Monday, 7 July 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning   7/7/14 - the last homework blog for this class this academic year!

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.

Big Write - look at adverts online, on TV or in newspapers. What sort of language is used? Are there slogans, logos? Your child will create an advertising poster for a new chocolate bar they have made. What is its unique selling point?

Numeracy – Please practice the x6, x7 and x8 times tables for a test next week.

 Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Thank you for your support this year.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e 4.7.14

This week we have been learning

Maths - taking away by counting back/taking away objects
K&U - learning about sea creatures
Literacy - adding adverbs to our instructions

Activities to try at home

Our Story Books - chapter 2. This week we are onto chapter 2 of our story books about under the sea. We discussed using speech bubbles in this chapter to show the main characters having a short conversation. If you wish you can still write some more of your story too. The stories are looking brilliant and I really enjoy reading the ideas the children are having. Don't worry to much about the amount your child is writing, they really do not have to fill the whole book just what they want to do! Remember they are the illustrator too and can use lots of fantastic drawings in the book. Next weekend we will be finishing the book with the last chapter.

K&U - discuss at home what people like to do at the seaside. Create a list and bring into school to use next week.

Maths - get 10 or 20 objects and take different amounts away from the group. Encourage your child to write down the sum e.g. 10 - 3 = 7. When confident working with objects create your own number line as far you think your child is able to go up to. You could even create the number line outside using chalk to write the numbers on the ground. Then use this to count back to find the answer to the sum. Remember to remind your child to 'jump' along the number to ensure they land on the correct answer. You can have fun generating the numbers for the sums - we used numbered ping pong balls in school and fished them out of the water. Just remember to put the largest number first.

Just to let you know we will not be going to forest school on Thursday but will hopefully try and fit in a final visit sometime during the last week of term. I will let you know the date shortly so you can send in the appropriate clothing.

Have a fun weekend!

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 4.7.14


This week we have been learning about:



Using known number facts to add larger numbers

Adding multiples of 10 and knowing how many to add on to 100

Knowledge and Understanding-

Maps and using a key


Describing a setting- a haunted house

How to help your child at home-


We looked at addition this week and using known number facts to add larger numbers. So for example, if they know 6+2= 8 then they can use this to help at 16+2 or 26+2 quickly. Try some at home, so find the answer to the first sum, and then use this to add the second sum without too much difficulty.

1. 4+3, 14+3,

2. 5+4, 25+4,  

3. 6+2, 46+2

4. 3+3, 23+3

Re- cap counting in tens, on and off the decade as this was a bit rusty this week!

Also, see if then answer quickly these questions- 3 lots of 10? 6 times 10? what are 4 groups of 10? Just so they are exposed to the different language of multiplying. Roll a dice and multiply the number by 10, can they do it quickly?

Knowledge and Understanding

Can they draw a bird's eye view map of your garden or a room inside and use a colour key to represent the features?

Next week we will be looking at classification of mini-beasts/animals using a sorting/branching key, can they think of some questions that we can use to make our own. Such as does it have wings? Legs? Does it live under ground? Does it eat meat? Does it have a shell? These will then generate yes/no answers.

There will be no forest school next Thursday, but we do hope to go the following week, so I will let you know which day.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Dosbarth KP/RM Week Ending 4th July 2014

This week we have been...
Mathematics: finding fractions of quantities
R.E. Designing in a range of medium,  ways to ensure we care for the world around us.
Topic Maths: identifying and calculating the differences in temperature and rainfall in Nepal and Wales
At home you may like to....
RE: children have worked hard promoting ways to care for our environment from digital pieces of music, to poetry, posters and PowerPoint presentations. Try a different version at home
Topic: Choose a world destination and calculate the variation in rainfall and temperature compared to Wales or the United Kingdom. Identify the most favourable time of the year to visit your chosen destination. What is the range of temperature? how does that compare to Wales?
Year 6 have been busy rehearsing for their Leavers Assembly (18th July @ 9.30am). Please try to have learnt your words ready for next week and bring any instruments with you for rehearsals.
Safe Cycling (Year 6): as our safe cycling test takes place next Friday (11th July) please can children bring their bikes every day next week so we can run through manoeuvres  each day next week! Children will complete their theory test at the beginning of the week so please ensure they read their booklets and know the rules and signs necessary for riding on the road.
Talking Homework: to coincide with The Trellech Big Weekend and our visit to see an exhibition of photographs of the village in the past.  We will be writing a piece of poetry entitled 'Trellech' .