Saturday, 27 February 2016

Year three - Welsh

Unfortunately the pictures don't seem to have appeared on the blog below so I've written the words instead. Hope this works!

Yna, maen nhw'n mynd i Landdewibrefi.

"O, mae'n bell."

"O dw i wedi blino."


Mae llawer o bobl yn Llanddewibrefi.  Maen nhw eisiau gweld Dewi.  Maen nhw eisiau gwrando ar Dewi,ond ble mae Dewi?

"Dw i eisiau gweld Dewi."

"A fi, dw i eisiau gweld Dewi hefyd."

"Ble mae Dewi?"


Mae Dewi yn y canol.  Mae e'n siarad â'r bobl ond mae problem. 
"Dw i eisiau gweld Dewi."
"Dw i ddim yn gallu gweld."

Mae e'n sefyll ar yr hances.
Mae'r llawr yn codi. Bobl bach!
"Bobl bach!" 
"Waw!"

Mae e'n rhoi hances ar y llawr.
"Dw i'n rhoi hances ar y llawr.  Edrychwch!"

Mae'r bobl yn gallu gweld Dewi nawr.  Mae'r bobl yn gallu clywed Dewi nawr. 

"Hwrê! Dw i'n gallu gweld Dewi nawr."
"A fi.Dw i'n gallu gweld Dewi nawr hefyd."

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Year three week ending 26th February

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Writing poems for the Eisteddfod based on a welsh theme
Maths: division with and without remainders. (using a number line to help)
Welsh: Learning our Dewi Sant story for the Eisteddfod next week. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Next week we will be looking at a Tudor novel written by Terry Deary. We will be picking out the clues that tell us this book is set in Tudor times. Choose a book you have at home that is set in a different time and pick out the clues that tell you this. Our Big Write is linked to World Book Day. Next Friday you can dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl character. I would like you to write a character profile during Big Write. Think about the words and phrases you will use to describe the character's appearance, personality and the things that they do in the book. Using the book, look for quotes about your character's appearance or personality which you might want to use in your profile. 

Maths: The class have really enjoyed division this week. Look on the mymaths website for some supporting exercises. Don't forget you can practise any element of maths on the website - just log in as the school but don't put your personal log in details in. You can then choose any activity - however it won't be saved on your account. If you try something new, do the lesson first. 

Welsh: Using the attached pages, practise our story for Wednesday's performance.
Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Peacock and mrs Schartz
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Friday, 26 February 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 26.02.16

This week we have been learning

RWInc - sounds, words and sentences
Maths - finding 1, 2 and 5 more than a number using a number line
K&u - carrying out a simple investigation

Activities to try at home

RWInc - please continue to learn the sounds, words or sentences sent home in the sound folders. The children are now working in different groups for RWInc and have different sheets depending on the group they are in. When spelling words some children are finding the letter formation tricky, so they can say the sounds out loud to spell the words but get stuck forming the letters - randomly select letters and ask your child to form them. Encourage them to start in the correct place and also to hold their pencil correctly. This help at home will really support your child in school.

Maths - draw a number line from 0 to 20 on a piece of paper. Give your child a number and then ask them to find out 1 more, 2 more or 5 more than the number by jumping their finger along the number line. Ask to tell you the number they land on. You can then ask them to check their answer using objects - 5 and 2 more equals 7, collect 5 objects and then 2 more and count altogether. When counting try and encourage your child to say the larger number and count on the smaller number rather than counting all the objects again.

K and U - our new science topic is learning about animals and environments. If the weather is fine this weekend then take the opportunity to get out and about and look for signs of Spring. You could draw them or take some photographs. Think about what else is happening now Spring is on its way.

Eisteddfod - just a quick reminder about Eisteddfod on Wednesday - your child can come in wearing traditional Welsh costume or Welsh sports tops. If you choose to wear a sports top then please wear school trousers or skirts. Please remember to bring in coins and designs by Monday at the latest.

World Book Day - Friday. Our author this year is Roald Dahl. Your child can dress up as one of their favourite characters or bring in their favourite book.

Have a good weekend.
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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 26.2.16

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

 Addition facts to numbers such as 6, 7, 8 and 9

Relating addition to subtraction

Doubles and adding near doubles

Knowledge and Understanding-

This week we have mostly been preparing for our Eisteddfod- learning a traditional Welsh dance, handwriting, painting, writing a poem about Wales and learning a song!

 

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Choose a number, such as 9. Can they find as many different ways of adding two numbers to make 9, so 8+1, 7+2 etc. We talked about swapping the numbers over as well, so 8+1 can be 1+8 etc. Some children could do this mentally, some will need the use of resources, e.g. blocks etc.

We recapped number doubles, talking about it being adding the same number to each other. They practised writing the sum, so for double 2, 2+2. We went on to adding 'near doubles' which is basically when you add something like 3+4 or 5+6. I encouraged them to use the double fact they know and then add on the extra one. They found this quite confusing! So, for 3+4, "work out double 3 which is 6, and then add one more to make 7."

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Year Six - Week Ending: 26th February 2016


This week we have been busy preparing for our Eisteddfod and sharing  some fantastic presentations. 

Presentations will continue next week, so ensure you are prepared to deliver on your day. 

Eisteddfod will take place on Wednesday 2nd March (not Tuesday 1st due to Year Four being in Talybont). 
Please try to practice our class song, recital and bring your homework entry. The designs for the coins need to be sent off by Tuesday to ensure delivery by the closing date. 

Maths we have been using ratio to solve problems and tasks have been added to mymaths for you to complete. 

Class Assembly: continue to learn your words at home and ensure you have clear voices!

World Book Day: will take place on Friday 4th March, please join Foundation Phase in celebrating 100 years since his birth in dressing as one of the characters from his books.  Activities will take place throughout the day including our Big Write. Your talking homework is to include a character or setting from one of his books and develop your own narrative text in the style of Roald Dahl. 

Welsh: we will continue to prepare for our recital but will need to begin discussing and expressing our opinions about the poem. Use the 'flipper' at home to help you ask and answer questions. 

Wye Valley River Festival: we have been asked to be involved in the preparations for this exciting event. We are hoping to work with some artists in the Summer Term. Initially though we have been asked to help make some origami birds that will be used during the festival, to form a spectacular overhead installation at Tintern Station. At night fall these origami style paper birds will come alive in a synchronized lighting display. We will spend some time in school producing some, but we would be grateful if we could make some at home too. A step by step video will show you how to make the bird.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSZK-WHBn7w 
We will also send home a step by step guide. Please include a written thought or memory of the Wye Valley that inspires, excites or makes you happy inside the bird. 

Mrs Peacock/ Mrs Maunder
    

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Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 26.2.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Looking at different types of information texts. Seeing how information can be presented in different ways.
Alphabetical order.
Homophones.
Poetry about Wales.

Numeracy- Writing numbers. Ordering and comparing numbers. Counting on. Problem solving.

Knowledge and Understanding- In preparation for our trip to Tesco on Monday (Fairtrade and sustainability),  we have been identifying various foods that are sold as fairtrade products. 

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Practise the poem that your child would have brought home to learn for a recital.
Can you put these words in alphabetical order-  banana, apple, ball, bounce and box?
Can you find 4 things at home that may have an alphabetical order (address book, directory etc.).
Find 2 sets of homophones and write them in sentences.

Numeracy- Mymaths.
Can you put these numbers in order from biggest to smallest- 23  65  324  26   68  87   216   87.
Can you then choose 2 numbers and find the difference between. For eg.  68-65=    68-26=

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find 3 facts about the importance of fairtrade.
Can you find out where coco beans grow? Perhaps you can then find the countries on a map.

World Book Day will be on Friday 4th March.
Please can you dress up as a character from Roald Dahl. If it's easier, they can choose the same outfit that they are going to wear for our Class Assembly.

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green and Year 5 homework

Week Commencing: 22nd February 2016

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

Numeracy: For next week, please learn number bonds to 100. For example: 32 + ? = 100

This week we have been reading analogue and digital clocks, converting between hours and minutes and calculating lengths of time. Practice telling the time at home and timing events.

Use the following to help:

The MyMaths homework

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

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Year Three week ending 12/2/16

This week we have been learning:

Maths: measuring capacity and finding fraction of quantities

Literacy: Writing reports on Pancake day and NASA



You can help at home by:
Maths: Keep practising your target times tables for a test after half term. There are two new maths activities on the mymaths website which will help you practise your fractions and telling the time.

Literacy: The next Big Write will be to describe the setting for the Great Fire of London. Watch the following video. http://www.literacyshed.com/the-history-shed.html You can describe the streets before or during the fire. Perhaps you will want to describe a walk through the streets. (It can be in the first person if you would like.)

Think about how you will use VCOP. Think about which connectives, powerful verbs, adjectives and adverbs you will use. What openers could you use? Describe what you can see, hear, smell, feel and taste. Will you use similes or metaphors?

We have been looking at how to improve our writing using VCOP this week. Think about which VCOP area you chose to improve and focus on it during your planning.


You will also have come home with the poem we are going to learn for the Eisteddfod. This will be a competition in class with the winner reciting it to the whole school during the Eisteddfod. Over half term, make a start at learning the lines. Think about speaking slowly, clearly and with expression. Will you add any gestures or actions in to help you remember the words?


History: After half term we will be looking at Tudor food. What types of food would they have eaten at a Banquet? What would the everyday person have bought at the Market? What did they drink? There were no fridges and freezers in Tudor times, how did they keep their food fresh? Sugar came from abroad and was expensive, what did they use to sweeten their food instead?


Most importantly, have a wonderful half term break - stay safe, rest and have fun! Next half term will be a very busy and exciting 5 weeks, starting with our rendition of the story of St. Davids in Welsh (!) for the Eisteddfod and finishing with our class assembly !

All the best, 

Mrs Peacock and Mrs Schartz

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Useful Links for the Eco Quiz Team : Good Luck

Please find below the websites that will help you prepare for the forthcoming Wildlife Wizards Quiz










www.outdoorlearningwales.org may also be a useful website, click on the resources owl on the right hand side.

Good Luck

Mrs Peacock


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Friday, 12 February 2016

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 12.2.16

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Capacity

Pictograms

Knowledge and Understanding-

Chinese New Year

Shrove Tuesday

Keeping safe online

Literacy-

A character description of a 'Grandma' from 'George's Marvellous Medicine' using ideas for physical appearances and what sort of character they are.  

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We started off by using the vocabulary associated with containers being full, half full, nearly full and nearly empty. Use these terms with saucepans and cups, glasses etc. We then went on to estimating how many smaller cups/containers would pour into another. Try estimating and checking by filling up pouring a smaller container, see how close their estimations are.

We talked about ml and l. Have a look at bottles/containers at home, can they read the labels and perhaps put into some order.

Have a look at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=pictograms and ask some questions about the data, e.g most/least popular, how many chose...what is the difference between... to develop their interpretation of the data. The children have made their own pictograms and used the computer to create one.

Knowledge and Understanding-

We had a great day on Monday celebrating Chinese New Year with our visitors. The children enjoyed some crafts, dance, stories and food tasting.

Tuesday was with busy with making pancakes!  Friday we were lucky to have a visit from a drama group to put on a show about Welsh myths and legends. It's been a busy week!

Over the holiday if you could practise some of the maths we have covered this half term, that would be great. Have a lovely break.

-Counting on and back in ones from any number to 100, in particular, crossing from one decade to another.

-Counting in tens on and off the decade. Number sequences.

-Counting in fives to 50.

-Doubling and halving numbers.

- Place value of two digit numbers, tens and units.

 

Home Learning Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 12.2.16

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Reading and following instructions as part of a group. Listening carefully to each other.
 
Numeracy- Weighing/measuring accurately.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Completing a test to determine which cloth is the most absorbent.
Celebrating Chinese New Year New.
 
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- The children read a recipe for cup cakes and then made their own without adult supervision (Except for putting them in the oven). I was amazed at how they worked together in their groups to complete the activity. So perhaps in the half term you could encourage your child to write down exactly what they did using headings, sub headings, bullet points and bossy verbs to start each sentence. (Cream, mix, pour, crack etc).
 
Numeracy- Please help your child to estimate the weight of things at home and then measure accurately. For eg.- How much do you thing the weight of a tin of soup is? Estimate and then weigh. Can you do the same for a bottle of water, shampoo etc.
Mymaths.
 
Thank you. Enjoy the half term.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Year three week ending 5/2/16


This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: writing explanation texts and beginning to look at how to write a report
Maths: multiplying teens numbers by single digit numbers, telling the time. 
History: Writing fact files on Tudor Monarchs and painting their portraits

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Next week we will be writing simple reports on NASA and manned and unmanned launches. Can you find out : Who are NASA? What do they do? Who is in the International Space station at the moment? What is the difference between manned and unmanned launches? What can you find out about manned launches in the past?
There will be no Big Write homework this week as we have a short session due to visitors coming in and so will be looking at how to uplevel  our recent work instead. 

Maths: See the mymaths website for appropriate exercises. Keep practising your target timestables - there will be a test after half term to see how you getting on.

History: Using your research for your Monarch and any Tudor books you may have, can you create a family tree for the Tudors. The link below will show you an example of  the Stuart family tree for who were the Royal family after the Tudors. You will need to start with Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York.

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Year 6 week ending 5.2.16

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy - writing poetry in preparation for Eisteddfod and researching the space mission being undertaken by Tim Peake in readiness to write a non-chronological report.

 

Numeracy - solving one step equations with whole numbers and negative numbers.

 

Science - this week the children have written their own experiments to compare the variables of decibels and distance.  We will be carrying out these experiments next week.

 

History - we have studied how Henry VIII came to power and written fact files about him.

 

ICT - creating databases in excel and inputting data.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Literacy - continue your research of Tim Peake to support your non chronological report.  Bear in mind the sections you want in your report, such as mission facts, Tim Peake's family, his past achievements etc.  Please bring this into school on Monday.

 

Talking homework - next week we will be writing a narrative which is set in a Welsh landmark.  Choose the landmark you would like to use and research its geographical features.

 

Science - write a success criteria for the experiment comparing decibels and distance.  consider the things that will make you experiment successful, such as repeating readings, how the decimetre will be held, how you will measure the distances etc.

 

Welsh - choose a famous Welsh person to describe in detail.  Consider how you are going to describe them and your opinion of them.

 

History - continue working on your Tudor projects, we have been so impressed by what the children have brought in so far.

 

Numeracy - see my maths for your maths homework which has a focus on one step equations.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning- W/E5.2.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Planning a story about an imaginary planet they are visiting. Writing about Chinese New Year. Writing a report (Science investigation).

Numeracy- Counting forwards and backwards in 100's up to 1000. Weighing, measuring volume.

Knowledge and Understanding- Testing materials to see which is the most absorbent. Chinese New Year.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Our Class Assembly is on March 17th. The children have been given their words to learn. Please could you make sure their words are in their bags everyday so that we can go through them. Please could you help your child to read the sentences clearly and with appropriate expression.

Numeracy- Can you look in your kitchen cupboard and find different items. Can you find the weight of the item on the packaging? Record the items weight, check on your scales at home. Now can you place the items in weight order, starting from the lightest. Why do we need to weigh things? What unit of measurement is used to measure weight?  What measurement is used to measure liquid? Can you find items at home (Shampoo, washing up liquid, squash etc), record the measurement?

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out how glass is made?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.


Monday, 1 February 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing: 2nd February 2016

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

Numeracy: For next week, please learn the x11 and x12 tables

This week we have been revising estimating and measuring length, mass and capacity. We have also been converting between units of measurements.

Use the following to help:

The Mymaths homework

 

Class assembly:

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