Friday, 19 December 2014

Year Four Science W/ Ending 19th December 2014

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

Have a fabulous Christmas!

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Year Six W/ Ending 19th December 2014

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

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

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

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

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 5.12.14

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Adding to the next multiple of 10

Tally charts and block graphs

Knowledge and Understanding-

Friction- investigating what surface has the most/least friction

Using PowerPoint to create a simple presentation

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

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

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

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

Have a look at- http://www.maths-games.org/adding-games.html.

Or http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/data-handling to practise looking at bar graphs.

 

 Knowledge and Understanding –

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

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

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

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

 

Choir

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

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

Year Three Week ending 5/12/14

This week we have been learning about:

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

You can help at home by:

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

Literacy: using the link below play the game to practise spelling plurals.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en16plur-game-plural-fishing

Discovery: We are finishing off our research on teeth next week.Have a go at a few of the games below so that you can add to your facts next week.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=science/teeth_eating
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/teeth_eating/play/
ww.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/teeth_eating_whatnext.shtml
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/teethandeating/

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Year 4 w/e 5.12.14

This week we have been-

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

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

Topic- our assembly and making christingles 

You can help at home by-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss. Williams 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Year 6 Week Ending 5th December 2014

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

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

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

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

Week Ending 5th December 2014

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

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

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

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