Friday, 20 December 2013

Dosbarth KS/JW

A big thank you to you all for your help and support over the past term, please continue to support your children at home with their spellings, times tables and learn its- it really does make a difference!

Also thank you to everyone for your contribution to the Christmas concert in providing costumes etc. I'm sure you'll all agree they did an excellent job! Well done everyone!

Finally, thank you very much for all your cards and gifts- it is very kind and thoughtful of you!

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Friday, 13 December 2013

Dosbarth KP/RM week ending 13.12.13

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - write personification poems about Mount Vesuvius, based on our novel " The Secrets of Vesuvius".

Numeracy - finding the equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages and then using them to find quantities of an amount.

Science - analysing the results and graphs we drew from our sound proofing experiment and writing conclusions using our scientific knowledge.

Christmas - putting the final touches to our concerts in preparation for the performances.

How you can help at home:

Welsh - write a short passage describing yourself, using the placemat as a structure to help you.  Don't forget to use the bocs bendigeddig to add those important extra details.

Science - we will be studying the eye and the functions of each part of the eye.

Spellings - final spelling test of the term will be on Monday so keep practising! 

Baking - next week there will be a spot of cooking going on in class (as well as a few other christmas activities!)! If you have any christmas cookie cutters we would be very grateful if you could bring them in for us to use on Monday the 16th. 

The Snow Queen - finally, we would like to say how very proud we are of all the children for their performances in the Snow Queen.  The costumes you provided were fabulous and Thursday evening was truly magical! 

Thank you for your continued support this term.  Have a wonderful christmas and a happy new year! 

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 12.12.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Writing about Samuel Pepys. Researching King Charles 11.
 
Numeracy- Measurung in centimetres and metres.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Great Fire of London. We found out what the houses were made of and why the fire spread so quickly.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Practise writing their home address. Using wow words to describe some of the things they would like for Christmas. Next week in Big Write we will writing a news report from the London Gazette. (About the Great Fire of London).
Also, just to let you know, we successfully got rid of the invasion of rats in our classroom!! Footprints were festooned everywhere. After writing to pest Control, the nice man played a melody on his recorder and took them over to the forest where they have found a comfortable home.
 
Numeracy- Recognising why we have to measure things to get an accurate reading. Being able to tell the difference between length and width.
 
I hope you enjoyed our concerts. The children were amazing and as you can probably imagine, very nervous. Thank you for the fabulous costumes. The children looked so lovely and I was very proud of them.
Thank you also for your support this term. Have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
 

Miss Foster

...just to say a big thank you for all your effort with providing such great costumes for the play this week. All the children looked great and performed brilliantly.

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 13.12.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 13.12.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

3D shapes

Knowledge and Understanding-

Making predictions about materials that will float or sink

Giving reasons why materials are used for particular items/uses

How to help your child at home-

Maths-

We looked this week at a cylinder, cube, cuboid, triangular prism, sphere and a pyramid. We talked about some simple properties of each shape, such as the number of 'faces' and the 2D 'faces' that make up the shape. We use the term 'faces' instead of 'sides'. For example the cube is made up of 6 square faces.

Have a look at home to see what examples of these 3D shapes you may have, e.g. ball for a sphere or a dice for a cube etc. Talk about some of the properties. Could you draw some and bring them in?

Knowledge and Understanding-

We made some predictions and tested some materials to see if they sank or floated. They came up with some really good explanations as to why, using their knowledge of material properties.

We talked about why certain materials are used for particular objects. For example, why is metal good for cutlery or keys and why wool or fabric is good for clothes. Again we used some very impressive vocabulary to giving reasons.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Dosbarth KS/JW

Big Write for Monday is to write a letter to Father Christmas persuading him to give you a present this year. Think about how you will go about persuading him and the layout of a letter. Remember you can make a note of your address and bring it into school on Monday, but please don't write the letter at home. 

In Maths this week we have been looking at adding and subtracting near multiples of 10. For example 57+31, first we would break 31 into 30 and 1, add the 30 onto the Tens column first, then add the 1 at the end. The children have been able to use facts they already know to help them with this and have been successful at adding and subtracting in their heads- well done!

Please continue to learn your tables and learn its that are in the back of your homework log.

Have a lovely weekend. 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 6.12.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- This week the children have been writing to a pest controller as our classroom has rats!! We think the children have enticed them with the delicious Christmas cakes.
 
Numeracy- Finding 3 numbers that add up to 50.
 
Knowledge and Understanding-  Researching plastic. What it feels like, what it can be made in to and how is it made?
 
How to help your child at home
 
Numeracy
 Use 4 numbers to add up to 60. Use both addition and subtraction signs.
 
Literacy- Do you have any facts about rats? Where do they live? What group do they belong to? Where do they live?
 
 

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending 6th December

This week we have been
 
Literacy: continuing our class novel, 'The Secrets of Vesivius' and writing a character profile using a mind map.
 
Numeracy: Solving word and logic problems 
 
Welsh: Continuing our work to describe ourselves and our families uing the placemat to help.
 
Christmas: Making our Christingles and rehearsing the songs for the Christingle Service as well as rehearsing for our Christmas Concert.
 
Talking Homework: To study a range of advertisements, identify the persuasive language used to  catch the attention of the reader. Consider how you would persuade people to attend our Christmas Concert.
 
Numeracy: Please find in your purple books a word problem numeracy sheet to complete at home.
 
Many thanks for all of the wonderful costumes that have been provided for the forthcoming concerts and your continued support at our Christingle Concert and Christmas Fayre.
 
We look forward to seeing you this week for our Concerts on Tuesday (1.30pm) and Thursday (6pm). Please could all children return at 5.15pm to change into costumes for the evening performance, many thanks.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   2/12/13
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
Numeracy – Please practice the x12 tables for a test next week.
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 29.11.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 29.11.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Partitioning numbers to 10

Recapping number bonds to 10

Beginning to learn the ten times table

Literacy-

Instructional writing- looking at features of instructions and ordering a set of instructions

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating waterproof materials 

How to help your child at home-

Maths-

We looked at different addition combinations to make numbers to 10, so what ways can we make 6 or 8 by adding two numbers. Try this with numbers to 15. They could write the sums down and bring them in next week.

So for 5, it could be 5+0/0+5, 4+1/1+4 and 2+3/3+2.

We did lots of mental maths with counting in tens, and knowing that 4 lots of 10 is 40 etc. They are becoming really good at this.

Knowledge and Understanding

We have looked at lots of examples of instructions this week, how to make things, cook things, do things etc. Could they have a go at writing some simple numbered steps for how to brush your teeth or how to wash your hands? Remind them of a title, list of equipment needed and some numbered steps to follow.

Dosbarth KP/RM week ending 29.11.13

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - edit instructions and write our own set of instructions to make a Roman mosaic.

Numeracy - use calculators accurately to solve multi step word problems.

Science - we carried out the practical side of our investigation, testing how  soundproof different materials are.

Art - making Roman mosaics using tiles and clay.

Talking homework for big write - our big write next week will be to write a letter of complaint.  You could look at the layout of a formal letter, the formal language used in a letter of complaint, how you need to balance both sides of the argument but explain why your argument is valid.  

How to help your child at home:

Numeracy - practice accuracy using a calculator. Can you add up a shopping bill and get the correct answer! 

Science - next week we will be analysing the results of our science experiment and drawing a bar graph of the results.  What should an accurate bar graph include? We will be concentrating on deciding on a scale independently for our graph.

Welsh - revise the use of the placemat, asking and answering questions.

Costumes - please could all costumes for The Snow Queen be in school by Monday 2nd December.  We can't wait to how wonderful the children look.

Spellings - continue to practise the spellings the children bring home in their purple books.

Many thanks. 




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Home Learning. Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 29.11.13

This week we have been learning-

Literacy-Writing a diary entry.

Numeracy- Finding multiples of 10.

Knowledge and Understanding- Looking for objects that are made of more than 1 material. Discussing properties of materials.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- The children wrote diary entries, pretending to be Lowry and they were amazing. Their language was superb, for eg- The sky was festooned with murky smoke. I scurried around quickly to find my brushes. Next week in Big Write we will be writing instructions on how to make Divali pots. Perhaps in preparation you could help your child to think of interesting words to enhance their writing.

Numeracy- Counting in tens. Identifying the next multiple of 10. For eg- 47=50      17=20 etc. Also what number goes with these numbers to make a multiple of 10? For eg 47+3=50

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you name some objects that are made of metal? Where does metal come from? What are some of the properties of metal?

Dos KS/JW week ending 29/11/13

Next week's Big Write will be a character profile. Choose a character from a book you have read or have had read to you recently. Talk about words that you might want to use to describe the character's appearance, personality and behaviour. Do they have any special or magical powers? What do they do in the story? Do they change during the story? You may want to use some words or phrases from the book. What do you like about the character and what don't you like? 

Our maths group this week have been working on place value and using their knowledge of it to add and subtract. For example we have been adding 1 , 10 and 100 to 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers. If your child is secure with this, ask them to add 2, 20 and 200 and so on.

In Science this week we have started looking at shadows and how they are formed. Can your child investigate how a shadow changes shape? Try using a lamp in a darkened room and shine it on an object. What happens to the shadow as you move the lamp around.



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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   25/11/13
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
Numeracy – Please practice the x8 and x9 tables for a test next week.
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.
 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending 22nd November 2013

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy: Researching and writing a fact file on a Roman God.

 

Science: Investigating sound levels through different materials.

 

Welsh: continuing using our knowledge of 3rd person, in preparation for a written piece about our 'Hero'

 

At home you may like to...

 

Literacy: Look at a variety of instructions, next week is Genre Week so we are focussing our literacy work around this. We will make our Roman Mosaics and then writing  a successful set of instructions, describing our actions.

 

Welsh: Revise the use of the Welsh Placemat to describe yourself and your family. How can you then use the structure of the placemat to help you describe your hero. 

 

Science: Investigate how easy it is to hear sounds through a range of materials in preparation for our experiment. Materials you may like to try include, tissue paper, egg boxes, bubble wrap etc..

 

Continue learning your words for The Snow Queen....it would be great if you were able to rehearse without your script....Don't forget your costume is needed in school Monday 2nd December. If you are having any difficulties please let us know.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Dosbarth KS/JW

As next week is 'Genre week' there will be no Big Write, however, please do have a think about 'Instructions' as this is our focus for next week. 

Our focus next week in Literacy will be Instructions and in particular for board games. It might be a good idea for you to play a board game that you haven't played for a while over the weekend and use the instruction leaflet to help you. 

What are the features of instructions? What types of words do they use? Are there pictures/ diagrams to help?

Please continue to learn your spellings and learn its that are in your Learning log as well as your times tables. We have moved onto our 3x tables, but please do continue to practice your 5 and 10's too.

Have a lovely weekend. 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 22.11.13

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Counting on and back from the teen numbers to the twenties and from other decades to the next, so 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 or 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

Using positional language such as above, below, under, in between, left, right, next to, on, in etc.  

Using 'whole turn' and 'half turn' for describing movement

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating how we can change materials, for example what materials can bend, be stretched, twisted etc.

Pattern rubbings using wax crayons

Beginning to think about how we can test which materials are waterproof

Welsh clothes and colours

How to help your child at home-

Maths-

We looked at 'crossing the decade' when counting on and back in ones. We talked lots about the pattern of numbers so how the tens and units change as we cross from one decade to another. Practise some counting on and back but starting at different numbers, rather than starting from 1. So count on from 16 and stop at 24 or start at 47 and stop at 53 etc. You could try writing out some sequences too.

Use positional language to describe the position of things, e.g the bed is below the clock or the plate is between the knife and fork.

Also try using 'whole turn' and 'half turn' and ask your child to turn in these ways.  

Knowledge and Understanding

Look at some materials around the home and talk about why they are used for particular objects, so why do we use glass for windows? Why fabric is used for clothes? What would cutlery be like if it was made from sponge etc?

Try out some pattern rubbings around the home/garden. Bring some in so we can have a look.

Next week we will be looking at instructional writing in Literacy, so have a look at some books you may have at home of how to cook/make things. What do instructions contain-e.g. a title, a list of equipment, numbered steps, bossy verbs, photos or pictures.

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 22.11.13 Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Retelling the story of Divali using interesting sentence openers. Analysing poetry. Writing numbers.

Numeracy- Counting in tens above 100, forwards and backwards.
Adding together 3 numbers.

Knowledge and Understanding- The festival of Divali. Finding out about the city of London. Identifying various materials around the school.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Looking at different poems. What is your favourite Sentence? Who has written the poem? Are there any words that you don't understand? Is the poem funny? Does it tell a story? Do you have a favourite poem? Write down numbers 1-20. Learn how to spell them. Which is the most difficult to spell?

Numeracy- Continue to count in tens forwards and backwards. Add together 3 random numbers above 10. Encourage your child to explain how they worked the sum out. Find the biggest number first and put it in your head. Then count on. Are there any near doubles? Or are there any multiples of ten to help you count on in tens.?

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out about The Monument in London. Why was it built? When was it built?
Can you find out how glass and plastic is made? Write a few sentences.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week ending   22/11/13
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
Numeracy – Please practice the x8 tables for a test next week.
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Dosbarth KP/RM week ending 15.11.13

This week:

Literacy - we have been continuing with our novel "The Secrests of Vesuvius", with the children writing interview questions and taking on the role of the main characters in order to interview them. 

Numeracy - the children have been collecting data in order to draw and analyse their own pie charts.  

Science - the children have been investigating the link between the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection with light.

History - the children all acted and sung wonderfully in our class assembly on the Romans. Well done everybody and thankyou for the amazing costumes! The children looked splendid.

Talking homework - we will be continuing our big write from last week, producing information leaflets on the Roman baths.  Should the children find any information leaflets please bring them into class. 

Ways to help at home - 
* research some facts about the hero you dressed up as today in preparation to write about them in Welsh next week.
* research Roman clothing and footwear.
* practice using a torch and mirrors to see if you can reflect a beam of light ( never into your eyes!). Is the angle of incidence the same as the angle of reflection?
* and finally don't forget to keep learning your words for The Snow Queen.

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Week ending 15th November Dos KS/JW

Please continue to practise the spellings and ' learn its ' in your homework log books. In maths this week we have been practising the 3x table and working out change from £1, £2, £5 and £10. If possible, give your child opportunities to pay for items when you go shopping. Can they work out how much change the shopkeeper/ cashier should be giving them? They could also set up a their own shop at home, buying and selling items.
We have started learning about light in science. Make a list of sources of light. Think about the amount of light each source produces, how far the light travels and whether it is man made or natural.
All children will have details of next weeks big write in their home log books. They will be writing haiku poems about winter. Discuss what winter Wow words they will use. Please don't actually write the poem at home as we will do this in class on Monday.
Have a good weekend.


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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- sounds- oa, ow, o as on phone. Identifying speech marks in our reading books.
 
 Numeracy- Counting in tens. 10 times tables. Gathering and recording data.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Carrying out an investigation.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Write sentences with sounds- oa, ow, and o as in phone, spoke, note etc. Write some sentences with speech marks in. Try to use alternative words to said.
 
Numeracy- Practise 10 times tables . Can you do it backwards? Count in tens starting with 3 and 9. Count in tens above 100.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Ask your child what we must remember when carrying out a fair test? (We must measure something, keep something the same and change something).
 
Can you find any information about London now and in the past. Can you find one fact about Samuel Pepys and Charles11?

Dosbarth Reception Home Learning w.e. 15.11.13

This week we have been learning:
 

Knowledge and Understanding

-       Identifying different types of materials; metal, glass, fabric, plastic and wood

RWInc

-       The sounds r, j, v, y  and blending cvc words using all the sounds we have covered so far

 

How to help your child at home:

 

RWInc

Continue to learn the sounds sent home each day and using the sheets 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.  Please feel free to use the back of the sound sheets to write down words your child has thought of with the sound and even draw pictures. 

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Have a look around your house and find things which are made of different materials listed above.  Ask your child to tell you what they are made from and describe how they feel and look.  For example a scarf is made from fabric (wool) and they may describe it as feeling soft or a fork is made from metal which is shiny and cold to touch.  For an extension activity you could draw some circles on a piece of paper and write in each circle a different material, your child could then draw pictures of objects/or cut them out from magazines for each of the materials.

 
You may have noticed some sheets coming home with your child to accompany their home reading book.  Please help your child complete these sheets as they will extend their understanding of the book and what they have read.  Please return the completed sheets and I will collect them when your child next reads in school.  The sheets will only be sent out with certain books and not each time your child reads, Thank you. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 15.11.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Doubles to 10, so double 1, double 2 etc.

Counting up and back to 100 in tens

Sorting objects into groups using different criteria, starting to look at a Venn diagram

Knowledge and Understanding-

Looking at the buildings in Trellech and what they are used for

Asking what we are wearing in Welsh and some common clothes names

An introduction into materials- what common materials we knew and describing them using appropriate vocabulary

Talking about what makes a good friend and what makes our friends special to us

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Practise counting up and back in tens to 100, saying them and writing them. Try starting at say 60 and going above 100, not all children are at this stage yet. Write out a sequence with some multiples of ten missing, can they fill in the gaps? For example, 40, 50, __, 70, __, 90. Try some counting up and down. Keep using the question 'how do you know?' to get them to reason and make links all the time with their maths learning.

You could also show them a number, e.g 40 and ask them to tell you 10 less and 10 more. Again, get them to tell you how they knew this.

Use a pile of objects or pictures and ask them to sort them into two groups using given criteria, it could be as simple as objects/toys into colours, shapes, materials etc.

Have a look at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/organising_data/play/

 

Knowledge and Understanding

We looked at a few common materials this week, including wood, paper, glass, plastic, metal and fabric. We used a lot of new vocabulary, such as rigid, flexible and waterproof to describe some simple properties of these materials. Have a look around your home, what can you see made of glass? Fabric? Wood? Perhaps you could draw some pictures of what is made of different materials. Can you describe some of these properties?

Have a look at: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science  and choose the Materials 1 option.

Or http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sorting_using_mate.shtml

If this link doesn't work, try typing 'cbbc materials game ks1' into your search engine.

The children are really enjoying learning the spider song for our Christmas Play, I only sent the words home as we had an accident with the photocopier! I know it is hard without any music, but just learning the words is a great help. J

 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 8.11.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Retelling the story of Rama and Sita.
 
Numeracy- Double and half numbers
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Why we celebrate Remembrance Day.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Think about words to describe Remembrance Day- We will write a poem in Big Write to remember the brave soldiers. For eg- heroic, determined, silence, hush etc
 
Numeracy- Half these numbers- 36, 48, 90, 12, 16, 78.
Double these numbers- 21, 56, 64, 23, 46, 76
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out about 3 natural materials and where they come from?
 
Please can you make sure your child has a PE kit in school. Thank you.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 8.11.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Telling the time on an analogue and digital clock

Using a timer to see how many things we can do a minute, e.g. hop on one leg, write our  names, click our fingers

Recognising halves of shapes and writing the fraction ½

Literacy-

Big Write- poetry about a Bonfire and fireworks

Knowledge and Understanding-

The story of Guy Fawkes

Looking at the buildings in Trellech and what they are used for

Asking what we are wearing in Welsh and some common clothes names

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Keep practising telling the time on different clocks, the children have been brilliant at this, so thanks for working hard at home with it too. Some children have gone on to half past times.

We started to look at shapes and how we can split them into two equal parts. We folded paper shapes to show that both parts need to be the same. We looked at shading in half a shape and writing the fraction to match it. Draw some shapes and practise colouring in halves in different colours and writing the fraction ½ (we used a straight line, but on the computer it is diagonal!) Perhaps you could draw some shapes and split them into two sections that are clearly not in half and ask your child to say if it is in half or not.

Knowledge and Understanding

Make a list of some of the buildings in your villages or that you pass on way to school. Say what they are used for. The purpose of this was to see that buildings (in our local area) often have many different uses, e.g. the church, doctors, pub, shop, farm etc.

Next week we will begin to look at materials, including their properties. Have a look around your home at what materials you can see and what they are used for, e.g. glass for windows, wood for furniture etc.

 

 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending: 8th November

This week we have been....
 
Literacy: studying the beginning of our novel 'The Secrets of Vesuvius'
 
Numeracy: multiplying and dividing negative numbers
 
Welsh: Reading our text 'Harri Morgan'
 
Talking Homework:
Study a range of information leaflets in preparation to produce their own leaflets about The Roman Baths. Think about the language used, style and presentation of the information.
 
Numeracy: look for examples of how negative numbers are used in real life situations. The link below is a game to help you remember how to order negative numbers. Can you write the rule for multiplying and dividing negative numbers?
 
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/activity04/activity.swf
 
Welsh: find simple text that you are able to locate key vocabulary to aid your understanding in a similar way to our development of understanding of the text Harri Morgan.
 
Many thanks for all your efforts with words and costumes for our class assembly. If you have not sent a costume in yet please do so as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday morning.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Home Learning

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   4/11/13
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with 'chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
Numeracy – Please practice the x7 tables for a test next week.
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Schartz/ Miss Williams week ending 25/10/13

This week we have been learning about:
 
Literacy - How to write a recount.
Maths - Using known facts to work out harder subtractions and additions eg if 5+3 = 8 then 35 + 3 will = 38. We have also bridged the multiple of 10. So if 7+ 4 = 11 then 27 + 4  will equal 31.
We also looked at recognising right angles and converting cms into mms and mms into cms.
 
You can help at home by encouraging your child to write a recount of an event in the half term. Ask them to measure small objects around the house in cms and convert it into mms. Continue to practise the learn its and times tables at the back of their homework logs.
 
Talking Homework: After half term our Big Write  will be to write a descriptive passage about a storm. Talk about the adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs that they might want to use. What senses will they use to describe the storm? How did the storm make them feel?
 
Most of all, enjoy your half term break!
 
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Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 25.10.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Counting up and back in twos to 20

Odd and even numbers

Adding 10 to 1 and 2 digit numbers, e.g. 5 + 10 or 17 + 10

Adding with a missing number in the sum, so 5 + ? = 12

Literacy-

Big Write- describing night animals- using interesting language to describe how they move and behave

Recount writing- using time connectives

Knowledge and Understanding-

Making a map of the journey we travel on from home to school

Matching natural objects, such as leaves/twigs, to a colour shade chart

Beginning to look at the Hindu festival of Diwali

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Practise counting up in twos, write some sequences out with missing numbers, can they fill in the gaps? You could start with something like… 2, 4, 6, __, __, 12, 14 or 20, 18, __, 14, 12, __. They will find counting back much more difficult at this stage.

Look at odd and even numbers, we said that an even number is a number that can be shared equally, so 6  objects can be split into two equal groups of 3 objects in each group. This can be done practically.

We looked at adding up to 20, with a missing number as part of the sum, the children found this quite a challenge, so have a go at a few of these,  4 + ? = 9, ? + 3 = 8, 6 + ? = 11. We counted on from the number we had in the sum up to the answer to find the missing number.

After half term we will be learning to tell the time to o'clock and half past times. Have a look at where the hands are on the clock for o'clock. Have a look at digital clocks too.

Knowledge and Understanding

After half term we will be looking at comparing a woodland forest with a rainforest; the types of animals you would find there and the plants and trees. Perhaps you could find out a little bit about rainforests.  

 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Maunder/MrsPeacock week ending 25.10.13

This week we have been learning about:

Numeracy - factors, number sequences/patterns and making general statements about multiplying and dividing odd and even numbers.

Literacy - we have been writing recounts of a day in a gladiators life.  At home you may like to write a recount of a momentous day in your life or a member of your family.

Welsh - describing people using the third person.  At home you may like to describe (orally) a member of your family or a famous person using the third person.

Talking homework - after half term our first big write will be about bonfire night.  Make some notes in your purple books about how you can describe bonfire night using all of your    five senses.  Try to think not just about the bonfire and fireworks, but also the atmosphere/sounds/smells etc.

Please continue to learn your assembly words ready for after half term, the class have been working very hard practising acting and singing. Your child will have come home with a costume letter and we would be very grateful if costumes could be in as soon as possible in order for us to carry out the all important dress rehearsal! 

The Snow Queen - for those that have come home with scripts, please could you also begin leaning your lines as rehearsals will begin after half term.

Thank you in advance and have a lovely half term.

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Dosbarth Mrs. Schartz/ Miss. Williams

Year 3-
This week'g Big Write is to write a recount of what happened in Friday's Literacy lesson. Discuss the events and think about the feelings you will need to include. How did Miss. Phillips and Miss. Williams feel? What time connectives will you use? (at first, next, afterwards, finally etc) Don't forget to include a short introduction (one or two sentences) and a conclusion. Make sure you are using the past tense and first/ third person.
 
Year 4-
This week's Big Write for Year 4 is to write up the fact file on the Roman Army which they planned last week. They will need to think about how to set it out, which facts they want to use and whether to use and introduction and conclusion.
 
This will also be found in their homework log books.
 
For Maths, please continue to learn your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
 
In History this week we have started to look at life in Roman times, looking briefly at their hobbies and activities, their food, houses, clothing, family and schooling. Please can you begin to make a list comparing Roman life to our life today, for example in Roman times only the rich children were home schooled but today, all children go to school.
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
 

 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 18.10.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 18.10.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Place Value Tens and Units

Doubling numbers up to 10

Starting to look at counting in twos

Literacy-

Recount writing- using time connectives

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating what happens to our bodies during exercise, discussing the importance of exercise to stay fit and healthy

Writing out our addresses and looking at the local area and who lives where

Beginning to look at the Hindu festival of Diwali

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

We looked at tens and units in two digit numbers, we partitioned the number and said how many tens and units each number has, so for example 17 is made up of 1 ten and 7 units. We went on to look at the value of the digits, so taking 17, knowing the 1 is actually the ten and hiding behind the 7 is a 0. Some children found this quite a difficult concept. Others went on to numbers to 50. Try writing out a few numbers and looking at the tens and units. Perhaps- 20+5=25 or 19=10+9.

Recap doubles of numbers 1-10. Some children will need visual/practical stimulus.

Literacy-

Next week we will be writing a recount of the weekend, so perhaps you could keep a brief diary of what you do on the weekend to help remember.

 Knowledge and Understanding    

We talked about our pulse rates/breathing and how this changes during exercise. Talk about what they found out.

Use Google Maps to have a look at the area you live. Can you spot any local landmarks/buildings?

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 18.10.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Recount writing.
 
Numeracy- Subtraction.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- The importance of an address. The different types of houses we live in. How can we make  the road outside safer. Monitoring the different types of transport that pass the school.
 
How to help your child at school
 
Literacy- Write a recount of something you did on the weekend. Try to use some of our words of the week.
 
Numeracy- Giving change from a £1.00. Subtraction sums using a number square. For eg. 23-13=    59-31=   100-36= etc. Try to encourage your child to count back in tens rather than individual nos.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Try to encourage your child to recognise and write their own address. What sort of road do you ive in? Is it a main road or a quiet road? Where do you think the traffic that pass are going?
 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Dosbarth KP/ RM Week Ending: 18.10.13

This week we have been learning about:
 
Literacy: Writing a biography and Autobiography
 
Maths: Continuing to recall rapidly our number facts using addition and multiplication. We are all improving our scores and times.
 
History: Roman Gladiators
 
At home you may like to.....
 
Literacy: Write a biography about a person of your choice.....this may be a sports personality, pop star, historical figure or a famous Welsh Person.
 
Next week we are looking at recounts.....look at a range of recounts including those in newspapers. We will be writing a recount by the end of the week about a Roman event. Begin to consider the key features of a successful recount.
 
Don't forget to practise your spellings in your homework book.
 
Talking Homework: A spooky Poem.....consider objects, feelings and sounds you may experience....make a collection of useful vocabulary to include in your poem.
 
Science: Please could you begin to bring in some egg boxes, bubble wrap, cardboard, tissue paper and cereal boxes in preparation for a science investigation.
 
History: We will be designing and creating our own Roman Mosaics next week. Try to research and look at a range of examples. This will help when working in your group.
 
Your child will bring home some words to learn for our class assembly, please encourage them to spend time rehearsing before and over half term.
 
Thank you for your continued support

Monday, 14 October 2013

Dosbarth Mr Green
Home learning blog week commencing 14th October 2013
Dear parents please take a look in your child's new 'Homework Log'. You will be able to see their spellings for the week. Your child will receive five house points if they return the log by the following Friday with sentences that include the spellings.
Could your child also practise the x2, x3, x4 and x5 tables for a test next Monday. 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Dos KS/ JW. Week ending 11.10.13

Continue practising your spellings and learn it's which can be found in your homework log. They will be tested on Monday and new spellings put in your books at the same time.
This week's Big Write is to create an information text or fact file on the Roman Army. Gather together any information you have on the Roman Army and bring it into school. Discuss how to set out a fact file ( introduction, paragraphs, subheadings, conclusion) and whether or not you want to include pictures or diagrams. In school, we will be discussing how to put information from different sources into one fact file.
Next week we will be starting a project about bulbs run by Museum Wales. The children will be planting their own bulbs and then measuring rainfall and temperature over the next few months. In the Spring, they will measure their bulbs as they grow. All this information will be put into a national database where we can compare our results with others from around Wales. If you have time, talk with your child about how to look after bulbs. What care will they need? What will they need to grow? We will be planting our bulbs in pots. What difference might this make compare with bulbs planted directly into the soil?
Have a great weekend!

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W/e 11.10.13

This week we have been very busy, here are some of the activities.

RWInc - learning new sounds and blending sounds together to read words.

K&U - looking at the changes at Autumn time.

Maths - recognising numbers are all around us.

Activities you may like to do at home together.

RWInc - continue to learn your sounds in your sound folder, 5 minutes everyday really helps. Write the sounds onto pieces of paper and then cut each sound out. Use the sounds to build green words and then Fred talk the sounds to read the words. If you have time then you could have a go at forming the letters too.

K&U - this weekend go on an Autumn walk and have a look at how things around us are changing. If you are able then you could collect a few things for our investigation table, maybe a few conkers.

Maths - when you are out and about this weekend see if you can see numbers. Can you recognise any of the numbers? Have a go at reading the numbers in single numerals. Discuss the different places you can see them and why they are used, e.g. on houses to help the postman deliver the letters to the correct person.

As the weather seems to be changing could you please ensure your child has a warm waterproof coat to wear outside during the day - thank you.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 11.10.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Adding groups of coins

Selecting coins to make an amount

Giving change from 10p and 20p

Knowledge and Understanding-

Looking at a map of the school and identifying different rooms/spaces from it

Asking about our likes and dislikes of food in Welsh

Finding out about nocturnal animals and how they use their different senses

Creating a pictogram about our favourite crisp flavours

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Practise adding up a selection of coins, most children used a combination of 1p, 2p and 5p and others went on to use 10p and 20p. Ask your child to find ways of making 5p or 8p- some can go above 10p.

Play a shop game where you buy something that costs 6p or 8p and you pay with a 10p coin, so how much change will you need etc. Some children found this tricky to do mentally.

Use  http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=15 There are lots of games to play online here, the game called Change Exchanger is good one.

Knowledge and Understanding     

We looked at a map of the school this week and the children loved exploring around the school and trying to identify where things were on their map. Perhaps you could make a bird's eye view map of your house- either one floor or both upstairs and downstairs. Bring them in for us to look at.

When you are out and about over the weekend, perhaps you could talk about things like traffic lights or zebra crossings and how these help keep us safe.

Make a list or draw some pictures of nocturnal animals- what does nocturnal mean?

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 11.10.13

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 11.10.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- Number bonds. Identifying different amounts of money. Giving change from 50p and £1.00.
 
Literacy- Identifying language and text features of recounts. 
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Assessment of different food groups and healthy eating
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy-  Pretend play with money. Adding together different amounts of money. Matching money to different numbers.
 
Literacy- Write about your weekend using time connectives. For eg. Firstly........ Then......... Several minutes later.......... After a while....... etc
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Next week we will be looking at making our school safe.
 
There has been a lot of birthdays this term, so thank you for all the yummy cakes, very indulgent. So much for healthy eating!!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   7/10/13
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Friday along with 'chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
Numeracy – Please practice the x4 tables for a test next week.
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work