Saturday, 29 March 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W.E 28.3.14

This week we have been

Maths - making patterns using shapes

K&U - visiting the local Fire Station

Literacy - RWInc activities

Activities to have a go at home

Maths - make your own patterns using different shapes. They don't need to repeat or be symmetrical but think about how patterns are made. Bring them into school.

K&U - can you think of other jobs where people help us. Find out about other people who help us and how they help us. Can you remember all the things a Fire Fighter does? With some help if you need to write some simple sentences about our visit to the Fire Station.

RWInc - continue to learn your sounds. Especially spelling green words with 4 or more sounds. When working together please ensure your child says the correct sound before spelling e.g. th for thank, not f. Encourage with lots of praise and reinforce any sounds they are unsure of.



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Friday, 28 March 2014

Dos. JW/KS week ending 28/3/14

This week we have been learning about:

Maths - Adding and subtracting using various mental and written strategies.
Recognising patterns of numbers.
Literacy - Welsh Myths
Discovery - Planning Investigations

You can help at home by:

Maths - You can practise both these concepts by playing games on Purplemash.  'Bond Bubbles' is good for practising rapid recall of number bonds and 'Sequence Snake' for recognising patterns of numbers. Both games start quite easy but as you progress through the levels get harder.
Literacy - Next week we will all be reading and writing about Welsh Myths. In preparation, could you read some to your child. There are lots on the internet but the BBC has a particularly good site with famous actors reading the myths.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/kids/myths/
Easter Play - Our assembly is in just over a weeks time. Could you please help your child learn their words and the song words. All costumes be in by Monday 7th April.

In future, we will be doing an hour of outside games every Wednesday afternoon. Could you ensure your child has their kit in on these days and, as the weather has been quite cold recently, I suggest all children have tracksuit bottoms and tops in their kit bags. They will all need trainers or daps. Many thanks.

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Mothers Day!

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Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy-
 
Numeracy- Symmetry and recognising different shapes.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying on a European map the places Florence Nightingale visited.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Welsh Myths. Do you have any Myths at home? What sort of characters do you have in Myths? Do the characters have special powers?
 
Numeracy- Drawing symmetrical patterns. Make 2 isoceles right angled triangles. (2 sides the same size). Put 2 or more together to make a new bigger triangle. how many triangles can you find in this shape?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Are there any devices that can be used to improve our hearing? What are they and how are they used?
 
Thank you for your support with our Class Assembly. The costumes were amazing and I was so proud of the children's performance.
 
 

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 28.3.14

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

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

Counting up in 5's to 60

Ordering a set of numbers from smallest to largest and largest to smallest

Knowledge and Understanding-

Creating a poster to show what they have learnt about stars and constellations

Finding out about their star sign

Van Gogh Art

How to help your child at home-

Maths

Encourage your child to tell you the time on a analogue clock. They were all fine with o clock and most were ok with half past. Some children can now practise quarter past and quarter to. We linked half past, quarter past/to to our fraction work last week.

If you have digital clocks, you could talk about the link with the analogue clock.

Give your child a set of numbers and ask them to spot the smallest/largest and put them in order. They found putting them in order from largest to smallest much harder.

Start of simple and then build up to numbers to 100 and even 3 digit numbers.

1.    4, 7, 9, 11, 5, 8, 14

2.    13, 17, 10, 19, 25, 21

3.    45, 26, 54, 57, 38, 29

4.    125, 129, 110, 105, 118, 109

There are some clock activities on purple mash to have a go at, type in clocks in the search box on the homepage.

1. Go to www.purplemash.com

2. Click on the purple 'Login' button in top right hand corner.

3. Click on 'my school.'

4. From the drop down menu, find Monmouthshire and then Trellech

5. Then the username and password are both 'year1.'

We will be designing and making rockets next week so if you have any cereal boxes or plastic bottles, kitchen roll tubes etc, they will be useful for this.

Many thanks.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending: 28th January 2014

This week we have been:

Science: planning our investigation, finding out where plants will germinate successfully

Numeracy: describing the term of a sequence

English: carrying out a debate. Discussing what the Bendle family should do with the items found in their recent discovery.

You may like to help at home:

Numeracy: continue to revise your number facts. Our scores and times are improving in our Big Maths Beat That challenge, but there is still room for improvement! You may like to visit www.purplemash.com and play some of the maths games available here too.

Science: investigate and produce a fact sheet showing the variety of ways seeds disperse.

Talking Homework: Next week is Genre Week, our Big Write will be based on the Welsh Myth we will be working on next week in school. Try to consider appropriate language and style to produce a powerful myth.  Try writing your own version at home.

Easter Competition: design and make an Easter Garden.

Thank you for all the support you have given to your children in preparing their presentations. We have listened to presentations on a variety of topics and in many interesting ways! We had an array of resources to support what was being presented. Well done to you all, you should be very proud of yourselves.

Happy Mothers Day.....we hope you enjoy your 'treats' the children have thoroughly enjoyed making them all!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   24/3/14
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
In readiness for 'The Big Write'on Friday your child can research language associated with flashback writing. We will be writing a short story in which the main character will think back in time.
Numeracy – Please practice all times tables for a test next week.
Science - use Purple Mash to learn about germination and seed dispersal
 
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.
 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 21.3.14

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Counting on and back in twos, using the term 'multiples' to describe numbers in the sequence

Recognising and sorting odd and even numbers

Finding halves and quarters of shapes and halves of simple numbers, writing the ½ symbol

Literacy                                                                        

Big Write- Persuading an alien to visit Trellech

Knowledge and Understanding-

Printing techniques with different materials

The story of Moses and Pharaoh, the Jewish festival of Passover

Beginning to find out about stars, what a star is and some of the constellations names and shapes

A timeline of major space exploration events

How to help your child at home-

Maths

Recite counting in twos up and back from 20. Stop after certain numbers and ask your child to carry on, so if you start at 6, 8, 10… can they carry on? Try not to always start at 0.

Discuss what digits even and odd numbers end in, give them some numbers and ask them to decide if they are even or odd. Always get them to explain why and how they know.

Draw some shapes and ask them to draw a line to show half of the shape and label it with ½. You could cut out some shapes and fold, perhaps colour in half. How many ways can you colour in a square to show different ways is can be halved? If you are eating fruit, pizzas, sandwiches etc. discuss cutting into half or quarters.

(Next week we will look at ¼ , 2/4 and ¾ of shapes.)

Try finding half of various numbers below 20, some children can do this mentally, some will still need to count out objects. Some children have made the link that if they know half of 2, then they know half of 20, or if they know half of 6, then they know half of 60. These links really help their maths.

Knowledge and Understanding

Can they remember some facts about stars? Perhaps they could find out some information about a particular constellation? We will be carrying on with  this next week.

Could they find out anything about the Jewish Passover festival, in particular the Seder plate, which is a special meal eaten at this time, what food do they eat?

There is a fraction wall game on Purple Mash that they could have a look at, if only to recognise the fraction symbol or the relative sizes of different fractions. Once you are on the site, type 'fractions' in the search box.

1. Go to www.purplemash.com

2. Click on the purple 'Login' button in top right hand corner.

3. Click on 'my school.'

4. From the drop down menu, find Monmouthshire and then Trellech

5. Then the username and password are both 'year1.'

We will be designing and making rockets next week so if you have any cereal boxes or plastic bottles, they will be useful for this.

Many thanks.

Dosbarth KS/JW w/e 21.3.14

This week we have been:

Maths- looking at finding change from £2. 
Literacy- character profiles and emotions for our novel Fantastic Mr. Fox

We have also been practising our class assembly and presenting our presentations.

You can help at home by:

Maths- carry on practising your times tables and learn its. You might also like to think about different combinations of money  to pay for different items up to £2. Have a go at finding the change left. If you are confident with this, perhaps try £5. 

Literacy- those of you who haven't yet done your presentation, practise in front of your family or friends, using a loud and clear voice. Remember you can use prompts to help you but try not to read it directly off your cards or prompts. Think about what makes a good speaker/presenter. Please keep practising your words for the class assembly, whilst 3 weeks seems a long time, it will be here in no time! Please also continue to learn your spellings and read at home.

Geography- we have been looking at the population of Caerleon over the past 5 years and turning into a Bar chart. We also discussed why we think the population might change. We will be looking at the changing population of Monmouth next week and comparing it to Caerleon. You might like to research the population of your town or village and create your own graph of some sort to present your findings. You might like to use Purple Mash for this.

Have a lovely weekend.





Friday, 21 March 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 21.3.14

This week we have been 

Numeracy - counting backwards from 20
                    using 1st, 2nd, 3rd to describe position 

RWInc - reading and writing green words using Fred talk and Fred fingers
Big Write - Why my Mum is special

K&U - continuing to learn about the planets in the solar system

Ideas to help with learning at home

Numeracy - have a race!  Discuss who came 1st, 2nd etc.  Collect different objects, ask your child to place the objects in 1st, 2nd, etc.  Move the objects around, ask which is now 1st, 2nd, 3rd.  When you are out and about use the language to describe shoppers in a queue or cars waiting at the traffic lights.
Count together from 0 to 20 and then back again.  Start at different numbers going forwards and backwards.  Write the numbers 0 to 20 and ask your child to put them in order first going forwards and then starting from 20 and going backwards.  If your child is finding this tricky then start at 10 and work your way up to 20 counting together.  

RWInc - continue to learn the sounds in your folders including any new sounds you have been given.  Use Fred talk to help you read green words and use your Fred fingers to help you spell green words.  Words with four or more sounds are tricky to read and spell so have a go at these words at home.  Also remember to think about the correct letter formation, ensure your tall letters reach the top line and sit your letters on the line.  Try and make your letters a consistent size.  Write some simple sentences using your green words, remember to use a capital letter and a full stop.  Also continue to learn the green and red words sent home each week in your yellow reading diaries.

Our Big Write this week was to think about why Mums are special.  If you can, log on to purple mash using school login followed by Monmouthshire and Trellech primary.  Use the login Reception / Reception then once on the home page open the section called Themes.  Look for Mother and Father's Day and open the page called My Mum.  There is a simple layout where you can drag pictures and use different heading/sentence openers to describe your mum.  Have a go and bring into school if possible next week.

K&U - also using purple mash under Themes, click on the Space page.  Open The Planets - see if you can label each planet correctly and if possible bring into school next week.  

Just a quick reminder we are going to the Fire Station on Tuesday morning so please bring in waterproof coats and wellingtons.  We are also going to the church on Wednesday, permission slips will be sent home on Monday.  Sorry I forgot to send them out after the Sport Relief Mile.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us this afternoon, the children really enjoyed it.  Have a good weekend.  

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 21.3.14

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- Positional language, recognising shapes and Identifying right angles.
 
Literacy- Writing a poster advertising Sport Relief..
 
Knowledge and Understanging- A recount of the first men to land on the moon.
 
How to help your child at home
 
Numeracy- Identifying right angles in and around the home. Draw some pictures of right angles. Label what you have drawn.
 
Literacy- Collect some rhyming words ready for our poetry. What rhymes with wish, blue, sea and ocean.
 
Knowledge and Understanding. Looking at a map- Europe and a world map. Finding particular countries. Can you find America? Spain, Brazil Turkey etc. This will support us with our map work next week.
 
 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending 21st March 2014

This week we have been:

 

Literacy: We have been writing predictions following the previous chapter which ended on a 'cliff hanger'

Maths: We have been visualising shapes when rotated

Presenting some outstanding presentations on a variety of topics!

 

You may like to help at home by:

 

·         Literacy- to identify the features of newspaper reports in preparation for writing based on or novel 'The Sleeping Sword'. You may like to use 'purple mash' to use a frame and report our Sport Relief Mile from Friday.  

 

·         Talking Homework- Our next Big Write will consider the reasons we participate in Sport Relief and where the money raised goes. Over the weekend, watch and research how the money helps people in so many different ways and how the emotions change due to the support given by Sport Relief.

 

·         Science: we will be looking closely at seeds and germination. Consider the inside of a seed and what it may contain. Think about what you first notice when a plant begins to grow.

 

·         Maths: we have set ourselves targets to  improve our Big Maths challenge scores, your child may want to have a go at home..rapid recall of addition and multiplication facts would be advantageous!

 

Our Rugby sessions will continue on Tuesdays, please ensure appropriate kit is in school for this. 

 

Year 6: Don't forget we are visiting Monmouth  on Tuesday 24th  March...please ensure appropriate clothing. If you haven't returned your permission slip please do so as soon as possible, thankyou.

 

If you didn't complete your presentation this week, please have them ready for Monday morning.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   17/3/14
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
Numeracy – Please practice all times tables for a test next week.
 
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 14.3.14

This week we have been learning

Maths - naming and sorting 3D shapes
K&U - identifying signs of spring
PD - kicking a ball with control

Activities to try at home

Maths - have a look around your house and see if you can find different types of 3D shapes. We have been identifying cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres. What shapes can you find? Collect some of the objects and sort them using different criteria; how many sides/faces or can you roll/stack the shape? If you have any clean empty packaging showing examples of 3d shapes then bring them into school next week.

K&U - with the good weather predicted this weekend go out on a walk and using your sense make a list of the signs of spring. What can you see/hear/smell? Look in hedgerows, trees, on the ground to identify where spring is beginning to appear. Log onto purple mash using reception and then themes, have a look at the programme Signs of Spring.

PD - if possible take a large ball outside and encourage your child to use their foot to move the ball, passing and stopping with control. Set a mini obstacle course for your child to move the ball around, controlling with their foot.

Have a great weekend and keep using your sound folders to reinforce your sounds.

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 14.3.14

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Finding the difference between two numbers

Days of the week/months of the year and seasons

Literacy

A postcard from Neil Armstrong from the moon

Knowledge and Understanding-

Writing about ourselves in Welsh

Planning what items we would take on a mission to the moon

Observational drawings of the moon

How to help your child at home-

Maths

Choose two numbers to find the difference between, e.g. 3 and 9 or 4 and 11 or 17 and 23. Some children are able to go up to numbers to 100. We counted on from the smallest number to the largest and counted the number of steps/jumps. Some children relied on a number line/track, some can do it mentally.

As an extension, ask your child to choose two numbers that have a difference of 3 or 4 etc. So for 3= 6 and 9 or 17 and 20.

Talk about the days of the week and months, what happens on those days/months in your house? What season is their birthday in etc?

Next week we will be counting in twos again and looking at odd/even numbers, so perhaps have a little talk about this and practise some counting and number sequences in steps of 2.

Knowledge and Understanding

We talked about Neil Armstrong this week and his mission to the moon in 1969. We thought about some items that we would take if we were to go on a space mission. There are some nice activities on purple mash that they can have a look at based around this.

1. Go to www.purplemash.com

2. Click on the purple 'Login' button in top right hand corner.

3. Click on 'my school.'

4. From the drop down menu, find Monmouthshire and then Trellech

5. Then the username and password are both 'year1.'

In the search box, type in Neil Armstrong and have a look at the postcard or newspaper report.

Next week we will be having a look at star constellations and their names, so could they find out something about these.

Dos. KS/JW week ending 14.3.14

This week we have been learning:

Maths : We have been working out fractions of quantities
               6x table
Discovery/ music: We have started rehearsing our class assembly.
Literacy: We have been discussing what makes a good presentation in preparation for next week.

How you can help at home:

Maths: We have been working out halves, quarters, eighths, thirds and fifths of 2 digit numbers. Initially we worked it out using support such as placing pieces of pepperoni on pizzas cut into halves and quarters and now we are beginning to use our knowledge of related times tables to work out the answers. Try asking your child real life questions/ problems that involve fractions. For example when shopping if something is half price, ask your child to work out the new price. If you are having a pizza for tea, ask you child what fraction each person will have? If I have 20 sweets and 4 children, each child will have 1/4 of the sweets. What is 1/4 of 20? How many 1/2 litre jugs will fill a 3 litre bowl?
There are also lots of great fraction games on the internet.

Discovery/ Music: There has been much excitement in the class this week as we have started to rehearse our class assembly. This year we are doing a short musical play of the Easter story. It is mostly singing with some narrating in between the songs. Each child will be given an acting role which will involve some miming/acting during the songs and a short bit of narration or a chance to sing a solo in one of the songs.   Your child has come home with the song words to practise. Next week, I will be sending home copies of their words and costume details. The performance will take place on 9th April 9.30am.

Literacy: Next week the children will get an opportunity to do their presentations in front of the class. I have explained that it is fine to use powerpoint as part of their presentations but have encouraged them not to read off it! They are welcome to use prompt cards. So this weekend, practise in front of friends and family and I look forward to seeing the presentations next week. As much as possible, we will try to do their presentations on the day they normally do reading.

Have a great weekend.


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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 14.3.14

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Researching and writing about St. Patrick. In Big Write, we will write about what we would do if we found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Numeracy- Counting in 5's, 2's and 10's. Telling the time.

Knowledge and Understanding- Experimenting with different sounds.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Next week in Big Write we will be creating an advertisement for Trellech School. What makes us different from other schools? What do you like about your school? 

Numeracy- Help your child to count in 5's around the clock. Encourage your child to tell you the time- O'clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past 1/4 to times. Look at the correct position of the hands. Also the corresponding digital times.

Knowledge and Understanding- Find out how Irish people celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Is it similar to St. David's Day?
Next week we will be finding out about Florence Nightingale. So if you could research 5 facts about her?

Please remember to provide football kit and normal PE kit each week. Thank you.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Homework

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   10/3/14
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with the chosen high frequency words: does, goes, where and were. Please write these words in sentences.
Continued from last week: In readiness for the 'Big Write' lesson on Friday your child can think about the type of things they would like to include on a homepage for a website. For example: a title; list of contents; pictures or diagrams; and a hyperlink to another website.
A reminder that the week beginning 17th March is when pupils will be carrying out their presentations on a chosen subject.
Numeracy – Please practice  tables for a test next week. This will be a mixture of all the tables.
 Science - this week we have looked at the life cycle of a plant. Use Purple Mash to carry out the growing plants activity which can be found under 'Themes' then 'Science'.
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.
 

Dosbarth KP/ RM Week Ending 14th March 2014

This week we have been:

Literacy: We have been identifying emotive language in our class text, The Sleeping Sword by Michael Morpurgo

Maths: We have been using our knowledge of fractions and percentages to solve problems using ratio.

Science: Writing conclusions to our investigation on habitats and identifying parts and functions of plants.

You may like to help at home by;

·         Literacy- continue to prepare a presentation on a topic of your choice. Consider the resources and oracy skills needed to maintain the interest of the audience. Presentations will take place next week. Your child will be told on Friday 14th which day their presentation will take place.  

Using the setting of our class novel, create a leaflet to promote The Scilly Isles as a tourist destination. You may like to visit www.purplemash.co.uk to use a leaflet format.

·         Talking Homework- Big Write (Friday 21st March) will be a personification poem. Focus on coastal images. Consider our reading of The Sleeping Sword and its setting. Identify images you would see, how would you describe them using adjectives, then add a verb, where is it?

·         Science: Research the word 'pollination' in preparation for next week's learning.  

Next week we will be looking at how plants pollinate...

·         Welsh: if possible bring some holiday brochures or photographs to use as prompts to describe holidays you have been on.

·         Our Rugby sessions will continue next  Tuesday, please ensure appropriate kit is in school for this.  Indoor kit is needed every Friday.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e 7.3.14

This week we have been

Big Write - using adjectives to describe party food for a space party
Maths - using non-standard measures to weigh and measure items from the classroom.
K&U - sorting plants and animals

Activities to try at home.
Literacy - think of a party theme and create a menu using adjectives to describe the food e.g. A pirate party might have glittering gold coins, sea salty crisps and shivering green jelly. You could illustrate your menu with pictures of the food.

Maths - give your child a bag of sugar. Using their hands to compare can they find things which are lighter/heavier than the sugar? Discuss the items found, are they bigger or smaller than the bag of sugar? Can they find something which weighs the same? Make a list of things they have found. Cut a long piece of ribbon or string and use it to find things which are longer or shorter than the string. Can they find something which is the same length? Draw a picture of the things you have found. Bring into school to share next week.

K&U - go for a walk during the weekend and make a list/draw pictures of the different plants and animals you can see. Bring your lists in next week and we can have a look at what is happening now spring is on the way.

Keep reading and using your sound folders, 5 minutes each night can make a big difference.

Have a good weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

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Dosbarth KS/JW w/e 7.2.14

This week in Maths we have been weighing different objects in kg and g. 

In Science we have been looking at the different parts of a flower and their functions.

Big Write for next week is to imagine you have moved away from family or friends and started a new school. You are to write a letter back to them telling them all about your new home, new school, new friends, new town etc. What are they like? Do you like them? If so, why? If not, why? Think about the different feelings and emotions you felt the moment you left your old house and school. Were you nervous on your journey to your new home? How did you feel starting your new school? Does something remind you of your old friends or home that brings back memories? The purpose of this Big Write is for you to talk about feelings and emotions as well as how to create a letter. Think about the feelings and emotions that you might feel as well as the format and layout of a letter.

Don't forget to have a think about and start preparing for your presentations, beginning the week of 17th March. Please don't bring them in before then as we wouldn't want them to get damaged or lost in any way. 

Keep on practising your tables, learn its and spellings and please keep reading at home. All this extra practice is invaluable to the children's progress and understanding.  

You might like to have a look at Purple Mash for any activities. As a reminder go to www.purplemash.com, click on log in, select the school and the username and password are both year3.

You may also like to weigh  different items around the house and convert between kg and g. You might like to then order the items from lightest to heaviest and find the difference between the lightest and heaviest item.

Thank you very much for all your help with the children's costumes today- they looked fantastic! 

Enjoy your weekend 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 7.3.14

This week we have been learning about:

 

Maths­-

Positional language and direction

Symmetry

Doubles of numbers to 10

Literacy

Using a simile to describe an alien

Knowledge and Understanding-

What sounds we hear in school and at home and their uses, e.g alarms, sirens, toys

Investigating which floor covering is the quietest/loudest when an object is dropped on it

Finding out about the job of an astronaut

Bread making/food groups

How to help your child at home-

Maths-

Keep recapping the number doubles, the children are becoming really good at recalling them, ask them to sing you the song we have learnt to help us.

We used language such as between, under, above, below, left, right etc.  to describe the position of objects in a grid. We also gave directions for a partner to move, such as forwards, backwards, left and right. Perhaps they could make a treasure map and give the pirate instructions of how to find it. E.g up 3 squares, right 2 squares…

We looked at shapes that are symmetrical, we folded paper shapes to see check if they had a line of symmetry. Have a look at www.purplemash.com to find some nice paint based activities based on this.

1. Go to www.purplemash.com

2. Click on the purple 'Login' button in top right hand corner.

3. Click on 'my school.'

4. From the drop down menu, find Monmouthshire and then Trellech

5. Then the username and password are both 'year1.'

From the main home page there is a 'search box' where you can type in 'symmetry' and find the activities. The 'my mosaic 3' one is nice.

Knowledge and Understanding

Talk about sound sources at home, could you make a tally chart for things in your house that make a sound? E.g things that play music, tick, beep etc.

Their costumes looked fabulous today, so thank you for that.

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending 6th March 2014

This week we have been:

 

Literacy: We have been writing a persuasive text as a result of our visit to Caldicot Castle

Maths: We have been finding the prices of items that have been reduced by 10%, 20%, 25% or 60%

Science: investigating habitats of insects

 

You may like to help at home by;

 

·         Literacy- continue to prepare a presentation on a topic of your choice. Consider the resources and oracy skills needed to maintain the interest of the audience. Presentations will take place during the week commencing 17th March.

·         Talking Homework- Big Write (Friday 14th March) will be a narrative piece set in woodland which will have signpost to guide you through the writing. Consider who you might meet, how the character would be feeling, how you might escape. Consider a story map to help you prepare for your journey through the woodland.  

·         Science: have a look around your garden or whilst n a woodland walk. Where do creatures live? Suggest why they live there, how does the body of the creature help them to adapt to their habitat?

Next week we will be looking at the different parts of plants and the important role they have.

 

·         Our Rugby sessions will continue next  Tuesday, please ensure appropriate kit is in school for this.  Indoor kit is needed every Friday.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green
Week beginning   3/3/14
This week's spellings will be found in your child's homework book.
The sound words your child needs to work on are found in their homework log. They will be tested next Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. Please write these words in sentences.
In readiness for the 'Big Write' lesson on Friday your child can think about the type of things they would like to include on a homepage for a website. For example: a title; list of contents; pictures or diagrams; and a hyperlink to another website.
A reminder that the week beginning 17th March is when pupils will be carrying out their presentations on a chosen subject.
Numeracy – Please practice the x9 and x12 tables for a test next week.

Your child can practice creating graphs with the purple mash website. Use Google search for Purple Mash then click on to the 'My school' link. Choose Monmouthshire and then Trellech. Then type Year5 Year5 and enter the site. Select Creative tools then 2graph.
 
Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.