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.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Year 5 week ending 30.6.17

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy – we have been writing and recording play scripts based on the Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.

 

Numeracy – we have been investigating volume through various methods such as counting cubes, using the formula length x width x height and through practical investigations.

 

Science and Technology – we have designed our own chocolate packaging according to a specific brief.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Numeracy – my maths has been set, focussing on volume.

 

Science – see the experiment below.  We will be continuing with our work on sound and the experiment is a very simple one to try at home.

 

Cadbury World – don't forget that we will be going on our trip to Cadbury World on Monday 3rd July.  Please be in school by 8.45 am so that we can leave promptly at 9.00am.  You will need to be in uniform, bring lunch in a bag that you can carry and a snack to leave on the bus for the way home.  You may bring up to £5 in a labelled wallet/envelope to spend in the gift shop.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

 

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Home Learning W/E 30.6.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing instructions. Writing an episode from a story.

Numeracy- Place value. Grouping objects into 5's. Odd and even numbers.

Science- Making butter. Observing and communicating various investigations.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Which is your favourite story that you like to read or be read to? Can you write a few sentences about your favourite book. Why do you like it? Which is your favourite character? Do you have a phrase of word you like?

Numeracy- Make sure you can form numbers correctly 1-30. Have a practise with some numbers- If you can share the number it is even, if you can't its odd.

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 3 Home learning w.e. 30.06.17

This week we have been

 

Numeracy – looking at time in relation to duration e.g. how long television programmes last.

Science – looking at keeping our teeth healthy.

Expressive Arts – looking at Aztec patterns.

 

Activities to try at home

 

Numeracy – using a T.V. guide discuss the different times and how long programmes last. The children found this activity challenging especially if the programme was 45 minutes long and didn’t start on the hour.  Ask your child questions relating to the times e.g. How long does the news last on Tuesday night?  What programme lasts for 1 hour on Wednesday morning?

 

Science – find out interesting facts about teeth.  How many teeth do you have as a child?  How many teeth will you have as an adult?  What are the different types of teeth called?  What do they do?  Why is it important to visit the dentist?

 

Expressive Arts – have a look at different Aztec patterns – can you create your own pattern?

 

Remember it is our school trip to Cadbury World on Monday – you need to remember to bring a packed lunch and drinks and a snack and a drink for the bus on the way back.  Please try and ensure you use containers which can be disposed of and remember you will need to carry your bag around with you throughout the day.

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning June 26th 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 – Use MyMaths for Ratio and Proportion revision. Keep practising tjhose time tables out of rote as well as in order.

Literacy – can pupils look at examples of magazines as they will be creating their own.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

 

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 23.6.17

This week we have been

Literacy ~ reading the story of Snow White and writing character descriptions.

Numeracy ~ revisiting the 3 times table using multiplication and division.

Humanities ~ finding facts to create a report on chocolate.

 

Activities to try at home

Numeracy ~ https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button this is a great game to play and you can revisit the times tables we have already been learning in class. Focus on 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.

Literacy ~ create a character profile for the Wicked Queen.  Draw a picture of the Queen and the write a description about her character and how she is portrayed in the story.

Humanities ~ Which country eats the most chocolate?  What the most popular chocolate bar in Britain, USA, France? How many Smarties are sold each year in the UK? Find out 5 interesting and unusual facts you can share with the class next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year Two week ending 23rd June

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: up levelling our sentences
Maths: proving maths statements - showing our workings out
Topic: Observational drawings. looking closely at insects 

You can help at home:

Literacy: Have a go at up levelling the following sentences. Can you add an opener, make the verbs more exciting, add an adjective. If you want to challenge yourself try to add an adverb. 
The dog walked to the door.
The girl thought about going home. 
I said "we want to see the penguins!"
The orchestra played.
The wizard waved his wand.
The giant walked towards the village. 

Maths: There are some new mymaths activities. They should be suitable for each child's maths abilities. However they may need help reading the question as the language is sometimes above their reading ability. 

Topic: If you have a magnifying glass, find an object or an insect and draw it in detail. Look carefully at the shape, colours and textures. If you don't have a magnifying glass, find a picture online. If your child is not squeamish the following link has some wonderful magnified insects. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1256658/Creepy-crawlies-close-Insects-magnified-million-times-size.html

Don't forget to keep working on your "grow a pound' project. If you need me to tweet about your project, send me an email about what you want to go in or alternatively if your parents have a twitter account, they can mention Trellech Primary and we will retweet. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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