Sunday, 28 April 2013

Home Learniign Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 26.4.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Place value of digits in 2 and 3 digit numbers

Ordering numbers to 20 and 100

Telling the time on an analogue and digital clock- o 'clock and half past

Re calling double 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10

Literacy- Big Write- a recount about a trip to the seaside

My RWI group looked at the use of bullet points this week in creating a list. Have a look when reading books/magazines/newspapers or on the TV for where bullet points are used- discuss how they are helpful/useful.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Electricity- the dangers and how to keep safe-designing a poster

Designing our own island- planning an island which has specific criteria, e.g. a holy building, somewhere to play sport, a school, some natural features etc.

Reflecting on things/people that are important to us

How to help your child at home:

Maths- The children have amazed me this week with their understanding of place value of digits in 2 and 3 digit numbers. Have a go at partitioning some numbers into their ten and units, so for example, 47=40 +7, 32= 30 + 2. Some can have a go at 3 and 4 digit numbers, so 258=200+50+8. Try it the other way around, so if you give your child 50 +9, can they write 59, or give them 100+70+3, can they write 173 etc.

There are some nice games at http://www.ictgames.com/placeValue (shark  numbers is good one)

Use clocks at home to practise telling the time on analogue and digital clocks. Most children have mastered o'clock on both types of clocks so try half past in particular.

Knowledge and understanding-

Discuss electrical safety and what they can remember from our work this week about how to keep safe and some of the dos/don't.

Next week we will be learning about our hobbies in Welsh and the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

 

 

 

 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 26.4.13

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- 2, 3, 3, 4 and 5x tables. Ordereing numbers up to 100.
Finding 1/2's and 1/4's in numbers.

Literacy- Writing a story using interesting sentence openers.

Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying things around our homes and
environment that use electricity, a battery or can use both.

How to help your chold at home-
Numeracy. keep up the x tables (So important). Make a list of half
numbers above 20. For eg 1/2 0f 40 is 20. etc Repeat with 1/4 numbers.
(Quite tricky). Knowledge of the tables will help them with this.

Literacy- Next week we will be writing about a holiday we have been
on. So perhaps you could discuss with your child where you went. How
you got there. Where did you stay? What food did you eat? Did you use
several methods of transport to get there? What did you do there etc.

Knowledge and Understanding- Perhaps you could find some things at
home that are powered by a battery.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

RWInc Sounds

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 226.4.13

 

Mrs Cotton: tion - spelling words with this d( celebration)

 

Mrs Evans:

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles:   spelling words with this sound ( may,play)

Mrs Morgan: recap ay,ee,ig

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: or,oor,ore

Mrs Garbett: a.e.i.o.u

Word of the Week: treacherous

Dos Mrs Schartz/ Mrs Peacock week beginning 22/4/13

This week have been learning about:
 
Mathematics: Subtracting two digit numbers
Topic: looking at the differences between Athens and Sparta in Ancient Greece
Seal: thinking about when we feel guilty
 
You can help at home by:
 
Maths: talk about the different ways you can subtract numbers. In big maths, we looked at subtracting a two digit number from another two digit number using a number line. For example, 45- 18. We counted from eighteen to twenty (the nearest multiple of 10), then twenty to forty-five and then added the two results together. Practsiing this method should help the children to, eventually, subtract these numbers in their heads. On paper, help your child to practise this method of subtraction. Keep practising those times tables.
Topic: The children are really enjoying our topic work on Ancient Greece. THis week we looked at the differences bewteen Athens and Sparta. At home, help your child to find these two cities on a modern map. What can they find out about modern Athens and modern Sparta?
Social and emotional learning: Talk to your child about when they might have felt guilty. What happened? What did they do to make it better? What could they do differently next time? Could they avoid the stituation another time? Discuss whn other people might feel guilty. Are there different degrees of guilt?
 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 22/4/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: A book study of 'Varjak Paw' – make comparisons between locations, recognise strategies for building tension. To punctuate with commas appropriately.

Numeracy: Dividing amounts of money, recognise fractions of a whole and solve number problems.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Group 1 - proceed, process, propel, produce, progress, progression, protest, programme, provide and provisions.

 Group 2 – produce, provide, project, protect, profit, prompt, propel and propeller

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x4, x5 and x6 for a tables test next week.

Practice division of amounts

Friday, 19 April 2013

Dosbarth Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 19.4.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Solving word problems

Place value of digits in 2 and 3 digit numbers

Literacy- Big Write- a seaside poem using our senses

Knowledge and Understanding-

Electricity- battery and mains appliances-what do we plug in and what run on batteries? Which can use both?

Using a map of the Isle of Struay to identify places of interest and then label them on a map of our own using a key

Looking at photographs of places of interest from the Isle of Struay and painting them

Sorting natural and man-made features from the Isle of Struay

 

How to help your child at home:

Maths- We did lots of work this week on solving word problems and looking at the maths stories behind word problems. Make some little ones up just to consolidate this, the sort of thing we did was: easier level- If Ben had 4 toy cars and Alfie had 5 toy cars, how many would they have altogether? Try some with subtraction too. Harder level- If I had a sweet that was 5cm long and I put 3 of them end to end, what would be the total length? Or if a film started at 5 o 'clock and lasted for 2 hours, what time would it finish? Try some with money, time, numbers etc. We used lots of vocabulary such as how much more/less than, total, altogether, the difference between...

With two digit numbers, get your child to tell you how many tens/units are in it, so, 24=2 tens and 4 units. Some children still need to practise numbers 1-20, others have moved on to 3 and even 4 digit numbers. Sometimes drawing a tower of blocks of 10 for each 'ten' and then single blocks for the units helps some children. Bring some in, I'd love to see them as we will be doing more of this next week.

Knowledge and understanding-

Have a look at what things around the home use batteries, have a look at some batteries, and talk about the different shapes, sizes etc.  Are there some things at home that run on batteries that can also be plugged into a socket?

We started to look at the Isle of Struay (fictional island based on the Isle of Coll) and we began to look at a map to see where it was. We looked at a lot of photos and began talking about things that were found naturally, such as rivers, mountains, beaches (often), and some things that were man-made such as roads, bridges, lighthouses, schools etc. Talk about the difference and if you are out and about this weekend can you spot some features that are both natural and man-made.

Have a look at a map of the UK, can you find where we live and where the Isle of Coll is?

Next week we will be looking a bit more about how you might get to the Island and what people do for jobs on the island and comparing it to where we live.

If you any of you have any shells or other seaside bits and pieces, we would love to 'borrow' them for a few weeks for our seaside table. Many Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 19.4.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 19.4.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. Writing a witches spell to include wow words, alliteration, ; and :.
 
Numeracy: writing percentages as fractions.
 
DT: Researching and designing mythical beasts.  
                                                                                                   
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy: Your child could write their own witches poem at home based on the below poem.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a slimy snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog.
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 : convert the following percentages into fractions.
20%    25%    50%    22%    35%
To do this you need to put the percentage over 100 (20/100) then cancel down by finding a number that will go into the top and bottom number exactly (20 goes into 20 once and into 100, 5 times so the answer is 1/5)..
 
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 Mrs Miles. Home Learning W/E 19.4.13

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Seaside poems. Words associated with the seaside. Discussing
our favourite books, giving lots of reasons.

Numeracy- Counting in 5's around the clock. Reciting 2x tables.
Digital time. Paying for milk at 11p.

Knowledge and Understanding- Reciting the months of the year. Being
aware of the holidays that we have in the year. Understanding when it
is our birthday, including the year.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Write a seaside poem (I'm sure you will be amazed at their
vocabulary). When reading with your child, ask some higher order
questions. For eg. If you were the Author, how would you change the
ending? Could you think of an alternative title. If you could ask the
Author a question, What would it be?

Numeracy- Using a clock, please could you support your child to read
the time for- o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Do the
same for digital time. Encourage your child to write down the didital
time. (the quarter to is tricky). Practise 2,3 4 and 5 times tables.
Can you find different ways of making 11p? Record your answers with
coins.

Knowledge and Understanding- Practise saying your date of birth and
writing it down. Thinking about the activities we do on holiday. Did
you go on holiday last summer or did you have a few special days? Are
you going on holiday this year?

If you have a holiday picture with your child on, please could we use
it for our holiday display? Also if you have any information or
artefacts about seasides in the past, please could your child bring
them in? (or any old photos?).

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W.E. 19.04.13

This week we have been learning
 
RWInc - Giraffes  ow blow the snow
              Tigers  ee what can you see
              Zebras reinforcing Speed sounds 1 especially two letter one sound e.g. th, sh, nk
              Bears   reinforcing Speed sounds 1
All groups have also been working on spelling green words on their fred fingers and in the RWInc books.
 
MMS - using pennies to by money from the shop
 
K&U - Floating and sinking activities
 
 
Ideas to support learning at home
 
RWInc
Continue to use the sheets sent home in the sound folders to reinforce sounds each day with your child.  Also ensourgae your child to write words containing their new sound independently.  You could try putting some of the words into simple sentences, asking your child to have a go at spelling any green words.  for example, This chip is hot.  We are also trying to remember to use finger spaces and finish our sentence with a full stop.
 
MMS
Create a shop at home and label items from amounts up to 10p.  Ask your child to use real pennies to buy items from the shop, counting out the correct number of pennies.  See if they can buy more than one item, for this they could either count out the number of pennies for both items and then count all the pennies together or they could try counting on from the highest amount, we tried this in class.  We have also look at naming the different coins we have and some children found this quite challenging.  Take one of each coin and ask your chil to name the coin, see how well they do.  Try and reinforce this at home and when you are out shopping.
 
K&U
The children have been selecting items from around the classroom and predicting if they think the object will sink or float before trying it out.  At home give your child a selection of items you are happy to get wet.  Fill a bowl or sink full of water and see if your children can predict if they will float or sink.  Then have fun finding out if they were correct.
 
We have started our topic on the seaside and if you have any items, pictures or books relating to the topic then please send them in with your child.  If you are planning a trip to the seaside the we would really like some shells for our display. 

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 19.4.13

 

Mrs Fawci ai, a-e,y

Miss Foster:oy.oi

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles: reading and spelling of words with sounds ure, tion.

Mrs Morgan: ir

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: a-e,u-e,o-e,,ar,or

Mrs Garbett: oy,oi,set 3

 

Word of the Week- calamity

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Dosbarth KP/KS Week Ending 19.4.13


This week we have been learning to...

Mathematics: Solve real life problems involving money

Science: make our own push-pull o'meter to measure force

Art: to research art form in Ancient Greece

You may like to help at home by.....

Mathematics: allow your child to use money in the shop to pay for small items. If they have 50p to spend on 'tuck' what can they buy? how much money do they have left? how many lollies can they buy for 45p? Which coins can they use to pay? If they buy 3 packets of crisps for 26p, how much do they spend? etc..

A fun game your child may like to play involving money is....

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Science: We made our own push-pull o'meter to measure forces in newtons. Research 'forces' and 'friction' to produce a simple factsheet. We will be using our push/ pull o'meters to investigate forces next week. Can you make suitable predictions at home about items that use a force? (Springs and elastic bands). Does the spring or elastic band exert a greater force if it is stretched more?

Art: research a particular style of Greek Art. Identify different types and present one of your findings to the class. Consider your audience and information you would like them to know. Include why you chose the art piece you have.


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 15/4/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: A book study of 'Varjak Paw' – to write effective questions to hot seat a character, to ask and answer questions, punctuation of text and creating a report.

Numeracy: Adding and subtracting amounts of money, recognise fractions of a whole and solve number problems

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Group 1-  receive, ceiling, receipt, fierce, shriek, deceit, patient, obedient, review

conceit

Group 2 – lie, friend, quiet, view, fiery, belief, thief, shriek

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x3, x4 and x5 for a tables test next week.

Complete the number sequences

23, 27, 31,_, _, _

48, 43, 38, _, _

Round to the nearest 10    -      34

Make the largest odd number from          3     6     5

Sunday, 14 April 2013

dosbarth KS/KP week ending 12/4/13

This week we have been learning about:

Discovery:An introduction to our new topic, Ancient Greece 
Numeracy: Adding two digit numbers by partitioning them

You can help at home by:
Discovery: we have been talking about what we know already and we want to find out over the next few weeks. The children were very excited about the topic and are particularly looking forward to hearing some of the myths. We also looked for Greece on the world map and looked at pictures of the Greek countryside and discussed how the terrain might have affected the Ancient Greeks. Using books and the internet can you find out some of the main events that took place in Ancient Greece. We will then use this information next week to plot timelines.
Numeracy: We looked at a different strategy for adding two and three digit numbers this week. (The idea is that eventually this strategy will help the children to be able to add these numbers in their head). We partitioned each number into tens and units (and hundreds where appropriate) and then added the units, followed by the tens (and the hundreds when we added three digit numbers). The children should be able to show you how we set these sums out. Ask your child to add  two digit numebrs together and show you how we set it out. Try a few sums such as 50 + 23, 40 + 35 etc and then 35 + 32, 74 + 34 etc. Try not to give them two digit numbers where the units will add up to over 9. If they seem to be answering these confdently start including three digit numbers. (Again, make sure the units and the tens do not add up to over 9)

Next week we will take part in a techniquest workshop and the year fours will continue their football training with Andy Beattie.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e12.4.13

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 12.4.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­- Estimating and measuring weight and capacity

Re cap of number bonds to 10

Solving word problems

Literacy- Writing about an 'under the sea' adventure

Knowledge and Understanding-

Electricity- what it is and its uses

Starting to look at the Katie Morag stories and the Isle of Struay-we talked about human and physical features

 How to help your child at home:

Maths- Have a look at food/drink items at home and see how heavy they are and how much liquid they hold. We talked a little about grams and millilitres this week. Could you make some predictions/estimates of their weight/capacity. We carried out lots of practical work this week using the scales/balance and cups/containers of water. Perhaps if you are cooking you could see how many cups it takes to fill a saucepan or make an estimate of how many egg cups it take to fill a large container etc.

We also looked at some word problems this week, so that the children can find the maths amongst the words. This was quite tricky for some. We did some such as if there were 20 children in a class and 8 were boys, how many were girls? Or if I had 10 sweets and I ate 3, how many were left? Make some up and see how they get on.

Knowledge and understanding-

We discussed what we know already about electricity and what appliances use electricity. We also looked at what appliances used electricity to give out light, sound, or are used to heat/cool something. Have a look at home and see what appliances you have that fit into these categories. E.g. a fridge uses electricity to keep things cool, or a lamp uses electricity to give out light.

Perhaps you could carry out a survey as to which room has the most appliances or which room has the most sockets. We had fun looking at all the appliances we have in school this week.

We started to look at the Isle of Struay (fictional island based on the Isle of Coll) and we began to look at a map to see where it was. We looked at a lot of photos and began talking about things that were found naturally, such as rivers, mountains, beaches(often), and some things that were man-made such as roads, bridges, lighthouses, schools etc. Talk about the difference and if you are out and about this weekend can you spot some features that are both natural and man-made.

 

 

 

 

 

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 12.4.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 12.4.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. To debate whether corporal punishment should be used in school.
 
Numeracy: Fractions- to find a common denominator. To find multiples of 3, 4 and 5.
 
DT: Researching and designing mythical beasts.  
                                                                                                   
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy: Ask your child to debate 'Should TV adverts for junk food be banned?'
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 : To find a common denominator for the following fractions:  
3                  16                    3                      7
5                   20                   4                      10
 
To do this you need to find a number that all the denominators will go into i.e.20. Once you have found that number you need to multiply the numerator ( top number) by the number of times it goes into the Denominator ( bottom number). So 5  needs to be multiplied 4 times to go into 20, so 3 ( top number) x 4 = 12. First answer is 12   .      Can you find the other answers?
                                                                                                                                  20
 
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

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Home Learning W/E 12.4.13. Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy-Counting in 5's. 5x tables. Ordering numbers from smallest to largest. Money problems.
 
Literacy- Days of the week. Months of the year. Using speech and question marks correctly. Using alternative words for said
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Discussing and recording the holidays we have in a year.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy- Counting in 5's around the clock. Order nos- 44  2  10  36   57   84   14  Etc. Money problems- Anna buys 5 apples at 20p each. She has a £2 coin. How much change? What are the 2 sums? Repeat with other problems. (5px20p=100p
 200p-100p=100p
 
Literacy- Spelling the days of the week and months of the year. Being able to record their date of birth. For eg-September 10th 1990 and 10.9.90. Able to tell you which is the 4th month 6th, 11th? etc. Write a sentence using speech marks. Write a sentence using a question mark.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Encourage your child to think about when they had their last holiday (Easter- which is in March or April). When are the Summer holidays? Did you go away or stay at home? When are the Christmas holidays?

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

RWInc sounds

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 12.4.13

 

Mrs Cotton: recap simple sounds 1

 

Mrs Evans:

Miss Foster:

Mrs Llewellyn: i,igh,i-e,ie

Mrs Miles: ire,ear

Mrs Morgan:

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: i-e,o-e,a-e,u-e

Mrs Garbett:

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning 8/4/13

This week we have been looking at:

Literacy: A book study of 'Varjak Paw' - understanding and recognising literal and figurative language and using commas for clauses.

Numeracy: Recognising the value of digits, adding and subtracting amounts of money, measuring the mass of objects.

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

Literacy – Please learn the following words for next week:

Group 1- Banana, camera, umbrella, koala, tarantula, balaclava, bacteria, sauna, pizza, siesta

Group 2 - area, gala, pizza, puma, siesta, fiesta, sofa, parka, samba and pasta

Please write out sentences to include the words above.

Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words.

As always, continue to listen to and read to your child, asking them questions on what has been read.

Numeracy – Please continue to practise all times tables at home as these are an integral part of your child's learning.  Please concentrate on x2, x3 and x4 for a tables test next week.

Add and subtract amounts of money