Friday, 20 October 2017

Year 2 week ending 20/10/17

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: using VCOP to up level our work, joined-up writing.
Numeracy: reasoning with odd and even numbers, reading o'clock, half past , quarter past on analogue clocks, Learn its.
Topic: Planning an investigation about solids and liquids. We will be investigating at what temperature the toffee needs it be to melt and cover toffee apples. As next week is very busy, we won't be carrying out the investigation until the week after half term. Many thanks to J for bringing some apples in already, if anyone else has an apple tree with apples going spare we would be very grateful for any. 

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Practising your handwriting. If you are joining in school, then have a go using the sheet your parents came home with at parents evening. If you are not practise the formation of the letters- o,a,d,g,q (make sure your start the o at the top and the a at the top right). If you would like proper handwriting paper like we use at school, you should be able to find it online by searching handwriting paper and clicking on images. 
Numeracy: the children will be delighted to hear that I have set mymaths homework!!
Topic: in our science investigation we will be discussing how we turn the sugar from a solid to a liquid and back again. What other foods can you turn from a solid to a liquid and back again to a solid? If you have time to experiment with some , take some pictures and bring them in. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 16/10/17

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:

We carried out a bit of revision this week and it seems we need to go back over a few things. Please practice halving numbers, rounding to the nearest 10 & 100, Finding the missing number: 54 + ? = 100. Always find the number bond to 10 on the last number so  4 + 6. Then find the number bond for 9 with the remaining numbers. So 5 + 4.  So you have 46 as an answer.

                                          

Could your child continue to practice their x6 tables please.

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

 

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Year 6 w/e 20.10.17

This week we have been-


Literacy- writing a magazine article


Maths- area and perimeter


Science- crater investigation


You can help at home by-


Literacy- write your own magazine article on something of interest. What informal language and features will you use? What headline will you use to interest and pull the reader in?


Maths- my maths has been set, Keep revising xtables and any work completed such as the 4 operations- add/subtract/multiply/divide


Topic- have a look at tourist information leaflets and what makes them attractive. What features do they seem to have? What ideas might you take from them to include on your own. What information/ pictures might you include in yours?


Remember swimming kit with shorts and t shirt and pe kit for yoga next week. Reminder INSET on Friday so school is closed to pupils.


Have a good weekend.


Miss. Williams

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Y6 w/e 13.10.17

Literacy- identifying the features of journalistic writing 

Maths- percentages of money 

Science- planning our crater investigation 

DT- started our samurai swords 

You can help at home by 

Have a look at an article in a magazine or newspaper and identify the 5 ws. Can you turn the newspaper report into a magazine article or vice versa? Write up a journalistic report of an event over the weekend. 

My maths has been set. Please keep learning your xtables  

Please bring in your pebbles/ rocks for Wednesday for the science experiment. 

We will be holding auditions Monday lunchtime for the Xmas concert. If you want to audition for a part come along. 

Have a good weekend 
Miss. Williams 
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Year Two week ending 13/10/17

What a busy week we have had! The children sang beautifully at the Harvest Festival and the rehearsal, coped well with the sudden disappointment of swimming being cancelled and looked beautiful for their school photos. 
This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: writing character and setting descriptions without turning it into a story. 
Numeracy: we have been doing lots of maths this week both in our normal maths session and in topic this week. We have covered doubling and halving 2 digit numbers ( not crossing the ten) using a partitioning method. (The children will know it as the diamond method), counting in 10s from any 2 digit number (going over the 100) and odd and even numbers.
Topic: We have been identifying leaves and making tally charts of the leaves to find out which trees loose the most leaves at Trellech primary. Next week we will use the computers to create a graph of our results. 

You can help at home by:
Literacy: we will be using the same animation as inspiration for our Big write this week. Watch the film again but stop it at the moment that the boy finds the Black Hat. What would come out of your Black Hat? Describe them/ it? What would happen? Would they go on an adventure? How will it end? It can be as imaginative or as fantastic as you want it to be. I can't wait to read your ideas. 
Numeracy: Practise doubling and halving 2 digit numbers using the pyramid method. Remember the process 1. partition the number 2. double/ halve the tens  3. double/ halve the units/ ones  4. put the number back together
Conitnue to practise counting in 10s from any number going over the 100 e.g. 36,46,56,66,76,86,96,106,116,126 etc forwards and backwards
PE: Instead of going swimming we did some ball skills and ran our kilometre. Over the weekend, run a kilometre. Time it to find out how long it takes you. Keep this time at home and try to beat it next week. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Year 5 week ending 13.10.17

Year 5 week ending 29th September 2017

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – use our reasoning, trial and error and justification skills to solve mathematical problems.

Literacy – written, edited and evaluated a biography of Anthony Horowitz.

Humanities – written newspaper reports about Rosa Parks and the role she played in black civil rights.

Expressive Art – using our research of flags and American symbols, we have created a new American flag.

ICT - we have been using the keys on the keyboard of control c and control v to copy and paste.

Harvest - well done year 5 on a fabulous performance of our Harvest Hymn, with beautiful duets and poems being read.

 

 How you can help at home:

Numeracy – my maths homework has been set and is available from the 13th October to the 20th October.

Humanities / ICT - using your knowledge of Rosa Parks and the skills of copy and paste, we would like you to create a poster about Rosa Parks.  Copy and paste images and text into a word document to create your poster.  We would like to display these in school on our American board.

Spellings - continue to practise your spellings, writing them into sentences to show a good understanding of the definition.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.



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Year 3 Home learning w.e. 13.10.17

This week we have been

 

Numeracy – learning to tell the time

Literacy – writing a recount of the Harvest Service

Science – creating a graph to show the number of moons each planet has. 

 

Activities to try at home

 

Numeracy – my maths homework is set.  Also continue to learn your times tables, I was really pleased with our times tables test this week so keep it up.  You can use my maths to help with the learning of your tables too.

 

Literacy  - write a short recount of an activity you do during weekend, some children found it difficult to write their recount as they were unsure of the order the events came.  Discuss the when, what, why, where and who with your child and ensure they use past tense to retell the activity.  You can complete this in your homework book and bring into school on Monday. 

 

Remember to learn your new spellings ready for Monday.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Home learning Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 11/10/17

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:

This week we have continued calculating perimeter and have carried out measuring lengths, width and height with rulers, trundle wheels, metre sticks and measuring tapes. Please practice estimating and measuring objects around the home using mm, cm and M.

                                          

Could your child continue to practice their x2, x3  x4, x5 and x10 tables please. This is as well as x6 tables.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

 

 

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Year 2 week ending 6/10.17

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: adding and taking away multiples of 10 to a 2 digit number ( using a number square to help)
Literacy: Writing poems describing Autumn, reading riddles about Harvest. 
IT - online safety - we have used a traffic light system to tell whether a website is safe for us to view or not. 

You can help at home by:

Maths: Practise counting in tens forwards and backwards from 2 digit numbers. Start with counting within 100 and then in 10s above 100. ( e.g. 93, 103,113,123,133 etc) Children tend to find crossing 100 tricky. Can they then use counting in 10s to add/ take away multiples of 10 to a 2 digit number. e.g. 23+ 30. We have also started rapidly recalling our number bonds to 20. This game will help them:http://www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html
Literacy: Well done to those that had prepared for their Big Write last week. It really made a difference. Next week we will be watching a film and describing the setting and the main character, a little boy. Watch the film and make a list of adjectives to describe the boy and the setting, the wood. http://www.literacyshed.com/blackhat.html
IT - ask your child to explain the traffic light system. Play this game: http://www.netsmartzkids.org/AdventureGames/TheInternetSafetyGame

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Year Five. Week Ending 6th October 2017

This week we have been..

 

Numeracy: Estimating time and using the correct unit

Literacy: Identifying the features of a biography

Welsh: describing ourselves and expressing an opinion

 

At home:

Estimate and measure how long different activities take e.g. how long will it take to run around the garden?

Write a biography about a member of your family using the features we have identified this week.

Write a postcard to a ‘penpal’ describing yourself in Welsh. Try to extend your sentences by expressing your sentences.

Practice your skills from ICT to use word wrap in a document.

 

Don’t forget to join us next Thursday 12th October at 9.30am at St Nicholas Church for our Harvest Festival . Donations of dried food and tins are welcome.

 

Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Year 1 Home Leaerning W/E 6.10.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing a postcard. Writing simple sentences- Remembering capital letter at the beginning, full stop at the end, finger spaces, tall and short letters. Writing about Autumn.

Numeracy- Number patterns. Adding 1 and 2 to numbers10-30. Counting to 60 from different starting points.

Science- Finding out what happens to leaves during Autumn. Observing the different changes. Finding out about the animals that hibernate.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy/Science- Can you write a few sentences about why animals hibernate. 
We are going to be studying the artist George Seurat. Perhaps you could help your child to find out a few facts about this Artist.

Creative- The children have loved collecting natural items from around the school and identifying the various trees we have in the school grounds. If you are going for a walk on the weekend and you see some colourful leaves, please could you bring them in.

Numeracy- Looking at number patterns. Help your child to form teen numbers correctly, 11-19. Knowing that 11 is 1 ten and 1 unit etc.

Don't forget Forest School next Monday and Harvest on 12.10.17.

The children are loving Yoga and are so good at it too.

ENJOY THE WEEKEND.


Y6 w/e 6.10.17

This week we have been


Maths- finding averages for our reaction time investigation and comparing results on a graph


Literacy- re-writing a story in the role of another character 


Topic- designing our own samurai inspired swords to show our interests/likes/hobbies


Welsh- revising work covered in Y5 and learning new phrases to develop writing 


You can help at home by- 


Complete the reaction investigation test in your family and see what you notice between different ages. Does this make a difference? Find the averages for each persons hand. What happens if you drop from different heights? 


Keep going over your xtables- this recall and knowledge is vital for understanding and accuracy in work. 


Choose a paragraph from a story of your choice and see if you can uplevel it by using more showing rather than telling. 


Keep learning your spellings ensuring you know what they mean and can put them into sentences. Reading is also an important homework task to ensure fluency and understanding. 


Please bring in any materials you want for your sword early next week so we can make a start on these. 


Have a good weekend


Miss. Williams