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

Year 2 Home Learning. W/E 25.11.11

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Beginning to identify the language features of instructional texts.
 
Numeracy- Continue with vertical addition and subtraction. Measuring objects accurately using millimetres.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Designing a shadow puppet with moving parts.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Help your child to think of different types of instructions- recipes, games, how to put things together etc. Could they make a list of bossy verbs For eg- mix, sieve, weigh, knead etc. Try and have something in mind when you are thinking of these words.
 
Numeracy- Encourage your child to measure accurately, objects at home using a mm or cm ruler. The children need to be able to read the digits in between the numbers. They find this quite tricky.
 
Please could you bring in their christmas costumes by the Wednesday 29th Nov for our dress rehearsal. Thank you.

Year 3 Home learning week ending 25/11/11

This Week We have been learning to:


Maths:    adding and subtracting halves and quarters
               drawing a measuring line segments
Welsh:   asking and answering simple questions
 
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Maths: This week we have been adding and subtracting whole numbers and fractions. Write out a maths story such as 3 + 21/2 - 1 - 0 + 1/4 = 4 3/4  . Remind your child that when they were in school they used whole cups and halves and quarters to work out the answers. When they had to add a half and a quarter they needed to use the imaginary glue to stick them together ( "ooh the glue"). Repeat with similar maths stories.
           We have also been practising using a ruler to draw a line segment between two points. We went over the techniques needed. ie lining up your ruler just below each point, holding the ruler tightly, resting the pencil on the edge of the ruler and drawing the line slowly and carefully. Ask your child to plot two points and draw the line segment. The lines can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal. Once they have drawn the line ask your child to measure them in mm, then cm and mm. eg 65mm, 6 cm 5 mm, 6.5 cm
 
Welsh: This week Mrs Birch, the county welsh teacher, visited us and helped us with our conversational welsh. We focused on describing how we looked. For example asking what colour hair and eyes your have. Encourage your child to ask and answer these questions at home.
Pa liw ydy dy wallt di? (what colour hair do your have?)
Mae gwallt .... 'da fi. ( My hair is ...)
Pa liw ydy dy lygaid di? (What colour eyes fo you have?)
Mae llygaid .... 'da fi. (my eyes are ... )
They should all know the colours needed but incase they need reminding: blue - glas, green - gwyrth, brown - brown, black - du, blonde - melyn
 
Have a good weekend!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 18.11.11

 

This week we have been learning about:

 In Literacy- Writing a story about an encounter with an ogre. Using adventurous and imaginative language.

Maths­-x 8 tables

Revising number bonds to 100 and 1000, so knowing that 68 and 32 make 100, so 680 and 320 make 1000.

Adding several 1 and 2 digit numbers and adding two 4 digit numbers.

Discovery-

Discussing sources of light and deciding which are natural or man made.

Looking at the reasons that Wales went through big changes during the 19th century.

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths- Choose a 2 digit number, such as 43 or 65, ask your child to tell you the number they have to add to it to make 100. They found this quite tricky, as with numbers such as 78, then wanted to say 32 rather than 22. We looked at adding the units first.

Try some sums that add two 4 digit numbers, we practised the extended method, where you take each digit in turn to add, then add the totals at the end. So: 3417 + 4782, so 2 and 7 make 9, 10 and 80 make 90, 400 and 700 make 1100 and 3000 and 4000 make 7000, then add altogether to make 8199. We set them out vertically, so that the numbers were underneath each other.

Discovery: Try finding out how the eye works and what the different parts of the eye are called.

We will be looking at why Blaenavon was such an important place in the Industrial revolution, what resources did it have?   

 

Friday, 18 November 2011

Reception Home Learning w/e 18.11.11

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc

-       The sounds g, o, c, and blending cvc words using all the sounds we have covered so far.

MMS

-       Forming the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 correctly.

-       Positional Language; behind, infront, next to, etc.

Knowledge and Understanding

-       Identifying different types of materials; metal, glass, fabric, plastic and wood.

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Continue to learn the sounds sent home each day and using the sheets blend the letters together at home.  This daily support really helps reinforce the sounds with the children and just 5 minutes each day can make a big difference so thank you for your time.  You can also help your child by encouraging them to say the sayings as they write the sounds, for example as they write the letter c, they can say curl around the caterpillar.  This will help them to remember the letter formation.

 

Maths Makes Sense

We have been using positional language to describe where Goldilock is in the Three Bears' House.  For example, she is in the bed, she is standing by the table, she is behind the door.  Using a small toy, such as a doll or teddy put it in different places around the house and then ask your child to describe where the toy is, the teddy is behind the sofa, the doll is in front of the oven.  Encourage your child to use a variety of different phrases to describe the position of the toy.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Have a look around your house and find things which are made from the different materials listed above.  Ask your child to tell you what they are made from and describe how they feel and look.  For example a scarf is made from fabric (wool) and they may describe it as feeling soft or a chair is made from wood which is smooth and hard.  For an extension activity you could draw some circles on a piece of paper and write in each circle a different material, your child could then draw pictures of objects for each of the materials.

 

Thank you to everyone in the class today for wearing spots – we had lots of fun.