Friday, 27 March 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 27.3.15

This week we have been

Maths - learning to identify different coins up to the value of 20p
weighing items and using language lighter, lightest, heavier and heaviest.

Welsh - naming different foods in Welsh

K & U - sorting plants and animals
using the mouse on the computer to draw a picture - a tree in blossom

Activities to try at home

Maths - find a selection of different items some light and some heavy and discuss which is lightest and which is heaviest. You don't need balance scales for this activity, just ask your child to compare the objects in their hands. You could then use the items to become a shop. Using coins up to 20p have a go at buying items from the shop. Start with values which are the same as the coins e.g. 2p, 5p, 10p whilst your child becomes confident with the coins and then use values which might need two different coins e.g. 7p, 4p. If possible use real money and put the money into a purse so it is like going shopping.

K & U - if you have a computer at home have a go at typing your child's name into a word document. They find this tricky as the keyboard is capital letters. You could maybe help them change the font and the colour of the text. You could discuss the different parts of the computer as they type - keyboard, mouse and monitor. If you have paint package have a go at drawing a picture of themselves using the mouse. It would be great to see your work in school if possible.

Thank you for all your support this term and remember to keep learning the sounds and reading your books. Have a fantastic Easter break.




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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 27.3.15

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Addition and subtraction inverse. Manipulating sums once we know some number facts.

Adding near doubles.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Welsh- beginning to learn some body part names, such as head, tummy, finger etc.

ICT- discussing the names of the main external parts of a computer/laptop.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Once we know some addition facts we can use this to help subtract. So if we know 4+6=10 we also know 6+4=10, then we can find two subtraction sums using the same three digits. So for example 10-4=6 and 10-6=4. Try giving them 3 digits and see if they can generate two addition sums and two subtraction sums. Try 2, 8 and 10 or 3, 6 and 9. Some children can use 15, 5 and 20. We used towers of coloured cubes to help see this visually.

Try adding some near doubles- by this I mean a number that is close to a double. So 6+7 (6+6) or 4+5 (4+4) They can use the double fact that they know then adjust by adding or taking away one.

Have a look at http://www.ictgames.com/dinosaurDentist/

Knowledge and Understanding –

Get them to tell you some of the names they can remember for body parts in Welsh.

Look at your computers at home, talk about the names of the parts- e.g keyboard, monitor/screen, mouse, printer etc. We will be working in Microsoft word in the new term to type and edit text. Perhaps have a go at some typing over the holiday- they could type up some information about a party, day trip etc.

We have begun rehearsing for our class assembly so can you please practise the words that they have brought home. There is a costume letter too. Many thanks and have a lovely Easter break.  

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 26.3.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Welsh Myth's
 
Numeracy- Finding different ways of adding and taking away without using a number square. Division and multiplication problems.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Next term our topic is Fantasy Island. If you have any Pirate books, please could you bring them in next term.
 
We will be studying the artist Lowri next term. Can you find out 4 facts about Lowri and decide which is your favourite painting and why?
 
Numeracy- Number problems- 6 lollies cost 12p. How much does 15 lollies cost? Can you show your workings out?
Tom has a 20p  50p and a 10p coin. He spends half. How much does he have left?
Time- Especially quarter to times, analogue and digital.

Year Three week ending 27th March

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Writing letters home from evacuees and retelling the story of Palm Sunday
Maths: Vertical subtraction, reasoning using time
Science: In science we have been endeavouring to carry out an investigation to show how our shadows change during the day. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: The children will have come home with some spellings linked to next term's science topic on Forces. Can you find the definition of some of the tricky words and write a sentence about each one. 
MathsWe will now be focussing on preparing the children for the National tests they will be sitting in May.  We have put together a series of links which the children can use to help practice some of the required skills.  It would be really helpful if the children could try some (or all!) of the links which focus on various topics.
Time - telling the time on analogue and digital clocks to the nearest 5 minutes and saying how many minutes until the next hour
Money - adding amounts of money up to £2 and finding change from £2.
Word Problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, simple division (we have begun to use remainders).
Science - We endeavoured to carry out an investigation to show how our shadows change during the day. Unfortunately the weather has been against us this week as either the sun has disappeared for half the day or we have had torrential downpours of hail which have wiped all our chalk shadows away!!! We will be trying again during  the first week of the Summer Term! Keep your fingers crossed for sunny weather. If there is a sunny day during the Easter holidays, have a go at drawing around your shadow during  the day and observe how it changes. Don't forget our success criteria - stand in the same place, facing the same direction and in the same position, draw around your shadow at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. What do you notice about your shadow? Why do you think this has happened? Can you explain it? Take a photo of your chalk drawings and bring into school. 


The children have worked incredibly hard this term and I am very proud of them all. So most importantly, have a good rest and I'll see you in the Summer Term.
Mrs Schartz


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Year 4 w/e 20.3.15

This week we have been-

Literacy- evaluating characters and their behaviour and creating character profiles

Numeracy- measuring and converting between mm cm m and km

Topic- researching Hitler and his role

You can help at home by-

Literacy- research Welsh myths. What are their features? What is different about a myth to a fiction story?

Numeracy- look at calendars at home. See if you can work out what the day will be in 5 days, 1 week, 2 weeks time etc. How many days in each month? What day is the 23rd of each month? What you notice on the same date in each month?

Topic- what is the difference between fact and opinion? Can you find different pieces of information and sort them into fact and opinion?

Enjoy your weekend

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Year Three week ending 20th March

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: Multipliying and Dividing with remainders
Literacy: Writing character profiles and speaking to an audience clearly and loudly

You can help at home by:

Maths: Keep practising your times tables. By the end of Year Three I would like all children to be rapidly recalling 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables and beginning to recall 6,7 and 9 times tables.  Practise whenever you can - in the car, on walks or use games/apps on the internet to help. Here are some links below to tables games, flash cards and tests:

Literacy: Keep practising your lines for our class assembly next Thursday. Remember to pronounce the ends of your words and to project your voice. Practise speaking your lines to someone in another room and see if they can hear you clearly. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Friday, 20 March 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning 20.3.15

This week we have been

Maths - naming and sorting 3d shapes
Literacy - using alliteration to write a spring poem
K&U - sorting plants and animals

Things to try at home

Maths - collect a range of different packaging which resembles the following 3d shapes - cube, cuboid, sphere, and cylinder. Ask your child to sort the packets into one of the four groups, look at the shapes in each group and discuss the number of sides and faces they each have and also identify any 2d shapes they can see. You could also see if you can find a pyramid, a triangular prism and a cone. (A big thank you to all who sent in packaging to school - it was very useful)

Literacy - last week we went on a walk and looked at signs of spring and some of you did the same at home. We have been trying to use some alliteration to describe spring including dancing daffodils, colourful crocus, lazy lambs and bursting buds. If you had a chance to go for a walk last week or if you have time this weekend then have a go at using some alliteration for some of the things you find when you are out and about. You can bring your ideas into class to share. We also had some lovely spring drawings this week so you could have a go at this instead and bring in to show the class.

K&U - At home discuss any similarities and differences between plants and animals. Can you think about what plants need to live and then do the same for animals. Can plants move? How do animals move? Think of different animals who move by walking, flying or swimming. Have a go at making a simple table by dividing a piece of paper into two and writing plants on one side and animals on the other. With some help can you think of different plants and animals and put them in the correct column on your table. You could draw a picture instead of writing or you could label your picture.

Please bring in any work you do at home to show me in class - it is always fantastic to see the work you do at home.

Also remember to keep reading regularly and use your sound folder to learn any new sounds or sounds you many be unsure of ( especially special friends)- thank you




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Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles. W/E 20.3.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Creating menus fit for a King. Writing a monlogue.
 
Numeracy- Multiplication/division. Number problems.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- The Easter story.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Next week we will be looking at Welsh Myths. So perhaps you could find out about some characters that you might find in a Myth? Do they have any special powers?
 
Numeracy- Number problems. There are 12 books that need to be shared with 3 children. How many books each?
I have 30 biscuits that need to be shared with 6 children. How many biscuits does each child get?
Sarah has 15 mini-eggs to go on 3 cakes. How many would she put on each 1?
Can you record the number sentences for these problems.

Year Four Science W/Ending: 20th March 2014

This week we researched an eclipse and how it occurs. We used poplet to record models that we created as well,as researching information on the laptops. We discussed the importance of keeping safe during an eclipse and designed posters to present this. 

Next week we will be researching the Aurora Borealis. What do you know? Where may you see them? How do and why does it occur? 

Many thanks for continued support 
Mrs Peacock

Year 6 week ending 20.3.15

This week we have been learning about:

Numeracy - learning about what ratio is and how to find equivalent ratio's.
Literacy - writing reports about the difficulties the Jewish children faced in World War Two and listening to some fantastic presentations!
Science - learning about the structure of the Earth and how volcanoes occur.
History - what censorship was during World War Two and analysing photographs to decide whether or not they could be published.

How you can help at home:

We will now be focussing on preparing the children in readiness for the National tests they will be sitting in May.  We have put together a series of links which the children can use to help practice some of the required skills.  It would be really helpful if the children could try some (or all!) of the links which focus on various topics.

They are as follows:
Converting fractions to decimals
 
 
Ratio
 
 
Finding fractions of an amount
 

Converting metric units of measurement

We also have our eagerly awaited trip to the Imperial War Museum, London on Friday the 27th March.  We do appreciate it is a very early start, but it should be a wonderful learning opportunity to end our topic of World War Two. Please be in school by 6.30am at the latest.

Thank you to all those children who have already given us their presentations in class.  It is clear to see the amount of work that has gone into them and we have all learnt many new things, from mythical creatures to chickens and the Loch Ness Monster!

Have a good weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green
Week beginning 16/3/15

Literacy: Please make sure your child uses a dictionary to find the meanings of words and then write the spellings they have been given into sentences so that they are able to use them in the right context.

Big Write: Ask your child to familiarise themselves with the story of Hansel and Gretel. They will be writing their own version of the fairy tale from the witch's point of view.

Numeracy: Practice making complements of 10. 100 and 1000. For example: 63 + ? = 100,  1000 - ? = 270
Year five pupils can also find complements of 1 with decimal numbers. For example: 0.37 + ? = 1
Continue to learn the times tables together as it has come to my attention that some pupils are still unsure of their x3, x4, x5, x6. x7, x8 and x9 tables. These are an integral part of their learning and are invaluable in numeracy lessons.

Year 5
Science - this week we will be carrying out an experiment to investigate how shadows can change size. Discuss how this could occur. Have fun making shadows together and discussing what you observe.


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Year 4 w/e 13.3.15

This week we have been

Literacy- representing chapters through illustration and designing a new book cover for War Horse

Maths- using our reasoning skills to solve measurement and length problems

Topic- during our WWII day we created a beautiful poppy collage, made spitfires and wrote letters home about our evacuee experience

You can help at home by-

Literacy- what is the difference between there, their and they're? Can you write sentences with the correct word in.

Maths- how many cm in m? How many mm in cm? Measure different items and record the lengths converting between mm and cm and m.

Topic- research Hitler. What did he do? Why was he disliked so much?

Have a good weekend
Miss.Williams

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Year 6 week ending 13.3.15

This week we have been:

Literacy - writing diary entries as either Anne Franks mother or father.

Numeracy - practising reasoning and procedural questions.

History - we had a wonderful time stepping back in time during our World War Two Day, drawing propaganda posters, writing poetry, baking honey cakes and hiding under the desks during an air raid!

How you can help at home:

Welsh - continue to practise discussing your book review orally.

Numeracy - next week we will be learning about ratio and proportion.  The following websites will help you get started.

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6/determine-the-ratio
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/activities/ratios/ratios.shtml

History - we will be learning about censorship and it's impact during World War Two.

Presentations - These will begin this coming week, starting with Coch group on Monday and Tuesday.

Talking homework - the children will be writing in response to an image of a pathway.  Where does it lead you? Who do you meet? Describe your feelings whilst travelling on the pathway.

Thank you so much for the wonderful costumes and donations for World Book Day / Comic Relief and World War Two Day - the children all looked incredible!  The Salsa moves seen today were also amazing, well done everyone!

Have a good weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.



Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning W.E 13.3.15

This week we have been

RWInc - continuing to learn sounds, write words and short sentences
Maths - find one more and one less, adding two groups of numbers together
K&U - looking at the first signs of spring

At home you could have a go at

RWInc - reading and writing words with special friends e.g. yap - yapping, yell - yelling, stop - stopping. Have a go at spelling green words and also make them into simple sentences e.g. The dog is yapping. The man is yelling. When writing a sentence remind your child to use finger spaces.

Maths - we continued to look at one more and one less with children working up to and beyond twenty using cubes and number lines. We also had a go at adding two groups of objects together and using the + sign when writing down the sum. You could use any objects at home, buttons, beads, marbles. Separate the objects into two groups and ask your child to count each group and write down the sum. Then combine the groups and count the numbers altogether. We used mathematical language including add, plus, equals, altogether, makes when creating our sums.

K&U - on Monday we went for a spring walk looking at signs of spring. If the weather brightens up maybe you could go for a walk together and find signs that spring is on its way. We saw snowdrops, crocus, molehills, buds on the trees and heard birds singing. Can you find anything different? Maybe you could draw a picture and label it to bring into school. Also just a quick reminder could all children please have a pair of wellies in school - thank you.

Wow! What amazing costumes today from the children in class - it was very difficult to choose just one winner and thank you for all your hard work making them. We had such fun completing our Danceathon this morning and thank you to all those who have sent in money for Comic Relief. If you can take a look at the pictures on twitter. Have a great weekend.


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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 13.3.15

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Finding the difference between two numbers

Capacity- estimating and measuring using non-standard units and introducing ml and l

Knowledge and Understanding-

The story of Moses and the slaves in Egypt

Investigating which materials light passes through.

Using the Welsh phrase 'Wyt t'in hoffi…?' to find out what people like

Under arm rolling- aim and precision

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We have been using the vocabulary full, nearly full, half full, empty, nearly empty etc. to describe liquid in containers. We have been looking at a range of different shaped/sized containers and thinking which one holds the most/least. Try some of this with containers at home.

We then used a yoghurt pot to estimate how many would fill different containers. We then checked our estimates and worked out the difference between estimates and actual answers. Again, try this at home, you could use a cup or beaker etc.

We then began to look at scales on measuring jugs, measuring cylinders etc and the labels of ml on bottles of milk, water etc. Talk about this at home- look at bottles of squash, milk, fizzy drinks, gels, toothpastes etc.

Have a look at http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/measures/index.htm

Knowledge and Understanding –

Can they find out which foods are eaten at the Pesach meal- the Jewish festival of the Passover.

Next week we will be recapping light sources and what they are, including natural and man-made so perhaps you could have a look around your homes together to see what a light source is and what types you have.

The children all looked great today in their costumes and really enjoyed our danceathon! I'll try and tweet some pictures of them.

 

Home Learning W/E 13.3.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Writing a fairy story with attitude.
 
Numeracy- Measures and Data.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Properties and Uses of materials.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Can you create a mouthwatering menu fit for the King and Queen? Try to use some mouth watering wow words- cascade, tantalise etc
 
Numeracy- Can you look in your kitchen and bathroom for items that are measured in ml or L. (Shampoo, shower jel, milk, squash etc.). Can you estrimate the volume and then look on the items for the correct measurement. Were you nearly right? Try measuring accurately 500ml of water into a jug. How many ml in a L? 1/2 a L? Can you find the place value of 135  765  243 and 649?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out where medieval people used to keep their food that they needed to keep cool? What food did they eat?
 
The children completed theiDanceathon and had a great time. Thankyou for your generous donations.

Year Three week ending 13/3/15

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: about the past tense and turning present tense verbs into the past tense and writing character profiles
Numeracy: times tables and finding change from £1, £2, £5, £10 and £20
Discovery: Next week we will be planning an investigation to find out how shadows change through the day and will be visiting Pontypool Museum to find out what life was like for people during the Second World War.

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Can you learn your lines for the Easter class assembly. Think about speaking clearly and with expression and projecting your voice. Remember to pronounce the ends of your words. Practise saying your words at one end of a room and pretend your audience is in another room. They have to be able to hear what you are saying clearly. Could all costumes be in by Tuesday 24th March. Don't forget to read your home reader as well. 

Numeracy: Keep practising your times tables and money calculations . Follow the link to some good money games. http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

Discovery: Think about some questions you might want to ask when you get to the Museum. For example How did people cope with rationing? What things were rationed? How did people cope with night after night of bombing raids?

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 9/3/15

Spellings – find out their meanings and place into sentences

Big Write: Continue from last week's lesson in preparing for a book review on a favourite book. Read through to remind yourselves of characters, the plot and favourite parts. Are there any quotes you want to use?

Numeracy: practice halving and doubling three digit numbers that are odd and even.


Year 5 - 

History - research information on rationing during WW2; what foods were rationed? Why was rationing introduced?


Friday, 6 March 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 6.3.15

This week we have been

RWInc - continuing to learn sounds, write letters, read and spell green words
Maths - matching objects to numbers, saying 1 more or 1 less than a number up to 20
PSE - what is a promise

Activities to try at home

RWInc - ask your child to write different sounds, use lined paper if possible. Remind them of the saying and encourage them to say it as they write the letter. Repeat with a few different sounds. Encourage your child to write their name. Discuss tall letters and short letters and encourage them to use the correct letter formation. Take time to recap sounds especially sh, ch, th, qu, ng, nk, ck.

Maths - as well as our maths activities we have also been recapping writing numerals 0 - 9 using the correct formation. These should be in your child's sound folder. Many of the children are reversing their numbers, especially 3 and 9, show them the correct formation and allow them to copy. Encourage them to write the numbers in and out of order. We have also been looking at 1 more and 1 less than a given number - write a list of numbers down the middle of a piece of paper using numbers 1 to 20. Get your child to write 1 more and 1 less than your number - you may need to support writing teen numbers or use a number line - you could make one together to use at home on a long piece of paper.

PSE - we talked about making a promise and how we can promise to help other people. Ask your child what their promise was, they ranged from tidying up their bedroom to helping lay the table for tea.

Just a quick reminder about bringing reading books and yellow reading diaries into school each day. We always try to hear your child read twice a week but we cannot guarantee which days your child will read. Also a short comment in their reading diary really helps us when changing their books. Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

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Year 4 w/e 6.3.15

This week we have been-

Literacy- started our new novel War Horse. We have been predicting and summarising a text and inferring relationships.

Maths- collecting data and creating a graph. We have also analysed our data.

Topic- discussed what rationing was and why it happened

You can help at home by-

Literacy- have a look at a story where 2 characters have a close relationship. See if you can choose sections and infer what it is happening. Why do you think they said/did that? How do you think they are feeling? What could happen to their relationship?

Maths- keep practising telling the time and converting between analogue and digital and 24 hour. See if you can tell the time and say what the time will be in an hours time, or half an hours time etc. Look at the time and give it in 24 hour digital. Keep practising your timestables to help with all areas.

Topic- as it is our WW2 day on Tuesday, don't forget to come dressed as an evacuee. You have all had letters about this and have been asked to bring some material in for our KS2 'make do and mend' piece. 

Remember it is Comic Relief/World Book day next Friday (13th) so come dressed up and see if you can get sponsors for the danceathon! 

Have a good weekend
Miss. Williams 

Year Three week ending 6th March

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: We have finished reading 'The Lion and the Unicorn' and have been looking at how the author portrays the characters feelings and personality. We have also been looking at powerful verbs. Next week we will be writing character profiles and exploring  the past tense.
Maths: We have been telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clock and saying how many minutes it is until the next o'clock. 
Science: We have been looking at how shadows are formed. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: In your home reader, look for the past tense. Does the author use the present tense. If so, where? Have a go at this past tense game. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/small_sound/standard.shtml
Maths: As last week, keep practising telling the time during the weekend. How many minutes is it until you have to go swimming/ football? What is the time now? What will the time be in half an hour? an hour? five minutes? three quarters of an hour?
Science: Can you draw a diagram explaining how shadows are formed?

Many thanks for all your hard work with the family history projects. They were fantastic. Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Home learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 6.3.15

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Finding half of a number

Estimating and measuring length, using non-standard and standard units.

Knowledge and Understanding-

The story of Moses and the slaves in Egypt

Light and dark- dark places, using our other senses in the dark

Using the Welsh phrase 'Wyt t'in hoffi…?' to find out what people like

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise finding half of numbers up to 20, some children can recall these mentally, some children will need to use resources to share into two equal groups. We have looked at larger numbers and used our knowledge of halving smaller numbers to help. For example, to half 26, they can split the number into tens  and units, half the 20 to 10, then half the 6 to 3 and then add the 10 and 3 to make 13. (Not all children have experienced this yet.)

Have a go at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. This this has options for doubles, halves, bonds etc. which is good to recap.

We have been using various non-standard units such as blocks, dominoes, paper clips etc to measure length. Use various objects at home to estimate and measure. For example, estimate and measure how many forks' long the dinner table is or how many Lego pieces a book is etc.

Children in Magpie and Condor group used cm and m to measure too, they used a ruler to measure how long a line was and used a ruler to draw a line to a particular length.  Try some of these.

Knowledge and Understanding –

Ask them to tell you about the Welsh we have been practising – can they teach you how to ask if you like something and respond.

We looked at how we can use other senses when its' dark and that we need light to be able to see. We talked about places that are dark. Next week we will be investigating which materials allow light to pass through- if you have a torch handy, you could ask them to test some materials at home and record this in a chart.  

 

 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 6.3.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy-Comparing statements and questions. Using different types of punctuation. Reading playscripts- using expression. 
 
Numeracy- Adding together 2 digit numbers. Subtracting 2 digit numbers.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying different energy resources.
 
How to help your child at home
 
Literacy-
 
Numeracy- 26+22=  62+27=  73+26= etc. Can you find different ways of working these sums out without using a number square? For eg. 20+20+40  6+2=8   So 40+8=48. Or vertical addition. Perhaps visualising the number square and jumping down twice and sliding to the right to add 2 (26+22=). Please can you show any workings out. Continue to learn the 2x tables including counting in 2's from, for example 5?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you name 3 materials. For eg. metal,  plastic and glass. Can you find out how they are manufactured, some uses and properties?
 
If you have any spare small colourful buttons that you could bring in, I would be grateful.
Thank you

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Year Six Week Ending: 6th March 2015

This week we have been: 

Welsh: revising and discussing our book reviews with a partner in preparation for presenting them in class. We have tried to ensure we have expressed an opinion

Science: we completed our investigation and ensured we didn't set the alarms. In preparation for next week please try and research how earthquakes and volcanoes can be found. You may like to look at the following website:


You may even like to have a go at creating your own magma using jelly: http://www.kids-fun-science.com/volcano-activities.html

Maths: have a go at completing the activities on the following website to practise all four operations for next week. If challenge yourself to the 'difficult' level, you will have a time limit in which to complete the questions...good luck! 


We will be listening to your presentations during the week commencing 16th March. Don't forget to plan carefully in order to engage the listener and ensure you are able to maintain eye contact during the presentation. We will let you know the day for your presentation towards the end of next week.

Talking Homework: to link with our Comic Relief & World Book Day we will plan and write a humorous story. Think of some authors who write books including humour...how can you develop this in your writing?  Consider the characters, setting and plot for your story. 

Don't forget World War II Day on Tuesday (10th March), we are looking forward to seeing your costumes once again and remember your square of fabric for the day. 

Please return your slips & monies by Friday 13th March to confirm if you are able to attend our trip to The Imperial War Museum, London on Friday 28th March. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Year Four Science Week Ending: 6th March 2015

We had a busy lesson this week after our eisteddfod preparations last week. We were very proud of our achievements! 

This week we learnt that the Earth rotates to create day and night. We looked at some weather reports to show sunrise and sunset times. We looked at how the length of the day changes throughout the year from one season to the next. We recorded this data on a bar graph, discussing why particular months were longer or shorter. 

Next week we are learning that the sun is a star and stars can be grouped. In preparation for this lesson please could you bring an old kitchen roll and know which is your own star sign. 
Research: are there different types of stars? Why do we notice the sun so easily compared to other stars?  What can you find out about the names of groups of stars? 

You may like to create a sun safety poster...consider the need for us to keep safe due to the Sun. 

Mrs Peacock

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green
Week beginning 2nd March 2015
Literacy
Spellings – find out their meanings and place into sentences
Big Write - This week we will be writing a book review of a favourite book. Look at examples on the internet. Choose a book that your child has read to write about.

Numeracy
Learn the x6 and x8 tables

Year Five - Science:  research how shadows are created and how they change size.