Friday, 16 February 2018

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 16.02.18

This week we have been busy getting ready for Eisteddfod in school; writing poems, drawing dragons and learning our Welsh song.  

Activities to try at home over half term.

Remember to design your Welsh love spoon ready for the Eisteddfod.  The design can be any medium, however it can be no bigger than A4.  Bring your entries into school by Tuesday 27th February for judging.

Also I have sent home a copy of the welsh poem for our recital.  I have colour coded a verse for you to learn depending on the house you are in.  Learn your verse and then the final verse.

Remember there are house points for anyone who takes part in the Eisteddfod so start learning you poems and song.
(we are learning the welsh version of Heads, shoulders, knees and toes which can be found on the internet if you want to practice)

After half term we will be looking at the life and work of Florence Nightingale - find out some interesting facts about the work she did and why we still remember her today.  

If you have time then remember to revisit some of the maths we have been learning this half term.  Continue with your 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.  If you are really confident with these then after half term we will be moving onto 11 times table.  Use the top marks - hit the button to help with the learning of your tables.  Also try some addition, subtraction and finding the difference between two amounts.  Can you remember how to get the answers?

A few of the children left their reading books in school yesterday - don't worry the books are safe, if you want to you could spend some time reading a book together and then tell me about it when we return to school or write a short book review.

Have a lovely half term. 


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Year 1 Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing about the Suffragettes. Discussing St. Valentine.

Numeracy- Positional language.

Humanities- Chinese New Year.

We went over to Rowan Way yesterday and watched a traditional method of hedge laying. It was really interesting and we all learnt a lot.

In the half term- enjoy all the things you like doing. Hopefully we will see a little sunshine. Come back to school with lots of energy for another busy term. Thank you for your support.

Year 5 Week ending 16th Feb

Year 5 week ending 16th February 2018

 

This week we have been learning to:

 

Numeracy – find the perimeter of shapes

Literacy – we have been looking at the features of myths and writing a myth following a given storyline

Science –we concluded our science investigation– Which fruit generates the most light in a simple circuit?

Humanities – we looked a inventions and created an advert for a Victorian invention

Welsh – we created a poster about a planet following our book ‘blaned o blaned’

ICT – we looked at the advantages and disadvantages of digital media

 

How you can help at home:

 

Literacy – Create and write your own welsh myth

Science – Identify all the sources of light you can see around you, how are they different?

Numeracy – Measure and calculate the perimeter of 3 objects in your house

Humanities – Create a fact file about an inventor from the Victorian era

Welsh – Design a welsh love spoon, no larger than A4 size, you can present your work in any medium

 

Have a lovely half term

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Year Two week ending 16/2/18

This week we have been learning:

LIteracy: writing descriptive poems of a dragon
Maths: Finding how much to the next multiple of 10 e.g. 26+?=30 if we know that 6+4=10 then we know that 26+4= 30. We have also carried on our work on fractions. w have been finding 1/2 and 1/4 of amounts. We have been finding a 1/4 by halving and halving again.
Topic: Completing our Eisteddfod entries, continuing our work on Van Gogh, using a word processing programme to type up our success criteria for a piece of work. 

You can help at home by: 
Literacy:learn your poem for the Eisteddfod. After half term, you will all have the opportunity to perform it to the class. Think about speaking clearly, loudly and with expression. You will all have come home with  a copy of the poem this week but, if you have lost it, it is on last week's homework blog.
Maths: Please continue to learn your timestables and the flashcards which you all have at home. You need to be able to rapidly recall your timetables and the additions on the flashcards. Once you have achieved this, we will be starting with 3x table.
Topic: Try to type up the Eisteddfod poem which you are learning. You can use "Word'" or a children's word processing programme if you have one. Change the size, type , colour of the font. Underline the title. make sure you know how to type a capital letter. Challenge: Add in a picture. 

Have a lovely half term, 
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Year 6 w/e 15.2.18

This week we have been


Literacy- writing our own myth

Maths-  Ratio using Victorian recipes

Expressive Arts- completing our William Morris inspired art

Creating our learning pits

Welsh- writing about someone else 


Big Write Friday 2nd March- you need to research Dr Barnardo- who was he? what did he do? significant events/ dates etc. You will be writing a newspaper report all about Dr Barnardo and what he has done/ introduced etc. Remember the features-

Headline/ orientation/ re-orientation/ past tense/ captions


Mymaths activities  have been set  but revise everything you have done so far. Revise your timestables to ensure you're confident in recall and applying them. 


Have a lovely half term


Miss. Williams 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 12/2/18

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 carried out work on division.

Please use the set  Mymaths activity to revise.

 

Topic:

Start thinking about designing a Welsh love spoon in readiness for Eisteddfod. It can be of any medium and no wider or bigger than A4 paper.

Pupils to learn their song words for ‘Calon Lan’ also.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

 

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Year 2 week ending 9/2/18

This week we have been learning about:
Maths: we have been looking at using logical methods to solve problems, have started to look at halves and quarters
Literacy: We have been writing thank you letters to the garden centre using VCOP (Vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation). The children self evaluated.
Topic: We have furthered our work on Van Gogh, finished painting pictures of dragons for the Eisteddfod and looked at internet safety. 

Next week we will be completing all our work for the Eisteddfod. This will include handwriting, learning and reciting a poem to the class ( we will be performing this after half term), learning a welsh song and writing a poem about a welsh myth. 
You can help at home by:

Maths: I have set two new maths activities which will reinforce work we have completed in school.
Literacy:  You may want to make a head start on learning the poem. I haven't introduced it to the class yet. Once you have learnt it, think about speaking slowly, clearly and with expression. What gestures will you use?


Eating Welsh Cakes in Newport

I sit on the cathedral wall staring out over the bay where the pale sun
is playing games with the sea.

The city sprawls below me 

but it is not these scenes that fill my mind.
It is the Welsh cakes - shop-bought, dry and stale, 

nothing like I remember, 

the taste of so much

that has changed.


Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock


 

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Friday, 9 February 2018

Y6 w/e 9.2.18

This week we have been

Literacy- turning a play script into a first person narrative and writing our Eisteddfod entries
Numeracy- solving problem and reading scales
Humanities- investigating rich and poor children in Victorian times
Science and technology- predicting which circuits will work and creating our pop up gallery for our last App hack session of sprint 1
Expressive arts- completing our eisteddfod art and practicing our dances

You can help at home by

Look at the features of myths and different examples. You will be writing your own next week. What types of characters and settings do they have? What type of plot do they usually have?

Look at the different conversions between metric and imperial units. You will be completing work on this next week

Have a lovely weekend

Miss. Williams

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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 9.2.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Counting in 5's.
Identifying o'clock and half past times.

Literacy- Creating a poster to illustrate internet safety.

Science- Identifying the foods that we should eat regularly and the foods we should eat as a treat.

Humanities- Discussing equality - suffragettes.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Perhaps you could a chat with your child to find out what they have learned about internet safety.

Numeracy- Please can you help your child to count in 5's up to 50. If you have 20 biscuits, how many groups of 5?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year Five Week Ending: 9th February 2018

Year 5 week ending 9th February 2018

 

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – Identify, measure and draw angles

Literacy – we followed our written instructions to make lemon sherbet

Science –we carried out our investigation– Which fruit generates the most light in a simple circuit?

Humanities – we role played what it would be like in a Victorian school and identified the similarities and differences between Victorian and modern school

ICT – we discussed positive and negative comments online and created a poster

 How you can help at home:

 

Literacy – we will be looking at myths next week, can you research any welsh myths and write down any information you think is important.

Numeracy –Can you identify any angles you have in your house?

Science – we have carried out our experiment and will be writing our conclusions next week; you can start thinking about what could have caused the LED to light up.

Humanities – can you write 10 facts about the Victorians using what you have learnt so far?

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Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 5/2/18

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:

Practise addition of 2,3, and 4 digit numbers including money. Learn x9 tables

 

Topic:

Start thinking about designing a Welsh love spoon in readiness for Eisteddfod. It can be of any medium and no wider or bigger than A4 paper.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Reception Week Ending 10/02/2019

Following on from our story "Tea Rex" last week we have been learning a lot about dinosaurs (and a little about tea parties).


Literacy - In literacy this week we talked about what is important to have in an invitation and designed tea party invitations. We also used brushes to dig up toy dinosaurs in the sand tray, used books to identify them and wrote fact files. To help your child at home please continue to read and practice the tricky red words: I, the, my and of.


Maths- In maths this week we used cubes to measure the bones found in forest school last week. We also used chalk on the outdoor yard to measure how long different dinosaurs were. We counted in twos to determine how many shoes fit in a T-Rex's footprint (more than 42!). We've also started simple subtraction using pictures and crossing out. Next week we will be moving onto using number lines. To help your child at home, practice simple subtraction in everyday situations (ie; using food at dinnertime or using toys).


Creative Development – We will be attending Chepstow Garden Centre where we will be doing sketching, scavenger hunts and learning about catering and afternoon tea.


Physical Education – We practiced creating different shapes with our bodies in gymnastics. On Friday we will be using beanbags to practice catching, throwing and balancing.


Welsh- We have begun learning some simple Welsh food words.


Knowledge and Understanding – Later in the week we will be mapping dinosaurs by continent.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Wilson

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Year Five. Week Ending 2nd February 2018

Year 5 week ending 2nd February 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – Analyse and interpret data using tables and graphs

Literacy – we have been looking at the features of instructions

Science – we have been planning our science investigation – Which fruit generates the most light in a simple circuit?

Humanities – we have been comparing and contrast the rich and poor people in the Victorian times, looking at their food, clothes, houses and jobs.

Welsh – we have read the text "O Blaned i Blaned" and responded to questions about the text.

ICT - we have been entering and using data in excel to produce a graph

 How you can help at home:

Literacy – Have a look in magazines, newspapers, and on food containers to see if you can find written instructions of any kind. Stick them in your book and underline the features that let you know it is an instruction, where you found it and who you think the intended audience is.

Science - http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/  Test your knowledge and have a go at the activities and quiz to see if you can get 5 light bulbs.

Numeracy –With the data and graph paper provided can you create and draw a bar graph. If you would like an extra challenge, have a go at using excel to create your graph. (Don’t forget all the features of a graph!)

Humanities – Can you research the school life of a Victorian child and compare it to what school is like for a child now. These can be presented in a Venn diagram or a table.

Welsh – Next week we will be viewing a film about the planets (Blaned) in preparation for creating our own information poster. Can you find the names of the planets in welsh and use key vocab to describe them.

Big write – We will be writing a story using a picture and The tale of Dinas Emrys, one of the stories from the Tales of Wales visit, as inspiration. See Big write homework sheet for further detail.

 

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