Friday, 25 May 2018

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 25.5.18

We have had a lovely creative week learning all about the composer- Wagner.
We have found out about his interesting life and why he began to compose.
In particular, we identified the instruments that were played during The Ride of The Valkyries' and created our own compositions. We created sketches whilst listening to the music which was very interesting. Today we performed a dance to the rest of the school and afterwards evaluated our performance.

Have a lovely Break and hopefully the sunshine will come back for you to do lots of fun things.
Thank you for your support.

Year 5 week ending 25.5.18

We have had a wonderful week in school focussing on the piece of music "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg.  Inspired by this piece of music we have created our own mythical creatures out of clay, composed rhythmical music, made factfiles about Edvard Grieg, drawn settings and converted them into story boards and created power points about Norwegian instruments.  The work the children have produced has been fabulous - hopefully you have managed to see some of this during the week on Twitter.

Over half term we would like the children to pick their own piece of classical music - this can be anything from the theme tune to E.T to Beethoven.  Using their own ideas any of the ideas we have focussed on this week, we would like the children to create something they can bring in / show / perform in school based on their piece of music.  This can be a dance, piece of art, sculpture, poem, story to name but a few!

Monday the 4th June is a training day for children and Tuesday the 5th June we will going on the playmakers conference. Please make sure the children have suitable kit, a packed lunch, hat, suncream and plenty of water.  A coat would also be useful as we will be outside all day.

Have a lovely half term.
Mrs Maunder.
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Thursday, 24 May 2018

year 2 week ending 25/5/18

This week we have been working really hard. Our work has nearly all been inspired by the piece, Hoedown by Aaron Copland. The children have listened to it carefully, watched the ballet, researched facts about Copland, written a biography of him, created artwork inspired by the wild west, composed a piece of music in the style of Copland and created a dance. 
you can help at home:
Maths: I have set two new mymaths activities. 
Literacy/Topic: To prepare for your presentations after half term

Have a lovely half term. 
From the Year 2 team 
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Friday, 18 May 2018

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 18.5.18

This week we have been learning

Maths - looking at the relationships between multiplying and dividing 
Literacy - creating a fact file about dragon using information researched on HWB
Science - learning about healthy and unhealthy foods and keeping healthy 
Expressive Arts - creating a new Harry Potter crest.

Activities to try at home

Science - keep a food diary over the weekend - colour code your diary using a key showing different types of food you eat e.g. green for fruit and vegetables, red for sweets and chocolates.  Which colour features the most in your diary?  Along side your diary keep a record of the exercise you do over the weekend. e.g. 30 minutes playing in the park, 20 minutes riding your bike. How much exercise have you done this weekend?

Maths - have a go at the mymaths set this week looking at problems with multiplying and dividing.  Write some fact families for different sums using the 3 and 4 times table e.g. 3 x 4 = 12, 4 x 3 = 12, 12 ÷ 3 = 4, 12 ÷ 4 = 3

Next week I will be sending home information about the presentations for the children.  The children will each complete a short presentation to the class on a topic of their own choice.  The presentations can be in any media and they don't have to use ICT.  All presentations will take place after half term.

Have a lovely weekend.  

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Year 5 week ending 18.5.18

Year 5 week ending 27th April 2018

After our wonderful time at Viney Hill, we have hard at it back at school this week.

Literacy – we have analysed film clips, written an article about Harry Potter and written descriptions about wizards.

Numeracy – we have been using our skills of area, perimeter, justifying, trial and improvement, organising and interpreting and solving to design a football village for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Science – we have created posters about the different food groups and the functions of them.

Technology – we have begun researching different types of wands in readiness for designing and making our own wands.

Sports day – we have been practising the different races that we will participating in for sports day.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy – the children will have been given a perimeter investigation to carry out.  Please think logically about the method you are going to use to carry this out, remembering our skill of organisation.

Literacy – look for short, powerful articles in local or national newspapers. Cut them out and  analyse the style of writing (first person/past tense/quotes/openers/connectives etc).  We will be working on more pieces of journalism for The Daily Prophet and these skills will be vital.

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.

Science – we would like the children to keep a food diary over the course of several days, noting down which food groups they are using.

Personal presentations – all the children will be giving a 5 minute personal presentation to the class in the week commencing the 11th June.  The presentation can be on any topic that they are interested and they are more than welcome to bring in artefacts relevant to their presentation.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Evans

 


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Y6 w/e 18.5.18

This week we have been

Comparing emotions/ feelings/ setting between the start of a Harry Potter book and film clip and then writing a journalistic blog post about this.

Finding the nth term and solving problems about the Royal Wedding

Identifying and labelling different organs in our body and their job

Designing our own Harry Potter house flag designs

You can help at home by

Look at the role of the veins, arteries and capillaries etc what do they do? How do they work?

Have a practice of the nth term- can you create your own sequences for someone to solve?

You should have taken your designs home to finish if they aren't already finished. They need to be coloured too.

Please remember to bring the Gilwern letters in by Monday so I can confirm numbers.

App Hack starts again next week for our final sprint before the final launch.

Please make sure suncream, hats and water bottles are in school next week.

Enjoy the sunshine
Miss. Williams

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Year 1 Home learning W/E 18.5.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Split sounds- i-e  o-e  u-e  a-e
Sentence construction.

Numeracy- Different ways of collecting data.
Researching facts about Big Ben.
Analysing data.

Humanities- Family tree of the Royal Wedding.
We have had a fabulous fashion show this morning where the children showed off their beautiful hats and fascinators ready for the Royal Wedding. The children looked chic, serene and exquisite.

How to help your child at home

Next week we having a creative musical week. We are going to be studying the composer- Wagner. So if the children can bring a few facts in about this composer, that would be great.

Enjoy the sunshine.


week ending 18th May

This week we have been busy making hats for the Royal Wedding, making our contraptions to save an egg when it is dropped from a height, discussing why it did or didn't work, reading and understanding train timetables, ordering and comparing 3 digit numbers and much more . 
Next week is our expressive arts week. All our work will be inspired by Copland's Hoedown from his ballet Rodeo. If you have a cowboy hat you are welcome to bring it in next Friday. 
You can help at home by:
Literacy/ Topic: Continue to prepare for your presentation. Don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 
Maths: I have set two new tasks on mymaths. Continue to practise your timetables - 2,5,10 then 3s and 4s. (But only if you can rapidly recall your 2,5 and 10)
Have a lovely weekend, 
Year 2 Team




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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Reception Week Ending 18 - 05 -18

This year is flying by! This week in…

 

Maths: We’ve been doing lots of measuring and comparing. We investigated which of Miss Wilson’s cups holds the most water so she will know which one is the best to bring to school. We estimated how many cups of water it would take to rescue our rubber duck friend from the bottom of a bucket and worked on reading tally charts. Then we measured and counted out ingredients for a potion which turned green and fizzed. To help your child at home you could experiment and see which one of your cups holds the most water.

 

Literacy: In literacy this week the children have been working hard on their reading and writing in their Read Write Inc groups. In place of Big Write tomorrow we will be learning some Welsh nursery rhymes. Please continue to read together at home.

 

Creative Development: The children have finished off the most amazing hats in preparation of our royal wedding fashion show and picnic on Friday. They have also freehand painted some magnificent red London buses using acrylic and watercolour paints.

 

Physical Development: This week we combined our gymnastics with some yoga on the lawn. We practiced our breathing and holding different poses. Next week we will begin to practice for sports day.

 

Welsh: We are growing confident with using “Wyt t’in hoffi?” (Do you like?) and are learning a variety of hobbies in Welsh (gardening, swimming, football, cooking).

 

Next week is a creative music week based on the BBC ten-pieces which means there will be no formal maths or literacy. I gave the children a choice between Vivaldi – Four Seasons and John Williams – Star Wars Theme Song and Star Wars won by a vast majority. Next week we will be doing lots of space themed art, drama, music and all things Star Wars!

 

Your homework for this weekend is to make sure to spend some time as a family and get out in the sunshine J.

Thank you for all of your support at home and for sending in newspapers and crafty bits for our hats. See you next week!

Miss Wilson

 

P.S. If anyone has a Darth Vader costume or a Busby hat they could send in for drama next week it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

 

 

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 11.5.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- facts about the Artist- LS Lowry.
Facts about The Gherkin.
Finding the odd word out.
Writing a diary entry about being ill.

Numeracy- Block graphs and interpreting data.

Creative- Making hats and fascinators.

Welsh- Beth wyt ti'n wneud? (What are you doing?)

Science-Friction

How to help your child at home-

Numeracy- Next week we will be looking at 1/4, 1/2 and whole turns. Also clock- wise and anti-clockwise directions.

Literacy- Can you write down 2 facts about Big Ben?
Can you underline the odd word out?

skip  jump  walk  read

watch look sleep

happy angry annoyed

Thank you, enjoy the weekend.






Thursday, 10 May 2018

Year 2 week ending 11th May

This week we have been learning:

Literacy: We have been researching facts about the underground and will be writing a fact file on the Underground on Friday (11/5/18). 
Numeracy: We have been practising our times tables and have looked at how data is represented in tally charts and in bar charts. We have drawn our own bar charts very carefully. 
Topic: We have been completing our newspaper art (see display outside our classroom on parents evening), have been designing contraptions to put an egg in to stop it from breaking when we drop it, learning verbs in Welsh so that we can say what we like doing.

You can help at home by:

Literacy: After half term the children will be given the opportunity to do a presentation in front of the class. It can be about anything to do with London.For example: a famous Londoner, a Landmark, a London event, historic event. The children will need to research carefully and think about how they are going to do their presentation. Will they use a powerpoint or pictures to illustrate their presentation? (Please encourage your child not to read off the powerpoint! It should be used to illustrate the points they are making.) They might want to learn it by memory or they may want to use cue cards. Help them to practise their presentation encouraging them to speak clearly and use eye contact. 

Numeracy: You will find two new activities on the mymaths website. Keep practising your flashcards and timetables. 

Topic: Next week we will be making and decorating wedding hats, made out of newspaper,  to wear in a fashion show. Create a design of what you want your hat to look like. 

Wednesday is our show and tell day. I have been encouraging the children to only bring in things which relate to our topic, London. 
Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Schartz and the Year 2 team
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Friday, 4 May 2018

Year 5 week ending 3.5.18

Week ending 4th May 2018
Year 5 have been busy this week with their performance and the tests!  Well done to them all and we hope you enjoyed the show.  There are lots of talking home learning options this week.
In Science, we have started a new topic of Healthy Eating.  We completed a KWL grid (what we Know, what we Want to know and what have we Learned).  The children all knew some information about what makes a healthy diet but it would be helpful if you could support at home further. Please take time to discuss what healthy options you take at home and perhaps raise awareness of how foods can be packaged and labelled. 
In English we will be starting to explore Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  It would be great to talk about how the film and book start a bit differently ready for our lessons after Viney Hill as this will help them with their first few writing tasks.
In readiness for their outdoor education trip, it would be really helpful for the children to consider their own behaviour, how to support others and if they have any personal goals they would like to set for themselves.
Enjoy the weekend and hopefully the sun will shine!
Mrs Evans and Mrs Maunder
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Year 3 Home learning w.e. 04.05.18

Year 3 children have been amazing this week completing their National Tests.  They were also very excited to find out about our new topic; Platform 9 ¾

This weekend have a think about what your child would like to learn/do during the last weeks of term.  If you have any objects/books etcs we could use for our topic then please send them in.

 

Have a lovely long weekend, hopefully the sun will start shining.

 

 

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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 4.5.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Finding totals and giving change.
Counting in 5's.
Using a tally to collect data.

Literacy- Sounds u-e (huge), a-e (make).
Writing a persuasive letter to MCC about getting rid of plastic milk bottles.
Using a dictionary to find specific words.

Humanities-Writing facts about The Shard and Tower Bridge. (We have found out some interesting facts).
Discussing plastic pollution and what we can do about it.

Science- Describing how things move and what force is used.

How to help your child at home
Literacy- Can you use a dictionary to find letters beginning with e,  a and p? Can you order these letters? Can you write down an object that begins with e, a and p?
Can you find 2 facts about The Gherkin?

Numeracy- All week we have been completing a tally chart to see how many vehicles pass the school in the afternoon, (15mins). It's very interesting to see the traffic slows down when they see 26 little high vis jackets with clip boards!. Perhaps on the weekend, your child could do their own simple survey in the car. For example, can you help them to record in a tally and count in 5's. The children are getting really good at this.

We have talked about getting rid of plastic milk bottles in school and the children are really concerned and enthusiastic about improving our planet. I have asked the children to think about something at home that they could stop using to reduce plastic waste.
Also next week we are going to design and make hats ready for the royal wedding. If you have any newspaper that we can recycle, any old headbands, please could you bring them in.

Thank you enjoy the bank holiday

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Year Two week ending 4/5/18

I have been so impressed by the class this week. They have worked so hard and thoroughly deserve a break this weekend. It looks like the weather is going to be gorgeous so their only homework is to get outside, have fun and run around. If you're running the Devauden 5K on Monday, I'll see you there! 
Next week we will be continuing our work on the Underground but will also be making newspaper hats to celebrate the Royal Wedding. If you have any spare newspapers we would be very grateful. Please could you remind your children to bring their recorders in on Wednesdays. 
Enjoy the sun,
Mrs Schartz and the Year 2 team
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Year 6 w/e 4.5.18

The children have been fantastic this week with the National tests, they really did their best.

We have started to plan some ideas for our new topic 'Platform 9 3/4' looking at the four core purposes and six areas of learning.

Don't forget presentations start next week, remember to ensure you are confident about the topic and speak clearly and loudly.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss. Williams
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