Saturday, 30 September 2017

Year 2 week ending 29th September

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: doubling and halving 2 digit multiples of 10, problem solving and
Literacy: writing instructions, recognising the past tense of verbs
Topic: identifying leaves, baking hedgehog biscuits, internet safety

You can help at home by:

Maths: Keep practising your doubles to 10. The children are getting quicker when answering these questions so we are now focusing on halving within 20. Play ping pong ( the children should be able to explain this game to you) or test them when you go for walks or are in the car. Extend this to doubling and halving multiples of 10. They should be able to use their knowledge of doubling single digits to help with this e.g. If double 4 is 8 then double 40 is 80. If half of 8 is 4 then half of 80 is 40. Start with questions that don't cross 100 and then, when they are confident with this, move onto double 60 , half 140 etc.

Literacy: in Big Write this week we are going to write a description of Autumn. Talk about what the trees, animals look like. Make a list of adjectives that you could use in your description next week. E.g. What do the leaves look like, feel like? What does it feel like when you walk through the leaves? Describe the squirrels? Bring in your list on Friday.

Topic: we have identified four leaves this week. Go on a leaf hunt and use the internet to identify the leaves you find. Can you find leaves we haven't found.

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Schartz and mrs Peacock
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Friday, 29 September 2017

Year 5 week ending 29.9.17

Year 5 week ending 29th September 2017

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and whole number, including decimals and order and compare the cost of items up to £1000.

Literacy – looked at how an episode in a story can be built up and written a plan for writing a new episode for the story.

Science – we have researched the main functions of spacesuits and labelled diagrams of them.

Humanities – we have created information posters about slavery in America.

Cross country – congratulations to all of our children in Trellech who took part in the cross country race this week – you all put in an amazing effort.

Expressive Art – we have looked at other significant American symbols that could be used on the American flag, such as the bald eagle and the White House.

 

 How you can help at home:

Numeracy – my maths homework has been set and is available from the 29th September to the 6th October.

Expressive arts – research what different the colours of different flags mean.  What is the international alphabet in flags and what is it used for?  What special purposes do flags serve?

Literacy – start thinking about plans for writing the new episode for This is NOT a Fairy Tale, particularly the dialogue you would like to include.

ICT – try using wordwrap around some American images.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.


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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 29.9.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recap sounds- ar, or, ay, air and oy.
Describing fruit and vegetables- what they look and taste like.

Numeracy- Partitioning numbers- 5,6 and 7.
Counting accurately.
Using a tally chart to collect information.

Welsh- Asking their peers what their favourite fruit is.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Practise sounds above.
Perhaps you could help your child to write a sentence to describe their favourite piece of fruit and vegetable.

Numeracy- Can you find 2 numbers that add up to 6, 7 and 8. Perhaps you could record your number sentences.

Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 3 Home learning w.e. 29.09.17

This week we have been

 

Numeracy – recognising lines of symmetry and reflective symmetry.

                          revisiting 2d shapes and their properties especially pentagons, hexagons and octagons.

 

Science – researching information about the planets.

 

Welsh – to write a sentence about ourselves.

 

Activities to try at home

 

Numeracy – my maths homework has been set this week focusing on symmetry.  Have a go at completing this at home.

 

Science – this week find out some interesting facts about the moon. 

 

Welsh – use your welsh placemat, which you should have stick in the front of your homework book, to write a paragraph about yourself; your name, where you live, how old you are, what you like and what you don’t like.

 

Have a good weekend. 

 

 

                           

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Year 6 w/e 29.9.17

This week we have been 

Maths- solving word problems involving multiplication and division 

Literacy- role playing our parodies 

Humanities- comparing Japan and Uk in terms of physical and human geography 

My maths activities have been set. Please also ensure you're learning your x tables too. This is vital for accuracy. 

Write your own parody for another story. How will you change it? Can you act it out? 

What else can you find out about Japan and Uk? You might want to compare their brands and products, or research the various festivals- how are they similar or different to ours? 

Keep reading and learning your spellings. 

Have a lovely weekend 
Miss. Williams 

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Home learning for Mr Green's class

Home Learning Autumn 2017

Week Commencing 25th September

 

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 practiced halving and doubling three-digit numbers. Use the doubling diamond and halving heart as shown:


                                           Double 462                    4   6   2

                                                                          800      120      4

                                                                                add these

                                                                                      924

                                                

                                          Halve 824                       8   2   4

                                                                            400    10     2

                                                                                add these

                                                                                      412


Equilaterals group can practice with odd numbers.


Could your child practice their x2, x3  x4, x5 and x10 tables please.

 

Topic:

We will be studying Canada this Autumn Term so your child can carry out any research/work they would like based on this topic.


Harvest Festival: Words will be sent home to practice over the weekend. I would appreciate them back in on Monday.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Year 2 week ending 22/9/17

What a lovely week we have had: swimming, Autumn walks, extra P.E. and our first recorder lesson! Next week is looking to be as busy with the Macmillan Coffee Morning at the end of the week. Unfortunately I am on a course next Friday so we will be doing recorders on Thursday. The children's homework has been amazing and our WOW board is nearly full! 

This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: retelling the story of the Creation, handwriting
Maths: ordering money, looking at all the different combinations of coins that can used to pay a certain amount, fact families, rapid recall of doubles.
Topic: Signs of Autumn, learning to hold the recorder, to blow SOFTLY down the recorder and play the note B and in ICT we have been discussing what information we can share and what information we can't share with people online. 

You can help by:
Literacy: Don't forget to read your home readers and practise your spellings. Your spellings came home last Monday and you will be tested on them a week later. You can practise them in your homework book or on paper. The homework books don't need to come into school until the following Monday when we will put your new spellings in them.  Next week  we will be making hedgehog rolls and writing instructions for them during Big write. Look at any cooking or baking recipes that you may have in the house and discuss how they are set out and what features you will want to include when you write your instructions. 
Numeracy: Continue to practice your doubles to 20. Can you remember the 8+8 or the 9+9 song we learnt last week? 
When your go out, ask your parents if you can pay for something they are buying. What coins will you use? Is there a different way you could pay for it? Do you need change and if so how much? There is also a good game on the top marks website - make sure you choose the counting option. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game
Topic: if you have a recorder at home practise playing the note B. Make sure you are blowing softly down the recorder and that you are covering the holes. (Thumb hole and first hole) Make sure your left hand is at the top and your right hand is at the bottom. We will be focusing on hedgehogs next week. Can your find out what they are doing during Autumn and whether they need protecting or not?

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Year 3 Home Learning 22.09.17

Literacy – writing a Thank you letter to Hilston Park.

Maths –adding a 2 digit number to a 1 digit number using partitioning.

Science – ordering the planets and learning their names using a mnemonic.

 

Activities to try at home

 

Literacy – we are focusing on our handwriting and presentation over the next few weeks in class.  We are beginning to learn to join our letters however this is tricky if we are not forming our letters correctly including tall and short letters.  Have a go at writing different sentences in your neatest handwriting.  Don’t worry about joining your letters, we will be learning this in class.  Also remember to include full stops and capital letters where needed.

 

Numeracy – my maths is set again this week, adding numbers using different methods.  At home you can have a go at adding two numbers together using the method we have been learning in class.  Partition the numbers into tens and units to add together and then add the tens and units together.

 For example 63 + 23 =      60 + 20 = 80     3 + 3 = 6      80 + 6 = 86

 

Science – decide on one of the planets and then research facts relating to the planet.  Bring in to use next week in class.

 

Remember to learn your spellings for the test on  Monday. 

 

 

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 22.9.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds- ar (star), air (fair).
Using adjectives to describe a favourite toy.
Drama- Role play in the forest.
Poems about Autumn using personification.

Numeracy- Finding different ways of making 5. Different ways of making 10p.

Science- Identifying various trees around the school.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy-Talk about the various animals and plants that you might see in the forest. Can you think of some words to describe them For eg. Scuttling woodlice, dancing leaves, swooping owls etc.

Numeracy- Use 5 objects, for eg. grapes, figures, pencils etc. Help your child to rearrange the objects. For eg 2+3=5  4+1=5. How many different ways can you do this? Record if you can and bring into school.

Humanities- Next week we will be completing a map of our journey to school. So can you encourage your child to be aware of some of the landmarks you pass on the way to school?

The children have made invitations for our school Macmillan Coffee Morning next Friday So.next week we will be delivering invitations to houses locally.
Don't forget your outdoor clothing for Forest School on Monday.
Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend.

Year Five Week Ending 22.9.17

This week we have been:

 

Maths- Looking at number Sequences and finding the rule in a series of numbers. Homework linked to this may be found on www.mymaths.co.uk ready for completion over the weekend.

 

Science- Using our research of the Planets we have created branching databases using our ICT skills.

Literacy- We have continued our study of Jeremy Strong this week and completed some drama activities in preparation for writing our own episode next week which will include dialogue.

 

Welsh- We have been reading text and creating story maps to help us develop our own writing when describing ourselves.

 

Humanities: We have drawn the American Flag and researched the meaning behind the stars and stripes. In readiness for next week’s work in Humanities record what Freedom means to you.

 

Well Done on your achievements during our Playmaker Leader training on Thursday- you all worked extremely hard.

Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Maunder & Mrs Peacock

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Home Learning Mr Green

ome Learning Autumn 2017

Week Commencing 18th September

 

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:

Your child has been given a MY Maths Username and Password to access the activities that have been set for them online. I will set this during the week and can be handed in at any time for checking.

We have been looking at x and dividing numbers by 10 and 100.

 

Could your child practise their x2, x3 and x4 tables as some have forgotten due to the Summer Holidays J

 

Topic:

We will be studying Canada this Autumn Term so your child can carry out any research/work they would like based on this topic.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Year Two week ending 15th September

Hello and welcome to Year Two. We will endeavour to write this blog every Friday but, like this week, there might be the odd occasion when it gets written on Saturday morning! The class have settled really quickly into Year Two and we are really impressed with their behaviour, listening skills and how hard they work. At the moment the class have P.E. on Monday and swimming on Wednesdays. I will update you on this blog should this change. On Fridays we will have class music and this year the children will be learning the recorder. We have recorders at school but you are welcome to use one from home. Indeed it would be great if the children could practise at home from time to time. 

This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: We have been looking at what makes Roald Dahl's writing style so special and individual, and writing warning posters about the enormous crocodile in his style. Choose your favourite Roald Dahl character and look at how he has described them. Did he use made up words? Did he add suffixes (tious, cious) to the verbs or describing words? Did he use any similies? Did he use alliteration? 
Numeracy: We have been learning about Place Value and looking at how many tens there are in  2 and 3 digit numbers. We have also been practising measuring to the nearest cm. I have noticed that a lot of the children need to learn their doubles to 20. Most can work out the answers but need to be able to recall them rapidly. Please help your child to learn 2+2 = 4, 3+3= 6, 4+4= 8, 5+5=10, 6+6= 12, 7+7= 14, 8+8=16, 9+9=18 and 10+10=20. There are many different ways to do this from writing them down, to reciting. This week we have been playing a game called 'Ping Pong'. Ask your child to explain it to you.  One of my favourite websites has a great game to practise Place value. Just click on this link:https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts 
This is a good game to practise all number bonds to 10 and does include some doubles:http://www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html
Topic: Our topic this term is "Nature Protectors". The children chose the topic and have come up with some fantastic ideas of where they want their learning to go. We have started to look at the habitats around our school and are beginning to look at how they will change as Autumn takes hold. The children are very keen to look at animals and how Autumn affects them. Over the weekend or during next week, take a walk that you often take and make a note of the changes that are happening. What is happening to the trees? What about the temperature? Do you need a coat? Can you see any animals and what are they doing? You might not see any animals but are there any signs of animals? What about fruit trees or bushes? Make a list of the changes you see. 

We now have a homework board so please task your child to take care with their presentation so that it can be displayed. Well done to those children who have already completed homework. I'm impressed by your enthusiasm. 
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz and Mrs Peacock
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Year 5 week ending 15.9.17

This week we have been learning to:

 

Literacy – we have begun our unit of work on Jeremy Strong with the story "This is NOT a Fairy Tale" and have written marvellous medicines to make a class book on Roald Dahl day.  Some very strange ingredients were used!

 

Numeracy – we have been reinforcing our numeracy skills this week by multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 and then applying these in context.  We also used our measuring skills to read scales and create marvellous medicines.

 

Science - we have begun our topic of space, learning about the order and scale of the planets and comparing such things as atmosphere and time to orbit the sun.


IClT - we have been using Word and learning about it's different features.


Welsh - the children have been completing their baseline by describing themselves and then extending their descriptions.


P.E - all the children have begun to create their American themed dance.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Maths - homework has been set using our online system of MyMaths. Please come and see us if you need a reminder of your log in details and password.


Literacy - we would like the children to create a fact file about Jeremy Strong.  This can be presented in any way you prefer, with or without ICT, for example a mind map, poster, powerpoint, leaflet etc.  Things to consider when writing the fact file are when he was born, where he lives, previous jobs he has done, books he has written, what his inspiration for writing is etc.


Humanities - the children have expressed an interest in learning about American black history.  As we try to give the children ownership of their learning we are going to begin this aspect of American history next week, beginning with slavery.  Please be assured that this will be done sensitively and with age appropriate resources.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Peacock.

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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 15.09.17

A great second week in Year 3 with a fantastic day to round off the week at Hilston Park.  Amazing team work Year 3.  Next week we have agreed we would like to write letters to say thank you to Tom, Rick and James for thinking of such fun activities for us to do during our visit, so can you write down some of the things you enjoyed doing during the day in you homework so we can write and say thank you. Maybe you could decide which was your favourite part of the day.

In maths this week we have been looking at place value and then using coins to show place value of £s and pence and changing it into pennies and then changing pennies into £s and pence.  Write down different 3 digit numbers in pennies and then convert into £s and pence,  show the number of £s, 10p and 1p for each number for example
345p = £3.45 = £1, £1, £1 + 10p, 10p, 10, 10p + 1p, 1p, 1p,1p, 1p

In science we have begun to look at Space.  We have created a mind map showing what we already know and then thought of things we would like to find out.  Using books or the internet begin researching the planets - how many there are, what their are names, how far away from Earth they are.  Write your information in your Homework book.

Find out some interesting facts about Mexico - what language do they speak, what currency do they use?  what traditional food dishes do they eat?  

Hope you have a lovely weekend. 
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Year 1 Home learning W/E 15.9.17

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds ay (as in play), ar as in (car, star). Recap ee, igh ow (snow), oo (zoo) and oo (book).

Invitations and posters to advertise Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Making cards and book marks with the theme of Roald Dahl.

Numeracy- Correct letter formation- 1-20, Sequencing numbers in right order, saying which numbers come before and after.

Science- Looking for signs of Autumn.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Practise sounds above. Perhaps write a simple sentence to include an ay  and ar sound.

Numeracy- Practise number formation.
Write numbers 7  2  11  6 on a piece of paper. Which number comes first? Last? Which numbers comes in between? Which number comes after 5? Which number comes before 7?

Just a reminder, Forest School starts Monday18th Sept.
Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Dosbarth Mr Green

Home Learning Autumn 2017

Week Commencing 11th September

 

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:

Your child has been given a MY Maths Username and Password to access the activities that have been set for them online. I will set this during the week and can be handed in at any time for checking.

Currently we are working on Place Value so I have set a few tasks this week.

 

Could your child practise their x2, x3 and x4 tables as some have forgotten due to the Summer Holidays J

 

Topic:

We will be studying Canada this Autumn Term so your child can carry out any research/work they would like based on this topic.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Year 6 w/e 8.9.17

Welcome to a busy first week back , I hope you've enjoyed your summer break.

The children have chosen to study Japan as their topic this term, with the possibility of comparing it to another country further down the line. We have looked at the basic information and facts about Japan so far but there is so much to look at- we are all very excited.

We have started to look at Japanese symbols and writing our names, starting to think about our own Japanese inspired designs.

Next week is Roald Dahl day on Wednesday so work activities will be based around that. Please feel free to come dressed as your favourite character or in yellow- a letter has gone home. Big write for next week is a RoaldDahl biography which you have been given so you will need to do some research.

We will be swimming on a Tuesday starting next week so please bring your kit and letters in if you haven't already done so.

Please ensure you are learning your xtables as we will have a test every Friday- recall needs to be quick and confident in and out of order.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams
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Year 3 Home Learning W/E 08.09.17

Year 3 have had a busy week back in school and are settling into life in Key stage 2 fantastically.

 

The children voted to study Mexico for our country this term and are already very excited about it – I was surprised when many of the children came in this morning to tell me all about the earthquake.   We have started to think of what we would like to find out about Mexico and what we would like to learn by the end of the topic. 

 

We also discussed having mini topics during the term where the children would have the opportunity to research a country of their own choice so we are going to try and include this later in the term.

 

On Wednesday next week we are celebrating Roald Dahl day when we will be completing activities relating to books written by the author.  Have a think this weekend what you might like to do in class.

 

We will be starting to learn our 3 and 4 times tables next week alongside revisiting 2, 5 and 10 so have a go this weekend – remember it’s not just saying them in order but recalling them out of order and using different language e.g. 2 lots of 3.

 

If you haven’t already please return your Hilston Park slip to school as soon as possible, Thank you.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year Five Week Ending 8th September 2017

It has been a busy first week and the children have settled in to Year Five very well.

The children have chosen the topic of America for their studies this term. At home please research the major cities and their location in readiness for our Humanities work.

As part of PE lesson this week we looked at different styles of American dance. Please select a style or piece of music you would like to use to develop a dance in our PE Lessons. You need to share this in class to help everyone choose a piece to develop.

Next Wednesday is Roald Dahl Day, we will complete work associated with his work.  You may like to find out about Roald Dahl and his books. Which is your favourite book and why? If you would like to join us in dressing up in yellow or as a character (A costume that you may already have…there is no need to buy items).

We are focussing on the work of Jeremy Strong in the coming weeks during literacy. If you have any titles and wish to share in class please do so.

Mrs Peacock & Mrs Maunder. 

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