Saturday, 8 December 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton home learning w/e 7.12.12

This week we have been learning

RWInc - the sounds z, ch and blending to read green words from sound folders.
MMS - naming and recognising 2d shapes.

RWInc - continue to learn the sounds in the yellow sound folders especially th, sh, ch and ck. We talk about these sounds being best friends and when we see them together they make one sound and not separate sounds. All the children have word sheets in their sound folder to help support their blending. Please continue to read these words together at home. If they are confident in reading their words then ask them to write out the words independently - I would love to see any writing so bring your work into school.

MMS - have a look around the house and outside and see if you can find things which are circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. For example the clock in the kitchen is a circle and the door is a rectangle. Which shape can you find the most of and which is the trickiest shape to find?

Thank you for the fantastic costumes for the Christmas concerts next week, we look forward to seeing you.
Sent from my iPad

Friday, 7 December 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 7.12.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 7.12.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, letters of persuasion. Rap based on WW2. Children have been using present tense, first person, paragraphs, colons, semi colons, similes, metaphors, rhyming words and wow words.

Numeracy: Converting fractions into decimals.

Topic: Identifying differences between modern and WW2 homes.

Science: Displaying results as tables and graphs.

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

Literacy:

Write a letter of persuasion, persuading Santa not to go on strike.

Can children with parts for the Christmas play please practise their words at home.

Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too. Ask your child to pick evidence from the text to support their answers when questioning them.

Continue to learn spellings in front of Orange Home Reading Books.

Numeracy : use the web link below to convert fractions into decimals.

http://www.mathplayground.com/fractions_convert.html

 

 Continue to use below links to practise times tables.

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf

http://resources.oswego.org/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html

Science: Produce a graph to show the number of heart beats per minute for 5 members of your family.

Topic: Create a Power Point based on WW2. Use below link to help you with your research.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/wartime_homes/

If you would like your child to do additional work at home there are CPG books available to purchase from WH Smith or online. Use this link to take you to the CPG website. http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/books_ks2.asp

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. Week Ending 7.12.12

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- persuasive writing.

Numeracy- 10x, 2x tables. Multiplication and division up to 20.

Knowledge and Understanding- Discussing the Christmas story and why we
celebrate Christmas.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Ask your child to tell you about the surprise letter they
had from the manager of Tesco's!! How did they respond to his request?
Perhaps at home you could discuss this issue. ( To build a Tesco
Express on our school grounds).

Numeracy- Continue to practise times tables. Complete some inverse of
multiplication sums. For eg. 10x2=20. So 20 divided by 10 =2 and 20
divided 2 = 10
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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dosbarth KP/KS week ending: 7.12.12

This Week we have been:
 
Literacy: discussing what makes a 'good debate' and using those skills to debate whether children during World War II should be evacuated
 
Maths: completing our tables challenge (x7, x3, x10 and x2)
 
Science: researching our DNA
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Literacy: identify a topic of interest (such as, should Santa go on Strike? ) and debate the reasons for and against the topic. Encourage your child to use a clear spoken voice and encourage eye contact with the person they are debating with as well as the audience if there is one! Encourage them to giv clear reasons for the argument for and against. Have fun!
 
Maths: revise tables with your child. Can they answers questions in and out of order rapidly? when they are able to do that, try giving them the answer and asking your child to give the question, once again as quickly as they can. begin with 2's, 5's and 10's before progressing to 3's, 6's, 4's 7's and 9's.
 
Science: find out what DNA is, why do we have DNA? produce a simple factsheet to explain simply to your peers the definition of DNA.
 
Your child should have a blue home learning book. This contains some words to learn at home. They are words specific to your childs spelling needs following a recent assessment. Words will be added each week, they will not be tested in school but are for your child to remember spelling patterns at home for use in their writing. They may like to complete simple actiivites similar to those in their spelling journals to help them remember the spelling pattern. We will continue to work on Spelling during RWInc and HFW (red words) at 1pm in class.
 
Many thanks for the wonderful costumes and we are looking forward to performing our Christmas Play to you in the coming week.  

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 3/12/12

This week's homework:

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

stationary, dictionary, necessary, library, January, February, anniversary, ordinary, secretary and glossary.

Please write out sentences to include the words above and use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words. Concentrate on the use of full stops and capitals in these sentences and try to start the sentences with an '-ing' or 'ly' word.

For example: Carefully, I turned the pages of the dictionary to find the right word.

                      Closing the door behind her, the secretary left the building.


As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.


Numeracy – Please continue to practice all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning. This week please focus on the x4, x5 and x6 for a times table test.


Try these: £3.70 x 3, £4.65 x 4, £5.16 x 3, £8.42 x 2, £12.30 x 4 and £15.24 x 3

Friday, 30 November 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 30.11.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 30.11.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, letters of complaint. Rap based on WW2. Children have been using past tense, first person, paragraphs, colons, semi colons, similes, metaphors, rhyming words and wow words.

Numeracy: Solving word problems using times and divide.

Topic: Identifying differences between modern and WW2 homes.

Science: Analysing results from last week's investigation. Displaying results as tables and graphs.

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

Literacy:

Write a letter of complaint complaining about a disgusting meal you had at a restaurant..

Can children with parts for the Christmas play please practise their words at home.

Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too. Ask your child to pick evidence from the text to support their answers when questioning them.

Continue to learn spellings in front of Orange Home Reading Books.

Numeracy : Solve the word problems below.

1.     A netball team is made up of 7 players. If 212 children turn up to a netball tournament, how many full teams could you make?

2.     24 children pay £14.65 towards a school trip. How much money is collected?  

 

Use the below link to practice multiplying 3 digit numbers.

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication04.html

 

Continue to use below links to practise times tables.

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf

http://resources.oswego.org/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html

Science: To carry out an investigation to find the effects that exercise has on the heart rates of members of your family.  .

Topic: Create a Power Point based on WW2. Use below link to help you with your research.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/wartime_homes/

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. W/E 30.11.12

This week we have been learning-

Literacy- Letter writing

Numeracy-10 x tables. Measuring volume.

Knowledge and Understanding- Using research to find out where
different materials come from.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- How to write their own address independently, Next week we
will be writing to father Christmas.

Numeracy- To learn 10x tables in and out of order. Also counting in
tens from a given number. For eg-12, 24, 34 etc. Learning the fact
that 1000 ml= 1L.
Encourage your child to look at containers for units of measurement.
For eg. milk containers etc

Home Learning W/E 30.11.12 Dosbarth Miss Foster

This week we have been learning about:

 

Sounds- oy-' toy for a boy' words such as toy, boy, enjoy

Maths­- Recognising numbers to 20 and multiples of 10 to 100

Early stages of multiplication

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating which materials are magnetic

Discussing the meaning behind Christingle

Welsh colour names

Investigating patterns and textures around our school environment

How to help your child at home:

Maths- We started to look at multiplying simple numbers, such as 3 x 2 or 2 x 4. We made three towers of 2 cubes and counted them or two towers of 4 cubes etc. Try some examples at home with objects, so make 3 piles of 2 biscuits or 2 groups of 2 books etc and count the total.

There are some nice counting games on http://www.ictgames.com/counting

Knowledge and understanding-

The children have absolutely loved investigating which materials are magnetc this week and have had great fun using the variety of magnets to test different materials. If you have a magnet at home perhaps you can make a list for me of materials/objects that are magnetic and ones that are not.

The link wont work when I put it on here, but if you go to www.topmarks.co.uk and search 'magnazone' there is a fun activity that the children can do there.

Look around at home and say the names of colours of things in Welsh, so maybe coch pyjamas or glas towl etc.

 

 

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 26/11/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Designing a persuasive WW2 propaganda poster, the use of conjunctions, spellings and a debate on the evacuation of children during WW2

Numeracy: Calculating area, using a protractor to draw acute angles and recognising and carrying out +, -, X and ÷ of tenths and hundredths.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.

For next week's learning please discuss and look at the format for formal letters such as complaint, job application and business letters

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x2, x3 and x4 for a tables test next week.

If you have a protractor at home practice drawing angles. Add and subtract amounts of money.

Discovery - What can you find out about Christmas during World war 2? How did they celebrate? What decorations did they make/ use?  What games did they play? What type of presents did they give?

 

 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz week beginning 26.11.12

This week we have been learning:
Discovery  - Christmas duirng world war 2
Art - xmas decoratiions
Literacy - Spellings
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Discovery - What can you find out about Christmas during World war 2? How did they celebrate? What decorations did they make/ use?  What games did they play? What type of presents did they give?
Art - Our class Christmas Tree will go up at the beginning of next week and we would like all the children to make their own decorations to go on the tree. It is only a small Christmas tree so the decorations need to be no bigger than 10 cms tall. .
 
Literacy -  Everyone will be coming home with a list of spellings to learn on Friday. They will be individual spellings that your child has spelt incorrectly in either their weekly spelling tests this term or in big write. Please help your child to practise them.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 23.11.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 23.11.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, informal letters, postcards. Rap based on WW2. Children have been using past tense, first person, paragraphs, colons, semi colons, similes, metaphors, rhyming words and wow words.

Numeracy: Multiplying 3 and 4 digit numbers.

Topic: Identifying differences between modern and WW2 homes.

Science: Carrying out an investigation to find the effects that exercise has on the heart.

 

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

Literacy:

Write an informal letter to a friend discussing what you have been learning at school.

Can children with parts for the play please practise their words at home.

Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too. Ask your child to pick evidence from the text to support their answers when questioning them.

Continue to learn spellings in front of Orange Home Reading Books.

Numeracy :

Use the below link to practice multiplying 3 digit numbers.

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication04.html

 

 

Continue to use below links to practise times tables.

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf

http://resources.oswego.org/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html

 

Science: To carry out an investigation to find the effects that exercise has on the heart rates of members of your family.  .

Topic: Create a Power Point based on WW2.

Use below link to help you with your research.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/wartime_homes/

 

If you would like your child to do additional work at home there are CPG books available to purchase from WH Smith or online.

Use this link to take you to the CPG website. http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/books_ks2.asp

 

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 23.11.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Big Write-Describing what we will see next week at the Christmas Fayre

My RWI group- ou-reading and spelling words such as out, loud, mouth, shout, round, found

Maths­-counting in different multiples, e.g 1s, 5s and 10s

Counting on and back from numbers up to 100

Knowledge and Understanding-

Using our senses to explore materials

Exploring shapes and colour in our school environment

 

How to help your child at home:

Maths-Choose a number up to 100 and practise counting on or back, you could go to the next multiple of 10, so start at 72 and stop at 80, or start at 67 and count back to 60. This was quite tricky, particularly counting back.

There are some nice counting games on http://www.ictgames.com/counting

Knowledge and understanding-

Try hiding an object made from a particular material and describe its properties to someone at home. Swap over you so you have to guess what material is being described? So, if you had a piece of plastic, maybe a cup or a toy, you could say its smooth, flexible, hard, waterproof etc.

Have a look at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sorting_using_mate_fs.shtml

Next week we will be investigating which materials are 'magnetic'-could you find out what this word means? How will we test which materials are magnetic?

 

 

 

Home Learning. W/E 23.11.12. Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This is what we have been learning this week.

Literacy- using personification

Numeracy- measuring accurately in cm and mm.

Knowledge and Understanding- Describing different materials and their uses.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Thankyou for the sentences you brought in, they were
amazing! Perhaps you could discuss with your child the letters you
recieve in the post. Could you support your child to write their home
address on their own.

Numeracy- Perhaps you could discuss with your child the different ways
we measure eg.- measuring jugs, bathroom scales, weighing scales etc.
Look at the units of measuring.

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out where these materials
come from and if they are man-made or natural? Cotton, wool, plastic,
wood, glass and metal.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w/e 23.11.12

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc

-       The sounds v, y, w 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 on numbers to 15 you may like to play with your child.

 

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

 

 

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 19/11/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Evacuee letters and using our knowledge of the book 'Carrie's War' to plan and write a letter home as one of the main characters.

Numeracy: Adding and subtracting tenths, using a protractor to produce angles, calculating the area of rectangles and solving problems including money.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Irregular plural words: loaves, babies, tomatoes, potatoes, people, heroes, spies, stories, women and halves.

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x2, x3 and x4 for a tables test next week.

If you have a protractor at home practice drawing angles. Add and subtract amounts of money.

Welsh: We will be writing a third person description of a famous/favourite personality. Could your child bring in a picture of that person to glue in books and then write about them in class? Practice 'Mae e'n…' he is… and Mae hi'n …' she is…

 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 16.11.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, diary entries, postcards. Personification poems based on a scary house. Children have been using past tense, first person, paragraphs, colons, semi colons, similes, metaphors and wow words.

Numeracy: Adding and subtracting 4 and 5  digit numbers..

Topic: Identifying differences between modern and WW2 homes.

Science: Plan an investigation to find the effects that exercise has on the heart.

 

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

Literacy:

Write a postcard from Nick or Carrie telling their mother what it is like to live with Mr Evans in the countryside.

Write a personification poem based on the wind, the first line could start:

'The wind glared at me with its beady eyes as it howled like a terrifying wolf.'

Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too. Ask your child to pick evidence from the text to support their answers when questioning them.

Continue to learn spellings in front of Orange Home Reading Books.

Numeracy :

Use the below link to print out a worksheet in which children have to add 4 digit numbers.

 

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/addition/adding-4dig_TTZBM.pdf

 

 

 

Continue to use below links to practise times tables.

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf

http://resources.oswego.org/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html

 

Science:

Topic: Create a timeline based on WW2.

Use below link to help you with your research.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/wartime_homes/

 

If you would like your child to do additional work at home there are CPG books available to purchase from WH Smith or online.

Use this link to take you to the CPG website. http://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/books_ks2.asp

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. Home Learning. W/E 16.11.12

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Answering questions in full sentences, not starting with
because. Use of personification.

Numeracy- Measure the length of shapes in millimetres.

Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying different materials around the school.

How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Personification. Encourage your child to put human qualities
to our school. For eg- Anxiously the chairs trembled as they waited to
be sat on. The computers shrieked in delight as they were switched on.

Numeracy- At home show your child a ruler or tape measure. When would
we use these measuring items? Make a list of when you might use a tape
measure. Look at the standard units. What are they? Is it important to
measure things accurately? If so why? Can you measure the height of
yourself? What standard of measurement did you use?

Knowledge and Understanding- Discuss at home why objects are made of
specific materials. Why isn't a door made of glass? ( I know some
doors have glass panels). Why are windows not made of metal? What
would a paper coat be like?

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 16.11.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

RWI- ir-reading and spelling words such as dirt, bird, first, girl, whirl, twirl, third

Maths­-making open and closed shapes with decimetre sticks

Using the terms 'row' and 'column'

Using ordinal language-first, second, third etc

 

Knowledge and Understanding-

Planning and carrying out a 'fair test' investigation into which material is the best for protecting an egg as it is dropped from a metre high. Making observations and recording results

Exploring properties of materials. Using vocabulary such as hard, soft, shiny, smooth, transparent, flexible to describe common materials

Throwing and catching a variety of sized balls and hoops in PE. Using a hockey stick to begin dribbling a small ball

Looking at the Hindu festival of Diwali and how they celebrate this

How to help your child at home:

Maths-Try using ordinal language wherever possible, a race context is useful or ordering age or heights of people in your family. A calendar is also useful for using 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.  

Knowledge and understanding-

As you find different materials around your home, start talking about their properties. You could make a little chart/table and write down or draw things that were hard, smooth, flexible etc. We will be looking at why some materials are suited to particular jobs a little more next week.

Have a look at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/properties_of_materials/play

Discuss the festival of Diwali (festival of light) and how Hindus celebrate it. We looked at Rangoli patterns, diva lamps and the story of Rama and Sita. Maybe you could draw your own Rangoli pattern.

 

 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 12/11/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Reading and answering questions based on Carrie's War by Nina Bawden spellings, character profiles and handwriting.

Numeracy: Revision of writing large multiples of 10 and recording as powers of 10; writing units of measurements as ratios, vulgar fractions and decimals and the grid method for x.

Science: Planning an investigation, recognising the variables to measure, change and keep the same.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Words which include the 'kn':

Knives, know, knitting, knowledge, knee, doorknob, knight, knuckle, knot and unknown

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.


Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.

Practise multiplication and divison of number discussing how they are linked. 9 x 3 = 27. So there are 9 lots of 3 in 27 or 27 ÷ 3 = 9.


Welsh: We will be writing a third person description of a famous/favourite personality. Could your child bring in a picture of that person to glue in books and then write about them in class? Practice 'Mae e'n…' he is… and Mae hi'n …' she is…

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 14.11.12

 

Mrs Cotton: cc,r,j blending

 

Mrs Evans:

Miss Foster: ir

Mrs Llewellyn: er

Mrs Miles: u-e,o-e

Mrs Morgan:

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies:

Mrs Garbett: