Saturday, 23 March 2013

Dosbarth KP/KS Week Ending 22nd March 2013

Thank you for all your help and support over this half term and a busy end this week, with all our Easter Activities.
A huge congratulations to all those who took part in the choir at Monmouth Leisure Centre on Friday evening...you were superb!
 
We have enjoyed making cards, biscuits and decorating our hard boiled eggs that you kindly provided!
Unfortunately due to the weather we weren't able to go outside and 'roll' them but we did award a prize for the best decorated egg. Well done Hotaru, Mrs Miles found it a difficult task but had to make a decision.
 
We have been using our big maths to continue with our 'big maths, beat that!' Friday challenge. We have all improved our scores but if you could continue practising over the holiday it would help you a great deal.
Rapid recall of number bonds to 20 and multiplication facts of x2, x5 and x10 are our main priority initially but to include x3, x6 x9....x4, x8, x7 as we become more confident.
In addition to our rapid recall of number we trying to ensure this can be applied across all curricular areas. This will ensure children are applying 'numeracy' in lots of real life situations. Where possible can you involve children in these situations when out and about,shopping, buying fabric/ paints/ wallpaper, reading times and working out quantities are all great opportunities to use maths that children will need in the future and give 'maths' a true purpose.
 
Next term we are going to use the topic 'mythical creatures' as the starting point of our learning. Over the holidays can you record what you know about this topic and maybe begin to research information about this area of learning.
 
Most importantly have a good rest and enjoy your Easter break!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 22.3.13

This week we have been learning about

Literacy- Welsh Myths

Numeracy- Giving change from £2. Digital time.

Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying countries on a map.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- When reading at home perhaps you could encourage your child
to observe the punctuation and read with fluency and expression.
Perhaps your child could choose their favourite book from home and
write a book review.

Numeracy- Counting in 5's, this will help them with digital time.
Counting around the clock.in 5's.

Knowledge and Understanding- Next term we are looking at contrasting
seaside locations. If you would like to to do some research on a
seaside that you have visited, that would be great. Perhaps you could
think of the climate, activities, food etc. Which features are
man-made and which are natural?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 22.3.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Adding/taking away 10 to a two digit number

Ordering days of the week

Re capping finding halves and quarters of shapes and starting to look at finding 1/2 of a number up to 20

Literacy-

Writing a diary entry as if we were the hare from the Welsh myth 'Melangell's little lambs,' using interesting sentence openers and vocabulary

Knowledge and Understanding-

Creating spring pictures of rabbits using our fingers and paint

Looking at how we hear sounds, discussing sound travelling away from the sound source towards our ears

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

The link doesn't seem to work when I copy and paste it in here, but if you type in '100 square splat' into Google, and then click on 'Maths Games Online-Number Square' (second link down) it will take you to a page with a few options on. The 'splat number square' with numbers to 100 is the best one, so the multiples of ten are on the right of the square. Have a go at adding 10 or taking away 10 from any two digit number. Some children can do this mentally, others will need to look at the 100 square to see the numbers.

Talk about the days of the week, use questions such as what day was it yesterday? What day is it today? What day is it tomorrow? What days are the weekend? How many days in a week?

Knowledge and understanding-

Have a look at http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science there is an activity if you scroll down about sound and hearing.

Have a lovely Easter break!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 22.3.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 22.3.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. To write a newspaper report based on the Welsh myth 'Branwen'.
To write a personification poem based on washing dishes.
 
Numeracy: To find the difference and a pattern to solve a problem.
 
Art: Drawing, painting and evaluating pictures based on the Welsh Artist Alan Storrer.
                                                                                                   
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Write a personification poem based on washing clothes in the washing machine.
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
Lucy built 80 sandcastles in 5 days. Each day she made 4 fewer castles than the day before. How many castles did she make each day?
 
 
 
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
 

Friday, 15 March 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 15.3.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Welsh Myths
 
Numeracy- Giving change from a £1. Subtraction, 2digit nos from 2 digit nos.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at a map to identify where Florence Nightingale nursed during the Crimean War.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- We have been looking at the welsh myth Mellangeth's Lambs. Perhaps you could think of some interesting phrases they could use in their Myth. For eg.- Beneath the rustling trees, the earth shook with terror. Perhaps the children could write out some interesting sentence openers.- Dark clouds raced across the sky. Without warning........To my utter amazement etc We can then display these to use in our Myth writing.
 
Numeracy- Please could you encourage your child to subtract nos from 100. Try to get them to count back in 10's. Countinue to count in 2's 3's and 10;s.

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 15.3.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­- Number bonds to 10 and 20

Creating and interpreting data from a pictogram

Counting on and back in tens to 100

Literacy- Starting to look at a Welsh Myth called 'Melangell's Little Lambs'

We created a story map of the myth which involves sequencing the story with pictures

Knowledge and Understanding-

Starting to look at the Easter story and the events that lead up to Easter- here we talked about why we eat Hot cross buns, give and receive Easter eggs etc

The season of spring and what we can see and what we celebrate at this time of year

How sounds are made by something vibrating and then this sound travels to our ears. We had great fun watching this in action with a drum, rice and a beater! We talked about pleasant and un-pleasant sounds too

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

The children are doing really well with learning number pairs to 10. Once these are secure we can use this to help us with pairs to 100. Keep practising these whenever possible.

Look at http://www.maths-games.org/adding-games.html and there is a number bonds game that we looked at this week.

Have a look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/organising_data/play for an activity about organising data.

We used a tally chart again to collect data, so maybe have a go at making a tally chart based on favourite colours, shapes, fruit etc. 

Knowledge and understanding-

See if you have any book/stories with the Easter story in at home, bring them in if possible so we can have a look at them together.

Perhaps you could see what sound sources you have at home and look to see if they vibrate when they make the sound.

Have a look at http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science there is an activity if you scroll down about sound and hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W/E 15.3.13

This week we have been learning about

Plants and what they need to grow
Using the terms shortest, longest, tallest
Fair Trade

Things to do at home

Encourage your child to use the language shortest, tallest, longest etc. ask questions like who is the tallest member of our family?, who has the longest hair?, who has the biggest feet? We used the words compare and measure to discuss our answers in class, see if your child remembers what they mean.

Take a look in your cupboards and see if you have any fair trade products. We discussed how the farmers benefit from fair trade. If you have any labels or packets showing the symbol then please send them into school to show.

Please continue to complete the sheets sent home in the sound folders each week. The children are blending well but some are getting stuck on words with four or more sounds such as spots, crisps, went, stuck. Give your child some words and work through them together, this will help them become more confident with longer words.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Dos Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz week beginning 11/3/13

This week we have been working on Literacy in our own classes instead of in our own RWinc groups. We have been focusing on myths but also looking at how to improve sentences by adding in adjectives, adverbs and more powerful verbs. We have looked at improving punctuation and adding in subordinate clauses. When you read your reading book take a sentence and discuss how to improve it. Make a list of adjectives, adverbs and verbs that could be used. (This could be done orally or written down). How exciting can you make the sentence?
 
In maths we have been learning our fact families for 4+9, 3 + 8, 4 + 7, 4 + 8, 3 + 9. The children need to be able to answer these sums and their related fact families without hesitation. Practise these occasionally throughout the day. We have also started dividing by 3. We have been sharing 6,9,12,15 etc objects between 3 people. On the maths site topmarks there is a game called Hit the button which will help your child to practise division as well as other mental maths skills. http://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=2453
 
We have celebrated fairtrade fortnight this week with a couple of assemblies based on fairtrade and in our class the children have taken part in a debate. We discussed the reasons for and against buying fairtrade and I'm glad to say that the end result was for fairtrade. Make an inventory of any fairtrade products you have at home. If you go into town make a list of any shops selling fairtrade and the products they have. Bring your list into school and we can make a fairtrade directory of local shops.
 
If you are in the choir, taking part in the concert on Friday night, there is a letter coming home with the final details. Wishing you all a relaxing weekend and see you on Monday!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green

Week beginning 11/3/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: The features of myths, reading myths, creating an e-mail as a character from a myth and planning a report on volcanoes.

Numeracy: Making 3D models, solving real life problems and telling the time to the nearest minute.

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

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

heart, earth, weary, fearsome, hearth, beard, dearest, smear, search and yearn

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.

 

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.

 

Please practice column addition, subtraction and multiplication as well as multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 8.3.13

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing directions.

Numeracy- Couting in 10's, 2's and 3's. Money. Giving change from a £1.

Knowledge and Understanding- Comparing similarities and differences in
plants and flowers.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Use directional language to to reach a destination. For eg.
turn right, left, backwards, forwards etc. Also if you have any myths
at home, please could you bring them in. We will be looking at myths
and legends for the next two weeks.

Numeracy- Perhaps at home you could do some money activities . For eg
Which coins do you need to make 16p, 21p 44p etc. How much change from
50p?

Knowledge and Understanding- Discuss the names of different plants.
Which are your favourites? Do they look similar of different? What are
the differences?

Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 8.3.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 8.3.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­- Using positional/directional language, such as left, right, next to, between, above and below, in front of, behind

Describing turns, such as whole turn, half turn and quarter turn

Number bonds to 10. e.g  4 + 6, 8 + 2

Literacy- Adding an extra page to Julia Donaldson's 'The Smartest Giant in Town.' We made up a new animal and problem and how George could have helped- the children's ideas and writing were amazing this week-I was so proud! We then designed a new illustration to go with the page.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Sorting instruments depending on how they are played, e.g. struck, plucked, shook etc

Describing our hair colour in Welsh

How to help your child at home:

Maths- Try and use positional language as much as possible. Maybe at dinner time, for example, the salt is next to the pepper or the spoon is above the plate; or the photo frame is in front of the lamp etc.

Maybe you could make a map/grid with different shapes/pictures in and write some descriptions for me, so if you drew shapes, you could write the circle is between the square and rectangle or the star is below the triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/location/eng/Introduction/ there are a few great activities here which consolidate what we have learnt and used this week.

Also look at http://www.maths-games.org/adding-games.html and there is a number bonds game on there which we played this week.

Knowledge and understanding-

We used Mae gwalt ..... (brown or golau or oren) da fi, Which is 'my hair is brown, blonde or orange ' basically! Have a go at using it at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosbarth KP/KS Week Ending: 8th March 2013

This week we have had a very busy week...
 
Well done to you all for your amazing costumes during World Book Day on Thursday. We had a wonderful day with lots of fun activities.
 
We have listened to some splendid presentations with a range of methods and resources being included. Another well done to you all you have worked so hard preparing them and should be very proud.
 
Science: We have been looking at the phases of the moon. You should bring home a copy of a diary for you to record the phase of the moon, if visible each night during March. What do you notice each evening? Why does this happen?
 
Literacy: During our Big Write on Friday we wrote our own version of 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson. We did this by changing the setting and the characters but using the same repetitive pattern. Can you choose a book by Julia Donaldson to write your own version of? Remember to use a range of VCOP to make it really powerful.
 
Numeracy: We have been continuing our 10 minute Big maths sessions each day, try to recall the facts at home to help you on Friday's for your BIg Maths Beat That Challenge!
These will include addition facts to 20 and multiplication facts.
 
 
Don't forget next week Choir children are going to Raglan for a rehearsal on Monday am and next Friday is Comic Relief
 
Thanks for all your support again this week....another busy week in Trellech!
 
 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 8.3.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 8.3.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. To use wow words and adjectives to write a simile and metaphor poem based on a Troll (The Troll by Julia Donaldson).
Numeracy: To use an Excel spreadsheet to work out formulas to find total cost of building theme park.
Art: Drawing, painting and evaluating pictures based on the Welsh Artist Alan Storrer.
                                                                                                   
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy:
Write 10 sentences at home. 5 to include metaphors and 5 to include similes.
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
Bacon crisps cost 40p a packet.
 Prawn Cocktail crisps cost  £1.30 a packet.
Gemma spends exactly £20. How many of each packet of crisps 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, 5 March 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr.Green

Week beginning 4/3/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: Main and subordinate clauses and the features of reports.

Numeracy: Making 3D models, solving real life problems and measuring objects and recording in cm and mm

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

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

This week's spellings are synonyms.

 diminish - lessen

sudden - abrupt  

thankfulness -gratitude

necessity - need

moist - damp

 

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 the last oral presentations 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.

 

Please practice column addition, subtraction and multiplication

Friday, 1 March 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w/e 1.3.13

This week we have been learning

RWInc - reading and writing green words using our sounds and being to write simple sentences.
Giraffes - ay may I play.
MMS - recognising numbers around us

Activities for St David's Day - well done to everyone today you were brilliant in the Eisteddfod and your Welsh cup cakes were fabulous.

Activities at home

RWInc - together with your child write some simple sentences using green words and the following red words -I, the, no, my. Help your child sound out the green words in the sentence and encourage them to write the sound with the correct letter formation. You could use the sentences from the sound folders or make up your own.

MMS - when out and about look around for numbers, on doors, on signs, etc. Ask your child to read the numbers, one digit at a time if they are not sure and then encourage them to read higher numbers. We are also counting to twenty and recording the numbers in class. We are also starting to counting tens, from 10 to 100. Have a go at this together at home.

K&U - we have begun to notice signs of Spring around school, if you can, go on a walk this weekend and see what signs you can spot, either draw them or write them and then bring your findings into school next week.




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Home Learning W/E 1.3.13. Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recitals, handwriting and poetry about Wales.

Numeracy- Adding 10 and 12 to 2 digit numbers. Ordering numbers up to 100.

Knowledge and Understanding- Florence Nightingale. Researching her
life and comparing uniforms past and present.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps your child could talk to you about Florence
Nightingale and what we have found out about nurses uniforms over the
years. What did the nurse who visited our class think of her uniform?

Numeracy- Use a number square if required to add 10 to 13, 24, 45, 60,
61, 47,87 etc. (move down the number line). Add 12 by moving down the
number line and then moving 2 places to the right. Place these numbers
in order.

Knowledge and Understanding- Have a look in your garden. Are there any
signs of plant life? Look at the differences and similarities between
leaves and petals.

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 1.3.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

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

Counting up and back in 10s (to 100) /5s (to 50)

Creating repeating patterns with shapes/colours/animals

Starting to look at number patterns/sequences

Literacy- An acrostic poem about Wales for Eisteddfod

Handwriting competition  

Knowledge and Understanding-

Describing an animal group, using criteria to sort animals

Looking at the significance of Saint David

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

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.

Make up some number sequences, these can start from 0 or from a different number, they can be counting up/back. The missing numbers can be at the end of the sequence, or to make it harder, the missing number can be within the sequence, for example:

Simple- 1,2,3,4,5,__, ___ or 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, __, __

Bit harder-0,2,4,6,__,__, 12 or 25, 30, 35, 40, ___, ___, 50 or 100, 90, __, 70, __,50 

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

Try making a repeating pattern with pictures/shapes-can you use more than two pictures?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dos. Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz w/e 1/3/13

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: welsh myths
Numeracy: ordering three digit numbers and decimal numbers
                 telling the time
Discovery: traffic/ environmental/ land usuage surveys at Cardiff Bay

Literacy: This week we have been listening to a variety of welsh myths in our new storytelling corner.
  1. Using the following website read some of the myths (some of which have been modernised) with your child.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/kids/myths/   Talk to them about the story and ask questions to check their understanding. When they answer encourage them to refer to specific points in the text.
  2. Using the internet can your child find a myth about the Welsh flag. (If they have trouble finding one try the following website: http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/userstory3938-the-welsh-flag.html

Numeracy: In Big Maths this week we have been ordering numbers and practising our times tables. Practise ordering three and four digit numbers. When you feel secure with this, have a go at ordering numbers with 2 or 3 decimal points. Continue to practise your tables.

During the weekend ask your child the time. Mrs Fawcett's maths group are focusing on o'clock, half past and quarter to and quarter past. Ask them to tell you the time in both analogue and digital. Mr Green's maths group should be practising telling the time to the nearest minute in both analogue and digital. Can your child tell you how many minutes or hours and minutes until a certain time? For example how many minutes until we have to leave to go to football? How long until dinner/ bed time?

Discovery: We a very chilly Tuesday at Cardiff Bay. While we were there we took part in traffic surverys and land usuage surverys? If you go into town or into the village this weekend, find a safe place near the road and spend 5 minutes recording the types of traffic that pass through the town/ village. (categories: cars/ pedestrians/ vans and lorries/ other) Bring your results into school and next week we can compare your results with those we took at the bay.

Next week we will be hearing all the childrens presentations. Carry on preparing and remember to practise to a family member or friend and to prepare some questions to ask your audience.