Friday, 30 September 2016

Year two week ending 30th September

This week we have been learning about:
Maths: adding and taking away 11
Literacy: using our "have-a go" book to help us with our spellings
Science: looking at the food groups and thinking of examples of each one

You can help at home by:
Maths: I have set two mymaths tasks. Well done to all those who completed last weeks. Some of you will have come home with a hundred square -  please practice the tasks that I have mentioned on it. 
Literacy: Keep practising your spellings and reading. In preparation for next week's Big Write, retell the story of the Black Hat. If you need a reminder you can watch it at: http://www.literacyshed.com/the-maia-walczak-shed.html
You don't have to write it down just retell it to a parent. Think about what would come out of your hat of dreams. What words would you use to describe what came out? What would happen to what came out? Next Friday we will be writing our own version of the story and you can use these ideas to help. 
Science: Think of a meal you had this weekend and see if it was balanced. Did you have enough fruit or veg? Should you have had more carbohydrate? What dairy produce did you have?

You will all have received a letter about our exciting "Daily Kilometre" project which starts on the 10th October. Please see either of us if you have any questions or objections. 

Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock. 

Home Learning Year 3 w.e. 30.9.16

This week we have been learning

Literacy - up levelling our work using not just.
Numeracy - identifying lines of symmetry.
Science - magnets and what we know about them.

Activities to try at home

Literacy. Think about our story about the two robots, Robert and Nita. Write some sentences about them using not just. Robert and Nita were fed up with tidying the bedrooms. They were not just fed up, they were ...... Complete the sentence and then think of some of your own.

Numeracy. I have set some homework this week on mymaths. If you can not access this then draw some shapes and identify the lines of symmetry.

Science. Next week we will be carrying out an investigation using magnets linked with our super hero project. Have a think at home about how a super hero could use a magnet and how we could test it out.

Have a good weekend.
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Year 5 week ending 30.9.16

It has been another busy week in year 5! This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - using the story of Prometheus and Pandora, we have been learning how build up our own story.

Numeracy - rounding numbers to 10, 100, 1000 and the nearest whole number.

Science - following our very successful (and some not so successful!) test flights of superhero planes, we have drawn either a triple bar chart or calculated the mean average of the distance to draw a single bar chart.

Discovery - the superhero theme tunes have been progressing nicely and in particular we have been learning how to add eight bar sections to our compositions. We have also begun to create a tourist brochure about New York.

P.E - we have been continuing our superhero themed dances.

How you can help at home:

Literacy - Try writing a short script of Pandora and her husband discussing what might be in the box and whether they should open it or not.

Numeracy - hopefully everyone is able to log in easily to my maths (please see me if any more password reminders are needed). It has been pleasing to see how many children are completing this to enhance the work during the week - keep it up!

Welsh - try drawing your own comic strip, talking about the hobbies you like and dislike. As an extra challenge, add a friend to the comic strip and talk about their hobbies in the third person.

Science - we will be writing conclusions for our paper plane investigation next week. Write an SC (success criteria) for what needs to be included in a conclusion which can be shared with the class.

Discovery - we are beginning to make travel brochures about New York. We would like you have a look in travel agencies / internet and bring in examples of travel brochures. They do not specifically have to be about New York, any brochures will be greatly appreciated for us to study the layout / features etc.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.
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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Year 6 w/e 30.9.16

This week we have been-


Literacy- using words for effect and role playing our parody


Maths- finding percentages of amounts


Science- carrying out our investigation involving parachutes and air resistance 


Art and design- making masks ready for painting 


Welsh- writing about somebody else using third person


Y5/6 (my registration group) your Big Write for next week will be to create a story board/ comic strip of your Superhero. You may want to turn your ' day in the life of a superhero' from this week into the story board/ comic strip, or you may want to do something different in relation to your superhero. You will have 2 weeks to complete this so think carefully about what you want to add. 


My Maths activities are available to complete. Please keep learning your timestables, a lot of children are beginning to find our work more tricky due to their timestables knowledge. 


Have a lovely weekend

Miss. Williams 

Dosbarth Mr Green Home Learning

Home learning blog

Week commencing: September 26th 2016

Dear parents please take a look in your child's 'Homework Log'. You will be able to see their spellings for the week. Your child will receive ten house points if they return the log by the following Friday with sentences that include the spellings. Ensure they know the definitions of the words to place into context.

Numeracy – My Maths homework will be set on a Friday revising work covered that week. This week's work to revise is: Estimating amounts, Greater than and Less than and HTU Place Value. Log ins and passwords are written in Homework Log books too.

Could your child also practise their times tables (x2, x3, x4, x5 & x10) regularly as unfortunately some are still not sure of x3, x4 or x5.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

Friday, 23 September 2016

Year 2 week ending 23/9/16

We have a lovely week tasting fruit and vegetables and making smoothies. The children have been so enthusiastic even when they didn't like the fruit or veg! They tried a variety, some of which they had never tried before, and even added spinach to their smoothies and liked it! You will have received a letter today giving you information about the mymaths website and your child's log- in details. It is a fantastic website for practising maths skills and concepts. Each week i will set a couple of homework tasks for your child (from next week they will be differentiated) but if you log on just as the school and not as your child, they will also have access to a huge variety of maths tasks and games.

This week we have been learning :
Maths: measuring in cms and ms, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour on an analogue clock
Literacy: describing fruits using adjectives, handwriting
Science: tasting unusual fruit and veg and describing how they feel, taste and smell

you can help at home by:
Maths: Log on to the mymaths website and complete the tasks.
Literacy: Choose a poem about food and in your best handwriting write it out. Remember those tall and short letters, write on the lines and be careful to form your letters correctly.
Science: When you go to the supermarket next, choose a fruit or vegetable you have never eaten before. Describe what it tastes, feels and smells like.

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

Year 6 w/e 23.9.16

This week we have been-

Literacy- creating our own parody scripts ready to perform and evaluate 

Maths- finding fractions of amounts 

Science- planning our science experiment involving air resistance and parachutes 

Welsh- reading and answering questions about Harri Morgan

Topic- finishing off our fact files of a real life hero and finalising our designs for a superhero mask and belt 

You can help at home by- 

Literacy- if you did want to bring props for your parody, please do. 

Maths- my maths activities 

Science- remember your materials for your parachutes if you chosen particular ones

Topic- where do the majority of superheroes live? 

Welsh- write about somebody else using third person sentences 

Sadly the science workshop on Tuesday has been cancelled due to the fire over the weekend. They hope to re schedule for further on in the year. 

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams 
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Year 3 Home Learning W.E 23.9.16

This week we have been

Maths. Learning about place value of HTU
Literacy. Writing similes, learning how to use determiners a / an
Science. Beginning to learn about magnets

Activities to try at home

Place Value. Select three numbers from a set of numbers 0 to 9. You can create these easily on scrap pieces of paper. Create a 3 digit number and then write it down. Eg 765. The show the value of each of the numbers. 700 + 60 + 5. You can also write it in words. Seven hundred and sixty five. Repeat. When you are confident with 3 digits have a go at 4 digits. You can write them in your home work books and bring them in to show me.

Have a go at writing some similes, think about the ones we did in class and then create some of your own. Think about our story about a robot and a boy called Callum. Can you think of a simile to describe them? You can use your home work book again if you would like to.

If you haven't already find out about a sporting hero and write some interesting facts. We will be completing this activity next week.

Great talking homework ready for big writing. I was very impressed with your acrostic poems. Have a good weekend.
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Year Five. Week Ending 23rd September 2016

We've had another busy week in class developing our learning across the curriculum though our topic of Superhero's 

In  Maths we have focused on number sequences, rules and extending terms. Homework maybe found on the 
mymaths website using your usual log in details. 

Science: you may have noticed our pictures on twitter. We were able to test  our best plane for a superhero. At home write a Success Criteria on what is needed to draw a correct bar chart / line graph.

Humanities: We used a map of New York to find out where superheroes live. Try to find out where in the world other superheroes live to label our world map.

Expressive arts: we have started to compose a superhero theme tune using garage band. 

Welsh: We have been using the past tense to describe something that we have done. Your child will come home with a copy of the 'placemat' to help them to describe themselves and key vocabulary to extend sentences. This will help them throughout the year to extend their oracy skills. 

Talking Homework: 
Y5/ 6 Registration Group (Miss Williams)  will be writing a narrative piece based on 'The Day in the Life of a Superhero'. Try to plan the superhero you will be and what you will do in a day and how you will use a range of vocabulary to describe your day. 
Y4/5 Registration Group (Mr Green) will be writing a Harvest Poem. Try to collect a range of vocabulary that can be used in your poem along with Similes, metaphors and alliteration 

You will have some words for our Harvest Song , please try to learn them at home. 

The Science Workshop on Tuesday has unfortunately been cancelled due to the fire this week at Haberdashers. 

Many thanks 

Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock


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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 23.9.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Reading and writing words with sounds- air (as in fair, chair, hair).
ou (as in round, sound loud).
Writing menus for our Pizzeria.

Numeracy- Number formation. Identifying numbers 1-30. Sequencing numbers. Making repeated patterns using fruit and vegetable prints.

Science- Sorting different foods into healthy and not so healthy. Discussing our favourite fruits, vegetables.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps you could ask your child to write a few words down with spelling pattern of- ou and air. If you have any menus at home or could get hold of one, could you bring them in so we could see how different establishments display their food.

Numeracy- Counting up to 30 starting at different numbers. Asking questions- For eg. What comes after 6? Before 12? What number is in the middle of 8 and 10? Can you draw a number line and put the numbers 0  5  and 10 on. Then ask your child to write the remaining numbers in the right place.

Science- Can you find out the foods we should eat that give us energy?

Thank you. Enjoy the week end. Just to let you know, we will be going around the village on Monday to deliver the invitations for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Also,  we will going to Forest School starting next week. I sent a letter out with the dates on 22.9.16.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Year 5 week ending 16.9.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - we have begun learning about myths, and in particular the myth of Prometheus and Pandora.

Numeracy - multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 (whole numbers and decimals) and clarifying why this happens as well as how this happens.

Science - we have planned our investigations to try and find the fastest possible plane for a superhero.

Discovery - we have discovered that many superheroes live in America, in particular New York, and have created fact file about New York. We have also planned the theme and instruments that we are going to use in our superhero theme tune compositions. The choice of superheroes has been amazing.

P.E (dance)- working individually in response to a piece of superhero music that has been chosen by the children.

How you can help at home:

Literacy - we would like the children to research Ancient Greece and Olympia, the setting for our myth. Photographs and information can be added to their daily log books to enhance the work in class.

Numeracy - homework for this will be set using the my maths website. Homework will be set on a Friday and the children will have a week to complete this. If your child needs a reminder of their login and password, please let us know.

Welsh - describe someone in your family using the third person (mae h'in and mae e'n)

Science - paper plan designs have been chosen by each science group. Practice making (and flying!) your planes in readiness for our experiment next week. We have used the following website for our designs.
http://www.funpaperairplanes.com

Discovery - research where in the world different superheroes live. As a class, we will be annotating a large scale world map with their locations.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder / Mrs Peacock.
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Year Two week ending 16th September.

Welcome back! We have had a wonderful first two weeks in Year Two and hopefully the children will have told you about some of the activities we have been doing. PE this year will be on Mondays and Tuesdays with swimming taking the place of Tuesday's PE lesson for the next 8 weeks.  Tuesday will be a busy day as we are very lucky to be able to take part in Samba workshops run by Gwent music. This will continue for the whole year.  The children have started guided reading and will read in their groups twice a week. They will also be reading in their RWInc or Language and Literacy groups. We will change their home readers on the days they read to us. Once we are sure all the children are in the right reading group we will let you know which days they will be reading. Try to listen to your child read as much as possible. It doesn't matter if it is a school book, a library book, a comic or even an information board when you are out. Our topic this term is Healthy Me! We have already started to design and make fitness trails in PE and in the Foundation Phase outdoor area and have begun to look at eating healthily. This week we have designed smoothies and written recipes and next week we will be making some of them. I have sent home a permission/ allergy letter today as they will be tasting smoothies next week and I'm sure there will be other tasting activities linked to this topic before the end of the term. Please could you return the permission/ allergy slips by Wednesday of next week. Many thanks. If you have any queries or issues please contact us. We are very happy to reply to emails or phone calls or, for more important matters, arrange a meeting. You can sometimes catch us on the door at the end of the day as well. Mrs Appleton will forward any emails. We would rather address issues early rather than have them escalate. 
This homework blog will usually go on line on Friday evening but please forgive me if it is sometimes Saturday morning. I will try to let you know any news or information via this blog as well so even if you don't have time one weekend to do the homework its worth checking it anyway. 

This week we have been learning:
Maths - finding small differences between 2 digit numbers by counting on, ordering two digit numbers, finding different ways to pay for our milk.
Literacy - we have written a recipe for a smoothy
Science - we have begun to look at healthy eating and what keeps us fit. 

How you can help at home:
maths - i will be sending out the log in details for the mymaths website next week. Most weeks there will be a mymaths homework activity linked to our week's work. The website also allows you to choose your own activities as well and play maths games to practise mental maths. This week,  practise paying for items when you go out. Allow your child to choose the correct coins and ask them if there was another way they could have paid using different coins. What would have happened if you only had a 50p and you had to pay 35p? How much change would you be given back? If i buy two apples at 15p each how much will i have to pay? 
Literacy- You all wrote beautiful recipes for smoothies today. Have a go writing a recipe for a fruit salad. Think about the ingredients and equipment you will need, the bossy verbs and openers you could use in the method and challenge yourself to add in some adverbs. How will you chop the bananas? carefully, cautiously etc 
Science - Have a go at this online activity - making a healthy lunchbox. http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/Activity.aspx?contentId=56§ionId=61&siteId=14

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Year 6 w/e 16.9.16

This week we have been- 

Ordering, rounding, halving and doubling decimals

Comparing similarities between legend tales and summarising characters actions 

Experimenting the force of gravity 

Researching and creating a fact file for a real life hero 

You can help at home by- 

Spellings will be sent home next week which you will find in homework books. Please also read at home. 

My maths activities will be set for you to complete. Your original password and login should work. Please also revise your 4-9 x tables ready for a test each week. 

Consider the real life heroes you have researched/ have, do they have the same qualities as superheroes such as spider man,  batman, etc? Are superhero qualities and traits based upon real life heroes?

Have a lovely weekend. 
Miss. Williams 





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Home learning year 3 w.e. 16.9.16

This week we have been

Ordering 3 and 4 digit numbers
Recapping what we know about forces
Starting our research on Superheroes
Learning our 3 and 4 times tables

Activities to try at home

The children really enjoyed completing the ordering activity on topmarks

http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html

You can chose the numbers to order. Have a go at home.

Make a list of sporting heroes and their sport. Choose your favourite sporting hero and begin to find out interesting facts. Bring them into class to use next week.

Continue to learn your 3 and 4 times tables.

A quick reminder to bring a packed lunch, wellies and a waterproof coat to school on Monday for our trip to Hilston Park. Have a good weekend.

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Dosbarth Mr Green Homework

Home learning blog

Week commencing: September 12th 2016

Dear parents please take a look in your child's 'Homework Log'. You will be able to see their spellings for the week. Your child will receive ten house points if they return the log by the following Friday with sentences that include the spellings.

Numeracy – My Maths homework will be set on a Friday revising work covered that week. Log ins and passwords are written in Homework Log books too.

Could your child also practise the x2, x3 and x4 tables for a test next Friday also.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 16.9.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- ar/or sounds. Writing invitations for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Looking at the main features of a fiction and non-fiction books.

Numeracy- Number formation. Counting in 2's. Number sequences.

Science- How to keep healthy.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you encourage your child to spell these words- farm, star, spark and dark. Can you write a short sentence with one of those words in.

Numeracy- Count in 2's starting from 2-30. Can you perhaps help your child to talk about a number up to 20. For eg.- 5 (The number before it is 4, the number after is 6. 1 less than 5 is 4. 1 more than 5 is 6. Then perhaps 2 more, 2 less etc. This will support your child with mathematical language.

Science- Can you draw a picture of your favourite meal and label the different foods. Can you feel your heartbeat at rest. Then do some exercise - jumping, star jumps, high knees, jogging etc and then feel your heartbeat again. Can you help your child to find their pulse.

Thank you. Enjoy the week end and if your at a loose end, apparently there are amazing celebrations in Cardiff to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday.