Thursday, 31 January 2013

Home Learning W/E 1.2.13. Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Reading and writing poetry. Identifying language and text features.
 
Numeracy- Subtraction with tricky columns. Identifying 2d and 3d shapes. Recognising tens and units in a number.
 
Knowledge and Understanding-Following a map of the school and identifying key landmarks. Also identifying different habitats around the school using the map. 
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Ask your child to write an acrostic poem about the forest or an animal from the forest. I'm sure you will be amazed!! Bring them in and we will display them. If you have a poetry book at home, take time to read a few poems at bedtime. Encourage your child to pick out their favourite words or phrases.
 
Numeracy-Play a guessing game with shapes. I have 4 sides, 2 are short and 2 are long. What am I? Look for 3d shapes in the house (cereal boxes, tins, pringle tubes etc). How many sides, corners, sides and faces?
 
 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 1.2.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Literacy- Handwriting

Acrostic poetry

Maths­-Practising using a number line and a hundred square to add/take away

Looking at the numbers 11-20, practising writing these numbers and looking at the value of them

Learning the answers to- 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5, 2+1 and 2+3-being able to say the answer to these instantly

Knowledge and Understanding-

Learning about shadows, making a shadow puppet and investigating which materials allow light to pass through

Using pastels to create rainforest images

Starting to look at the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover)

Surveying the birds that live in our school grounds

How to help your child at home:

Literacy: We looked at acrostic poems this week, where a word is written vertically and then each line of the poem will begin with that letter. We had great fun with poems about rainforest animals such as bats, frogs, jaguars, parrots, snakes etc. The children came up with some fantastic vocabulary, with words such as majestically, mysteriously, lurking etc. AMAZING! J

Try one at home, it could be about an animal, or something else of your choice. Bring them in, I'd love to see them.

Maths-

The children are doing really well in learning the above maths facts. We are starting a weekly maths test called 'Big Maths, Beat That' which consists of 7 questions (7 at the moment, this will increase as we progress through the rest of the year) that the children have 20 seconds to answer. It is done in a fun way and the idea is that each week children will improve their previous score/time they answer them in. Keep practising them at home as much as possible.

We looked this week at the numbers 11-20 and how they are made up of 'a group/pile/set of 10, plus 1 unit for 11 or 4 units for 14 etc. We linked this then to how we write them, basically it is the start to place value. I used cubes to show the block of 10 and then the loose cubes to demonstrate the units. Then for 20, we said there were two groups of 10, and no units left over. This linked then to counting in 10s as the start of multiples of 10.

Knowledge and understanding-

Have fun with the shadow puppets. If you have a torch at home, test some materials to see which ones let light pass through it- maybe make a list of  materials that do and don't.  We started to use the terms opaque and transparent.

We found out about the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover) and how this is remembered annually at this time of year. We learnt that Jewish families have a special meal called the Seder to remember the suffering that the Jews suffered when they were kept as slaves and how each of the items of food they eat are a symbol of things that happened- e.g. the lettuce/parsley dipped in salt water reminds us of the tears shed, the horseradish reminds us of the bitterness that took place. Perhaps draw a plate with the foods that we tried on or maybe a picture of the terrible plagues that happened after Pharaoh refused to let the people free.

Perhaps you could carry out a survey about the types of birds you see in your gardens?

Next week we will be starting to make a class 'fact file' about different rainforest animals, with information such as features of the animal, what they eat, where they live, the names of different species of these animals, so perhaps you could use books or the internet to start finding out about an animal of your choice.

This site was useful: www.rainforestanimals.net

 

 

 

 

 

Dosbarth Mrs Schartz/ Mrs Peacock week beginning 28/1/13

This week we have been learning:
 
Literacy: Poetry. Can we write in the style of Tennyson?
Numeracy: rapid recall of number facts
Discovery: This week we took part in the RSPB birdwatch
 
Literacy: This week we have been reading 'The Brook' by Tennyson.Can you find any other poems by Tennyson? (Try 'The Eagle' or 'Sweet and Low' ) Read it with a parent. Is it written in verses? Does he use personification, rhyme or repetition of words or phrases? What is it about? Are there any words you dont understand? If you have time, try to write your own poem about a bird or animal or a bedtime lullaby in the style of Tennyson.
 
Numeracy: Practise your rapid recall facts. Remember eventually you should be able to answer these facts as easily as you answer when someone asks your name. Practise reading 4,5 and 6 digit numbers, write out and learn the fact  families for adding single digits to 8 and 9. Practise halving 2 digit even numbers.
 
Discovery: This week we participated in the RSPB schoolswatch. For an hour, we recorded the birds we saw in the schools ground. We had to identify the different birds and record the most of each species that we saw together at the same time. We will input this data into the rspb website next week and use it to make some charts. At home make a list of the different speicies you see in your garden. Mke a poster of one of these species including a picture of them and some facts. (A bit like the ones we had on our wall.)
 
If anyone else would like to participate in the gwent music primary schools choir could we have the form back  asap. Many thanks.
 
 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green

Week beginning 28/1/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Understanding of poetic language and writing a poem to include personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, simile and line breaks.

Numeracy: x2, x3, x4 and x5 tables, recognising number patterns to complete sequences, solving word problems involving money and recognising the properties of 2d shapes.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for a test next week:

collar, container, compass, encourage, cabbage, escape, custard, cucumber, cupboard, cobweb and concerned

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.

In readiness for an oral presentation, your child can begin to compile information on a chosen topic.

 

Numeracy – Please continue to practice all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning. 

Practice recognising patterns to complete sequences. For example:

22, 27, 32,__,__,__           There is a difference of 5 between 22 and 27 and 27 and 32 so the sequence is:  22, 27, 32, 37, 42, 47.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Week Ending: 25.1.13 Dosbarth KP/KS

This week we have been learning to....

Maths: we have begun using 'big maths' at the start of the day to improve our rapid recall of number facts. Your child has been reading numbers and trying to rapidly recall addition facts this week. At the end of the week we had our first 'big maths, beat that!' Challenge. We all tried very hard to answer as many questions as we could in 90 seconds and our target is to score at least one more correctly next week. You can help your child by learning their number bonds to 20 and recalling their tables facts rapidly.

R.E.: We have been discussing "baptism" as a Christian celebration. We asked Mrs Davies questions about the celebration within Church. You may like to help your child plan a baptism party.

Literacy: We are focussing on poetry this half term, with our first hand experiences of "Snow" this week, please could your child write a simple poem about the 'Snow'. They should try to include adjectives, adverbs and similes to describe the snow.

Competition: bring a photo of your snowman/ sculpture....the best will win a prize!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 25.1.13

 
Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 25.1.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, writing play scripts based on 'The Wind in The Willows', using ( ), ; and :.
Numeracy:To understand the importance of brackets when multiplying.
Music: Create and perform clusters based on music about space.
Dance: Learning and practising Street Dancing routines.
 
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Write a play script based on a book that your child is reading 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 below problem
Goldfish cost £1.20 each
Angel Fish cost £1.20 each
Lauren spends exactly £20. How many of each fish does she buy?
 
 
Continue to use below links to practise times tables.
Dance: Use the following link to learn and practise Street Dance routines. http://www.videojug.com/tag/street-dance
 
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 25.1.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 25.1.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Sounds- Re capping sounds air and igh(only two days of RWI this week).

Reading and spelling words with thesesounds in

Maths­-Taking away numbers using objects and a number line to help

Learning the doubles of numbers to 10, e.g 3+3, 4+4

Knowledge and Understanding-

Looking at how the dark is the absence of light and what it feels like to be in the dark-thinking about to stay safe at night/In the dark

Creating jungle scenes in the style of artist Henri Rousseau

Exploring animal movements and creating a dance, using travelling, turning, jumping and stillness

Starting to look at the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover)

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Have a look at http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/interactive/subtraction

If the link doesn't work go to www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ or type 'subtraction games ks1' into Google and it is the third option down-which says 'Interactive Maths Games Online'  

Perhaps you could draw a number track of 1-10, some children looked at 1-20. Write out a few sums to practise, e.g. 10-4 or 8-3 and so on. Can they use the number track to count back? Some children will be able to count back mentally, or you could use some objects, pencils or small toys etc.

We are learning some number facts at the moment that I would like the children be able to recall quickly. These are double 2, double 3, double 4 and double 5. I am using the word 'double' as well as 2 add 2 when asking the children for the answer, so keep practising these at any opportunity! J

Knowledge and understanding-

Talk about why we have night time and darkness. I showed them a globe and made links to the Earth spinning and the sun. What is darkness fun for? E.g. fireworks. What animals come out at night in the dark?

Next week we will start looking at shadows and investigate which materials give us the best shadows. If you have any small torches that the children could use, I would be grateful for them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Week beginning 21/1/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Understanding of poetic language and planning a poem to include personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, simile and line breaks.

Numeracy: Calculating area of a rectangles and the volume of cuboids, solving one step problems and x6 tables.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for a test next week:

Weight, Neighbour, Height, Beard, Search, Cough, Dough, Enough, Drought, Armour, Fried and Niece.

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.

In readiness for an oral presentation, your child can begin to compile information on a chosen topic.

 

Numeracy – Please continue to practice all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x6 for a tables test next week.

Once again practice multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 to leave a whole number. For example:

89 x 10 = 890 whilst 89 x 100 = 8900

890 ÷ 10 = 89 whilst 8900 ÷ 100 = 89

Also revise work on multiplication of money.

£3.78 x 4

£3.78

 x    4

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 25.1.13

 

Mrs Cotton: recap simple sounds 1

 

Mrs Evans: air,oy

Miss Foster:

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles:

Mrs Morgan: recap ay,ee,igh

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: ay,ee,igh,ch

Mrs Garbett: ow,capital letters

Word of the Week: Frantically/frantic

Friday, 18 January 2013

Home Learning W/E 18.1.13 Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
Numeracy- 10x and 2x tables. Division and multiplication by 2 and 10. Measuring and weighing.
 
Literacy- Writing about what we already know about the forest. What would we like to find out? How will we find out more about the forest?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Grouping animals that are similar. Discussing the mammals that live in the forest.
 
How to help your child at home-
Numeracy- 3 x tables. Encourage your child to chant the 10 and 2x tables. Perhaps you could help your child to weigh themselves and read the scale in Kg. Compare who weighs more. Estimate how much someone in the family might weigh.
 
Literacy- We will be writing reports on owls. So perhaps your child could find out what they eat, live and perhaps an interesting fact.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- To discuss animals that have wings who live in the forest. Are there any mammals that live in the forest?  What are amphibians? Do any live in the forest?

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 18.1.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 18.1.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Sounds- Re capping sounds air and oy. Reading and spelling words with these sounds in

Maths­- Adding several coins.

Using different coins to make a total

Knowledge and Understanding-

Sorting light sources from reflectors of light

Looking at the work of artist Henri Rousseau

Drawing and painting rainforest animals

Creating a sequence of 3-4 animal movements

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Use coins you have at home to practise making a total. Ask your child to find the coins for 6p or 9p 12p- what different ways can you make them? Some children can use higher value coins and higher values.

Next week will be looking at taking away coins from a total and giving change, so you could get a head start on this. For example, if a sweet costs 5p and I pay with a 10p coin, how much change would I get?

Literacy-

Next week we will be choosing a rainforest animal and writing some clues about it for someone to guess what it is- for example, I perch high up in the trees, I have brightly coloured feathers, I squawk and screech and swoop through the air…what am I? Choose an animal and plan some clues that you could use, can you use as many interesting wow words as possible. You could use colossal, diaphanous, flutter, swoop, pounce, stride…  

Knowledge and understanding-

Talk about some reflectors of light, e.g. cats eyes, reflectors on bike spokes, high visibility jackets etc. How do they keep us safe? Next week we will be looking at darkness being the absence of light, can you think of things that darkness is necessary/useful for, e.g. fireworks, animals hunting…

 

See if you can find out some information on artist Henri Rousseau. There is a website at www.henrirousseau.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning Activities W/E 18.01.13

 

This week we have been learning about:

RWInc – ng and blending

MMS – using pennies in real life stories.

K&U – making quiet and loud sounds with musical instruments

 

How to support your child at home:

RWInc

Look through the sound folder with your child and identify and reinforce any sounds they are unsure of. Use the word time sheets to blend the sounds together to read the words.  If your child is confident at blending encourage them to just read the word without Fred talking it first.  You could also reinforce the letter formation, especially some of the more tricky letters e.g. k, x, z e.  Help your child start in the correct position using lined paper and say the saying out loud as they write the letter e.g. z – zig, zag, zig. (These are in the sound folder) Praise your child for correct formation including tall, short and long letters. 

 

Maths Makes Sense

Create a shop at home and price the items in amounts of up to 10p e.g. a teddy at 5p.  Using only 1p coins ask your child to count out the correct number of coins to purchase the item independently.  When they are confident with this activity then ask them to buy two items and, counting out the pennies for each item individually and then counting the pennies altogether using 'how much is there here?'  Please extend your child to amounts up 20p once they are confident.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Make a simple shaker at home using a tube and some rice or dried peas.  Ask your child to make a loud noise and a quiet noise using their shaker.  We are making our own instruments in school next week so it would be great if you could bring in your instrument to show the class.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Peacock/Mrs Schartz week beginning 14.1.13

This week we have been learning to:

Discovery: measure the distance from Trellech to various places including Cardiff Bay
Maths: times tables
R.E: why Christian children are baptised

You can help at home by:
Discovery: using a road map and a piece of string measure how far it is from your house to school and other destinations such as Monmouth, Chepstow, Newport and Cardiff, Grandma's house, friends house. The children might need a little help with using the scale when converting the cms to km or miles. We used a scale of 1 cm = 2km. Once you have measured a few distances, check them by using google maps or similar. How close were you? 
Maths: Each child has their own individual times table target. Talk to them about their target and how close they believe they are to achieving it. Practise their target times table. Ask them which table they think they need to practise once they have achieved this target. 
R.E.: We have been looking at Christian baptism. In a couple of weeks we will be going over to the church and Reverend Howells and Reverend Davies will be taking us through a baptism service. We are preparing for the baptism in the same way a real family would. So we are writing letters to Reverend Howells, the parents and the Godparents will meet with Reverend Davies beforehand and  sending out invitations. At home, could help your child to find out if other religions have a similar celebration or welcoming. What preparationinane necessary? Why do they want their child to participate? Any information you find out can be brought into school and displayed on our homework board for the class to look at. 

Don't forget to carry on practising your home learning spellings. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green

Week beginning 14/1/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Understanding of poetic language

Numeracy: multiplying and dividing large multiples of ten, solving one step problems, using the four operations to calculate questions including negative numbers, fractions and decimals and revision of work.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for a test next week:

This is where we double the consonant before adding a suffix.

Hop, Hopping, Win, Winner, Fit , Fittest, Drop, Dropping,  Hug, Hugging

Beg, Begged, Mop, Mopped

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.

In readiness for an oral presentation, your child can begin to compile information on a chosen topic and begin practicing reciting it.

 

Numeracy – Please continue to practice all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x6 for a tables test next week.

Practice multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 to leave a whole number. For example:

89 x 10 = 890 whilst 89 x 100 = 8900

890 ÷ 10 = 89 whilst 8900 ÷ 100 = 89

Friday, 11 January 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles. Week Ending 11.1.13

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Using similes in poetry. Facts about owls
Numeracy- Vertical addition, inverse of times and identifying right angles.
Knowledge and Understanding-Looking around the school for things
moving and growing.

How to help your child at home-
Literacy-Research an animal that lives in the forest. How does it
move, look like, what does it eat, live? etc.

Numeracy-Adding together thousand numbers with tricky columns.
Knowledge and Understanding- Discuss the animals that might live in a
forest. Compare to the animals that might live in your garden. What is
a habitat?

Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 11.1.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 11.1.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Sounds- Re capping sounds ar, ir and or. Reading and spelling words with these sounds in

Maths­- Assessments of some concepts covered last half term

Writing maths stories about 'ty', hundreds and thousands

Coin recognition and making totals with different coins

Literacy-

Describing how different animals move through the rainforest

Knowledge and Understanding-

Identifying sources of light

Looking at the work of artist Henri Rousseau

Thinking about the different ways that we learn

Creating movements in dance about the way animals move

Food names in Welsh

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Have a look at some coins at home, talk about their colour/shape. Practise making a total amount with the coins. Some children will only go up as far as 10p, others can manage up to 40p or 50p

Have a look at http://www.familylearning.org.uk/money_games there are some fun games on here

Literacy-

Choose an animal and choose some interesting words to describe how it moves and what it may do in the rainforest, e.g the majectic macaw scooped through the canopy of the bright green tree or the slimy poisionous frog leapt to catch its prey in the damp dark forest

Knowledge and understanding-

Have a look around your home at what light sources you have, e.g lamps, TVs, computer screens, torches etc. Draw some or perhaps make a tally chart of sources of light

Have a look at http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/light/eng/Introduction/pop.html

See if you can find out some information on artist Henri Rousseau. There is a website at www.henrirousseau.org

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 11.1.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 11.1.13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, writing character profiles based on Toad, Mole and Rat from 'The Wind in The Willows', using inference and deduction to support ideas.

Numeracy: Present data using pie charts, line graphs and conversion graphs.

Music: Create and perform clusters based on music about space.

Dance: Learning and practising Street Dancing routines.

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

Literacy:

Write a character profile to include evidence from the story based on character from a book that your child is read 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 :Draw a conversion graph to convert inches to cm's.

 

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

Dance: Use the following link to learn and practise Street Dance routines. http://www.videojug.com/tag/street-dance

 

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

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 7/1/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Understanding of poetic language

Numeracy: recognising and describing angles, drawing angles, multiplying and dividing large multiples of ten and using the four operations to calculate questions including negative numbers, fractions and decimals.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for a test next week:

Hope, Hopeful, Boast, Boastful, Colour, Colourful, Beauty, Beautiful, Plenty

and Plentiful

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.

In readiness for an oral presentation, your child can begin to compile information on a chosen topic.

 

Numeracy – Please continue to practice all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x4 for a tables test next week.

Practice multiplying and dividing multiples of 10. For example:

30 x 2000

Firstly calculate 3 x 2 = 6. Then add the zeroes from the question (here there are 4).

So the answer is 60,000.

3600 ÷ 40

Firstly there are 9 lots of 4 in 36 as 9 x 4 = 36. Then take a zero away from the original 3600 because there is one zero in 40.  So 36 ÷ 4 = 9 and add on the remaining zero so 3600 ÷ 40 = 90.

Dosbarth KP/KS Week Ending: 11.1.13

Happy New Year!
 
This week we have been introducing our new topics for the term
 
Science: We have been recording what we know about Earth & Space and writing what we would like to learn that we don't know..
 
Geography: Introducing our topic of 'Cardiff Bay'
 
English: Looking at a variety of poetry styles and discussing which we like and dislike: focussing on Winter
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Science: Researching and recording facts about an aspect of our topic 'Earth & Space' i.e. Jupiter.
 
Geography: Help your children locate Cardiff Bay and identify different buildings and land uses. Compare this to your own locality.
 
English: Choose a poem, discuss its structure and why you like it.
 
Continue learning spellings from home learning diary and times tables (x2, x5, x10 moving on to x3, x6, x4....)
 
Please ensure PE Kit (for indoor and outdoor sessions) is in school every day in case of 'swaps'.