Friday, 22 December 2017

Year Five & Six Home Learning Blog 22.12.17

  Year Five & Six Christmas Homework 

 

You ALL Must

 

             Open your Christmas Presents

             Visit someone you know

             Sing a Christmas Carol

             Spend time with your family

             Make someone laugh everyday

             Watch a Christmas Movie with your family

             Say something nice to your family everyday

             Play a board game

             Do something for somebody else

 

And most importantly:

HAVE FUN!!!!

 

Enjoy yourselves…see you in 2018 ready to learn something new!

 

Miss Williams, Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder

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Y6 w/e 22.12.17

We have had a very busy last few weeks between the concert, parties, pantomime, Christmas crafts etc and the children have been excellent throughout. We are all now  very excited and tired!! 


There is no homework as such for the Christmas holidays apart from enjoying yourselves and making the most of the break! 


But if you do wish to complete something you could think about-


Writing a recount or newspaper report about your Christmas day ensuring all the features of each genre are covered. 

Mymaths has been set but it's important to keep revising xtables and any concepts we have covered including written methods of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The children need to be confident to independently use these methods. 


Many thanks to those of you who were generous with your kind gifts! 


Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Miss. Williams 

Friday, 15 December 2017

Year Two week ending 15th December

What a busy week we have had! I hope you all enjoyed your snow day on Monday. The class have been very excited this week what with the snow, the concerts and the approach of Christmas. We have focused on Christmas arts and crafts this week, maths reasoning and Christmas reading comprehension. Next week we have our Christmas party on Monday (don't forget your party clothes) and the panto on Wednesday ( don't forget the early start). We still have PE next week so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school. On Thursday i would like to do a class concert so if your child is learning to play an instrument and they would like to play to the class can they bring in their instrument and music on that day. For pianists, we will move the piano into the hall so we can use it. If your child is not learning an instrument but would like to perform they can learn a xmas song to sing to the class. If your child does gymnastics , dance or martial arts and would like to perform something from their lessons then that would be wonderful too.  It is entirely optional so if they don't want to sing or perform that's no problem. 
Homework this week: prepare for the concert if you want to perform, read your book, practise your spellings, mymaths activities. (Mymaths this week is all about the months of the year. If you find it easy, practise how to spell the months. )
We are continuing to change the children's reading books but are doing reading comprehension activities this week instead of our normal guided reading.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Reception Week Ending Dec. 15

With a snow day on Monday and our Christmas play this week, it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind!

 

This week we’ve managed to squeeze in some literacy between play rehearsals. We’ve been catching up on our Goldilocks activities; retelling the story using our paper puppets and writing our own recipes for porridge. Next week we will be writing our Christmas cards. To support your child at home, look at some Christmas cards together and how they are laid out. You could discuss some greetings and sign-offs with your child (ie; Dear/To: __________, …. Love/Warm wishes/From). See if they can choose a favourite to use for next week!

 

In maths we’ve been practicing counting in twos to twenty and in tens to one hundred. To support your child at home, practice these tables with them.

 

In creative development the children have been very busy rehearsing and performing their Christmas play! I am immensely proud of their performance today and I’m sure their Thursday performance will be just as spectacular. They have worked very hard to learn their lines, songs and actions. Bendigedig Reception!

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Year Two week ending 8/12/17

This week we have been learning:

Maths: adding and subtracting 9 to a number by adding / subtracting 10 and adjusting. We will continue with this next week. We have also been practising our 2, 10 times tables on the carpet. 
Literacy: We have been talking about how characters feel and how we can include their feelings in letters recounting events. 
Topic: We have been busy with Christingle practices and performances, rehearsing our Christmas play, making props for the Christmas play and Christingles.

You can help at home by:
Maths: Continue to practise your 2 and 10 times tables and your flashcards at home. I have set some mymaths - the first question in the Counting Task will seem very easy but the second question is all about spotting patterns of numbers and is the one we really need to practise. If you're finding some of the tasks easy, don't forget if you just put the Trelleck username and password in and not your own, you can choose any game or task. 
Literacy:This week we will be writing a newspaper recount of our play.  We will be including our feelings. Read a newspaper article (it can be one online) with your parents and discuss how they differ to a normal recount. What features will we need to include? 

Have a lovely weekend and gets lots of rest so you are ready for a busy week next week,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 8.12.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Poetry. A letter to Father Christmas. 

Numeracy- Sequencing time. Learning the days of the week and months of the year. What was the day yesterday? Tomorrow?

How to help your child-

Literacy- Can you write about your weekend, using the days of the week. (Just simple sentences). On Saturday morning I........ On Sunday afternoon I.............

Numeracy- Begin to understand what happens at specific times. I get up at............... I go to bed at................... I start school at............

Please can you ensure that your child has their reading books and diary in school everyday.
Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 6 w/e 8.12.17

This week we have been

Literacy- identifying themes in Macbeth and evidencing them 
Maths- identifying best value for money 
Science- information posters on earth sun moon and constellations 
PE- developing team work skills in rugby 

Rehearsals are well underway and our dress rehearsal is Monday. Please make sure all costumes are in by then. 

My maths activities have been set and keep learning your xtables so your recall is quick and confident. 

Please bring in props/ clothing etc which you feel represent the seasons for yourself for Tuesday. 

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the snow! 

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Year 5. Week Ending. 8th December 2017

This week we have been busy rehearsing for our Christingle Service and Christmas Concert. I’m sure you will agree we had a wonderful service at St Nicholas Church.

 

In class, we discussed our hopes and wishes for Christmas to decorate our tree. We thought about those not as fortunate as ourselves. See our twitter link for some examples!

 

In literacy, linked to our performance we have been studying Cinderella and other stories with similarities and differences. We will continue with this next week in preparation to write our own version of Cinderella.

 

In Welsh we are beginning to discuss our hobbies and express an opinion.

 

Over the weekend, have  a rest and ensure your well for next week’s performances!!

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder

 

 

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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 8.12.17

This week we have been very busy with Christmas plays, Christmas dinner and Christingle – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  We even had some snow today to make it feel even more festive. 

 

Here are some activities to help your child at home with work we have completed over the last couple of weeks –

Numeracy – my maths is set this week looking at time problems.  You can also continue to learn times tables and addition of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 to help with quick response to mental maths questions in class.

 

Literacy – many of the children have targets to remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly when writing sentences.  Many forget to use them for proper nouns, at start of the sentence or when following a full stop.  When your child is writing sentences encourage them by reminding them where they need to put in full stops and capital letters.

 

Next week are the Christmas plays – thank you for the costumes you have sent in this week. If your child is an animal could they bring in a clean duster to use when they are on stage – thank you.

 

I have sent letters home this week asking for a clean, small/medium sized jam jar for your child to use to make their Christmas gift.  Please could you send them in at the beginning of the week if possible labelled with your child’s name on the bottom.

 

Thank you, have a lovely weekend. 

 

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Year 2 week ending 1/12/17

This week we have been learning:
Maths: to add and subtract 2 digit numbers by partitioning and recombining, practising our learn its (number bonds to 11,12,13 and 2 and 10 times tables)
Literacy: Writing a letter to Father Christmas persuading him to put us on the good list. In guided reading, we have been focusing on comprehension and joining our letters in handwriting. 
Topic: In Welsh we have been reading 'Cinderella'. The children have sequenced the story and are now writing a story map of the story. We have recorded our results of a science investigation . Last week we looked at making connections between numbers using a technique called 'Patchwork thinking'. 

You can help at home by:
Maths: There are 2 new activities on mymaths. Keep practising your 2 and 10 times tables and your flashcards. 
Literacy: Next week's Big Write will be based on the John Lewis Christmas advert, Moz the Monster. Watch the advert by clicking on the link. https://www.literacyshed.com/moz.html Make a list of feelings that the boy will have felt during the film. Can you up level the feelings. For example instead of using happy, use delighted or contented etc. You will be able to use these feelings in your work next week. 
Topic: Explain to your parents how we used 'patchwork thinking' to find connections between numbers. Using a blank 3x 3 grid or 4x4 grid make a patchwork quilt of autumn pictures or words. Remember that each picture or word has to connect in some way with the pictures around it. Make sure they can explain the connection or connections. The children would benefit greatly from doing this homework with you as it would improve the quality of their explanations and vocabulary.  

Most children now know their words for the Christmas Play. However they all need to project their voices. Continue to practise 'projecting' your voice so that someone in another room can hear you. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Reception Week of Nov. 27 - Dec 1st

Hello all!

 

This week in literacy we heard a handful of fairy tales and focused on “The Princess and the Pea.” We wrote about what we would do if we were a prince or princess for a day. The children did a lovely job using their sounds. To support your child at home you could talk to them about their favourite fairy tale and see if they can give some reasons why they liked that one the best.

 

We also did some number bond maths using peas and the children produced some fantastic princess and the pea art!

 

In maths we did many different tasks centred on number formation. The children even had a go forming numbers with ink and feathers like in the olden days of fairy tales, and with shaving foam. They also used bingo dabbers to spot the number 2. At home you can support your child by practicing forming the numbers 0-10.

 

In PE we worked on throwing and catching beanbags to head height, focusing on our control and grip. We also practiced tossing them into hula hoops. Next week we will be working on different ways to send a ball to a partner. At home you can support your child by practicing throwing and catching.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Wilson

 

 

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Year 5 week ending 1.12.17

Year 5 week ending 1st December 2017
This week we have been learning to:
Numeracy – adding and subtracting fractions and finding percentages of an amount.
Literacy – we have finalised our story boards and recorded our Christmas message adverts based on the advert by John Lewis.  Thank you for the wonderful costumes and props that were sent in.
Welsh – we have written and recorded an instructional video on how to plant bulbs.
Cinderella Rockerfella – rehearsals are well underway for our Christmas production.
 
 How you can help at home:
Numeracy – this week we have sent home a paper copy of the homework for adding and subtracting fractions.  There are three levels of difficulty.  Please choose the level of difficulty appropriate to you – base this on the type of questions you did in class.
Welsh – write a simple set of instructions for planting a hyacinth bulb, based on the instructions we have been using in school this week to make a video.
Cinderella Rockerfella – please bring your costumes into school as soon as possible ready for our dress rehearsal.
Have a good weekend,
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.
 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 1.12.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds air  ir  and or.
Reading with fluency and expression. This will only happen when your child has read a book several times and doesn't have to sound out lots of words. 
Identifying commas, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in the text.
Creating posters to advertise the Christmas Fayre.


Numeracy- Quick recall of doubles and halves up to 20.
Finding missing numbers. 
What number comes before/after?

Science- Investigations. Which material is the most stretchy. How can we find this out?

R.E- Beginning to learn about Advent.

How to help your child at home.

Literacy- Write a sentence with the sounds ir and air in. Do you have a capital letter at the beginning? Do you have a full stop at the end and are there finger spaces between each word? Have you got tall and short letters?

Numeracy- If you have 6 apples and you share them with a friend, how  many do you have each?
Can you share 12 oranges with a friend? If you had 8 flowers and your friend wanted the same amount as you. How many flowers would she have? How many altogether?

Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 27/11/17

Literacy:

Pupils will receive their spellings to learn on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. During that time pupils can find out the meaning of words using a dictionary to be able to include them in written sentences. I will check their sentences on that Friday. Five house Points will be awarded for correct spelling and the use of full stops and capitals.

 

 

Numeracy:

This week we have been subtracting amounts of money by using the vertical method and a number line. When trying to round to the next £1 I have noticed some pupils having difficulties so please practise number bonds to 100.

For example:

57 + ? = 100

 

The units column needs a partner to make 10  so the last digit of our missing number is a 3.

The tens column needs a partner to make 9 so the last digit of our missing number is a 4.

Therefore 57 + 43 = 100

 

Also practise taking away using vertical column where there is ‘borrowing’.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

 

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Year Two week ending 24/11/17

This week we have been learning:

Maths: 2 x table, making connections between numbers and solving problems using the 2x table.
Literacy: creating road safety posters
Topic: Practising our play, topic maths

You can help at home by:

Maths: I have set 2 mymaths activities, start to practise your 2 times table. Start by counting in 2s  and then recite the table in order forwards and backwards. Once they are confident with this, you can test them out of order. 
Literacy: Next week we will be writing letters to a very special person. Could the children look at how to set out letters and learn their home address. 
Topic: Most of the children know their words but they need to practise projecting their voices. I would like them not to have to use the microphones for the Christmas concert. Ask your child to stand at the top of the stairs and say their lines to you downstairs. Can you hear every word clearly? Are they rushing? Have they put expression into their voices? Run the daily kilometre. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Y6 w/e 24.11.17

This week we have been 

Literacy- writing and practising our play 
Script versions of chapter 4 

Maths- fraction decimal and percentage equivalents 

Science- finding and using information about the earth and moon and causes of seasons/ tide etc 

You can help at home by- 

No scripts from Monday so make sure you know your lines. If you do already know them try to now add in expression and actions where necessary. 

Costume letters and face paint letters have gone home. Not all characters will be required to wear face paint and we understand and appreciate some children are allergic or don't like face paint, this isn't a problem- it's just handy to know who can and can't incase. Costumes are suggestions so feel free if you have your own ideas or something similar that's suitable. These need to be in by 8th please. 

Keep reading and learning your spellings and times tables. Revise the work covered so far including written calculations. Some of you are getting mixed up with these. 

Have a lovely weekend. 
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Year Five- Week Ending: 24th November 2017

This week we have been:

 

Literacy- We have enjoyed our work associated with the John Lewis advert ‘Moz the Monster’. We have designed our own monster to enter the John Lewis competition. We have then developed our own story boards to create our own Christmas Advert with a special message. Next week we are going to record our adverts. If the children could bring props that will help with their recordings that would be super.

Mathematics: we have created 3d figures from spaghetti using nets. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Have a go at some at home.

Mymaths homework has been set online.

 

Welsh: We have written instructions to plant a bulb, next week we will record our instructions using our vocabulary.

 

Road Safety Week: we produced some superb posters to share this important message, some of our poster entries can be viewed on twitter, we look forward to hearing if any of us have been successful!

 

Costume and face paint permission letters should have come home this week, if you need any help/ guidance please feel free to get in touch!

 

Have a good weekend

 

Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock

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Year 3 Home learning blog w.e. 24th November 2017

This week we have been

 

Maths – researching ideas for spending the money raised last year in year 2

Literacy – creating our own ‘in the box’ scene for Leon and the Place Between

PE – throwing and catching a rugby ball

Science – creating information posters about the moon.

 

Activities to try at home

 

Maths – we have been using the ipads and chromebooks to research ideas to spend the money the children raised during their ‘Grow a Pound’  The children have over £400 to spend and are very excited to be in charge of deciding what they would like to buy to enhance our outdoor learning space.  If you have a chance maybe over the weekend you could continuing to research ideas and bring them into school on Monday.  Hopefully we will be able to purchase the items before Christmas ready for the Spring term. 

 

Before our maths lessons start the children complete Big Maths activities.  These activities focus in on areas of maths the children need to know really well including tables, addition and subtraction.  An area a lot of children found tricky this week was multiplying a 2 digit number by 10.  For example 23 x 10 = 230.  Please work through different 2 digit number to help your child become more confident in this area.  Play the games to my maths to help with the learning of times tables.

 

Literacy – describing a new world for the place between.  The children came up with some great ideas.  Ask your child to write a short descriptive paragraph about their new place in between in their homework book and bring into school next week.  Also spelling test will be completed at the beginning of the week – have a go at putting your spellings into sentences.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

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Reception November 20 - 25th

This week…

In literacy we’ve been learning about fairy tales! We talked about what makes a fairy tale a fairy tale and sorted photos into hula hoops based on whether we thought it might appear in a fairy tale or not. We read a traditional version of Jack and the Beanstalk, sequenced photos from the story and wrote about our favourite part. Now we’re reading a modern version called Jack and the Baked Beanstalk!

We also learned the new sounds qu, ch and z. To support your child at home you can practice these new sounds with them and read (or watch on Youtube) some traditional fairy tales. See how many fairy tale elements they can find in the story (ie; once upon a time, happily ever after, magic, talking animals, problem and solution, castles, the country/cottages/woods, kings, queens, princesses, princes etc,.).

In maths we’ve been practicing our addition. We began the week by stringing different colour beads on pipe cleaners and adding them together. We then moved on to some work in our books. I was really impressed with their addition this week! We’ve also been using tweezers to count out marshmallows up to 20 on our hot chocolate number mats as an independent activity. Next week we will be revisiting number formation. To support your child at home, practice forming the letters 1 – 10 with them.

In Knowledge and Understanding we conducted a science experiment using hot chocolate. The children predicted whether hot, warm or cold water would dissolve the powder the fastest. Some children gave some excellent answers for their reasoning. We found out that hot water dissolves it the fastest because molecules in hot water have more energy and move faster. On Friday we’ll be watching a magic school bus episode about molecules and doing one more experiment to show visually how molecules in warmer water move faster. An example of this can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOJJLQcn2ms

In Creative Development we designed flags for our classroom fairy tale castle and voted on our favourite which now flies at the top of the turret. Last week the children painted cardboard boxes grey which now make up the walls of the role play castle. The children have really enjoyed dressing up as knights and princesses this week during exploring time. We’ve also been busy doing ots of singing a rehearsing for our upcoming Christmas play!

In Personal, Social Development and Wellbeing we will be hearing a story called Chrysanthemum and learning a poem about thinking before we speak and act. The poem is written in a heart which the children will crumple each time something mean is said in the story with the moral being that the paper heart can never be quite the same again. We will be discussing kindness as a class and why it is important to be kind to others.

Looking forward to new adventures and new fairy tales next week!

 

 

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 24.11.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Proof reading sentences. Correct, with punctuation and spellings. Instructional writing. Descriptive writing- pretend you are a gremlin. Where do you live, eat, look like? etc.

Numeracy- weight- non-standard and standard units.
Matching weights to correct numbers. Identifying numbers over 100.
Sorting food items.

Science- Identifying the change in season. Looking at the trees, leaves, sky, the ground etc.
Over the last week the children have been making cup cakes independently. I have been very impressed with 
how the children worked as a group. Even if some of the cakes were not quite edible, the children could evaluate what went wrong.
How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Next week we will be designing a poster to advertise the Christmas Fayre. If you see any posters over the weekend, have a little look at the different types of writing. What information is bold? Which information is in small writing? Are there any pictures? Which colours stand out?

Numeracy- Can you choose 6 items from your shopping that have the weight displayed. Can you then order them from lightest to heaviest?

Please could you make sure that your child has their reading books and diaries in their bags every day. Also could you help your child learn their words for the Christmas Concert.

Thank you for your support and have a lovely weekend.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Home learning Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 20/11/17

Literacy:

Pupils will receive their spellings to learn on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. During that time pupils can find out the meaning of words using a dictionary to be able to include them in written sentences. I will check their sentences on that Friday. Five house Points will be awarded for correct spelling and the use of full stops and capitals.

 

 

Numeracy:

This week we have worked with money. We have covered partitioning into pence,. For example

£5.89 would be:     

                                                                       £5.89

                                                                                 

                                                      500p          80p           9p

 

We have also used a number line and vertical method for addition. Please practise the vertical method and also number bods to £1. For example:

43p + ? = 100.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Year 6 w/e 17.11.17

This week we have been

Maths- adding fractions and finding equivalents 

Literacy- starting to compare a narrative and play script ready to write our own play script version of Macbeth 

Science- phases of the moon 

Welsh- past tense recount 

Christmas card designs and concert practice. 

Please keep learning your lines for the concert if you don't know them. How can you add in expression or actions to suit your lines? How might your character say it given the scene and mood etc. 

Road safety week is next week- we have started to design posters for a competition with the caption " speed down saves lives". Please have a look at ideas on what you might like to include. Are there any other catchy captions that you might want to put on there? 

Practise your xtables in and out of order. Revisit all the maths we have done so far to ensure you are confident and it's fresh in your mind. 

Start to think about how you might turn chapter 4 of Macbeth into a play script. Whah stage directions might you add? 

The girl walk will take place on Thursday afternoon. 

Have a lovely weekend 
Miss Williams 

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Year 5 week ending 17.11.17

Year 5 week ending 17th November 2017

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – find the area and perimeter of shapes and use lego to demonstrate our calculations.

Literacy – we have planned and written a sequel to the short story "Hobnail" that we have been learning about.

Science – we have researched the different temperatures on the eight planets closest to the sun and the length of their day.

Welsh –  we have been using instructional commands in Welsh to begin creating a video.

 How you can help at home:

Numeracy – my maths homework has been set and is available from the 17th November  to the 24th November.  Don't forget that my maths can be used to play games and activities that can reinforce the learning in school.

Science – we have been researching the differences between the temperature and length of day on earth and the other planets.  What other differences are there? How could you present these differences?

Road safety week - as next week is road safety week, we would like you to plan ideas on how you could reduce speeding around our school.

Welsh - using the commands we have been learning this week, try creating your own instructional video.

Spellings - our spelling test will be on Wednesday.


All the children looked spotacular today - well done!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.



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Year 3 Home learning w.e. 17.11.17

This week we have been very busy learning

Maths – using < and >, changing hundreds, tens and units into £ and p.

Literacy – using a thesaurus to find alternative words to describe how Leon is feeling throughout the story.

Science – finding facts about the moon

ICT – selecting a picture, copy and paste into a word document

 

Activities to try at home

Maths – my maths has been set this week linking to using < and >.  Have a go and see how you do.  Remember you can use my maths  for other activities including games to learn your times tables.

Literacy –think of some different emotions and feelings – sad, happy, excited, scared.  Use a thesaurus (if you have one) or the function in a word document to find alternative words.

ICT – if you have access to a computer with word, have a go at selecting a photo (check it is ok to copy) copy it and then paste it into a word document.  Possibly choose pictures relating to our topic on Mexico or Space.

 

Remember your spelling text will be on Monday.  We will also be having a times tables test for 2x, 3x 5x and 10x tables.

 

All the children looked very spotty today – thank you for your donations for Children in Need.  Have a lovely weekend.

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Year Two week ending 17/11/17

We have had another very busy but productive week. 
We have been learning:
Literacy: How to research effectively and safely using the internet, writing fact files about hedgehogs
Maths: Using our number bonds to 6,7,8,9,10 to answer bigger sums. e.g. if i know that 5+4=9 then 25+4 =29
Topic: Researching hedgehogs, running the daily kilometre and we have started to rehearse the Christmas play

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Spellings will be coming home on a Tuesday now. Keep reading and practising your spellings as often as you can. 
Maths: I have set two mymaths activities. I have heard that there were a few problems last week. I think this is because some of the activities have two or even three pages on question 1. So when you press mark, it will mark it but then another button, Continue, will appear. You need to press this and complete the next page of questions before you go onto Question 2. Please let me know if you have any other problems. 
Topic: Keep practising your lines. Run a kilometre. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz
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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 17.11.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Posters and descriptive writing. Speaking clearly to an audience.

Numeracy- Doubles/halves.

Science- Investigations on different sugars. What do they feel like? What are they used for? What happens when they are mixed with water?

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Please could you help your child to learn their words for the Christmas Concert? Can you encourage them to speak clearly and portray their voice.

Numeracy- Quick recognition of doubles to 10 and halves to 20.
Next week we will be learning about weight. What do we weigh? What units are used? Can you look at some labels at home and draw some items with the weight recorded?

Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend.



Reception Monday 13th - Friday 17th

It’s been another busy week here in Reception!

 

Maths: In maths this week we are learning about patterns. We made patterns with bingo dabbers and playdough and tomorrow we will be making patterns with fruit, creating fruit kebabs.

 

Literacy and Communication: In literacy we learned the new sounds v, y, w and th. We also practiced blending. We wrote about what we think our new topic should be (alongside our winter-themed activities) and had a class vote. The class decided (by a very close margin) that it would be: fairy tales! We heard the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and wrote about our favourite part.

 

Welsh: We have been talking about the weather each day in Welsh during calendar time. This week we learned to say “Sut wyy ti?” (how are you?) in Welsh and practiced responses (hapus, da iawn, wedi blino, bendigedig, sal and trist). I was also very impressed during our maths bingo dabber activity when some of the children broke out in Welsh saying “ga i gwyrdd” and “ga i oren” to ask the other children to pass them different colours.

 

Creative Development: We learned about snowflakes and looked at some special pictures of snowflakes taken by a special camera so that we could see all their details and patterns. We carefully drew snowflakes with grey crayon and then used water-colour paint to pant over them. These will go on our Christmas cards. We also began painting large pieces of cardboard which we will fasten into a castle role-play area for the classroom to go along with our fairy tales theme.

 

PE: I was very impressed with the good listening in PE this week as we played some simple games.

 

We also practiced songs for the Christmas concert, practiced counting, read stories and explored inside and outside.

 

Looking forward to next week!

 

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Home learning Mr Green

Week beginning 13/11/17

Literacy:

Pupils will receive their spellings to learn on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. During that time pupils can find out the meaning of words using a dictionary to be able to include them in written sentences. I will check their sentences on that Friday. Five house Points will be awarded for correct spelling and the use of full stops and capitals.

 

 

Numeracy:

We have carried out work using a protractor which the children have really developed their confidence and accuracy with J! If you have protractors at home practise drawing angles.We have also worked on symmetry. My Maths homework has been set for this.

Could your child continue to practice their x6 and x7 tables please.

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Year 2 week ending 10/11/17

We have had a lovely week back after half term. The children have worked and played hard. We had our last swimming lesson for this year and so will be doing PE on a Wednesday afternoon instead. Recorders will now be on a Wednesday as well. 

This week we have been learning about:
Maths: Finding the difference between two numbers by counting on, practising our flashcards
Literacy: We have been writing poems about hedgehogs
Topic: we have made toffee apples. The children predicted the temperature that the toffee needed to be in order to coat the toffee apples well. We then took the temperature of the toffee and when it reached their precision coated their apple. It encouraged fantastic discussions about why some peoples apples were more coated than others and why some peoples toffee was more solid than liquid. We will be writing about this next week. I hope they enjoyed them!

You can help at home by:
Maths: i have set two activities on mymaths. Please continue to practise your flashcards as well. 
Literacy: Next week in Big write we will be writing fact files about hedgehogs. Can you make a list of facts about hedgehogs that you could use. Please don't write the fact file. You could use books, the internet or ask your family. Please write the facts  in your own words rather than printing off facts from the internet. 
Topic: We had wonderful homework in last week about solids , liquids and gases. What fun you all had. Here is a link to the bbc bitesize that will tell you more about solids, liquids and gases. Watch it and play the game. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/solids_liquids_gases/read/1/

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Year 6 w/e 10.11.17

This week we have been 

Maths- simplifying and finding equivalent fractions 
Literacy- identifying personality traits of characters and writing our predictions for an inner conversation 
Science- we were very lucky to have a planetarium visit with a talk on meteorites also 

We have also started some philosophy for children sessions which are proving incredibly effective. The children have shown excellent critical thinking skills and maturity. This will be carried out once to twice a month. 

You can help at home by-

Big write for next week has changed. It is no longer a poem on Remembrance but a diary entry as if you were a soldier. Think about the emotive language and feelings and experiences of a soldier on the battlefield. 

Maths- simplify and find equivalent fractions. Revise what we have covered- remember to use your times tables and dividing or halving to help you. 

What is school life like in Japan? How does it compare to your school day? 

Have a good weekend 
Miss. Williams 

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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 10.11.17

This week we have been

 

Writing descriptive poems about Bonfire Night

Learning about Remembrance Day and wearing poppies

Counting in 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s

Enjoying a visit from the Planetarium

 

Activities to try at home

 

Find facts relating to Remembrance day and wearing poppies – why was the poppy chosen as the symbol for Remembrance Day?  How many poppies are sold each year? Where does the money raised go? 

 

Continue with the learning of the times tables and counting in steps of 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Have a go at some word problems where the children need to extract the information and use the maths – use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  E.g. The are 14 children in the class.  The teacher had 20 pencils, she gave each child in her class a pencil.  How many did she have left?

 

We will be learning about the moon next week – find out one interesting fact and bring it into school to share.

 

Remember to learn you spellings – put them into sentences  and find out their meaning using a dictionary.

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

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Home Learning: Year Five Week Ending- 10th November 2017

We have a great week back after the half term. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Planetarium and learning about the Phases of the Moon using Oreo’s! At home make a mini flip book with a cover and any other details you think should be included.

 

In literacy we have performed a scene linked to our text Hobnail. In preparation for our writing of the sequel next week, think of some sentences you may like to include in your sequel that creates tension and suspense.    

                                                                                                                                             

 In Maths we have used the grid method to solve mathematical problems. Try some real life problems at home e.g. the football tickets cost £12 how much for Year Five to attend?       

          

Write your own text message in Welsh, try and express an opinion as well as asking and answering questions.                                                                                                                                                           Next week we will be looking at our Christmas Card designs and entering a Christmas Jumper design competition.. try and research some ideas that you may wish to include.

                                                            

We have begun to think about our Christmas Performances, if you have words to learn please try to learn these; it will help when we begin rehearsing our acting. For those of you singing don’t forget to keep singing them!!

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock

 

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 10.11.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing about Remembrance Day.
Poetry about Remembrance Day.
Sounds- ay  ee  igh

Numeracy- Ordering numbers. Counting in 2's and 5's from different starting points.

Science- Irreversible changes when heating.

Humanities- Using a tally chart to find out where our class mates live. Where do most children live? Do we know where we live?

Creative- Using water colours to create poppy paintings.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you write some words with the sounds ay  ee  and igh in.  
Next week we will be making cakes. Could you help you child to think of some bossy verbs to describe what you might be doing. For eg.-- sieve crack, mix, stir, bake etc.

Numeracy- Can you order these numbers, smallest to biggest? - 23  1  15  5  0
Can you order these numbers, biggest to smallest? - 21  4  11  10  4  8
Which numbers come in-between 4 and 11? Which number comes before 15? After 23?

Humanities- Please could you help your child to learn their address.

Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend.


Learning in Reception

I’ve had a fantastic first week in reception getting to know all the children and seeing them progress!

 

This week in maths we have been working on our ordinal numbers up to 10. We read Room on the Broom and put the characters in order from 1st on the broom through to 5th. We rehearsed skits using ordinal numbers and practiced putting them in order and recognizing them in our books. We also talked about when we might use ordinal numbers (calendars, races, competitions, recipes, directions, ect,.).

 

This week in literacy we learned the sounds sh, r, j and v. We practiced picking out the first sound, last sound and middle sound in words like “red” and “dig.” The children are especially good at picking out the first sound in many words. Some children are beginning to blend sounds together to make simple words. We also worked on learning the sight words “the” and “I.” At home you can support your child by practicing these sounds and sounding out short words together.

 

In PE we practiced balancing beanbags and making simple tosses to one another. We also had a five minute dance off.

 

In art we made finger print poppies and learned about why we buy and make poppies this time of year. We learned that November 11th is called “Remembrance Day” and that we stay quiet for 2 minutes to remember the brave soldiers who fought for us.

 

We also practiced scissor skills, measured pumpkins with blocks and string, looked at books in our new reading corner and talked about the differences between fact books and story books, practiced fine motor and science skills by seeing how many drops of water would fit on a penny, used maths and literacy games on the laptops and completed phonics puzzles.

 

It has been a busy week. I’m excited for next week’s adventures!

 

Miss Wilson

 

 

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 27.10.17

It's half term and the children have settled into Year 3 amazingly - well done everyone.

A few activities to try at home over the half term holidays if you would like to:

Work on your times tables, number bonds, doubling and halving on this website.  The great thing about this site its not about beating the clock but improving on your own personal best.


This is another website for telling the time (unfortunately this is not tablet friendly)


The following link takes you to cbbc website for a quiz about space.  Have a go.


Remember to also read and listen to stories, learn your spellings and your times tables for when we return to school. But also have fun and enjoy the week.  i look forward to hearing all about your holidays when we go back to school. 

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Year Two week ending 27/10/17

We have had a wonderful first half term. It has been a delight to get to know all the children and watch how hard they work and with such enthusiasm. They are quite tired so i will set a blog but the most important thing is for them to get outside, enjoy Autumn and rest. 

This week we have been learning: 
Literacy: We have been writing plans for our science investigation and predicting what might happen. 
Maths: Adding and subtracting 11 by adding or subtracting 10 and then 1. Telling the time on an analogue clock - half past, quarter past, quarter to. 
Topic: On the computers we have been looking at how to research safely and have used HWB to find out facts. 

At home you can:
Literacy: Keep practising your spellings and read every day. (10 minutes is fine). The spelling day will change to Tuesday after half term so can you please ensure you have your spelling books in every Tuesday. We have looked at adjectives this term so i have found an online game where they can consolidate this knowledge:http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/
Maths: i have set two mymaths activities
Topic: With your parents, use the internet to make a list of 5 facts about Bonfire Night. It might be about Fireworks or Guy Fawkes himself. Think carefully about what words you will choose to use to search for sites. Use our traffic light system to decide if the site you have chosen is suitable for you. 

Have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 6th November,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 27 October 2017

Year 5 week ending 27.10.17

Year 5 week ending 27th October 2017

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – subtract three digit numbers using varying techniques.

Literacy – we have looked at our short story "Hobnail" from the point of view of the main character, editing our own and each others' work.

Science - following our experiment on the best insulation for an astronauts glove, we wrote our conclusions based on our findings.

Expressive Art – measuring, drawing and painting resulted in a beautiful set of new American flags, well done year 5!

  How you can help at home:

Numeracy – my maths homework has been set and is available from the 27th October until the 11th November.

ICT - create a poster / information leaflet to help others with the prompts that you have been using in class.

Spellings - continue to practise your spellings, writing them into sentences to show a good understanding of the definition.

Science - we would like you to create a moon diary over the course of half term.  Each night, record the shape of the moon (by shading in a circle showing the part of the moon that is visible) the date and the time. 

Welsh - use the Welsh phrases for time in your daily activities.


What time is it?   Faint o'r gloch ydi hi?
It's one o'clock Mae hi'n un o'r gloch
It's quarter past one Mae hi'n chwarter wedi un
It's half past one Mae hi'n hanner awr wedi un
It's quarter to two Mae hi'n chwarter i ddau

Have a lovely half term break,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Year 2 week ending 20/10/17

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: using VCOP to up level our work, joined-up writing.
Numeracy: reasoning with odd and even numbers, reading o'clock, half past , quarter past on analogue clocks, Learn its.
Topic: Planning an investigation about solids and liquids. We will be investigating at what temperature the toffee needs it be to melt and cover toffee apples. As next week is very busy, we won't be carrying out the investigation until the week after half term. Many thanks to J for bringing some apples in already, if anyone else has an apple tree with apples going spare we would be very grateful for any. 

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Practising your handwriting. If you are joining in school, then have a go using the sheet your parents came home with at parents evening. If you are not practise the formation of the letters- o,a,d,g,q (make sure your start the o at the top and the a at the top right). If you would like proper handwriting paper like we use at school, you should be able to find it online by searching handwriting paper and clicking on images. 
Numeracy: the children will be delighted to hear that I have set mymaths homework!!
Topic: in our science investigation we will be discussing how we turn the sugar from a solid to a liquid and back again. What other foods can you turn from a solid to a liquid and back again to a solid? If you have time to experiment with some , take some pictures and bring them in. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 16/10/17

Literacy:

Pupils will receive their spellings to learn on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. During that time pupils can find out the meaning of words using a dictionary to be able to include them in written sentences. I will check their sentences on that Friday. Five house Points will be awarded for correct spelling and the use of full stops and capitals.

 

 

Numeracy:

We carried out a bit of revision this week and it seems we need to go back over a few things. Please practice halving numbers, rounding to the nearest 10 & 100, Finding the missing number: 54 + ? = 100. Always find the number bond to 10 on the last number so  4 + 6. Then find the number bond for 9 with the remaining numbers. So 5 + 4.  So you have 46 as an answer.

                                          

Could your child continue to practice their x6 tables please.

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

 

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Year 6 w/e 20.10.17

This week we have been-


Literacy- writing a magazine article


Maths- area and perimeter


Science- crater investigation


You can help at home by-


Literacy- write your own magazine article on something of interest. What informal language and features will you use? What headline will you use to interest and pull the reader in?


Maths- my maths has been set, Keep revising xtables and any work completed such as the 4 operations- add/subtract/multiply/divide


Topic- have a look at tourist information leaflets and what makes them attractive. What features do they seem to have? What ideas might you take from them to include on your own. What information/ pictures might you include in yours?


Remember swimming kit with shorts and t shirt and pe kit for yoga next week. Reminder INSET on Friday so school is closed to pupils.


Have a good weekend.


Miss. Williams

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Y6 w/e 13.10.17

Literacy- identifying the features of journalistic writing 

Maths- percentages of money 

Science- planning our crater investigation 

DT- started our samurai swords 

You can help at home by 

Have a look at an article in a magazine or newspaper and identify the 5 ws. Can you turn the newspaper report into a magazine article or vice versa? Write up a journalistic report of an event over the weekend. 

My maths has been set. Please keep learning your xtables  

Please bring in your pebbles/ rocks for Wednesday for the science experiment. 

We will be holding auditions Monday lunchtime for the Xmas concert. If you want to audition for a part come along. 

Have a good weekend 
Miss. Williams 
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