Friday, 27 January 2012

Reception Home Learning W.E. 27.01.12

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc – nk, ng and blending

MMS – identifying simple 2d shapes

K&U – making quiet and loud sounds with musical instruments

 

 

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Look through the sound folder with your child and identify and reinforce any sounds they are unsure of. Use the word time sheets to blend the sounds together to read the words.  If your child is confident at blending encourage them to just read the word without Fred talking it first.  You could also reinforce the letter formation, especially some of the more tricky letters e.g. k, x, z e.  Help your child start in the correct position using lined paper and say the saying out loud as they write the letter e.g. z – zig, zag, zig. (These are in the sound folder) Praise your child for correct formation including tall, short and long letters. 

 

Maths Makes Sense

Look around your house or outside and see how many 2d shapes your child can identify independently.  Ask your child to find circles, squares, rectangles and triangles when looking at objects e.g. a kitchen clock may be a circle, the television is a rectangle.  Discuss with your child how many sides it has and how many corners there are.  Look for shapes within other shapes e.g. a window which is a rectangle shape may have been divided into squares inside. See how many shapes you can find.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Make a simple shaker at home using a tube and some rice or dried peas.  Ask your child to make a loud noise and a quiet noise using their shaker.  We are making our own instruments in school next week so it would be great if you could bring in your instrument to show the class.

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 27.1.12

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy- Revising the use of the apostrophe to show possession.

Using adverbs in dialogue to increase interest in our writing.

Maths­-Re visiting x7 x8 x9 times tables

Looking at decimal numbers, knowing the value of digits in a decimal number with tenths and hundredths.

Ordering decimal numbers. Using < and > to compare decimal numbers.

Discovery-In science we looked at the seven life processes of all living things- MRS GREN. We started to group animals/plants into different categories, using different criteria. E.g. have '4 legs or more' or 'live in water.'

Using maps to locate places.

 

How to support your child at home:

Literacy- can you make up some sentences with words that would use an apostrophe? Can you use it correctly to show possession of both singular and plural words. E.g. the boy's hat blew off in the stormy weather.

Over the weekend when you are out and about, can you use some adverbs to say how you are doing things-e.g. walking slowly, watching carefully, talking quietly or loudly! When having a conversation can you think of words that describe how you speak,(these usually end in ly) such as brightly, wickedly, happily, timidly, cheerfully, timidly, grumpily etc.

Maths-Keep practising your 7, 8 and 9 times tables, in and out of order.

Try writing out six or seven decimal numbers(some with 1, 2 and 3 digits after the decimal point) and order them from smallest to largest. Try ordering- 6.7, 6.37, 6.73, 6.3 and 6.77- what digits do you need to compare?

How many tenths in this number- 4.76? Or how many hundredths in this number 3.98? (We looked at numbers such as 5.73- 5=unit . 7= tenths and 3=hundredths.)

Discovery:Try to remember what the seven life processes are- remember MRS GREN to help you. Can you explain to someone what the terms actually mean?

Use a map or atlas to locate places of interest, or places you have been.

*Next week we will be writing a report about an animal. Can you think about what animal you would like to write about? Can you find out some facts about your animal, maybe where they live, what they eat, what they look like, how they behave etc. Bring any information or books in that may help you.*

*Remember we are swimming every Monday now till half term, so remember your swimming kit and come into school from 8.50am.*

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Year Two Home Learning. Week Ending 27.1.12

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Identifying the language and text features of a report.
 
Numeracy- Selecting the correct tools to measure specific things. Beginning to understand that 100 pennies is the same as £1 and 50 pennies is the same as 50p (same value different appearance).
 
Knowledge and Understanding- To know about everyday uses of some materials.
 
Welsh- gwisgo
 
How to help your child at home-
Literacy-
Next week we will be writing reports about a particular dinosaur. Try to find out why dinosaurs were classified as reptiles? What did they eat? Where did they live? What did your dinosaur look like? Do you have any interesting information about your dinosaur?
 
Numeracy- Try to match coins to in different ways. For eg. 20p is the same as two 10p or four 5p. How many ways can you make 50p? How many ways can you make 30p? etc. Ask your child how many cm in a m (100cm). How many g in a kg (1000g).Please practise 2,3 and 4x tables.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Identify materials around the home. Note some of their uses and properties. Are they natural or manmade materials?
 
Welsh- Beth wyt ti'n gwisgo? (what are you wearing?). Dw i'n gwisgo (I'm wearing).

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Year Three Week Ending: 27th January 2012

This week we have been learning to:
 
Science: the rainforest habitat, we have been researching using the library and ICT to develop our understanding of the plant and animal species that exist there and the weather conditions.
 
Design Technology: we have produced our final designs for our mineshafts.
 
Welsh: to use our 'placemats' to describe ourselves.
 
You may like to helpl at home by:
 
Science: Further your childs research and understanding of the rainforest by visiting the library or using an internet search engine. Focussing on the plants/ trees /animals and how they interact with each other and how the weather affects them. You may like to begin to think about the effects of deforestation.
 
Design Technology: by discussing their design and helping them ensure that their mineshaft uses a pulley that moves up and down!
 
Welsh: produce a factsheet about yourself using the language we have used in school on our placemeats
 
         ....................... ydw i/ my name is...................................
         Dw i'n ..........oed   / I am ...........................years old
         Dw i'n byw yn......./ I live in .......................................
         Dw i'n mynd i Ysgol...../ I go to ..................School
         Dw i'n hoffi.................../ I like....................................

Home Learning Year 6

Week ending 27/1/2012

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Non Chronological reports

Numeracy: Translating and rotating shapes

Calculating the area and perimeter of regular shapes.

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

generation

stretched

agree

invention

transported

disagree

pollution

uncoiled

indeed

question

transformed

between

destruction

carried

thirteen

election

qualified

fourteen

correction

satisfied

eighteen

collection

illuminated

nineteen

infection

disappeared

three

detection

shuddered

sleep

 

Please use a dictionary to find their meanings and include them in sentences.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

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

Practise translating and rotating in quadrants. Use this website:

http://www.topicbox.net/mathematics/transformations_maths/

 

D.T

We will be looking at different types of bridges and how they operate in order to design and create a bridge that can span a gap and hold a given weight. Therefore could your child begin to research bridge structures and how the different types of bridges operate.

Read Write Inc – Sound of the week

 

Week beginning 23/01/12

 

Mrs Morgan  spell ou words, igh, ie

Mrs Evans – ir

Mrs Davies –igh and ow

Miss Burrows/Mrs Pisacane

Mrs Cotton -  ng, nk and blending

Mrs Miles – language/text features of a report

Mrs Llewellyn

Mrs Garbett – ow, oo

Mrs Davies ay, ee, igh or

 

Word of the week:

heinous

Year 1

Year1 Home Learning Week Ending 27.1.12
This week we have been learning:
 
Creative Deveopment: joining techniques.
 
Knowledge and Understanding:To know that not all metals are magnetic.
 
Literacy: using time connectives.
 
You can help your child at home:
 
Creative Development: please continue to practise sewing.
 
Knowledge and Understanding: use a magnet to test various metal objects around the house. Draw the ojects which are magnetic.
 
Literacy: Please imagine that you are the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. Discuss how he might have felt when he was woken by Jack stealing the harp and the hen from the kitchen. Think of good verbs to describe how he chased after jack. We will then use these ideas in our writing.

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 27.1.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy:

Solving a variety of maths stories using different strategies

 

Literacy:

Writing non-chronological reports

Words beginning with ac and ad

 

Science:

Exploring habitats around the school grounds and identifying animals that live there

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy: 

Calculate the answers to the following maths stories: 

1.     43 x 21 =

2.     24 x 15 =

3.     56•45 + 31•21 =

4.     4•563 - 2•131 =

5.     ¯4 - ¯2 + ¯3 =

6.     ¯2 + ¯2 - ¯3=

7.     1 1/5 + 3 2/5 =

8.     2 3/5 – 1 1/5 =

9.     3/5 x 2 =

10.  1 1/5 ÷ 2/5 =

Remember to select the best method.

 

Literacy:

You have been learning to spell words beginning with ac and ad. 

Here are some examples:

Accept

Accident

Accommodate

Admire

Adventure

Put some of these words into sentences.

 

Discovery:

As part of our Blaenavon topic, we will be designing and making a simple lift.  Carry out some research into lifts and how they work.

 

Science:

Explore the different habitats in your garden: 

What living organisms (animals and plants) can you find?

Did you expect to find the animals and plants that you did?

Why/why not?

Were there any animals/plants that you expected to find but didn't?

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 20.1.12

 

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy- Writing a Newspaper report about an accident in a South Wales coal mine.

Maths­-x 12 table

Multiplying by doubling and halving. Multiplying amounts of money.

Discovery-Investigatingthe number of accidents in coal mines during the 19th century in South Wales. Constructing a bar chart to represent this data.

Creating digital stories using PowerPoint.

Creating patterns and pictures in the style of Van Gogh, using pencils and paint.

 

How to support your child at home:

Maths-Keep practising your 12 times tables, in and out of order. We looked at using our knowledge of times tables to double numbers and help work out harder tables. So for example, if we know our nine times table, we can work out our 18 times table by doubling the answer, so if 4 x 9= 36, therefore 4 x 18= 72. Try some with x8 and x16 or x12 and x24.

We also looked at doubling and halving numbers within a sum to help us reach an answer a little easier.

So for 12 x £3.15, we would half the 12 to 6, then double the 3.15 to 6.30, so we can multiply 6 x6 = 36 and 6 x 0.30 to get 1.80 and then add them together to make 37.80. Some children found it quite tricky to multiply numbers with the decimal point.

Discovery: Next week we will be discussing 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' in our science lesson- can you find out some examples of these animals and also find out what the terms mean.

*Remember we are swimming every Monday now till half term, so remember your swimming kit and come into school from 8.50am.*

Friday, 20 January 2012

Year 1

Year 1 Home Learning Week Ending 20.1.12
This week we have been learning:
 
Numeracy - changing a maths story.
Creative Development - thinking of what will affect our design.
Literacy - using openers.
 
How to help your child at home:
 
Numeracy - read maths stories such as 3+4=7
Change the story to a 'ty' story such as 30+40=70
Change the story to a hundred story such as 300+400=700
Change the story to a thousand story such as 3000+4000=7000
 
Do this in written form with various numbers.
 
Literacy - retell a known story using these openers: Suddenly, after that, without warning, just at that moment, finally.
 
Creative Development - it would be lovely for the children if you could  practise sewing a few stitches on a scrap of material. Eventually we will be sewing in school and it is good to have a little head start.

Reception Home Learning W.E. 20.01.12

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc –  the sounds ch, qu, x and blending

MMS – using pennies in real life stories.

RE – why do people go to church?

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Continue to learn the sounds with your child using their sound folder and support their blending of new words sent home.  If your child is confident with the words encourage them to read the word without fred talking it first.

 

Maths Makes Sense

Create a shop at home and price the items in amounts of up to 20p e.g. a teddy at 5p.  Using only 1p coins ask your child to count out the correct number of coins to purchase the item independently.  When they are confident with this activity then ask them to buy two items and, counting out the pennies for each item individually and then counting the pennies altogether using 'how much is there here?'

 

RE

Think of different reasons why people go to church e.g. to celebrate a wedding.  Using the internet or books identify different items and objects which you can find in a church e.g. pews, stain glass windows.  If possible find out some information about St Nicholas' church in Trellech and bring the information into school.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 20.1.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy:

Using pi to find the circumference of a circle

Grouping additions and subtractions to find the answer to maths stories with 3 digit numbers

Using a calculator to find the product of three decimal numbers

 

Literacy:

Spelling and using words that end in –ful and -fully

Writing a newspaper/magazine article to advertise Trellech School

 

Discovery:

Special journeys that Christians make

 

Science:

Classifying living organisms

Creating branching keys using 2Connect

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

 

Group together the additions and subtractions before finding the answers to the following maths stories:

 

1.     327 – 123 1 41 + 243 =

2.     612 - 44 +395 -184 =

3.     123 +452 – 231 + 128 – 327 =

 

You could make up some of your own to try.

 

If you have a calculator, practise finding the product of three decimal fractions:

 

E.g. 3.1 x 2.4 x 1.5 =

 

Literacy:

 

Write some sentences using words that end in –ful and –fully.

 

Discovery:

 

This week we learnt about Christian places of pilgrimage.  Use the internet to find out about places that other faiths visit on pilgrimages.

 

Science:

 

Next week we will move on to look at habitats in and around the school grounds. 

Can you find out what the word habitat means? 

Think about your garden as a habitat, what animals and plants live there? 

What do those organisms need in order to survive?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Home Learning Year 6

Week ending 20/1/2012

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Non Chronological reports

Numeracy: Plotting co-ordinates in four quadrants and reflecting and rotating shapes

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

disagree

drinkable

decay

disqualify

reliable

train

disapprove

enjoyable

flame

displease

avoidable

parade

dissatisfaction

readable

decaying

dissolve

arguable

training

dispute

probable

decade

disperse

breakable

sprain

disposable

touchable

crane

dismantle

sinkable

irate

 

Please use a dictionary to find their meanings and include them in sentences.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

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

Practise plotting co-ordinates on quadrants. Use this website: http://www.mathplayground.com/locate_aliens.html

D.T

We will be looking at different types of bridges and how they operate in order to design and create a bridge that can span a gap and hold a given weight. Therefore could your child begin to research bridge structures and how the different types of bridges operate.