Friday, 23 October 2015

Year 4 w/e 23.10.15

This week we have been-

Maths- completing our "Maths topic week" looking at the four operations ( add, subtract, divide and multiply) through the Rugby World Cup

Literacy- identifying the features of a recount and writing our own recount

Topic- plotting our own symbols onto the map of the walk we completed in Big Pit

You can help at home by-

Maths- there are activities on Mymaths for you to complete linking to work we have covered. Feel free to complete the other activities that are on the site too.

Literacy- keep reading and practising your spellings that you have. You might like to write a book review of a book you have read or design a new book cover for one of your favourite books.

Topic- please practice your assembly words ready for our assembly on the 10th. Costume wise I have suggested the children wear anything army like or uniform such as brownies/ scouts/ beavers/ Cubs/ guides.

If there's any problem then please contact me after half term.
Enjoy your break and see you on the 3rd.

Miss. Williams

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Year Three week ending 23rd October

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: The features of recounts and how to write them.
Numeracy: We have been planting bulbs and have based this week's maths around them. We have worked out how much it would cost to buy pots and bulbs and watering cans. WE have looked at how much change we would get. WE have extracted information from bar charts and added up hours of sunshine to work out how much would be needed for our bulbs to grow and we have used our times tables to work out multiplication and division problems related to planting the bulbs. 
ICT: This term we have been learning how to use the software "word'. The children have created their autobiography and learned how to edit, use the spell checker, highlight and change the font, insert, copy and paste pictures and printed their work. 

How you can help at home:

Literacy: Continue to read and practise your spellings. The new Big Write will be in your home work logs on the Tuesday we return to school. 
Numeracy: There will be some new activities on my maths. Keep practising your times tables. 
Discovery: Create a poster to advertise a Bonfire/ Fireworks display using 'word' . Please print them and bring them to school so we can display them. Housepoints will be given !

Most importantly, have a good rest and enjoy your half term holiday and we will see you refreshed and ready to go on Tuesday 3rd November!

Mrs Schartz



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Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 23.10.15

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recounts.

Numeracy- Adding and subtracting 10 and 11. Giving change from 20p and 50p.

Knowledge and Understanding- Collecting and analysing data. Creating posters advertising London landmarks.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Can you write 3 facts about the Artist Giuseppe Arcimbolda?

Numeracy- Counting in 2's up to 50. Write numbers down 100-120. Can you subtract 10 from these numbers-  45  23  87  65  37? Can you subtract 11 from the same numbers? Remember to take away 10 and 1 more, rather than counting in 1's.
Can you add 10 to these numbers- 114  103  154  106?

Also, use the letter sent home today for some online homework. The letter explains how to set up your username and password. Any problems, come in and see me after half term. The home work consists of- Making different amounts of money and some money problems.

Thank you. Swimming as normal after half term.
Enjoy the break.

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 23.10.15

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Symmetry/lines of symmetry

Subtraction/taking away

Knowledge and Understanding-

Writing a poem about food in Welsh

Rugby skills- passing and dodging

Designing, making and evaluating models of our houses

Literacy-

Recount writing- using time connectives in a recount of our PE lesson

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Create some symmetrical patterns/pictures. The obvious one is butterfly wings, but try it with other shapes/materials/tools at home. An online game is http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Symmetry

We didn't do this in school, but you may like to introduce lines of symmetry in 2D shapes, so if you drew half a circle, could they draw the other half, try different shapes. OR draw some that have a line of symmetry and some that are clearly not symmetrical and ask them to sort them.

Practise some subtraction sums, we used physical objects, so for example, 8-3=, get 8 toys/blocks, take three away, how many left? Make a number line and practise jumping back on the number line too.

Try- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Subtractdifference or http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction there are lots of addition/subtraction games here.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Next half term we will be looking at the Victorians, in particular; houses, clothes, toys, transport. See what books you can find at the library.

Have a look at: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/victorians.html

Have a great break.

 

 

Year 6: Week Ending ~ 23rd October 2015

What a fantastic (and busy!) half term year 6 have had.

 

As well as all our normal activities, this week we have had a production of The Sword in the Stone by Image Theatre and Mrs Hughes has been in to class to help with our Welsh.

 

Maths - our first "lifting the lid" maths week has been a huge success.  Using the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division we have drawn rugby pitches to scale, calculated capacity of stadiums and worked the mean, median and range of our own data throwing rugby balls!

 

Literacy - we have planned and written our own recounts on the Wales versus South African match.

 

Science - the children have planned their own experiments to try and answer the question "does the length of wire affect the brightness of a bulb?".  We will be carrying out these investigations when we return after half term.

 

Welsh - Mrs Hughes was really pleased with how the children have been learning their past tense work on Ynys y Barri.  They performed what they have learnt to her and then played lots of interactive games involving sequencing and translation.

 

Over half term:

 

Maths - the percentage of children completing their my maths homework has been really pleasing to see.  New tasks have been set for you to complete over half term relating to the work on the four operations that we have covered in lifting the lid this week.

 

Talking homework - after half term we will be writing a scary poem.  You can begin by composing a list of all the scary things you can think of.  Also, think of all the scary things that have happened to you.  When were you last scared? Why?  Make a list of all the things that have scared you, then ask yourself the question  - what if?  Combine your own experience with a little imagination!

 

Discovery - using an Ordnance survey map (preferably of somewhere in Wales), use the scale to try and calculate the distances between two specific places.  You can then check your distances by putting the two places into the AA route planner website to obtain the actual distance.

 

Welsh - continue to practise using the story map of Ynys y Barri, concentrating particularly on the last third of the story map.

 

Scrooge - please make sure to read your scripts and start learning your words as rehearsals will be upon us before we know it!

 

Finally - have a lovely half term break and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 3rd November.

 

Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.

 

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Year Three week ending 16/10/15

This week we have been learning:

Literacy:How to write sets of instructions
Numeracy: Adding the total cost of items and finding change from £2
Discovery: Recognising ordinance survey symbols

You can help at home:

Literacy: Continue to listen to your child read and encourage them to practise their spellings. Next week's Big Write is to write a recount of the events in Goldilocks and The Three Bears from Goldilock's point of view. We will be looking at the structure and features of recounts during next week. Discuss what descriptive language you will use and what time connectives might be suitable. Hint: you might have to make up some details. 

Numeracy: The next two tasks on mymaths have been set and will be ready to do from tomorrow. I have set the timetables task again as the class need a little more practise. Please encourage your child to complete these tasks as they consolidate our learning in class. 

Discovery: Using a map you may have at home or you can use one online, make a list of the symbols you can see. Can you find any you haven't seen before? What do they represent? Ordinance survey have a great website for children where you can take a quiz about symbols or play games. Click on the following link: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz

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Year 4 w/e 16.10.15

This week we have been-

Literacy- assessing different sources of evidence and deciding which is most reliable and why

Maths- using written column method for addition and subtraction

Topic- use 4 grid reference to locate sites/ places on a map

Science- researching electrical insulators and conductors and planning an investigation

You can help at home by-

Literacy- keep reading and practising your spellings, these are so important and will help with written work. Think about a day that you have really enjoyed ready to write a recount for genre week next week

Numeracy- well done and thank you to those of you who have completed the my maths activities over the last week, there are 2 new tasks on for this forthcoming week. Please feel free to complete other activities on the site too- it's all practice which makes a difference. Keep at your timestables, they're getting better!

Science- think about what materials we could use to test for conductors and insulators next week. Can you think of any other items that are either conductors or insulators?

Welsh- if you can remember any of the jambori songs, keep singing them! Our trip to the Urdd jambori is on Thurs 22nd at Shire hall.

Please learn your assembly lines ready to start practising next week. Our assembly is on Tues 10th Nov at 9.30am.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 16.10.15

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Estimating and measuring with a metre stick

Counting on and back from any number below 50

Knowledge and Understanding-

Comparing old and new houses- similarities and differences

Names of food items in Welsh-using 'Dwi'n hoffi or dwi'n ddim yn hoffi...'

Food tasting activities/feely box activities

Pictograms

Harvest

Literacy-

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

Big Write- re-telling the story of Handa's Surprise from the point of view of Handa. (1st person)

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Try estimating how long various objects are, so for example, 'how many toy cars would line up across the rug or table or how many Lego bricks long is this book?' etc. Also, ask them to find things that are longer or shorter than different object, so 'can you find me an object longer than this cereal box?' etc.

We looked at a standard 1 metre stick this week and began to use this to compare items with. So they searched for items that were shorter than 1m, about a metre or longer than a metre. We then estimated how many metres long different spaces were, e.g the hall, yard etc.

Try something like this at home, perhaps you could cut a strip of paper a metre long and find things at home that are shorter, the same or longer.

Knowledge and Understanding-

We began to look at early houses( Celt roundhouses, Saxon houses, Tudor houses) and looked at how they were different, i.e the materials they are made from, the shape, the layout inside etc. Could they have a look at some of these houses and perhaps draw and label one. This website is quite child friendly- you can click on different periods in history across the top and then look at homes from the menu along the left hand side. If you can get to the library and find any books relating to this, we would love to see them.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html

We carried out another tally chart survey this week on our favourite crisp flavours. We then made a pictogram to display the results. Perhaps they could make a simple pictogram using pictures of fruit or sports or faces to show favourite things in your house/or make one up. Have a look here- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=pictograms We made vertical ones using crisp packets as the pictures.

We enjoyed sampling some different foods this week in our food tasting activities. We have also been using a 'feely box' to describe what we can feel without seeing the object first. 

If you have any cereal boxes at home, could we have them when they are finished as we will begin making models of houses next week. Many Thanks.

 

 

 

Home Learning W/E 16.10.15 Dosbarth Mrs Miles

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Creating leaflets. Writing a haunted story.
 
Numeracy- Measuring. Multiples of 10. Finding the next multiple of 10. Identifying 2 numbers that make up a multiple of 10.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Analysing data to see if there is a correlation between foot size and hand span.
 
How to help your child at home.
 
Literacy- We will be writing different recounts next week. So maybe you could help your child to write a recount about one of their days on the weekend using time connectives and some wow words. For eg.- First I woke up merrily and skipped down to breakfast.
 
Numeracy- Can you find the next multiple of 10 for these numbers?  34  5  78  90  35  25  101  132  105?
What 2 numbers make 52, using a multiple of 10? For eg.  (50+2=52).  43  51  78  43  89  21.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- next week I will be introducing Divali. So if you can find out 3 facts about this Hindu/Sikh festival.
 
Thank you. Have a nice weekend.
Swimming as normal next week.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Year Six: Week Ending ~ 16th October 2015

Firstly, a huge congratulations to you all for leading our Harvest Festival this week. You spoke clearly, sang beautifully and stood up at the right time!

Also this week we have been busy~

On Wednesday we had our workshop with Techniquest, which enhanced our learning of Electrcity in Science.

In Welsh we have continued to revise the past tense and remember the recount of a trip to Barry by using 'physical actions'. We have created a story map that will help us 'tell' the events of the day out.

Maths~ we have been looking at factors and multiples, as well as solving reasoning problems.

At home in preparation for next weeks work you should:

Maths~ visit Mymaths to complete your new tasks. These are linked to this weeks work on factors and multiples. It has been so pleasing to see how many of you have completed your tasks so far~ keep it up.
Next week is 'Lifting the Lid' Week where all children in KS2 will cover maths through real life problems. We will be focussing on the four maths operations of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We are covering our numerical skills through the Rugby World Cup with some exciting activities plans both indoors and out!

Science~ we are starting an experiment so write success criteria/ checklist of what should be included in your planning (variables etc..). This could be presented in any form but you may wish to present your work using the ICT Skills we have covered so far. (Publishing using different forms whilst considering the audience).

Welsh~ using your printed story map (sent home on Friday), please practice using actions for each part of the recount. Mrs Harold will help us build on this weeks work. By the end of this we will be able to write our own recount in Welsh describing our recent trip to Blaenavon. Try to ensure you become more confident with past tense vocabulary to then use in your description.

Talking Homework~ next week is Genre Week and we will be focussing on Recounts. Consider the success criteria necessary for a recount. We will develop this weeks big write throughout the week. On Thursday we will write our recount which will describe the RWC Match between Wales and South Africa. Try to watch some of it to help you include power vocabulary to describe the setting, atmosphere, crowds, players, sounds and emotions through the game.

Don't forget it's parents evening on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, your child should have brought their appointment slip home with on Thursday.

Many thanks
Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder
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Dosbarth Mr Green

Week ending 16th October

Literacy - please practice the words sent home to learn by finding their definitions and writing within sentences.

Big Write - will be given on Friday 16th October

Numeracy: We are now using the My Maths website for home learning activities. Your child has a log in username and password.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Year 4 w/e 9.10.15

This week we have been

Literacy- editing and up levelling playscripts and revising apostrophes

Numeracy- doubling and halving numbers

science- writing a conclusion and identifying variables

Welsh- Reading and summarising a story

You can help at home by-

Literacy- keep reading and practising spellings you have been given. I've noticed quite a lot of words being spelt wrong so please really do your best to revise a variety of words on top of your list. This is the same with handwriting- please practice your handwriting at home, make sure your tall letters and short letters are clear.

Numeracy- you will have had your my maths log ins now and there are 4 activities set. Every Friday new activities will be added. You can also complete other activities even if they haven't been set. Keep at your times tables too.

Science- what are conductors and insulators of electricity? We will be researching and testing these over next few weeks

Topic- what was the population of Blaenavon like 5 years ago and now? Has it changed? Why do you think this?

Have a lovely weekend

Miss. Williams

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Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 9.10.15

This week we have been looking at-

Literacy- Report writing.

Numeracy- Measuring, using cm and metres. Place value. Time.

Knowledge and Understanding- Looking after our teeth. Identifying the names of our teeth. Researching the tallest landmarks in London.

How to help you child at home-

Literacy- Can you write a few sentences about any landmark in London. Create a poster to advertise this landmark.

Numeracy- Knowing that there are 100cm in 1m. If you have a tape measure at home can you find things to measure accurately? Three things less than a metre and three things more than a metre. How tall are you in cm? 

Can you give a value for each number-  For eg. 567= 500+60+7    765    9086   456    2345.  Can you read and order these numbers too?

Knowledge and Understanding- Next week we will be seeing if their is a correlation between foot size and height within our class. (lots of measuring). So perhaps you could have a discussion to find out your child's thoughts.

Thank you. Have a lovely weekend. Swimming as normal next week.




Year Three week ending 9th October

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: How to write a set of instructions
Maths: How to convert from analogue to digital time 
           Completing sequences of numbers and looking at the rule (beginnings of algebra)
Science: How to wire a plug  
            Why certain materials are used in electrical components
            How static electricity works

You can help at home:

Literacy: Continuing to listen to your child read, encouraging them to practise their spellings and helping them with the Big Write talk homework. Next week's Big Write is to describe a story setting using similes, adjectives, our senses, adverbs etc In your homework books there will be the picture of a forest which you can use if you wish as your setting. However if you would rather describe a different setting that is ok too. The story is titled 'Lost' and starts with "I knew i should have stayed on the path but curiosity got the better of me...." 

Maths: Your child will have come home with a letter about MyMaths including their log on and password details. Once they log on they will be able to click on their homework which is linked to the lessons we have covered this week. If they get stuck, they can click on the lesson for help. 

Science: With your help, see if your child can remember how to wire a plug. It was quite tricky so they may need a little help. As you're doing it, discuss why each component is made out of plastic or metal. Can they remember what the fuse does and how it works?

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz
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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 9.10.15

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Telling the time on an analogue clock- counting in fives around the clock to 60 (all children did o' clock, some children went on to half past)

Measuring and estimating length using a uniform unit, e.g a block, cube, rulers, pen etc.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Comparing old and new houses- similarities and differences

Investigating if there is a link between our hand size and how many cubes we can pick up-did the person with the biggest hand pick up the most cubes?

Names of food items in Welsh-using 'Dwi'n hoffi or dwi'n ddim yn hoffi...' ( I like… or I don't like…) Ask then to tell you some of food names they can remember.

Designing a Harvest poster with phrases and images on.

Literacy-

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

Big Write- A poem about Autumn-using interesting vocabulary-such as leaves whirling and twirling, leaves fluttering happily to the wet grass.  

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

A game to look at to consolidate time telling http://resources.oswego.org/games/ClassClock/clockres.html

The children didn't seem to have much idea about the times they do things at home/school, so for example what time they get up, eat, play, have a bath, bedtime etc. Could you just make this explicit as you do things, so for example, 'its 8 o clock in the morning so it's now time for breakfast… or your swimming lesson is at 5 o'clock tonight' etc.

Try estimating how long various objects are, so for example, 'how many toy cars would line up across the rug or table or how many Lego bricks long is this book?' etc. Also, ask them to find things that are longer or shorter than different object, so 'can you find me an object longer than this cereal box?' etc.

Knowledge and Understanding-

We began to look at early houses( Celt roundhouses, Saxon houses, Tudor houses) and looked at how they were different, i.e the materials they are made from, the shape, the layout inside etc. Could they have a look at some of these houses and perhaps draw and label one. This website is quite child friendly- you can click on different periods in history across the top and then look at homes from the menu along the left hand side. If you can get to the library and find any books relating to this, we would love to see them.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html

If you have any cereal boxes at home, could we have them when they are finished as we will begin making models of houses over the next few weeks. Many Thanks.

 

 

 

Year 6 week ending 9.10.15

This week we have been:

Numeracy - finding term to term sequences and using function machines.

Literacy - Studying biographies and autobiographies.

Science - analysing circuit diagrams to see if they will work and then correcting them.

Discovery - visiting Blaenavon Big Pit and carrying out field studies.

Welsh - revising past tense in relation to Barry Island.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Numeracy - another fantastic set of homework completed on My Maths!  New homework has been set and will be available from today (9.10.15).  One piece of homework concerns function machines and / or sequences, the other is to keep our inverse operation skills on the boil.

Talking homework - we will be continuing with writing a newspaper report about our trip to Blaenavon, as unfortunately the school photographs were during our Big Write session!

Welsh - revise your use of the past tense with phrases such as Es I, ces I, roedd h'in, bwytais I, nofais I and gwelais I.   We will be building up to writing an account of our trip to Blaenavon.

Science - the following website will help to test your knowledge of circuits.  Have a go at the quiz.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/science_10_11.shtml

 

Harvest - year 6 will be leading our Harvest in church on Tuesday 13th October and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Enjoy the weekend,

Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Y4 w/e 2.10.15

This week we have been

Numeracy- doubling and halving numbers

Literacy- writing a play script with stage directions and revising grammar

Science- carrying out an investigation to see which circuit will work

Welsh- revising placemat questions and answers and practising our spelling of words


You can help at home by-

Numeracy- keep practising your times tables as these are essential for most areas of maths. Revise what you have done In class so far to ensure you are still confident with it. This includes multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 including decimals, doubling and halving 3 digit numbers and rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000 m

Literacy- keep reading and practising your spellings. Have a look at a section in a book of your choice, can you improve it? What can you do to make it better?

Topic- what is grid reference? Have a look at a map with grid reference and see if you can work it out and use it accurately. What is in each grid reference?

Science- what are conductors and insulators of electricity? What do they do? Can you find any examples?

Welsh- ask and answer our place mat questions and see if you can extend your answers. Practice spelling the words we have covered in our camera clic sessions.

Have a good weekend

Miss. Williams
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Friday, 2 October 2015

Year Three week ending 2nd October

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: How to write a play script using stage directions
Maths: Reading an analogue clock to the nearest 5 minutes
Discovery: To use google maps to plan a journey to Blaenavon

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Keep reading with your parents and practising your spellings. Next week's Big Write is to write a set of instructions on how to turn your teacher into a toad. You can make it as creative as you want. Think about the features of a set of instructions - time connectives, bossy verbs, adverbs, numbered bullet points. 

Maths: Keep practising your 2,5,10 and 3 times tables. During the day try to read the time to the nearest 5 mins. Work out how many minutes to the next hour. There are some great games online to help you practise reading clocks. my favourite is: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

Discovery: Using google maps, find out how far it is from your house to Blaenavon Big Pit. Which is the fastest route? Which roads would you take? How long would it take you to get there?

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your trip to Big Pit on Tuesday. 
Mrs S

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Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 2.10.15

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Drama-pretending to be Samuel Pepys. Writing a diary entry using interesting sentence openers.

Numeracy- Time.

Knowledge and Understanding- How to keep our bodies healthy. Researching The Great Fire of London.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you find out which are the tallest buildings in London? Can you write a few facts about them. Would you be able to identify them if you just saw just an outline? (Next week we will be sketching the London skyline).

Numeracy- Continue to practise telling the time. Can you write a timetable of what you did on a day on the weekend. For eg. At 8 0' clock I woke up. At 1/2 past 8 I had my breakfast etc.
Can you also make a list of things we measure using cm and metres.

Knowledge and Understanding- Teeth. Can you find out the names of our teeth. How many teeth does an adult have?

The children are really fired up about our topic on London. So thank you for supporting them.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 2.10.15

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Adding a group of coins

Choosing the appropriate coins to pay for an item at the shop

Knowledge and Understanding-

Generating descriptive words that relate to each of our senses and linking these words to the appropriate sense e.g.  shriek, shrill, buzz, ring, bang etc would relate to hearing, whereas sweet, bitter, salty, sharp, spicy would relate to taste.

Discussing Harvest- why Christians celebrate Harvest, the ways our food is gathered and how Harvest is celebrated.

Using an app called 'comic life' on the Ipad to create a poster about ourselves. We included details such as  our name, age, hobbies, our friends etc. We took and inserted photos, used speech bubbles, typed captions for photos etc. 

Created a tally chart about eye colour in class.

Literacy-

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

Big Write- We wrote a descriptive poem about things we like linked to our senses, e.g I like the taste of…I like the sound of….

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

Next week we will be looking at telling the time- use different clocks around the house to talk about the hands on the clock and the numbers. Practise counting in fives to discuss the number of minutes in an hour.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Talk about the words we use to describe our senses such as rough, bumpy, spiky, smooth for touch etc. Could they make some sort of poster we could display in the class with these words on linked to each sense they describe.

Talk about the fruit and vegetables when you are in a shop or at home, how have they been harvested? Have they been cut, picked, grown in the ground, caught at sea etc.

 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Year 6 week ending 2nd October

This week we have been:

Numeracy - multiplying whole numbers and decimals by a multiple of 10.

Literacy - writing an episode of the story Gone Away, including flashbacks and editing our stories.

Science - finding out the differences between parallel and series circuits and making both types of circuits using electrical equipment.

Discovery - finding areas in and around Blaenavon using four and six figure grid references.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Numeracy - it has been so pleasing to see how many of you have logged on and completed your my maths homework!  There are new tasks ready and waiting for you which will go live on Friday (2.10.15).  Hopefully we have sorted out any teething problems for those of you who had trouble logging on, if there are any other issues please come and see me.  It may be useful to remember though that you will only be able to access the homework on an ipad if you are using the puffin app as the homework requires flash player.

 

Talking homework - we will be writing a newspaper report, reporting on events during the trip to Blaenavon.  Think about the features of a report and the presentation you would like to use.  What ICT skills have you recently learnt that you could use to present the report appropriately?

 

Science - use the following website to build your own parallel and series circuits.

http://thefusebox.northernpowergrid.com/page/circuitbuilder.cfm

 

Trip to Blaenavon - don't forget that on Monday we will be going to Blaenavon.  We will keep our fingers crossed for good weather but please remember to bring a waterproof coat (just in case!) and a packed lunch.

 

Harvest assembly - your child will be bringing home their script for the harvest assembly.  Please help them to learn their words and who is speaking before / after them.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.

 

 

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Homework Week beginning 28 September 2015

Literacy: use a dictionary to look up the spellings that your child has been sent home. Practise 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. You can find this in your child's Homework Log.

 

Numeracy: learn the x9 tables for a test next Thursday.

For those pupils who are taught in Mr Green's numeracy class please practice work covered so far using the websites included last week.