Saturday, 2 July 2016

Year Three week ending 1/7/16

This week we have been learning: 
Literacy: We have been creating posters using word and have started a new novel about the deforestation of the rainforest. 
Maths: We have been looking at different strategies to add and subtract numbers
Welsh: writing a book review using a framework. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Continue to read and practise spellings . Next Friday we will be doing Big Write as we have now finished our swimming lessons. Your task next week is to plan a mini saga inspired by a historical figure or by a period in history.  A mini saga is a story of up to 100 words! Its not easy to write a story in 100 words so you will have to plan carefully. The following Friday you will write your saga. Before our Big write, think carefully about the historical period in which you will set your story or the historical figure you will write about. What will happen ? Who will your characters be? if you need a bit of inspiration go to the following website and watch the video or read the writing tips: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/ancient-adventures/

maths: Please keep practising your timestables. You will also find a new activity on the mymaths website. 

Welsh: Choose your favourite English book and write a review in Welsh. Use the following framework/ sentence starters  to help:
.......ydy'r teitl.
.......ydy'r awdur.

Pwy sy yn y stori?
Wyt ti'n hoffi stori? Pam?
Sawl seren?

Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Schartz
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Year 6 week ending 1.7.16

What an unusual week we have had in year 6! Safe cycling tests, a talk from P.C Finnister and move up days to the comprehensive.

Firstly, congratulations to all of our year 6 on passing their safe cycling proficiency test. Behaviour was outstanding and we are very proud of you for remembering all of the skills required for the course.

Secondly, well done to all of you for completing your first two days at Monmouth Comprehensive School. Hopefully you all had a wonderful time experiencing everything your new school has to offer.

Next week:
Gilwern will be the focus for most of next week, with a visit to forest school on Wednesday morning for shelter building before we head off. Please check your kit list to make sure you have everything you need.

With very little time left in school, we will be rehearsing our leavers assembly. Please make an effort to learn your words this weekend so that rehearsals can be done without scripts. Next week, letters will be given out regarding costumes.

Air hop - thank you to those that have already returned their money, permission slip and waiver for our trip to air hop. I can't stress how important the email confirmation of the waiver is, as without it airhop will not permit people to participate. The children do not needy come in uniform, but please could they come in suitable clothing such as tracksuit bottoms / leggings, t-shirts. The socks required are included in the price.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Home Learning Dosbarth Miss Foster w/e 1.7.16


This week we have looked at:

Maths-

This week we have been re-capping our understanding of tens and units- and what the value of each digit is in a 2 digit number. Some children have moved on to 3 digit numbers too. So for example, 37=30 + 7, and 142= 100+40+2. Some children still find this area a bit tricky to grasp, but are getting there!

 Knowledge and Understanding-

We have been using QR codes this week to find pictures of mini-beasts. The children used the IPad to scan the code and then record the number on the code next to the matching mini-beast. We searched for mini-beasts at forest school too. Next week we will be looking at using a branching diagram to identify them, using features of their bodies.

We have used our Chromebooks to log on using our own Hwb username and password. This is tricky in itself as the password is a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers! We then painted a pictured and learnt how to save it in our folders.

How to help at home-

Maths-

Have a look at some of games on-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=11

 We have used some of these on the interactive whiteboard and computers this week.

Try using a combination of 10ps and 1ps as another way for them to visualise tens and units. Get them to add them up and write down the value etc.

If you type in 'shark numbers place value' into an internet search, they are some nice games. We can't access it at school any more, but I'm sure you can at home.

Use some examples that I mentioned above. Also, get them to give you the value of an underlined or circled digit- So 67- if you underlined or circled the 6, could they tell you that the 6 is worth 60.  


They really enjoyed 'move up' day and had a fun day meeting and working with Mrs Schartz.


We will be visiting forest school on MONDAY next week.