Saturday, 30 January 2016

Year Three week ending 29th January

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Writing explanation texts including diagrams
Numeracy: Subtracting and adding 2 and 3 digit numbers using vertical expanded methods, four times table
Science: We started an investigation looking at how to change the pitch of a sound

You can help at home by:

Literacy: There is no Big Write homework this week as we will be writing our Tudor monarch fact files on Friday. We have all completed the research and so are all ready to go! If you want to use any pictures on your fact files, you may bring those in on Friday. Please could everybody read their home reader this week. Don't forget to put your book in the basket for changing first thing in the morning before you go to registration. We should be changing everyone's book once a week!
Numeracy: i have added two mymaths activities. You should also find a message saying well done and giving you 2 housepoints for each activity you completed last week. Could you let me know if this message appears on your account?
Science: If you want to reproduce the investigation at home, follow the instructions on this website. It also gives you music to play! http://www.msichicago.org/online-science/activities/activity-detail/activities/make-music-with-straws/
Why do you think that the smallest straw produced the highest sound? have a look at the bbc website to help. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/changing_sounds/play/


Have a lovely weekend,
See you on Monday. 
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock. 


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Friday, 29 January 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e 29.1.16

This week we have been

Big Write - designing a poster to advertise Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket
Maths - add 1, 2 or 3 to a number up to 10
Creative Development - designing a musical instrument

Activities to try at home

Design a poster of your own to advertise the opportunity to win a prize - a golden ticket. You could use the computer or draw it yourself. Remember to make it colourful and eye catching so people see your poster. Can you remember what else you need to include?

Write number 0 to 10 on small squares of paper, then write numbers 1, 2, 3 on different colour paper. Turn all the paper up side down then chose one from the first set and one from the second set. Write the 2 numbers down as a number sentence e.g. 5 + 2 = 7. Repeat again using different cards and record your sums. On a separate piece of paper write the numbers 1 to 20 in the correct order. Can you form all the numbers correctly? Many of the children are reversing some of their number especially 2,3 and 5.

We have been designing our own musical instrument and hopefully we will be making them next week. Ask your child what they need to make their instrument and if possible send it into school next week (just the materials not the made instrument please). We do have some junk material, dried peas, rice and elastic bands the children can use but if they would like to bring their own then great -please don't buy anything for this though. We are trying to use recyclable materials to make our instruments. Don't worry if your child can't remember what they need we can always find them something in school that will fit their design ideas.

Have a great weekend.
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Year 6 week ending 29.1.16

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy - this has been the culmination of the hard work, writing playscipts and editing them. 

 

Science - thank you so much for all the effort that went into making the soundproof boxes, they were quite incredible!  As a class we had a lot of fun (and learnt a lot!) about sound and sound proof materials by testing them.

 

Numeracy - reading and interpreting scales on different types of measuring instruments and negative numbers.

 

History - studying inventories from a poor and a rich person from the Tudor times.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Numeracy - please log onto your my maths account for numeracy homework.

 

Talking homework - next week you will be writing a personification poem on the topic of sound.

 

Science - we will be continuing our investigations into sound and decibels.  Research the decibels of common every day objects such as vacuum cleaner, lawn mower, motor bike, heavy traffic etc.  Also, what is an acceptable / safe level of noise?

 

History - we have been hearing a lot about the wonderful Tudor projects that are being carried out at home and some have started to come into school.  Please continue with these and we look forward to seeing them.

 

Presentations - if you haven't already done so, please decide on a topic for your personal presentation and begin to think about how you are going to present it and how you are going to engage your audience.

 

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 29.1.16

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Counting in tens and fives

Place value of two digit numbers- tens and units

Knowledge and Understanding-

Chinese New Year crafts- collages, writing Chinese words, drawing animals etc.

Welsh verbs- we began to respond to the question- Beth wyt ti'n wneud? (What are you doing?) We used words such as nofio (swimming), darllen (reading), canu (singing), dansio (dancing). See what they can remember, each verb had an action which helps them associate the word. This week they began asking 'Beth wyt ti'n hoffi wneud'? (What do you like doing?) and found out people like. We will be using be using this data next week to create graphs on the computer.

PE- improving accuracy when throwing and aiming at a target. Scoring points in a simple game.

Literacy-

Writing instructions for their own 'marvellous medicine.'

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise counting in tens up and back to 100 and fives up to 50. Try sequences using tens and fives.

We have been focusing on recognising how many tens and units were in two digit numbers. We also partitioned numbers to show the value of each digit. We used lots of visual resources to embed this. For example arrow cards, with multiples of ten in one colour and units in another. Make a set to use at home. When they select a 'ten' and then the 'unit' talk about how many of each  are in the number. There are lots of good games here that we used in class too.

http://www.ictgames.com/placeValue.htm

We also used small sticks to act as the ten and unifix cubes to act as the units and made numbers with these. So, 3 sticks, is 3 tens, 10, 20, 30 and 4 units is 1, 2,3,4.So 30+4 is 34. This helped the children write the numbers with the tens and units in the right place as a few children are still mixing up this. Use any objects to replicate this, but use a bigger object for the 'ten' like a pencil perhaps.

 

Knowledge and Understanding-

We talked about the story of St Dwynwen and the day that is celebrated in Wales for her. We talked and drew/wrote about what we like about living in Wales.

We talked about ways in which we learn this week, for example by seeing someone else do something, by, listening, practise doing it for ourselves etc and also how we can get better at something. 

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 29.1.16

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Poetry. Using different tenses.
 
Numeracy- Counting forwards/backwards in 10's above 100.
Multiplication/division problem solving.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Using our date of birth to determine which animal  we belong to on the Chinese Zodiac.
Locating our house on HWB using our postcode.
 
How to help your child at home
 
Literacy- Can you use these words to write a sentence in the past and present tense? stepped and stepping. Can you write one of your own?
 
Numeracy- If there are 10 crayons in each box and you sell 2 boxes. How many have you sold/? Can you record the number sentence? You sell 3 more. How many have you sold now?
 
There are 5 rubbers in each box. If the shop has 6 boxes, how many rubbers are there?
 
If you have 10 candy canes to share with a friend, how many do you each have?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you write down 3 facts about Chinese New Year.
 
 Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Week Commencing:  25th January 2015

Literacy: Practice spellings by looking up their meanings if unsure and by placing them in sentences.

Numeracy: For next week, please learn the x9 and x10 tables

This week we have been looking at subtraction of decimals and using the times tables to solve division problems.

Use the following to help:

The Mymaths homework

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Class assembly:

Please learn the lines and the songs that have been sent home.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Year Three week ending 22/1/16

This week we have been learning: 
Literacy: Writing poems about water using shape and publishing them
Numeracy: Adding using a vertical method and practising using 'trial and error' to solve a problem
Science: We have been preparing and presenting 'shows' explaining how sound travels

You can help at home by:
Literacy: In Big Write on Friday you will be researching and writing notes on a Tudor Monarch so that the following  Friday, in Big Write, you can write a factfile. Think about the type of facts you will need to find out. Who will you want to write about? Where will you find your facts? Will you use a variety of sources to gather information. Read other factfiles or information books to see how they set out their information. Do you think pictures, subtitles or diagrams will help? You may bring in some non- fiction books that will help you on Friday but I will also have information sheets and books you may use.

Numeracy: You will find some new mymaths activities on the website. Keep practising your target times tables.

Science:Can you write an explanation of how sound travels. ( This is a really good youtube video to remind you : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACeUO4ufx2I) We will be writing explanations in literacy next week so this will be  good preparation. Your homework is looking great on our homework board at the moment. Let's add to it!


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Peacock and Mrs Schartz

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 22.1.16

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Finding half of numbers

Digital and analogue times

Knowledge and Understanding-

Beginning to look at Chinese New Year and how this is celebrated by people all over the world. We looked at the animals used in the Chinese calendar, and found out what the animal was for the year they were born. We discussed the characteristics of these people.

Welsh verbs- we began to respond to the question- Beth wyt ti'n wneud? (What are you doing?) We used words such as nofio (swimming), darllen (reading), canu (singing), dansio (dancing). See what they can remember, each verb had an action which helps them associate the word.

Forces- How something or someone is moved by a push, pull or twist force. We looked at picture examples of these in actions and children sorted them according to the force being used. E.g pushing a trolley, pulling a ring pull on a can/tin, twisting a door knob to open it.

PE- beginning to think about rules for competitive games, also finding space away from someone on the opposite team.

Literacy-

Creating a poster to advertise 'George's Marvellous Medicine'.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise sharing out collections of items into two groups. We used cubes, but it can be anything you have at home. Try putting the sum into a word problem, e.g we have 8 fish fingers for tea, how many would we have each if we shared them and found half... We talked about odd and even numbers, so re-cap these too. We used words such as share, split, even, equal, groups etc. Have a go at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. We will be recapping doubling a number next week.

Re cap o'clock and half past times on both analogue and digital clocks.

Knowledge and Understanding-

See what you can find out about Chinese New Year, for example, how is it celebrated, when it is etc. Can you find out what the animal was for the year that people in your family were born. What does it say about their personality?!

The children are starting to bring in ideas and books etc to enhance our role play area and topic of Roald Dahl, so thank you for these. The children can start to have a look at http://www.roalddahlfans.com/ and bring in any information they find interesting.

On Monday to celebrate St Dwynwen's day, the children will be thinking what is great about living in Monmouthshire, so perhaps you could talk about this in preparation.

If you can start to save a jam jar (or something similar) we will be using these to make 'Dream Jars' in the next few weeks. Also, if you have any thing at home such as tongs or items used in a sweet shop, we would love to borrow them for our role play. 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Year Six: Week Ending 22nd January 2016

This week we have been busy continuing our work across the curriculum 

Welsh... we have begun to look at the names of countries and revising the past tense in order to discuss our holidays. 
You may like to revise the past tense we used in our recount to Big Pit and look at how we can use these phrases to discuss holidays we have been on. 

Science....please can you bring in a sound proof boxed.  The box needs to be at least 12cm deep to fit the alarm in and must have an opening lid.  The box can be made of cardboard, plastic, a tin - what ever they choose.  We have discussed how foam absorbs sound and hard materials reflect sound.  They can line the inside of the box in whatever they like, remembering our work in school about sound waves travelling the easiest through solids, then liquids, then gases.  They need to bring them in on Monday as we will be doing our science lesson Monday afternoon. There will be a small prize for the most soundproof box! good luck!

History - (continued) as the children will have told you, we are studying the Tudors this term.  For homework, we would like the children to complete a selection of the Tudor projects listed below.  They are designed to be longer projects which will take the children considerably longer to complete.  We would love to see their work once it is finished and display it in the classroom.  The projects are as follows:

 

1. Write a story, comic strip or annotate a map showing the explorations of Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh.

2. Research what the Tudor people wore (either rich or poor), and then make an item of clothing.

3. Make a model of a Tudor ship or Tudor house.

4. Design and make a Tudor quiz game, with or without the use of ICT.

5. Research and write a menu for a grand banquet for Henry VIII, including the invitation.

6. Design a persuasive advertisement for jobs available on board the Mary Rose ship.

7. Create an iMovie of an interview with either Henry VIII or one of his wives.


Literacy: we have been continuing our work on play scripts and planned our scenes, considering the language needed to gain clear understanding and the importance of clear stage directions. We will be writing our final version on Monday. 

Big Write: this will be based on the topic of zoos, asking the question should animals be kept in zoos? Pupils will need to present an argumentative text. Pupils will have a full outline of the Big Write in their homework log on Friday (22.1.16).


Maths: we have been calculating percentage quantities based on 10%, e.g. 20%, 5%, 15%

Understanding simple fraction, decimal and percentage equivalences, e.g. find 25% of 60cm and know that this is equivalent to ¼ of 60cm. Please see mymaths for this weeks task.


Presentations: After half term children will need to deliver a presentation to the class on a topic of their choice. They may like to start thinking about the topic now and how they wish to present their information ensuring they engage the audience and are able to answer questions on their chosen topic. Pupils may wish to use a variety of resources to support their presentation. Dates of presentations will be given to children prior to the half term break. 


Date for your diary- 

Class Assembly: We would like to invite you to our forthcoming class assembly that will take place on Wednesday 16th March @ 9.30am 


Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock


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Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 22.1.16

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Making inferences and deductions about what has been read.
Letter writing.
Identifying words and phrases that tell you the text is fantasy and not real.
 
Numeracy- Counting in 5's forwards and backwards up to 100 and beyond.
Place value.
Giving change from the next multiple of 10.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Healthy eating. Sorting materials using their own criterion.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Choose your child's favourite book and ask them a question about that particular text. For eg. Why do you thing the author used a wolf to scare Little Red Riding Hood? If the author had chosen a cute puppy, how do you think LRRH would have reacted in the forest? Would the ending be different? (Inference). Can you find the word in the text that tells you LRRH was scared? (Deduction). These skills really help the children with higher order reading skills.
 
Numeracy- Practise counting in 5's. If you buy an item for 5p and 21p, how much change would you get from 30p? Can you record the 2 sums? Rpt with similar sums. Can you write down these sums-  one hundred and thirty five.  Two hundred and sixty seven.
 
Mymaths.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- We had a great time in Tesco's on Monday, learning about healthy snacks and breakfasts. If you are popping into Tesco's  in Chepstow, have a look at the community board as we should have a photograph near the entrance.
Can you draw a picture of your favourite healthy breakfast and name the food groups.
 
Thank you. Have a lovely week.

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning Sheet w.e. 22.01.16

This week we have been

 

RWInc - reinforcing sounds, spelling and writing green words, reading words and simple sentences

Maths - identifying and sorting 2d shapes

CD - learning about and drawing characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other stories told by Roald Dahl.

 

Activities you can try at home

 

RWInc - continue to learn your sounds, especially writing the sounds.  The children are getting really good at recognising and saying the sounds, however when we are writing the sounds either in handwriting or when writing green words many children are finding it difficult to recall the letter formation quickly.  Have a go at the sounds at home.  Please help your child form the letters correctly by starting in the correct position.

 

Maths - we have been identifying, naming and sorting 2d shapes.  At home make a picture using the different types of shapes.  It could be a picture of a house, a robot etc.  Label the shapes you have used and bring your picture into school.

 

CD - can you draw a picture of one of the characters we have come across in our story?  Think about the character - what does he/she look like, what colour hair do they have, what clothes do they wear?  Bring your picture in next week.  If you have access to a computer you could have a go at drawing your character on the computer.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Week Commencing:  18th January 2015

Literacy: Practise spellings by looking up their meanings if unsure and by placing them in sentences.

Numeracy: For next week, please learn the x3 and x6 tables

This week we have been looking at addition of decimal numbers and complements of 1000. Use the following resources to help:

The Mymaths homework

http://www.ilovemathsgames.com/Flashstarters/complements%20to%201000.swf

 

History: Use a local library and/or the internet to find information about the wives of Henry VIII in order to present findings. Pupils will also carry out this activity in class.

 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Year Three week ending 15th January

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: reading and performing poems
Maths: Telling the time using digital clocks and finding the time to the next hour

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Conitnue to read and practise your spellings. Big Write next week will be to describe a setting. The setting will be a Tudor market and i will be sending home a picture to help on Monday. Think carefully about how you are going to describe the Tudor market above. Who or what can you see? How could you describe them? Which adjectives would you use? Where are they and what prepositions could you use? Could you include an adverb?

E.g. The cheeky jester strutted precariously across the town square, which was full of people laughing and having fun.

Think about how you will start your sentences and try to avoid starting with "The" for every sentence. E.g. Looking towards the castle, the tired lady sighed and pushed her way through the raucous crowds. 


Maths: I have set some mymaths activities. Well done on your times tables tests. I was impressed. Keep practising!


Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Peacock and Mrs Schartz

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 15.1.16

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Counting on and back in multiples of 10(on the decade)

Counting on and back in multiples of 10 from any starting number, e.g 13, 23, 33, 43, 53, 63 or 97, 87, 77, 67, 57

Adding 10 and subtracting 10 to a number to 100

Knowledge and Understanding-

Investigating which pair of tights are the most stretchy! We predicted, discussed, justified, measured, recorded and concluded. We talked about how to keep the test fair by keeping the weight we put inside the tights the same each time.

Beginning to look at Chinese New Year and how this is celebrated by people all over the world.

Welsh verbs- we began to respond to the question- Beth wyt ti'n wneud? (What are you doing?) We used words such as nofio (swimming), darllen (reading), canu (singing), dansio (dancing). See what they can remember, each verb had an action which helps them associate the word.

PE- beginning to think about rules for competitive games, also finding space away from someone on the opposite team.

Literacy-

We wrote a thank you letter to the gymnast Frankie Jones who visited us on Wednesday. We told her what we enjoyed most about her visit.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Practise counting on and back from different multiples of 10. 10, 20, 30 etc and 100, 90, 80 etc. Try some sequences written down with missing numbers, they enjoyed these.

We then went on to, adding a 10 to a digit number, so 36+10 etc. we talked about the tens column/unit column, but this needs more work! Try counting on and back in ten from any number, e.g. 23, 33, 43, they are getting better at this, but again lots of children need more practise. Try some missing number sequences written down too. 45, 55, ? 75, 85, ? etc.

Have a look at- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering If you select the last tab on the right, 'Counting in steps' you can do the ones of up/back in tens.

Knowledge and Understanding-

See what you can find out about Chinese New Year, for example, how is it celebrated, when it is etc.

The children are starting to bring in ideas and books etc to enhance our role play area and topic of Roald Dahl, so thank you for these. The children can start to have a look at http://www.roalddahlfans.com/ and bring in any information they find interesting.

If you can start to save a jam jar (or something similar) we will be using these to make 'Dream Jars' in the next few weeks. Also, if you have any thing at home such as tongs or items used in a sweet shop, we would love to borrow them for our role play.  Many Thanks. 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 15.1.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Creating posters to advertise Wonka's Candy Shop

Numeracy- Counting in 2's and 10's from any given number. 2 times tables. Repeated addition/multiplication.

Knowledge and Understanding- Preparing healthy sandwiches- choosing from different food groups. Understanding the importance of recycling waste food.
Identifying and sorting different materials.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you create a name to advertise a new sweet for the Candy Shop? Be as creative as you like!! (Scrumpidumtious, shrooberry delight.  Toffeewhippy, crunchy twists!).

Numeracy- Practise counting in 2's starting at 97 and 88. Count in 10's stating at 70. (Up to 120).
Finding number bonds to 20

Begin to understand that 2+2+2 is the same as 3x2. So can you do these-

2+2+2+2+2+2   3+3   3+3+3+3    2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2    2x4  5x2

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find 2 things in your house that is transparent, opaque and translucent?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 6 week ending 15.1.16

This week we have been learning:

 

Literacy - analyse a characters traits and rehearse a play script.

Numeracy - learning how to calculate the probability of an event happening.

Science - investigating the effect of sound vibrations on different objects.

History - reading a visual clue about the Tudors.

P.E - we were extremely lucky to be led in gymnastics by the Commonwealth gold medallist Frankie Jones.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Numeracy - see my maths for the weekly maths homework.

 

Talking homework - due to a miscommunication, the talking homework will be the same as last week as the children haven't started their big write on it yet.  Next week we will be writing a newspaper report about the recent weather / flooding and its effects.  You may wish to look at flooding nationally or locally.  Consider they type of vocabulary you will use.

 

Science  - Try constructing a sound machine to investigate the loudness of a sound.  You will need a metal spoon, string and an elastic band. Use the following method:

1. Take the elastic band and make a loop , place this loop around the end of a spoon.
2. Loop the string through the elastic band and tie it together to make another loop.
3. Place the string across your finger and then gently place your finger in your ear so as to put the string in your ear.
4. Strike the spoon gently with a hard object and note down your observations
5. Strike the spoon more firmly. What do you notice?

 

What happens when you hit the spoon with your hand compared to with a hard object?

What happens when the spoon is struck gently and you have the string held in your ear?

What happens when you strike the spoon with more force?

What do you think the spoon is having to do to create a sound?

What do you think is happening to the sound that the spoon creates?

 

History - as the children will have told you, we are studying the Tudors this term.  For homework, we would like the children to complete a selection of the Tudor projects listed below.  They are designed to be longer projects which will take the children considerably longer to complete.  We would love to see their work once it is finished and display it in the classroom.  The projects are as follows:

 

1. Write a story, comic strip or annotate a map showing the explorations of Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh.

2. Research what the Tudor people wore (either rich or poor), and then make an item of clothing.

3. Make a model of a Tudor ship or Tudor house.

4. Design and make a Tudor quiz game, with or without the use of ICT.

5. Research and write a menu for a grand banquet for Henry VIII, including the invitation.

6. Design a persuasive advertisement for jobs available on board the Mary Rose ship.

7. Create an iMovie of an interview with either Henry VIII or one of his wives.

 

Good luck and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.

 

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 15.01.16

This week we have been learning

RWInc - new sounds, spelling green words and reading green words, writing our letters using the correct letter formation.

Maths - counting forwards and backwards to 30.  Guessing the number of objects in a group up to 20.

K&U - sorting shiny and dull material

 

Activities to do at home

 

RWInc - continue with the sound folders and the sheets being sent home.  Reinforce any sounds your child is unsure of regularly.  Have a go at writing the sounds on a lined piece of paper to ensure correct letter formation and quick recall of the sounds to help when spelling green words.  If you have any questions relating to RWInc then please come and see me - I am happy to help.

 

Maths - have a go at counting up to 10 and then back to 0, repeat and this time go to 20 and then back to 0.  The children are confident counting forwards but find it a little bit more challenging when counting backwards.  You can do this anywhere - in the car, at breakfast, in the bath.  See how far your child can count up to and then backwards.  Reinforce any errors they may be saying - it is very common to say forty, fifty instead of fourteen, fifteen when counting.  Have a go at the link below putting the numbers in the correct order.

 

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

 

K&U - talk about different types of material identifying dull and shiny materials.  Have a hunt around the house to see how many different materials you can find.  We have been talking about how shiny materials reflect the light.  If you have a torch then use it to see if the material reflects the light.  Make a list or draw objects which reflect the light and bring into school to share.

 

Our topic this term is Roald Dahl and we are already been busy making our role play area into a writing shed and a sweet shop.  If you have any resources at home that you are happy to send into school then we would be very grateful to receive them.  If you are sending in resources you would like returned at the end of the topic then please write your child's name somewhere on the resource so we can identify it.  Thank you.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Home Learning

Week Commencing:  11th January 2015

Literacy: Practice spellings by looking up their meanings if unsure and by placing them in sentences.

Numeracy: For next week, please learn the x4 and x8 tables

It has come to my attention that some pupils are still not recognising the Value of digits so please use the following resources to help:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

http://www.aaamath.com/plc31-placevalue.html

Pupils will also be given Place Value related activities to bring home.

History: Use a local library and/or the internet to find information about the wives of Henry VIII in order to present findings. Pupils will also carry out this activity in class.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Year Three Week ending 8th January 2016

Happy New Year! 

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: we have been exploring a variety of poems and looking at the tools which poets use . We have started to look in more detail at a specific poem about the water cycle. 
Numeracy: We have been comparing numbers and using the greater than and lesser than signs to write mathematical sentences. 
Science: We have started to look at our new topic of Sound and Light. We are beginning with sound and have started to research using a variety of sources to answer specific questions. Over the next 5 weeks we will be carrying out practical investigations to see if our answers are correct. 

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Choose your favourite poem and bring it into school to read to the class. Think about the tools the poet uses in his poem. (repetition, rhyme, rhythm, onomatopeoia, imagery, nonsense words) Next week's Big Write is to write some haiku poems about winter. A haiku is a poem of three lines. The first line is 5 syllables, the second 7 and the third 5. Here is an example:

The cold keeps coming
as the days heat fades away
bringing winter near

Allen Steble

Think about what WOW words you might want to use but please don't write the actual poem at home. On Friday we will be talking about what a syllable is and having a go to write the poems using the winter WOW words you chose at home.  

Numeracy:I have added two mymaths activities which will help the children to consolidate their understanding of greater and lesser than.

Science: Choose a musical instrument and find out how it works. How does it produce sound? How can you make the sound louder or quieter and how can you make the sound higher or lower? We will be putting the homework on our special WOW board so everybody can read it.


Have a lovely weekend. 

Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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