Saturday, 26 September 2015

Year 4 w/e 25.9.15

This week we have been

Literacy- looking at how we can show and not tell in writing how a character is feeling/ acting. Planning ideas for a play script

Numeracy- completing Alfie tests and multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100

Topic- comparing satellite images and Maps

Welsh- completing a baseline assessment of what we know

You can help at home by

Literacy- have a look at a variety of play scripts and look out for stage directions. What sort of information have they included. Can you turn part of a story into a play script?

Numeracy- a huge emphasis is going to be on timestables over the next few months to further enhance children's recall and knowledge. Please practise them in and out of order as much as you can. The more you know them the easier everything will be. I will be holding timstables tests each week with the children too.

Topic- have a look at a map- what different symbols are there? What do they stand for? Is there a grid reference? Have a go at drawing a map of where you live with symbols representing different things.

Welsh- practise your asking and answering of questions we've been covering on the placemat. Can you extend your answers? Can you remember the past tense to add in?!

Have a good weekend

Miss.Williams
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Friday, 25 September 2015

Year Three week ending 25th September

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: We have been looking at playscripts and stage directions
Maths: 3x table, doubling and halving 2 digit numbers
Welsh:Writing simple sentences

You can help at home :

Literacy: Continue to read your home reader, practise your spellings and prepare for next week's Big Write. Next week's Big Write is to finish a play script. You will receive more details about it on Monday but you can prepare by reading any plays you may have and reminding yourselves about how they are set out and the stage directions that are used. ( There are some free play scripts online that you can download.)

Maths: Keep practising the rapid recall of last week's additions. As well as the additions, practise rapid recall of your 2 and 5 timestables. There are lots of games online to help you learn these - my favourite is http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

Welsh: Using the sentences we have practised this week, pretend to be your superhero from Big Write and write about yourself. (Ask me for a copy of the placemat with these sentences on if you need a little help.)

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs S
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Year 6 W/E 25th September 2015

This week we have been learning:



Numeracy - we have been creating and costing our own lunar theme parks, imagining it is 2050! The theme parks needed designing and then calculating whether a profit or loss would be made to run them. Some designs needed altering as they were slightly over budget!



Science - identifying the correct electrical symbol with its definition and drawing circuits.



Discovery - carrying out an environmental quality analysis of Trellech.



Literacy - beginning to write our own stories using flashbacks.



How you can help at home:



Numeracy - this week the children in our maths group have come home with log in details for a website called "My Maths". This a fantastic site which will help to further the children's learning. Each week, I will set at least one homework task on the website for the children to complete, which is linked to the work we have done that week in class. To complete the homework, the children need to go to the website, enter the schools login details and then their own individual login details in the area entitled "my portal". The homework should then appear! Should the children need any help completing the homework, there is a reminder section from the lesson as well. When the work is complete, the results are automatically sent to school so we can help address any issues that have arisen.



It has been so pleasing to see that several children have already successfully completed their my maths homework already! If you have problems accessing this at home, please let us know and we will set a laptop up in school for the children to use.



Science - have a go at creating your own electrical circuits using the following website:
http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/index.html



Literacy - begin to read Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, where the technique of flash backs has been used.



Talking homework - we will completing a piece of persuasive writing, persuading people to come to Trellech Primary School. What type of language is needed? How would you persuade people to come? What are the main attractions of our school?


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.
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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 25.9.15

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Addition using a number line or 100 square

Coin recognition- selecting and matching the right coins for a certain amount

Beginning to add up a group of coins by looking at the value of them

Knowledge and Understanding-

Matching our senses to the part of the body we use

Talking about our eye sight-how some animals rely on other senses if they can't see very well, e.g a mole uses their sense of smell

Re capping Ble rwy ti'n byw, colours and the weather in Welsh(Where do you live?)

We walked around Trellech on Thursday afternoon observing different houses and features of houses  

Self-portraits- we used the Ipads to take photos of each other,then cut them down the middle. We then drew the other half of our faces-they turned out great, I'll tweet some pictures so you can see.  

Literacy-

(Children now go to Read Write Inc groups Monday to Thursday)

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Get some coins for your child to play with- talk about the colours/size/value etc. Can they order them from lowest value to highest. If you ask them to show you say 4p- can they choose the correct coins to do so?

Give them a few coins to add up the total.

Try playing http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/cashingin-fullscreen.html

Knowledge and Understanding-

Could they find out about some animals that have particular good sense of smell? Hearing? Sight etc? Discuss nocturnal animals and how they cope at night in the dark.

We have been carrying out a survey this week using a tally chart to see the most popular eye colour in our class- could you create a tally chart for something at home-e.g what drink or food is the most popular?

Have a great weekend.

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 25.9.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Letter writing. Poetry.
 
Numeracy- Money problems. Fractions. Telling the time-o' clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past and quarter to.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- How to keep our bodies healthy.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Can you write a small report on rats using sub- headings. Can you find out what they eat, where they live, what they look like and an unusual fact?
 
Numeracy- Match money to amounts. Can you find the right money using the least amount of coins for...... 45p  57p  33p  67p  and 47p?
Can you draw a big circle? (A round a plate will do) and then cut it out. Fold the paper in half and then in half again to make quarters. Look at a clock to help you  write the numbers 12  3  6 and  9 on the template. Discuss with your child the number that is a 1/4 of away around the clock, 1/2 way around the clock etc. Please can you help your child to tell the time- just incidentally at home. At this stage, can you please focus on o'clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past and 1/4 to.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you write an exercise diary for a week. Which is your busiest day? Which is your favourite activity you do out of school?
 
Enjoy the weekend.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Year Three week ending 18th September

On Monday the children will need to bring in their homework logs so that they can stick in their new spellings and their next week's Big Write talking homework. 

Big Write :  Create your own superhero and describe them using exciting adjectives and adverbs. What super powers do they have? What adventures do they have? Do they have a sidekick? Who is their arch enemy? What do they look like and what is their character like?
Maths : Everyone has come home with this weeks  'learn its' test. We will be using a similar test each week and the children will track their progress. The 'learn its' include simple additions and times tables that the children need to know. The children often find that the additions slow them down. They need to know the answer not just be able to work them out. I would like the children to focus on some additions this week: 3+9, 4+9, 5+9, 6+9, 7+9, 8+9. There are lots of games online and apps that will help the children. 
Science: In preparation for next week's science lesson, can you find out what an electrical insulator is and what an electrical conductor is and give some examples of each.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/circuits_conductors.shtml

Have a wonderful weekend, 
Mrs S
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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 18.9.15

 

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Adding two groups of numbers

Knowledge and Understanding-

Names of common body part names and the job they do

Starting to talk about our 5 senses

Re capping Ble rwy ti'n byw? (Where do you live?)

Drawing and painting our houses

Literacy-

(Children now go to Read Write Inc groups Monday to Thursday)

Big write- creating a poster to advertise next Friday's Macmillan Coffee morning.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise some adding of two numbers. A lot of children still need to use objects to physically move and count the two groups. Some can put the biggest number in their head and count on. Use practical situations as much as possible so they hear the language of adding, for example, I've got 5 chips left and you have two chips left, so how many altogether?

Knowledge and Understanding-

Talk about the parts of our body we can see, we also talked about the job they do, so for example our feet help us walk and keep our body upright and our head protects our brain.

Have a look at   http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html there is a labelling activity there. Talk about similarities and differences between each other at home.

Next Thursday we will be walking around the village to look at the different styles of houses.

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 18.9.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Numeracy- Counting in 2's up to 30- forwards and backwards. Recognising coins and money problems.
 
Literacy- Writing about The Plague in London. Writing reports. Creating an invitation for our Macmillan Coffee Morning on 25.9.15
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Creating a balanced meal with all the main food groups in.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Numeracy- Can you find different ways of making 25p? Which way uses the least amount of coins? most? Can you find just 2 coins to make 30p,  25p,  15p  and 20p?
Practise counting in 2's up to 50 and backwards from 30. Can you count in 2's starting at 3?
 
Literacy across the curriculum- Can you write down 3 facts about The Great Fire of London. Who is Samuel Pepys?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find 3 facts about The Fire of London?
Can you create a healthy lunchbox with some protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and a small amount of fat in. (We have used these words in school and discussed why these foods are important to eat).
 
Just to let you know we will be going around the village next Monday delivering our invitations for the Macmillan Coffee morning. If you can possibly come for a cake and a cup of coffee of even donate a cake, we would be grateful. Also the children can bring in 50p to buy a cake. This is taking place on 25.9.15 in school at 9.15-10.30.
 
Thank you. have a fab weekend.

Year 4 w/e 18.9.15

This week we have been-

 

Literacy- inferring characters feelings from their actions

 

Numeracy- rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and working out how many times bigger or smaller a number is compared to another

 

Science- researching facts about Electricity

 

Topic- locating Blaenavon and Monmouth on a map and predicitng how long we think it would take to travel between the two places

 

You can help at home by-

 

Literacy- using stories you know, decide which character is the most important at different times and why. Does it change or is the same character just as important all the way through? Practise your handwriting to ensure it is your best possible at all times

 

Numeracy- using dice, create two,  2 or 3 digit numbers and work out how many times bigger or smaller it has got. Make it a game with a partner and see who has most right at the end. As mentioned in class about the importance of timestables for most areas of Maths, please keep practicing these especially in and out of order. You need to be quick and confident in answering questions when asked. Use the strategies we have discussed in class about using other xtables to help you. Focus on 2,3,4,5 and if confident then 6,7,8.

 

Topic- using google maps or a method of your own choice, find out how many miles it actually is between Blaenavon and Monmouth and how long it actually takes. We will check it against our predicitons next week.

 

Science- what are the different components of a circuit? Can you remember each symbol? What makes a circuit work?

 

Have a nice weekend

 

Miss. Williams

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Year Six W/E: 18th September 2015

This week we have been learning: 

Science:  The three parts of an atom- proton, neutron and electron. 

Numeracy: Chunking using division; the following website is useful 

and calculating profit & loss

Discovery - learning about the different types of settlements. Try and identify different types of settlements within the local area. 

Literacy - becoming more familiar with the text of gone away.

Welsh- using our placemat to add detail to describe ourselves and add extra detail. Use the placemat you have bought home to help. Can you 'tell' your family about yourself in Welsh? Practice this for your oral activity later on in the term. 

Talking Homework: We will be focusing on the opening of a narrative text  set in the Welsh Valleys. Try and think about the setting and how powerful openers can draw the reader in. You may like to link this setting to our work in Discovery and use Blaenavon as your setting. Have a look at some images to help you describe your setting and consider your events. 

Well done for another wonderful week, you are settling so well into Year 6 and your help throughout the school is very much appreciated, especially in Reception.



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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 14th September 2015

Literacy: use a dictionary to look up the spellings that your child has been sent home. Practice them by including them within sentences. These will be tested next Thursday.

Big Write: Please note that this is in readiness for a week Friday: Write a short story based upon: What would you do if you found a magic eraser that could rub out anything?

Science: research information on series and parallel circuits.

Numeracy: learn the x4 and x8 for a test next Thursday.

For those pupils who are taught in Mr Green's numeracy class please use the following websites to revise the work covered this week:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves

Use this website to aid the understanding of multi step problems; pupils found this challenging this week: http://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-two-step-and-multi-step-problems


Monday, 14 September 2015

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 11.9.15

 

 

Firstly, apologies for the delay in this blog being uploaded, I've had no internet at home all weekend!

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.

 A lot of the space they'll use for exploring in Year 1 is on grass, so if you could please send in a pair of named wellies as soon as possible that will allow them to access all areas!

Our topic is 'Homes' this term (Topic Web to follow) so I have asked the children to bring in a photo of their home.

Just a quick note about home reading/high frequency words- Your child will continue to read twice a week in school (in a group) which is when I will change their home reading books, providing they have read it at home. We encourage children to read the book more than once at home. Reading is not just about rushing through levels and barking at print. Please take time to make predictions before even opening the book, discuss settings, characters, feelings, endings, vocabulary, punctuation etc. By the second/third time of reading them, I'm sure they'll be able to use some appropriate expression. Make links to other stories and their own personal experiences wherever possible. Ask them to re-tell stories, or imagine a different ending.

If they are non-fiction books, discuss features such as contents page, indexes, glossaries (all great for discussing and introducing alphabetical order), photos, sub-headings etc. Again, make links to their own experiences. This is by no means a definitive list of reading activities, but I hope you find it useful.

They will have three/four high frequency words to practise, please put a tick alongside the word if they read them effortlessly and fluently. Once they have three ticks, I'll update them.

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Recognising numbers to 100, ordering from smallest to biggest, saying a number that comes between a pair of numbers.  Putting numbers on a number line.

Adding units to a 10, so knowing that 10+3 is 13 without having to count.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Talking about different types of homes and what our own home is like.

Autumn art

Sending and receiving a ball with our feet.

Re capping Pwy wyt ti? (Who are you?)

Literacy- We wrote a recount of our summer holidays and described our favourite food using an adjective.

(Children now go to Read Write Inc groups Monday to Thursday)

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Give your child three or four numbers, ask them to put them in order of smallest to largest. Some children are working up to 10, some can go to 100. Make a number line/track with some numbers missing, can they put in the missing ones? Ask them to give you a number that comes between 10 and 15 or 20 and 24?

We will be looking a lot at place value in the coming weeks, understanding the value of tens and units in two digit numbers.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Talk about your home and its features, e.g doors, windows, garage, chimney etc. Does it have a name or number? Do you have neighbours? Is it a bungalow, terraced, semi detatched?

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Year 4 w/e 11.9.15

Welcome back, I hope you have enjoyed your break!

This week we have been

Literacy- creating a story map for our new play script

Numeracy- using mental strategies to add 2 and 3 digit numbers confidently and quickly

Topic- locating Blaenavon on a map

Science- researching facts about electricity


You can help at home by

Literacy- create your own story map for a story of your choice- reducing it down to just the main points

Numeracy- continue to practice adding in your head as we have done to ensure you are quick and confident. Have a go at doing the same with subtraction. Is it easier or harder? Keep learning your x tables especially 3,4,5,6 in and out of order

Topic- what can you find out about Blaenavon?

You will be tested on your spellings and given new ones every Monday. You will each know your reading group/ day so will need your book and yellow book in on that day in particular.

Have a nice weekend

Miss.Williams
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Friday, 11 September 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 11.9.15

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Place value. Comparing numbers.

Literacy- Designing posters. Identifying similes in story books.

Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying different food groups.

How to help your child at home-

Numeracy- Can you order these numbers, smallest to biggest-  43  87  23  87  14  and 65?
What is the value of these numbers? For eg.  45= 40+5
43  65  34  98  54  30  65  132  765  854

Literacy- Can you find 4 facts about rats? Next week, we will be writing a report on rats.

Have a good weekend

Year 6 Week ending 11.9.15

Welcome to the Year 6 homework blog where we will keep you up to date on what is happening in class, how you can help at home, trips and anything else you may need to know.

 

Spellings - we will test and set new spellings each Monday and all children will be given words based on a diagnostic spelling test which is analysed for each child.  The children will write their spellings in their purple homework books, so we would be grateful if these could be in each Monday.

 

Reading books - all of the children have been allocated a day where they will be involved in a guided reading group with either Mrs Maunder or Mrs Peacock.  We will change your child's reading book on these days,  but if they need to be changed more regularly then please just let us know.

 

Literacy - this week we have been revising our knowledge of the four different types of sentences (instruction, question, exclamation and statement) and beginning a study of the story "Gone Away" which has a very surprising ending!

 

Numeracy - we have been adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals and revising our knowledge of place value from millions to thousandths.

 

Science - we have begun our new topic of electricity and have written questions about things we would like to find the answer to and also examined what electricity is and how electricity is made.

 

Discovery - our new topic this half term is Blaenavon and this week we studied the similarities and differences between two types of maps which both showed Blaenavon.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Taking homework - the children will be writing a story based upon a setting of a dark room.  In preparation, try to think of as many synonyms as possible for dark, consider how characters would feel when placed in a dark room and what kind of atmosphere would be created.

 

Numeracy - we will be multiplying and dividing next week as well as learning about profit and loss.  Linking our science and numeracy, try setting a budget for electricity in a household and see whether you can keep to the budget with all the electrical items we use in our homes.

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2009-10/maths/financial-literacy/lets-cut-back/index.html

 

Science - research the different forms of energy, both renewable and non-renewable, and make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of both.

 

 

Welsh - write about yourself in the first person, using a copy of the placemat to help you.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder.

 

 

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Year Three week ending 11/9/15

Welcome to the Year 3 Homework Blog. As well as for homework, We will also use this blog to remind you of forthcoming trips and let you know of other important Year 3 events. Next Monday we are off to Hilston Park for our welcome to KS2 trip. It is a fantastic day of team building, problem solving and fun! The children will need a packed lunch and will need to wear old clothes and trainers. If it looks like rain, could you also send them with a raincoat and wellies or walking boots. We are outside all the time so if the sun does look like appearing, sun cream and a hat would be useful. The centre will provide waterproof trousers. 
We will be sending out spellings and the talking homework for Big Write on Mondays in the children's Homework log so could you send these in every Monday. From next Monday, the spellings will be suitable for your child's spelling level. All the children have completed a diagnostic spelling test which helps us to give them the correct level of spellings. Unfortunately I hadn't managed to analysis them all by last Monday so we gave them a list of topic related spellings instead. We won't be testing them on these words but any work they have done learning them will help them greatly in their science work. 

Literacy: Next week's Big Write will be a thank you letter to Hilston Park. Discuss how to set it out. Do you need an address? Where does the date go? What greeting will you use? Is the reason for writing clearly given in the first paragraph? What do you enjoy about your trip to Hilton Park? Is there anything you would change? How will you keep the reader interested? How will you sign off? Big Write homework is talking homework not writing homework so please don't write the whole letter in your homework log. You may however want to write down any WOW words you intend to use or your address if you want to use your home address. 

Maths: This week we have been looking at 3 digit numbers. Recognising them, writing them, ordering them and recognising the value of each digit. We have also looked at 3 digit numbers using money. e.g. £2.56 and writing the monetary value of each digit. Draw your own number line from 0 to 1000 marking in the fifties and hundreds. Roll a dice three times to create a 3 digit number and place it on the number line. Once you feel confident with this try doing the same but this time use a money line from 0p to £10.00. Mark in the £1 and 50p and roll the dice three times to create a pounds and pence number e.g. £6.34. Can you place it correctly on the number line. If you need a number line drawn i will have some in the classroom. 

Science: This term we are looking at electricity. Have a look round the house to find out where the potential electrical dangers are. Make a map of your house showing where the potential dangers are. e.g. toaster, fingers in sockets, overloaded sockets and electrical items in bathrooms. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz


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Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning September 7th 2015

Literacy: use a dictionary to look up the spellings that your child has been sent home in their homework book. Practise them by including them within sentences. These will be tested next Thursday.

Big Write: This will be given in class on a Friday in readiness for the following week.


Numeracy: Please learn the x3 and x6 tables both in and out of order.

Mr Green's numeracy class - Good websites to use to revise numeracy so far are:

http://www.taw.org.uk/lic/itp/itps/moving_digits_08.swf

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=DartboardRoundingv2      (by all means round to the nearest 1000 too)

http://mathszone.co.uk/fractions-decimals-percentages/decimal-place-value-numberlines/


Geography: start to look at maps and their symbols as we will be looking at grid references and symbols from next week. What can you learn about Blaenafon?