Thursday, 30 June 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 1.7.16

 This week we have been learning about- 

Literacy- Poetry. Identify language and text features of different narratives.

Numeracy- Problem solving Euro 2016.

Knowledge and Understanding- Looking at the culture of Brazil. Finding out why the church in Trellech is so big for a small village.

How to help your child at home- 

 Literacy-  Can you find 3 facts about Brazil. Can you compare these facts to Wales?

Numeracy- Mymaths. Aaron Ramsey gives 5p for every goal he scores to a children's charity. He gives 50p, how many goals does he score?

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find any information about the Virtuous Well?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.


Saturday, 25 June 2016

Year Three week ending 24th June

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: We have read an article on the lost Welsh football team Mascot. We have created wanted posters and are looking at how to persuade people to support WALES. 
Numeracy: Lifting the Lid week. We  challenged the children to raise money for charity. We gave them only £5 and asked them to 'grow it'. they came up with lots of ideas and eventually decided to create a mini fair for the rest of the school. They sold ice pops and created a 'guess the name of the bear' game and a ' how many pages in the book' game. They counted the money they made and calculated the profit. £46.15. 
Science: We created rainforest animal databases on the computer including information about their habitats. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Can you think of a snappy slogan to use on your persuasive poster? What appealing adjectives will you use? What exaggeration will you use? Bring your ideas into school to help with your posters next week. 
Numeracy: WE have to decide what charity to donate our money to. Have a think over the weekend so that we can sort it out next week. You will find one activity on the mymaths website only this week as i would like you to focus on timestables for the next couple of weeks. There are lots of activities on mymaths that will help you with your timetables. Log in as Trellech but not as yourself and then you can choose an activity. 
Science: Can you create a database online - choose  a different environment this time such as a British wood. 

We've had a wonderful if very busy week. Don't forget Move up day on wednesday next week. have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz
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Year Six: week ending: 24th June 2016

We have had great enjoyment completing our Tour de France maths topic

Producing our commentary on the Euro 2016 Wales v England match

and completing branching databases for classification in Science

Next week is another busy week!

Don't forget your bikes and helmets for your safe cycling test on Monday

Your biome projects need to be completed ready for presenting to the class by Tuesday 5th July

Continue to learn your lines ready for our leavers Assembly

Please ensure any outstanding monies for our forthcoming residential to Gilwern OEC. Children will require a packed lunch on the day of departure. We are hoping to visit forest school in the morning before a late morning departure.

Talking homework: to write a persuasive text. Consider your time at Trellech...why should others join our school?

Finally, please have a wonderful time when you spend your time at MCS this week's

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 24.6.16


This week we have looked at:

Maths-We carried on with some adding work this week, adding to the next 10. We also looked at how, once we have worked out a simple addition fact, we can apply this to larger numbers. So for example, if we know 5 add 4 is 9, then we know 25 add 4 is 29 or 45 add 4 must be 49. So we looked the units, which then helped us with the sum. Another example would be 3+3, we know that speedily, so when 43+3 comes, up our knowledge of 3+3 can help. Some children liked this link, others can happily add on from any two digit number.

We recapped our counting and sequences of 2, 5 and 10.

 Knowledge and Understanding-

We looked at photos and a video of Samir and Samira who are children who live in a 'shanty town' in Rio. We found out about the dangers they face where they live and the conditions they live in. We found out about a typical day for Samir and Samira and compared this to our own.

We looked at the variety of food that is grown in the Amazon Rainforest. Many I was surprised about!

Literacy-

For our Big Write we wrote instructions for how to make a sandwich. We had to include-a title, a list of equipment, numbered steps, bossy verbs etc.

How to help at home-

Go over some of the maths I mentioned above, write out the sums directly underneath, so they can make the link with adding the units, so

   4+4=

 54+4=

Discuss some of the similarities and differences between their own lives and that of Samir and Samira.

Talk about the rainforest foods- could they make a menu up including some of the rainforest foods. E.g pineapple or banna fritters, slices of mango, nuts, vanilla flavoured ice-cream etc.

Next week we will be starting some science work on mini-beasts, could they find out what a mini-beast is. We will be looking at classification, sorting diagrams etc.

We were due to go to forest school on Monday. I am now going to be on a course Monday afternoon, so we will go THURSDAY afternoon instead.

Have a nice weekend.

 

Year 2 Home Learning W/E 24.6.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Synonyms, antonyms and using a dictionary. Report writing.

Numeracy- Subtraction and money problems.

Knowledge and Understanding- History of the Olympics.

How to help your child-

Literacy- Can you write some sentences using interesting sentence openers and antonyms, (opposite meaning of words).

Numeracy- Playing shop. If you have £1.00 and you buy an orange for 20p, a banana for 24p and 2 apples that cost 19p each, how much change from £1.00?
If you have 1 metre of ribbon and you need 20cm to make a card and 30cm to make a bow, How much ribbon have you used. How much ribbon do you have left? Can you show your workings out?

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you find 3 facts about our local Church? Our next adventure around the village will be to visit the local church. You never know, there might be a wedding taking place!

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 4 w/e 24.6.16

This week we have been-


Literacy- looking at character traits and creating our own character for the Jungle Book


Maths- completing Euro 2016 football activities looking at stadium capacity, travel times and player ratings


Science- classifying animals


Topic- matching rainforest animals to their description


Welsh- writing in third person


You can help at home by-


Literacy- prepare your presentation in readiness for the dates you were given. Remember not to read it straight off the sheet/screen


Maths- my maths activities on algebra and times tables 


Topic- can you create your own rainforest? What animals/ plants would you have in there?


Have a lovely weekend


Miss. Williams 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Home learning week commencing 20th June 2016

Literacy
Please find the definitions of spellings and write sentences to include them so pupils are aware of their context. Your child will be tested on Thursdays.

Big Write - this is for Friday 1st July: Pupils will be shown a picture of a tiny dragon (it would fit in your pocket) as a stimulus. They will write about where it could have come from and about its adventures.

Presentations:Please ensure these are ready for next week. I've already heard some great oral presentations from Year five pupils this week and look forward to more.

Numeracy - this week we have been looking at stadium capacities and multiplication; distances in miles and kilometers and calculating time periods. Please use the My Maths task that has been set on time and timetables.


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 17.6.1


This week we have looked at:

Maths-We have done some recapping this week of number bonds to 10. Its always good to keep them on the boil! We then looked at adding from any two digit number to the next multiple of 10. We used the bead bar to help with this. We also looked at the unit digit of each two digit number and realised how we can use our number bonds to 10 to help us add. So for example, 36 + ?= 40. We know 6 + 4 is 10, so 36 + 4 must make the next 10 which is 40.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Carrying on with- researching facts about a rainforest animal of their choice, using books and the internet. We used headings such as habitat, diet and appearance to organise the information.

We have looked at some of the dangers facing rainforest (deforestation) in a simple ways this week. The children have then begun creating posters to raise awareness of this issue.

Thank you for your attendance and support at the assembly on Wednesday. I'm sure you will agree, the children performed brilliantly, I was so proud of all of them. They spoke and sang clearly to a big audience, which is not an easy thing to do!

I thought they were all superb at our sports afternoon on Friday too, 100% effort from everyone.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Year Three week ending 17/6/16

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: debates and how to write a discussion text
Maths: using our timetables to answer problems and time 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: We will be creating some lost posters next week. Can you find some examples, look closely at them and make a list of the information that needs to go on a lost poster. Our literacy work next week is linked to Euro 2016. 
Maths: You will find some differentiated time activities on mymaths . There are some great timestable games on the following website: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Year 6 week ending 17.6.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - compare instructional and informative texts.

Numeracy - use ratio to solve problems (some involving M&M's!) and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

Science - we have examined how and why animals are classified and sorted animals according to their features using a classification key.

Safe cycling - weather permitting, we are progressing well with our cycling proficiency.  The children have learnt the correct procedure for mounting and dismounting their bikes and have learnt approximately half of the course.

How you can help at home:

Literacy / Talking Homework - you will be writing a newspaper report about the sports day and school summer fayre.  Write down the features of a newspaper report, suggestions for your headline and think about what you are going to include in your orientation and reorientation.

Numeracy - my maths homework has been set.

Science - we have delayed the presentation of our biome's until we have finished safe cycling.  If you have already finished your presentation, please keep it safe (and add to it if you wish) as we will be presenting them to the class after safe cycling has finished.

Safe cycling - please spend time learning the highway code book brought home this week in preparation for the theory test on Monday.  The test will take the form of multiple choice and the children will need to pass this as well as the practical side of the test.
 
Leavers assembly - all of the children now have their scripts.  Keep learning your words and where you need to come in and ensure that your script is in school each day.

Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.
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Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 17.6.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Instructions.

Numeracy- Subtraction.

Knowledge and Understanding-  Identify and explain different types of friction.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- The children have brought their words home to learn for the Graduation Assembly. Please could you help them learn their words and speak clearly. Please could you also leave the words in their bags everyday, so that when we have a minute we can practise them.

Numeracy- Subtract by drawing a number line and jumping. For eg. 45-21. So draw a line and put the smallest number at the beginning and the biggest at the other end. Now jump from 21 to 30 (9), then 30 to 40 (10), 40 to 45 (5). Ad d them all together and you have the answer (24). Then check your answer 24 add 21 =45. So 45-21=24. Repeat with 34-21  65-34  67-23   56-35

Knowledge and Understanding- can you find 4 facts about the history of The Olympics.

Enjoy the week end. have a lovely Father's Day

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week ending 17/6/16

Literacy:

Please research the definition of spellings before including the words in sentences.

Presentation: Next week we will begin oral presentations based on a topic of your child's choice. They can use Microsoft PowerPoint or other means of ICT if they so wish. The Presentation must include questions and be 10 minutes long.

 

Numeracy:

This week we have been revising telling the time; converting between seconds and minutes and hours; converting between 12 and 24 hour clock and answering questions on time and Timetables.

Please use the My Maths website to carry out homework

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Year Six: Week Ending- 10th June 2016


This week we have been busy 

Planning our chocolate factory in numeracy

Writing an email in Welsh using the past tense describing something we did in half term. We sent them to Mrs Peacock and she was able to reply to us!

Next week we have a busy week....

....please ensure bicycles and helmets are in school each day as we will be preparing for our safe cycling test. Our test will take place on Monday 27th June. 

...please ensure full PE Kit is in school this week as it is our Whole School Sports Day on Friday.This will be followed by the PTFA Summer Fayre. 

Talking Homework: We will be using a picture prompt of a beach with a cove.  Collect a range of vocabulary and describe the setting. Consider the event that may occur here, what would you feel, here, see touch.. who might be lurking in the coves...?

 


Don't forget to complete your t-shirt order form asap if you haven't already done so....these will need to be ordered in plenty of time

Many thanks Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock

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Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 9.6.16


This week we have looked at:

Maths-

Saying a number that would come between two neighbouring multiples of ten. Saying the two neighbouring multiples of ten that come before and after a given number.

Carroll diagrams. We looked at these as a way to sort information, e.g shapes, numbers, names, or any data really. We talked about how the rules written at the side/top need to be read carefully in order to place the information in the correct area within the diagram. Have a look at this website, for some ideas of Carroll diagrams to practise. http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=carrollv7 or https://nrich.maths.org/5728.  Most children were able to sort using two criteria.

Knowledge and Understanding-

Researching facts about a rainforest animal of their choice, using books and the internet. We used headings such as habitat, diet and appearance to organise the information.

We have looked at some of the dangers facing rainforest (deforestation) in a simple ways this week. The children have then begun creating posters to raise awareness of this issue.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on Wednesday at 9.30am for our assembly. If you could keep practising their lines, as they still need a lot of prompting!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Year Three week ending 10/6/16

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: Discussion texts 
Numeracy: Fractions - fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions
Science/ Geography - The rainforest as a habitat

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Next week we will be preparing to do a debate about the length of break times. Think about whether you think break should be longer/ shorter and why. Make a list of reasons for your opinion. 
Numeracy: Everyone is making progress with their timetables but keep practising! You will find some differentiated fraction activities on the mymaths website. Please ask me if you have forgotten/ lost your username or password. 
Science/ Geography - we will be looking at what makes a good habitat for plants and animals. Is the rainforest a good habitat? Why? What plants and animals live in each layer of the rainforest and why? What do they need to grow and survive? Can you create a database of animals/ plants living in each layer . 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock


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Friday, 10 June 2016

Year 4 w/e 10.6.16

This week we have been

Literacy- started reading The Jungle Book and creating our own laws of the jungle

Maths- adding up costs and finding change also the inverse

Topic- creating a rainforest glossary using ict

Science- creating a graph using ict to show results

You can help at home by

Literacy- keep reading and learning your spellings. You will be asked to start thinking about a topic of your choice and interest for an oral presentation in the next few weeks

Maths- learn your X tables. 3x table up to the 9x table if you can. Try and learn them in and out of order to increase your confidence, knowledge and recall.

Topic- can you create your own glossary for the Rainforest with more words than that completed in school. You can use ict or hand draw it. Don't forget it needs to be in alphabetical order.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Williams

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Year 2 Home Learning W/E-10.6.16

This week we have been learning about- 

Literacy- Instructions, adverbs and letter writing.

Numeracy- Data handling and symmetry.

Knowledge and Understanding- Identifying high and low friction.


How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you write some interesting sentences using the adverbs- slowly, quickly, gently and frantically. The adverb can be at the beginning or middle of a sentence.

Numeracy- Mymaths. Can you create a symmetrical pattern?

Knowledge and Understanding- Can you look at home at the different soles of footwear that you have. For eg. trainers, wellies, mums shoes, slippers, walking boots etc Perhaps if you have time you could do some prints using paint!! With friction in mind, could you explain the different soles for different uses.

Please see letter for dates of village visits. The children can keep their exploring clothes in school, if its easier.

Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Dosbarth Mr Green

  Week ending 10th June 2016

Spellings - place your new spellings in sentences, ensuring you have used a dictionary to find out their definitions.

Big Write - Next Friday your child will be writing a story about a mad scientist. They can think of words to describe him and the kind of invention he has created.

Numeracy - practise x and dividing by 10 and 100. Have a go at dividing using the bus stop method.

Presentations: During the half term break your child was asked to begin planning and practising an oral presentation based on a subject that interests them. Please can they continue with this.