Thursday, 30 June 2011

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 1.7.11

This week we have been learning:

Maths                           ~ to filling in missing numbers for addition sums

                                       use odd and even numbers to create sums

Knowledge and

Understanding               ~ floating and sinking activties

             

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths ~ with your child look at different addition sums using 2 and 3 digit numbers.  Give your child the answer and then ask them to work out the missing hundreds, tens or units.  For example 23 = __ + 3 or 140 = 100 + 40 + ___.  Repeat the activity for a variety of different sums together. 

Together with your child look at making sums using odd and even numbers.  For example can you make 9 using 2 even number and 1 odd number or make 8 using 2 odd numbers and an even number.  Some children may need help remembering odd and even numbers independently,  so you could write them on a piece of paper using different colours.  For example red for even and blue for odd.

 

Knowledge and Understanding ~ we have been finding objects which float when placed on water and then predicting how many 2p coins it will take to sink the object.  We have then had fun finding out if we were correct.  You could recreate this at home in the sink or the bath.  Gather a range of objects together and first of all predict if they will sink or float and then see if you were correct.  If you have lots of 2p coins in a jar then you could use them to see if you can predict how many it takes to sink the object.  We also discuss why you can mix up different types of coins and how to load the coins carefully, not just at one end of the object.

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 1.7.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy: Adding and subtracting four digit numbers

 

Literacy: Rainforest poetry

 

Discovery: Debating the issues surrounding deforestation

 

Science: Water resistance and streamlining

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Practise adding and subtracting four digit numbers using the column method.

 

Literacy:

 

Some of you chose to write an acrostic poem about the rainforest.  Now choose your favourite rainforest animal and write an acrostic poem using the letters of its name.  Try to use alliteration, similes and metaphors.

 

Next week we will be looking at building a character profile.  In preparation for this, think about your favourite character from a book you have read.  Write a short description of the character, explaining why he or she is your favourite.  Try to use some evidence from the book to back up your opinions.

 

Discovery:

 

Talk about the issues surrounding deforestation.  Make a list of the reasons for and against deforestation.  Is one side of the argument stronger than the other?

 

Continue to prepare for your rainforest presentations.  These will be taking place over the final three weeks of term.

 

Please continue to practise your words for our class assembly. 

 

Science:

 

This week we learnt that the larger the surface area of the plasticine, the more water resistance.  This meant that the object travelled slower through the water and took longer to sink.  You could test this out with some other objects at home.

Year 6 Home learning W/E 1st July 2011

This week we've been looking at…

Literacy – Narrative writing and editing

Numeracy – Dividing by decimal numbers

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

Literacy

Practise these spellings at home for a test on Monday 4th  July

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

 

Irresponsibly, passionately , mistakenly, unlikely, unrealistically, emotionally,

Unfortunately, unreasonably , capably and actively

 

Miss Foster's R.W.I group can practise spelling and including words within sentences that have these sounds: 'ous', 'cious' and 'tious'.  For example: callous, conscious and scrumptious .

 

Numeracy – Ignore the decimal point and use Long Division:

    13
7 )91
    9
 -  7
    21
    21
      0

Put the decimal point in the answer directly above the decimal point in the dividend: The answer is 1.3

1.3
7 )9.1

But what if you want to divide by a Decimal Number? The trick is to convert the number you are dividing by to a whole number first, by shifting the decimal point of both numbers to the right

6.625 ÷0.53 becomes 662.5 ÷ 53

 

Now you are dividing by a whole number, and can continue as normal.

It is safe to do this if you remember to shift the decimal point of both numbers the same number of places.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Reception Home Learning W/E 1.7.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Discussing what our ideal house would be like when we grow up. Use of descriptive language. Speed set 1 and 2.
 
Numeracy- Addition and subtraction sums using halves and quarters.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Analysing different surfaces and making a prediction as to which surface a car will travel the furthest.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- To spell these words using their Fred Fingers and then write them down- night, spark, whirl, twirl. sleep, creep, light, grow and spray. Encourage your child to tell you what their ideal house would be like. For eg. When I grow up I would like a cabin bed with pirates on. When I grow up I would like a sparkly duvet etc. More able children could write their sentence down.
 
Numeracy- 1 + 3 + 1 - 1 + =                           4 + 4 + 1 + 1 =
                             _                                                       _     _
                             2                                                       4     4
                  
         
 

Home Learning: W/e: 1st July 2011

This week we have been learning about:
 
Numeracy: to use vertical addition to add and subtract 4 digit numbers
 
SEAL: Changes during our life
 
Science: to know that forces may be used to move objects and help things work (springs and elastic bands)
 
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Numeracy: Using our maths makes sense programme we have been adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers. Your child will be able to read the maths story and place the correct answer on the maths table (the equals box).
 
  4361         5872
+2315       - 3541
-----------    ----------
 
-----------    ----------
 
Your child will recognise to add or subtract the unit/cup column first, then the ten/ ty column, moving on to hundreds and then thousands. using numbers on packets/ phone numbers etc. can they add or subtract them, ensuring they identify the operation (add or subtract) they are being asked to do.
 
 
SEAL: Draw a simple road which shows events/ changes that have happened during their life. Discuss how they may have had an impact on their life.
 
Science: Identify objects around the home that use springs/ elastic bands to help them work. Design and make your own item that uses a force to help it move.
 

Friday, 24 June 2011

Year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 24.6.11
This week we have been learning:
 
Literacy - writing with interesting vocabulary
 
Topic - comparing seaside / town / countryside
 
You can help your child at home:
 
Literacy - find synonymseitherthrough discussion or the use of a thesaurus.
The children found synonyms for said : grumbled, cried, shouted, groaned, grunted.
At home you could find synonyms for want and like.
 
Topic - look at holiday snaps or pictures of the 3 types of places. Discuss the similarities and differences between them . Then go on to talk about why there are these differences. Why are there toweer blocks in towns?

Year 5 Home Learning W.E 24.6.11

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 24.6.11

This week we have been learning about:

 In Literacy- Planning for a class debate over the issue of junk food. Using the terms biased, balanced, personal, impersonal, discussion and debate.

Handwriting

Maths­-Revisingdifferent types of triangle (equilateral, isosceles, right-angled and scalene)

Different types of angle size (acute, obtuse and reflex)

Introducing percentage and the relationship between percentage, decimals and fractions

Discovery-

Looking at where we see examples of the force friction around us and investigating how different surfaces affect friction.

Designing posters advertising the first Olympic Games in 776BC

Listening to 'battle' themed music and thinking how action and mood are created by the use of different instruments.

'How to support your child at home:

Literacy- Pleasecould you help your child to learn their lines for our class assembly. Some children have spellings to learn in their reading diaries too.

We are holding a debate next week, the children have taken on different roles for this; some are pensioners, teenagers, fast-food restaurant owners, health workers, slimming club representatives etc. Discuss what their point of  view is for the debate and what reasons they are going to give.

Maths- Have a look at the following website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/number/percentages/read1.shtml

Discuss how we can display 36% as 36/100 and 0.36, try some different examples.

Discovery-

Discuss friction and how it can be useful or not useful on times- where can you examples around the home?

Have a look at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/friction/play.shtml

*As you may know it is our class assembly on 6th July, the children are going to dress up as Ancient Greek citizens. Could you provide a pale coloured tunic style top for them to wear, either something like a large t-shirt or an old bed sheet.If you type in 'ancient greekclothes' in Google you can see an example, or follow-

http://www.experience-ancient-greece.com/images/clothing_greece002.jpg

Many thanks.*

 

 

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Year 6 Homelearning Week ending 24th June

This week we have learned about:

Literacy – Narrative planning and writing

Numeracy – Number patterns and sequences

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

Practise these spellings at home for a test on Tuesday 28th June:

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

effectively, accurately, attentively, conveniently, incredibly, improbably, immaturely

rationally, irregularly and irresistibly

Miss Foster's R.W.I group can practise spelling and including words within sentences that have these sounds: 'ance' and 'ence'.  For example:  distance and difference.

 

Numeracy –

For patterns of numbers use:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numberpatterns.html

 

Negative and positive numbers

Read the scales on thermometers and find differences between readings.

 

Adding and subtracting :

Two like signs become a positive sign

For example:

+(+)

3+(+2) = 3 + 2 = 5

-(-)

6-(-3) = 6 + 3 = 9

 

 

Two unlike signs become a negative sign

For example: 

+(-)

7+(-2) = 7 - 2 = 5

-(+)

8-(+2) = 8 - 2 = 6

Use the following website to help:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/positive-negative-integers.html

 

Home Learning W/E 24.6.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Read and write igh words. Write a poem.
 
Numeracy- Recognise the quarter symbol.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- The Buddha festival of Wesak.
 
How you can help your child at home
 
Literacy- Ask your child to tell you some igh words. Encourage them to spell using their Fred Fingers- might, sight, fright, night and light. Can you write these words down? Talk about the animals that come out at night and make noises. Ask your child to use descriptive language. They are getting so good at this! For eg. The swooping owls, creeping rats, fluttering bats etc.
 
Numeracy- Begin to understand that 2 quarters make a half and 2 halves make a whole one. Show your child a quarter symbol and ask them what it is. Repeat with 1 half symbol.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- If you have any information on Buddha's or the festival of Wesak, please bring them in.

Year 2 Home Learning Sheet W/E 24.06.11

This week we have been learning:

Maths                           ~to write the maths story from word problems.

Knowledge and

Understanding               ~ to think of questions about the seaside

             

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths ~ we have been looking at word problems and using the information to write the maths story and solve the problem.  For example, each dog has 4 legs and I have 3 dogs, how many legs do the dogs have altogether?  4 x 3 = 12.  Another example would be I went to the shops yesterday and bought 3 apples and I went to the shops today and bought 2 apples, how many apple have I bought?  3 + 2 = 5.  This is an exercise to help children obtain the important information from word problems using simple examples to start rather than the maths needed to work out the answer.  Make the word problems simple to start and give your child different problems to solve. You could adapt the problems above and they could be about anything, banana, aeroplanes, car etc.  We have been making word problems with +, - and x this week and writing down the maths story.  Have a go and make it fun!

Knowledge and Understanding ~ we have been thinking about questions about the seaside and what we would like to find out about it.  We have been writing our own questions in class and will use the internet next week to try and find out the answers.  Help your child to think of interesting questions about the seaside to bring in facts to the class next week, for example who invented the deckchair? or how did they build the piers at the seaside?  We are trying to create an interesting fact book about the seaside with answers to interesting questions.

 

 

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

 

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 24.6.11

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy: Maths Makes Sense

 

Literacy: Writing quest stories

 

Discovery:

Deforestation Power Points

Rainforest Music

Making Jungle Junk Instruments

 

Science: Air resistance

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Literacy:

 

This week we talked about quests.  We made quest board games and then wrote our own quest stories.  Have you got any quest stories that you can share with the class next week?  Over the weekend, see if you can write a list of interesting story openings that might be useful.  Use your imagination and make them unique.

 

E.g. Long, long ago, in the days before......

 

Discovery:

 

Next week you will be finishing your Jungle Junk instruments and making rhythms.  Carry out some research into music from the rainforest.  How do people in the rainforest make music?

 

Next week we will begin preparing for presentations on some aspect of the rainforest.  Over the weekend, have a think about possible topics for your presentation.  We will discuss your ideas next week.

 

Please continue to practise your words for our class assembly. 

 

Science:

 

We learnt about air resistance this week.  We learnt that air resistance is a force that pushes against moving objects and we tested it using parachutes.  Can you think of any other situations where air resistance pushes against moving objects?

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Read Write Inc sounds week ending 24.6.11

Mrs Morgan – oo (book), ar
Mrs Evans – aw
Mrs Davies – ar
Miss Burrows / Mrs Pisacane – ew, u - e
Mrs Miles – igh words and a poem about noises in the night.
Mrs Llewellyn – reading and writing words with ch, ng and nk.
Miss Griffith – Quest stories.
Mrs Schartz / Mrs Peacock – using adjectives , verbs and adverbs to change the atmosphere of a setting.
Mrs Cotton – describing settings for stories.
Mrs Garbett – ar, or.
Mrs Fawsitt – planning and writing a  narrative.
Miss Foster  - 'ence' and 'ance' words such as patience and distance.
Mr Green – planning and writing a narrative.
 
Word of the week – adamant.


Year three week beg 20th June 2011

Project - WW2 Project/ presentation
Discovery - The Blitz
Science - Knowing that springs exert force


How to support your child at home:

Project - This week, the children have been put into small groups to
complete two tasks over the rest of the term. They will be planning,
performing and evaluating a presentation on some aspect of the second
world war. The children have chosen topics such as prime ministers,
evaluation, the blitz and will be presenting them in a variety of
ways. Some have chosen to write plays, others have decided to do a
powerpoint presentation, a photostory and a radio show for Trellech
FM.
Could they research their topic at the library or on the internet and
bring the research in for Tuesday afternoon.

Discovery - We have started learning about the blitz. We listened to
air raid sirens and recordings of bombing raids. Using the internet,
find art or paintings of the blitz. What colours has the artist
used? What feelings or emotions are they trying to portray? And

Science - we have been looking at springs and knowing that they can
exert a force. Look for objects around the house that have springs
which exert force.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Year 6 home learning

This week we've been looking at…

Literacy: Narrative writing

Numeracy: Probability

Topic: Evacuation of children in WW2

Science: Forces

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

Literacy

Practise these spellings at home for a test on Monday 20th June:

Could they please find the definitions for these words and write them in sentences.

furthermore, henceforward, notwithstanding, whereas, nevertheless, alternatively, therefore, consequently, nonetheless and meanwhile.

Miss Foster's R.W.I group can practise spelling and including words within sentences that have these sounds: 'tion' and 'sion'.  For example: station or version.

 

NumeracyTo revise this week's work use:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/handlingdata/probability/

 

 

Topic – Research information on home life and evacuees during the beginning of World War Two. This will help them write a narrative based on a child's experience as an evacuee. Also research foods during rationing.

 

Could your child also practice their words and songs for the forthcoming Leaver's assembly?

 

Science – A little practical investigation. Try spinning a marble around a plastic wine glass or glass if brave by holding the base of the glass. Make sure the motion is quick but smooth. When confident start to turn the beaker up on side whilst still spinning. If marble is still going around try turning beaker upside down and keep the same spinning action. With practice the marble shuld stay inside! We'll discuss in class.

 

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 17.06.11

This week we have been learning:

Maths                           ~ creating a bar chart and pie chart to show our favourite ice-cream.

Knowledge and

Understanding               ~ using different types of forces.  E.g. push, pull, twist.

Religious Education       ~ to think of reasons why I am special

             

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths ~ children have been collecting information about their favourite ice cream and then using excel to create different types of charts including a bar chart and a pie chart.  We have then been using the charts to answer questions, for example which is the most popular flavour ice cream?  Help your child collect information from your family, for example favourite chocolate bars and then create a bar chart from the information gathered.  You could do this on paper if you haven't got excel to use.  You could print out your charts and send them into school to show. 

Knowledge and Understanding ~ children have been recording different objects and items in and around the classroom which you can push, pull or twist and then recording them using a table to show their results.  Using a similar idea, have a look around at home or in the garden and resord the different things you can find on a table.  For eample you have to twist a lid of a jam jar.  Have a go at the website below.

 

 http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/identify_forces/eng/Introduction/default.htm

 

Religious Education ~ help your child think about something which is special to them and why.  Either take a photograph or draw a picture of your special item and write a couple of sentences about your special object, describing it and explaining why it is special.

 

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

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 17.6.11

This week we have been learning about:

 In Literacy- Building up a character profile ready to be used in a play-script. We have thought about how they would walk, talk, dress, behave etc.

Handwriting and dictionary skills.

Maths­- Using a calculator to work out missing numbers in a sum with decimal numbers.

Working out missing numbers in a two-sided sum, for example 3+a = 10 – b

(So where a could be 2, be would be 5) Each side of the sum has to be the same value.

 

Discovery-

ICT- Internet Safety- discussing gaming, social networking, the internet, use of SMART phones for uploading pictures. We have discussed the possible dangers of the internet for younger users.

Looking at the Olympic Games and how they began in Oympia in Greece. We have looked at what events were in an early Olympic Games.

Preparing for our class assembly.

 'How to support your child at home:

Literacy- Please could you help your child to learn their lines for our class assembly. Some children have spellings to learn in their reading diaries too.

Maths- Practise working out these sums and makes some of your own, bring them into show me on Monday. Each side of the equal signs has to be the same value:

1.     15+_ = 25-_      2. 4 x _ = 30- _      3. 20- _ = 5 x _    4.  50 + _ = 30 x _   ( _ is the missing number)

Discovery-

Discuss the safe use of the Internet, a lot of children said they use social networking sites already.

Find out what events are in a modern day Olympics- bring these in for our lesson next Wednesday.

*As you may know it is our class assembly on 6th July, the children are going to dress up as Ancient Greek citizens. Could you provide a pale coloured tunic style top for them to wear, either something like a large t-shirt or an old bed sheet. If you type in 'ancient greek clothes' in google you can see an example, or follow-

http://www.experience-ancient-greece.com/images/clothing_greece002.jpg

Many thanks.*

 

Year 1 Home Learning

Year Home Learning Week Ending 17.6.11
This week we have been learning:
 
Numeracy: 3digit numbers add 3 digit numbers, division
 
RE:Holy Books
 
Knowledge & Understanding: maps
 
You can help your child at home:
 
Numeracy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/numeracy/numbers/index.shtml
 
RE: Discuss knowledge of Holy Books , then broaden to discussion about your child's favourite book. Why is it their favourite?
 
Knowledge and Understanding: Familiarise your child with Google Earth and Google maps, find their own location.
 
 

Reception Home Learning. W/E-17.6.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Making a sentence interesting  Edit a sentence.
 
Numeracy- Correct formation of numbers. o'clock times and drawing their own clock.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- To explore arrange of objects that move or work by being pushed or pulled. 
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- You can just do this orally really. Say to your child- The boy walked in the park. How can we make it more interesting? Lets have an interesting opener. In school, we have been using- Quick as a flash or Suddenly (the children love this, they think its my favourite word). Lets find some adjectives and verbs to describe the boy and the park. The sentence then becomes for eg. The angry looking boy swaggered in the dark misty park. The children also love using our special word of the week. Ask them what is is and what it means?
 
Numeracy- Encourage your child to be aware of what time they go to bed, get up, come to school etc. Also to recognise o' clock times Big hand on 12, small hand on another number. They sometimes get the hands muddled up but are convinced that they have the right time.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- In conversation at home, encourage your child to think how they took their jumper off, opened the curtains, moved a chair. Which force was used, a push or pull?