Friday, 23 September 2016

Year 2 week ending 23/9/16

We have a lovely week tasting fruit and vegetables and making smoothies. The children have been so enthusiastic even when they didn't like the fruit or veg! They tried a variety, some of which they had never tried before, and even added spinach to their smoothies and liked it! You will have received a letter today giving you information about the mymaths website and your child's log- in details. It is a fantastic website for practising maths skills and concepts. Each week i will set a couple of homework tasks for your child (from next week they will be differentiated) but if you log on just as the school and not as your child, they will also have access to a huge variety of maths tasks and games.

This week we have been learning :
Maths: measuring in cms and ms, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour on an analogue clock
Literacy: describing fruits using adjectives, handwriting
Science: tasting unusual fruit and veg and describing how they feel, taste and smell

you can help at home by:
Maths: Log on to the mymaths website and complete the tasks.
Literacy: Choose a poem about food and in your best handwriting write it out. Remember those tall and short letters, write on the lines and be careful to form your letters correctly.
Science: When you go to the supermarket next, choose a fruit or vegetable you have never eaten before. Describe what it tastes, feels and smells like.

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

Year 6 w/e 23.9.16

This week we have been-

Literacy- creating our own parody scripts ready to perform and evaluate 

Maths- finding fractions of amounts 

Science- planning our science experiment involving air resistance and parachutes 

Welsh- reading and answering questions about Harri Morgan

Topic- finishing off our fact files of a real life hero and finalising our designs for a superhero mask and belt 

You can help at home by- 

Literacy- if you did want to bring props for your parody, please do. 

Maths- my maths activities 

Science- remember your materials for your parachutes if you chosen particular ones

Topic- where do the majority of superheroes live? 

Welsh- write about somebody else using third person sentences 

Sadly the science workshop on Tuesday has been cancelled due to the fire over the weekend. They hope to re schedule for further on in the year. 

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams 
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Year 3 Home Learning W.E 23.9.16

This week we have been

Maths. Learning about place value of HTU
Literacy. Writing similes, learning how to use determiners a / an
Science. Beginning to learn about magnets

Activities to try at home

Place Value. Select three numbers from a set of numbers 0 to 9. You can create these easily on scrap pieces of paper. Create a 3 digit number and then write it down. Eg 765. The show the value of each of the numbers. 700 + 60 + 5. You can also write it in words. Seven hundred and sixty five. Repeat. When you are confident with 3 digits have a go at 4 digits. You can write them in your home work books and bring them in to show me.

Have a go at writing some similes, think about the ones we did in class and then create some of your own. Think about our story about a robot and a boy called Callum. Can you think of a simile to describe them? You can use your home work book again if you would like to.

If you haven't already find out about a sporting hero and write some interesting facts. We will be completing this activity next week.

Great talking homework ready for big writing. I was very impressed with your acrostic poems. Have a good weekend.
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Year Five. Week Ending 23rd September 2016

We've had another busy week in class developing our learning across the curriculum though our topic of Superhero's 

In  Maths we have focused on number sequences, rules and extending terms. Homework maybe found on the 
mymaths website using your usual log in details. 

Science: you may have noticed our pictures on twitter. We were able to test  our best plane for a superhero. At home write a Success Criteria on what is needed to draw a correct bar chart / line graph.

Humanities: We used a map of New York to find out where superheroes live. Try to find out where in the world other superheroes live to label our world map.

Expressive arts: we have started to compose a superhero theme tune using garage band. 

Welsh: We have been using the past tense to describe something that we have done. Your child will come home with a copy of the 'placemat' to help them to describe themselves and key vocabulary to extend sentences. This will help them throughout the year to extend their oracy skills. 

Talking Homework: 
Y5/ 6 Registration Group (Miss Williams)  will be writing a narrative piece based on 'The Day in the Life of a Superhero'. Try to plan the superhero you will be and what you will do in a day and how you will use a range of vocabulary to describe your day. 
Y4/5 Registration Group (Mr Green) will be writing a Harvest Poem. Try to collect a range of vocabulary that can be used in your poem along with Similes, metaphors and alliteration 

You will have some words for our Harvest Song , please try to learn them at home. 

The Science Workshop on Tuesday has unfortunately been cancelled due to the fire this week at Haberdashers. 

Many thanks 

Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock


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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 23.9.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Reading and writing words with sounds- air (as in fair, chair, hair).
ou (as in round, sound loud).
Writing menus for our Pizzeria.

Numeracy- Number formation. Identifying numbers 1-30. Sequencing numbers. Making repeated patterns using fruit and vegetable prints.

Science- Sorting different foods into healthy and not so healthy. Discussing our favourite fruits, vegetables.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps you could ask your child to write a few words down with spelling pattern of- ou and air. If you have any menus at home or could get hold of one, could you bring them in so we could see how different establishments display their food.

Numeracy- Counting up to 30 starting at different numbers. Asking questions- For eg. What comes after 6? Before 12? What number is in the middle of 8 and 10? Can you draw a number line and put the numbers 0  5  and 10 on. Then ask your child to write the remaining numbers in the right place.

Science- Can you find out the foods we should eat that give us energy?

Thank you. Enjoy the week end. Just to let you know, we will be going around the village on Monday to deliver the invitations for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Also,  we will going to Forest School starting next week. I sent a letter out with the dates on 22.9.16.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Year 5 week ending 16.9.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - we have begun learning about myths, and in particular the myth of Prometheus and Pandora.

Numeracy - multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 (whole numbers and decimals) and clarifying why this happens as well as how this happens.

Science - we have planned our investigations to try and find the fastest possible plane for a superhero.

Discovery - we have discovered that many superheroes live in America, in particular New York, and have created fact file about New York. We have also planned the theme and instruments that we are going to use in our superhero theme tune compositions. The choice of superheroes has been amazing.

P.E (dance)- working individually in response to a piece of superhero music that has been chosen by the children.

How you can help at home:

Literacy - we would like the children to research Ancient Greece and Olympia, the setting for our myth. Photographs and information can be added to their daily log books to enhance the work in class.

Numeracy - homework for this will be set using the my maths website. Homework will be set on a Friday and the children will have a week to complete this. If your child needs a reminder of their login and password, please let us know.

Welsh - describe someone in your family using the third person (mae h'in and mae e'n)

Science - paper plan designs have been chosen by each science group. Practice making (and flying!) your planes in readiness for our experiment next week. We have used the following website for our designs.
http://www.funpaperairplanes.com

Discovery - research where in the world different superheroes live. As a class, we will be annotating a large scale world map with their locations.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.
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Year Two week ending 16th September.

Welcome back! We have had a wonderful first two weeks in Year Two and hopefully the children will have told you about some of the activities we have been doing. PE this year will be on Mondays and Tuesdays with swimming taking the place of Tuesday's PE lesson for the next 8 weeks.  Tuesday will be a busy day as we are very lucky to be able to take part in Samba workshops run by Gwent music. This will continue for the whole year.  The children have started guided reading and will read in their groups twice a week. They will also be reading in their RWInc or Language and Literacy groups. We will change their home readers on the days they read to us. Once we are sure all the children are in the right reading group we will let you know which days they will be reading. Try to listen to your child read as much as possible. It doesn't matter if it is a school book, a library book, a comic or even an information board when you are out. Our topic this term is Healthy Me! We have already started to design and make fitness trails in PE and in the Foundation Phase outdoor area and have begun to look at eating healthily. This week we have designed smoothies and written recipes and next week we will be making some of them. I have sent home a permission/ allergy letter today as they will be tasting smoothies next week and I'm sure there will be other tasting activities linked to this topic before the end of the term. Please could you return the permission/ allergy slips by Wednesday of next week. Many thanks. If you have any queries or issues please contact us. We are very happy to reply to emails or phone calls or, for more important matters, arrange a meeting. You can sometimes catch us on the door at the end of the day as well. Mrs Appleton will forward any emails. We would rather address issues early rather than have them escalate. 
This homework blog will usually go on line on Friday evening but please forgive me if it is sometimes Saturday morning. I will try to let you know any news or information via this blog as well so even if you don't have time one weekend to do the homework its worth checking it anyway. 

This week we have been learning:
Maths - finding small differences between 2 digit numbers by counting on, ordering two digit numbers, finding different ways to pay for our milk.
Literacy - we have written a recipe for a smoothy
Science - we have begun to look at healthy eating and what keeps us fit. 

How you can help at home:
maths - i will be sending out the log in details for the mymaths website next week. Most weeks there will be a mymaths homework activity linked to our week's work. The website also allows you to choose your own activities as well and play maths games to practise mental maths. This week,  practise paying for items when you go out. Allow your child to choose the correct coins and ask them if there was another way they could have paid using different coins. What would have happened if you only had a 50p and you had to pay 35p? How much change would you be given back? If i buy two apples at 15p each how much will i have to pay? 
Literacy- You all wrote beautiful recipes for smoothies today. Have a go writing a recipe for a fruit salad. Think about the ingredients and equipment you will need, the bossy verbs and openers you could use in the method and challenge yourself to add in some adverbs. How will you chop the bananas? carefully, cautiously etc 
Science - Have a go at this online activity - making a healthy lunchbox. http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/Activity.aspx?contentId=56§ionId=61&siteId=14

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Year 6 w/e 16.9.16

This week we have been- 

Ordering, rounding, halving and doubling decimals

Comparing similarities between legend tales and summarising characters actions 

Experimenting the force of gravity 

Researching and creating a fact file for a real life hero 

You can help at home by- 

Spellings will be sent home next week which you will find in homework books. Please also read at home. 

My maths activities will be set for you to complete. Your original password and login should work. Please also revise your 4-9 x tables ready for a test each week. 

Consider the real life heroes you have researched/ have, do they have the same qualities as superheroes such as spider man,  batman, etc? Are superhero qualities and traits based upon real life heroes?

Have a lovely weekend. 
Miss. Williams 





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Home learning year 3 w.e. 16.9.16

This week we have been

Ordering 3 and 4 digit numbers
Recapping what we know about forces
Starting our research on Superheroes
Learning our 3 and 4 times tables

Activities to try at home

The children really enjoyed completing the ordering activity on topmarks

http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html

You can chose the numbers to order. Have a go at home.

Make a list of sporting heroes and their sport. Choose your favourite sporting hero and begin to find out interesting facts. Bring them into class to use next week.

Continue to learn your 3 and 4 times tables.

A quick reminder to bring a packed lunch, wellies and a waterproof coat to school on Monday for our trip to Hilston Park. Have a good weekend.

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Dosbarth Mr Green Homework

Home learning blog

Week commencing: September 12th 2016

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.

Numeracy – My Maths homework will be set on a Friday revising work covered that week. Log ins and passwords are written in Homework Log books too.

Could your child also practise the x2, x3 and x4 tables for a test next Friday also.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 16.9.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- ar/or sounds. Writing invitations for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Looking at the main features of a fiction and non-fiction books.

Numeracy- Number formation. Counting in 2's. Number sequences.

Science- How to keep healthy.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you encourage your child to spell these words- farm, star, spark and dark. Can you write a short sentence with one of those words in.

Numeracy- Count in 2's starting from 2-30. Can you perhaps help your child to talk about a number up to 20. For eg.- 5 (The number before it is 4, the number after is 6. 1 less than 5 is 4. 1 more than 5 is 6. Then perhaps 2 more, 2 less etc. This will support your child with mathematical language.

Science- Can you draw a picture of your favourite meal and label the different foods. Can you feel your heartbeat at rest. Then do some exercise - jumping, star jumps, high knees, jogging etc and then feel your heartbeat again. Can you help your child to find their pulse.

Thank you. Enjoy the week end and if your at a loose end, apparently there are amazing celebrations in Cardiff to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Year Three week ending 1/7/16

This week we have been learning: 
Literacy: We have been creating posters using word and have started a new novel about the deforestation of the rainforest. 
Maths: We have been looking at different strategies to add and subtract numbers
Welsh: writing a book review using a framework. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Continue to read and practise spellings . Next Friday we will be doing Big Write as we have now finished our swimming lessons. Your task next week is to plan a mini saga inspired by a historical figure or by a period in history.  A mini saga is a story of up to 100 words! Its not easy to write a story in 100 words so you will have to plan carefully. The following Friday you will write your saga. Before our Big write, think carefully about the historical period in which you will set your story or the historical figure you will write about. What will happen ? Who will your characters be? if you need a bit of inspiration go to the following website and watch the video or read the writing tips: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/ancient-adventures/

maths: Please keep practising your timestables. You will also find a new activity on the mymaths website. 

Welsh: Choose your favourite English book and write a review in Welsh. Use the following framework/ sentence starters  to help:
.......ydy'r teitl.
.......ydy'r awdur.

Pwy sy yn y stori?
Wyt ti'n hoffi stori? Pam?
Sawl seren?

Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Schartz
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Year 6 week ending 1.7.16

What an unusual week we have had in year 6! Safe cycling tests, a talk from P.C Finnister and move up days to the comprehensive.

Firstly, congratulations to all of our year 6 on passing their safe cycling proficiency test. Behaviour was outstanding and we are very proud of you for remembering all of the skills required for the course.

Secondly, well done to all of you for completing your first two days at Monmouth Comprehensive School. Hopefully you all had a wonderful time experiencing everything your new school has to offer.

Next week:
Gilwern will be the focus for most of next week, with a visit to forest school on Wednesday morning for shelter building before we head off. Please check your kit list to make sure you have everything you need.

With very little time left in school, we will be rehearsing our leavers assembly. Please make an effort to learn your words this weekend so that rehearsals can be done without scripts. Next week, letters will be given out regarding costumes.

Air hop - thank you to those that have already returned their money, permission slip and waiver for our trip to air hop. I can't stress how important the email confirmation of the waiver is, as without it airhop will not permit people to participate. The children do not needy come in uniform, but please could they come in suitable clothing such as tracksuit bottoms / leggings, t-shirts. The socks required are included in the price.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 1.7.16


This week we have looked at:

Maths-

This week we have been re-capping our understanding of tens and units- and what the value of each digit is in a 2 digit number. Some children have moved on to 3 digit numbers too. So for example, 37=30 + 7, and 142= 100+40+2. Some children still find this area a bit tricky to grasp, but are getting there!

 Knowledge and Understanding-

We have been using QR codes this week to find pictures of mini-beasts. The children used the IPad to scan the code and then record the number on the code next to the matching mini-beast. We searched for mini-beasts at forest school too. Next week we will be looking at using a branching diagram to identify them, using features of their bodies.

We have used our Chromebooks to log on using our own Hwb username and password. This is tricky in itself as the password is a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers! We then painted a pictured and learnt how to save it in our folders.

How to help at home-

Maths-

Have a look at some of games on-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=11

 We have used some of these on the interactive whiteboard and computers this week.

Try using a combination of 10ps and 1ps as another way for them to visualise tens and units. Get them to add them up and write down the value etc.

If you type in 'shark numbers place value' into an internet search, they are some nice games. We can't access it at school any more, but I'm sure you can at home.

Use some examples that I mentioned above. Also, get them to give you the value of an underlined or circled digit- So 67- if you underlined or circled the 6, could they tell you that the 6 is worth 60.  


They really enjoyed 'move up' day and had a fun day meeting and working with Mrs Schartz.


We will be visiting forest school on MONDAY next week. 

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 1.7.16

 This week we have been learning about- 

Literacy- Poetry. Identify language and text features of different narratives.

Numeracy- Problem solving Euro 2016.

Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at the culture of Brazil. Finding out why the church in Trellech is so big for a small village.

How to help your child at home- 

 Literacy-  Can you find 3 facts about Brazil. Can you compare these facts to Wales?

Numeracy- Mymaths. Aaron Ramsey gives 5p for every goal he scores to a children's charity. He gives 50p, how many goals does he score?

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find any information about the Virtuous Well?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.