Friday, 27 May 2011

Year 3 Home learning week ending 27th May

Maths - 6 x tables
adding 2 and 3 - digit numbers using known facts

Art - World War II Posters

Discovery - World War Two and evacuation

How to support your child at home:

Maths - This week we have been adding 2 digit numbers using known
facts. For example, 35 + 65. As last week, we added the tens and then
the units. 3 tens add 6 tens is 9 tens or ninety, we know that 5 + 5
is ten so ninety add ten is one hundred. The children have been using
a messy column to demonstrate their workings out. Ask your child to
show you what they have been doing. Give them 2 or 3 2-digit numbers
to add, two of which should be muliples of 5.
Once they seem secure with this, change the known fact. For example if
7 + 3 = 10 then what will 27 + 33 equal.
Investigation: How many different ways can they make 8? They can use
add, subtract, multiplication and division.

Art - We have started looking at posters during World War II. For
example, 'Dig for Victory' and 'careless talk costs lives'. Use the
internet to search for more examples and print them out to bring into
school. Alternatively, make your own world war 2 poster persuading
people to evacuate their children to the countryside.

Discovery - We have continued our learning on evacuation during the
second world war by reading books, looking on the web and by creating
our own stories/ plays. One of the first things a boy or girl had to
do when they had been evacuated was to write a letter home to tell
their family where they had been sent.
Try to imagine that you have been evacuated from the large town that
you lived in, to a small village some miles away. You have been
billeted to a family that has two children of their own. They are
sharing one bedroom to make room for you. The village has a small
school and the classes have 38 pupils instead of 20.

Write a letter home to tell them how you are getting on.
. Remember what life in the 1940s is like and say how you feel.
. Are you enjoying the countryside or do you dislike it?
. What do you miss most? Are you worried?
. Have you been shown how to do anything new or exciting?

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 27.5.11
This week we have been learning about:
Literacy - writing and evaluating instructions.
Maths - identifying 2D shapes, x2 tables.
Science - planning a fair test.
To help your child at home:
Literacy - Help your child to write instructions for making a simple card or making your bed,  using numbered points, diagrams, main title, subtitle ( You will need: ), use capitals and full stops and verbs at the start of each sentence such as put, cut etc.
Maths - Look at 2D shapes together and count the number of sides it has and give it the proper name. Perhaps draw a picture using these shapes only.
Science - plant some seeds over the half term and discuss the life cycle of the plant and what it needs to grow and stay healthy.
Have a lovely half-term break.

Year 6 homework

This week we have been carrying out NFER tests

Numeracy - Revision of:

 Time problems

Converting units of weight, length and capacity

Inverse operations

Changing fractions to decimals



Practise handwriting joins with the sheets provided.

te, ti, tu, ty and tw


Practise these spellings at home for a test on Monday 6th June:

absorbed, camped, delivered, designed, developed, disturbed, echoed, finished, rehearsed and remained

Please write out sentences to include these words and find their meanings.


Miss Foster's R.W.I group can practise spelling and including words within sentences that have these sounds: 'al', 'el' and 'il'.  For example: medal, tunnel and pencil.


Numeracy – Use the following websites to reinforce the above topics:

Inverse operations - Make up sums as follows to use the opposite operation to calculate the answer:

______ + 18 = 39

So the opposite of + is -. Therefore 39 – 18 = 21


To change fractions to decimals divide the numerator into the denominator

So 3/5 is 3 ÷5 = 0.6 (Use a calculator by all means!)


Reception Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Instructions. Why we sometimes need instructions. Able to follow instructions,
Numeracy- Positional language.
Knowledge and Understanding- Finding out about sharks and seahorses.
How to help your child at home.
Literacy-Talk with your child and show them the various instructions that you  might have in your house. I t could be for a game or recipe. In school we made cakes and talked about the bossy verbs that make up instructions. We used words such as mix, cream, weigh, sieve, beat, cook etc. Ask your child to try and sequence how they made cakes, beginning each sentence with a verb.
Encourage your child to identify their right and left hand. Which hand to you write with? Use language in the home such as up, down, next, over etc.
Knowledge and Understanding- Find out how animals breathe under water. How do they move? Ask your child to tell you what they know about seahorses? I have learnt a lot too!
Please could you bring their clothes in for our class assembly asap after half term. Thank you.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Year 2 Home learning W/E 27.05.11

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy       ~  learning about ordinal numbers and positions.

Literacy          ~   taking photographs and instructions for making sandcastles.

                          writing instructions for making 'Marvelous Medicine.'

Knowledge and

Understanding   ~  creating pictures of the seaside.


How to support your child at home:

Maths  ~ have a go at the following website together to reinforce ordinal numbers

The website below is great for a variety of different activities we have been covering throughout the term.

Knowledge and Understanding ~ make a collage of the seaside using different bits and pieces of junk materials.  It would be great to see them in school after half term.


Literacy ~ write a set of instructions for completing an everyday activities like washing your hands or brushing your teeth.  Remember to use bossy (imperative) verbs to tell people what to do.  You could have a go at the following website.



The word of the week this week is exhausted. Ask your child to write different sentences using the word correctly and bring them into school on Monday. 


Thank you for coming to our class assembly on Wednesday, we really hope you enjoyed it!  Have a great half term and thank you for all your support.

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 27.5.11

This week we have been learning about:




Measuring right angles.

Telling the time.


Literacy: Instructions.



People that live in the rainforests.

Food chains.


How to support your child at home:




Draw a treasure map on some squared paper.  Add some landmarks and write down their coordinates.  Choose a position for your buried treasure and ask someone to guess its coordinates.


Here are some games to help you to practise finding coordinates:


Have a look around your house for objects that have right angles e.g. books, windows etc.




This week we recapped the features of instructions and used them to write our own.  We wrote instructions on how to make natural dyes.  We followed our instructions to dye fabric and the results were fantastic!


Over the holidays, write a set of instructions to teach a friend how to play your favourite game.  Remember to include all of the features (title, equipment list, time connectives, imperative verbs etc).




This week we thought about the things we would ask someone who lived in the rainforest.  We talked about questions such as:

Do children go to school?

What do you eat?

Do you like living in the rainforest?


After half term we will be learning more about people who live in the rainforest.  Carry out some research over the holiday and see if you can answer the questions that you wrote in class.

Read Write Inc week ending 27th May

All classes have been involved in genre week in school, learning about how to write instructions.  The children have written and follwed instructions on anything from baking fairy cakes to making sandcastles!
Word of the week - exhausted.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 20.5.11
This week we have been learning:
Numeracy - 2 digit numbers - 2 digit numbers in vertical subtraction.
Knowledge & Understanding - the history of the seaside in the UK.
Knowledge & Understanding - sikhism and the 5Ks.
You can help your child at home:
Numeracy -         45
                       - 23
                      ____    Vertical subtractions like these. Remind your child to write the answers in exactly the right columns to avoid confusion. ( 5-3, 4-2  reminding them that it is actually 40 - 20 )
Knowledge & Understanding - research how the seaside towns used to look and what attractions were there. Use the library, grandparents or the internet.
Knowledge & Understanding - read about Sikhism and the 5 important objects.
Next week is genre week. We will be working on instructions. You could look at various types of instructions at home such as cooking, construction etc.

year 3 homelearning week beginning 16th May

Maths - 6 x tables
adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers

Literacy - Instructions

Discovery - World War Two and evacuation

How to support your child at home:

Maths - This week we have been using just one strategy to add and
subtract 2 digit numbers. We have been adding/ subtracting the tens
and then the units. (We have not gone over the ten yet ie when
calculating 25 + 67, the units would add up to over ten) Your child
should be able to demonstrate the strategy to you on a piece of paper.
Remind them it is the workings out they completed in the messy column.
Give them real life situations whhich involve adding and subtracting.
For example, a visit to the shop. I want to buy a pencil which costs
25p and a rubber which costs 33p. How much would I have to pay
altogether? I have 69p and I want to buy a bun which costs 42p. How
much would I have left?
Investigation: How many ways can you make 200p/£2 using 4 multiples of
five pence?

Literacy - Next week our literacy will be in the class rather than in
our RWI groups. We will be learning all about instructions. During the
weekend, play a board game, plant some seeds or cook a dish with your
child. Show them the instructions and discuss what must be included in
a set of instructions. For example, verbs commanding us what to do, a
list of what we need, connectives (first, next, meanwhile, finally)
and sometimes bullet points. If you have time, ask your child to write
a set of instructions for their favourite board game. Most
importantly, ask them to bring it into school so they can show the

Discovery - We have started reading a book about a child evacuated
during the 2nd world war. Ask your child what the little boy would
have felt when he had to leave home and live with strangers. Make a
list of feelings using a thesaurus to help. Using the internet or
books, can they make a timeline of events leading up to the beginning
of the war and the start of the evacuation process.

We are looking for an evacuee to come into class and talk to the
children of their experiences. If anyone knows of someone willing to
do this, could you let us know.

We hope you all enjoyed the assembly on Wednesday and would like to
thank you all once again for your support.

Have a great weekend!

Reception Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-
Numeracy- Count and match money to objects costing up to 20p.
Literacy- Revise speed set 1 and 2. Writing words with speed set 2 spelling pattern. Writing about a superhero. What special powers would you have and what would you wear?
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying the names of various sharks. What do they look like, feed on, what does their skin feel like? 
How to help your child-
Numeracy- Play shops and price a few objects. Help count pennies to buy an item that costs 5p. Can you use other coins to make the same amount? Repeat with other amounts.
Literacy- Encourage your child to write a few words down from speed set 2. For eg. Can you spell spray, bright, night, whirl, twirl, book, took etc.
Knowledge and Understanding- We have read lots of story books  about sea creatures. So thank you for the books the children have brought in. Encourage your child to think about the animals that live in the sea and on land.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 20.5.11

This week we have been learning about:


Numeracy: Subtracting HTU – HTU using formal and informal methods

Literacy: Writing information texts about the layers of the rainforest

Discovery: Animal adaptations


How to support your child at home:




Use the method that we practised in class to subtract HTU – HTU:




- 264



Make sure that you place the digits in the correct columns.  Remember to subtract the units first, followed by the tens and then the hundreds.


The following links will take you to some subtraction games that you may like to play:




This week we created informative flip books about the layers of the rainforest.


Next week is genre week.  We will be learning about the features of instructions, building up to writing our own.  See if you can find some examples of instructions to bring in to share with the class (e.g. cookery books, game instructions etc).




Next week we will be mixing and using natural dyes to create a class palette of colours.  We can use strawberries and raspberries to make shades of pink and grass to give us a green colour.  Think about the natural materials that we could use to make shades of orange, brown, blue, yellow and black.


Next week in Science we will be looking at the water cycle in the rainforest.  See if you can answer some of the following questions: 

What is the water cycle? 

What is precipitation?

What is condensation?

What is evaporation?

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 20.05.11

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy              ~   ordering numbers from smallest to largest.

                                       adding three numbers together.


Knowledge and

Understanding           ~   what can you do at the seaside?

                                     name seaside resorts in Wales.


How to support your child at home:


Maths  ~ give your child a set of three numbers and ask them to put them in order from smallest to largest.  Repeat the activity a number of times using different numbers. Then challenge your child by using more numbers with greater values.  Give your child 3 numbers to add together mentally, for example 3 + 8 + 5 = .  Help your child rearrange the sum putting the largest number first, 8 + 5 + 3 =.  Then counting on from the largest number help your child add the numbers together.  If you need to then give your child some objects such as buttons to help them with their counting.  Once your child is secure adding three small numbers you can increase the size of the numbers you give your child.


Knowledge and Understanding ~ what do you do at the seaside?  Make a list of all the different things we can do at the seaside (you could use a bubble map to display the information) How many different things can you find to do?  Ask you mum, dad, grandma and grandpa what they used to do at the seaside, is it different from your list?  Have a look at seaside resorts in Wales, make a list of their names so we can find them next week using google earth to have a look.



The word of the week this week is majestic. Ask your child to write different sentences using the word correctly and bring them into school on Monday. 


Just a reminder it is our class assembly on Wednesday at 9.15am, we look forward to seeing you. 

Read Write Inc Sounds - Week ending 20.05.11

Mrs Morgan – igh, ow.
Mrs Evans – o-e.
Mrs Davies – ee.
Miss Burrows / Mrs Pisacane – ay, ai.
Mrs Miles – Revise Speed Sounds Two. Creative writing about superhero powers.
Mrs Llewellyn – Word times 6 and 7, revising the sound ng.
Miss Griffith – Writing rainforest information texts.
Mrs Schartz / Mrs Peacock – Using apostrophes for contractions.
Mrs Cotton – Writing instructions for everyday activities.
Mrs Garbett – Speed Sounds One – ay, ee, igh.
Mrs Fawsitt – children away in Bude.
Miss Foster and Mr Green – Residential trip in Bude.
Word of the week – majestic.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Year 6 Home Learning

Trellech Primary School

Home Learning


Class: Year 6   Week Ending:­­ 13th May 2010

This week we've been looking at…

Literacy: Newspaper reports

Numeracy: 2D shapes and their properties

Measuring angles of 2D shapes

Possible activities to reinforce and apply this week's learning at home…

Literacy – This week pupils have written a report based on the German invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War 2. Your child could look at newspapers to  identify the main features and direct and indirect speech.

Direct speech is used within speech marks whereas indirect speech is when someone is reported to have said something. For example: The Tesco executive announced massive profits this year.

Practise handwriting joins with the sheets provided.


Practise these spellings at home for a test on Monday 23rd May:

kindly, friendly , weekly , really, carefully, likely, actually, properly, personally, especially

Miss Foster's R.W.I group can practise spelling and including words within sentences that have these sounds: 'aigh' and 'eigh'.  For example: straight and weigh.


Numeracy – To revise this week's work use:

Practise measuring angles with a protractor.


Learn the x4, x6, x7 & x8 tables for a test during week commencing Monday 23rd May




"Working together, we'll all achieve more"





Y1 Home Learning

Year 1 Week Ending 12.5.11
This week we have been learning about:
Forest School - plants and habitats
Art - parts of a butterfly
You can help your child at home:
Forest school- use books or the internet to identify and name plants in your garden. Look at differnt areas used as habitats in your garden such as shaded areas, under stones etc and discuss creatures that live there.
Art -       use this site to learn about butterflies, click on videos to watch and a butterfly quiz.


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Read Write Inc Sounds W.E 13.5.11

Mrs Morgan - ay, ee
Mrs Garbett - Revise speed sounds one - ay, ee
Mrs Miles - Revise speed sounds two and make a comic strip
Mrs Davies - ay, ee
Mrs Evans - i-e, o-e
Miss Burrows / Mrs Piscane - ew, u-e
Mrs Cotton - Using exciting verbs
Mrs Schartz / Mrs Peacock - Features of instructions
Miss Griffiths - Informations texts
Mr Green - Newspaper reports
Mrs Fawsitt - ai, aigh, eigh
Miss Foster - le

Reception Home Learning. W/E 13.5.11

This week we have been learning about:
Numeracy- Recognise and say a half when asked and identify symbol.
Show that two half cups make a whole.
Addition and subtraction of whole and half numbers.
Literacy- Sounds and blending. Understanding why speech bubbles are used. Creating a comic strip using speech bubbles.
Knowledge and Understanding- Finding out about the various creatures that live under the sea.
How to help your child at home-
Numeracy- Recognise the half symbol. Begin to understand that 2 halves make a whole one. Complete simple addition and subtraction sums using whole numbers and halves.
Literacy- Write a sentence from their reading book from memory. Ask your child to tell you a sentence with the word colossal in. Using simple vocabulary they can spell, encourage your child to create a speech bubble. Bring it in on Monday for me to see.
Knowledge and Understanding- Encourage your child to tell you what we have found out about sharks this week. What creatures have we made for our ocean display?
Thank you for all the resources your children have brought in this week. It adds so much colour to our learning experiences.

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 13.05.11

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy                 ~   addition pairs making 20

                                    finding and giving change from 20p and above

Knowledge and

Understanding           ~  activities and having fun at the seaside


How to support your child at home:


Maths – have a go at these websites, especially finding and giving change from 20p and above.



Knowledge and Understandingusing the internet or books you may have at home find out about the activities the Victorians enjoyed at the seaside.  If you find any interesting photographs/books then please bring them into class.

Do you have any photos at home of you and your family at the seaside, maybe you have some when you were a child?  Using the new photos and the photos from the past look at the similarities and differences.  If you are prepared to send the photos into school we could compare them in class. 

(Please write your name on the back of the photographs so we can return them at the end of the summer term – Thank you)



The word of the week this week is colossal. 


Year 3 week beginning 9th May 2011

Maths - 6 x tables
            Recognising the relationship between units of time

Practising and performing our assembly

Discovery - World War Two

How to support your child at home:

Maths - This week we have been looking at the relationship between
seconds, minutes and hours. We have carried out investigations such as
how many minutes there are in a school day and been using stopwatches
to time ourselves when we run, jump and skip. Give your child examples
of times over one hour eg 1 hour 23 mins and ask them to work out the
total number of minutes.Then give them times written as minutes eg 110
minutes and ask them to work out how many hours and minutes it is.
Using an analogue clock, ask your child what time it will be in 1hr
and 10 mins or in 100 minutes. Help them to count in 5's around the
clock if necessary.

Could you help your child to learn their lines for next weeks assembly
(next wednesday 9.15 am). They are doing really well but just need a
little more practise.

Discovery - The children chose the topic of World War 2 this term and
we have discussed what we already know about this topic. Over the
weekend could your child think about what they would like to find out
about WW2 and, if time, make a list of questions they would like to be
answered by the end of our topic.

Have a great weekend!

Our class assembly is next Wednesday at 9.15 am