Friday, 30 March 2012

Year 3 Week Ending: 30th April 2012

Many thanks for your support on Wednesday for our class assembly, the children did us proud but your support with costumes and learning of words is invaluable.
 
This week we have been learning to:
 
Maths: Multiply a TU number by a U number using a grid
 
Science: to compare the rainforest environment with Wet Meadow
 
Art: to paint our local landscape in the Style of Josef Herman
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Maths: Continue to practise this at home with problems such as 63x5=, 25x5=
           The children are able to place the numbers of the grid correctly
 
            x         5
           60    300   (in maths 30 ty/ in English: three hundred)
             3      15    (1 ty 5/ fifteen)
                       .........
                        315
                  .........
The children need to try to ensure they remember to partition the 2 digit number initially and then 'add' them back together
(sorry I can't draw the grid on!)
 
Science: Discuss with your child the features of our own woodlands and any similarities / differences that they notice with the rainforest.
 
Art: Paint a view from your garden in the style of Josef Herman. He paints in bold shapes with bold colours and very little detail
 
Many thanks for your continued support
 
 
 

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 30.3.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy:

Vertical addition and subtraction of decimals

Using grids to divide

Drawing axes and plotting points in four quadrants

Naming lines of symmetry

 

Literacy:

Learning about and writing myths

 

Discovery:

Thinking about how we remember people who are no longer here

Reading four figure grid references

 

Science:

Investigating bubbles

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

Use the vertical method to add and subtract the following:

1.     83•54 + 51•72 =

2.     37•54 - 11•71 =

 

Use the grid method to calculate the following:

1.     427 ÷ 5 =

2.     445 ÷ 4 =

 

Calculate the following:

1.     3 x 22 + 2 x 34 =

2.     3 x 31 + 2 x 34 =

3.     4 x 13 + 3 x 22 =

4.     7 x 15 + 4 x 24 =

 

Literacy:

Use the website http://myths.e2bn.org/ to create a story board for the myth you wrote in class this week.

 

Discovery

Research a famous person from History:

·         When did they live?

·         Where did they live?

·         What were they famous for?

·         Why do we remember them today?

·         How do we remember them today?

 

Science

This week we found out that Fairy was the best washing up liquid for making bubbles.  See if you can find out why this is the case.  We will discuss your ideas next week.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 30.3.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy- Writing, editing and drafting a mythical story.

Maths­-

Reviewing our maths learning and progress since January.

Finding the difference between two numbers.

X7 times tables

 

Discovery-

Food chains

Writing dialogue in Welsh

Looking at whether results support a conclusion

Gym- jumps and turns

The Easter story  

How to support your child at home:

 

Maths- From our test this week, these were areas that a lot of children found tricky- perhaps you could try some examples at home-

Finding fractions of amounts- so find 1/3 of 15=5 (where 15/3=5) also finding ¾ of 16=12 (where ¼ of 16 is 4, then 3 x 4=12)

12 and 24 clock times- knowing that 15:00 is 3pm

Converting improper fractions (top heavy) to mixed number fractions (a whole number and a fraction together) So, 19/3 is the same as 6 and 1/3 (19/3=6, with 1/3 remainder)

Discovery:

We looked at food chains and how a chain starts with a plant (producer) which then gets eaten by a consumer. So perhaps- grass-rabbit-fox.

 We used the terms herbivore, carnivore and herbivore- can you remember what these words meant?

We used a table of data about different species, which included detail such as number of wings, legs, antennae, eyes etc. The children had to agree whether the data supported a conclusion- for example: the 'whoosh' has more 'eyes' than the 'corby' but less that the 'thrub.' (The names were made up!)

Could you make your own little table of data up, maybe you could invent your own little species? Write out some conclusions that your data concludes. Bring them in to share.

Home Learning Year 6
Week ending 30/3/2012
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Myths and Legends
Numeracy: Percentage of amounts
                  Percentage discounts
                  Converting between %, fractions and decimals
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
inaudible
horrible
horrible
inedible
terrible
terrible
invisible
edible
edible
compatible
visible
visible
reversible
impossible
impossible
invincible
sensible
sensible
irreversible
flexible
flexible
digestible
responsible
responsible
irresistible
audible
audible
credible
legible
legible
 
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.
See these websites for help with percentages:

Year 1

Year 1 Home learning Week Ending 30.3.12
We have been learning:
Numeracy - subtraction
 
Literacy - writing a myth
 
Knowledge & Understanding - making a code of conduct for the respect for creatures in our school grounds
 
How you can help your child at home:
Numeracy - practise subtractions up to 10 then 20
 
Literacy - read myths together and make a list of powerful verbs found in the text ( galloped, slayed, dived 0
 
Knowledge and Understanding - discuss rules you have seen in other environments with your child and why we need them
 
Class assembly is on June 21st .

Year two Homelearning W/E 30.3.12

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing character descriptions and poems about mythical creatures.

Numeracy-Copy bar charts accurately. Identifying bars and labels.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Use of alliteration and similes to describe a setting or a
mythical character.

Numeracy- Analyse information presented in a graph and talk about
implicit and explicit information.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Year 5 Home Learning W/E 23.3.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy- Mythical writing- Designing and inventing a mythical creature.

Planning our own mythical story; focusing on setting and plot.

Maths­-

Probability and finding the difference between two numbers by counting on.

x6 times tables

 

Discovery- Planning a fair test in science

Using different jumps, rolls, balances and ways of travelling to create an individual sequence in Gym.

Tennis- hand eye co-ordination and ball control.

Discuss the difference between being proud about something and boasting about something.

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Literacy- Have a look at any mythical story books you may have at home. In a myth, can you identify who the hero is?  What they do that is heroic in the story? What problem/conflict do they have to overcome? What is the beast like? Any ideas will be useful for your own mythical stories next week.

Maths- We used the language of probability to decide the likelihood of different events happening. So certain, likely, unlikely and impossible. We decided on events such as, 'It will snow tomorrow' or 'I will be a year older next year.' Can you make some of your own up?

We also started to link probability to fractions and the chances of rolling particular numbers on a dice. So for example, you have a 1 in 6 (1/6) chance of rolling a 3 or you have a 3 in 6 chance (3//6) of rolling an even number. Can you try some of your own with perhaps a pack of cards, e.g. what is the probability of drawing a 7 or a diamond?

Discovery:

Find out what you can about food chains? Can you find out what the terms 'producer' and 'consumer' mean? Could you make a food chain for perhaps a pond habitat, a woodland habitat or a desert habitat? What would be at the start and end of your food chain?

 

Reception Home Learning w/e 23.03.12

This week we have been learning about:

Big Write

-       describing a snake

MMS

-       taking away

Knowledge and Understanding

-       floating and sinking

 

How to support your child at home:

Big Write

Today we thought of words to describe a snake, what it looks like and how it moves.  We had some great words like slithering, gliding, slippery, patterned.  Think of another animal and ask your child to come up with some describing words for that animal – we have looked at a snake, elephant, tiger and giraffe in school, so you could think of a different animal.  Together write a sentence using some of your describing words and draw a picture to go with the sentence.  Bring them into school next week to share with the class.

 

Maths Makes Sense

Children have been learning how to take away different amounts by collecting objects and then taking a number of them away.  Working together collect 10 objects, such as buttons or plastic cups and place them in a group together.  Using these objects make up some subtraction sums, for example 10 – 3 = 7.  Ask your child to carry out the sum and find out the answer, repeat a number of times until your child is confident with the activity.  Once they are confident you could ask them to write down the sum and act it out as you say the numbers, for example get 6 buttons, get ready to take away, 3 buttons, how much is there here? 3 buttons.  Ask your child to read back the sum they have written 6 – 3 = 3.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

When your child is having a bath select a few different objects (that you don't mind getting wet) to carry out a floating and sinking activity.  Show the object to your child first and ask them if they think it will float or sink.  Place the object into the water and see what happens – does it float or sink?  Have fun trying different objects.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Year 2 Home Learning. W/E 23.3.12

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Writing about mythical creatures.

Numeracy- Vertical subtractions with tricky columns.

Knowledge and Understanding- The life cycle of a butterfly.

How to help your children at home-
Literacy- Next week we will be looking at myths and fables. So if you
have any interesting books at home, please feel free to bring them in.

Numeracy- to complete these or similar sums- 9743 3467 6985
-
4526 - 3459 - 5806

-------- ------- --------

--------- -------- --------

Knowledge and Understanding- To plan a fair test to determine where
the most minibeasts might be found.

Year 4 Home Learning W/E 23.3.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Numeracy:

Solving word problems

 

Literacy:

Using the features of a recount to write about your stay at Talybont

 

Discovery:

Talybont

Trellech University

D&T: Coal mine lifts

 

How to support your child at home:

 

Numeracy:

Practise solving some word problems:

 

1.     John brought 3 sweets for 14p each and 2 sweets for 21p each.  How much did he spend altogether?

2.     Jane had 2 bottles each with 45ml of water in, and 3 bottles each with 18ml in.  What volume of water did she have altogether?

3.     Sam went shopping with £9.66.  He bought a book for £4.21.  How much money did he have left?

4.     Jess went to the shops with £9.78.  She bought a game for £3.41.  How much did she have left?

 

Literacy:

Using the features that we discussed in class, write a short recount about your favourite activity at Talybont.  Make sure you explain the activity and why it was your favourite.  Think about the skills that you used too.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Year three week beginning 19.3.12

WE have been learning about:

Maths: multiply and divide fractions

Discovery: The water cycle

Literacy: Welsh myths

How you can help your child:

Maths: We have been multipling and dividing fifths, sevenths and mixed numbers. Using paper cups and some fifth and seventh cards that you have made, have a go at answering the following questions. Remember that you might need to do a fair swaps and that when you are dividing you are putting the cups and fractions into piles of whatever you are dividing by. eg 4 2/5 divide by 2 1/5 ( you are making piles of 2 1/5)

4 2/5 divide by 2 1/5 =

1 3/7 divide by 5/7 =

2 4/5 divide by 1 2/5 =

1 3/5 x 3 =

2 4/7 x 2 =

2 2/5 x 3 =

Discovery : This week we have been looking at the water cycle. The children have really enjoyed it but found it difficult to imagine the water travelling in this way. I have therefore written out a little experiment that they can do at home to demonstrate this.

Create Your Own water cycle

A miniature water cycle.

You will need:

  • a large metal or plastic bowl
  • a sheet of clear plastic wrap
  • a dry ceramic mug (like a coffee mug)
  • a long piece of string or large rubber band
  • water
  1. Pour water into the bowl until it is about ¼
  2. Put the bowl in a sunny place outside - or possibly the airing cupboard.
  3. Place the mug in the center of the bowl. Be careful not to splash any water into it.
  4. Cover the top of the bowl tightly with the cling film.
  5. Tie the string or an elastic band around the bowl to hold the cling film in place, if it needs it.
  6. Watch the bowl to see what happens.

The "mist" that forms on the plastic wrap will change into larger drops of water that will begin to drip. (You can speed up the dripping by carefully moving the bowl – don't splash! – into the shade.) When this happens, continue watching for a few minutes, then carefully peel back the plastic. Is the coffee mug still empty? Water from the "ocean" of water in the bowl evaporated. It  condensed to form misty "clouds" on the plastic wrap. When the clouds became saturated it "rained" into the mug! Have fun!

Literacy: Next week all literacy lessons will be in the class. We will be looking at Welsh myths and having a go at writing them. It would be helpful if the children read a few myths to familiarise themselves with the genre. You can either look for myths in the library or follow the link below to a great website with a variety of myths and legends, some of which are Welsh.

http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!

Don't forget our class assembly is next Wednesday!!!

Home Learning Year 6

Week ending 23/3/2012

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Myths and Legends

Numeracy: Ratio and proportion

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

amiable

acceptable

acceptable

avoidable

agreeable

agreeable

believable

breakable

breakable

comfortable

capable

capable

favourable

comfortable

comfortable

knowledgeable

drinkable

drinkable

negotiable

enjoyable

enjoyable

predictable

reasonable

reasonable

respectable

stable

stable

sustainable

unable

unable

 

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.

See these websites for help:

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/mathsB7.htm

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/contents_fractions.htm#