Saturday, 26 March 2016

Year 6 week ending 25.3.16

We have had an action packed week in year 6 this week!

This week we have been learning to:

 

History - thank you so much for getting the children to school at such an early hour for our trip to Hampton Court Palace.  We had a wonderful time (despite a few hiccups on the way!), examining Tudor exploration and even the staff got to dress up!

 

Literacy - creating a sociogram of the characters in Macbeth, how they are connected and their emotions.

 

Numeracy - this week has focussed on our reasoning skills.

 

Science - we identified bias in an experiment by creating protective cases for eggs - some were more protective than others!  We have also undertaken a biotic index of the pond in school to test its pollution levels.

 

Art - visiting artists came into school to help us create flags for the Wye Valley River Festival.

 

 

How you can help at home:

 

 

Talking homework - after Easter we would like the children to write a recount of their visit to Hampton Court Palace.  It would be useful if the children wrote a plan / mind map of their day.  Remember to include a scene setting opening (when, who, where, what), past tense, outing the series of events in order and a conclusion to the recount.

 

Literacy - write a scene by scene plan (storyboard) for when we create our Imovies of our scripts "The Dark Deed" from Macbeth.

 

Welsh - discuss a famous person of your choosing in Welsh.

 

Topic - our new topic after Easter will be chocolate - I'm sure there will be plenty of this in your house over the holidays! Research the history of chocolate - where it originally came from and when.

 

Numeracy - see my maths for your maths homework.

 

ICT - use your hwb login to carry on our work on coding.  Try creating a game for a year 3 pupil.

 

Tests - we will be undertaking the National Reading and Numeracy test from the 3rd to the 10th May.  Below you will find the link to sample papers which will help prepare the children for these, alongside preparation we are doing in class.

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/reading-sample-materials/?lang=en

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/numeracy-sample-materials/?lang=en

 

 

 

We hope you have a relaxing Easter break,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Year Three week ending 24th March

This week we have been learning :

Literacy: scanning our Tudor novel for information and looking at how the author structures his story. We have started looking at how to use paragraphs. We will be continuing our work on this novel next term.
Numeracy: We have been designing a Wattle and Daub fence, measuring the uprights and the space between them, weighing the mud and straw to make the daub. 
Science: We will be continuing our light topic for a week next term and then starting our new topic on plants and animals. Our main focus will be participating in the Rocket Science project which will comprise of comparing the growth of the space seeds with normal seeds. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Next term all the children will have the opportunity to do a presentation in front of the class.  They can choose the topic but it needs to be at least 2 minutes long. Think about what visual resources you may want to use and once you have planned it, try to learn parts of it, so that you are not just reading of a piece of paper. Again, a powerpoint presentation can be a useful visual resource but ensure you are not just reading the information from the slides. Practise presenting to your friends and family. Speak clearly and with expression and try to make eye contact with your audience. Good luck!

Numeracy: You will find four activities on mymaths which will help you to consolidate some of the work we have covered this term. 

Science: What can you find out about Tim Peake? Who is he? Where is he? What preparations has he had to make? What is it like up in the International Space Station. Tim Peake tweets a lot, often including photos, so you may want to ask if your parents can follow him and show you his tweets.

The children have chosen our History/ Geography topic  for next term - Rainforests. We also start swimming on Fridays and so there will be no Big Write next term. We will be writing Tudor stories, poems, letters and non-fiction genre in our normal Literacy classes. 

Have a lovely Easter break and we look forward to seeing you in the Summer Term,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning w.e. 24.03.16

This week we have been learning

Maths - time and days of the week
Literacy - Welsh Myth The Lost Land
RWInc - sounds, words and handwriting

Activities to try at home

Maths - make a chart with the days of the week at the top of each column for one week during the Easter holiday. Record what you do each day like a diary entry, e.g. Monday 8 o'clock Got up etc.  Draw a picture for activities you do each day.  Practice chanting the days of the week using our song or rhyme.

RWInc - continue with the sounds in the sound folder throughout the holiday.  Your child has bought home a handwriting sheet detailing each of the different letters and how to form the letters.  When writing the letters or words please encourage your child to form the letter correctly and also try and help your child hold their pencil correctly using a tripod grip.  This will help when they need to write more for their work in class.  

Wishing you all a fantastic Easter. 

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Dosdarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 24.3.16

This week we have been learning about-
 
 Literacy- Welsh Myth
 
Numeracy- Division /Multiplication. Halving/doubling numbers.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Researching countries that grow cocoa beans. Finding these countries on a world map.
 
How to help your child at home-
 
Literacy- Ready for our topic next term- Dinosaurs, please could you find some facts about the largest dinosaur?
 
Numeracy- Over the half term could you please help your child to some problem solving. For eg- You have £1.00, (100p) in your pocket. You buy a pair for 31p, a carrot for 32p and a banana for 21p. How much change will you have?
Also after half term we will be revisiting time. It would be really helpful if you could help your child with o' clock times, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Also the corresponding digital times.
Mymaths.
 
Have a lovely Easter break.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Dosbarth Miss Foster Year 1 w/e 18.3.16

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Tens and units

Positional language

Read and write number words to 10

Knowledge and Understanding-

Passover festival- Seder plate food tasting. We talked about why Jewish people celebrate this each year and why it is important for them to remember.

Investigating which light materials let light through. We planned for a fair test, (keeping one variable the same and changing one other.) We tested a variety of materials such as cellophane, felt, wall paper, foil, tissue paper etc. The children decided to keep the test fair the torch needed to be the same distance away from the material each time. We made predictions and looked at results.

Shadows- we talked briefly about these, but needed the sun to be out and it wasn't! We will look more at this next week!

Used the internet to find out some facts about Roald Dahl.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We used an abacus style game to start our work on this, e.g a tens and units spike that we could add beads to the either the tens or units spike. Have a look at- http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/bead/index.htm Get them to practise counting in tens when you add a bead to the tens spike and in ones when you add a bead to the units spike.

Highlight the number of  tens is the first digit in a two digit number and the number of units the second.

We used words such as left, right, between, under, below, above, next to, besides, in front, behind etc to discuss the positon of items, colours, shapes etc. Set up some practical situations using whatever toys/objects you may have to describe their position.   

 

*If your child has borrowed a pair of pants from school following an accident in the last few months, could I ask politely for them to be returned. (They will be from Tesco on the label.) Many thanks.*

Friday, 18 March 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 18.3.16

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Identifying and using different tenses.
Using speech marks correctly.
 
Numeracy- Multiplication, division and 2x tables. Halves and doubles.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Finding out about St. Patrick's Day.
 
How to help your child at home
 
Literacy- Can you write about what you did on the weekend using past tense. (I don't mind if you make it up!).Can you then write some sentences using present tense. For eg. I am sauntering to school on this chilly spring morning.
 
Numeracy- Finding doubles up to 40. Multiplication sums- 6x2=  4x2=  10x2=  7x2=  11x2= etc
14 divided by 2, 16 divided by 2,   22 divided by 2  etc.
Missing numbers- ----- divided by 2=7  ----divided by 2=12  etc.
MyMaths- Division/multiplication.
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find out why we eat hot cross buns at Easter?
 
Thank you. Hope you all enjoyed our Class Assembly. I was so proud of the children. Also thank you for the lovely colourful costumes.

Year Six W/Ending: 18th March 2016

We have had another busy week, we hope you enjoyed our class assembly despite the technical hitches!

We have been completing a range of tasks including solving problems involving timetables in maths, planning our Welsh oracy task of a role play at the travel agent and acting out an Act from Macbeth!

 

Next week begins with our trip to Hampton Court. Please ensure your child is in school at 6.45 am on Monday morning for the coach to depart on time. Your child should bring two packed lunches, one to be eaten as 'tea' on the way home. We hop to return to school by 6.45pm.

In preparation for the visit, make a list of questions you would like to ask whilst you are there.

 

Please try to complete your Tudor Projects ready for next weeks presentation of them all.

 

Please continue to complete your mymaths tasks, there are a few tasks that need to be completed by each of you.

 

Talking Homework: You will be writing a recount about your trip to Hampton Court, use your prompts given in your homework to help you. This will be for Friday 18th April.

 

Have a wonderful break over the Easter holiday

Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock


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Monday, 14 March 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week commencing  14th March 2016


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

Numeracy: For next week, practice converting between metres and cm ( 100cm = 1m) and between cm and mm ( 1cm = 10mm).

Example: 23 cm = ? mm ( 230mm)

Mr Green's Maths group can use the My Maths homework.

Science: collect materials in readiness for next week's soundproofing experiment

History: For preparation research information on Hampton Court Palace.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Year 6 week ending 11 March 2016

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy - analysing the dark deed in Macbeth, comparing it to the predictions the children made and writing a play script on the murder of Duncan.

 

Numeracy - multiplication and division, including decimals.

 

Science - this week the children have been creating models of light, exploring how it is possible to see behind themselves using mirrors.  Ask them to show you the actions we learnt to remember it!

 

History - distinguishing between facts and opinion of secondary sources on the topic of Tudor crime and punishment.

 

 

How you can help at home:

 

 

Talking homework - this week we would like you write an instructional piece of work of your own choice - there are examples in your homework books.

 

Science - having learnt how light travels, try making a periscope.  The following website will give you some ideas on how to make it.

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-world/2012/06/make-a-periscope.aspx

 

Welsh - we will be continuing with the role plays we are writing in the travel agents.  Write down the key sentences you want to use and think about how you can add interest to them and express your opinion.

 

History - research who the famous explorers of the Tudor times were, choose one and write a biography of him / her.

 

Numeracy - see my maths for your maths homework.

 

Class assembly - we are looking forward to showing you our class assembly on Tuesday.  Thank you so much for the costumes that have already come into school.  Please could any other costumes be brought in on Monday as we will be having a dress rehearsal - and keep practising the words and songs.

 

Hampton Court Palace - Monday 21st March is our trip date, please could we have any outstanding reply slips as soon as possible and we apologise for the very early start on that day!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 11.3.16

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Giving change from 10p

Ordering numbers- families/decades

Knowledge and Understanding-

We talked about the Jewish festival of the 'Passover' and the Seder plate meal that is shared at this time

In Welsh, we have been using the question 'Beth sy yn y bocs?' (What is in the box?) and responding with 'Mae ..... yn y bocs.' (There is a ... in the box) Then we have asked 'Oes.... yn y bocs?' (Is.... in the box?) and then using Oes/Nag oes to say yes/no. They were really good at it and this is revision of something they had done in Reception.

Light sources- the difference between light sources and reflectors of light. We also looked at man-made and natural light sources and what these terms mean.

ICT- using the mouse to insert the cursor at a point in a piece of text in order to type some missing words. 

Literacy-

For our 'Big Write' we wrote a description of when Charlie Bucket found the last golden ticket to enter the Chocolate Factory. We focused on how he would be feeling, thinking say and doing. We tried to use interesting sentence openers, such as 'Quick as a flash, Excitedly, All of a sudden' etc.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Make up some price tags to attach to some items at home, use a mixture of 1p, 2p,5p and 10p coins for them to select to pretend to pay for that amount. As an extension, can they add two items and then select the coins to pay for it.

We worked out how much change was needed when paying with a 10p coin for an amount below 10p. We subtracted the price from 10p each time. We also found the difference by counting on from the price to 10. They found this quite tricky, but when they had 10 x 1p coins drawn out and they could cross out the number of coins to match the price and then just count how many were left, they were ok. Try a mixture of both.

I tried to encourage them to use their knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help mentally give change. So if they know the price is 3p, there must be 7p change as they know 3 and 7 is 10.

There are a few games here, some paying for amounts and some for giving change-http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=15

Knowledge and Understanding-

Talk about light sources you may have around the home, perhaps they could draw a simple map of the house and make a note of the light sources in each room etc. Have a look at-

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/light/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Discuss the difference between natural and man-made light sources and the fact that some objects only reflect light and don't actually omit light.

Year Three week ending 11/3/16

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: writing character profiles and supporting our ideas with quotes from the book. 
Numeracy: problem solving. Choosing the correct calculation and learning how to set them out.
Assembly Practice.: The class have done brilliantly this week, picking up the songs and the actions really quickly. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Next week's big write will be to write a thank you letter to St. Fagans. Think about how you set out a letter. You may want to use your home address so make sure you know it or have it written down. (You can use the school address if you wish.) What greeting will you use and how will you sign off.

Think about what you liked and what you didn't like? Can you describe your favourite part of the visit? How could St. Fagans improve the visit?


Numeracy: I have set two of the booster activities from mymaths. They are slightly longer and start easy and get progressively harder. 


Keep practising your part for the class assembly. No scripts next week!

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles W/E 11.3.16

This week we have been learning about-
 
Literacy- Writing a report on chocolate. (History, how its made, where its grown, trading etc).
Writing another chapter (mini), from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
 
Numeracy-Problem solving activities.
Doubles/halves.
Vertical addition/subtraction
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Fairtrade.
Reversible/irreversible changes.
 
How to help your child at home.
 
Literacy- Can you briefly write some instructions on how chocolate is made. Don't forget to use some bossy verbs and time connectives?
 
Numeracy- Can you find halves and doubles of even numbers up to 40? show your workings out.
Vertical addition- 34+16  89+45  76+43  90+65  76-65  87-45  34-25  76-45. (Please can you set them out neatly as vertical sums). Make sure the tens and units are in the right column.
 
Problem- I have 100cm of ribbon and I need 20cm to wrap a present, 25cm to make a bow and 21cm to tie some flowers. Have I got enough ribbon? Have I got too much or not enough? Can you show your workings out?
 
Knowledge and Understanding- Can you describe what happens when you melt chocolate? Then what happens when the chocolate cools down? Can you draw a picture and label what is happening?
 
Don't forget our Class Assembly next Thursday.
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing: 7th March 2016

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

Numeracy: For next week, practise multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

This week we have been multiplying HTU x U and revised calculating area and perimeter.

Use the following to help:

PDF]multiplication HTU by U - Oakdale Primary School

www.oakdale.peterborough.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file..

Google search 'HTU x U' and use the above link

Monday, 7 March 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton - Hide and Sheep Game

All Reception children took home the Hide and Sheep game just before half term.  I have received a request from The Book Trust for parents of Reception children to complete a short survey about the game.  You can use the links below to find the survey.  Thank you. 


(This is only for parents with children currently in Reception at Trellech Primary School)


English Survey:

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=145443411970

 

Welsh Survey:

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=145443413984

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Dosbarth 1 Miss Foster Home Learning W/E 4.3.16

 

 

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Ordinal numbers

Adding coins and paying for amounts to 20p

Knowledge and Understanding-

Beginning to find out about the story of Moses and Pharaoh and the freedom of the slaves from Egypt. We will be looking at the Jewish festival of 'Passover' next week.

In Welsh, we have been using the question 'Beth sy yn y bocs?' (What is in the box?) and responding with 'Mae ..... yn y bocs.' (There is a ... in the box) Then we have asked 'Oes.... yn y bocs?' (Is.... in the box?) and then using Oes/Nag oes to say yes/no. They were really good at it and this is revision of something they had done in Reception. The children have made a little lift the flap box to play to practise the language patterns which they will bring home next week.

Esiteddfod

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Set up some toys or something similar, to use in a race and talk about their position in the order, e.g 1st, 2nd etc. Try and use real life examples, so if you are into football, perhaps look at a league table and talk about what team is first etc. Link the word first, second to the way we use the st for 1st and nd for 2nd. Get them to make a list of ordinal numbers to 10 and match it to the number, e.g first=1st.

Make up some price tags to attach to some items at home, use a mixture of 1p, 2p,5p and 10p coins for them to select to pretend to pay for that amount. As an extension, can they add two items and then select the coins to pay for it. We will be looking at giving change next week. Some children are still at the stage of just using pennies to pay, some are now quite confident to add small amounts mentally.

 

Thanks for all the fantastic effort with the World Book Day costumes, they looked great!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

YearThree week ending 4th March

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: We have been reading a Tudor novel and picking out the information which tells us that it is Tudor, looking at the verbs that are used and how this tells us more about how someone is feeling and choosing appropriate adjectives. 
Numeracy: This week we have been focussing on reasoning, weighing and compass points.
Assembly: We have started to rehearse our assembly. All children have a script with their part highlighted and they should have come home with a costume letter. 

You can help at home:

Literacy: In Big Write we will be continuing the Roald Dahl theme and designing and creating a poster to advertise a new sweet.Think about who it is for, what might happen when it is eaten and what ingredients it contains? What is the name ? (The name should reflect the above information and should therefore be created at the end. )

In our Big Write session you will create a poster advertising your chocolate or sweet. You might want to create a slogan to use on your poster. What persuasive language will you use?


Numeracy: i have set some data activities. We have covered this early in the year but it would be good to revise it as we will be using some of the skills across the curriculum in the next few weeks. 

Assembly: Could you all please learn your parts and the songs. You will need to bring your scripts into school next week so that we can rehearse occasionally.

Thank you for all your wonderful homework this term. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading and looking at all your Tudor work. After Easter we will be giving the children an opportunity to do a presentation to the class on a topic of their choice. (Just something to think about for the moment). 
Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 4 March 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Cotton Home Learning 4.3.16

This week we have been learning

RWInc - sounds, words and sentences
Maths - comparing heavy and light objects
K&U - identifying signs of Spring

Activities to try at home.
RWInc - continue to practise sounds and ditties sent home in the sound folders.
Maths - compare two or more different objects, use the words lightest/heaviest to describe the objects. Put the objects in order from lightest to heaviest, draw and label the different objects.
K&U - next week we will be writing a poem about Spring, make a list of things which happen when Spring is on the way. The CBeebies website has some great ideas for this.

If possible when reading at home please could your write a simple comment relating to how your child has read their home reading book, with many children now reading in groups this will really help us to know if your child needs their book changed. Thank you.
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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 4.3.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Looking at different ways of presenting information. Designing a new chocolate bar. What information is required?

Numeracy- Numbers to the nearest 10. What can you tell me about a particular number or number sentence?

Knowledge and Understanding- Fairtrade. The history of why we celebrate of Mother's Day.

How can you help your child

Literacy- Can you create an advertisement for a new chocolate bar. We can then display them. 

Numeracy- Can you measure 3 things at home using a tape measure? Note the measurements, for eg. 42cm, 56cm  104cm. What is the difference between the smallest and biggest number. (Count on). What is the nearest 10 for each number (42---40)  56------60  104---------100.
Can you look at home for the weights of various foods? Estimate and then look. Can you find the Kcal on the packaging?
Mymaths.

Have a lovely Mother's Day.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing: 29th February 2016

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

Numeracy: For next week, please learn number bonds to 1000. For example: 320 + ? = 1000

This week we have been solving written problems using addition and subtraction. It would be a great help if you could set some at home or find some on the internet as silly errors are being made as pupils aren't taking care to read the questions.

We have also been calculating fractional quantities. Please use the MYMaths homework.

History: Find evidence about what it was like to live aboard the Mary Rose in order to write a letter home as if you were a sailor/soldier.

Class assembly: Please learn the lines and the songs that have been sent home in readiness for next week.