Friday, 24 May 2013

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 24.5.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 24.5.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. Writing a story based on 'The Papaya that Spoke', writing a newspaper report based on the black panther at Trellech.
 
Numeracy: To solve problems using trial and error.
 
Welsh: To practise the past tense and learn an autobiography.           
 
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy: Write a newspaper report based on an alien invasion at Trellech.
 
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.
 
Welsh: To learn my autobiography off by heart.
 
Numeracy: Use the below website to manage money.
 
 
Continue to use below links to practise times tables.
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 Peacock/ Mrs Schartz week commencing 20th May

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: to use our knowledge of alphabetical order to extract information
              learn simple stories using actions and perform them
Discovery: Greek Gods

You can help at home by:
 Literacy: Whilst most children could recite the alpahbet, initially they found it difficult to say whether a certain letter came at the beginning, middle or end of the alpahabet. I also asked them what letter came before and after a certain letter. Practise this and then have a go at ordering words. Practise ordering words using the first, second, third and fourth letters. Ask your child to use the index at the back of a book to find information or sort their story books by ordering the authors surnames alphabetically.

              We have also been learning to perform a story with the help of actions. Perfomr it to your parents and friends. Choose a simple story (perhaps from a picture book) and add actions. Can you use some of the same actions as we did? For example 'once upon a time' , 'luckily', 'so' ,'but'. We will make some time during the first week to hear some of these performances.

Discovery: Over the first half term we have been focusing on learning about ancient Greece. We have howvere heard alot of stories from Greek mythology. Choose your favourite Greek God and make a fact file about them. This could include a picture of them, facts about them and a summary of a story they appeared in. The fact file can be handwritten or word processed.

Continue practising your times tables!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 24.5.13

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Writing character descriptions, using speech marks and changing a familiar story.
 
Numeracy- Division and division with remainders. Right angles.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Planning a fair test in Science to predict which vehicle will travel the furthest.
 
How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Using speech marks correctly. Perhaps your child can write a dialoge between two people or animals. Use alternative words for said.
 
Numeracy- 11 divided by 10 =1r1  23 divided by 4=5r3 etc. The children found this quite tricky.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Perhaps over the holidays you could do some research on the sculpture Alberto Giacometti.
 
Enjoy the half term and Thank you for your support.
                   

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Dosbath Reception Home Learning W.E. 17.5.13

This week we have been learning
Literacy - reselling familiar stories in a simple way
Numeracy - number bonds to 10
Science - what uses electricity

Activities you could try at home
Literacy - read a traditional story your child really enjoys. Ask your child to retell the story to you using the main events. Together choose 4 main events in the story and then draw a picture of each of the events in the correct order they occur in the story. Bring your stories in to show the class on Monday.
Numeracy - write down 2 sets of number cards from 0 to 9, 11 cards reading the number 10, + and =. This can be on cut up pieces of paper. Together work out which two numbers make 10 when added together. Use the cards to make the sums and then put them in the correct order from 0 + 10 = 10 to 10 + 0 = 10. Show your child the pattern and reinforce that numbers adding to 10 can be written either way round. Work through this activity a number of times and then encourage your child to try and remember the number bonds without using the cards either by counting onto ten or using their fingers to count.
Science - take a look around your home and draw or make a list of items which need electricity to work. For example ask your child does it need to be plugged in to give the item the power to work? How many things can you find around your home? Bring your drawings or lists into school next week.


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Friday, 17 May 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning w/e 17.5.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Counting on and back in fives to 50

Continuing sequences of numbers

Beginning vertical addition

Literacy-The book of the 'The Little Red Hen,' we learnt to re-tell the story using actions and wrote a letter of apology from one of the characters to the hen.

Next week we will be using the language patterns from this story to write a new story, so perhaps have a chat about what characters they may want in their story and what problem/jobs they had to do. Maybe a dog that wanted to bake a cake and no one would help buy the ingredients, make the cake, bake the cake, cut the cake etc. 

Knowledge and Understanding-

Making a large collage map of the Isle of Coll, using natural materials and craft materials to represent the buildings/features on the island.

Comparing our locality here in Trellech with the Isle of Coll, looking at similarities and differences in the types of buildings and transport used.

Making an electrical circuit with wires, bulbs, motors and batteries.

Discussing the feeling of 'jealousy' and how this is different from feeling 'proud' of someone.

How to help your child at home:

Maths- Practise orally counting up in fives and back to 50. Write out some sequences with missing numbers, and ask your child to fill in the gaps. For example, 5, 10 __, 20, 25, __ or 50, 45, 40, __, __, 25. Some children may need a number square to use to help (if you have one at home?!)

Perhaps write out the multiples of 5 from 5 to 50 on bits of paper and ask your child to order them, then take one away and can they spot which number is missing.

Some groups have started to link this to learning the five times table- say these together- see if they can get to 5x5 by themselves. Not all children will at this stage,

Try some number sequences with different steps in- e.g. up or back in tens or twos. So 10, 20, 30, ?, ?, 60 etc.

Have a look at : http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games if the link doesn't work, then in the menu on the left hand side once you get to that page there is a tab for 'times tables games' - there are some nice games on there to play. Alternatively type 'five times table games ks1' into Google and it's the first option of that page 'Times Tables Games.' The one called 'Hit the button' we enjoyed!  

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Home Learning. W/E 17.5.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Using speech marks. Using actions to retell a story.
 
Numeracy- Place value. Doubles.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Comparing seasides now and in the past.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- When reading at home with your child, encourage them to identify the speech marks. Notice that the speech marks come after all other types of punctuation. Write some sentences that include speech marks. Also speech and question marks,
 
Numeracy- Find doubles of numbers-  16, 23 , 49, 45, 34 etc.
 
1275- how many thousands, hundreds, tens and units? Repeat with other numbers.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Discuss with your child the holidays you had as a child. If they have granparents, could they talk about their experiences. Have you been to any unusual places? How did you get there.

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 17.5.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 17.5.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. Boxing up story about 'The Papaya that Spoke' to include wow words, alliteration, ; and :.
 
Numeracy: To solve problems involving ratio.
 
Welsh: To practise the past tense and write an autobiography.           
 
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy: 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.
 
Welsh: To learn my autobiography off by heart.
 
 
Numeracy:
 
Continue to use below links to practise times tables.
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
 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Schartz/ Mrs Peacock week beginning 7/5/13

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: two step money problems
Literacy: reading and comprehension

You can help at home by:

Maths: We have been working on money problems this week. See if you can answer the problems below:

1. Mary buys 2 pencils. She pays with a £1 coin. Pencils cost 20p each. How much change does she get?
2. I had 87p. I bought a cake for 22p and a chocolate bar for 9p. How much do I have left?
3. A banana costs 12p. How much would 7 bananas cost?
4. Joe had £2. He bought 6 pens which cost 20p each. How much change does he have?
5. Kate went to the market and bought 6 apples. Each apple cost 30p. She paid with a £2 coin. Did she have enough money left to buy a banana which cost 25p?
6. Paul bought a book for £1.65, a paper for 63p and a bar of chocolate for 50p. He paid with a five pound note. How much change was he given?
7. Make up your own money problem and bring it into school to challenge your friends.

Literacy: Using your home reader, write a book review. Start by telling us the name of the book and who the author is. If you can find out a little information about the author then add it in here. Next, write a short summary of the story ( or if haven't finished the book summarise what has happened so far). Make sure you include all the main characters and events. Finally tell us what you like and what you don't like about the book. Would you recommend it to a friend? Why?

We start swimming on Monday. We try to leave as early as possible as their lesson starts at 9.30. The doors will be open for our class at 8.50am. Could all children bring swimming goggles and long hair needs to be tied back.


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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

RWInc Sounds of the Week

RWInc Sounds of the Week

Week Ending: 10.5.13

 

 

Mrs Evans: air,oy

Miss Foster:

Mrs Llewellyn:

Mrs Miles: practise spellings with 'tous' ( adventurous )

Mrs Morgan: air

Miss Underwood:

Mrs Davies: air

Mrs Garbett: letter names

Word of the Week: exasperate

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster w/e 3.513

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Telling the time on an analogue and digital clock- o 'clock and half past-also drawing hands on a clock to show a certain time

Counting on in tens from any 1 or 2 digit number

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

Literacy-Big Write- an acrostic poem about ice cream- here we talked about alliteration, where an initial sound is repeated, so creamy, colourful cool ice cream

Knowledge and Understanding-

Designing ice creams and lollipops- giving them exciting names ready for sale in our 'seas-side shop'

Using the phrase 'Dwi'n mwynhau... (I enjoy...) pronounced 'Dween moonhigh. We used a number of hobiies then such as playing the computer, swimming, horse riding, listening to music, gymnastics etc.

Creating sequences in gymnastics which involve still/travelling shapes/actions

Beginning to find out about the Jewish festival of Shavuot-which means 'weeks' that is celebrated this time of year after the Passover

How to help your child at home:

Maths- Practise adding on ten to any 1 digit number, try writing out some number sequences, so start with perhaps, 5, then 15, 25, 35 etc. Try counting back too, so try 96, 86, 76 etc.

Keep practising telling the time on a variety of clocks, we used o'clock and most of us did half past. Some children have moved on to quarter past.

 

 

 

 

Friday, 3 May 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 3.5.13 Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy. Counting in 2's, starting with odd numbers. Analogue times. Money problems. Identifying 1/2's and 1/4's in shapes.
 
Literacy- A day in the life of a sea creature. (Diary entry).
 
How to help your child at home
 
Numeracy. Continue with time, the children are getting much better at this. Money problems eg- You have 20p to buy a banana that costs 50p. How much more money do you need? You have 21p to buy some chocolate that costs 90p. How much more money do you need? If you buy 4 packs of crayons with 12 in each pack. How many crayons are you buying? If each pack costs 40p, how much money do you need?
 
Literacy- Next week we will be creating a poster to advertise our school Aquarium. How will you persuade visitors to come? Can you create some alliteration sentences to entice our visitors. Bring them in to school so we can display them.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Dosbarth KP/ KS Week Ending: 3rd May 2013

This week we have been learning to:
 
Art: We have been selecting our focus of study of art from Ancient Greece. We have chosen to develop our work on either Ancient Greek Sculptures or Mosaics.
 
Welsh: We have been using our Welsh to help us to describe somewhere we have been, what we did there, what we liked and what the weather was like (using the past tense)
 
Science: we have been using our force meters to predict which items will measure the greatest force.
 
You may like to help at home by:
 
Art: Discussing with your child the medium they have selected to study. You may like to help them by researching that style from the time of Ancient Greece. Focussing on the designs/ images created, materials used and methods used to create the piece.
 
Welsh: to develop our dialogue further in discussing somewhere we have visited/ been on holiday. We will be adding items of clothing to our suitcase. Your child may wish to bring one or two items suitable to take on holiday for our lesson on Wednesday. We will need to use the correct phrases to place them in our suitcase and find the correct word for our items.
 
Science: In addition to our work on forces, next week we are going to try to develop in groups an Invention. This is a competition run by CBBC Newsround called Absolute Genius. 'The Mission is to create an invention that solves a practical problem at home, at school, or in your neighbour hood'. Each day in our groups we wiil develop the aspects we need to submit as part of our invention.  Four entries can be submitted per school so we will need to pitch each entry to decide which entries are put forward. Your child may like to begin thinking of some ideas that could be developed as a suitable invention over the weekend in readiness for Tuesday, when inventions commence!
 
Many thanks in advance...