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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