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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Friday, 24 October 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W.E 24.10.14

This week we have been

RWInc - learning sounds e, l, h and reading green words
Maths - creating repeating patterns
using 2d shapes to make shape pictures
Creative - Autumn pictures using hands prints

Activities to try at home

RWInc - continue to learn the sounds in yellow sound folder. Five to ten minutes each day if possible. Encourage you child to write each sound independently and also spell out green words using the sounds so far. If possible encourage your child to draw a picture to go with the word e.g. a dog, a pan, a hat.

Maths - have a look at patterns around the home. Where do you find patterns? Are the patterns repeating, for example do the tiles in your kitchen make a repeating pattern? Encourage your child to create their own repeating pattern using colours and shapes. When out and about have a look to find different types of patterns.

Creative - collect some leaves, when the weather dries up a little, and then use these leaves to decorate different animal pictures such as hedgehogs, squirrels, foxes. Alternatively you could make repeating patterns using different types of leaves either by making leaf rubbings or leaf prints in paint.

Thank you for all your support at home this term. Have a great half term holiday.

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Home Learning W/E 24.10.14 Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Recounts.
Numeracy- Recognising different 2-d shapes. Taking away 20 and 21.
Knowledge and Understanding- Festival of Divali
How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Research the Gunpowder Plot. Also next Big Write, we will be writing a poem with the theme of November 5th. So over the holidays if you can find any words or phrases that describe fireworks, fire, bonfire night, Guy Fawkes etc. We will display them in our classroom to support us with our writing.
Numeracy- Counting in 2's. 2 times table, in and out of order. Drawing and naming 2d shapes. Can you list some facts about your shape. Eg.-A hexagon is a 2d shape, 6 sides, 6 corners, flat, 6 edges etc
Knowledge and Understanding- Next term I have arranged for some Sikh visitors to talk to the children about the festival of Divali. I have sent a consent form for you to fill in about food tasting and having henna patterns on their hands. Perhaps the children could find out why Sikh's and Hindu's have these patterns on their hands.
The children had an amazing time at Crick Nursing Home. The residents and families enjoyed the children's singing and as one of the children said " We sang like birds singing in the elegant trees"
Thank you for your support and enjoy the half term.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 23.10.14



This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Finding halves and quarters of shapes, the ½ and ¼ symbols

Doubling numbers- beginning to talk about multiplication x2

Knowledge and Understanding-

Welsh- asking and responding to what we are wearing, Dwi'n gwisgo...

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We talked about halving as 'cutting into two' and quarters 'into 4'. Practise writing the fraction symbol for these. Can they draw lines on shapes to show where halves or quarters would be? Then can they colour in a half or a quarter of shape? How many quarters are left un-coloured?

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Re cap doubles of numbers to 10. All children know up to double 5 and some are now becoming more confident with doubling up to 10. We talked about the link between doubling a single digit like '3' and then '30.' Some children still need resources to build towers of cubes or use other objects to find the answer to doubles.

Get them to write the sum to match, so double 6 is the same as 6+6.

Have a look at:

After half term we will be looking at halving numbers.

Knowledge and Understanding –

Ask them to use 'Dwi'n gwisgo...' to say what they are wearing, they should remember about 10 different clothes items.  Can they use a colour too, so 'dwi'n gwisgo crys-T coch.' (I'm wearing a red t-shirt.)

After half term we will be looking at forces in Knowledge and Understanding, have a chat about things such as gravity and friction.

I hope you like the PTFA Christmas card designs that came home today, we thought they looked great!

Have a lovely half term break.


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 17.10.14

This week we have been learning

RWInc sounds b, f, e and reading green words containing all sounds so far
Maths - recognising and naming 2d shapes
Welsh - learning colours

Activities to try at home

RWInc - continue to learn the sounds in the sound folder and use the sheets to read green words. Remember to Fred talk the sounds and then blend them together to make the word. When confident then you don't need to Fred talk the word before saying it. Also have a go at writing the sounds. Many children found the e tricky on Friday so have a go saying the rhyme as they write it - cut off the top and scoop out the egg. It would be great to see any writing in school next week.

Maths - go on a shape hunt around the house. Have a look for circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. How many of each can you find? Have a go at drawing the objects and labelling them with the shape they are.

Welsh - find objects of the following colours around the house. Coch - red, melyn - yellow, oren - orange, glas - blue, gwyrdd - green, pinc - pink. Which colour can you find the most of? Have a go at saying the colour following the object e.g. banana melyn (yellow banana), cushion glas (blue cushion)

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Year 3 week ending 17/10/14

Literacy: Next week we will be writing factual reports/ information booklets on the human body suitable for a child in the Juniors. At home, look closely at any books, articles or booklets you may have on the human body. How are they set out? What language is the author using to catch your attention? Make a list of sentence starters that the author uses. They may use sentence starters such as "Did you know… Here you will find out about…. If you look at the picture you will see….. You can find out more about…..
Have a think about what information you might need to include. What will a child of your age most like to learn about? What will be useful for them to know? What language is suitable for them? You may want to make a list of facts that you can use, although you will have access to books and the internet next week. Please don't actually write the booklet/ report at home.

Numeracy: This week we have been focusing on shape and using tables / diagrams such as Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams to sort them. Using the top marks website practise using these diagrams.
Choose a carroll diagram with two criteria and one with multiples of 2 or 5 or 10
To practise your venn diagrams go to the link below where you can sort shapes. Choose 2 criteria, or if you're feeling really confident, three.

Science: We will be looking at the effect on our bodies of exercise next week. What can you find out about the benefits of exercise? How can you measure you heart rate during exercise?

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 17.10.14

This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Word Problems- addition and subtraction

Counting on/back in ones and tens-number sequences

Language and Literacy-

BIG WRITE- A recount of our morning at the Church on Thursday

Knowledge and Understanding-

Designing our own futuristic vehicle

Sketching and using pastels

Discussing what we are thankful for

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We looked at a variety of word problems that involve addition/subtraction. The children had to decide if a + or – sum was need and to highlight the key numbers in the sentence in order to write out the sum. For example- a simple one would be- There were 10 cakes on a plate, if 7 were eaten how many would be left? Here they needed to decide that a – sum was needed, and that 10-7 was the sum. A little more advance was- I saw 23 birds at the park, if my brother saw 3 more and my sister saw another 6- how many did we see in total? Obviously a + is needed 23+3+6 or 23+9

Make some up of your own. Try linking them to money or length so children can make the connection. You could make some little cards with multiple of tens on (10, 20, 30 etc) and ask your child to order them, take one or two away and get them to say which are missing etc.

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Language and Literacy- Talk about time words such as 'first, next, then, later, finally.' We used these to write about our Harvest service at the Church. Perhaps they could re-tell or write about their weekend uisng time connectives.

Knowledge and Understanding –

We discussed things that we are thankful for such as our friends, family, homes, clothes, food etc. The children are making a 'thankful' coat that will be coming home next week to remind them to be thankful, it links to a story I read them this week called 'The thankful Coat.'   





Thursday, 16 October 2014

Year 4 w/e 17.10.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- finishing off our novel and writing a book review. We also looked at the features of a recount and wrote our own for the BBC Ten pieces trip. 

Maths- doubling and halving 2 and 3 digit numbers including odd numbers

Topic-practising for our Harvest festival

You can help at home by-

Literacy- using either your home reader or a book of your choice, find any 'boring' words used and make a list of alternative words that are more interesting. Can the sentence be jiggled around to make it even better? Can you add in or change any punctuation? Think about the VCOP.

Maths- keep practising your 3,4,5 and 6xtables. We really need to make sure recall is quick and confident. Also please have a go at doubling and halving. Some are still finding halving odd numbers tricky. Remember if you are unsure what half of a number is straight away, break it down. E.g. 70- what do you add to 10 to make 70? 60. Halve 10= 5 and halve 60= 30 and add them together=35. This also applies to odd units, e.g. 5- what do you add to 1 to make 5? 4. half of 1= 0.5 and half of 4=2. Add them together= 2.5. Remember to also make sure you are taking note of Tens and Units. If its in the tens column remember you are halving a ten and not a unit. 

Topic- as we were unable to carry out our research session due to Harvest practice, have another look at charities that help poorer countries ready for a discussion next week. Also have a look at the temperature at different times of year in both Wales and Ghana and compare it. Can you produce this data in a graph or table? 

Remember to practise your spellings for your test on Monday. There will be no Big Write as it is an INSET day on Friday 24th. 

Have a nice weekend,

Miss. Williams 
Dosbarth Mr Green.
Dear parents,
I am aware that time is precious and being a busy dad myself know how the working day can be tiring. However I would appreciate it if you could ensure your children carry out the homework that is set in order to improve their spellings and times tables. We have noticed that some reading books aren't being returned regularly or have already been damaged. Therefore could you please make sure the books are brought in for changing after reading to improve reading skills and that the books are looked after.
Thank you for your continued support
Mr D Green

Year 5 Homework
Next week we will be learning about the circulatory system. Please use the internet or books to find information about this.

Next week we will be creating a dual bar graph based on average temperatures in Wales and Ghana. Please have a look at examples of this type of graph.

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 17.10.14

This week we have been learning about-
Numeracy- Doubling and halving. Adding 10,11, 20 and 21 to a number.
Subtracting 10,11,20 and 21 to a number. Place value.
Literacy- Recounts.
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying places on a map.
How to help your child at home-
Numeracy- Choose some even numbers between 10 and 40. Double them, halve them. What is the value of 2 in 28? What is the value of 3 and 9 in 39?  Record, for eg- 39= 30+9
Add 10, 11, 20 and 21 to a number above 20. Subtract these numbers from 40 and 42.
Literacy- Write a recount about our journey to the Church. Don't forget to use time connectives and some interesting words.
Knowledge and Understanding- If you have a simple map at home, could you help your child to find the country where Florence Nightingale nursed the wounded soldiers. Can you find London? What did Florence Nightingale do there?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Home Learning Year Six Week Ending: 17th October 2014

This week we have worked hard to lead a fantastic Harvest Service at Church....well done!

Science: next week we will be carrying out our investigation on lung capacity. In preparation for this consider the factors that affect your lung capacity.
We still need 2 litre plastic lemonade bottles for this investigation, so please bring them by Tuesday if possible.

Welsh: we have been talking to our partner and planning our recount of our trip to the cinema. Use your past tense placemat at home to help prepare for writing your final draft in school on Wednesday.

Geography: continue to research the natural features of Ghana and begin to research the human features in preparation for presenting both elements after half term.

Maths: We have been using the grid method to multiply numbers, use a dice to generate numbers and have a go at some at home. Next week we will be working on fractions. At home try to see if you can recall equivalent decimal number and percentages for fractions.

Don't forget that next Friday 24th October is an INSET Day so there isn't any talking homework for the coming week. Don't forget to check next week for Talking Homework in readiness for after half term.

Many thanks Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock

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Year Four Science Week Ending: 17th October 2014

This week we have carried out our investigation to find out whether our pulse rate increases the more we exercise do. We began to present our results using bar graphs and line graphs. Start to consider the data and what we noticed with our results. We will be writing our conclusions next week referring to the data and relating them to real life.

Next week try and research in detail an organ that we have not studied and present your facts to the class. Select a form you feel comfortable with, presenting maybe a report, through ICT, poetry or pictorially.

I'm looking forward to seeing your presentations!

Many thanks Mrs Peacock

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Year Four Science: Week Ending 10th October 2014

This week we had 'fun' trying to find our own and others pulse. Lots of us couldn't find one to start, which was rather worrying! Once we had located our pulse we used a stopwatch to count our pulse accurately in 30 seconds. This will help us carry out our investigation next week. We planned our investigation and recorded our prediction.
Next week we will measure our pulse at intervals after exercise. At home think about how we could record this data. Could we use a bar or line graph? Have a go at producing a bar or line graph at home to show the pulse rate at rest of the different age people in your home. Using the data you collected last week at home.
Mrs P

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Year 6 week ending 10.10.14

This week we have been learning about:

Numeracy - we have been investigating how to divide numbers and give our answer as a mixed number, such as 18 divided by 7 equals 2 4/7
Literacy - changing our writing style to suit the purpose, by changing an transcript of a live radio broadcast into a news report for television.
Science - ordering statements about smoking from strongly in favour to strongly opposed, giving justifications such as emotional, financial or health.
Geography - we wrote arguments for and against developing a block of flats on a typical Ghanaian village, which we then debated in class.

A busy week for all our year 6 children!

How you can help at home:

Talking homework - we will be using our trip this week to see the BBC 10 pieces to write a recount.  The BBC KS2 bitesize website has lots of useful information regarding recounts, including a little quiz you can play.

Welsh - use the placemat you have brought home from school to practice retelling our trip to the cinema.  We will be writing about our trip in Welsh next week!

Science - next week we will be learning about the circulatory system.  Use the following website to find out more about blood in readiness for this.
Once you have learned more about blood, you can test yourself by taking this little quiz;

In readiness for our next science experiment, I would be grateful for any spare two litre plastic bottles - it is amazing what we can turn a plastic bottle into for science!

Our Harvest Festival is this Thursday, so please make sure you learn your words and also the words for our song.

Thank you in advance and have a good weekend.

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles Miles W/E 10.4.14

This week we have been learning about-
Numeracy- Multiples of 10 and 2. Recognising repeated addition as multiplication. Identifying 1/2 's and 1/4's.
Literacy- Writing a nomination and giving the reasons why.
Knowledge and Understanding- Begin to understand the reasons why some people have to take medication to keep them well. Also the importance of only taking medicine if an adult is giving it to us. Sometimes we have to take medicine for a short time.
How to help your child at home.
Numeracy- Counting in 2's and 10's. Recognising these multiples. What can you tell me about 40, 50, 78, 34 and 87? For eg 40 is a multiple of 10, its an even number, a multiple of 2 and is double 20.
Write a multiplication sum for 10+10+10+10+10+10= For eg 10x6=      etc.
Literacy- Next week we will looking at Recount writing. Can you retell someting you did on the weekend using time connectives. For eg Meanwhile, several minutes later etc.
Can you make a list of time words that we can diplay in our classroom.
Thank you. Have a good weekend.

Year Three week ending 10/10/14

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
Numeracy: Symmetry and line graphs
Music: Harvest Song and Ten Pieces Project

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Ask your child what a noun, verb, adjective or adverb is. In their reading book, ask them to find examples of each. Can they improve some of these. For example, can they make the boring verb into a powerful verb (walk becomes stumble, stroll, patter) and can they add an adverb? Does the simple sentence need some exciting adjectives to make it more interesting?

Numeracy: I will be sticking their learn its into the back of their homework log books next week. Help your child to learn these sums and times tables. There are some ways to do this in the back of their log books. We are looking for rapid recall of these facts rather than just the ability to work them out.
We also looked at line graphs last week and even had a go at creating them from scratch. Using the data below create your own line graph. You can create it on online if you have access to the internet using this link:

Last week I collected data to show how much time I spent running each day.
Monday - 20 mins
Tuesday - 19 mins
Wednesday - 24 mins
Thursday - 30 mins
Friday - 35 mins
Saturday - 40 mins
Sunday - rest

Remember to put the days along the bottom and the minutes along the side. Good luck!

Music: Choose your favourite piece from the Ten pieces film and do some research on the composer. Can you find out when they were born? What country they lived in? What other pieces they composed?
If you can't remember the pieces, you can either watch it again on bbd inlayer or check out the ten pieces website.

You have all come home with a copy of the Harvest song. Can you practise it and try to learn the words for next week.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs S.

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 10.10.14

This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-


Taking Away

Knowledge and Understanding-

Harvest- why and when we celebrate it and the different ways that food is gathered

Writing a poem in Welsh about the foods we like

Creating an autumn scene using natural materials

The history of the motor car

Language and Literacy-

BIG WRITE- HARVEST acrostic poem

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We used the term 'symmetry' and 'symmetrical' this week when talking about patterns and shapes. We used mirrors to reflect patterns and some children went on to identify lines of symmetry on a 2d shape. 

Have a look at-

there are some nice games and activities here. They could draw some symmetrical patterns and have a go at drawing around a shape and thinking where the line of symmetry would be. (This will be tricky for some children)

We went on to taking away numbers, some children from numbers below 10, others went on to any two digit numbers. We used a number line or number square to help but practise of counting back mentally would help as they found that hard.



Knowledge and Understanding

Encourage them to tell you the names of some foods in Welsh- they should remember milk, potatoes, apple, orange, grapes, ice cream, grapes,banana to name a few!  Can they remember how to say they like or dis-like it- Dwi'n hoffi… or dwi'n ddim yn hoffi- (said quite phoneticly apart from ddim sounds like thim)

We looked at the ways that we gather in food at harvest time, such as picking, catching in nets, cutting and pulling from the ground. We talked about being thankful for a good harvest.

We looked at how the motor car has changed since the days of a horse and cart and the first motor car, net week they will be designing their own futuristic car, so perhaps they could have a think about this. 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Year 4 w/e 10.10.14

This week we have been-
Literacy- looking at the novel, "The Butterfly Lion" and writing from the point of view of a character and seeing how the story might change if something different had happened.
Maths- identifying different shapes and making 3d shapes using art straws and playdough
Topic- researching Tourist attractions in Ghana
We also had a great time at the BBC Ten Pieces film and thoroughly enjoyed it!
You can help at home by-
Literacy- research different book reviews ready to make your own book review for our story next week. Also think about the features of a recount ready to write one next week.
Maths- practise your doubling and halving of odd and even numbers. What different strategies can you use for this? Try out different ways and see which one works best for you. Focus on 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Topic- have a look at different charities that help third world countries. What sorts of things do they help with? How do they help them?  Make a list of these charities along with what they do.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Year 5 Homework Week commencing 6th October 2014

Prior to next week's lesson your child can look at pictures of  towns and cities in Ghana. What do they notice about them? What would happen if the country towns were modernized? What type of effect would that have on the inhabitants?

Please learn your song words for the Harvest Festival.

Year 5 assembly
Start to learn words and lyrics.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Year 4 w/e 3.10.14

This week we have been-

Literacy- creating a final speech for a character in a playscript, adding in stage directions and up levelling and editing out playscripts

Maths- looking at different shapes and their names and identifying if they are regular or irregular. We have also been identifying any right angles or lines of symmetry in shapes too. 

Topic- looking at the population of Monmouth over the past 5 years and discussing possible reasons for population change. We then created a bar chart and will compare it with the population of a town in Ghana next week. 

You can help at home by-

Literacy- create a final speech for Rumplestiltskin, thinking about the type of language that would be used in court, for example, "your honour." Remember to try and make the judge feel sorry for Rumple as you are trying to persuade and convince him you are not guilty. 

Maths- draw different regular and irregular shapes. Remember regular shapes have sides of all the same length and irregular shapes have different sizes. See if you can draw a regular and irregular for each of the 10 shapes we looked at and label them. You might like to then sort them into different groups as to whether or not they have right angles and/ or lines of symmetry. Keep learning your tables please- if you are confident with saying and answering questions for the 3, 4 and 5 xtables, then move onto the 6,7 and 8.

Topic- research the different tourist attractions in Ghana and in Wales and compare any similarities or differences as to the type of attraction. See if you can find prices etc too and also any types of public transport. We will have look at this next week. 

Enjoy your weekend

Friday, 3 October 2014

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 3.10.14

This week we have been -
RWInc. learning to read and write the following sounds
- i, n, p, g
Reading green words - mat, sat, dad, sad, mad and at.

Continue to practise all the sounds and words at home, they are in your child's yellow folder. When reading the words encourage your child to copy you saying each sound and then blending the sounds to read the word. When they are confident with this then ask them to read the words without Fred talking first.

Have a go at writing down the green words above using the sounds to spell each word. Please encourage your child to use the phrase when writing the letters.

Knowledge and understanding - we have started to look at the changes which tell us Autumn is here. If the weather is fine this weekend perhaps you could go for an Autumn walk together and discuss what you can see. Maybe you could bring in some of the things you find for our nature tuff spot so we can look at them together.

Maths - ordering numbers 0-5
We have been ordering numbers 0-5 using numbers on a washing line. Some children have also been having a go with numbers up to 10. Using pieces of paper write the numbers, firstly up to 5 and then up to 10 and help your child put them in the correct order. You could also ask your child to look at a given number e.g. 4 and talk about the number which comes before, 3 and the number that comes after, 5.

Just a quick reminder to remember to send in the yellow sound folders everyday, thank you.

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Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 3.10.14

Sorry forgot to mention, if your going for a walk this weekend, could you collect some leaves please. We are going to make leaf pots. Any size or colour. Not too crunchy as they will crumble. Thank you.

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 3.10.14

This week we have been learning-
Literacy- Writing a report on Giuseppe
Numeracy- Money problems. Finding next multiple of 10.
Knowledge and Understanding- Florence Nightingale
How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Design a poster to advertise our end of term Disco
Numeracy- Finding different amounts of money and then giving change from 50p. Eg.- 21p+13p+ 10p=        50p-44p=    etc
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find 4 facts about Florence Nightingale? Which country did she work when she was looking after the soldiers?

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 3.10.14

This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Comparing and ordering lengths

Estimating and measuring length using a non-standard unit, becoming familiar with m and cm

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating if there is a link between feet and hand size using our measuring and data handling skills

Finding out our favourite crisp flavour- using tally charts and recording using a pictogram

Using welsh to express opinions of food we like/dislike and learning the Welsh names for common food

Language and Literacy-

BIG WRITE-A description of nocturnal animals at night, e.g the lurking foxes roam the forests or moles clamber out of holes to search for slithering worms- developing their use of description and vocabulary.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We used the term 'estimate' to think about how long/high something was, for example how many dominoes or cubes or pencils a table length would be, or a book, or how high a chair was etc. The children then used these non-standard items to measure. Some children went on to using a metre ruler to measure how long the yards or corridor were.

We ordered and compared lengths from shortest to longest too, using all the vocabulary associated with this, e.g shortest, shorter etc.

Try having a go at estimating and measuring items at home- for example at the dinner table you could estimate and measure how many spoons long the table is or on the floor you could measure how many feet long a room is. (Talk about the need for the measuring tool to be the same size)

Then you could choose an object or use a ruler at home and look for things that are longer/shorter than it. Or use a stick from the garden and find another stick that is longer/shorter etc. Some children may like to try using centimetres to measure although not all children have done this in class yet.

Knowledge and Understanding

Encourage them to tell you the names of some foods in Welsh- they should remember milk, potatoes, apple, orange, grapes, ice cream, grapes, banana to name a few!  Can they remember how to say they like or dis-like it- Dwi'n hoffi… or dwi'n ddim yn hoffi- (said quite phoneticly apart from ddim sounds like thim)

We will be looking more closely at harvest next week, so perhaps you could talk about how farmers at this time of year will be gathering in their crops, also what other foods are harvested?

Next week we will be looking at different modes of transport and how they have developed over time. Could they find out who invented the steam train?

Thanks for all the acrostic poetry homework that has been coming in- they are great!

Well done toHarry and Elsie who have been chosen as our ECO class representatives this year.

Year 3 week ending 3/10/14

This week we have been learning about:
Maths: Subtracting using number lines and measuring to the nearest 1/2 cm.
Literacy: Writing scripts
Science: Investigating the link between height and length of feet.

You can help at home by:
Maths: Using a ruler or measuring tape, measure items around the house in cm to the nearest 1/2cm. Remembering that 1 cm = 10mm and 1/2cm = 5mm, can you convert the measurements into mm. For example 5 cm = 50mm and 3 1/2cm = 35mm

Literacy: After you have read your current home reader, write a book review on it. Write a brief summary on what the book is about, what you like about the book and what you don't, who it is suitable for and give it a mark out of 10. I would like to put some of the reviews on our reading board above the book corner so write them on paper and, if you have time, decorate them.

Science: This week you measured children's height and foot length to see if there was a link. At home measure your families height and feet and put the results into a table. Do your results at home mean you come up with the same conclusion we did at school? Bring your table in so we can discuss them during science next week.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Home Learning Y6 Week Ending: 3rd October 2014

This week we have once again been very busy!

During science we carried out an investigation on the effect of smoke on the lungs..we were surprised at some of our observations. At home, research the effect of smoking on the lungs and other major organs. e.g. The heart
Look at to help.

In maths we have been learning about angles of shapes. Investigate by drawing four sided shapes, regular and irregular. Is there a pattern for the sum of the angles in the shapes?

During Geography we compared rainfall in Ghana and Wales recording the data on a duel line graph. Can you record in the same format but comparing the temperature in the two localities?

Have a look at examples of journalistic writing, bring them in to identify the features of the text, to aid our writing in this style.

Talking Homework: this will be related to our trip on Tuesday to BBC Ten. How does the pieces of music create atmosphere and images? How would we describe those images using powerful vocabulary? Listen to some music at does it make you feel? What does it make you think of? Write some power words to describe the emotions you feel whilst listening.

Don't forget to use your Welsh placemat yo describe yourself and extend your sentences....we will record you after half term!

You should all have your words for Harvest Festival please practice at home with clear voices.

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Year Four Science: Week Ending: 3rd October 2014

This week we identified the major organs of the body. Well done to those of you who completed homework last week and shared your work with the class. It helped some of us with our research. We used the laptops and non fiction texts to find out what the different organs do in our body (their function). We recorded some of these in our books.

Next week we will begin planning an investigation about how fast our heart beats.
You may like to try and locate your 'pulse' in preparation for your investigation. Can you count the number of beats in 30 seconds? Try and find the pulse of other members of your family, do they have the same number of beats in 30 seconds as you? Suggest why they are the same/ different.

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