Friday, 26 October 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 26.10.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 26.10.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and recounts based on WW2. Children have been using past tense, first person, paragraphs, colons, semi colons and wow words.

Numeracy: sequences, triangular numbers, square numbers and line graphs.
Topic: Identifying jobs on the home front.
Science: Identifying functions of main organs of the body.

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

Literacy:
Write a recount based on events in half term.
Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for the word 'thin' and 'sad'.
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 :
Create tables using Microsoft Excel to record the sums when rolling two dice.

Total Tally Frequency
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Use the table to create a bar chart in Microsoft Excel to show the results.

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: Research: Jobs on the home front during WW2.
Use below link to help you with your research. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/

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 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 26.10.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-Writing a diary entry from Red Riding Hood, recounting the events of her day!

Maths­-Using a ruler to draw a straight line between two points

Making shapes with decimetre sticks and counting their perimeter

Recognising number words up to twenty

Knowledge and Understanding-

Asking and responding to which foods we like/dislike

Creating a map of what we see on our journeys to school

Identifying buildings/feature within Trellech

How to help your child at home:

Literacy- Try writing a diary entry about one of your days over half term- remember to use those time connectives such as first, then, next, after that, finally. Bring it in after half term, I'd love to see it.

Maths- Perhaps you can ask someone to write the numbers from one to ten or ten to twenty on a piece of paper or card and cut them up into individual cards- mix them up and see how quick you can find each one. Try putting them in order. Try writing them yourself too.

Knowledge and understanding-

If you are shopping or cooking this weekend, can you remember some of welsh names for different foods, we practised cheese, tomatoes, potatoes, bread, apple, orange, pizza, biscuits, cake, sandwiches, carrots…

We walked around the school grounds and looked at different buildings we could see around the village and what they were used for. You could do this in the village that you live in? Is there a church? Inn? Hall?

We used the words 'near' and 'far' when discussing our journeys to school this week, e.g. my house is near… or there is a ….near my house/school.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 26.10.12

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Writing a recount.
 
Numeracy- Vertical addition with tricky columns.
 
Knowledge and Understandng- Planning a fair test.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Perhaps your child could write a recount about something that they did over the half term. Remind them about using time connectives and perhaps they could use one of our words if the week.
 
Numeracy-       3456         5674
                       2345         7246
 
Addition sums with tricky columns.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Ask you child what investigation they did in school. What did they keep the same? What did they measure and what did they change?
 
 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz week beginning 22/10/12

This week we have been learning:
 
Maths - 6 / 7 times tables
Discovery - The blitz
Literacy - recounts
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Maths - The children are all at different stages with their times tables. Over half term could you revise the 2, 5, and 10 and if they are able to recall the answers to these rapidly, go on to 6 and 7. Start with counting in 6's and 7's and once they are confident with this, practise chanting the tables and then asking them questions out of order. There are lots of apps and free computer games on the internet which focus on times tables.
 
Discovery - Research the Blitz. Where did it happen and why? Did it just take place in Britain? How did it affect peoples lives? How did people feel? You can write down your research or present it via a powerpoint.Dont feel you have to write anything down. Just exploring websites, such as BBC Primary History, is great.
Literacy -  This week we have been focusing on recounts and discussing their features. Over the half term keep a diary. When you write each entry think carefully about what you are going to include. What interesting connectives could you use (avoid 'then'), what events will you include, will you use paragraphs? Dont forget to include some WOW words!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 19.10.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-RWI- sounds or –'shut the door' -words such as sort, fork, short, sport...

BIG WRITE- writing a letter of apology from the wolf to Red Riding Hood

Maths­- using a variety of number lines to count on and back, e.g a clock face, a calendar, a hundred square

Using a ruler to draw a straight line from one dot to another

Using the term 'quadrilateral' to describe a shape with four sides

Knowledge and Understanding-

Making and evaluating our fruit smoothie

Saying our likes and dislikes of food in welsh, (Dwi'n hoffi.... Dwi'n ddim yn hoffi...)

Finding out how our skin is sensitive to touch...

How to help your child at home:

Literacy- Have a look at any letters you have at home, discuss the layout of the address etc. Can you find out your postcode? What sort of letters do we send?

Maths-

If you have a ruler at home, on a piece of paper draw some dots and label them with letters, e.g A, B, C etc. Try joining up two dots with a straight line using your ruler.

Knowledge and understanding-

Our smoothies turned out well and the children really enjoyed making and tasting them! We evaluated how they tasted and what we added to them to make them nicer.

Use Dwi'n hoffi and Dwi'n ddim yn hoffi..  as much as possible to say what you like and dislike.

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 19.10.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 19.10.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and writing scary stories based on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Children have been using past tense, paragraphs, colons, semi colons and wow words.

Numeracy: Converting mixed and improper fractions.

Topic: Identifying jobs on the home front.

Science: Identifying main organs of the body.

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

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for the word 'went' and 'ugly'.

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

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

Numeracy :
Use the below link to convert mixed and improper fractions.
http://www.mathplayground.com/fractions_improper.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:
Topic: Research: Jobs on the home front during WW2.
Use below link to help you with your research.http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W/E 19.10.12

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc

-       The sounds b, f, and blending cvc words using all the sounds we have covered so far.

MMS

-       Forming the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 correctly in the air

-       Directional Language; along, over, across, through

Knowledge and Understanding

-       to identify different parts of our body

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Continue to learn the sounds sent home each day and use the sheets to blend the letters together at home.  This daily support really helps reinforce the sounds with the children and just 5 minutes each day can make a big difference so thank you for your time.  You can also help your child by encouraging them to say the sayings as they write the sounds, for example as they write the letter c, they can say curl around the caterpillar.  This will help them to remember the letter formation.

 

Maths Makes Sense

We have been using directional language to describe Goldilocks' journey to the Three Bears' House.  For example, Goldilocks walked along the path towards the woods.  Goldilocks went over the bridge and across the fields.  Have a go at using directions at home.  For example go upstairs and along the corridor, or outside you could use walk along the path and through the gate.  Ask your child to give you directions too.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Draw an outline of a body, outside on the ground or a wall using chalk would be great.  Ask your child to point to different parts of the body such as an arm, leg, or head - they were all very good at this so also include wrist, elbow, ankle which some were a little unsure of.  You could also sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and talk about which parts of our bodies are connected to other parts e.g. our heads are connected to our necks. 

 

 

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. Home Learning. W/E 18.10.12

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- The inverse of addition.
 
Literacy- Using interesting sentence openers and time connectives.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- The rules for keeping teeth clean and healthy.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy. The inverse of addition for eg.  2+3=5, so the inverse is 5-3=2 and 5-2=3. Perhaps your child could write out 10 inverse sums.
 
Literacy- Write 3 sentences using really wow sentence openers. If your child finds this a challenge, perhaps you could give them a simle one and then they can suggest words to up level it. For eg. The children went to forest school (boring!!) To up level - Anxiously the boisterous children ran frantically through the scary, gloomy forest. Can you make a list of time connectives that we can use next week in our recount writing. For eg. first, next, meanwhile, after a few minutes etc.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Ask your child if they can remember the rules they wrote down on how to look after their teeth?

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 15/10/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Newspaper reports

Numeracy: Times tables, writing out powers of 10 and drawing images on an axes in an oblique mirror line.

Topic: World War Two – The home front during The Blitz and The Battle of Britain

Science: Planning investigations, recognising variables and making predictions.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Words which include the 'soft g':

angel, orange, plunge, pledge, village, baggage, garage, marriage, cottage and bridge

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.

Look at word problems and discuss the language used such as altogether, shared and the difference and their meanings in maths.

Topic: As last week, research information on how people coped during The Blitz and research information on evacuation and rationing. This will help towards a class debate to be held next half term

 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

RWInc Sounds of the Week

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 19.10.12

 

Mrs Cotton: b,f and blending

Mrs Evans: ir,ou,or

Miss Foster: or

Mrs Llewellyn: revisit sh,th,ch

Mrs Miles: spellings with oi ( coin etc) , ea ( clean, dream etc)

Mrs Morgan:

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: igh, i-e,o-e,a-e,u-e

Mrs Garbett: ay,a-e,ai

 

Word of the Week: hilarious

Dosbarth KP/KS Week Commencing: 15th October 2012

This Week We have been learning about:
 
Science: to know the names of teeth and plan an investigation that will help us care for our teeth
 
Welsh: Using our placemats to describe ourselves
 
Literacy: to write a letter of thanks to the staff at the 'One Planet' Centre
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Science: use disclosing tablets for your child to identify areas of the teeth that are difficult to clean and need extra attention
 
              To produce a simple presentation sharing some information about a part or the parts of the body that we have learned about. This maybe in the form of a poster, leaflet or using ICT. Encourage your child to think about how they will communicate this information to the audience.
 
Welsh: use the placemat to describe their hair colour and eye colour. Encourage the children to ask other members of the family too!
 
Literacy: Write simple letters to friends and family members, ensuring the letter is set out correctly including the address, to/ dear and correct sign off according to the letter.
 
The children had a wonderful trip on Tuesday and their behaviour was noted as exceptional so please congratulate them!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 12.10.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-RWI- sounds ar-start the car-words such as car, star, sharp, start…

BIG WRITE- describing what we see and hear in the forest

Maths­-Number pairs that make 10

Simple addition sums with 3 or 4 numbers, such as 2 + 3 + 1 +1 = 7

Ordering numbers

Knowledge and Understanding-

Welsh names for some fruit and vegetables

Planning the ingredients and method for making our fruit smoothies

Tasting a variety of foods and discussing our favourite meals

Creating different pathways in PE (travelling in different directions)

How to help your child at home:

Literacy- Can you remember some of amazing adjectives that you thought of in our Big Write? Yet again I was so impressed with the vocabulary the children came up with to describe the sights and sounds of a forest.

Maths-Try this game for practising number bonds to 10

www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond

Write a list of numbers to 10 or 20, with some missing numbers-can they work out which ones are missing?

(Writing the list horizontally is better at this stage then vertically)

Write some numbers on bits of paper, cut them up and try ordering them correctly

Knowledge and understanding-

If you are shopping or cooking this weekend, can they remember some of welsh names for different foods, we practised cheese, tomatoes, potatoes, bread, apple, orange and grapes

Next week we will be looking at how we change from babies, to toddlers, to children etc. If you could send a photo of your child as a baby (or a copy of it) that would be great. Thanks

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 12.10.12

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 12.10.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and writing scary settings using past tense, paragraphs, colons, semi colons and wow words.

Numeracy: Multiplying and dividing whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

Topic: Identifying jobs on the home front.

Science: Identifying main organs of the body.

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

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for the word 'walked' and 'scary'.

Continue to listen to your child read and read to them too.
C
ontinue to learn spellings in front of Orange Home Reading Books.

Numeracy : Use the below link to find out about multiplying and dividing whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/number/whole_numbers/revise5.shtml

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

Topic: Research: Jobs on the home front during WW2.
Use below link to help you with your research.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/

Reception Home Learning W/E 12.10.12

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc

-       The sound c, k, u and blending cvc words using all sounds

MMS

-       Matching objects of the same size and ordering from smallest to largest.

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Continue to learn the sounds being sent home, reinforcing all the sounds we have learnt so far.  Many of the children are really good at identifying the sounds, so thank you for your support.  Please also continue to blend the sounds together to read the words – this skill is more tricky and the children need lots of positive praise and support.  Ask your child to sound out the letters first to ensure they are correct.  Then sound them again, alittle quicker and encouraging your child to say the first sound loudly and the others quietly.  This will help them remember the initial sound to build the word.  If they are still finding it difficult then help by telling them what the word is and then ask them to repeat the word back to you before they sound it out again and try to blend.  This way they know what the word is and the sounds the letters make and how they go together when they read it.  This will help them with the idea of blending the sounds to read the words.  The individual sound cards are great here as you can use them to build up words together.

 

 

Maths Makes Sense

Gather a range of different sized objects together from around the house and put them in a pile.  Ask your child to order them from the smallest to the largest.  Discuss with your child how they are going to put them in order and why they have chosen to put the objects in a particular order.  As your child is ordering the objects ask them if they can think of other words to describe the size of the objects – small could be tiny or big could be huge.  When you are out and about with your child look around and see if they can find different sized objects, for example a small flower or a huge tree.  Encourage your child to use different language to describe the objects.

 
Next week we will be looking at things which are special to us and why.  Please send your child in with something which is special to them (no toys or valuable items please) so they can show the class and tell the other children about their special item, thank you.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. W/E 12.10.12

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Looking at non-fiction books to find information about dinosurs.
 
Numeracy- Counting on from a specific number up to 30. 2x tables. Division and multiplication up to 30. Using 1/2's and 1/4's in our sums.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Discussing the amount of exercise that we do on a daily basis.
 
How to help your child at home
Numeracy- Recognising the symbol for a 1/2 and a 1/4. How many 1/2's in 1? How many 1/4's in 1?   2 divided by 1/2 =     2 divided by1/4 = etc
 
Literacy- Looking at non-fiction books at home. Is there an index or contents page? What do they tell you? Choose a fiction  and non-fiction book at home. Write down the titles of both the books. Then write down 3 differences between the books. 
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Discuss with your child the exercise they do at home and in school. Ask them to tell you what happens to their bodies when they exercise. How do they think they could improve their fitness?

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 8/10/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Newspaper reports

Numeracy: Times tables, language related to measurements and comparing measuures and word problems including multiplying and dividing.

Topic: World War Two – The home front during The Blitz and The Battle of Britain

Science: Puse rate experiment findings and conclusions.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Words which include the 'soft g'.

syringe, twinge, challenge, gesture, gentle, general, legend, danger, emerge and fringe

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

Look at newspaper articles together and discuss the features such as headlines and the language used.

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.

Look at word problems and discuss the language used such as altogether, shared and the difference and their meanings in maths.

Topic: As last week, research information on how people coped during The Blitz. For example: What and when was evacuation? What was the job of the air raid warden? What propaganda posters were there? What was sold in shops? What types of food were eaten?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Schartz/ Mrs Peacock week beginning 8th October

This week we have been learning:
 
Maths - adding and subtracting vertically
Discovery - using original sources to find out about imortant people during the second world war
P.S.E - feelings and how to deal with them
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Maths - Mrs Fawcetts maths group have been adding and subtracting vertically. They started with two digit numbers and have now moved onto three digit. Give your child some three digit maths stories (ie 243 + 445) Ask your child to set them out vertically making sure that the tens and hundreds are in the correct column. At this stage we havent introduced any 'tricky' columns (ie columns adding up to over 10 or when subtracting, columns that you cannot take away). Mr Greens class have been adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers. Some of their maths stories have included one tricky column. (ie 4235 + 2346 or 4651 - 2538)
Discovery - We have been using photographs of important people during the second world war and discussing what the photos tell us about that person. What was the person trying to portray in the photo? Find interesting photos on the web of Second world war figures and discuss what we can learn from them.
 
PSE-  Discuss what happens when you feel angry or upset. What happens to your body? How do you deal with these emotions? Ask your parents or friends how they deal with feeling angry? Make a list of strategies that you use or others use to cope with these emotions.

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.

RWInc Sounds of the Week

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 12.10.12

 

Mrs Cotton: blending c,k

Mrs Evans: air

Miss Foster: ar,or

Mrs Llewellyn:  revisit sh,th,ch

Mrs Miles:  ea ( eat,tea etc) oi (join, coin etc)

Mrs Morgan: igh

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: igh, i-e

Mrs Garbett: ay,a-e,oi

 

Word of the Week: hodgepodge (jumble)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 5.10.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and writing narratives using past tense, paragraphs, colons and wow words.

Numeracy: Identifying regular and irregular shapes, 2d shapes with parallel and perpendicular lines.

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 below link to change present tense verbs into the past tense.
http://www.saintambrosebarlow.wigan.sch.uk/Y4Spelling/tenses2y4.htm

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for the word 'went'.
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 below links to practise times tables.
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf
http://resources.oswego.org/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html

Science: use link below to find out about muscles http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/muscles.html

Topic: Research: Countries that fought in WW2.

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 5.10.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-RWI- sounds oo as in zoo and oo as in look. -moon, food, pool, stool, spoon. Look, book, took, shook

BIG WRITE- Creating a poem about the playground using adjectives

Maths­- Using positional language: forwards, backwards, left, right, up, down, above, below, next to...

Drawing maps and identifying 2D shapes within the school

 

Knowledge and Understanding-

Harvest and the different ways in which we gather food-linking this to why we need food

Team games in PE

Creating a map of the school

Asking and responding to Sut wyt ti? (How are you?)

How to help your child at home:

Literacy- We thought of some spectacular adjectives to describe what we see and hear on the playground. The children came up with ideas such as 'fluttering leaves twirling to the ground' and 'puddles gleaming like moonstones.' Wow!

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

Next week we will be recapping number bonds to 10 and 20, perhaps you could practise these ready, so knowing that 3 and 7 make 10, 4 and 6 and so on.

Knowledge and understanding-

We discussed being thankful for things this week and linked this to Harvest and being thankful to God for all our food to eat. Perhaps you could make a little thank you card for somebody you know? What other things apart from food are you thankful for?

Try making a map of your house, we talked about a birds-eye view and what we would see looking down. You could try one for upstairs and downstairs.

 

 

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. W/E 5.10.12

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Using verbs and adjectives to describe Kate Humble's farm
and their animals.Using these words to write a poem.

Numeracy- 2 times tables. Adding 10 and 20 to numbers. Subtracting 10
and 20 from numbers.

Knowledge and Understanding- Creating a block graph of our favourite party food.

Creative- Using pastals to create Lowri pictures.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Write some sentences about the animals we visited at the
farm. Use wow words to make the sentence interesting.

Numeracy- Practise counting in 2's up to 30 and beyond. Count back in
2's. Recite 2x tables. Add 20 to a number, subtract 10 from another
number. Record sums. Understanding that more than is adding and less
than is take away.

Knowledge and Understanding- Encourage your child to discuss the food
they eat. What should they eat small amounts of? What foods are really
good for our bodies and why?

Creative- Find three facts about Lowri.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

RWInc Sounds

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 5.10.12

 

Mrs Cotton: p g p and blending sounds

 

Mrs Evans: air

Miss Foster: oo, oo

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles: ou ir oy

Mrs Morgan: igh

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: igh i-e

Mrs Garbett: ow ou

Word of the week: hullaballoo

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Home Learning W/C: 1st October 2012 Dosbarth Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz

This week we have been learning to:
 
Science: to identify bones in our body
 
Literacy: to write a recount
 
Welsh: to use language to describe ourselves
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Science: create a presentation/ factsheet about the bones in our body. Which is the smallest/ biggest/ longest? Where is it? How many bones do we have?
 
http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/primary/science/how_my_body_moves/index.html. This is a good link that provides some simple activities and information about how our body moves.
 
Literacy: to write a diary entry of a special event. Children can use the main recount features to aid. Including past tense, chronological order and the 'who, what, why, when and where?' Encourage your child to think of their speed sounds when attempting spelling choices and have a go, as well as the use of a dictionary.
 
Welsh: in class your child has been using a 'placemat' to help them ask and answer questions with a partner about themselves. Please encourage them at home to ask and answer questions within your family. They will bring a small placemat home with them to help!
 
We know its early but we have been designing our Christmas Cards! Our PTFA then get these produced to a high standard and available for you to order. A very personal greeting to send to family and friends, please support our great team as each pack purchased provides the PTFA with valuable funds.

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 1/10/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting and Newspaper reports

Numeracy: Times tables, language related to measurements, two step problems and the grid method for multiplication

Topic: World War Two – The home front during The Blitz and The Battle of Britain

Science: The Heart and its functions

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Words which include the 'soft c'.

cylinder, civilian, circular, innocent, excellent, excess, succeed, ceremony, centipede and celebrate.

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

Look at newspaper articles together and discuss the features such as headlines and the language used.

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.

Try problems such as: 3 x 5 + 5 – 3 =. Here you can imagine two separate sums.

3 x 5 = 15  + 5 – 3 = 2.

So 15 +2 = 17.

Topic: As last week, research information on how people coped during The Blitz. For example: How did they survive the bombing? What did people due to entertain themselves? What was rationing? How did people know what was happening in other parts of the world?

Science: Find out about the normal pulse rate for humans.