Monday, 29 June 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green
Week commencing 29th June 2015

Please research the definitions of this week's spellings and write out sentences to include them.
Big Write this week will be a comic strip based on the Battle of Waterloo. Research the date, where it took place, the reasons for it and the main generals involved.
The work doesn't just have to be factual as it is a cartoon.

Learn the x11 and x12 tables.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Year 4 w/e 26.6.15

This week we have been-

Literacy- writing the next chapter and designing a book cover for our chapter
Numeracy- completing a mini 'come dine with me' project
Topic- learning Barti Ddu and finding out about gods and goddesses

You can help at home by-

Literacy- have a look at a book you enjoy reading, look at the last chapter- could you write another chapter to follow it on?

Numeracy- think about the work we have done this week. Using the same skills, find a recipe online and see how the ingredients would change if you made it for more people. You may like to look at supermarket websites to price up the real costs of the ingredients.

Topic- think about the different gods and goddesses. If you were a god or goddess during Egyptian times, what would you like to look like? What would you want to be a god or goddess for? Design yourself as if you were one.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Year 6 week ending 26th June 2015

This week has seen the culmination of all the children's hard work on the transition science topic on penguins.  we have written reports on penguins using a combination of word processing, comic life app on the iPads and more traditional methods too.  We have also created multiple choice power point quizzes on Emperor penguins, using hyperlinks to link to the correct slide.  We took these to the celebration morning for other children and staff to play.  the celebration morning was a fantastic event and we were extremely proud of all our Year 6 children! Take a look at twitter for some pictures of today.
We were also extremely fortunate to have the author Sam Hay visit us and deliver a literacy workshop as part of the Monmouthshire Literacy Festival.  The children thought of some amazing ideas and Sam presented the school with a copy of her new novel "Screaming Sands: The Day the Donkey Dropped Dead", which is being avidly passed around the classroom.
We have a taken a topic approach to maths this week, linking in our safe cycling, by studying the Tour de France.  The topic incorporates the skills the children have learnt during the year and they have even taken part in their own time trial!
Next week:
Year 6 will be taking part in their transition days to Monmouth Comprehensive School, either Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday. 
We will be continuing with our topic maths of the Tour de France.  The following link will help when we are reading and interpreting line graphs.
We will also be researching Greek gods and goddesses and the children can use the following website to complete some independent research,
Talking homework - year 5 - writing a report of your year as a year 5 pupil.
                                year 6 - writing a report of your life / memories during your time in Trellech.
Please remember to keep learning your words and song words for the leavers assembly and practising your signalling for safe cycling.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 26.6.15

This week we have been learning about-
Literacy- Designing chocolate wrappers. Writing invitations.
Numeracy- Block graphs and interpreting data.
Knowledge and Understanding. Creating ideal conditions for a minibeast hotel.
How to help your child at home-
Literacy across the curriculum- Can you find some information about the weather in India compared to Wales? What food do they eat in India?
Numeracy- Practise counting the seconds around the clock starting at the 12. How many seconds in an hour? How many seconds in I/2 an hour? Point to the quarters and haves around the clock and say- 15, 30 and 45. Encourage your child to say these times as the day goes on. (Digital time). For eg. 12:15  12:45 etc. Can you do the corresponding analogue time?
Enjoy the weekend.

Year Three week ending 26th June

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Using different sources to research and next week we will be using those facts to create a fact file.
Numeracy: we have started a real life maths project looking at preparing cream teas for the summer concert.
Science: We have started group work researching uses for magnets. we will be using our research to create powerpoint on uses of magnets.

You can help at home by:

Literacy: What can you find out about cats in Ancient Egypt? Why were they special? How were they worshipped? Don't forget all Egyptian homework goes up on our Egypt wall!!
Numeracy: Pretend you had 48 people coming over for cream teas. scale up the following simple scone recipe which makes 16 scones:
225g of self raising flour,
50 g butter
25g sugar,
150ml milk
If each tube of cream has 250g in it, how many will you need if each scone needs 6g of cream?
If each jar of jam has 450g of jam in it, how many jars of jam will you need if each scone needs 14g of jam?
Science: Can you find any more facts for your use of magnets. The different uses were: everyday uses, Maglev trains, electromagnets, recycling Bring in any information you have found so that you can use it on your powerpoint.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Monday, 22 June 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green

Homework Week beginning 22nd June 2015

Look up the meanings of spellings and include them in sentences. Your child will be tested next Monday.
Big Write:
Continuing from last week, record ideas for quotes for a newspaper report. Year 5 pupils need reported and direct speech. Decide upon a headline (year 5 must use alliteration). Think about the last paragraph to bring the story up to date.

Learn the x8, x9 and x10 tables.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Year 4 w/e 19.6.15

This week we have been

Literacy - writing the next chapter to our story
Maths- rounding numbers and creating graphs
Topic- learning Barti ddu and sports day

You can help at home by-

Literacy- look at there, their and they're. Can you create different sentences with the correct version? Some of you are still getting a little confused.

Maths- practise your timestables- see if you can time yourselves and try to best your score each time

Topic- keep learning any of the words you can remember from Barti ddu, it would be great if we could create our own video! Have a look at different Egyptian gods and goddesses. Who was the most important? Who would you want to be?

Enjoy your weekend
Miss. Williams

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Year Three week ending 19th June

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: How to use commas in lists, doubling consonants when adding suffixes.
Numeracy: Using multiplication to scale up recipes, right angles.
Discovery: Egyptian gods and goddesses

How you can help at home:

Literacy: Next week we will be starting work on a new novel. We will finish reading our book and make a story map of the main events of the story. Can you make a story map of the last story you read? You can use your home reader or use a favourite book from home.
Numeracy: Next week we will be starting a numeracy project called "British Bake off" where we will be using our numeracy skills to plan, research and make cakes for the summer concert. Can you find simple recipes that we can compare and use to scale up. Hopefully we will use one of your recipes to make the cakes for the concert.
Discovery: We will be using a databasing software to make a database of Egyptian gods and goddesses. What do you know about databases? What are they used for? How can they be useful? Can you find any examples?

Have a good weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Friday, 19 June 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 19.6.15

This week we have been

RWInc - learning new sounds, writing simple sentences, up levelling sentences and using simple punctuation
Maths - beginning to understand capacity
Creative - finding out about the artist Clarice Cliff.

Activities to try at home

RWInc - use words from your sound folder to create simple sentence, then have a go at adding some interesting words to your sentence. Make sure you use your Fred fingers when spelling green words and have a go at writing simple HFW independently; the, you, me, I. Remember to use a capital letter and a full stop correctly. Choose one of your sentences and draw a picture to show what is happening in your sentence.

Maths - find different size bottles and using a cup make a prediction to how many cups it takes to full up each bottle. Then have a go at filling up the bottles. Was your prediction correct? You could record your predicted amount of cups and the actual number of cups on a simple chart for each of the bottle.

Creative - carry out some research on the artist Clarice Cliff. Find out where and when she was born. What she did before she became an artist and what made her become an artist. Find a picture of her work and have a go at making a copy of the picture. Bring any research into school.

Please could you continue to help your child learn their lines this weekend. Also if you haven't yet sent in your child's costume then please could you send it in on Monday. Thank you.

(Also we will need PE kits back in on Monday after being worn home after sports day - Thank you)

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 19.6.15



This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Clockwise and anti-clockwise direction

Quarter, half and full turns

Knowledge and Understanding-

Scavenger hunt at forest school

Inputting data that they collected into a simple database to create a graph on the computer

Literacy- A poster advertising the summer fayre- look out for these coming home next week

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We talked about clockwise and anti-clockwise direction, linking this to the hands on a clock etc. We then began to talk about quarter turns, half turns and full turns. I used an object to model this, which made it easier for them to visualise. I also got them turning their bodies to given directions and turns.

Have a look at

Try using a picture or toy or something and get them to move it around to given turns and directions.

Knowledge and Understanding-

It's been a busy week with sports and forest school! I thought all the children were fantastic with their races and they cheered each other on with great team spirit.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 19.6.15

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Creating a leaflet. Writing instructions.

Numeracy- Collecting data.

Knowledge and Understanding- Investigating the hottest part of the school.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- If you have any chocolate wrappers at home, please could you bring them in. We will be looking at different designs and creating our own. (Used wrappers, as too tempting!)

Numeracy- Use your family members, and record how many letters in their names. You can draw a table for your results. Who has the most letters in their name? Least?  What is the difference between the most and last?

Knowledge and Understanding- Over the weekend could you support your child to measure accurately 100ml of water and pour into a container. Leave the container somewhere, for eg- in the window sill, garden, etc. Measure the water in the container at the end of the day and work out how much has evaporated. Can you show your workings out?

Year Six Week Ending: 20th June 2015

This week we have been busy completing our transition science topic on penguins.
We carried out our investigation and recorded it in preparation to share at a forthcoming celebration event with our cluster schools at MCS.
In preparation for this consider how to present our work on penguins in a report. What have we done? What makes a successful report? How could we present this? (Written format/ICT etc...) 

Next week (Tuesday) we will complete the written part of our safe cycling test. Don't forget to revise your Highway Code in preparation for this.

Your child  will have had a copy of the script for their Leavers Assembly, please try to ensure they learn their words as we will begin rehearsing for this next week. 

Talking Homework: due to Penguin Project Celebration Day (TBC) next Friday Y6 will not complete Big Write. Year Five please see Dosbarth Mr Green homework blog for talking homework.

Next week as part of Monmouth Literary Festival Y6 will take part in a workshop led by author Sam Hay. They may like to look at the following article beforehand......

Well done to you all for your efforts to help ensure our sports day ran smoothly. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green Homework

Week commencing 15th June 2015

Literacy: spellings
Use a dictionary to find the meanings of the words and include them in sentences. 

Big Write: Newspaper report
Pupils will be writing a report based on the story from last week. Pupils will need to think of a headline, picture and caption. They also need to think about witnesses that the reporter can use in the report. Look at examples of reports in newspapers or online.

Numeracy: Learn x5, x6 and x7 tables

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 12.6.15



This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Adding to the next 10- some children added from any 2 digit number to 100

Using different digits to create addition sums

Tally charts and interpreting data- some groups began looking at bar graphs- next week we will be looking at inputting data to create graphs using the computer.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Looking at foods that come from the rainforest- using a map of the world to label where exactly they come from, for example bananas from Asia or cocoa from South America.

Classification of animal groups- we looked at mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. We talked about the characteristics of each group and sorted animals accordingly.

Literacy- Writing a recount of our forest school visit using the journey sticks we made while we were there.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Use a selection of 2 digit numbers- ask them to add to the next 10, a lot of children used a 100 square or the 100 bead bar to do so. So for example 36, the next multiple of 10 would be 40, and you need to add 4 more from 36 to 40. We talked about number bonds to 10 here, so if the 'unit' number was a 6 then a 4 would be needed to add to make the next 10. A lot of children still need a lot of practise with just number bonds to 10 and 20.

There are lots of adding games here, some with number bonds and others with general addition.

Try giving them 3 cut up cards with digits on such as 3, 7 and 10, and get them to arrange them to make various sums. Try 14, 6, 20. They found it harder when they 1 and 4  was separate so had to put it together to make14.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Could they create a chart or brainstorm map with some examples of animals in each of the group we looked at- can they remember the characteristics of each group, e.g warm or cold blooded, has hair or fur, has scales, has wings, can live in land and water, lays eggs etc.

Next week we will be looking at the cutting down of rainforests and the impact this has.

We had a great time at forest school on Thursday. Just a reminder that sports day is next Wednesday 17th June and we visit the forest again on Thursday 18th June.


Friday, 12 June 2015

Year 6 week ending 12th June 2015

This week we have been learning to:

P.E - playing cricket in a schools competition and practising for sports day.
Numeracy - balancing budgets by looking at a bank account for a family over the course of a month.
Literacy - we have looked at vocabulary and a text from 1938.
Science - we have begun our penguin project by having a fascinating talk by Steve Lloyd who lived in Antartica for three years.
Cycling - turning right at a junction.

How you can help at home:
Numeracy - we will be using our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages. The following link has a whole host of games you can play on these topics, ranging in difficulty.

Talking homework - we will be focussing on writing a summer poem, in preparation for a poetry competition. The theme is "summer" and the children can write about any subject within that theme. For example they can focus on long hot summer days, waves lapping the seashore, holidays, freedom, relaxation, or even hay fever and being stuck indoors! Poems can be serious, funny, sad, but must not be longer than 30 lines.

Cycling - the children are all doing really well. Please make sure bikes are in on Tuesday and keep practising trying to ride slowly and with control.

Sports day - weather permitting, we will be celebrating sports day on Wednesday 17th, so please ensure your p.e. Kit is in school.

Words for leavers assembly will be coming home shortly!

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home learning w.e 12.6.15

This week we have been
RWInc - using our sounds to spell green words
Maths - taking away and finding out how many are left
K&U - looking at items which use electricity

Activities to try at home
RWInc - continue with the sounds in your sound folder both reading words and spelling words. Try writing a simple sentence with words from your sound folder e.g. I play in the mud. Jack has a red hat. Try and use your Fred fingers to spell the green words. Remember to use finger spaces between your words when writing your sentence.

Maths - collect a group of 10 objects and number cards from 1 to 10. Collect two cards e.g. 2 and 5, put the largest number first and complete the sum 5 - 2 =. Use the objects to help you work out the sum. You could also write the sums on paper. Once your child is confident with numbers up to 10 then continue to 20.

K&U - have a look around your house and make a list of all the items which use electricity. How many can you find? Bring in to show the class.

Please continue to learn your words for our class assembly, thank you and have a lovely weekend.

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Year 4 w/e 12.6.15

This week we have been-

Literacy- planning a new chapter for our story and discussing dilemmas and consequences
Maths- extracting and interpreting data from timetables
Topic- practising for sports day and learning the story of Barti Ddu through actions

You can help at home by-

Literacy- see if you can find any dilemmas in your every day doings or in other stories. What are the possible decisions or actions you could take? What will the consequences be? Do you agree with the decision taken by certain people? Why? Do we face dilemmas every day?

Maths- time is an area for a lot of children to focus on so have a go at telling the time this weekend each day. Create your own timetable of your day and see how long it took you to do each activity. You might like the look online at local train or bus timetables- how often do they go? What is the time difference between each stop? Shortest? Longest?

Topic- if you can remember any of the actions from Barti ddu, have a practice ready to go over it again next week. Don't forget your correct PE kit for sports day on Wednesday.

Don't forget parent consultation slips also need to be returned too

Have a nice weekend
Miss. Williams

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Home Learning. W/E 12.6.15. Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
Numeracy- Learning the order of the days of the week and the months of the year.
Literacy- Writing a fantasy story with a beginning, middle and an end.
Knowledge and Understanding- Researching India.
How to help your child at home-
Numeracy- Recite the months of the year in order. Can you choose 4 different months and write a sentence about it. For eg- June is a summer month and it is my brothers birthday etc.
Literacy- I have mentioned to the children that I would like them to do a simple presentation lasting for about 3 mins. Nothing too complicated. If the children can think of something they are really interested in to present. It might be a hobby, pop star, country they have visited etc. This will give the children an opportunity to talk clearly to a small audience, giving eye contact etc.
Thank you for your support.

Year Three week ending 12th June

This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: writing biographies, spelling words ending in -il,al,el, joined handwriting practise
Numeracy: right angles
discovery: researching different pharaohs

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Next week we will be spelling words ending in an,en,in,on. Make a list of words for each ending that we could practise.
Keep reading your home reader. Try to read one a week - ideally to a parent but otherwise on your own is fine too. Some of you haven't brought a book in for changing for quite a while. If you have read a book from home or the library, just write the name of it in your book and a sentence about how you got on with it.
Numeracy: Have a look around your home and make a list of any items that have right angles. Perhaps you could sort them according to how many right angles they have. If you access to a computer there are a couple of good games on the top marks website.
Discovery: Next week we will be researching Egyptian gods and goddesses. Can you draw an A4 picture of your favourite god or goddess t go on our Egypt display wall?

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Schartz

Monday, 8 June 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green Homework

Week Commencing 8th June 2015
This  week's spellings can be found in your child's homework journal. Use a dictionary to find the meanings and include the spellings in sentences.
Big Write: A sentence starter can be found in your child's homework journal. This is the beginning of a short sci-fi story about a UFO crash landing  in your garden. Pupils can create a mind map for ideas and related vocabulary.

Numeracy: your child has been given a worksheet on division problems to complete. 
                   I have noticed that quite a few pupils need to revise their tables. Please practice the x2, x3 and x4 tables.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 5.6.15



This week we have been learning about:


Mathematical Development-

Adding a collection of coins

Selecting coins to pay for an amount

Giving change from 10p and 20p

Knowledge and Understanding-

Animal sketching

Interpreting data from a chart about rainfall in Brazil

Literacy- Creating a riddle of a description of a rainforest animal

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Use coins at home to let them add simple amounts, e.g up to 20p. Some children are able to use 20p, 50p etc. Ask them to select the coins for given amounts, e.g can you make 15p? 24p? 37? etc.

We looked at giving change from 10p and 20p this week- they found this quite difficult, so will certainly need more work. We looked at it in two ways- either counting on from the item price up to the value of the coin given, or a subtraction sum- for example. If a toy cost 8p and I paid with a 10p coin, I could either count on from 8 to 10, with a difference of 2, or I could say 10-8=2.

Have a look at: or

Knowledge and Understanding-

Next week we will be looking at the foods that originate from rainforests- can they find out any examples.

In science we will be looking at animal groups and classification- e.g mammals, reptiles, birds etc.


Friday, 5 June 2015

Year Three week ending 5th June

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: Comparing biographies and autobiographies, writing research questions and learning how to take notes from audio and written sources.
Numeracy: Identifying and Classifying 2D and 3D shapes
Discovery: Look ing at the structure of society in Ancient Egypt

How you can help at home:

Literacy: Have a look on the BBC Primary History Website at the Famous People page. Click on a famous person and look at the type of information displayed there. What questions did the researcher have to ask to get this information? Do you think if the famous person had written an autobiography you would have got the same information? How would it have been different?

Numeracy: Have a go with some of the shape games on top marks. Don't forget to revise your 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables and begin to learn your 6 times table too! Try counting in 6 first, then roll a dice and multiply the answer by 6. Once you are confident with one dice try using two.

Discovery: What can you find out about the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt? Can you make a fact file for a famous Pharaoh? What is their name? When did they rule? What did they achieve during their reign?

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 5.6.15

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Rounding to the nearest 10-  2 and 3 digit numbers.
Partitioning 3 and 4 digit numbers.

Literacy- Planning a story setting.

Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at a world map and finding specific countries.

How to help your child at home-

Numeracy- Can you round these numbers to the nearest 10? 24  35  21  345  655. Can you partition these numbers- 34  24  123  768. For eg.- 768 would be 700+60+8

Literacy-Write some ideas about the things you might see at Planet Party.

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out the capital of India? Also 2 countries that are next to India?

Congratulations to Sophie and Coco who won a competition to design their ideal house. All the children's sketches are being displayed in the Haart Estate Agents in Monmouth.

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year Six~ Week Ending 6th June

This week we have been 

Decorating our Greek Pots that we made and wrote instructions for before half term.
Thinking about our memories of Trellech School and aspirations for the future in preparation for our leavers assembly
Met some of the staff from MCS who came and taught us Tuesday afternoon
Begun our safe cycling training and bought home our Highway Codes to help us prepare for our written part of the test later in the term. 

Next week we need to~ 
Ensure we have our PE Kit for Monday's Cricket Festival: thankyou to Miss Foster for organising this. 
Remember our bicycles on Tuesday for safe cycling in the afternoon
Welsh: plan a recount of an event that happened in the holidays and then consider something you would like to do in the future (future tense) 
Talking Homework: we will be looking at a range of Greek Myths and using these to write a powerful opening to our own version of one. Identify the characters, features and language types used in Greek Myths. 

Year Four Science: Week Ending: 5th June 2015

This week we discussed water resistance and looked at the features of ships and creatures that create a force and move in water. 

We carried out an investigation to see which shape would create the most resistance and take the longest to sink to the bottom of the water container. At home carry out your own investigation to see which shape will float (create most resistance) for the longest. You make like to use a material (paper) to make boats of different shapes.  Consider how you can make it a fair test...what elements will you keep the same? Which one element will you change? What do you predict will happen? Record your results and write a conclusion. It will be fantastic to see your investigations next week....Good Luck! 

Our work on forces continues next week but we will begin looking at magnetism.