Sunday, 4 December 2011

Year 1

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 2.11.11
This week we have been learning:
 

Knowledge & Understanding - investigate how we know from which direction sounds are coming.

 

Numeracy - find the perimetre of closed shapes.

 

You can help your child at home:

 

Knowledge & Understanding - discuss which animals move their ears to help listen.

 

Numeracy - Cut sticks to a length of 10 cm each. Ask your child to make quadrilaterals and pentagons with the sticks using various numbers. The children then count the number of sticks used to make the shape. If 6 sticks are used the perimetre is 6 dm ( decimetres).

 

This is a busy time in school with plenty of concert practise and hymn singing, so please continue with reading and learning words at home- thankyou.

 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 2.12.11

This week we have been learning about:

 In Literacy- Instructional Writing- Looking at what features are needed in a successful set of instructions-

Maths­-x 9 tables.Counting in different steps.

Discovery-parts of the eye and how we see things

Looking at evidence from the 1841 census

 

How to support your child at home:

Literacy- Have a look at any Instructions you may have at home, these might be how to cook something, how to build/assemble something, fix something etc.

What do they notice about the layout/language features of them- they should be able to tell you that you need a title or goal, an equipment/ingredient list, numbered steps, time connectives, bossy verbs etc. Have a go at writing a set of instructions for something you may do at home, e.g. make a piece of toast or run a bath.

Have a look at: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/instructions/play

 

Maths-Keep Practising your nine times tables. In and out of order.

Have a look at:www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive

We looked at number sequences- including counting up and down. Try some of your own, e.g continue the next 4 numbers after

a.      4, 8, 12, 16…

b.    99, 90, 81, 72…

c.     1000, 950, 900, 850…

d.    30, 60, 90, 120…

Discovery: Discuss the parts of the eye and outline the function of each part. We looked at the iris, pupil, cornea and retina. We found out that the pupil gets smaller/bigger depending on how much light is required to enter the eye. In a dark room, look in a mirror, then turn on the lights and see what happens to the size of your pupils- it's fascinating!

Have a look at :www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/brainandsenses/eye.asp

We had a brief look at sources of evidence, including finding out about one particular family from South Wales from the 1841 census. Find out what you can about the jobs that children did in the 19th century.

 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 02.12.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy:

Consolidating learning from Maths Makes Sense 4 Block 2

 

Literacy:

Answering questions about instructions (comprehension)

Using adjectives to set a scene

 

Discovery:

Rich and poor children living in Victorian Britain

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, decimals and negative numbers.  Remember to think about the resource table, maths table, cups and cards.

 

Make a poster to show the information you know about acute, obtuse and reflex angles.  Make sure you include:

·         The name of the angle

·         The size of the angle (e.g. acute angle: >0° and <90°)

·         A diagram (with a centre of rotation, a starting direction and a finishing direction)

Your posters could be displayed in the classroom.

 

Discovery:

 

Over the next two weeks we will be learning about Christmas in the Victorian times. 

Use the internet to see what you can find out about a Victorian Christmas.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Year 6 Home learning W/E 2/12/11

Home Learning Year 6

Week ending 2/12/2011

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Book reviews

Numeracy:  Recognising the relationship between multiplication and divbision

Christmas Concert Practise

Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next Monday's spelling test.

Group 1                            

Group 2                       

Group 3

avoidance

kindly

making

monstrous

weekly

taking

mathematics

friendly

escaping

conqueror

really

mistaking

conspirator

carefully

strayed

assessor

likely

delayed

counselled

actually

waited

dishevelled

properly

braver

jewellery

personally

straighter

quarrelled

especially

contained

 

Please use a dictionary to find their meanings and include them in sentences.

In preparation for an oral presentation of five minutes, could your child please research information on their chosen topic and begin to organise it.

Pupils are writing a book review based on their chosen book. You can spend time discussing the book and reading it together so they are able to writwe about characters and reasons for liking the book.

 

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning. Limited knowledge in this area prevents your child progressing in numeracy. 

Practise:

7 x ? = 28                                              180 ÷ ? = 60

We know 7 x 4 = 28                                              6 x3 = 18 so 60 x 3 = 180

 

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 2.12.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Identifying different types of instructions.
 
Numeracy- 2x tables. Measure accurately using centimetres.
 
 
How to help your child at home.
 
Literacy- Perhaps you could encourage your child to write a list of instructions on how to play their favourite game. Remember to use bullet points.
 
Numeracy- Practise 2x tables.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Reception Home Learning W/E 25.11.11

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc

-       The sounds k,u,b,ck, and blending cvc words using all the sounds we have covered so far.

MMS

-       Using dominoes to recognise number patterns to 6

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Thank you for continuing to learn the sounds with your child.  Please continue to reinforce their sounds with them whenever you can throughout the week. 

You may like to play the following game on line with your child – choose the first option as we have covered these sounds in class.

 

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

 

 

Maths Makes Sense

If you have any dominoes at home, play a game of dominoes with your child.  Ask your child to count the number of spots on the one side of the domino and then try and work out how many spots are on the other side, for example 4 spots and 2 spots, altogether make 6 spots. 

 

We have also been counting forwards and backwards from 0 to 30 orally which the children are becoming very good at.  The following website has a game with numbers to 15 you may like to play with your child.

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=3226

 

Please send in your child's Christmas Concert costumes, in a named bag by Tuesday 29th November.  Thank you. 

Year 1

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 25.11.11
 
This week we have been learning:
 
Numeracy - adding hundreds and thousands.
 
Knowledge and understanding - comparing near and far places.
 
Literacy - write a character description.
 
How you can help at home:
 
Numeracy - use whole numbers to add together.
Start adding single digit numbers e.g 2+ 5= 7
                                                      200+ 500=700
                                                      2000+5000=7000
 
Literacy - Read Jack & the Beanstalk and discuss the mother character. What does she look like? What sort of person is she?
Write a few sentences to describe her.
 
Knowledge & understanding - on a map locate the school, your home and another place near you. U se peices of string to make a straight line from your house to a local place. Cut the stering and then compare the lengths of string. Say which place is nearest, furthest to your home.
 
Don't forget to send in your child's costume by Tuesday - thankyou!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 25.11.11

 

This week we have been learning about:

 In Literacy- Word processing skills- typing up our ogre stories

Comprehension skills- answering in full sentence answers

Maths­-x 9 tables

Adding two 4-digit numbers

Discovery-

 

How to support your child at home:

Literacy- Look out for any instructional writing in books around the home, what do you notice about the way instructions/recipes are set out?

Maths- We looked at using a short method for adding this week, where you add each column up and

If the number is bigger than 10, we carried the 1 of the 10 over to the next column to add it

on there. Ask your child to show you how we did it- they have worked really hard at it this week.

Discovery:

We looked briefly at parts of the human eye this week- can you draw an eye and label the parts we discussed and bring them in next week.  

Our Christmas rehearsals are in full flow now, can you start sending in costumes ready for a dress rehearsal next Friday. Many Thanks.

 

Home learning year 6

Home Learning Year 6

Week ending 25/11/2011

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Instructional writing

Numeracy:  Grouping data, constructing bar graphs and interpreting data

Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next Monday's spelling test.

Group 1                            

Group 2                       

Group 3

business

taking

follow

cemetery

smiling

address

foreign

hating

concentrate

colonel

making

decide

guarantee

driving

alone

mathematician

raising

recognise

poisonous

hoping

borrow

bewildered

caring

behave

boisterous

staring

amount

attendance

amazing

crocodile

 

Please use a dictionary to find their meanings and include them in sentences.

In preparation for an oral presentation of five minutes, could your child please research information on their chosen topic and begin to organise it.

 

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning. Limited knowledge in this area prevents your child progressing in numeracy. 

The website below has a selection of activities based on bar charts and pie graphs:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/data.htm#Graphs

 

 

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 25.11.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy:

Drawing acute angles

Finding the volume of cuboids

 

Literacy:

Powerful verbs

 

Science:

Finding out about the eye and how we see

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Practise finding the volume of a cuboid:

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=6

 

Literacy:

 

Play the following games to test your knowledge of verbs and adverbs:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/verbs_adverbs/play.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/ks2bitesize/english/quizengine?quiz=verbs_adverbs&templateStyle=english

 

Science:

 

We learnt about the lens and the retina this week.  Find out about the other parts of the eye:

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/brainandsenses/eye.asp

 

 

Discovery:

 

Find out about the French artist Seurat.  What technique did he use?

We will be using this technique to produce some art using ICT next week.

 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Read Write Inc – Sound of the week

 

Week beginning 21/11

 

Mrs Morgan 

Mrs Evans – oo (look at a book)

Mrs Davies –oi, ea, igh, i-e, a-e

Miss Burrows/Mrs Pisacane – oy

Mrs Cotton – k, u, b and blending

Mrs Miles – aw/or

Mrs Llewellyn – ck and sh sounds

Mrs Griffith

Mrs Peacock/Mrs Schartz – ow, oa, o-e, o

Mrs Garbett