Friday, 15 December 2017

Year Two week ending 15th December

What a busy week we have had! I hope you all enjoyed your snow day on Monday. The class have been very excited this week what with the snow, the concerts and the approach of Christmas. We have focused on Christmas arts and crafts this week, maths reasoning and Christmas reading comprehension. Next week we have our Christmas party on Monday (don't forget your party clothes) and the panto on Wednesday ( don't forget the early start). We still have PE next week so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school. On Thursday i would like to do a class concert so if your child is learning to play an instrument and they would like to play to the class can they bring in their instrument and music on that day. For pianists, we will move the piano into the hall so we can use it. If your child is not learning an instrument but would like to perform they can learn a xmas song to sing to the class. If your child does gymnastics , dance or martial arts and would like to perform something from their lessons then that would be wonderful too.  It is entirely optional so if they don't want to sing or perform that's no problem. 
Homework this week: prepare for the concert if you want to perform, read your book, practise your spellings, mymaths activities. (Mymaths this week is all about the months of the year. If you find it easy, practise how to spell the months. )
We are continuing to change the children's reading books but are doing reading comprehension activities this week instead of our normal guided reading.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Reception Week Ending Dec. 15

With a snow day on Monday and our Christmas play this week, it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind!

 

This week we’ve managed to squeeze in some literacy between play rehearsals. We’ve been catching up on our Goldilocks activities; retelling the story using our paper puppets and writing our own recipes for porridge. Next week we will be writing our Christmas cards. To support your child at home, look at some Christmas cards together and how they are laid out. You could discuss some greetings and sign-offs with your child (ie; Dear/To: __________, …. Love/Warm wishes/From). See if they can choose a favourite to use for next week!

 

In maths we’ve been practicing counting in twos to twenty and in tens to one hundred. To support your child at home, practice these tables with them.

 

In creative development the children have been very busy rehearsing and performing their Christmas play! I am immensely proud of their performance today and I’m sure their Thursday performance will be just as spectacular. They have worked very hard to learn their lines, songs and actions. Bendigedig Reception!

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Year Two week ending 8/12/17

This week we have been learning:

Maths: adding and subtracting 9 to a number by adding / subtracting 10 and adjusting. We will continue with this next week. We have also been practising our 2, 10 times tables on the carpet. 
Literacy: We have been talking about how characters feel and how we can include their feelings in letters recounting events. 
Topic: We have been busy with Christingle practices and performances, rehearsing our Christmas play, making props for the Christmas play and Christingles.

You can help at home by:
Maths: Continue to practise your 2 and 10 times tables and your flashcards at home. I have set some mymaths - the first question in the Counting Task will seem very easy but the second question is all about spotting patterns of numbers and is the one we really need to practise. If you're finding some of the tasks easy, don't forget if you just put the Trelleck username and password in and not your own, you can choose any game or task. 
Literacy:This week we will be writing a newspaper recount of our play.  We will be including our feelings. Read a newspaper article (it can be one online) with your parents and discuss how they differ to a normal recount. What features will we need to include? 

Have a lovely weekend and gets lots of rest so you are ready for a busy week next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 8.12.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Poetry. A letter to Father Christmas. 

Numeracy- Sequencing time. Learning the days of the week and months of the year. What was the day yesterday? Tomorrow?

How to help your child-

Literacy- Can you write about your weekend, using the days of the week. (Just simple sentences). On Saturday morning I........ On Sunday afternoon I.............

Numeracy- Begin to understand what happens at specific times. I get up at............... I go to bed at................... I start school at............

Please can you ensure that your child has their reading books and diary in school everyday.
Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 6 w/e 8.12.17

This week we have been

Literacy- identifying themes in Macbeth and evidencing them 
Maths- identifying best value for money 
Science- information posters on earth sun moon and constellations 
PE- developing team work skills in rugby 

Rehearsals are well underway and our dress rehearsal is Monday. Please make sure all costumes are in by then. 

My maths activities have been set and keep learning your xtables so your recall is quick and confident. 

Please bring in props/ clothing etc which you feel represent the seasons for yourself for Tuesday. 

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the snow! 

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Year 5. Week Ending. 8th December 2017

This week we have been busy rehearsing for our Christingle Service and Christmas Concert. I’m sure you will agree we had a wonderful service at St Nicholas Church.

 

In class, we discussed our hopes and wishes for Christmas to decorate our tree. We thought about those not as fortunate as ourselves. See our twitter link for some examples!

 

In literacy, linked to our performance we have been studying Cinderella and other stories with similarities and differences. We will continue with this next week in preparation to write our own version of Cinderella.

 

In Welsh we are beginning to discuss our hobbies and express an opinion.

 

Over the weekend, have  a rest and ensure your well for next week’s performances!!

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder

 

 

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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 8.12.17

This week we have been very busy with Christmas plays, Christmas dinner and Christingle – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  We even had some snow today to make it feel even more festive. 

 

Here are some activities to help your child at home with work we have completed over the last couple of weeks –

Numeracy – my maths is set this week looking at time problems.  You can also continue to learn times tables and addition of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 to help with quick response to mental maths questions in class.

 

Literacy – many of the children have targets to remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly when writing sentences.  Many forget to use them for proper nouns, at start of the sentence or when following a full stop.  When your child is writing sentences encourage them by reminding them where they need to put in full stops and capital letters.

 

Next week are the Christmas plays – thank you for the costumes you have sent in this week. If your child is an animal could they bring in a clean duster to use when they are on stage – thank you.

 

I have sent letters home this week asking for a clean, small/medium sized jam jar for your child to use to make their Christmas gift.  Please could you send them in at the beginning of the week if possible labelled with your child’s name on the bottom.

 

Thank you, have a lovely weekend. 

 

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Year 2 week ending 1/12/17

This week we have been learning:
Maths: to add and subtract 2 digit numbers by partitioning and recombining, practising our learn its (number bonds to 11,12,13 and 2 and 10 times tables)
Literacy: Writing a letter to Father Christmas persuading him to put us on the good list. In guided reading, we have been focusing on comprehension and joining our letters in handwriting. 
Topic: In Welsh we have been reading 'Cinderella'. The children have sequenced the story and are now writing a story map of the story. We have recorded our results of a science investigation . Last week we looked at making connections between numbers using a technique called 'Patchwork thinking'. 

You can help at home by:
Maths: There are 2 new activities on mymaths. Keep practising your 2 and 10 times tables and your flashcards. 
Literacy: Next week's Big Write will be based on the John Lewis Christmas advert, Moz the Monster. Watch the advert by clicking on the link. https://www.literacyshed.com/moz.html Make a list of feelings that the boy will have felt during the film. Can you up level the feelings. For example instead of using happy, use delighted or contented etc. You will be able to use these feelings in your work next week. 
Topic: Explain to your parents how we used 'patchwork thinking' to find connections between numbers. Using a blank 3x 3 grid or 4x4 grid make a patchwork quilt of autumn pictures or words. Remember that each picture or word has to connect in some way with the pictures around it. Make sure they can explain the connection or connections. The children would benefit greatly from doing this homework with you as it would improve the quality of their explanations and vocabulary.  

Most children now know their words for the Christmas Play. However they all need to project their voices. Continue to practise 'projecting' your voice so that someone in another room can hear you. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Reception Week of Nov. 27 - Dec 1st

Hello all!

 

This week in literacy we heard a handful of fairy tales and focused on “The Princess and the Pea.” We wrote about what we would do if we were a prince or princess for a day. The children did a lovely job using their sounds. To support your child at home you could talk to them about their favourite fairy tale and see if they can give some reasons why they liked that one the best.

 

We also did some number bond maths using peas and the children produced some fantastic princess and the pea art!

 

In maths we did many different tasks centred on number formation. The children even had a go forming numbers with ink and feathers like in the olden days of fairy tales, and with shaving foam. They also used bingo dabbers to spot the number 2. At home you can support your child by practicing forming the numbers 0-10.

 

In PE we worked on throwing and catching beanbags to head height, focusing on our control and grip. We also practiced tossing them into hula hoops. Next week we will be working on different ways to send a ball to a partner. At home you can support your child by practicing throwing and catching.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Wilson

 

 

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Year 5 week ending 1.12.17

Year 5 week ending 1st December 2017
This week we have been learning to:
Numeracy – adding and subtracting fractions and finding percentages of an amount.
Literacy – we have finalised our story boards and recorded our Christmas message adverts based on the advert by John Lewis.  Thank you for the wonderful costumes and props that were sent in.
Welsh – we have written and recorded an instructional video on how to plant bulbs.
Cinderella Rockerfella – rehearsals are well underway for our Christmas production.
 
 How you can help at home:
Numeracy – this week we have sent home a paper copy of the homework for adding and subtracting fractions.  There are three levels of difficulty.  Please choose the level of difficulty appropriate to you – base this on the type of questions you did in class.
Welsh – write a simple set of instructions for planting a hyacinth bulb, based on the instructions we have been using in school this week to make a video.
Cinderella Rockerfella – please bring your costumes into school as soon as possible ready for our dress rehearsal.
Have a good weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.
 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 1.12.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds air  ir  and or.
Reading with fluency and expression. This will only happen when your child has read a book several times and doesn't have to sound out lots of words. 
Identifying commas, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in the text.
Creating posters to advertise the Christmas Fayre.


Numeracy- Quick recall of doubles and halves up to 20.
Finding missing numbers. 
What number comes before/after?

Science- Investigations. Which material is the most stretchy. How can we find this out?

R.E- Beginning to learn about Advent.

How to help your child at home.

Literacy- Write a sentence with the sounds ir and air in. Do you have a capital letter at the beginning? Do you have a full stop at the end and are there finger spaces between each word? Have you got tall and short letters?

Numeracy- If you have 6 apples and you share them with a friend, how  many do you have each?
Can you share 12 oranges with a friend? If you had 8 flowers and your friend wanted the same amount as you. How many flowers would she have? How many altogether?

Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend.