Saturday, 12 December 2015

Year Three Week ending 11/12/15

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: How to write instructions and finishing off our retelling of 'The Man in the Moon' in the first person
Maths: Working out which Xmas presents we can buy when we have a certain amount of money 
Measuring the length of presents and working out how much wrapping paper they will need
Welsh: reading in Welsh about how Hannukah is celebrated

You can help at home by:

LIteracy: Over the Christmas holidays, keep reading and practising your spellings. I will post your Big Write for the first week back nearer the time. 

Maths: See the mymaths website where you will find a few tasks to complete over the Christmas holidays. Please keep practising your  2,3,4,5 and 10 timestables as we will be having a test the first week back.  

WElsh: Can you remember the food they ate on Shabbat? Draw a picture and label it with the Welsh name. (If you have forgotten the Welsh name, you can use an online Welsh dictionary). 

Most importantly, have a wonderful Christmas break. Get lots of rest and have lots of fun. We look forward to catching up with you all in January.

Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock 



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Friday, 11 December 2015

Year 6 week ending 11th December 2015

First and foremost, a huge congratulations to all of our year 6 children for two outstanding performances in our Christmas play, A Ghost of a Chance.  Every child gave 100% effort and enthusiasm and we are extremely proud of all of you.

 

This week we have been:

 

Numeracy - maths has taken on a real life aspect this week with a Christmas twist.  As a class, we created our ultimate present wish list.  It was then up to the children to try and buy all the items on the list, spending as little as possible.  This meant comparing prices, trying to find 3 for 2 offers and not forgetting the postage and package.  The children really rose to the challenge!

 

Literacy - as part of genre week, we have focussed on instructions.  All the children wrote a set of instructions on how to make a good Christmas.  We loved seeing what was included!

 

Christmas plays - we have watched the Foundation Phase play, and participated in our own dress rehearsal and performances.

 

Welsh - we have been rehearsing our oracy recounts ready for filming.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Numeracy - my maths homework has been set, continuing with the theme of finding the best buys.

 

Talking homework - next week there will be no big write due to our trip to the Pantomime and toy day on the last day of term.

 

Literacy - try writing a short story using the title "A nightmare just before Christmas".  Use the following as the start of your story, then continue with a scenario that could possibly ruin Christmas.  It is up to you whether you want the ending to be a happy one or not and how humorous you want to make it!  Please bring your stories in to share with us.

 

"A nightmare before Christmas"

It was another beautiful frosty night December night in the North Pole.  A frozen blanket of snow lay deep and crisp on the ground.  Jack Frost had visited every home and had etched magnificent spiral patterns into every glass window.  it really was the harshest weather that anyone could ever remember and it was only two days until Christmas.

 

Santa Claus was extremely busy adding the finishing touches to his Christmas preparations. He was shortly about to deliver thousands of wonderful presents to many excited children all over the world.  His elves were beginning to load masses of shiny gifts onto his sleigh and his brave reindeer were practicing their final manoeuvres before the big day.  Every was coming together nicely and Santa was very pleased with his team.  Then....

 

 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 11.12.15

This week we have been

 

Recapping our sounds and learning to read and spell green words

Beginning to use bossy verbs to write simple instructions

Learning what makes us feel happy and sad

 

Activities to have a go at home

 

Continue to learn the sounds in the sound folders including the sheets with words.  Encourage your child to use fred in your head when reading the words and then only saying the word out loud.  We have been trying this out in class and they are getting very good at it.  Also continue to develop the handwriting of the letters ensuring your child is forming the letters correctly, starting and finishing the letters in the right place.

 

Have a go at writing some simple instructions using bossy verbs such as cut, make, mix, pour - you could make it a Christmas theme and draw pictures to illustrate your instructions.  We will be writing more instructions next week.

 

During circle time the children discussed things which make them feel happy and things which make them feel sad, ask your child what makes them feel happy or sad and ask them to draw a picture to show how they are feeling.

 

Thank you for your continued help with the reading at home and the sound folders, even though the children have not had new sounds we continually reinforce the sounds with the children each day.  A little time each day at home really does make a difference. 

 

A little reminder to send in a cereal box covered in Christmas paper with your child's name on next week for your child to take their Christmas gifts home. (Please leave one end of the box open so we can put the things inside.) Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Year three week ending 4/12/15

This week when been learning:

Literacy: WE have been watching the Man on the Moon (john Lewis advert) and answering questions on the characters' feelings and planing a retelling of the story. Next week we will be writing the story in the 1st person and looking at the features of instructions. 

Maths: halving and doubling 2 digit numbers and subtracting on a number line. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Keep reading and practising your spellings. The Big write next week is to write a set of instructions explaining how the man in the moon can get to Earth. You can be as creative as you like. Perhaps Lily will send him a spaceship, perhaps he will use magic moon dust or perhaps his shed can zoom down to Earth. I'm sure you will have better ideas. Think about the features of a set of instructions. Will you use numbered steps, what materials/ items will you need, will you need to use any pictures? Which time connectives will you use? Could you use adverbs to explain how something is done?

Numeracy: There are two tasks on the my maths website linked to this week's maths work. If you are having trouble accessing the website or the tasks, please let me know. I will be checking the website each Friday afternoon and those children that have completed their mymaths hw will be awarded extra housepoints. 

Our dress rehearsal will be next week so can all remaining costumes be in on Monday. Many thanks for all your help. Have a lovely blustery weekend.
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Year 6 week ending 4.12.15

This week we have been:

 

Literacy - Being able to justify our opinion by using evidence from the text Varjak Paw.

 

Numeracy - categorising shapes according to their properties and tessellating shapes.

 

Science - writing scientific conclusions.

 

We have also been rehearsing our Christmas concert ready for performances next week.

 

Numeracy - you will find homework on my maths relating to the shape work we have been doing this week.  You can also try the fourth part of the lesson on tessellating shapes where you draw your own tessellating patterns.

 

Science - you can practise writing the remainder of your science conclusion at home, using the success criteria written in school.  We can then edit this in school.

 

Welsh - practise using your story map to orally retell your recount in readiness for being recorded this week.  Your story map should provide you with prompts to help jog your memory.

 

Talking homework - next week you will be writing a poem about either Christmas or advent (your choice).  Try thinking about all the things that remind you of Christmas.  You could then use this to write a contrasting poem about outside and inside at Christmas.  You could also link the themes of outside and inside, for example trees being bare outside and Christmas trees being laden with baubles inside.  Alternatively, your poem could be humorous or focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Please could all costumes be in school by Monday 7th December in readiness for our dress rehearsal on Tuesday.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Year 4 w/e 4.12.15

This week we have been

Literacy- writing a book review and presenting our research of Patagonia using ict

Maths- finding lines of symmetry and drawing reflections of shapes

Welsh- looking at prepositions and planning ideas for an oracy task

We have also been practising our Xmas concert.

You can help at home by

Literacy- identify the features of instructions ready for genre week next week. What can you make instructions for? Keep reading and learning your spellings

Maths- my maths activities but also can you create your own shapes and reflections? How many shapes have 2,3,4,5,6 etc lines of symmetry?

Topic- what else can you find out about Patagonia? Practise your Welsh ready for recording next week.

All costumes to be in by Monday please for dress rehearsal Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss.Williams

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 4.12.15

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Counting on and back from any number, in particular bridging a multiple of 10

1 more/1 less

2more/2 less than numbers

Knowledge and Understanding-

Uses of materials and why they are suited for those particular jobs/uses

The names and functions of some Victorian household items, e.g a mangle, bed warmer, chamber pot and washboard.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Either make a number line together for 1-20 or use http://www.ictgames.com/numberlineJumpMaker/index.html

Practise jumping on and back and relate this to +1 or -1, we also did +2 and -2. We worked on some sums such as 7+2= and 7-2= so they can see the relation between more/less and adding/subtracting.

 

Knowledge and Understanding-

The children enjoyed talking about the old fashioned objects. Perhaps they could draw the old object and the corresponding modern one. E.g a chamber pot and a toilet!

On this interactive website, we looked inside a Victorian house, and met some characters who would have lived and worked in the Villa. We talked about the furniture, rooms, decorations etc and compared them to our own houses. Have a look at-

http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/learning/walk-through-a-victorian-house/walk-through/

Thanks for the costumes, they look great. Monday afternoon is our dress rehearsal.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 3.12.15

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Using different types of punctuation. Writing a story ending to The Invisible Clothes.
 
Numeracy-Number pairs to 20. Finding missing numbers. Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
 
Knowledge and Understanding-Looking at sources of light that help people in their work places.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Next week we will be looking at different types of instructions. Can you find anything you have at home that has instructions? What sort of language is used? Can you write some down?
 
Numeracy- If you have some number cards 1-20, pick 1 and discuss what needs to be added to it to make 20. Record the addition sum. Also discuss what would be left if this number was taken away from 20. Record the subtraction sum. Repeat with 5 different cards.
 
No more swimming now. Just a reminder about Christmas costumes ready for next week.
 
Enjoy the weekend.