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:

 

Friday, 9 November 2012

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 9.11.12

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy-  Acrostic Poems about bonfire and fireworks

RWI- air-words such as fair, hair, chair, stair, lair

Maths­- drawing open and close shapes with a ruler and pencil

Counting on and back from numbers up to 100

Using a calendar to look at months of the year

Knowledge and Understanding-

Finding out who Guy Fawkes was and why we celebrate bonfire night on November 5th

Different types of materials and their properties

Learning about Remembrance Sunday and why we remember November 11th

How to help your child at home:

Literacy- Make an acrostic poem about something of your choice, write the letters of the word down the side of the page and make each line start with the letter, so for ROCKET- R-racing flashes across the sky, O-orange and yellow flames burning brightly etc. Maybe you could do one for AUTUMN or HOME?

Maths- Look at the months of the year on a calendar you may have at home. Use the numbers to count on and back from.

Knowledge and understanding-

Discuss Guy Fawkes and what he tried to do- ask questions such as what building did he try and blow up? Where did he put the gunpowder? How many barrels did he put there? What happened to him?

We started to look at a selection of different materials and some of their properties- e.g. metal being smooth, shiny and hard etc. Look around your home and see what materials are used for different things-why is glass good for windows? Why is fabric suitable for clothes?

We talked about Remembrance Day this week and what this means. We painted poppies and talked about what things we are thankful for.

 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W/E 9.11.12

This week we have been learning

RWInc - to read and write sounds ck, h, sh and blending previous sounds
MMS - counting steps forwards and backwards
to write numbers 0, 1, 3
K&U - to sort objects made from wood, plastic and metal

At home you could

RWInc - continue to learn all sounds sent home and use sheets to blend words. Also have a go at writing the sounds and encouraging your child to spell simple cvc words independently e.g. pig dog, cat using their sounds.

MMS - encourage your child to write the numbers 0,1 and 3 on a piece of lined paper. Encourage them to think about the size of the number and sitting the number on the line. Many of the children found the number 3 very tricky to write this week. Also count to ten and back to zero together, you could count the number of steps you take or the number of stairs you climb. Encourage your child to count backwards from 10 and then from 20, give lots of support if they get stuck.

K&U - have a look around your house and see if your child can identify things made from plastic, wood and metal. Collect a number of different objects and ask your child to sort them out according to the material they are made from. Next week we will also be looking at different types of fabrics and carrying out an investigation to find out which material is the most waterproof.



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Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 5/11/12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Using V.C.O.P, spellings, handwriting and kennings

Numeracy: Revision of writing maths stories for terms with negatives and mixed fractions and drawing images on axes in mirror lines.

Science: The structure of teeth.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Words which include the prefix 'un':

unforgiving, unforgettable, undone, unsalted, unable, unafraid, unsafe, unfinished, unreal and unwanted

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. Practise changing litres to ml and metres to cm and mm.

Topic: Research information on evacuation and rationing. This will help towards a class debate to be held next week.

Science: What makes our teeth healthy? What can damage our teeth?

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 9.11.12

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy
: Spellings, handwriting, diary entries, character descriptions based on Carries War. Personification poems based on the Blitz. Children have been using past tense, first person, paragraphs, colons, semi colons and wow words.
Numeracy: Adding decimals.
Topic: Identifying differences between modern and WW2 homes.
Science: Investigating the length of the spine.

Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Write a character description of Carrie. Write a letter from Nick or Carrie to their mother telling her what it is like to live with Mr Evans in the countryside.

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 add decimals.

write the answers to the following questions and use a calculator to check the answers.
1:
   7.5
+ 8.0
____

2:
 43.0
+ 4.4
____

3:
   3.9
+ 9.9
____
4:
   1.0
+ 4.2
____

5:
   9.5
+ 2.1
_____




Continue to use below links to practise times tables.


Science:

Topic: Research WW2 homes.
Use below link to help you with your research.


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 9.11.12

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Discussing the noises that we hear in the playground. What can we see and hear?
 
Numeracy- 2x tables. Time- half past, o'clock, quarter past and quarter to.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Finishing off our investigations from last term. Discussing the terms prediction and conclusion.
 
How to help your child at home.
 
Literacy- At home or when walking discuss how things around us move and what sounds you can hear. Use descriptive language to write a poem.
 
Numeracy- Chant 2x tables together. Remember 2x4 is the same as 4x2. Help your child to tell the time. O'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times. They are finding this a challenge.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Discuss different materials that are all around us. How are they made? Are they natural or man-made.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

RWInc sounds

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 9.11.12

 

Mrs Cotton: ck,sh,h

 

Mrs Evans:

Miss Foster: air

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles:  a-e,i-e

Mrs Morgan:

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: ow,o-e

Mrs Garbett:  ow,o-e,oa

 

 

Word of the week: eccentric