Friday, 28 September 2012

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster W/E 28.9.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-RWI- sounds igh and ow-light, might, bright, blow, slow, show…

Using synonyms for walked, e.g. stomped, ambled, scurried, bounced, dashed, tip-toed, waddled… 

Maths­-Tally charts

Gathering data, creating a block graph and interpreting data from a block graph

Using positional language

Identifying 2D shapes

Knowledge and Understanding-

The story of Jesus feeing the crowd of 5000

Identifying familiar smells

Identifying locations around the school grounds using photographs

 

How to help your child at home:

Maths- Try using positional language whenever possible. We used forwards, backwards, up, down, left, right, in front of, behind, above, below

Create a tally chart for something over the weekend, maybe asking what crisp flavour/colour/fruit people like best or what foods you eat etc. Ask questions such as what was the most/least popular? Perhaps you could create a tally chart of what shapes you can see around your house?

Discovery:

We heard the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fishes. We discussed sharing and what sort of things we share and how it makes us feel when people share/don't share with us.

We had fun this week trying to identify familiar smells! We then made a list of smells we like/dislike. Perhaps try something like this at home, the children were great at recognising toothpaste, an onion, lemon, coffee and a strawberry yoghurt!

Next week we will start thinking about designing and making a fruit smoothie. Start discussing what fruits you may like in yours.

 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 28.9.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 28.9.12
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Recounts
Numeracy: Spread sheets using Excel, using formulas to find 10% off sale items from Argos.
Formula =90/100* c4, c5 etc..
Topic: World War Two – Axis and Allies
Science: Body muscles and bones.
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy: Use the website below to practise using colons and semi-colons in sentences.
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_41.htm
Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for the word 'said'.
Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too.
Continue to learn spellings in from of Orange Home Reading Books.
Numeracy : use Excel to make a spreadsheet to list items from Argos website and find cost of each item after each item has been reduced by 10%.
To do this use the formula 90/100* c4 (c4 is where the cost of the item is on the spread sheet so it may not be c4 but another cell reference).
Science: use link below to find out about muscles http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/muscles.html

Topic: Research: What muscles have we got in our body and how do our muscles work?

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W.E. 28th September 2012

This week we have been learning:
 
RWI ~ to read and write the sounds t, i, n.
          to blend and read green words with the sounds m, a, s, d and t.
 
MMS ~ to count and receognise the numerals 0, 1, 2 and 3.
 
K&U ~ looking for signs of Autumn.
 
Some ideas to help your child at home:
 
RWI ~ continue to read and write the sounds your child has been sent home with each night.  Write out the sounds individually onto pieces of paper and use them to create green words such as mat, sad, or dad then ask your child to blend the sounds and read the words.  When you are out and about look out for letters they have learned on signs and see if they can recognise them.
 
MMS ~ ask your child to get you different items in groups of 1, 2 and 3 from around the house, for example 3 apples from the fruit bowl, 1 cushion from the sofa etc.  Write out the numerals 0, 1, 2 and 3 onto pieces of paper and place them in the wrong order, see if your child can rearrange them correctly.  Then without telling your child the number point to a card and ask them to get that number of items.
 
K&U ~ if it is fine weather over the weekend then try and go on an Autumn walk.  Look for signs of Autumn, leaves changing colour and falling to the ground.  If you find anything interesting on your walk then we would really like to see it in school on Monday.
 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 24/9/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Recounts

Numeracy: Times tables, using the inverse operation to calculate an answer, adding and subtracting large numbers, mental calculations and drawing the image of an object in a vertical, horizontal and oblique mirror line.

Topic: World War Two – The Blitz

Science: Major body organs

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Words which include double consonants. When there is a short vowel sound there are two consonants that follow. For example: skip becomes skipping, bat becomes batting, hop becomes hopping and hug becomes hugging.

Stopped, slipping, hugged, nagging, running, chopping, hidden, slapped, flipped and sobbing.

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too.


Numeracy – Please  practice the x2, x3, x4 times tables at home for a test on monday.

Try problems such as: 43 + ? = 60. Here you can use the inverse operation: 60 – 43 =?

And problems such as:

72 ÷ ? = 8

8 x ? = 72


Topic: Research information on how people coped during The Blitz. For example: How did they survive the bombing? What did people due to entertain themselves?

 

RWInc sounds

 RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 28.9.12

 

Mrs Cotton: t,i,n, please blend masdt

Mrs Evans: ar,or

Miss Foster:igh,ow

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles: air,or,ar

Mrs Morgan: ar

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: ee,ea,y,e

Mrs Garbett: or,oor,ore

WORD OF THE WEEK: ridiculous

 

 

Dosbarth Mrs Peacock and Mrs Schartz week ending 28th September

This week we have been learning:
 
Maths - using our knoweldge of pattern to solve problems
Discovery - learning about the allies and the axis countries
Science - research the names of the bones of the body
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Maths - the children have loved our investigation about 'cracking the code'. This week they had to work out the code by recognising pattern. At home create your own code and write a message. Bring in your message and challenge your class to crack it.
 
Discovery - Research the countries in the Axis, Allies and those that chose to be neutral. Using a blank world map, colour in each group in a different colour. Don't forget to do a key!
 
Science - This week we are starting an investigation about our bones. At home, find out the names of some of the bones in our body.
 
 
Reading:  Please listen to your child read as often as possible. During this time, ask them questions about the text and check their understanding of any difficult words. We will be changing reading books on Tuesdays so could you ensure that if they need a new book they have their old book and their reading record in on that day. The children will usually read in a group twice a week and although we will aim for it to be the same days each week, occasionally we might have to fit their group in on a different day due to visitors or other changes to the school timetable. Therefore we would ask that your child brings their reading record to school every day. On a Friday, the class will be visiting the school library. They will be able to take out a fiction or non-fiction book of their choice which they can bring home. They will need to bring it back the following Friday if they wish to take another out. 
 
Many thanks for the support you have given your child filling the class box. It has provided great opportunities for your children to speak to an audience and be asked questions about the items they have bought to school.
 

Friday, 21 September 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows

Dosbarth Miss Burrows. Home Learning. W/E 21st Sept.

This week we have been learning about .....

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Recounts
Numeracy: Times tables, finding area and perimeter of irregular shapes. Can you find the area and perimeter of irregular shapes found at home?


Science: The Human Skeleton http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/bones.html
Use above website to find out about the human skeleton and what our bones are made of.

Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy – Think of synonyms for said e.g. murmured, screeched, tittered etc.

Please write out sentences to include them in.
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.

Dosbarth D. Miles. Home Learning. W/E 21st Sept.

This week we have been learning about .....

Literacy- Writing dinosaur stories.

Numeracy- For addition maths stories, use difference between stories
to write 2 related subtraction stories. For eg- 3+2=5. Write 5-3=2
and 5-2=3

Knowledge and Understanding
Healthy diets and food groups.

How to help your child at home.
Literacy- Can you discuss at home adjectives to describe a dinosaur.
Also can you think of words to describe how dinosaurs moved around.
Anything the children do will be displayed in our dinosaur world!

Numeracy- Perhaps you could give your children some maths addition
stories and encourage them to complete 2 difference between stories.
For eg. 8+2= 10+4= 3+7= etc.

Knowledge and Understanding
Can your child think about their favourite foods and which group to
they belong too? What is your favourite fish that you like to eat?
What is your favourite meat? What is your favourite vegetable?

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 21.9.12

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 21.9.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-RWI- sounds ay and ee -play, lay, tray, spray, feel, keep, see…

Writing instructions for making a pizza

Describing words for the Big Bad Wolf to create a 'Wanted' poster

Maths­-Recognising ½ and 1/4-colouring in ½ of a shape

Saying one more and one less than a number up to 20

Knowledge and Understanding-

The story of the Good Samaritan

Our five senses

Observational drawings of fruit

How to help your child at home:

Maths-Use the language associated with a 'half' as much as possible- e.g. 'into two equal parts' or 'two halves make a whole'. e.g. when cooking, eating, giving out things etc

Say one more or one less than a given number up to 20. Perhaps roll a dice, or pick a number at random. Some of us used a number line to help.

Can they remember how to tell the time on the hour? (from last week)

Discovery:

We heard the story of the Good Samaritan and discussed how we can help others. Discuss if they have helped someone recently, maybe someone who was lonely or hurt.

We looked at the five senses this week- re-cap these and when we use each one. Perhaps you could go into different areas of the house/garden and see what you can see/smell/hear/feel and possibly taste!?

*Our PE days are a Monday and Thursday. I'd like to take the children outside on a Monday until the weather gets too cold, so you may like to send in a warm jumper or some jogging bottoms to keep in their PE bags*

 

 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 17/9/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Recounts

Numeracy: Times tables, drawing images in a mirror line and language to do with measurements

Topic: World War Two – the countries involved and their leaders

Science: The Human Skeleton

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

High Frequency Words for year 4/5- baby, balloon, before, began, being, below, better, between, birthday and both.

Please write out sentences to include them in.

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.

Topic: Research information on The Blitz.

Science: Research information on the major body organs and their uses.

 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Peacock & Mrs Schartz. Week Beginning 17th September 2012

This Week we have been learning to:
 
 
Science: To identify the main body organs, discussing the function of each and location in the body.
 
Design and Technology: to research how during World War II people used to 'make do and mend'.
 
Maths: to use rapid recall to solve problems involving addition and subtraction facts to 20.
          Year Three: to know and recall 2,5 and 10 times tables
          Year Four: to know and recall 2,3,5,6,10 & 11 times tables.
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Science: discussing the body with your child and researching the organs of the body. They may like to produce a simple fact sheet or present the information using ICT
 
D&T: we are going to be designing and making a make do and mend blanket. We are going to develop our stitching techniques in order to combine our pieces. At home try and collect small unwanted pieces of material to decorate and stitch together to make the class blanket.
 
Mathematics: Play simple games like ping pong. you say a number and your child says the correct number to total the outcome number e.g 9= ping 6 pong 3.
                    Revise tables in order initially and as confidence increases ask questions out of order.
 
Many thanks for the support you have given your child filling the class box. It has provided great opportunities for your children to speak to an audience and be asked questions about the items they have bought to school.
 
P.E. is on a Monday and Thursday, please ensure your child has kit for both indoors and outdoors on these days.
 
Many thanks 

RWInc Sounds of the Week

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 21.9.12

 

Mrs Cotton: m,a,s,ds,t

Mrs Evans:

Miss Foster: ay,ee

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles: ay,ee,igh

Mrs Morgan:

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: oi,oy

Mrs Garbett:

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Dosbarth 3 week beginning 10/9/12

Reading: The children will have all come home with a new reading book this week. Please listen to your child read as often as possible. During this time, ask them questions about the text and check their understanding of any difficult words. We will be changing reading books on Tuesdays so could you ensure that if they need a new book they have their old book and their reading record in on that day. The children will usually read in a group twice a week and although we will aim for it to be the same days each week, occasionally we might have to fit their group in on a different day due to visitors or other changes to the school timetable. Therefore we would ask that your child brings their reading record to school every day. On a Friday, the class will be visiting the school library. They will be able to take out a fiction or non-fiction book of their choice which they can bring home. They will need to bring it back the following Friday if they wish to take another out.
 
Mental Maths: In order to work out vertical addition and subtraction quickly, the children need to know, rather than work out, number facts involving one and two digit numbers. For example they need to be able to instantly say that 6+3 equals 9 or 11 + 8 equals 19. This can be practised in many ways. You can question you child while in the car, on a walk or around the dinner table. You could write some  20 sums for them and time them. Can they beat their time each day? (This is a little like their times tables challenges). There are many good, free games on the internet - my favourite site is www.topmarks.co.uk

Discovery: Our topic this term is World War Two. We have started to look at the main events of the war and to put them into a timeline. At home, research  WW2 (the library or the BBC website are always good places to start) and create your own timeline. Bring it in to school so we can all have a look at it.