Friday, 28 June 2013

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Cotton W.E. 28.06.13

This week in class we have been
 
MMS - Learning what time we do different activities during the day
Literacy - packing a suitcase to take on a trip to the seaside
Creative - learning about the artist Clarice Cliff
 
Activities to help your child at home
 
Together you could make a timetable of the different activities you do throughout the day.  This could cover just one day or afew days throughout the week.  Have a look at the chart and see which activities you do at the same time each day, maybe you always get up at 7am or always go to bed at 7pm.  Once you have completed your timetables them please bring them in to show the class.
 
Discuss the things you might need to pack for a holiday to somewhere hot and then discuss what you maight pack for somewhere cold.  What things would be the same and what would be different.  Choose a destination together, maybe somewhere you have already been and draw and label items you would need to pack in your suitcase.
 
We have been looking at the designs created by the artist Clarice Cliff.  Using books or the internet see if you can find out 3 facts about the artist and then bring them into school to share with the class.
 
Just a reminder to bring Forest School clothes on Monday and that the trip to Barry Island is on Tuesday and everyone needs to bring in a packed lunch. 

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 28.6.13. Home Learning

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- Double numbers  and half numbers.
 
Literacy- Instructions.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Researching historical facts on local historical landmarks.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Recognising that 23 is 20 + 3. So double 20 is 40 and double 3 is 6. So the answer is 46. Some children can work it out straight away without having to partition the number. 150- the 1 represents 100, the 5, 50 and  zero units. So double 100 is 200, double 50 is 100. So 200 +100 is 300.
 
Literacy- Use headings, bullet points and bossy verbs to explain how to play your favourite game.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Find 5 interesting facts about the Tump.
 
Hope you enjoyed the Samba Drumming this afternoon. The children were amazing.
Thank you for coming.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 28.6.13

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Measuring length using non-standard and standard units.

Symmetry.

Literacy-

Big Write- writing a story about characters who live in a rock pool.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Using welsh language to say what food we like/dislike.

Planning an investigation into what are the best conditions to dry a dish cloth- lying flat, in a heap or hung on a washing line. The focus here was planning the steps to find out a scientific question, what needs to be kept the same and what will change to keep it fair.

Circle Time- discussing ways in which we have changed since we were younger and things that we have control of changing. Contrasting this with things we can't change, e.g. our date of births, skin colour.

Tennis skills.

How to help your child at home:

Maths- If you have a tape measure or ruler at home try measuring some objects. Draw around your hand and your family members hands and measure their hand spans.

Look for examples of symmetry around your homes/gardens. Draw some examples of shapes/patterns that have a line of symmetry.

Knowledge and Understanding         

Use dwi'n hoffi and dwi'n ddim yn hoffi when discussing food. Use some of the welsh names for items we looked at.

Discuss some changes in the seaside that they can remember- talk about clothes, bathing machines and how people travelled to the seaside. Perhaps you could carry out some research-

Have a look at-  www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/leisure           

Just a reminder that we visit Barry Island on Tuesday.

 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home learning W/E 21.6.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Using different research methods to find out about the Harold Stones.
 
Numeracy- Measuring accurately using ml.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at different versions of world wide maps. Identifying on a world map where our Muslim visitors came from. Participating in various Eid activities.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Help your child to research The Virtuous Well. We will be visiting next week.
 
Numeracy- Next week we will be using mm, cm and m to measure items around the school. Encourage your child to think about when you need specific measurements. What units would you measure a carpet? What units would you measure the length of trousers? etc

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 21.6.13

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Dividing by sharing

Adding/taking away 10 and 11 from 2digit numbers

Literacy-

Writing a recount about our trip to the forest on Tuesday and describing the items we collected

Knowledge and Understanding-

Looking at seaside buildings, such as a pier, lighthouse, beach hut, bandstand and hotels

Starting to observe how the seaside has changed in the last 150 years. We have started to look at clothes, bathing machines and how people travelled to the seaside.

Using pastels to create a seaside picture

Tennis skills

How to help your child at home:

Maths-

Choose a 1 or 2 digit number and practise counting on in steps of 10, so start at 4, 14, 24, etc. We looked at how the tens column changes and the units column stays the same. We then looked at adding 11 to a number is really, adding on 10 and then 1 more. So using the 100 square, we went down a row to add on the ten and then across one square to add on the 1. Some children could do this mentally, others would need the 100 square to assist them.

Try the same with taking away, although we count back by going up a row on the 100 square and back one square to take off the 1.

There are some nice games at http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/interactive

or an interactive 100 square which is useful to look at- www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100 (Copy and paste this into your internet address bar rather than clicking on link, seems to work better!)

Knowledge and Understanding

Discuss some changes in the seaside that they can remember- talk about clothes, bathing machines and how people travelled to the seaside. Perhaps you could carry out some research-

Have a look at-  www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/leisure

Just a reminder that we visit forest school on Tuesday.  

 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Home Learning. 14.6.13 Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Writing a recipe for a seaside cocktail.
 
Numeracy- Giving change. Identifying the correct money required for a specific object.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying various forces, not just pushes and pulls.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- This term we are concertrating on instructional texts. If you have any at home can you get your child to look how the writing is organised. Does it have headings? How will these instructions help you? Does the instructions use bullet points or numbers.
 
Numeracy- Looking at the different coins you need to make 50p. How many different ways can you make 50p? Do you have anything at home that is measured in ml or litres?  What would you measure in milliletres?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Find out what friction is? How does it affect how things move? Can you set up an experiment to demonstrate friction?

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 14.6.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Re capping 2D shape names and their properties

Starting to look at dividing by sharing objects

Literacy-

A forest poem using 'personification'

Knowledge and Understanding-

Writing a postcard to Katie Morag to tell her some information about where we live and our school

Looking at 'food groups' and what sorts of food are in each group. We discussed which ones we should eat a lot of and which ones we should not.

How to help your child at home:

Maths- Try looking for 2D shape items around the house, we found lots of shapes around our school. What shape do you find most of? Can you describe some properties of common 2D shapes, we used words such as straight or curved edges, the number of edges and number of corners.

Try dividing some objects into groups as a way of starting to understand division. Most of us just did it practically this week, but tried to understand how to write the sum, so if I had 8 mints and shared them between two people, we would both have four mints each etc. So 8/2=4 (we used the proper division sign but don't know where it is on a keyboard!)

Knowledge and Understanding

See what they can remember about food groups. We looked at fruit and vegetables; bread, rice and potatoes, meats and egg, sweets and fizzy drinks and milk and dairy. When you are eating meals, perhaps you could discuss what groups your foods are from.

Next week we will be starting to look at the history of the seaside, in particular clothing and buildings. We will be looking at the changes that happened in the last 100 years. If you have any photographs of family members at the seaside in the past, we would love to see them.

I also want to make a display board to compare photographs of modern and old fashioned seaside pictures on, so if you have any photographs of holidays at the beach that you wouldn't mind us borrowing, it would be really appreciated.

Just a reminder that we visit forest school on Tuesday.  

 

Dos Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Schartz week commencing 10/6/13

This week we have been learning:
 
Literacy: writing instructions
Discovery: learning how to research a subject
Music: learning our words for the cluster choir concert
 
You can help at home by:
Literacy: This week a Minotaur was spotted in the grounds of Trellech Primary. Can you make a poster to put up in the classroom warning people to keep an eye out for the Minataur and telling them what to do should they see him. Include a description or a picture and some information on how to trap a minotaur.
Discovery: We have been learning about how to research effectively using a variety of sources. Choose a topic of your choice and using at least three different sources find out some information. Then decide in what order you will present each bit of information. Will you use paragraphs? Will there be an introduction? Will you use a picture? Once you have made these decisions write up your research neatly. Don't forget to write down the sources that you used at the end of your work.
Music: Next Thursday is the choir rehearsal with the other schools. Please make sure you know your words for all three new songs.
 
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Friday, 7 June 2013

Dosbarth KP/ KS Week Ending 7.6.13

This week we have been learning to:

Science: To understand the effect of gravity on objects of different size/ weight.

Maths: ordering of number including numbers with up to 2 decimal places.

English: to identify features of an instructional text.

You may like to help at home by:

Science: Continue with the investigation we carried out in school, dropping objects from the same height, safely! your child may like to think about how objects are effected by friction. Record simply, everyday examples of different objects and how they are effected by friction or air resistance.

Maths: Generate simple numbers or find numbers from around the home, place them in sequential order. Choose 4 or 5 numbers to order.
           Continue to rehearse learn its from school which include addition and multiplication facts from Big Maths Sessions.

Literacy: Locate a range of examples of instructional texts. Identify the main features that appear in each of them. Produce a simple frame for writing instructional texts.

Sports Day: Weather permitting is on Wednesday afternoon, please ensure your child has their PE Kit including trainers. We look forward to seeing you all.

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 7.6.13

Dosbarth Miss Burrows / Mrs Maunder Home Learning W/E 7.6.13
This week we have been looking at:
Literacy: Spellings, handwriting. Writing a story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk', writing a playscript.
 
Numeracy: To solve problems using addition, trial and error.
 
Welsh: To develop reading strategies to read Welsh books.   
 
Possible activities to help reinforce and apply this week's learning:
Literacy: Write a story based on Jack and the Beanstalk'.
 
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
 

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E- 7.6.13

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Using personification to describe the seaside.
 
Numeracy- Double numbers. Vertical addition with 4 digits numbers.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- To know that stretching, twisting, squashing, squeezing and turning can be explained as forces.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Write about your favourite book. What is the title, author and why do you like this book? Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why? Who is your favourite character?
 
Numeracy- Creating double numbers- 29, 43, 16, 67, 10, 24, 58, 84, 93 etc. Can you show your working out. Which is the tens number? which is the unit number? etc.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Look for things at home that you can stretch, squash, squeeze etc Make a list and describe the force.
We will be comparing India to Trellech! So if the children can research 5 facts about India (climate, money language etc.)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 7.6.13

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Counting on and back in fives to 50-learning our five times table

Beginning vertical subtraction of 1 and 2 digit numbers

Taking away using a number line/100 square

Quick recall of number doubles, double 2-10, so double 2, double 3 etc.

Literacy-

Using a picture of a treasure chest as a starting point for our 'Big Write' session

Knowledge and Understanding-

Practising for our sports afternoon for next Wednesday

Writing a letter to someone who lives on the Isle of Struay (Coll) to tell them all about Trellech-we are comparing our location/environment with a contrasting one

Carrying out a traffic survey- to see what sorts of vehicles pass our school each morning

Painting a beach hut

How to help your child at home:

Maths- Practise orally counting up in fives and back to 50.

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.

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! 

Next week we will be starting to look at the history of the seaside, in particular clothing and buildings. We will be looking at the changes that happened in the last 100 years. If you have any photographs of family members at the seaside in the past, we would love to see them.

Just a reminder that we visit forest school on Tuesday and it's our sports afternoon on Wednesday from 1pm.