Friday, 19 December 2014

Year Four Science W/ Ending 19th December 2014

Well done for all your hard work in science this term, next term our topic will be Earth and Space. In preparation for our learning...can you name the planets and find out any facts about them?

Have a fabulous Christmas!

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Year Six W/ Ending 19th December 2014

This week we have been busy solving mathematical Christmas problems and creating digital movies and comics using the iPads to complete our work on Macbeth. It would be great to see your own versions on different topics.

Next term we will be studying World War II and our science work will focus on Earth and Space, any prior research or artefacts you may have in preparation for our studies will be beneficial.

Talking Homework: our first big write for the new year will be a newspaper report. It will report the new year celebrations. You may wish to relate it to your own celebrations or events across the country or worldwide.

Many thanks for all your support, kind words and gifts. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year....
.....Mrs Peacock and Mrs Maunder.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 5.12.14


This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Adding to the next multiple of 10

Tally charts and block graphs

Knowledge and Understanding-

Friction- investigating what surface has the most/least friction

Using PowerPoint to create a simple presentation

Welsh- action words such as swimming, painting, reading, singing, eating, playing football etc.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Once they can recall their number bonds to 10 rapidly, they can begin to add to any multiple of 10, so if they know 6+4 is 10 then they can work out '16 add what?' makes 20. Some children see the link between bonds to 10 and other multiples of 10 well now but some children still need to count on, which is fine. So some children- 13+?=20, if they don't know it's 7 straight away, they can count on from 13 to 20 and work out its 7. Try a few on paper.

Lots of children really need practise in just counting on from any number two digit number

Have a look at-

Or to practise looking at bar graphs.


 Knowledge and Understanding –

See what they can tell you about friction and where we see it in action, we talked about on tyres for cars and bikes or on ice. We have been investigating this week which surfaces have more/less friction.

The children's computer projects are coming on well, it's taking a lot longer to get through each group then I anticipated but we are getting there!

Thanks for all the great costumes for our concert, we are looking forward to performing next week.

Just a reminder that our Christmas lunch is next Wednesday 8th December.



Well done Choir - you were amazing yesterday and I was really proud of you all.

For those of you taking part in the concert on Saturday 13th December, can you continue to practise your words, particularly the words to the songs we didn't perform in the Christingle.
I will be sending out a letter next week finalising the details for Saturday. Monmouth Choral Society have also given us 25 family tickets so you will be receiving one of those next week as well.

Year Three Week ending 5/12/14

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: Learn its and subtracting by counting backwards along a line
Literacy: using commas for lists and spelling plurals
Discovery: Teeth

You can help at home by:

Maths: Helping your child to learn their ' learn its' . We are having a blitz on 'learn its ' this week and it was great to see most children achieving higher scores on their 'learn it' tests this week. Keep going! This week we have been subtracting by jumping down a number line.
Using our success criteria, have a go at the sums below.
S.c.: Draw you number line, write the two numbers on the ends of the number line (smaller number first), jump back in 100s (if doing 3 digit subtractions), then jump back in 10s and then in 1s until you reach the smaller number, add up the jumps.
Your child should know these steps to subtracting using a number line.
35 - 14 = 671- 342 =
68 - 59 = 973 - 278 =
42 - 38 = 485 - 312 =

Literacy: using the link below play the game to practise spelling plurals.

Discovery: We are finishing off our research on teeth next week.Have a go at a few of the games below so that you can add to your facts next week.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Year 4 w/e 5.12.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- looking at the features of Newspapers and writing our own

Maths- looking at written calculations and which ones we use in word problems

Topic- our assembly and making christingles 

You can help at home by-

Literacy- have a look at different newspapers, what do you notice is different about them? Are there any features missing, or extra features added in? See if you can choose an alternative headline for the articles in the paper and see if you can re-write your own version of the article.

Maths- have a go at the following 1 and 2 step word problems. Have a think about what calculation you need to use and how you will present the calculation. Use whichever method you find easiest. Remember to read the question carefully.

1) I have 78 marbles and get given another 34. My friend then gives me another 55. How many do I have altogether?

2) There are 2 bags for sale. One is £4.68 and the other is £9.98. What is the price difference between the 2 bags?

3) There are 8 rows in the hall for a concert. Each row has 12 chairs. How many chairs are in the hall altogether?

4) I have 78 sweets and share them between 8 people. How many sweets do they each get?

5) I have 98 marbles and get given another 43. I then lose 72 of them. How many do I have now?

6) I buy a comic costing £2.45 and pay with £9.50. How much change do I get? With my change I then buy a drink for £2.80, how much money do I have left now? 

7) There are 8 groups of 7 children in one class and 3 groups of 9 children in another. How many children are there altogether in both classes?

8) I have 84 sweets and get given another 12. I share them between 4 people. How many sweets do they have each? 

Topic- keep thinking about how we can improve our school ready to carry on with our mini projects. What would you like to change? What could we do to make the school better for you? See if you can think of any particular area you'd like to focus on to improve.

Thank you very much for all your help and support with our assembly. I'm sure you'll all agree  the children did a great job! 

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss. Williams 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Year 6 Week Ending 5th December 2014

This week we have been busy making the final preparations for our Christmas concert and are looking forward to performing them next week! 

Mathematics: We have been looking at football league tables, interpreting information and analysing data. Can you create table using this weekends fixture results and present it using excel?

Literacy: we have been creating brochures and leaflets to encourage people to visit Scotland, create your own about a place you have visited and think other people should visit.
Next week we will be beginning to create comic strips and movies to tell the story of Macbeth, try to plan your main events at home. 

Talking Homework: we will be writing a letter to persuade Santa not to go strike this Christmas! 

Week Ending 5th December 2014

This week we have been busy making the final preparations for our Christmas concert and are looking forward to performing them next week! 

Mathematics: We have been looking at football league tables, interpreting information and analysing data. Can you create table using this weekends fixture results and present it using excel?

Literacy: we have been creating brochures and leaflets to encourage people to visit Scotland, create your own about a place you have visited and think other people should visit.
Next week we will be beginning to create comic strips and movies to tell the story of Macbeth, try to plan your main events at home. 

Talking Homework: we will be writing a letter to persuade Santa not to go strike this Christmas! 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 28.11.14

This week we have been learning

RWInc - sounds, reading green words and spelling green words
Maths - measuring using non-standard units
K&U - about a simple fair test

This to try at home

RWInc - we have concentrated on recapping sounds and using assisted blending to help develop our blending skills, especially bears and zebras. This is when the adult says the word, really emphasising the sounds first and then saying the word asking the child to copy what you have said. Make sure you face each other and that you only choose words which contain sounds your child is super speedy at, you can check this first using the sound sheets. Repeat the word a copy of times before moving on and only use a few words at a time. Little and often is better for this activity. Tigers and giraffes have also been using their Fred fingers to spell words which they are enjoying however some need to recap the letter formation so they are more confident when writing down the sounds. First check your child can write the sounds, just start with the first 10 maybe and then use these sounds to write words using Fred fingers.

Maths - we have continued to look at measuring using a length of ribbon to find objects longer than and shorter than. We have also used cubes to measure to see which is the longest by counting the number of cubes. Maybe you could draw around one hand from each family member and use 2p coins to see how many coins you need to measure your hand, from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger - who needs the most coins? Maybe you could also try your foot, who uses the most coins and therefore has the longest foot?

Please continue to learn words for the Christmas play. Many of the children know what to say but we have been encouraging them to use louder voices and be a little slower when they speak. Also costumes need to be in by Friday please and please return the signed face painting permission forms, thank you.

Could you please send in a large cereal box decorated with Christmas paper and labelled with your child's name. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Year 6 week ending 28.11.14

This week we have:

Literacy - been performing our play scripts of the murder of King Duncan from Macbeth, as well as publishing our own newspapers detailing the murder.  We definitely have some budding actors and actresses!

Numeracy - concentrating on different forms of addition and subtraction, namely that of compact and expanded.

Welsh - we have been focussing on reading skills, being able to discuss Welsh texts in pairs and as a class.

Art - preparations have begun for our 2015 calendars that will be coming home at the end of term.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy - next week we will be extracting information from tables and charts and looking for similarities and differences to practice our reasong skills.  You may like to use the following link in preparation for this.

Topic - we will be continuing to work on our topic of how best to improve Trellech Primary.  We will be beginning to plan a letter, sharing our vision
for the future of Trellech!

Christmas play - rehearsals are well under way, with nearly all children knowing their lines off by heart.  Please continue to practice with your child, focussing on volume and clarity.  We would be grateful if costumes could be into school by Monday 1st December.

Spellings - the children have brought home their spellings in their homework books, any time you can spend on these would be greatly appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Year three week ending 28/11/14

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy: Subtracting using a variety of strategies
Literacy: Using 'word' to present our spells/ poems
Discovery: Christmas art/ craft

Numeracy: We have been subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers by using a variety of methods such as subtracting near multiples of 10 or by jumping back from the biggest number to the smallest. Each Thursday we have a short quiz, called 'learn its' to test how quickly we can answer some useful additions and our times tables. Your child will have come home with their current list of 'learn its' which you can stick in the back of their home log books. Please could you help your child to learn these as they form a vital building block on which your child can work out more complex addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations. You will find some ideas at the back of your child's home log book on how to help them learn these. All the children can work them out but they need to be able to recall them rapidly.

Literacy: We have listened to most of the children read out their favourite poems this week and have a few to listen to next week. Well done to all! We have created our own poems as well this week and have used 'word' to type them up. For homework, have a go at typing your favourite poem up. Try to change the font, the size of the font and the colour. Can you remember how to start a new line and how to copy and paste? What about type a capital letter? Can you find out how to decorate your poem? You could either add a border or copy a picture from the internet and paste it in.

Try to remember to bring in an empty cereal box for our Christmas work next week. (Keep what you are making a secret so you can surprise your family when you take it home!)

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 28.11.14

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- aw sound as in Yawn. Writing leaflets.
Numeracy- O' clock and half past times, Also corresponding digital times. (Quite tricky). 
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying balanced and unbalanced forces. 
How to help your child at home-
Literacy- aw sound as in yawn and dawn. Recap or sound as in sore. Complete a spelling test.- crawl  door  draw  saw  poor  more  yawn trawl. 
Have you got any interesting winter poems at home you could bring in? Can you think of some personification sentences? We could display them in our classroom ready for Big Write. For eg-  The frozen leaves shivering in the blustery wind.
Numeracy- Recap digital and analogue time. Support your child to count around the clock in 5's. Tell the time- quarter to and quarter past using digital and analgue times.
Can Miss Foster's Literacy gp remember their Animal homework please.
Also could your child bring in a large cereal box so we can make them into bags for Christmas.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Dosbarth Mr Green

W/C 24th November 2014


Your child's new spellings and times tables can be found in their Home log book as well as Big Write.


Year 5


Carry out research into Christmas during the Victorian era, specifically Dickens's time. Your child will be creating a booklet based on this over the next two weeks.


Suggested websites are:




Saturday, 22 November 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 21.11.14



This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Carroll diagrams

Adding 1 and 2 more to numbers and taking away 1 or 2, using the vocabulary 'one more' or 'two more' or 'one less' or 'two less.'

Recapping number bonds to 10. For those children who have secured their recall of bonds to 10, we looked at bonds to 20 and 100.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Gravity- finding out about where we see gravity in action.

(Next week we will be investigating friction and thinking of where and when it is useful.)

How the festival of Divali is celebrated at this time of the year.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise saying the number before and after a given number, some children worked with numbers to 20, others can do any 2 digit numbers. Then try two more/less than a number. This can be verbally or written down.

Practise number bonds to 10. 9+1, 8+2 etc. Have a look at

Knowledge and Understanding –

Talk about what they know about gravity and where they see examples of it around them, e.g things falling off tables, jumping up and down etc.

We will be starting our PowerPoint projects this week, so hopefully they all have something in mind to begin from. On Monday the children will be bringing home a letter regarding costumes for the Christmas concert. Let me know if there are any queries/questions.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Year 4 w/e 21.11.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- planning the next part to our Victorian Runaway story

Maths- dividing using a number line

Topic- practising our assembly

You can help at home by-

Literacy- research about Dr.Barnado and his work during Victorian times. You may like to use some of this information in your story. Have a look at other Victorian stories, what type of language do they use and what sort of events happened that you could use too?

Maths- practise your 3,4,5,6,7 timestables and have a go at dividing using whichever method you prefer.

Topic- please keep learning you words of you don't already know them. We only have 2 more practices left until the real thing.

For our assembly, if the children are Ghana they have been asked to wear any brightly coloured clothes. This can be a dress, skirt, top, shorts or trousers, for the girls we also suggested some form of headband/ scarf If they wish. Also a pair of sunglasses if possible. For those who are Wales we have said anything that they would wear for the eisteddfod- Welsh rugby/ football tops, Miners or Welsh ladies. Also a scarf or hat of possible. If you have any questions or worries with the costumes please get in touch. I have asked that the costumes be in by Thursday 27th for our dress rehearsal please.

Have a lovely weekend,
Miss. Williams

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home learning w.e. 21.11.14

This week we have been learning

RWInc - new sounds th, z, ch
Writing sounds and green words
Writing our name
Maths - counting beyond twenty
Writing numbers to 5
Comparing lengths through direct comparison
K&U - making a simple prediction for our investigation into materials.

Activities to try at home

RWInc - it is great to see lots of children having a go at writing the sounds on the sheets each night. Remember to recap handwriting previous sounds, including your name and green words using the correct letter rhymes to help formation. This can be done on a separate sheet or on the back of your sound sheets. I look forward to seeing them in school. Continue learning your sounds and reading green words using Fred talk or Fred in your head.

Maths - collect a small range of different objects from around the house for example a pencil, a stick, a length of ribbon and place them in order from shortest to longest. Can you find something longer or shorter than the pencil/the rug/a book. Draw the members of your family who live with you in height order, who is the tallest? Encourage the use of the words taller, shorter, longer, taller than, shorter than, longer than, tallest, shortest, longest when you are out and about e.g. The lamp post is taller than me or the dustbin is shorter than me.

Tonight some children bought home words to learn for their Christmas concert. Please help them learn their words, encouraging them to say the words in a loud, clear voice. Also your child should have bought home a costume letter - sorry the date on the letter should say Friday 4th December, however you are welcome to bring them into school in a carrier bag, labelled with your child's name when they are ready. If you have any queries about your child's costume then please let me know.

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year Six Week Ending 21st November 2014

This week we have been....

Welsh: learning key vocabulary to help us read Welsh texts. We looked at reading strategies that will help us when reading.

Literacy: we have been writing a play script for our text Macbeth. We considered the key features necessary. Next week we will perform our final version in our groups.

Talking homework: we will continue to write our letter sharing our concerns about the safety of pedestrians in our village. We discussed this and shared our concerns on Friday in preparation to continue next week.

We will also write some poems to express our gratitude to our support staff, some of these will be shared during our 'celebration assembly' on Friday.

Mini Project: we began discussing what we liked about our school and if given the opportunity what we would change/ improve. In the coming weeks we will try and collate and present our ideas to share with Governors in the Spring Term. Any research at home will aid our thoughts for improvement.

Christmas Concert: we have had some very productive rehearsals this week...well done, so many of you know your words already. Now try to ensure you don't need your scripts at all and that you say your words clearly and at an appropriate volume!

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 21.11.14

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- ee, ea and ire sounds. Letter writing.
Numeracy- Extracting information from block graphs and pictographs. Giving change. Matching money to price labels.
Knowledge and Undertanding. Different forces.
How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Finding words with sounds- ee, ea and ire.
Can you spell these words? Can you arrange them in alphabetical order? Can you find the word friction in a dictionary? What does it mean?
Numeracy- Counting in 2's starting at 3. What 2 numbers come after 93? Count in 10's starting from 5. What 3 numbers come after 95?
If you went to the shop and bought some oranges for 93p. Which coins could you use to pay for them? Is there another way of making 93p? If you only had a £1.00, how much change would you have? Repeat with other amounts.
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying different forces in the home.

Year Three week ending 21st November

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: pictograms and the 3xtable
Literacy: poems and the tools the poet uses to describe places, objects etc
Discovery: Teeth

You can help at home by:

Maths: Go to the website below and experiment using the pictograms. Choose pictograms where the unit represents more than one.
Practise your three times table as often as you can - in the car, on walks, etc. practise counting forwards and backwards in 3s, then chanting the table in and out of order.
Literacy: Find a poem you really like and bring it in to school to read to the rest of the class. Think about why you like this poem. What is your favourite part? What techniques/ methods/ tools does the poet use? e.g. alliteration, similes, onomatopoeia, adjectives and adverbs. If you have time, have a go at learning your poem off by heart. I can't wait to hear your favourite poems!
Discovery: Your mind maps were brilliant last week. Each table has chosen a specific topic on teeth to research. Can you find any facts to add to your tables research. Will a diagram help?

Keep practising your spellings and songs for the Christmas play.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Dosbarth Mr Green Home learning
W/C 17th Novemeber
Due to the teacher's INSET day our normal spellings and times tables tests have been moved to next week. Therefore the homework will be the same as last week's.
Year 5 homework
Once again the homework will be the same due to Christmas concert practice this week (only three weeks left to the performance!)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Year 4 w/e 14.11.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- creating a storyboard trailer to summarise the main points of the story and seeing how the story might change if different characters acted in different ways etc.

Maths- collecting data and representing it as a pictogram as well as revisiting dividing

Topic- assembly practice which is coming on really well

You can help at home by-

Literacy- think about our story. We only know that Hannah and John have been invited to the shelter by Dr.Barnado. Think about what could happen next. Begin to plan the next part of the story, making sure you have relative language and actions e.g. Mud lark, gruel etc.

Maths- keep practising your timestables for our Big Maths tests and also dividing. The more you practice the better you'll become and understand it. We will be looking at long multiplication next week so have a go at that too and see if you can come up with different ways to work it out.

Topic- keep practising your lines for our assembly- a lot of you know them already, well done! Keep learning the song and your dance if you are dancing.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Year 6 week ending 14.11.14

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - we have been delving deeper into the world of Macbeth, contrasting his character against that of Banquo and Lady Macbeth and writing conversations between Macbeth and Banquo. We have also written armistice day poems which were very emotive.

Numeracy - we have been concentrating on negative numbers, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them. 

Science - we became sergeants in the Trellech police force, analysing forensic evidence to be able to write a report and hypothesis on what happened to a body.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy - use the following link to practice the work we have completed this week on adding and subtracting negative numbers.  This will give you a recap on how to add and subtract negative numbers and the you can try the questions at the bottom in the green box, entitled "your turn".

Talking homework - next week we will be writing letters to Monmouthshire County Council highways department about the safety of pedestrians in Trellech.  Think about the difficulties pedestrians face in Trellech and solutions you would like to see the highways department put into place.

Christmas play - please continue to learn your words, in particular knowing when you speak and who is speaking before you.

Enjoy your weekend and many thanks,

Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W.E 14.11.14

This week we have been

RWInc - continuing to learn new sounds and reinforce existing sounds
reading and writing green words

Maths - learning the number stories of 5

Literacy - designing posters to find Jess the Cat

Activities to try at home

RWInc - please continue to learn and reinforce sounds, especially handwriting the sounds. Try and use a pencil and lined paper if possible and ask your child to write different sounds using the correct rhyme. When encouraging your child to write their name remind them it always starts with a capital letter with the rest being lower case letters. We have been having a go at this in school too.

Maths - ask your child about the number 5. Find 5 objects such as cars or small teddy bears. Use the objects to tell the number stories of 5. Start with 5 and ask how many more we need to make 5. The answer is 0. Some children also started to write the sums down using the + and the = sign so 5 + 0 = 5. Move one object away so you have 4 in one group and 1 in another group, ask your child to tell you the number story 4 add 1 makes 5. Encourage your child to write down the sum. Continue until your child is confident saying and writing the number stories of 5. When telling the stories we used the words add or plus for + and makes or equals for =.

Literacy - you will be happy to know that Jess the Cat returned home last night. We started to think about the adventures Jess might have been on whilst away and we thought it might be fun to come up with some of our own ideas we could use in our writing next week. Maybe you could have a think about this at home together and share your ideas in school.

Our rhyme this week is 5 little speckled frogs. If you click on the link below then you can listen to the rhymes together.

The children looked great today all dressed as their heroes for children in need and we had a great morning with BusyBodies eating cakes and jam sandwiches. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year 1 continued

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 14.11.14

This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

2D shapes

Carroll diagrams

Language and Literacy-

A thank you letter to Humble by Nature

Knowledge and Understanding-

Remembrance Day

Investigating how our bodies change after exercise 

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Have a look at the following link which shows some examples of what a Carroll diagram is. (Used for sorting and grouping.) We used them this week to sort shapes, patterns, numbers etc. All children used two boxes where they just use one criteria, some children went on to use a four box diagram where they had to use more than one criteria to sort. So for example, one criteria- is the number odd or oven? Two criteria- is it odd or even and is it bigger than 10 or smaller than 10?

There are some examples to do interactively or you could draw out your own diagram and ask them to sort objects at home. Criteria could be colours, shapes, food, numbers etc.

Knowledge and Understanding –

We carried out an investigation this week where we timed how many different activities we could do in a minute, e.g. shuttle runs, star jumps, sit ups etc. The children then explored what happened to their bodies after this exercise. Talk about what they discovered.

Next week I want to start them off on a project using PowerPoint on the laptops to create and present to the class a simple slideshow. This could be about a sport,a hobby, topic of interest, a country, themselves, an animal etc. Have a think about what they would like to do. If you have Powepoint at home, perhaps you could have a little look.  

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Home Learning W/E 14.11.14

This week we have been learning about-
Numeracy- Finding different money amounts. Collect and record data.
Literacy- ire sound as in fire. Diary entry.
Knowledge and Understanding- Remembrance Day.
How to help your child at home. 
Numeracy- Finding the least amount of coins to pay for items that cost-  56p  64p  36p  98p  87p.
Using these amounts- 10p  12p  45p  23p  59p  12p  2p  3p  5p. If you only have 50p to spend what amounts could you use? Would you get any change?
Literacy- Spell these words- inspire, hire, conspire and fire. Use these words in sentences.
Knowledge and Understanding- Forces. Make a list of push and pull forces that can be found in the home. For eg- pull the curtains, push the light switch etc.

Year Three week ending 14th November

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: To create a story map. Using 'Leon and the Place Between" we have created a story map, sequencing the main events and adding detail such as interesting descriptive words and words to describe Leon's feelings. Using your home reader, create a story map. Remember our success criteria and see how successful you can be!

Maths: In maths, we have been adding and subtracting near multiples of 10. e.g. 356 + 21= 356 + 20 +1. Have a go at the sums below. Make sure you add or subtract the multiple first and then adjust.
346 - 20 346 - 19 346 - 21 346+20 346 +21 346 +19
257 - 20 257 - 19 257 - 21 257+20 257 +21 257 +19
935 - 30 935 - 29 935 - 31 935 +30 935 +31 935+29
716 - 30 716 - 29 716 - 31 726 +30 726 +31 726+29

Challenge: 419 - 40 419 - 39 419 - 41 389 +30 389+31 389+29
925 - 60 925 - 59 925 - 61 976 + 40 976+41 976 +39
132 - 50 132 - 49 132 - 51 872 +120 872+121 872+119

Science: This week we have started to create a mind map about teeth. We have looked at how to create mind maps, focusing on how subtopics branch off from the main topic title. Using your knowledge about the body, create a mind map. Remember all the work you have covered on the skeleton, bones, organs and keeping healthy. You might find it easier to use an A3 piece of paper rather than your homework log.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Year Four Science: Week Ending~ 14th November 2014

This week we looked at the different parts of the tooth.....finding out that the tooth has 3 different layers and the role of the root and the crown of the tooth. We discussed what may happen when we 'knock' our tooth and how we care for our teeth and gums.

At home consider foods that are good or bad for our teeth. What happens when we eat sugary food? How can we keep our teeth healthy?
Suggest what might happen to each layer of our tooth if we didn't brush them appropriately. Why do we use toothpaste?

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Week Commencing 10/11/14

This week's homework can be found in the homework log for Dosbarth Mr Green.

Year 5 homework


Next week's lesson will involve researching information on Ghana in order to create a presentation. To help with this



Practice asking questions learnt in school such as:

Beth yw d'enw di?

.......................... ydw i.

Ble rwyt ti'n byw?

Dw i'n byw yn ................

Faint ydy d'oed di?

Dw i'n ...................... oed.

Pryd mae dy benblwydd?

Mae fy mhenblwydd ym mis ....... .

Ble est ti i'r ysgol?

Es i i'r ysgol yn....... .

Beth wyt ti'n hoffi ?

Dw i'n hoffi / mwynhau /dwlu ar........

Fy hoff .... ydy......

Beth  dwyt ti ddim yn hoffi?

Dw i ddim yn hoffi / mwynhau....

Dw i'n casàu ...........


Wyt ti'n hoffi .....?

Ydw, dw i'n hoffi / dwlu ar ....

Nagw, dw i ddim yn hoffi / dw i'n casáu....

Beth wyt ti'n hoffi wneud?

Dw i'n hoffi / mwynhau /dwlu ar........

Fy hoff .... ydy......

Beth wyt ti'n gallu wneud?

Dw i'n gallu .....

Beth dwyt ti ddim yn gallu wneud?

Dw i ddim yn gallu .......

Oes .................. 'da ti?

Oes, mae .... 'da fi.

Nag oes, does dim .... 'da fi.

Beth ydy dy hobi di?

Fy hobi i ydy ................. .

Ble est ti?

Es i i ...... .

Beth welaist ti?

Gwelais i ..............

Beth gest ti?

Ces i .....  / Bwytais i ..........

These will help to carry out an interview.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 7.11.14

This week we have been learning

RWInc sounds - sh, r, j, v
Reading and spelling green words with sounds so far.

Maths - finding out 1 more than a given number.

K&U - sorting different types of materials.

Creative - describing fireworks and creating bonfire pictures.

Have a go at home with these activities

RWInc - continue to learn the sounds, read and spell the words sent home in the yellow sound folders. We always go through the sounds each day, saying them and writing them together. We are also writing our names using the correct letter formation. Encourage your child to write their name when possible at home, remind them to think about forming the letters correctly. When reading the green words we have been trying to 'Fred in our head' so we think of the sounds and then say the word out loud. When your child is confident blending the word ask them to have a go at 'Fred in your head'. Use the word sheets sent home in the yellow folders.

Maths - using numbers initially to 5 ask your child to tell you one more than the number given. Some children used cube towers to help with this. When your child is confident then you could go to 10. We also had a go at saying 1 less than the number. Write the numbers between 1 and 9 on a piece of paper then see if your child can write 1 more than and 1 less than independently.

K&U - look around your house and identify different materials including wood, plastic, fabric, glass etc. Make a list or draw pictures of items made from the different materials. Maybe you could discuss why things are made from certain materials eg. windows are made from glass because you can see through it.

Have a great weekend, Mrs Cotton.

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 7.11.14

This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Doubling and halving numbers up to 20. Some children did go on to numbers up to 100.

Days of the week and months of the year

Language and Literacy-

Firework poetry

Knowledge and Understanding-

The story of Guy Fawkes

Introduction to forces- pushes and pulls

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We recapped doubling numbers from before half term and found that doubling means the same as adding the same number again or some children looked at using x2. Try doubling some numbers, start low and work up. Rather than just asking what the answer is, try changing it so you give them a number and they have to tell you what number has been doubled to give you that answer.

Then talk about halving, we knew the answer would always be smaller than the original number. We used lots of vocabulary to do with division, such as sharing and split into. We used the ½ symbol as well. We did lots of work with odd and even numbers and discovered that we can only half even numbers into equal groups. Practise counting in twos on the even numbers and the odd…2, 4, 6, 8 and then 1, 3, 5, 7.  

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Talk about the days of the week and what you may do on each day. Ask lots of questions such as 'what was the day yesterday? Or what day will it be tomorrow?' Try writing them on bits of card/paper and ask them to order them, then mix two up and see if they can see which ones are mixed/missing etc.

Do the same with the months of the year, talk about birthdays, seasons etc. They found months a bit harder.

Knowledge and Understanding –

Get them to tell you all about Guy Fawkes and his plot against the King, they really enjoyed this story.

We talked about movement, and how pushes and pulls are needed to make things move/work. We used the word 'force' to describe the movement. We looked at objects require a push/pull to move, we also explored how a different 'strength' push or pull will make an object move further/shorter distance.

Have a look around your house or when you are out over the weekend at where push and pulls are used, for example, pushing trolleys or prams, pulling doors, pushing light switches, pulling a comb through your hair, pushing toy cars. Talk about twists and turns, e.g. on switches or toys.

Have a look at

Next week we will be talking about gravity. So perhaps you could talk a little about this.


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Year 4 w/e 7.11.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- predicting what might happen in a story and thinking about how each character may feel

Numeracy- multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and dividing

Topic- we have started to look at our class assembly on Ghana and Wales

You can help at home by-

Literacy- using VCOP see if you can produce as many different sentences with an element of each of the VCOP in. Make it as interesting as possible. Have a go at using this to write a sentence about Hannah or John or Mr. Patch and their feelings or reactions.

Numeracy- keep practising your dividing. We will have another look at this next week but have a go to keep it fresh in your head. If you find 2 numbers easy enough try with 3 numbers. Again our learn its and clic test scores have improved significantly- so please please keep at it!

Topic- keep learning the words to our song for our assembly. If you have chosen to do the Ghana or Wales dance then see if you can remember the moves and practice at home.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Dosbarth Mrs Miles. W/E 7..11.14

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Sounds ew (Chew the stew) and oa (Goat in a boat).
Retelling the story of Rama and Sita (Hindu story).
Firework poems.
Numeracy- Number bonds to 20. Finding the missing number.
Knowledge and Understanding- Creating a table chart to record data. Analysing data.
How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Spelling words with sounds ew and oa. Writing sentences with these sounds.
Numeracy- 12+----- =20        14+........ =20    etc.     ............+4= 20     ..........+ 7 = 20
Knowledge and Understanding- Finding a few facts about Remembrance Day. Why are poppies significant?
Also we are going to conduct a research as to how we can improve our school space. What could we do to change things for the better. If we had an extension, what would we put there? Could we have some different areas. Think about inside and out. Bring your ideas in so we can display them.

Year 3 week ending 7th November

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: We have started a new book called Leon and the Place Between, we have looked at apostrophes and when to use them and we have practised spellings with the ' ow' (o-e, ow, oa, o) sound.
Maths: We have been recognising multiples of 2,3,4,5 and 10.
Discovery: We have started looking at the food groups; how each group helps to keep our body healthy.

How you can help at home:
Literacy: Go to the following link and click on "Lexis the Magician' who will remind you of one occasion when you need to use apostrophes. Then click on "Contraction Match" to play a game using apostrophes.
Maths: Roll a dice twice to make a 2 digit number. Then decide whether it is a multiple 2,5 or 10. Don't forget the Venn diagram we drew - it could be a multiple of more than one number.
Extension - Once you feel comfortable with 2,5 and 10 try to make numbers that are multiples of 3 or 4.
Discovery: Make a list of all the food you eat in one day. Can you say which food groups they go into? Did you mostly eat Carbohydrate and Fruit and Vegetables? Was they a food group you didn't eat from? Why should you eat from each food group? Using the link below have a go at making a healthy lunchbox.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Year Six~Week Ending: 7th November 2014

This week we have been:

Geography: comparing the natural and human features in Ghana. At home find some appropriate sized images to add to your bubble maps that we will complete next week.

Literacy: we have begun to look at our new text for this half term. We were very enthusiastic when we were connecting the images to work out the text we will be studying! We were able to link the interesting images to Macbeth. At home look at other texts by William Shakespeare. What do we know about William Shakespeare? Are his text similar in anyway?

Maths: we have been producing Pie Charts. Use your skills from this week to create your own; using your own data. Can you use ICT to produce pie charts to represent your own sets of data?

Welsh: we have been editing the descriptions of ourselves to include the first person, third person and past tense. We have been saying these orally in readiness for recording. Now try to research a famous person that you could apply the same organisation to describe them as if you were that person.

Talking Homework: We will write a postcard/ letter as if we were a soldier during World War I. Consider how you are feeling being away from family and friends on the Battlefields. Consider your emotions, the sights, sounds and smells you might experience. How much of reality would you share in a communication home to loved ones?

Please ensure you continue to learn your words for the Christmas production, we will begin rehearsals next week. Once you know your lines, please try to ensure they are spoken with appropriate volume and clarity.....we all want to hear them!

Many thanks Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

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This week we have enjoyed researching the names and purpose of our teeth. We knew quite alot about our teeth but we weren't sure about the names and the 'job' they each do. We found it interesting to find out the number of teeth we have as children and how many we will have as adults. Some children found out abut the enamel that protects our teeth and how cavities need to be treated. 

At home can you design a poster to promote the importance of cleaning our teeth to prevent cavities and our adult teeth 'falling out'. 

many thanks Mrs P 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Year 6 week ending 24.10.14

This week we have been learning to:

Maths - convert mixed fractions to improper numbers and back again, and identifying equivalent fractions.

Science - we began our experiment to investigate whether taller people have bigger lung capacities (which involved a lot of water and a mop afterwards!)

Literacy - analysing the character of Robin Hood, looking the similarities and differences of the portrayal of him in different texts and finding evidence to support our views.

Welsh - writing about our trip to see the BBC 10 pieces.

How you can help at home:

Science / maths - after half term we will be drawing scatter graphs based upon the results of our lung capacity investigation.  Use the link to the following website to find out what scatter graphs are.
Concentrate on the part talking about ice cream (don't worry about the parts talking about negative correlation!). You could try drawing
your own scatter graph comparing the height and age of members of your family and friends but you will need at least 8 people for this
to be effective.

Welsh - practise your oral presentation using the placemat ready to be recorded after half term.

Talking homework - the first big write after the holiday will be writing an autumn poem using personification.  You could try writing 
a personification poem about hallowe'en.

Christmas play - all children now have their scripts ready for our Key Stage two production of "The Stars Come Out For Christmas". Please 
help your child to learn their words ready for rehearsals to begin.

And finally- have a good half term and come rested and refreshed! 

Many thanks,  Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Year three week ending 24/10/14

Over half term, keep reading daily and practising your topic spellings which came home on Thursday. We will be looking at a book set in the circus after half term. If you have time look at pictures of the circus. What do you think you would see, hear, smell, taste and feel if you went to the circus?
Over the last few weeks I have been sticking your learn its into the back of your home log books. Keep practising them and your 2,5,10, 3 and 4 times tables.
Have a good week off.
Mrs S.

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Year 4 w/e 24.10.14

This week we have been-

Maths- revising our 3,4,6,8 xtables by using doubling strategies

Literacy- looking different types of evidence and analysing which is the most reliable and why

Topic- researching aid for Ghana and comparing the weather in Wales and Ghana.

You can help at home by-

Maths- keep learning your times tables and adding of near doubles. This will really help with your recall in our Big Maths tests. Some great improvements this week in scores so keep it up!

Literacy- think about different stories set in Victorian times. What do you notice about the language used or the types of things they talk about. Make notes ready for our new story after half term.

Topic- we will be practicing our assembly after half term so you might like to carry out even more research on Ghana and possibly then talk about it during our assembly. Have a look at different african dances and have a go at learning some of the moves. You may like to write a poem about Ghana which can also be shared in our assembly.

Have a lovely half term!

Miss. Williams

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