Saturday, 26 November 2016

Year 6 w/e 25.11.16

This week we have been

Literacy- creating a newspaper article for an event in Macbeth
Maths- reasoning
Science- measuring distance of force by catapulting marshmallows

Our Xmas concert rehearsals are underway and you will have had a letter about ideas for costume. Please can these be in school by Friday 2nd December. Also from Monday, no scripts for our rehearsals as we now need to develop expression and actions. If you are still unsure of your lines please ensure you practice them as much as you can.

Our carol service will take place at 2pm on Thursday 1st at the church followed by the Xmas fayre. We would love it if you could join.

Have a good weekend
Miss Williams

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Year Five. Week Ending 28th November

Literacy - next week we will be looking at developing our novel into a play script and the elements necessary to write script.

Expressive arts - final designs have been made into reality, our capes look wonderful, we are looking forward to wearing them for our superhero dance! .

Welsh -we are writing an email to a friend expressing an opinion about an activity they may like to take part in. Using extended opinions and third person. Next week we are completing a reading activity focusing on the poem 'Mynd drot dot'.

Christmas play - we have begun rehearsals with year six in readiness for our Christmas performance. It is now time for us all to not to use our scripts!

Kilometre - we completed our kilometre this week, plotting our results on our line graph

We look forward to seeing you if you are able to join us for our Carol Service on Thursday at St Nicholas Church, 2pm and afterwards at the School Fayre. The start of a wonderful few weeks at a very special time of year!

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 25.11.16


This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Measuring and comparing lengths

Using a non-standard unit to estimate and measure

Literacy and Language

This week we have learnt the sounds, y, w and th and been reading and writing words with all the sounds in that we have learnt so far

Knowledge and Understanding-

Re-capping our Welsh colour names

Talking about who is in our family and creating our own family tree

We have investigated if the person with the biggest hands can pick up the most objects.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We have been using lots of vocabulary concerning measuring and comparing length this week. We started off by looking at two lengths and using ‘longest/tallest or shortest/smallest.’ Then increased to three or four items, and ordered them from shortest to longest. We then used a sentence …. is longer than… or … is shorter than….

We then went onto estimating and measuring. So we used lots of different items to use a measuring tool, hands, feet, pens, dominoes etc. We estimated first and then measured. The children were great at this.

Have a look at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=6 (The 2nd game down called Big and Small has a good ‘main session’ section, as has the ‘The Zoo.’ )

Knowledge and Understanding-

We looked at the names of the Welsh colours this week, most children knew them from nursery/play-group. I used the question ‘Pa liw?’ which just means ‘which colour?’ Get them to teach you some colours if you don’t know them!

We talked about who is in our families this week, who lived in our house etc. We created a simple family tree going far back as Grandparents. Have a chat about who their Grandparents are parents of!

We did a simple investigation this week to see if there was any correlation between size of hands and how many objects can be picked up. We drew around hands and measured them using multi-link cubes. Then had a go at picking up cubes from a container and counted how many could be picked up in one go. We then looked at our results to see if the person with the biggest hands picked up the most. Often they didn’t! Try it at home, it was a good way to record data and look at what results tell us.

Please could you make sure all your child’s clothes are labelled. I have a pile of 4 or 5 jumpers again that have no name on. Thank you.

 Have a nice weekend.

 


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 25.11.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recounts. Naming letters. Recap sounds ea, oi and a-e (as in make).

Numeracy- Time. Adding 3 numbers. Matching money to specific amounts.

Humanities- Creating an advent calendar.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Write about something you did on the weekend using time connectives. For eg.- First I woke up and had my breakfast. Then I dashed up to my bedroom to get dressed. Next I..........................Several minutes later.......................Meanwhile..................Finally.................

Numeracy- Continue to reinforce o'clock times. Roll a dice 3 times and add the numbers together. Roll the dice twice and take the smallest number from the biggest number. Find different ways of making 20p. Identify different coins.

Thank You. Enjoy the weekend.

Dosbarth Mr Green

Home learning blog

Week commencing: November 21st 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. This is done to improve your child's range of vocabulary.

Numeracy –This week's work to revise is: 2D and 3D shapes. My Maths has been set for your child.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

Year 3 Home Learning Blog

This week we have been

Literacy - looking at the charcaters of Little Mo, Tom and Pete and how their feelings differ from Leon in the story.
Maths - learning that 1/4 is 1/2 of a half using shapes and numbers.
Science - discussing and identifying healthy and unhealthy foods and drinks.
Art - developing design ideas for our superhero masks.

Activities to try at home

Maths - have a go at the following website where there is a speed challegne activity.  Select the fractions and decimals then start with the 1/2.  Write your answers on a piece of paper as you can check your answers at the end.  Challenge yourself and see if you can improve each time. If your child becomes confident with 1/2 then try 1/4.  

Science - we have been discussing healthy and unhealthy foods in class.  Have a go at the following website activity to sort foods into different food groups. 

We will be starting our christmas craft activities next week.  Please could you send in a small glass jar (wrapped carefully so it doesn't break) with your child next week.  Clean empty jam/marmalade jar would great.  Thank you.

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Year Two week ending 25/11/16

This week we have been learning:
Maths: Finding the difference by counting on, finding the difference between two prices. 
Literacy: Writing letters to persuade Father Christmas to put u on the good list
Christmas Play: Speaking loudly and clearly so that the whole hall can hear our lines

You can help at home by:
Maths: There are two mymaths activities set. Next week we will be looking at times tables. By the end of Year 2 we hope that all children know their 2,5 and 10 times tables. Some children have chosen this as their current maths target and have said they are determined to achieve it by Christmas!! You will find plenty of games/ activities on mymaths to help your child practise their timetables. Log in as the school but don't login as your child and then you will have access to all the activities on the website. 
Literacy: Write a letter to me explaining what you want to learn next term. Our topic for next term is called "Our Wonderful World" and was put forward as an option by some of the class. What countries do you want to learn about? What do you want to learn about each country? What should our home corner be? 
Christmas Play: Please continue to encourage your child to project their voice when practising their lines, use expression and, in some cases, slow down!

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Year 3 home learning w.e18.11.16

This week we have been

Literacy - writing and up levelling our own opening paragraphs for Leon and the Place Between
Maths - learning the inverse operation of multiplying as dividing
Art - researching different styles of masks
Welsh - saying where we live, who we live with and if we like where we live.

Activities to try at home
Maths - Learning the opposite of multiplying is dividing. The children really enjoyed playing the Hit the Button game on Topmarks to reinforce their learning. They asked me to put the link on the HLB.
Http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. Use the times and divide buttons and focus on 2, 3, 4, and 5 times tables. Can you improve your score?

Art - continue to look for interesting mask designs to add to your art book for ideas to design your own mask - don't design it yet, just ideas please.

Welsh - use your Welsh place mat and tell me where you live, who you live with, and why you like living there.

Remember to learn your spellings ready for Monday. Also continue to learn your 3 and 4 times tables, it will really help you next week - well done to all who are working hard to do this.

A little request, as the weather is getting colder you may wish to send in tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for your child to wear during PE. We try and get outside at least once a week for our PE and having suitable clothing in school really helps. Thank you.
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Year 5 week ending 18.11.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - comparing similarities and differences between settings and finding examples of how S.F.Said creates tension in his writing.

Numeracy - investigating congruent shapes, different types of triangles and making 3d shapes from nets - all using pasta!

Expressive arts - final designs have been made for our capes, including logo's, in preparation for next week.

Science - we enjoyed an incredible trip to the Blake Theatre, watching fantastic experiments involving fire and exploding ping pong balls!

Welsh - using the placemat to describe ourselves.

Christmas play - we have begun rehearsals with year six in readiness for our Christmas performance.

Kilometre - unfortunately we didn't do our kilometre this week because of the Children in Need ramble. however, we will catch up on week 3 next week.

How you can help at home:

Literacy - begin to think of themes that keep reoccurring during Varjak Paw, for example bravery or loneliness.

Numeracy - my maths has been set starting this Friday. I have also included a link for a game we played in class this week on congruent shapes which proved very popular.
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/ice-blocker/

Welsh - write to a friend, showing how you can express an

Capes - during the afternoons next week we will be making our superhero capes according to the designs the children have made. We have plain white material, fabric pens, sequins, buttons and off cuts of felt. If you have any spare scraps of material, ribbon etc that we could use we would be very grateful. If your child has something specific in mind they would like to add then please make sure it is in school on Monday, but please don't feel you need to buy anything.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 18.11.16


This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Adding 1 to a number- one more

Taking away 1 from a number- one less

Literacy and Language

This week we have learnt the sounds, j and v and been reading and writing words with all the sounds in that we have learnt so far.  

Knowledge and Understanding-

The festival of Diwali. This is the Hindu festival of light.

We have begun to use the keyboard to type a few words on the computer this week. It’s a bit tricky for them as most keyboards are in capital letters, but they all managed to type their name after it was written in capital letters for them to copy.

Welsh- Asking ‘Sut wyt ti? (How are you?) and responding.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

We have begun to use a number sum this week for one more +1 and one less -1. The children are becoming quite confident at knowing one more and one less mentally, so we had a go at recording with a sum, e.g 5+1 or 3-1. They used objects to add to the pile or take away.

 Try some at home. Use the same number, for example, 5, one more than 5 is 6 (5+1 ) and one less than 5 is 4, (5-1).

Knowledge and Understanding-

We have started to look at the festival of Diwlai. We heard the story of Rama and Sita, which is remembered during the festival. The Hindu translation literally means ‘row or line of lights.’ We have started to look at how the festival is celebrated, which we will do more of next week; this included looking at Rangoli patterns. Use this link to find out more-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833

Perhaps they could design their own Rangoli Pattern or a firework picture.

Ask them to tell you about the Welsh we have learnt this week, we have practised Sut wyt ti, which means how are you? We have responded with a few different answers, e.g da iawn, (very well), wedi blino (tired) or gweddol (ok or so so)

We have had a lot of illness this week, with up to 7 children off for a few days, we hope they are all back with us on Monday!!

Have a nice weekend.

 


Year 2 week ending 18/11/16

This week we have been learning:
Maths: Comparing amounts of money and finding the difference between 2 amounts.
Christmas Play: We have practised the Christmas Play twice this week focusing on encouraging the children to project their voices to the back of the hall. 
Literacy: reading, spelling, writing a story

You can help at home by:
Maths: I have set two tasks on mymaths. The pattern task is very short but the money activity might take a little longer. 
Christmas Play: Please help your child to learn their lines. We only have two weeks now until the performance! Encourage them to speak clearly, loudly and with expression.
Literacy: Continue to read with your child and to encourage them to learn their spellings. Even if they seem too easy, it is worth them practising them as they can often get them right in a spelling test but not when using them within their writing. The more they practise them, the more they will get them right when writing stories and other genre. 

Have a wonderful weekend,
Year 2 team


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Year 6 w/e 18.11.16

This week we have been-


Literacy- writing a play script for Chapter 4 of Macbeth 


Maths- measuring and drawing angles and converting between fractions, decimals and percentages 


Science- making observations about friction through a jelly experiment 


Topic/ICT- presenting our New York powerpoints to the class 


You can help at home by-


Please keep learning your lines for the concert if you don't yet know them off by heart. The concert is only 3 weeks away so you should be starting to know your words without the script.  Keep reading your books and learning your spellings.


Mymaths activities are available but please keep learning your times tables- these are so important to help with your understanding and knowledge of various areas within Numeracy. 


If you have any spare/ unwanted boxes ( not too big) that we could have for our concert props then please bring them in for us to use. 


Have a good weekend


Miss. Williams 

Home Learning W/E 18.11.16. Year 1

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Instructions. Letter sound ur (as in nurse, hurt, burn etc.). Writing cards to our new neighbours.

Numeracy- Measuring length and width. O' clock times. Number bonds of 6  7  8  and 12.

Science- Beginning to understand the importance of a varied diet.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps a little spelling test using the sounds ir as in whirl and ur as in purse. Do you know which is the correct spelling pattern?

If your child has a part to read in the Christmas Concert, please could you help them read clearly and portray their voice to an audience.

Also could you help your child to name the letters in their Christian and surnames and begin to identify all capital letters.

Numeracy- Perhaps over the weekend you could ask your child the time (o' clock times). Discuss specific times over the weekend. For eg.- It's 12 o' clock, time for dinner. It's 7 o' clock, time for bed etc.

Science- Over the weekend perhaps you could talk about the importance of a colourful, varied diet. For eg. meat, fish, nuts and pulses to help us grow. Pasta, potatoes, cereals and bread to give us energy etc. What was the most colourful meal you had on the weekend?

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 11.11.16


This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Naming and describing 2D shapes

Partitioning numbers to 10

Literacy and Language

This week we have learnt the sounds, h, sh and r.   

Knowledge and Understanding-

Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy. The children took part in a 2 minute silence at 11am on Friday.

Planning, making, tasting and evaluating our fruit kebabs.

In gym this week- we have been consolidating some shapes and positions and learning new ones- frog jumping, happy cat, angry cat and the sky diver.

Learning our songs for the Carol Service and our Christmas Concert.

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Choose a number below 10, and use objects to represent this, e,g, toys, biscuits etc. We used two plates/spots to make different ways of making that number. So for example, for 6, we had 5 bean bags in one group and 1 in the other or 4 in one group and 2 in the other. This is so the children can see the different ways numbers can be made. Some children wrote the sum to represent it, so 4+2=6. Not all children did this, but told me verbally how they had made the number.

Knowledge and Understanding-

The children made some lovely poppy fields pictures using thumb printing this week and were really sensible and respectful when hearing about the war and the soldiers who lost their lives. It is sometimes hard for a four year old to grasp this sort of concept and understand what we are remembering, but I thought the children asked some really good questions and seemed to have some understanding of the idea of remembrance day.

We loved making and tasting the fruit kebabs! 


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Year 2 Week ending 11/11/16

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: Adding 2 digit numbers by adding the tens and then adding the units. 
Topic: Ordering events in Tanni Grey-Thompson's life and researching other facts about her.
Christmas Play: We have started to rehearse for our Christmas Play now so can you help your child to learn their lines. Please could you remind them to keep their words safe, in their school bags. They will need to use them at school and learn them at home. 

You can help at home by:

Maths: We have noticed that a lot of the children could do with practising place value so the activity on the "mymaths" website will focus on this. 
Literacy: Keep reading with and to your child and encourage them to practise their spellings. Write sentences about the words - this helps to check their understanding of the words too. 
Christmas Play: Please help your child to practise their lines. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Y2 Team
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Year 3 home learning w.e. 11.11.16

This week we have been

Maths - giving change from amounts up to £1/looking at information on charts and graphs.
Literacy - identifying Leon's feelings in our book 'Leon and the place between'
Science - recording measurements taken and creating a chart.
Topic - finding facts about a chosen city to create a poster to encourage people to visit the city using the iPads and chrome books.

Activities to try at home
Maths - I have set mymaths homework this week, the work relates to activities completed previously identifying patterns in numbers. If you haven't already completed previous mymaths please try and have a look at some the activities. The children really enjoy them when we complete them in class. Hopefully you received a sheet this week to help you support your child with activities to try at home, keeping maths on the boil. If you any further information then please let me know.

Literacy - creating an emotions chart to show how Leon is feeling at different stages of the story. Choose a favourite book you enjoy reading and create your own emotions chart for the main character looking at how their emotions change. If you can't think of a book you could try and plot a chart for one of the pigs in The Three Little Pigs or maybe Goldilocks in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I would really like to see them.

Spellings/times tables - continue learning your spellings and your 3 and 4 times tables. Remember to put your spellings into sentence to show you understand the meaning of the words. When learning your tables use different language including lots of, times, multiply, (3 lots of 4, 5 3s are..., 6 multiplied by 3 is) this will help when you are tackling maths problems.

We are going on The Children in Need Ramble next Friday 18.11.16. If you would be able to come and join us and walk with year 3 then could you please let me know. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year 6 w/e 11.11.16

This week we have been

Literacy- writing our own chapter of Macbeth

Maths- finding the area

Topic- carrying on with our NY power points

Science- identifying friction and its uses

You can help at home by-

The Christmas play will be upon us before we know it so please keep learning your lines with aim to know them off by heart within a few weeks! Please have your scripts in each day.

Keep reading and learning your spellings and times tables.

Find an object and see if you can estimate its area and then try and get an approx answer using squared paper if you have some.

Research facts about NY to add to your presentation.

Friday 18th ( next week) is our Children in Need ramble in the afternoon- you are more than welcome to join us for this. If you are interested in joining please let me know or ask your child to let me know.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Year 5 Week Ending: 11.11.16


This week we have been learning to: 

Literacy - Continuing our study of the class novel "Varjak Paw" by S.F. Said. The children have thoroughly enjoyed developing different question types and interviewing the 'characters' in the text . 

Numeracy - division of three digit numbers using varying different methods. 

Expressive arts - we have been designing costumes for new superheroes and researching motifs/ emblems in readiness for designing and making our own capes. 

Welsh - Extending an opinion. 

How you can help at home: 

Numeracy - my maths has been set starting this Friday. Please try and catch up on any overdue my maths homework. It is so pleasing to see how many of you are completing your my maths every week, well done! 

I.C.T - We are ready to develop our presentations. How will we insert music or videos into a presentation? 

Welsh - Next week we are spending sometime revisiting our placemat. Have a look at how we are able to include our extended opinions in our descriptions about ourselves.  

Expressive arts - think about any further items you would like to add to your superhero costume. 

Capes - we will be using a white background material for our capes and then embellishing them. If you have any large pieces of plain material you would be willing to let us use in school we would be very grateful. Please do not feel you need to buy anything but if there if something special you have at home you would like to use for your cape then feel free to bring it in. 

Don't forget next Friday is Children in Need, please come dressed ready for our Ramble. Any Children in Need accessories are welcome! Don't forget to get sponsored for this great cause. It would be lovely if any parents were able to join us. 

Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder 


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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Home Learning W/E 11.11.16 Year 1

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Using interesting sentence openers to start a sentence.
 Identifying aw sound in words as in yawn, dawn, saw jaw etc. 
Writing a poem about Remembrance Day.

Numeracy- Measuring height and width using standard and non-standard units.
Subtraction by counting back on a number line.

Humanities- Researching the Artist Giuseppe. Writing about the significance of the poppy for Remembrance Day.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Perhaps you could write a couple of sentences about what you have learnt about Remembrance Day.

Numeracy- Use language- longer, shorter, width, length and centimetre. Can you find 3 things to measure. For eg a book, piece of paper and a piece of card. Can you estimate how many cm and then measure accurately. Record your measurements.

Thank you. Have a lovely weekend.

Dosbarth Mr Green

Home learning blog

Week commencing: October 7th 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. This is done to improve your child's range of vocabulary.

Numeracy –This week's work to revise is: rounding amounts of money to the nearest £1 and 10p. For example: £23.56 is rounded to £24.00   £6.43 is rounded to £6.00

87p is rounded to 90p     £1.74 is rounded to £1.70

We have also multiplied and divided amounts of money by 10 and 100.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Year 6 w/e 4.11.16

This week we have been

Literacy- discussing characters personalities in our novel Macbeth

Maths- converting between different units of measurements and completing conversion graphs

Science- looking at different magnets and seeing what effect they have

Welsh- creating a mind map for an oracy task

Topic- we have started our power points on New York thinking about how we can persuade people to visit there

You can help at home by-

Keep reading and learning your spellings. Put your spellings into sentences to ensure you understand the meaning.

Keep going over your timestables- speed of recall and knowledge of them in and out of order is what you should be aiming for. Have a look at items around the house that are measured in ml or l and convert between the two. If you see any signs with miles on- convert to km.

Think about anything else you may want to put onto your PowerPoint. Carry our further research to help you.

Practise your Welsh oracy out loud developing your sentences where possible. Remember past and future tense.

Please start learning your lines for the Christmas play- the sooner you know them the more you can progress with expression and actions. The performance will be upon us before we know it so please ensure you have your scripts in school each day.

Have a good weekend
Miss. Williams

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Year 3 Home Learning w.e.4.11.16

This week we have been 

Maths - continuing with time
Science - beginning to record the rainfall and temperature for our bulb project
Welsh - asking and answering what we like to do 
Literacy - beginning to read Leon and the Place Between 

Activities to try at home

Maths - I have set mymaths homework this week focusing on interpreting data from charts.  We have started to look at this in class using the data we collecting when we timed ourselves completing different activities for one minute - bouncing a ball, skipping, hopping on one foot.  Alongside the mymaths activities have a go at seeing what you can do in one minute.  Ask other members of your family to have a go too.  Record the information on a tally chart to start and then have a go at creating your own bar chart to show your information.  (It is great to see many of you completing mymaths at home - it really helps.  Many of the activities say please do not use a calculator, however please use paper or even your home work book to help you work out the answers when necessary.)

Science - it has been the first week of recording daily temperature and rainfall for the bulb project and then submitting the information online.  If possible have a go at keeping a record of the daily temperature and rainfall at home maybe in the morning before school and when you return from school.  If you don't have a thermometer at home then you could use one in the car which measures outside temperatures or maybe your mobile phone.  To collect rainfall use an empty plastic bottle, cut the bottom off and with the lid on, turn it upside down in the ground.  If there is any rain then tip the water into a measuring jug and record the amount collected.  Keep a record for a week - can you see any patterns or changes?

Welsh - Have a go at writing what you like doing in the park.  Use your placemat to help you.  These words might also help you.

rhedeg = running, cerdded = walking, reidio beic = riding a bike, cael picnic = having a picnic, chwarae = playing, mynd ar y sleud = going on the slide, mynd ar y siglen = going on the swing.  

Start your sentence Dw i'n hoffi ...... yn y parc.

You could add on the end.
achos mae'n gret = because it is great, achos mae'n ffantastig = because it is fantastic.

Remember to learn your spellings for Monday.  Have a go at putting them into sentences to help learn the words.

I look forward to seeing any homework you do over the weekend in school next week. 


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Year Two Week ending 4/11/16

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: WE have started to write our own stories for a story competition. 
Maths: Using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to work out number bonds to multiples of 10. e.g. 6+4=10 so 16 +4=20
Topic: We have been learning about Tanni Grey-Thompson.

You can help at home by:
Maths: There are two mymaths activities online now. Please also learn your doubles to 20. e.g. 5+5, 6+6, 7+7, 8+8, 9+9 You need to be able to answer these very quickly. 
Topic: Create a fact file about Tanni Grey-Thompson. When was she born? What is she famous for? What is she doing now?
WE will judging the healthy lunch box competition on Wednesday so please bring in all your entries by then. 

WE have started rehearsing the Christmas Play!!!! All of Year Two will have words to learn. Next week your child will come home with their words to learn and with a letter about the costume they will need. If you have any questions please send us an email or catch us at the end of the day.

Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock.


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Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 4.11.16

Dosbarth Reception Mrs Phillips Home Learning W/E 4.11.16

This week we have been learning about:

 

Mathematical Development-

Counting objects reliably

Naming and describing common 2D shapes

Literacy and Language

Read Write Inc- we have learnt the sounds f, e and l this week. We have also been continuing to practise the previous sounds we have learnt. We are using the sounds to blend lots of words now. Practise the words in their sound folder. If they struggle a bit with these, go back and practise the older sheets with fewer words.

We wrote a recount of our half term holiday news this week. 

Knowledge and Understanding-

Sorting healthy and un-healthy foods

The story of Guy Fawkes

How to keep safe around bonfires and fireworks

How to help your child at home-

Mathematical Development-

Spot everyday objects that are 2D shapes around the house and when you are out and about this week, e.g a clock being a circle, a door for rectangle etc. We have been discussing their properties, so for example a triangle has 3 straight edges and 3 corners. Discuss these together, you could play a guessing game where they describe a shape to you and you have to guess and vice-versa.

Have a look at https://www.babytv.com/missing-shape.aspx

Knowledge and Understanding-

We found out about the story of Guy Fawkes this week and why we celebrate November 5th! We acted out the story in PE.

With the help of Fireman Sam, we learnt how to stay safe around fires and fireworks, I’m sure they can tell you all about it!

Have a nice weekend. 


Year 5 week ending 4.11.16

This week we have been learning to:

Literacy - following writing our superhero recounts, we have begun studying our new class novel "Varjak Paw" by S.F. Said. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the first few chapters we have studied, predicting the skills Varjak might have.

Numeracy - subtraction of three digit numbers using varying different methods.

Expressive arts - we have been designing costumes for new superheroes and researching capes in readiness for designing and making our own capes.

Welsh - expressing opinions about our likes and dislikes.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy - my maths has been set starting this Friday. Please try and catch up on any overdue my maths homework. It is so pleasing to see how many of you are completing your my maths every week, well done!

I.C.T - continue thinking about your presentation. How could you add interest and purpose for your audience? Would you use music, icons, videos? Try these skills out at home so you can add the to your presentation in school.

Welsh - we have played the pencil game in groups in school. Practice this game at home with your family, remembering to add why you do or don't like / enjoy / love / dislike / hate something.

Expressive arts - think about any further items you would like to add to your superhero costume.

Capes - we will be using a white background material for our capes and then embellishing them. If you have any large pieces of plain material you would be willing to let us use in school we would be very grateful. Please do not feel you need to buy anything but if there if something special you have at home you would like to use for your cape then feel free to bring it in.

Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.
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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Dosbarth Mrs Miles Home Learning W/E 4.11.16

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recap a-e (cake, take, same etc.). New sound o-e (phone, note, bone etc.).
Poetry about fireworks using personification.

Numeracy- Collecting and analysing various data.
Counting forwards and backwards to 30 and beyond.
Tallying numbers.
Creating a block graph using data collected.
Measuring activities in seconds.

Humanities- Writing about Guy Fawkes.

Creative- Creating pictures in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. (Amazing!!).

Home to help your child.

Literacy- Perhaps you could help your child with a spelling test by just using the words above.
Can you write a sentence about Giuseppe and we will display in our classroom?

Numeracy- Perhaps you could devise a little activity at home with the family, for eg.- Use a timer to measure how long it takes for each family member to throw a ball and hit a target. Record the data. Who was the quickest? Who took the longest? What was the difference between the highest number and the lowest?

Have a lovely weekend.

Home Learning W/C 31/10/16

Home learning blog

Week commencing: October 31st  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: Introducing clocks, Time 1 and Time 2.

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green