Monday, 29 September 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning   29/9/14

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 all these words within sentences so that pupils understand their context.

Big Write – this week pupils will be writing up their Halloween story having read my comments in their books last week.

 Numeracy – Please practice x9 times tables for a test next Monday.

 

Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

 

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Year 4 w/e 26/9.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- writing our play scripts for a court scene paying particular attention to stage directions and planning and writing our stories for the Brian Fearne competition. 

Maths- subtracting using the column method

Topic- estimating and calculating the distance between Ghana and Wales using a map and google maps.

You can help at home by-

Literacy- create your own scene for a play script, adding in stage directions for how the characters should be speaking, standing, acting etc. You could also take part of a story and turn it into a play script.

Maths- keep practising the column method for subtracting if you are still a little unsure. Remember to borrow from your neighbour if you need to and to start at the units! We will be looking at different shapes and their properties as well as different types of triangles next week so you might like to refresh your memory with these. 

**Please also keep practising your times tables especially the 3,4,5 and 6 if you aren't sure of these. If you are confident with these, look at your 7,8 and 9's. We really need to make sure our recall is quick and confident. **

Topic- have a look at the population of Ghana and Wales over the past 5 years or so. You might like to choose  a town or city to focus on. How has it changed? Why do you think its changed over the years? What could be the cause of population change?

Have a lovely weekend. 

Miss. Williams 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Year 6 w/e 26th September

This week we have been learning about:

Numeracy - completing a brain academy mission on area and perimeter.
Literacy - editing and up levelling texts.
Science - making a model lung.

How you can help at home.
Numeracy - to supplement our understanding of area and perimeter, can the children draw a series of shapes with the same area but different perimeter, and conversely a series of shapes with the same perimeter but different area.

Literacy / big write - we will be continuing to work towards writing for the Cobblestreet Rats narrative competition.  The children can write a "spooky" scene, using their knowledge of vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation (VCOP).  How can you improve / edit what you have written?

Science - create a glossary of words which are associated with the lungs and their meaning, such as bronchi, carbon dioxide etc. These will then be used to play a game of "call my bluff" with both the right and wrong definitions of parts of the lungs.

Discovery - this week we have researched the differences between Wales and Ghana, comparing our research to our initial thoughts.  The children can draw a map of Ghana, researching the different areas of tourism and marking them one their maps.

Welsh - practise using the placemat you have brought home, in preparation for recording an interview.  Can you extend your sentences using the bocs bendegedig? 

Thank you for all the signed permission slips in readiness for the science smoking experiment we will be conducting on Tuesday.  If you would like your child to watch, and haven't returned the slip, please could you do so by Tuesday.  

Many thanks, Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.


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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e 26.9.14

This week we have been learning to read and write the sounds -

m a s d t

Please help your child practise these sounds at home, both reading the sounds and writing the sounds correctly using the phrase included on the sheet. Can you find these sounds anywhere else? See how many you can find when you are out and about everyday. Thank you to all who have been working hard at home.

We have also been looking at numbers 1 to 5, matching the number of objects to the correct numeral with adult support. When out and about this weekend have a look around and see what numbers you can see. Point out numbers on doors, signs, in reading books, key pads etc, to encourage your child to see numbers are everywhere.

Just a quick reminder about sending in the photographs for our Wonderful Me project so we can start next week. Also if you have any more spare egg boxes then could you please send them in. Thank you and have a great weekend.


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Year Three week ending 26/9/14

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: How to write play scripts
Numeracy: partitioning numbers in order to add them and 2 timestables
Discovery: using a map of Ghana, we planned a trip to the tourist attractions around Ghana. 

How you can help at home: 
Literacy: If you are in my Literacy group I would like you to look at scene 4 of the play you brought home last week. Next week we will be extending this scene by adding in  additional dialogue between Lucy and Fib. They will argue for longer over whether or not Lucy will continue to lie. Decide whether, in your script, Fib or Lucy will win the argument. What might they say to each other? How will Fib persuade Lucy to continue lying ? How will Lucy stand up for herself and find the strength to tell the truth?
If you are not in my Literacy group, I would like you to read your home reader and either create a new front cover for the book or write a character profile. The character profile can either be written or drawn (i.e. draw a picture of your character and write adjectives surrounding him/ her)

Maths: We have been working on rapidly recalling our two times tables this week. We have started with counting  in 2s forwards and backwards (backwards has been much harder). Continue practising this and then fire 2 times tables questions at your child in the car or on a walk Or ask your child to create a 2 times tables poster and stick it to their bedroom wall. Once they can rapidly recall their times tables in and out of order they can move on to the three times table. 

Discovery: The children had great fun creating a timetable of visits for some familiar tourists this week in Geography. For homework, using the internet,  find some pictures and information on these tourist attractions. Bring them into school to stick on our Ghana wall for some extra house points. The tourist attractions were: The Hippo Sanctuary,  Volta Lake, The Kintampo Falls and Cape Coast Castle.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 26.9.14

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Ordering events throughout the day and matching times to key events, such as starting school at 9 o'clock and having tea at 6 o'clock etc.

Telling the time- o'clock- (some children went onto to half past.)

Knowledge and Understanding-

Using our smelling sense to detect a variety of smells - we had fun smelling fresh mint, rosemary and sage, toothpaste, various fruits, shower gel, paprika amongst others

Asking and answering questions about where we live in Welsh

Looking at different animal eyes and seeing how they help them to see, hunt, protect themselves etc. We then began talking about nocturnal animals and how they have very efficient senses, such as hearing and smelling when out at night.

We investigated the question- 'do taller children jump the furthest? We predicted and shared reasons why this/why not may be the case. We then carried out the investigation and found out that actually the tallest children in our class did not jump the furthest. We used lots of numeracy skills to carry out this investigation, such as measuring and recording data. 

Language and Literacy-

BIG WRITE-an acrostic poem about AUTUMN using interesting vocabulary

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Have alookat http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive there are some online teaching tools to look at here about clocks. Also http://nrich.maths.org/9292 has a few activities.

Try and encourage your child to tell the time on a variety of clocks, all children can read o'clock and some can move onto half past. Talk about the position of both hands and their length.

Talk about the times you do things at home, such as get up, leave for work/school, have tea, go to bed etc. Ask them questions such as 'if I normally get up at 6 o'clock and slept in for an extra hour one day, what time will it be?' or 'if it takes me an hour to get to work and I leave at 8 o'clock, what time do I get to work?'

Knowledge and Understanding

Perhaps you could discuss the nocturnal animals we looked at this week and create a picture about a few of them detailing how they use their senses- we looked at a mole/hedgehog using its smell, bats and their hearing, owls having large eyes to see at night.

Try creating your own acrostic poem on a topic of your choice- write the initial letters down the page and start each line with that letter. An example could be NOCTURNAL or SENSES.

It's been a busy week with School council elections- well done to Cameron and Amberley who have been chosen as our class representatives this year.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 26.9.14

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Story writing using adventurous language.
 
Numeracy- Measuring the length of objects using cm and m. Recognise whole, half and quarter turns, both clockwise and anticlockwise.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Recognising the difference between being active and inactive. The benefits of exercise.
 
How to help your child at home.
 
Literacy- Write a diary of your weekend. Use the sentence openers- First, Next, Then, Several hours later, Finally etc.
 
Numeracy- Perhaps you could encourage your child to estimate the length of objects and then measure accurately. Were your estimations nearly right? Practise turning clockwise and anticlockwise. Pretend your hands are the hands of a clock. Can you make your hands tell the time? Can you make a quarter turn clockwise? Half a turn anticlockwise?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Understanding the importance of washing your hands and keeping clean for good health.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Year Four Science Week Ending 26th September 2014

This week we have been recording results from our investigation. We used bar graphs and line graphs to present our data. We noticed that as we get older we get taller, hence our bones get longer. Now try and suggest what happens to our bones as we become adults? Do they continue to grow?
Now try and investigate at home: do people who have big feet have big hands?

Next week we will be looking at the names, position of and function of the major organs in the body. What do you already know? What can you find out and present to the class during our lesson next week? Good luck!



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Monday, 22 September 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning   22/9/14

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 all these words within sentences so that pupils understand their context.

Big Write – this week pupils will be planning a Halloween story with links to 'The Cobble Street Rats' story by Brian Fearn, who has renetly visted the school to talk to the children.  

Numeracy – Please practice x4 and x8 times tables for a test next Monday.

 

Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Year 4 w/e 19.9.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- looking at how a story might change if one element was different and also thinking about how we can 'show' what a character says

Maths- subtracting by counting up using a number line and adding using the compact method

Topic- comparing a typical day in the life of a person in Ghana and in Wales

You can help at home by-

Literacy- look at a play or story, think about one element and think about how the story would be different if a character had acted in a different way. For example- in Snow White how would the story change if she didn't eat the apple? Also choose a section of the story or play and try to write out the ways that you could show what character is supposed to be doing. For example thinking about the witch giving Snow White the apple, did she hand over the apple with a force and a smug look on her face? Did she calmly and sneakily talk Snow White around taking the apple?

Maths- have a go at adding up with the compact method. Remember to partition the number and also your answers if need be and carry the appropriate place value into the correct columns. 

Topic- next week will be looking at the distance between Ghana and Wales on a map and trying to calculate how many miles it is, as well as the best form of transport etc to get there. Have a look on an atlas or google maps to see if you can predict the distance.

Big Write- for the next 2 weeks the children will be preparing and editing and improving a short story that follows suit of our visitor, Brian Fearn's stories with the Cobbled rats. It can  be about anything as long as the 5 rats are included and it has a spooky theme to fit in with Halloween. Begin to think about your setting and what the characters might get up to.

Enjoy your weekend

Miss. Williams

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E19.9.14

This week we have been learning about:

 Mathematical Development-

Coin recognition and selecting coins to pay for an amount

Adding up a small collection of coins

Knowledge and Understanding-

How and when we use our senses

Using a blindfold to work with a partner to experience what it is like without sight- what other senses we rely on

Asking and answering questions about where we live in Welsh

Performing different shapes in Gym- happy cat, angry cat, sky diver, cup, saucer.

Language and Literacy-

BIG WRITE- a poster to advertise our Macmillan coffee morning on the 26th September

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Look at the coins we use and their value. Practise saying an amount and ask your child to select the appropriate coins to make this. Some children will only use pennies and amounts below 10p, other children will use different coins and amounts above 10p.

Have a look at- http://www.familylearning.org.uk/money_games (If the link doesn't work, go to www.familylearning.org.uk and on the left hand-side menu there is a tab for 'money games' under the 'number' tab. There are a few games here to look at.

Next week we will be looking at telling the time on an analogue clock.

Knowledge and Understanding

We talked briefly about words that are associated with different senses- we will be looking at this again next week, so feel free to generate some more ideas and bring them in on Monday. For example, words such as fragrance and aroma we use when talking about smell. Words such as scenic, beautiful, colourful we use when talking about our sight. Thunder, crash, thud, high, low are words we use to describe sounds. Obviously some link to more than one sense, so perhaps sweet can be a taste or smell.

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 19.9.14

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- Adding together 2 coins up to 50p. Giving change from 50p.
 
Literacy- Describing signs of Autumn.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Understanding the importance of different food groups.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy- Identify different coins. Can you add 2 coins together? Can you add 20p+30p=     30p+11p=   Can you give change from 50p? Counting in 2's and 10''s. Counting back.
 
Literacy- Can you have a look at some of your favourite story books at home? Are there any interesting words of phrases that you could write down and bring in next week? Can you spot any interesting sentence openers? This will help us for our Big Write story writing.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Write a diary of the exercise you do during the week. (In school and out).
 
 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Year Three week ending 15th September

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: In Mrs Schartz' Literacy group, we have been looking at how play scripts are structured with particular emphasis on the importance of stage directions.
In Miss Foster's RwInc group, they have been revising the sounds are/air.
Numeracy: We have been using our knowledge of 1 digit additions to work out bigger additions quickly.
Science: We have been looking at the skeleton, naming the bones and finding out the functions of some of the bones

How you can help at home:

Literacy: Your child will have come home with the play script we have been studying. We have acted out scene 4 in groups using the stage directions to help. With your parents act out the rest of the play paying particular attention to the stage directions. Be careful that you act out all your characters directions, remembering that sometimes the directions for a character might be at the end of another characters speech.

Write down as many 'are' and 'air' words as you can think of in your homework logs. Remember to use your Fred Fingers to help you spell each word. Once you have done that, write a couple of sentences using one or two of these words. Don't forget to bring in your homework logs so I can mark them.


Numeracy: For example if 5 + 3 is 8 then 25 + 3 is 28. The children were very good at counting on to find the answer of the bigger sum but needed reminding to use this other strategy in order to work it out quicker. Have a go at the examples below and then make up some similar ones yourself. They get progressively harder.

2+6 = so 52 + 6 = 3+4= so 23 + 4=
7+3 = so 47 + 3 = 6+5 = so 56 + 5=
7+5 = so 137 + 5 = 2+9 = so 272 +9=


The children also need to learn their 1 digit additions up to 20. For example knowing that 7 + 9 = 16 rather than working it out each time. Any practise you can do with them will help them greatly. I would start with adding 7,8 and 9 to single digit numbers.

Science: This week the children made a class skeleton and labelled it. We discussed some of the functions of different bones. At home, find some facts out about the different bones in the body. Which is the smallest/ largest ? How many bones are there in the body? What happens when we break one? Write any facts in your homework logs and bring it in to be marked.


Big Write Talking Homework
Most Big Write homework should only be discussed. Occasionally there may be the need to write down some facts that the children can use within their work on a Friday or plan an element of it. We are finding that children are actually completing the written work at home and then on a Friday are only improving and editing it.
Big Writing begins with the thought process and discussion of the writing task. It is a chance for your child to think through and discuss ideas for their BW , to get these ideas clear in their heads by thinking and discussing the order of what they will write. Will it make sense?
The Big Writing scheme says "If they can't discuss and visualise their ideas, how can we expect them to write them down?"

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Year Four Science. Week Ending: 19th September 2014

This week we began planning and predicting our investigation to find out whether our bones get bigger as we get older?
We began to measure children from each class using the units metres and centimetres.
At home can you accurately measure members of your family....measuring accurately to the nearest millimetre?
Next week we will complete and present our data.

Research: Can you name the teeth? How many teeth do we have? Does the number of teeth we have change as we get older?


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Year Six Week Ending: 19th September

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy: find factors of two digit numbers
Science: we have been researching the lungs.
Discovery: beginning to make comparisons between Wales and Ghana

At home you may like to:
Numeracy: find factors of 2 digit numbers. Throw a dice to generate a 2 digit number.....don't forget to use your factor stars to help!
Don't forget to learn your addition and multiplication facts.....can you improve your Big Maths Beat That score?
Science: don't forget to bring in 2 litre and balloons in preparation for our investigation on Tuesday afternoon.
Discovery: continue to research the difference between Ghana and Wales.

Talking Homework: we will spend the week preparing for Big Write as a result of our visit from the author Brian Fearn this week. You may like to prepare by considering the setting, characters and events that may occur in a spooky story. Consider a power opening you may wish to include and vocabulary that would enhance your writing.

Thanks once again Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder


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Monday, 15 September 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning   15/9/14

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 all these words within sentences so that pupils understand their context.

Big Write – this week we will be rewriting the end of Little Red Riding Hood so it would be helpful for the pupils to reacquaint themselves with the story. 

 

Numeracy – Please practice x5 and x10 times tables for a test next Monday.

Year five maths group - practice multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

 

Year 6 week ending 12 September

This week we have been learning about:

Maths - finding the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.
Geography- comparing our initial thoughts about Wales and Ghana, such as landscape, climate and lifestyle.
Science - learning about the infamous story of Burke and Hare and distinguishing between fact, opinion and belief.

This week at home you may like to:

Geography - research the main forms of trade for Ghana, either import or export.

Science - this week we will be focusing on the major organ of the lungs, it's purpose and how it works. Soon we will be conducting an experiment about the lungs and would be grateful for any 2 litre pop bottles and balloons that you may have.

Talking homework - to write a newspaper report about the events of Sherwood Forest.  Look at current newspaper reports and make a check list of what's included, such as title, orientation, reorientation etc.  

Maths - rounding of numbers and decimals in context, particularly hundredths and thousandths. 

Many thanks, Mrs Peacock and Mrs Maunder.


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Friday, 12 September 2014

Year 4 w/e 12/9/14

This week we have been looking at-

Literacy- continuing with our play script, discussing how we think the characters might see themselves and how we think other characters see each other. We have also been acting out and exploring how it feels to be superior or inferior in the role of the characters in our play. 

Maths- adding 2 and 3 digit numbers to other 2 and 3 digit numbers using the method we prefer the most. Also subtracting numbers by counting up using a number line. 

Topic- we looked at Ghana on a map and identified and located different cities, lakes and countries that surround Ghana.

How you can help at home-

Literacy- have a look at other stories or play scripts and create a mind map showing how you think the character sees themselves. Do they show signs of superiority or greed? try and find evidence to support it. Then have a look at and think about how you think the other characters see the same character. Are they much different? Do they have different views?

Maths- keep recapping your timestables to ensure confident and rapid recall. Have a go at subtracting using a number line to 'count up.' Can you do it in as little jumps as possible? Have a go at adding pairs of 2 and 3 digit numbers, remembering your columns!  

Topic- research the differences between Ghana and Wales thinking about the way of life, food, education, clothing, houses etc ready to write a comparison of the two. Try and put yourself in their shoes- how do you think it would feel to live in Ghana?

Enjoy your weekend!

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E12.9.14

 This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Adding units to 10 and other multiples of 10-20, 40 etc to create 2 digit numbers

Partitioning a number to find different ways of making the number, for example 5 can be made up of 4+1, 3+2 etc.

Adding on using a 100 square

Knowledge and Understanding-

Discussing our five senses-a senses walk around the school grounds

Discussing the location of our school and what sort of road it is on- we carried out a traffic survey on Thursday to see how many different vehicles used our road. In the half an hour after lunch we were there we saw around 60 different vehicles!

Using pastels to sketch a famous landmark from around the world

Football skills

Language and Literacy-

BIG WRITE- advertising a country- enticing people to visit a country by giving them a description of what it's like there using interesting vocabulary

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Cut out a card with 10 on it and some others with any single digits on. Get them to show you that adding a 1 digit number to 10 makes a new 2 digit number that has a '10' and '3' more or '5' more. So basically, 10 + 3=13 or 10 +6= 16. Try it with 10 and if they get this try other multiples of 10. Can they complete questions such as 'what is ten add seven?' or 'what is four more than ten?'  OR ? +10-14, what would the question mark represent? Or 30 + ?=38

Next week we will be looking at coins and adding up a collection of coins.

Language and Literacy-

The children made some lovely posters this morning advertising different countries- we used alliteration to create a heading- Amazing America or Brilliant Brazil, Great Greece etc. They used some fantastic vocabulary such as' swim in crystal clear waters,' 'explore the rocky cliffs,' and 'relax in the hot tub with an ice cold lemonade.' Get them to tell you about it- could they create something similar for Trellech? What would people do if they visited Trellech?  

Knowledge and Understanding

Discuss what sort of road is you house on? Is it busy? Busier at different times of the day? Why might that be? Who uses it?

Talk about our five senses-can they think of some words to describe taste- salty, sweet, sharp, spicy, sour, crunchy, plain…

Many thanks, have a nice weekend. 

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 12.9.14

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Using personification to write a poem about our school.
 
Numeracy- Counting in tens starting from different numbers. Recognising different coins.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at particular food groups and recognising the foods that belong to them.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- When you read at home with your child, encourage them to observe the punctuation. Can you name the different types of punctuation? Can you write some sentences using question marks and exclamation marks?
 
Numeracy- Throw 2 dice and make a 2 digit number. Can you add 10 to this number? Which number changes, the tens or units number? Throw a dice 4 times. How many different numbers can you make? Can you tell me 5 things about one of your numbers? Eg. In between......., odd number, smaller than..... etc.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out about protein? What foods contain protein? Why do our bodies need protein?

Year Three Home Learning week ending 12th September

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: We have been looking at how connectives can make simple sentence more complex.
Numeracy: We have been using the greater / less than signs to compare amounts of money and 3 digit numbers
Discovery: We have used maps and globes to label the continents, Ghana and Wales on a map of the world.

You can help at home by:

Literacy: When you read your book this weekend, look out for the connectives. Make a list of the connectives that the author uses.
Numeracy: Using the greater/ less than signs make some number sentences.
eg £3.30 < £3.36 > £3.03
Have a go using amounts of money as well as 3 and 4 digit numbers.
Discovery: Using a map or a globe, find out the names and locations of the oceans. Using the four compass points (Naughty Elephants Squirt Water) describe where they are in location to Ghana and Wales.

On Monday Year Three are off to Hilston Park for our 'Welcome to KS2' day. Children should arrive at school in their own clothes and with a packed lunch. If it is raining could you ensure they have suitable wet weather clothes and hats and suncream should it be hot and sunny. Old trainers are the best footwear. If your child requires a puffer, could you please make sure that it is in their bag. It is an exciting day full of challenge, learning and problem solving. Keep an eye on twitter for photos and news on Monday!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Year Four Science Week Ending: 12th September

This week we have focussed on identifying the different bones that form part of the skeleton. We have been able to name them and suggest some of their main functions. We used the laptops to help us locate the positions of different bones. You may like to use the website at home using the following link: http://www.childrenuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/bodyandmedicine/theskeleton

During the week can you find some facts about different bones in the body...
Which is the smallest/ largest bone? How many bones are there altogether? How many bones make up the whole hand?
Who can create the best fact sheet? Don't forget to bring any pieces of work to science on Tuesday afternoon.
Next week we are going to begin an investigation to help us answer the question:
Do we get taller as we get older?
Have a think about a possible prediction for our investigation

Good luck, Mrs P



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Monday, 8 September 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning   8/9/14

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 all these words within sentences so that pupils understand their context.

Big Write – this week pupils will write an acrostic poem using the word September. Use the internet to look at examples of acrostic poetry and think about vocabulary that can be included.

 

Numeracy – Please practice x5 and x10 times tables for a test next Monday.

 

Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Dos. KS/JW week ending 5th September

Welcome back! We have had a very exciting week settling in and have already been busy learning lots.

Literacy: we have been busy improving our writing using VCOP
Maths: placing three digit numbers on a 0-1000 number line
Science: naming and positioning the human's main organs

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Write a simple sentence and improve it, making it exciting to read, using VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation). The children are all very familiar with these terms but if they need a little support you can google 'VCOP placemat' and you'll find lots of examples. If you don't have any access to the internet, I am very happy to provide you with one.

Maths: The children are now very competent at doing this and so the next step is to order three digit numbers. Give your child four three digit numbers (see the examples below ) and ask them to order them. If they find these easy challenge them with some four digit numbers.
532 374 846 123
356 483 390 673
433 489 430 482
This term we will be revising our 2,5,11 and 10 times tables and working on our 3 and 4 times tables. We want the children to know them so well that they can answer them as quickly as they can answer someone asking them their name.

Science: The children have worked really enthusiastically in Science this week. They have named, positioned and drawn the main organs of the human body. Choose one of the main organs of the body and research it. Any research you find can be written into your homework books.

Have a lovely weekend. Mrs Schartz

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 5.9.14

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Creating leaflets to advertise our homes. Designing and writing invitations to invite people to our Macmillan coffee morning.
 
Numeracy- Place value. Counting in 10's, starting at different numbers.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying different food groups.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Next week we will be writing a report about the Artist Archimolda  Guiseppe. So perhaps your child could out some information about this artist.
 
Numeracy- Understanding tens and units. Exactly what each number represents. Eg. 65= 60 + 5.  Can you complete these- 
 
45=
34=
76=
90=
47= 
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Create a healthy meal to include the food groups we discussed in school. Can you draw a picture of your favourite meal?
 
 
 

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 5.9.14

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Counting and reading numbers

One more and one less than numbers

Ordering numbers from smallest to largest/largest to smallest

Knowing teen numbers are 10 + 1 or 10 + 2 or 10 +3 (beginning of place value)

Knowledge and Understanding-

What happens in a travel agents- setting up our role play for this half term. Finding out about different holidays, accommodation, travel etc.

Types of transport

Drawing maps of the journey from our home to school

Language and Literacy-

A recount of our summer holidays, sharing our postcards with the class. (Thanks so much for sending them in, it was great to see them.)

BIG WRITE- describing our favourite foods using interesting adjectives.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Plenty of counting on and back from different numbers, crossing the '10 bridge' is notoriously tricky, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 etc. Ask your child to give you a number that comes between two other numbers, for example can they tell you that 7, 8 and 9 comes between 6 and 10 etc.

Try saying what is one more and one less than a given number.

Can they tell you that 14 is the same as 10 + 4 or 10+7 is 17. We used coloured to cubes to show this- a block of 10 in one colour and then the units in another.  Try drawing some using colours, encourage them to count on from 10 rather than going back to 1 all the time. 

Have a look at http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html We played it in school and the children really enjoyed it.

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Discuss your journey to school, what landmarks do you pass? Is your house on a busy/quiet road? Are there houses nearby?

If you are out and about over the weekend, pop into a travel agents, talk about the sorts of things that may happen in the shop. Can you collect a brochure or any other travel related leaflets so we can use in our 'Trellech Travel Shop' role play.

Please could you send in a pair of wellies for your child if you have not done so already, they need these regularly for outdoor learning.

Many thanks, have a nice weekend. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Year 4: Science

Science Topic: The Human Body
 
We have enjoyed sharing what we already know about the human body and what we would learn during our topic.
 
We have begun to discuss the skeleton and the position of the bones. During the week can you find the position of the bones their names and facts about them.
 
Present them using a variety of imaginative ways (ICT/ art/ diagrams, even props!) to share with the class next Tuesday afternoon.  
 
Many thanks Mrs Peacock

Home Learning Dosbarth KP/ RM Week Ending: 5th September

Welcome to the new school year!
 
This week we have been settling and learning....
 
Science: the names and functions of major organs
Geography: locating and naming the continents
Maths: Place Value: partitioning and recombining numbers with decimal places
 
At home you may like to:
 
Science: Choose one major organ and research in detail. Select a form to present your information whether it be through oral presentation, leaflet, models or ICT....
 
Geography: Find Ghana locating the continent as well as the lines of longitude and latitude.
 
Maths: Continue to partition numbers that have a decimal place to add and subtract them, then recombining them. This would be useful to do whilst you are shopping.
 
Talking Homework: to write an extended piece set in Ghana, consider vocabulary that will be used to describe the setting, whilst on a journey.  What would you meet/ see/ hear?  
 
Spellings will be given on Monday please ensure your child has their purple spelling books in school
 
Swimming begins on Friday 12th September, please ensure all children have their swimming Kit.
 
Many thanks Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Home Learning Dosbarth Mr. Green

Week beginning   1/9/14

This week your child has carried out a spelling test to determine the patterns they will be receiving in their homework from next week.

The sound words your child will work on will be found in their homework log. They will be tested on a Monday along with chosen high frequency words that will be given in school. From next week please write all these words within sentences so that pupils understand their context.

Big Write – this week pupils will be describing a boy scientist who has invented a special chemical that gives special powers. They will then write a short story about what the chemical can help people do and the results of that.

 

Numeracy – Please practice x2, x3 and x4,  times tables for a test next Monday.

 

Five house points will be awarded on completion of work.