Saturday, 16 September 2017

Year Two week ending 15th September

Hello and welcome to Year Two. We will endeavour to write this blog every Friday but, like this week, there might be the odd occasion when it gets written on Saturday morning! The class have settled really quickly into Year Two and we are really impressed with their behaviour, listening skills and how hard they work. At the moment the class have P.E. on Monday and swimming on Wednesdays. I will update you on this blog should this change. On Fridays we will have class music and this year the children will be learning the recorder. We have recorders at school but you are welcome to use one from home. Indeed it would be great if the children could practise at home from time to time. 

This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: We have been looking at what makes Roald Dahl's writing style so special and individual, and writing warning posters about the enormous crocodile in his style. Choose your favourite Roald Dahl character and look at how he has described them. Did he use made up words? Did he add suffixes (tious, cious) to the verbs or describing words? Did he use any similies? Did he use alliteration? 
Numeracy: We have been learning about Place Value and looking at how many tens there are in  2 and 3 digit numbers. We have also been practising measuring to the nearest cm. I have noticed that a lot of the children need to learn their doubles to 20. Most can work out the answers but need to be able to recall them rapidly. Please help your child to learn 2+2 = 4, 3+3= 6, 4+4= 8, 5+5=10, 6+6= 12, 7+7= 14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18 and 10+10=20. There are many different ways to do this from writing them down, to reciting. This week we have been playing a game called 'Ping Pong'. Ask your child to explain it to you.  One of my favourite websites has a great game to practise Place value. Just click on this link:https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts 
This is a good game to practise all number bonds to 10 and does include some doubles:http://www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html
Topic: Our topic this term is "Nature Protectors". The children chose the topic and have come up with some fantastic ideas of where they want their learning to go. We have started to look at the habitats around our school and are beginning to look at how they will change as Autumn takes hold. The children are very keen to look at animals and how Autumn affects them. Over the weekend or during next week, take a walk that you often take and make a note of the changes that are happening. What is happening to the trees? What about the temperature? Do you need a coat? Can you see any animals and what are they doing? You might not see any animals but are there any signs of animals? What about fruit trees or bushes? Make a list of the changes you see. 

We now have a homework board so please task your child to take care with their presentation so that it can be displayed. Well done to those children who have already completed homework. I'm impressed by your enthusiasm. 
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Year 5 week ending 15.9.17

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy – we have begun our unit of work on Jeremy Strong with the story "This is NOT a Fairy Tale" and have written marvellous medicines to make a class book on Roald Dahl day.  Some very strange ingredients were used!

 

Numeracy – we have been reinforcing our numeracy skills this week by multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 and then applying these in context.  We also used our measuring skills to read scales and create marvellous medicines.

 

Science - we have begun our topic of space, learning about the order and scale of the planets and comparing such things as atmosphere and time to orbit the sun.


IClT - we have been using Word and learning about it's different features.


Welsh - the children have been completing their baseline by describing themselves and then extending their descriptions.


P.E - all the children have begun to create their American themed dance.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Maths - homework has been set using our online system of MyMaths. Please come and see us if you need a reminder of your log in details and password.


Literacy - we would like the children to create a fact file about Jeremy Strong.  This can be presented in any way you prefer, with or without ICT, for example a mind map, poster, powerpoint, leaflet etc.  Things to consider when writing the fact file are when he was born, where he lives, previous jobs he has done, books he has written, what his inspiration for writing is etc.


Humanities - the children have expressed an interest in learning about American black history.  As we try to give the children ownership of their learning we are going to begin this aspect of American history next week, beginning with slavery.  Please be assured that this will be done sensitively and with age appropriate resources.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 15.09.17

A great second week in Year 3 with a fantastic day to round off the week at Hilston Park.  Amazing team work Year 3.  Next week we have agreed we would like to write letters to say thank you to Tom, Rick and James for thinking of such fun activities for us to do during our visit, so can you write down some of the things you enjoyed doing during the day in you homework so we can write and say thank you. Maybe you could decide which was your favourite part of the day.

In maths this week we have been looking at place value and then using coins to show place value of £s and pence and changing it into pennies and then changing pennies into £s and pence.  Write down different 3 digit numbers in pennies and then convert into £s and pence,  show the number of £s, 10p and 1p for each number for example
345p = £3.45 = £1, £1, £1 + 10p, 10p, 10, 10p + 1p, 1p, 1p,1p, 1p

In science we have begun to look at Space.  We have created a mind map showing what we already know and then thought of things we would like to find out.  Using books or the internet begin researching the planets - how many there are, what their are names, how far away from Earth they are.  Write your information in your Homework book.

Find out some interesting facts about Mexico - what language do they speak, what currency do they use?  what traditional food dishes do they eat?  

Hope you have a lovely weekend. 
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Year 1 Home learning W/E 15.9.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds ay (as in play), ar as in (car, star). Recap ee, igh ow (snow), oo (zoo) and oo (book).

Invitations and posters to advertise Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Making cards and book marks with the theme of Roald Dahl.

Numeracy- Correct letter formation- 1-20, Sequencing numbers in right order, saying which numbers come before and after.

Science- Looking for signs of Autumn.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Practise sounds above. Perhaps write a simple sentence to include an ay  and ar sound.

Numeracy- Practise number formation.
Write numbers 7  2  11  6 on a piece of paper. Which number comes first? Last? Which numbers comes in between? Which number comes after 5? Which number comes before 7?

Just a reminder, Forest School starts Monday18th Sept.
Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Dosbarth Mr Green

Home Learning Autumn 2017

Week Commencing 11th September

 

Literacy:

Pupils will receive their spellings to learn on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. During that time pupils can find out the meaning of words using a dictionary to be able to include them in written sentences. I will check their sentences on that Friday. Five house Points will be awarded for correct spelling and the use of full stops and capitals.

 

 

Numeracy:

Your child has been given a MY Maths Username and Password to access the activities that have been set for them online. I will set this during the week and can be handed in at any time for checking.

Currently we are working on Place Value so I have set a few tasks this week.

 

Could your child practise their x2, x3 and x4 tables as some have forgotten due to the Summer Holidays J

 

Topic:

We will be studying Canada this Autumn Term so your child can carry out any research/work they would like based on this topic.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Year 6 w/e 8.9.17

Welcome to a busy first week back , I hope you've enjoyed your summer break.

The children have chosen to study Japan as their topic this term, with the possibility of comparing it to another country further down the line. We have looked at the basic information and facts about Japan so far but there is so much to look at- we are all very excited.

We have started to look at Japanese symbols and writing our names, starting to think about our own Japanese inspired designs.

Next week is Roald Dahl day on Wednesday so work activities will be based around that. Please feel free to come dressed as your favourite character or in yellow- a letter has gone home. Big write for next week is a RoaldDahl biography which you have been given so you will need to do some research.

We will be swimming on a Tuesday starting next week so please bring your kit and letters in if you haven't already done so.

Please ensure you are learning your xtables as we will have a test every Friday- recall needs to be quick and confident in and out of order.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams
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Year 3 Home Learning W/E 08.09.17

Year 3 have had a busy week back in school and are settling into life in Key stage 2 fantastically.

 

The children voted to study Mexico for our country this term and are already very excited about it – I was surprised when many of the children came in this morning to tell me all about the earthquake.   We have started to think of what we would like to find out about Mexico and what we would like to learn by the end of the topic. 

 

We also discussed having mini topics during the term where the children would have the opportunity to research a country of their own choice so we are going to try and include this later in the term.

 

On Wednesday next week we are celebrating Roald Dahl day when we will be completing activities relating to books written by the author.  Have a think this weekend what you might like to do in class.

 

We will be starting to learn our 3 and 4 times tables next week alongside revisiting 2, 5 and 10 so have a go this weekend – remember it’s not just saying them in order but recalling them out of order and using different language e.g. 2 lots of 3.

 

If you haven’t already please return your Hilston Park slip to school as soon as possible, Thank you.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year Five Week Ending 8th September 2017

It has been a busy first week and the children have settled in to Year Five very well.

The children have chosen the topic of America for their studies this term. At home please research the major cities and their location in readiness for our Humanities work.

As part of PE lesson this week we looked at different styles of American dance. Please select a style or piece of music you would like to use to develop a dance in our PE Lessons. You need to share this in class to help everyone choose a piece to develop.

Next Wednesday is Roald Dahl Day, we will complete work associated with his work.  You may like to find out about Roald Dahl and his books. Which is your favourite book and why? If you would like to join us in dressing up in yellow or as a character (A costume that you may already have…there is no need to buy items).

We are focussing on the work of Jeremy Strong in the coming weeks during literacy. If you have any titles and wish to share in class please do so.

Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder. 

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Year 5 week ending 14.7.17

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy – deduce what characters are thinking at different points in a text.

 

Numeracy – we have been focussing our problem solving skills on Wimbledon and setting each other problems to solve.

 

Humanities - we have made and played chocolate quizzes using powerpoints and hyperlinks, bringing together our learning from this term.

 

How you can help at home:

 

We will be collecting in reading books ready for the summer.  Please could you ensure your child brings in their school reading book and reading diary ready to pass to their next teacher - thank you.


We will also be visiting Wet Meadow on Tuesday morning in collaboration with Gwent Wildlife.  Please send in appropriate clothing / footwear for your child to change into in a named carrier bag.


Homework - we would really like your child to think back on their time in year 5 and make a leaflet that could be passed onto the next set of Year 5 children.  It can contain any hints/tips/advice that they think the children would like to know.


Holiday brochures - if you have any holiday brochures at home or that could be collected from a travel agent we would greatly appreciate those next week.


 

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Home learning Year 3 w.e. 14.07.17

Year 3 will be looking at Fairtrade throughout next week.  For homework this week help your child research Fairtrade and write some facts they can share with the rest of the class during our lessons next week.

 

We will also be collecting in the reading books ready for the summer.  Please could you ensure your child brings in their school reading book and their yellow home reading diary – thank you.

 

Just a quick reminder that we will be going to Wet Meadow on Tuesday afternoon.  Please send in appropriate clothing/footwear for your child to change into in a named carrier bag.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Year 2 week ending 7th July

This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: We have carried on our work of levelling sentences with more of a focus on using connectives and adjectives. 
Maths: We have been working on our scone project, looking at how many we will need to make for last night's concert and scaling up the ingredients using our four times table or doubling and doubling again. 
Topic: We have carried on with our Barti Ddu story.

You can help at home by:

Literacy:Have a go at the game, the Adjective Detective.https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
Maths: Find a recipe at home and work out how much you would need of each ingredient if you had to make four times as much as the recipe said. Most children are happier doubling and doubling again. Remind them to use the diamond method and to be careful when adding the units and tens especially if the units has a tens number!
Topic: Can you recite the story to your parents? Can you remember the actions?

Don't forget to learn your lines for the graduation and to continue with the 'Grow a £1' project. 
Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 7.7.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy. Writing a chapter from The Princess and the Pea. Identifying similar words (synonyms).
Recap split sounds, a-e  o-e  i-e and u-e.
Writing about Trellech.

Numeracy- Capacity. Sorting odd and even numbers.

Science- Making magic butter.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Next week the children will be cooking cakes independently!! As a group they will just follow a set of instructions. The only adult input will be putting them in the oven and taking them out when the children say. So hopefully there will be lots of collaboration and team work. I'm sure we will have a few disasters too. But never mind, we learn from mistakes. So perhaps you could encourage your child to think of some appropriate verbs to describe what they are doing. For eg. wash, weigh, cream, stir, crack etc.

Numeracy- If you have a measuring jug at home, could you encourage your child to fill with water at specific amounts.
For eg. 200 ml, double that amount. If you know double 2, you know double 200. Make a list of liquids that it is possible to measure.

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.