 21 January 2017

Y6 w/e 20.1.17

This week we have been

Literacy- identifying characteristics for characters and making inferences

Maths- rotating, translating and reflecting shapes and symmetry

Topic- stared to look at the Titanic and main events that took place

Science- writing our conclusion for our investigation into pulse and exercise

You can help at home by-

Literacy- imagine you are Lina. Write from her point of view about what's happened and how she feels

Maths- revise concepts covered such as fractions, decimals, percentages, rounding, fractions of amounts, adding, subtracting, multiplication and division. Also your xtables

Topic- what can you find out about Titanic?

Welsh- I will be starting to record you next week speaking about yourself. Revise the language and sentences to use with reasons

Have a good weekend
Miss. Williams


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Friday, 20 January 2017

Year Two week ending 20/1/17

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: adding and subtracting single digit from and to 2 digit number.
Using our adding and subtracting when answering reasoning questions
2, 5, 10 times tables

Literacy: Writing Fact files about famous, historic Egyptian people.

Topic: Finding Egypt on the map, looking at which continent it is in, the countries surrounding, the river Nile , its capital city and the seas around it.

You can help at home:

Maths: There are new differentiated mymaths activities on the website. Keep practising your 2 , 5 and 10 times tables. All the class need to be able to recall these faster.

Literacy/ Topic: In preparation for your presentation later in the term, find out the names of some famous historic people from the country you have chosen. Can you write a short fact file about them which you can use in your presentation. Find your country on the map if you haven't already done so. What continent is it in? Which countries surround it? What is to the North, East, South or West? Does it have a major river? Are there any seas surrounding it?

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Year 5: Week Ending 20th January 2017


Numeracy: We have thoroughly enjoyed our work on area and perimeter this week using lego to help us. No mymaths work will be set this week instead write 7 statements for the true/ false maths board. You must know the correct answers. 
e.g. if a bus sets 53 people, only 4 buses are needed for 209 people. True or false?
6 x 8 = 48 true/ false?

Literacy: we are nearing the end of our work on 'Bling'. Next week we will be writing our diary entry, in the role of Billy. Consider the features needed for a successful diary entry and how the diary entry will end. What did Billy finally do? 

Big Write: (Mr Green's Group) are completing their BBC 500 words piece of writing on Friday. The children watched the live introduction to this, they need to think about the setting, characters and feelings in preparation for writing. 

ICT: Thankfully our ICT is fully functioning and we have all been able to log on to the new system. Next week we will begin our skills lessons, looking at creating spreadsheets using excel. you may want to familiarise yourselves before next weeks lesson. 

Swimming continues on Tuesday morning and our PE session is on a Thursday afternoon. it would be useful to have indoor and outdoor PE Kit in case of any changes to the hall timetable. 

Viney Hill Meeting: Meeting for forthcoming residential on Thursday 9th February at 3.40pm. If you are unable to make it please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Peacock who will be able to help you with any queries. 

Many thanks
Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock


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Year 3 Home Learning 20.01.17

This week we have been learning

 

Literacy - using compound words, revisiting the use of onomatopoeia, alliteration and personification.

Numeracy - adding 2 digit numbers and then looking at subtraction using a range of strategies.

Science - recapping the properties of materials and why materials are used for different objects.

Humanities - finding out facts using the internet relating to the effects of pollution on the land and in the sea.

 

Activities to try at home

 

Literacy - can you remember what a compound word is?  Create some of your own compound words - you can make nonsense ones too.  Put you compound word into a silly sentence using one of the poetic features we have been recapping this week.

 

Numeracy - mymaths is set this week.  Have a go and see if you can use some of the strategies we have learnt.  You may find the subtraction more tricky - don't worry we will be revisiting this next week in class. 

 

Science - why is a saucepan made from metal and not wood?  why is a window made from glass and not fabric?  Discuss different objects and what they are made from - list the properties of the materials that make them suitable for the product.

 

Humanities - continue to bring in facts you are finding out about pollution and the effect it is having on our world.  Can you find any interest facts relating to the amount of rubbish each country throws away each year?  We can add this information onto our display.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Year 6 w/e 13.1.17

Welcome back, I hope you've all had a good Christmas break and thank you all very much for your gifts.

This week we have been

Maths- interpreting and constructing pie charts and revising written methods including inverse

Literacy- story mapping a play script and seeing how it could change

Science- investigating the affect of exercise on our pulse

App hack is now under way where the children are developing the app in readiness for the launch in the summer term.

You can help at home by

Literacy- choose your favourite story and think about how the story might change if the characters acted differently or had a different personality. Keep reading and learning your spellings also.

Maths- please recap your timestables as many of you seem to have forgotten some of them!! Also please go over the inverse to ensure you are fully confident.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Williams

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Year 5 week ending 13.1.17

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - finding examples of imagery and relative clauses.

Numeracy - solving one step algebraic equations.

Science - learning how the water cycle works.

Humanities - we have begun our topic of "Under the sea" by researching the Titanic. Everyone was amazed by just how quickly it sank.

P.E - swimming lessons began this week with everyone swimming really well.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy - my maths homework has been set for you on equations.

Science - we would like you to conduct a study of water usage in your home over the course of several days. Keep a tally chart of how often water is used in your house and for what purpose e.g cleaning teeth, washing hands, flushing the toilet, washing up, washing machine etc. Also, if you are able to bring in a plastic mixing bowl and an old mug, we would be very grateful as we are going to be using them for a science experiment on Monday.

I.C.T - next week we will be learning how to use excel, in particular spreadsheets and formatting cells. If you would like a challenge, try entering the water usage data you have collected from your home.

Class jobs - if you would like to be considered for a class job this term, please fill out the application form and bring it back to school next week. Interviews will take place on Wednesday!

Swimming - please could all children bring a t-shirt and shorts to swimming lessons every week in a separate carrier bag. Each lesson the children will be swimming with their clothes on top of their costumes.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.
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Year 3 Home learning w.e 16.01.17

This week we have been

 

Numeracy - multiplying and dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by 10 and 100.

 

Literacy - putting actions to our poem - Water Cycle

 

Humanities - beginning to learn about the world around us.

 

Activities to try at home

 

Numeracy - have a go at the maths set on the mymaths website.  It is great to see many of the children completing these activities and it really helps them with their class work.

 

Literacy - remember to learn your spellings.  Also have a go at finding out the definition for each word using a dictionary.  You could also put them in alphabetical order.

 

Humanities - begin to research pollution and the effects it has on our planet.  We are going to be designing posters using ICT to encourage others to look after our planet - use the internet to look at different types of posters.  Also find out some interesting facts relating to how pollution is effecting our planet and what we can do to stop it. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Year 2 Week ending 13/1/17

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: Building the 2, 5 and 10 Times tables. We have linked multiplication with repeated addition, answered multiplication problems and begun to practice rapidly recalling the times tables. On Friday 13th i will be sending home a sheet with ideas on how to help your child learn their times tables as well as times tables wheels which you may want to cut out and stick up in the kitchen. We will be focusing on 2,5 and 10 times tables but, if you feel your child is ready to move on, carry on with the 3 and 4 times tables. 

Literacy/ Topic: This week we have been looking at Airports and have written a poem based on an airport. Last week i asked you to start researching a country of your choice. Some of the work that has come in is fantastic. Continue to find facts on your country but see if you can find a poem about your country. If you can't, why don't you try to write one. Keep all your information about your country at home as we will be using it later in the term to create fact files and to present to the class. 
Can you find out how to say hello in a different language so we can use it during registration. So far we have: English, Welsh, French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese and Hawaiian. 

Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Peacock and Mrs Schartz
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Home learning Dosbarth Mr Green

Dosbarth Mr Green (Year 4)

Home learning blog

Week commencing: January 9th 2017

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.

Numeracy – This week we have been using strategies to calculate division. We have used the number line as below:

53 ÷ 4

                 10 x 4             2 x 4          1x4     remainder 1

                        40                  48          52               53

10 + 2 + 1 = 13r1

 

And the bus stop method: Use the My Maths homework that has been set.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Home Learning W/E 13.1.17 Year 1


Our topic this term is The Rainforest. We have made a good start all ready and the children have been really excited about creating our Rainforest Cafe. We will soon be open for action and serving delicious meals created by the children!! Our class assembly will be at the end of this term (dates to be confirmed), based around our learning this term.

Literacy- Sounds- ur (as in nurse), er (mother) and ir (whirl).
Writing a tantalising dish to serve in our Rainforest Café.

Numeracy- Shape. Number bonds to 10 and 20. Counting on.

Humanities- Researching the animals that live in the rainforest. The layers of the rainforest. Beginning to understand the importance of the rainforest on the environment.

Creative- Using various resources to make some or the animals that live in the Rainforest.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you write about one layer of the rainforest and the animals that live in this particular part? Or you could just draw a picture and label it. (There are 4 layers. The forest floor, the understory, the canopy and the emergent layer).

Numeracy- Choose a number between 0-10. Count on to make 20. Record your number sentence. For eg. 2+18=20. If this is too much of a challenge, just count on to make number bonds to 10.

We have started our weekly yoga sessions with Mrs Ryder based on the Rainforest. I am really impressed with the flexibility of the children and their listening skills. So thank you Mrs Ryder for giving up your time. 

Thank you. Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Year 3 Home learning w.e. 6.1.17

This week we have been

Maths - marking 3 digit numbers on a number line.
Literacy - beginning to learn about poetic features - repetition, rhyme, alliteration.
IT - entering information onto an excel spreadsheet.

Activities to try at home

Maths. Draw a line from 0 to 100. On the line mark different 2 digit numbers (if possible use squared paper it can help). Once completed have a go using number lines for different 100s. For example 200 to 300, or 600 to 700. Mark different numbers along the number lines. Talk about the numbers for example 265 is bigger than 250 so it will more than half way along the line or 390 is nearly 400 therefore it will be close to the end of the line.

Literacy - this week we have been learning about tongue twisters, nonsense poems and riddles, some of them were very funny. Choose one of the types of poems and make up one of your own to read out in class next week. See if you can make us laugh!

Remember to learn your spellings for your test on Monday. Instead of putting the words into sentences (although you still can if you would like to), I have asked the children to use a dictionary to find the definition of the word and bring them into show me. We will also be focusing on learning our 9 and 11 times tables this term (although you need to continue to learn 2,3,4,5 and 10 at home).

Have a good weekend.
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Year 5: Week Ending- 6th January 2017


Happy New Year!

This week we have introduced our new topic, focusing on 'Under the Sea'. We have discussed and collaborated in preparation for our future learning. 

Try and research in preparation any facts you can find about the ocean. We have already had some interesting ones! 

In numeracy, we were calculating the cost of our presents if they had been reduced in price by 10%, 12%, 15% etc... try some at home. We also found ways to convert fractions into to decimals to identify equivalent amounts. 

In literacy we have begun our study of a modern day myth called 'Bling!' that gives the main character a dilemma...we have had interesting debates about what he should do and why!

In Art and Design we have begun to, using HWb research 'expressionism'. At home find out the artists from this time and the style of pieces. 

Don't forget we have swimming on Tuesday 10th, please bring in appropriate kit. 


Many thanks Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock
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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Year Two week ending 5/1/17

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Reading Comprehension
Maths: Number words to 100 and place value - hundreds, tens and units
Topic: Introducing our topic, Our Wonderful World, and finding countries on the World Map

You can help at home by:

Literacy: When you listen to your child read, ask them questions about the story. Try to ask them straight forward questions but also what the author might be inferring in the text. Check their understanding of words such as certainly, particularly, usually. Ask them to find words in the text. e.g. find a word that shows us that the character is angry. 

Maths: I have set a place value activity on mymaths. For some of you, the activity will include negative numbers which we haven't introduced yet. Please use the lesson to help you understand this concept. You all have a revision activity on 2D and 3D shape - i wonder if you can remember the names of these shapes!

Topic: Choose a country which you are interested in or have visited and start to find out facts about it. Can you find out where it is on the World Map? What animals would you find there? What is the land like? What language is spoken? What is the capital city? Keep your facts safe as you will be using them over the next few weeks in a couple of projects. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Peacock and Mrs Schartz
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