Friday, 28 April 2017

Year 5 week ending 28.4.17

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - preparing for the National Reading tests and writing poems about water.

Numeracy - preparing for the National procedural and reasoning tests and attending a "maths clinic" for particular topic areas.

Welsh - revising the past tense through the text of Ynys y Barri.

Humanities - we have begun our new topic of Chocolate (which has proved very popular!) by identifying the top 10 cocoa producing countries in the world, which continent they are on and reading map scales to find the distance between these countries.

I.C.T - writing algorithm's, planning a simple sequence of instructions.

P.E - we have been orienteering this week.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy - in preparation for the tests we have set several pieces of work on my maths.

Literacy - summarise your favourite book in 60 words. Your summary should be able to explain the plot to a friend - you may need to redraft to get it down to 60 words!

Welsh - try drawing your own story map of the adventures in Viney Hill, based on the story map we have been studying in school on Ynys y Barri.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.
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Year 3 Home learning W.E. 28.04.17

This week we have been
Literacy – researching information to produce a report on chocolate
Maths – word problems and reasoning skills
Humanities – beginning to learn about the history of chocolate

Activities to try at home.
Literacy – Miss Wilson has given everyone a question to research relating to the report they are writing. Please complete the question to help with writing the report next week.
Maths – give your child some activities where they have to extract the information to complete the sum. For example – At 8am there are 5 cars in the car park. At 9am 7 more cars arrive and park. How many cars are there? By 10am there are 20 cars in the car park, how many cars arrived at 10am? Encourage your child to think of the different steps they need to take to complete the activity. Repeat using different amounts of cars or different examples. Also include
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Year 3 Home learning W.E. 28.04.17

This week we have been

Literacy – researching information to produce a report on chocolate

Maths – word problems and reasoning skills

Humanities – beginning to learn about the history of chocolate

 

Activities to try at home.

Literacy – Miss Wilson has given everyone a question to research relating to the report they are writing. Please complete the question to help with writing the report next week.

 

Maths – give your child some activities where they have to extract the information to complete the sum.  For example – At 8am there are 5 cars in the car park.  At 9am 7 more cars arrive and park.  How many cars are there?  By 10am there are 20 cars in the car park, how many cars arrived at 10am?  Encourage your child to think of the different steps they need to take to complete the activity.  Repeat using different amounts of cars or different examples.  Also try and include simple multiplication and division in your problems for example Kay bakes 30 cakes, there are 10 people coming to the party, how many cakes can each person have?  Kay needs to make enough sandwiches so each person can have 4, how many will she need to make? She can make 20 sandwiches using 1 loaf of bread, how many loaves of bread will she need?

 

Humanities – find out 3 interesting facts relating to the history of chocolate to share with the class – try and find out something that no-one else will know.

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Week ending 28/4/17 Year Two

Welcome back. We hope everyone had a lovely break.

This week we have been learning:
Maths- we have been consolidating this years work in preparation for the tests next week
Literacy- researching investigations to carry out in our class lab, writing poems about making potions.
Topic- we have discussed what we want to learn this term. We have created our role play areas, we have painted potion bottles and created musical compositions about exploding potions.

You can help at home by:
Maths- you will find new activities have been set on mymaths

Literacy/ Topic - do you know any famous scientists either from the past or living today? Choose one and research their life. When did they live? Where did they live? What did they develop/ research / create or find out?

We have seen some of the fabulous investigations you carried out in the holidays. Well done to all who completed this task. What a fantastic start to our topic! We would love to see any more investigations you do at home!

Have a relaxing weekend, Mrs Schartz and mrs Peacock



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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 28.4.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds- a-e and ea.
Identifying a suffix and double consonant in words. (swimming, skipping etc.).

Numeracy- Position, directional language and identifying 1/4 and 1/2 turns. Identify clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. Identify left and right.

Science-Push and pull forces.

Creative-Looking at different paintings of L.S. Lowry.

 How to help your child at home-

Literacy-Practise spelling words with a suffix and double consonant.
Can you write a few sentences about the artist Lowry?

Numeracy- Perhaps over the weekend could you use some directional language. Can you direct a family member to a specific location. For eg. The kitchen to the living room. (5 steps forward, 1/4 turn to the left. 2 steps forwards, 1/2 turn to the right etc.).

Thank you. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.


Dosbarth Mr Green

Home learning blog

Week commencing: April 24th 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 – My Maths homework will be set on a Friday revising work covered that week. This week’s work to revise is: Introducing clocks, Simple fractions, More fractions, introducing equivalent fractions and Time 2.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dosbarth Mr Green

Home learning for the holidays
I have placed four tasks on the My Maths website in order to revise work that we have covered so far this academic year. Hope these help.
Have a great Easter
Mr Green
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Year Five Week Ending: 7th April 2017


We have had another busy term in Year Five. You should be very proud of your achievements.

You overcame challenges in Viney Hill, made tremendous progress with your swimming and learnt a great deal about the the world and water. culminating in superb KS2 Assembly where you were able to showcase your achievements. 
In addition to this we have continued to work on a range of non-negotiable's that form the basis of our learning. 

Before we embark on our new topic in the Summer Term we will complete the National Tests. If you wish to familiarise yourself further with question types and styles in the 3 papers (reading, procedural and reasoning) please take a look using the following links: 

Reading Paper: 

Numeracy Papers: 


Most importantly have a fantastic Easter Break!
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Year 6 w/e 7.4.17

This week we have been

Literacy- writing a continuation of a story and looking over reading activities

Numeracy- revising procedural questions and creating 3D models of the Titanic

You can help at home by-

Some my maths activities are set but please also revise any methods of calculation such as adding taking away multiplying and dividing. This includes times table recall. Practice word problems with a variety of vocabulary such as share, sum, total, lots of etc.
Keep reading and discussing what has happened in the story.

There are lots of reading comprehension activities online which can help with practice for the tests. Likewise for the maths reasoning and procedural.

Have a lovely Easter

Miss. Williams

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Year 1 Home Learning. W/E 7.4.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Poems. Easter.

Numeracy- 2 more/2 less. Analysing data.

Science- Investigating which material is the most stretchy.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you write a simple poem about Spring to include some personification. For eg. Daffodils dancing in the gardens.

Numeracy- Doubles and halves to 10. Practise counting in 5's and 10's starting from different points. Correct formation of numbers above 20.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the Easter holidays.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Year 6 w/e 31.3.17

This week we have been

Literacy- seeing how a story might change if the plot or character was different and starting to look back over reading papers

Maths- revising methods covered including place value and procedural type questions

Science- using research to answer questions

We have also been practising our Ks2 performance ready for our dress rehearsal on Monday morning for Fp.

Please can you make sure all your costumes are in by Monday morning and that you are confident with your lines and songs.

Keep revising your times tables and any methods covered in class. It is important to remember these strategies. Familiarise yourselves with the meaning of words such as- sum of, product, less than, equal to, more than, share equally, share, multiply, total etc.

Have a good weekend
Miss. Williams

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