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:


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

Have a look

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

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:



Consolidating learning from Maths Makes Sense 4 Block 2



Answering questions about instructions (comprehension)

Using adjectives to set a scene



Rich and poor children living in Victorian Britain


How to support your child at home:




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.




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.