Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 25.2.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 25.2.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. To use wow words to write and redraft a Recipe for Wales. To change the order of sentences and include a comma.
Numeracy:To design a theme park and use an Excel spreadsheet to work out formulas to find cost.
Art: Drawing and painting pictures based on the Welsh Artist Alan Storrer.
                                                                                                   
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Write a recipe for Wales at home, to include wow words and interesting places in Wales.
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
Chocolate drops cost 40p a packet.
 Fizzy laces cost  £1.30 a packet.
Emma spends exactly £10. 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
 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green
Week beginning 25/2/13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Using standard English, using apostrophes appropriately, locating information in a text.
Numeracy: Adding and subtracting decimal numbers to two decimal points and making 3D shapes.
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy - As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.
Literacy – Please learn the following words for a test next week:
 magician, electrician, collision, confusion, session, mission, direction and  proportion
Please write out sentences to include the words above.
Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.
In readiness for the oral presentation next week, your child can complete their work and rehearsal of their script and think of questions they would like to ask.
Please continue the research on volcanoes in order to write a report. Think about famous volcanoes, how they erupt, gather diagrams and related facts.
 
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 and x7 for a tables test next half term.
 
 

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home learning week ending 22.2.13

This week we have been learning to

RWInc - recap all sounds we have learned so far, blending sounds to read 3 and 4 letter green words and learning to read new red words

MMS -using a number line to add two numbers together by counting on.

K&U - sorting animals and plants

Ideas to support learning at home:

RWInc - continue to use the sound folders to recap sounds especially two letter, one sound like th, sh, ch, qu talking about the sounds being best friends and when we see them together they make one sound. Use the ditties to read green words and help blend words your child is unsure of, some of the ditties have introduced red words including the, I, no. Reinforce with your child that these words cannot be sounded out and we have to learn them- making flash cards may help to your child to remember them.

MMS - make a simple number line from 0 to 12 on a piece of paper, using a dice, roll and count the spots ask your child to put their finger on that number. Roll the dice again and count on that many jumps. Ask your child what the answer is to the sum. When confident they could write down the sum using the + and = sign. They could bring their work in next week to show the class.

K&U - go for a walk and see how many animals and plants you can find. Record your information on a simple table showing what types of animals and plants live in your area. Divide a piece of paper into three columns, animals who swim, animals who fly, animals who walk and see how many animals you can put under each heading. Bring your sheets into school to show.

If you have any welsh items please bring them into school next week to put on our welsh table ready for Saint David's day. Thank you.

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 22.2.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 22.2.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, to identify the features of a poem and recite a poem for the Eisteddfod.
Numeracy:To cut and fold nets to make 3D shapes. To solve problems involving money.
Music: Create and perform clusters based on music about space.
Dance: Learning and practising Break Dancing routines.
                                                                                                   
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Practise reciting the poem 'The Many Hands of the Brecons' by Gareth Evans.
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
Cherry Drops cost 50p a packet.
 Pear Drops  £1.20 a packet.
Lauren spends exactly £10. 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

Home Leaerning W/E 22.2.13 Dosdarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Writing poems about Dragons.
 
Numeracy- 3x tables. Recognising properties of 3d shapes
 
Knowledge and Understanding- How do you know if someone is famous? Who do you like that is famous? (not a pop star).
 
 How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Researching  their chosen animal from the forest and giving a mini presentation to an audience.
 
Numeracy- Counting in 3's and 4's. Identifying various 3d shapes in the environment.
 
Knowledge and Understanding-  Can you find any information on Florence Nightingale?

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 22.2.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-Identifying 3D shapes and their properties, including faces and edges

Using a Venn diagram to sort shapes into flat faces and curved faces

Reading o clock and half past times on both analogue and digital clocks

Literacy- Writing a recount about our half term

Writing an acrostic poem about Wales

Knowledge and Understanding- Beginning our science topic of sound and hearing, we looked at the sounds we hear around our school and school grounds. We used the term 'source' to describe what makes the sound/where the sound comes from

Experimenting with different instruments and seeing if they make a long/short sound

Beginning some Eisteddfod activities, including learning a Welsh folk dance

Discussing what we are good at/proud of achieving

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Look around your home to see if you can identify some objects that are 3D shapes- e.g. a sphere may be an orange or a ball, a cylinder may be a tin of food or pack of Pringles, a cuboid may be a cereal box etc. We looked at cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, square based pyramid and a sphere. Begin to use the terms faces(sides) and edges to describe the properties. We had great fun on the phone this week to customers at the 'shape shop' who were describing shapes to us in order to locate them from the shelves!

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

Ask your child to think of a shape, it could be 2D or 3D shape and ask them to describe its properties, they really enjoyed it when 'someone' rang up on the phone and wanted to know the name of a shape but couldn't remember what it was called! Knowing the properties was useful!

Use digital clocks at home to begin to tell the time for o'clock and half past times. (Not all children covered half past times). Practise writing a digital time, e.g. 9 o'clock would be written as 9:00 etc.

 

Knowledge and understanding-

We looked at the main animal groups-mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. We found out that each group has special 'criteria' which describes the animals in that group. We had a go at sorting some animals into the correct group. We were able to match a list of descriptions to each group, i.e 'feeds their young milk' would be a mammal, 'has a beak and feathers' would be a bird. Try choosing an animal group and making a list of descriptions for it.

Make a list of sound sources you have at home, either write them or draw, think about what sort of sound it makes, e.g. loud, quiet, soft, long, ringing, pleasant, buzzing etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green
Week beginning 18/2/13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Adverbs, homophones and report writing.
Numeracy: Reading scales including negative numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, drawing simple reflections and learning about the properties of a circle.
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy - As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.
In readiness for the oral presentation next week, your child can complete their work and rehearsal of their script and think of questions they would like to ask.
Please continue the research on volcanoes in order to write a report. Think about famous volcanoes, how they erupt, gather diagrams and related facts.
 
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 and x7 for a tables test next week.
 
Welsh – In readiness for next week's Eisteddfod your child can design and create a Welsh themed cupcake that does not have to be edible.

Dos. Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz week beginning 18/2/13

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: Handwriting our Eistedfodd entry
              Practising our poetry recital
Discovery: Preparing for our visit to Cardiff Bay

You can help your child by:

Literacy: We have talked about using your best handwriting for certain tasks such as writing for a display and that this means that it might take longer than normal to write a page. Sometimes when you are only writing for yourself and you want to get down all your ideas your handwriting does not need to be as neat. Next week we will be writing out a poem for the handwriting competition in the Eistedfodd. Practise forming all your letters correctly, making sure that tall letters are tall and that small letters are small (focus particularly on 's' as they can tend to be a little too tall). Try writing out a poem remembering to take care with letter formation and joins. It is better to do it in pencil as any mistakes can then be rubbed out.
This year our class will take part in a poetry recital for the eistedfodd. Each child will perform the poem to the class next Thursday. We have discussed how to perform the poem and have started learning the words. Help your child to learn the words and any chance your child has to perform it to friends and family will give them confidence when they perform it to the class next week. The poem is at the bottom of this blog.

Discovery: We have been writing some geographical questions about what we would like to find out about Cardiff Bay when we are there. The children have come up with some great ideas about the location, the human and physical features of the bay and the environment. Ask your child what their questions were and when they come back from the bay ask them whether they were able to find out the answers to those questions. If they don't know the answer, is it possible to find the answer on the internet?


Eating Welsh Cakes in Newport

 

I sit on the cathedral wall

staring out over the bay

where the pale sun

is playing games with the sea.

The city sprawls below me

but it is not these scenes

that fill my mind.

It is the Welsh cakes -

shop-bought, dry and stale,

nothing like I remember,

the taste of so much

that has changed.


By Dylan Jones


Our presentations are only two weeks away so keep practising!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Home Learning W/E 8.2.13 Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning-
 
Literacy- Reports on owls.
 
Numeracy-  Recognise and Identify 2d and 3d shapes.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at different maps of our school
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Perhaps your child could research an animal that lives in the forest.Think about which group of animals it belongs to. Where does it live, appearance and reproduction? Also can you find an interesting fact about your chosen animal? The children will then be given chance to feed back to the rest of the class after half term.
 
Numeracy- 3x tables. Counting in and out of order. Giving your child the answer and they find the sum. Finding 3 things about a shape. For eg. A cylinder has 3 faces-1 curved and 2 circular. It is a 3d shape. The things I have at home that look like this are......
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Look at different maps and identifying various landmarks.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green
Week beginning 4/2/13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Persuasive writing
Numeracy: Solving problems including money, recognising the properties of 2D shapes including symmetry and converting between units of length.
 
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy - 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 in the second week of the new half term, your child can begin to rehearse their script and think of questions they would like to ask.
Please begin research on volcanoes in order to write a report. Think about famous volcanoes, how they erupt, gather diagrams and related facts.
 
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 and x7 for a tables test next half term.
 

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster w/e 7.2.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-Saying which Is bigger or smaller out of two numbers

Ordering a set of numbers smallest to largest

Naming common 3D shapes and beginning to describe their properties

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-

Looking at animals that are nocturnal

Classifying animals into groups and using criteria to sort animals-looking at mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians

Creating a duo dance based on rainforest animals

Briefly learning about Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent

How to help your child at home:

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.

Choose two numbers below 20 to begin with, firstly ask them to say what the numbers are and ask your child to say which one is the biggest/highest or smallest/lowest number. Gradually move to 3 numbers and ask them to order them from smallest to largest. Some children were able to work with numbers up to 100. We talked about looking at the number of tens in a number then the number of units to help us compare them.

Look around your home to see if you can identify some objects that are 3D shapes- e.g. a sphere may be an orange or a ball, a cylinder may be a tin of food or pack of Pringles, a cuboid may be a cereal box etc. We looked at cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, square based pyramid and a triangular prism.

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

 

Knowledge and understanding-

We looked at the main animal groups-mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. We found out that each group has special criteria which describes the animals in that group. We had a go at sorting some animals into the correct group. We also sorted animals using different criteria, such as 'have two legs' or 'have four legs.' Try making a grid/table using the headings of the animal groups and drawing or writing some animals that would belong to that particular group.

After half term 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

 

 

 

 

 

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 4.2.13

 

Mrs Cotton: recap simple sounds 1

 

Mrs Evans: air,oy

Miss Foster:

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles: reading and spelling of words with sounds oa,ew ( stew, coat etc)

Mrs Morgan: recap ay,ee,igh

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: ay,ee,igh, a,e,i,o,u

Mrs Garbett: a-e,i-e,capital letters

Dosbarth KP/ KS: Week Ending 8th February

This week we have been learning:
 
Our songs for the Gwent Music Festival. Please could the choir members try and learn the words to 'Sing' and 'Skyfall'. The children are doing ever so well but if they can learn them over the half term break it would be most useful.
 
Maths: We have been embedding the facts we have been learning in our big maths sessions. This week we managed to improve our targets and have demonstrated we can solve numerical problems a little faster. If your children can revise the number facts rapidly for numbers up to and including 10 and the multiplication facts for the 2,5 and 10 times table, I'm sure they will continue to improve their targets next half term. They can also revise the method used for doubling and halving using Pim.
 
e.g. half of 26=             double 26
 
          26                           26
    20        6                 20          6
 
   10         3                 40          12
 
     10+3=13                 40+12+52
 
         13                            52  
 
 
Welsh: In preparation for our St David's Day celebrations on March 1st. Please could you design a poster using paper and pencil or through ICT to promote Wales as a country to visit. it will be used as a piece of persuasive advertising to encourage tourists to visit. During our celebrations on March 1st you will have an opportunity to present your advertisement to the class using appropriate persuasive language to promote Wales as a country to visit. Pob Lwc! 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton w/e 1.2.13

This week we have been learning to

Maths - recognise and write numbers 1to 6 independently
add two numbers together using cubes and counting on
RWInc - use the sounds we have learnt so far to read green words and learn the red words I, the,
and no by sight. Handwrite letters m, a, s, d, t ensuring the correct letter formation is
used - this can be found on the sound sheets.
R.E. - finding out about the animals on Noah's Ark

Activities to try at home

Maths - write numbers 1 to 6 on pieces of card, mix them up and ask your child to read the number as you show them each card. Ask your child to put them in the correct order. Choose a card and ask your child to tell you what number comes before and what comes after. Once your child is confident in numbers to 6 then you could extend them further. A few of the children had difficulty write numbers 4 and 5 so please reinforce.

RWInc - when reading this week we have been focussing on extending the children's understanding of what they have read using lots of questions relating to the story. Using your child's reading book or a ditty from their sound folder try asking them questions alongside reading the text. You could ask them about the character, the setting, or what they think might happen if you continued the story. We have also discussed the title, the author, illustrator and the blurb.

R.E - draw a picture and find out at least 3 fact relating to an animal of your choice. Bring the information into school next week to share with the class.

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Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 1.2.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 1.2.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting, writing poems using imagery, personification, metaphors and similes.
Numeracy:To use ratio and proportion.
Music: Create and perform clusters based on music about space.
Dance: Learning and practising Street Dancing routines.
Geography: Finding out how to read grid references.
 
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Write a personification poem about the wind.
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
Rugby balls cost £5.50 each
Footballs cost £7.50 each
Simon spends exactly £100. How many of each ball does he 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