Friday, 30 March 2018

Year Two week ending 30th March

We have had such a busy week preparing for our Afternoon Tea. We were so proud of all their hard work and their brilliant performances. What a way to end the term and our topic!

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: To research facts about Lewis Carroll and use them to write a biography of him. 
Numeracy: To add halves and quarters (of sandwiches), to work out profits and to double and halve quantities of ingredients
Topic: Practise and prepare for a performance

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Continue to read as much as possible either on your own or with parents or siblings. If you have younger siblings, read their bedtime story to them. 
Numeracy: I have set some mymaths activities to help. If you want to practise your targets from your reports, just log onto mymaths with the school login details but don't put your individual login details in. Then you can choose any activity which fits your target. (Log in details: Trellech, mymaths)
Topic: Our new topic for next term is London. This is a huge topic and we would like the children to think about what they would to learn about within the topic. Would they like to look at the history, geography, the cultural diversity, the transport etc. make a list and bring it into school to share with the class. 

Most importantly, have lots of fun and rest over the Easter Holidays and we will see you in April! 
Mrs Schartz x
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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Y6 w/e 29.3.18

We have had a busy week!
We enjoyed our trip to St Fagans on Monday and enjoyed finding out about school life during that time. The children also completed their cycling level 1 training, notification of who were successful will be passed onto me in the next few weeks.

We have been helping Foundation Phase prepare for their Afternoon tea parties also by folding napkins into fans and making chocolate Easter nest cakes.

The children have also started to watch the Oliver Twist musical dvd to compare with the novel- identifying similarities and differences.

After Easter we will be practicing lots for the National tests, looking at different strategies and methods as well as our Ks2 assembly.

Please learn your words for both the Oliver songs and your script. All lines should be learnt by the time we get back as we will be wanting to focus on expression, acting and positioning.


Have a lovely Easter and enjoy the break before another manic term!
Miss. Williams

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Year 5 week ending 29.3.18

Year 5 week ending 29th March 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been exploring the maths involved in Easter eggs such as best value, range and mean.

Literacy – we have written reports based on our trip to St Fagan's.

Science – we have investigated the different parts of the eye and their functions.

Humanities – we had a wonderful trip to St Fagan's on Monday, enjoying a lesson as Victorian children.  Thank you so much for the wonderful costumes – the children looked amazing!

Welsh –  we have begun reading the book "Mynd yr ysgol".

How you can help at home:

Numeracy / literacy – after Easter we will begin preparing for the national numeracy and reading tests.  Please use the link below to practice.

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/numeracy-sample-materials/?lang=en

http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/reading-sample-materials/?lang=en

Swimming – we will have one more week of swimming after the Easter holidays on the 18th April. 

Spellings – please encourage the children to practice their spellings, in particular writing them in sentences in their homework books to show their understanding of the words.

Key Stage Two assembly – we will begin rehearsing after the holidays so please practice your lines, ensuring they are clear and projected for all to hear.

Humanities – research different objects used by the Victorians, pick one and try making a 3D replica of your favourite one.

Thank you for all your hard work and support this term.  Have a relaxing and happy Easter.

Mrs Maunder.


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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Year Two week ending 23/3/18

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: Finishing stories, reading comprehension
Numeracy: measuring length and capacity
Topic: Practising our performance for Afternoon Tea, Painting a canvas to sell to our parents at the Afternoon tea, Creating Welsh menus

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Continue to practise your reading and spellings. Next week we will be writing a biography of Lewis carroll. Find some interesting facts which you can use in your biography. 
Numeracy: there are two new mymaths activities to complete. If you have any problems with mymaths please let me know.
Topic: Practise your words or your instrumental piece for the Afternoon tea.

We are looking forward to seeing you at next week's Afternoon tea. Could you help your child to practise their words or their piece. As part of our topic work and Numeracy, we will be selling the children's art work to raise money for the FP outside area. They have all painting a canvas incorporating their work on Van Gogh and Alice in Wonderland. They are looking beautiful. Next week the children will be working out how much to sell them for and how much profit they might make. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz
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Friday, 23 March 2018

Year 5 week ending 23rd March 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – calculate the mean, median, mode and range of sets of data and how to find fractional quantities.

Literacy – we have analysed the features of play scripts and have written our own play scripts based on chapter 10 of Street Child.

Science – we have investigated the different parts of the eye and their functions.

Humanities – we examined a picture of Victorian Welsh children working in a mine.  From there we wrote down questions we would like to ask and then researched the answers to those questions.

Welsh –  we have begun learning about Victorian artefacts using Welsh vocabulary.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy – the children have been given a sheet asking them to calculate the mean of different sets of data.  Remember – you add then divide for the mean (think of the song!)

Science – Use the equipment to investigate how a beam of light is reflected from a mirror. Trace the path of the light beam onto a piece of paper, drawing the light source and mirror in their correct positions.


1. What do you notice about the direction of the beam striking the mirror, and the direction of the reflected beam?

2. What happens to the angle of the reflected beam if you move the mirror?

3. What happens if you use a different material as a mirror? Black paper: White paper:

 3a. Why do you think you get these results?


Literacy – next week we will be writing reports.  What are the features of a report? Try writing a report about an activity you have done recently.

Swimming – we have swimming again on Wednesday so please ensure kit is in school. 

St Fagan's – please don't forget that we have our Key Stage 2 trip to St Fagan's on Monday 26th March.  We will be leaving as soon as registration is finished and will be back by the end of the school day.  Remember – no uniform please, come dressed as a Victorian child!

Spellings – all children have new spellings for this week and will be tested on them on Tuesday 27th March.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder.


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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 23.3.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Using different types of punctuation.
Understanding when we use capital letters and identifying letter names.
Writing menus for our Afternoon Tea.
Story maps.

Numeracy- Continue to recognise o'clock and half past times.
Creating our own clocks.
Counting in 2's and 5's

Creative- Using pastels to create Going to the Match by Lowry.
Making Easter cards and a little decoration.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps you could write a statement about Alice in Wonderland and a question.

Numeracy- Next week we will be looking at volume so have a little look at anything you have at home that is measured in litres or millilitres.

Look forward to seeing you all next week for the Afternoon Tea. have a lovely weekend. (Year 1- 28.3.18 at 1.30)

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 19/3/18

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 carried out work on the types of questions that have been included in past Procedural tests for year 4 so pupils have add a chance to express any difficulties they may have. The main stumbling blocks have been reading the questions carefully and reading scales. We will carry out more of this work but could your child practise reading weighing scales, thermometers, etc.

 

Expressive arts/poetry

Year four pupils will be taking part in a ‘Keep Wales Tidy’ and ‘Campaign for the protection of rural Wales’ joint competition based on plastic waste and the damage it causes. You could alos think about what the world would be like without plastics. Our Eco-committee will be raising awareness of this in our assembly on  March 22nd. Entries can be a poster with no text included or a poem. Extra points will be given for originality!This can be carried out over the Easter Holidays and is due in by the end of May.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Year 5 week ending 16.3.18

Year 5 week ending 16th March 2018
This week we have been learning to:
Numeracy – we used smarties to investigate probability.
Literacy – we have continued reading Street Child, focusing on Jim's feelings and creating a wanted poster
Science –We concluded our experiment – How light affects the size of a shadow
Humanities – we created a persuasive poster, persuading other people to play with a Victorian toy
Welsh – we have read the poem Noson tan gwyllt, creating our own poem about fireworks
ICT – we are creating a timeline of Victorian inventions adding hyperlinks to the pictures
 How you can help at home:
Literacy – Write a prediction of what you think will happen to Jim now that he has escaped.
Numeracy –My Maths has been set on the topic of probability.
Science –Have a look at your shadow outside. Find out and measure when your shadow is the biggest.
Humanities – Find out as much as you can about your favourite Victorian invention.
Art – Create your own William Morris drawing.
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Friday, 16 March 2018

Year Two week ending 16th March 2018

This week we have been learning about:

Literacy: The main features of a myth and how to retell a story
Numeracy: dividing by sharing and grouping, relating division to multiplication
Topic: Eid party, word processing our menus for the Afternoon party in both Welsh and English, creating bar charts to display the results of our science investigation.

You can help at home by: 

Literacy: Keep reading your book and practising your spellings. There was a little glitch with the spellings this week and some of the children didn't go home with new spellings. If your child didn't go home with spellings they were either one, two, three, four, five, six, seven or eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen. We are practising numbers over the next couple of weeks and i will add in shapes next term. The children will be tested on Tuesday. 

Numeracy: The children have made a good start at dividing and we will be continuing next week. It has become apparent with this work that the children, on the whole, cannot rapidly recall their times tables. We will be having a weekly times tables test from next week so really practise your 2,5 and 10 times tables. The following link will take you to some times tables games.https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables The daily 10 game looks a brilliant resource. 

Topic: We will be spending the next couple of weeks preparing for our Afternoon tea, our performance and learning about Easter. Your work this week is to learn your lines and the Alice in Wonderland poem which was sent home. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Schartz
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Y6 w/e 16.3.18

This week we have been


Comparing characters in Oliver Twist

Approximating and estimating with prices and checking our answers

Recording our group book review discussions in Welsh

Finding out about rural crime and how it can be prevented

Choreographing a dance sequence in pairs and developing accuracy with ball passing skills 

Writing our conclusions for our science experiment 

Story-mapping the life of Florence Nightingale

Music collaboration with Y3


Your Big Write for next week is-


Create a job advert poster for one of Fagin's employees. What type of skills will the person need? What type of personality will they need to have? What jobs will they have to do? etc How can you make it appealing for people to apply?


You will need your bike in full working order and of good size, along with your helmet in school on Monday. You will be split into 2 groups- 1 for am and 1 pm 


Start to think about your poster design for the rural crime prevention project. Remember it is about the effects that off road biking have on rural areas. It is of portrait size and should mostly be of pictures. 


When you go shopping, estimate and approximate how much the total will be. Were you correct? You may also like to look in catalogues or websites and choose some items that you would like. Roughly estimate how much it will cost. Were you close? 


Keep learning your xtables and revising methods covered as a lot of you still need reminding. 


Don't forget your sponsorship for the Sport Relief mile. 


Start to listen to and learn the words for- Consider yourself and Food glorious food from Oliver 


Have a lovely weekend

Miss. Williams 

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 16th March 2018

This week we have been

 

Literacy – writing a non-chronological report on horses

Numeracy – finding missing numbers in addition sums and learning about fractions of shapes

Welsh – asking Wyt ti’n hoffi? and answering Dwi’n hoffi ………… achos ………….. or Dw i ddim yn hoffi ……….. achos …………..

Science – learning about shadows.

 

Activities to try at home

Literacy

Create a non-chronological report about your favourite animal – see if you can remember to features.  Bring in and show me next week.

 

Numeracy

Try this game on the BBC website finding missing numbers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/addition_and_subtraction/play/popup.shtml

 

The following website might help with the understanding of fractions of shapes

 

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4593

 

(please note both of the above websites need flash to play.)

 

Science

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtml

 

Play the game on the website above to learn about shadows and light.

 

Don’t forget spelling test and 3 / 4 times tables test on Monday. Have a good weekend.

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Year 1 Home learning W/E 15.3.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds- ire, ear and ure.
Writing about the people who help us achieve something new. For eg. riding a bike, learning to swim etc.

Numeracy- Finding different ways of making 10p, 15p and 20p.
Making pocket watches to tell the time.

Humanities- St. Patrick and the Jewish celebration of Passover.


Creative- Use pastels to create Lowry drawings.

How to help your child at home

Literacy- Can you find a fact about Lowry and bring it in on Monday. We can put it on our lovely display.

Numeracy- If you bought an apple for10p, an orange for 2p and a banana for 4p. How much altogether, can you record your workings out?

Please could you help your child to learn their words for our Afternoon Tea and bring in their outfits on 26.3.18. Also could you ensure that you have purchased tickets via parent Pay.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 12/3/18

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 carried out work on telling the differences in time. We have used number lines to calculate. For instance how long does it take to get to a place if you leave home at 8:13 am and you arrive at your destination by 11.05? Firstly round to nearest hour so add 47 mins. Then count from the new time of 9am to 11am which gives you another 2 hours and then add on the next 5 mins. Total them up to give:  2 hours and 52 mins.

 

Topic:

Continue to research facts about the British Empire during the Victorian period.

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Year 2 week ending 9th March

This week we have been learning about

Literacy: writing up a science investigation
Numeracy: Multiplication using arrays, using our times tables to work out if we have enough seats for the Afternoon tea
Topic: taking part in an investigation to find out which material is the best to mop up spills at our afternoon tea, Eid, creating an Alice in Wonderland dance for our performance, starting to practise our performance. 

You can help at home by:

Literacy: Next week, in Big Write, we will be starting to write a story using a video as stimulus. We will write the story over two weeks and will focus on the beginning next week. Watch the video so that you are familiar with the story.https://www.literacyshed.com/dragonslayer.html

Numeracy: Keep practising your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. You will find two new mymaths activities. 

Topic: We have started practising our Afternoon Tea performance. You will have come home with a copy of the poem we will recite and next week there will be a few words coming home too. A few children have chosen to play their instruments - could you help them to choose a piece and let me know the name and the composer by the end of next week. 

Next week Mrs Fawcett will be hosting an Eid party for the class. You will have received a letter today about it. She has a list of those with dietary requirements. 
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Schartz



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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 9.3.18

This week we have been very busy catching up with activities including Eisteddfod and World Book Day.  The costumes were amazing today, thank you.

Activities we have been learning this week:
Literacy - designing a poster to advertise the book, Black Beauty
Maths - adding and subtracting multiples of 10 to amounts of money
Welsh - revisiting bwyd - food. 
Humanities - writing a fact file for Florence Nightingale. 

Activities to try at home:

Literacy - what words would you use to describe Black Beauty?  Create a character profile for Black Beauty to use in class next week.

Numeracy - mymaths is set this week, although not exactly the same as we were learning in class I have set addition and subtraction activities - even if you have already completed these have another go.  Also remember you have access to lots of games on mymaths so give them a go.
Humanities - find out why Florence Nightingale was called the Lady of the Lamp.  Create a timeline showing the events in her life.

Learn your spellings and your 3 and 4 times tables for your test on Monday.  Have a lovely weekend.  
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Y6 w/e 9.3.18

We have had a busy week between our rescheduled Eisteddfod and World Book Day! The children have worked really hard and produced some super work- well done to you all.

Our Big Write is carried over to next week also to allow the children to finish the work without rushing it. If you need any extra information or pictures then you have the week to do it!

We have been revising area and perimeter and volume this week- practice at home as there are still some confusions between them. Have a look for different objects around the house to measure and use.

Start listening to some of the Oliver songs as we will be learning these in the next few weeks for an assembly after Easter.

Please can all cycling letters be returned as soon as possible.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Williams



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Reception Week Ending 9/03/18

It’s been a busy week this week, as we were catching up after our two snowdays! The children did some amazing work for the Eisteddfod last week which included handwriting, writing stories, art based on the Tales of Wales, performing a Welsh counting song and bringing in some beautiful love spoons. We had our celebration on Tuesday afternoon with some children bringing home certificates. Thank you for all your support at home!

 

Literacy – This week in literacy the children have been continuing to develop their sound knowledge, reading and writing through Read Write Inc. We will also be discussing and writing about our favourite books for world book day. Please continue reading at home.

 

Maths – This week in maths we’ve been doing lots of work with money (1p-10p). This has included jumping on large coins to help us remember how much it is worth, sorting them into pots, counting money and even using real coins to pay for seeds and soil which the children have used to plant some plants for our new greenhouse. To support your child at home use coins in play with them; have them buy things from a pretend shop and practice sorting and counting change.

 

Creative development – This week the children have created some beautiful Mother’s Day cards. Some groups have also designed food flyers for our role-play shop which look great! They’ve also used the prices they know from our work with money on their flyers.

 

Physical Development – This week in PE the children have been working on smoothly changing directions in gymnastics. In ball skills they will be working on balancing, overtaking the ball and hand-eye coordination.

 

Welsh – The children have become quite confident with many food words and we are slowly adding in more. They are quite keen for Fridays new word!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Wilson

 

 

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 8.3.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Matching coins to specific amounts. Finding same value/different appearance.

Literacy- Sounds- ou, ir and oy. Using different types of punctuation.

Writing invitations for our Afternoon Tea.

Science- Sorting foods into 5 food groups.

Creative- Making Mother's Day cards.

How to help your child at home-

Numeracy- Have a pile of 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins. Can you make 10p? How many coins? Can you make it another way?  Repeat with other numbers. Record your answers. For eg.-  5p+2p+1p=8p.
Can you choose 3 different coins and add them together. How much altogether?

Literacy- Can you spot the mistakes? i want to trow the ball to my friend
(1 capital letter, 1 spelling mistake and full stop).

Happy Mother's Day. Have a lovely weekend.



Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week beginning 5/3/18

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 carried out work on telling the time.

Please use the set  Mymaths activities to revise.

 

Topic:

Begin to research facts about the British Empire during the Victorian period.

Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

 

 

 

 

 

Your children were absolutely brilliant in their class song for Eisteddfod J

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Friday, 2 March 2018

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 2.3.18

Well I hope you have been out and about enjoying the snow we have had over the past two days.

We haven't decided when to reschedule the Eisteddfod, however you can continue to sing the song and say the poem, especially the last verse.  (The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the recital can ensure they know the part they are saying)

Well done on the fantastic Welsh Love spoons you made during half term.  There were some amazing designs and it was very difficult to choose. The winner will be announced during the Eisteddfod. 

Activities you can have a go at this weekend.

If you have had the opportunity to have some fun in the snow and you took some pictures bring them into show the class next week.  

Who can make the funniest snowman?  Hopefully there will be some snow left tomorrow, have a go at making a funny snowman.  Take a picture and bring it into school to show next week. 5 house points for any snowman which makes me laugh.  

If you missed reading due to the school being closed for the snow then I will try and ensure I catch you up next week.  

Enjoy the rest of the weekend including the snow.  
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