Friday, 29 June 2018

Year 5 week ending 29.6.18






Its been a warm and busy week for Year 5

We have been costing out a trip to the Harry Potter studios, competing in the Community Challenge with Year 10 students from Monmouth Comprehensive, making wands, creating storyboards and learning how blood flows round the heart to name but a few!

Maths homework has been sent home, concentrating on the skill of budgeting with money.  Try to set your work out methodically, looking at different combinations of items that could be used in the party bags.

Keep learning your spellings for the upcoming spelling bee on Monday 9th July and try and get as many sponsors as possible.Image result for spelling bee

Reminder - the geocaching walk will take place on Thursday 5th July - please remember to return your permission slips.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Maunder.


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Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 29.06.18

This week we have been

 

Literacy – finishing our adventure stories about the Phoenix.

Presentations – learning about a variety of different topics through the presentations

Expressive Arts – designing, making and evaluating our wands

 

Activities to try at home

 

I have set mymaths homework looking at data handling and interpreting graphs.  This is an activity we use in many subjects across the curriculum including humanities and science so have a go at the home work.

 

Keep learning the spellings for the Spelling Bee on  Monday 9th July. 

 

If you haven’t given your presentation yet please make sure it is ready for next week – thank you. 

 

I am conscious that as a class we haven’t spent all the money raised last year in year 2 through the Grow a Pound.  We did spend some time earlier this year thinking of things we could buy however we had difficulty in agreeing, therefore next week I want the children to think of resources we can purchase ready for Yr4 – please discuss some ideas at home.  I don’t want the children to miss out on the money they worked so hard to raise.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

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Year 1 Home learning W/E 29.6.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Writing a story about The Gingerbread Man.
Sounds ir, er, ai and ear.
Writing a fact file about Trellech Church.

Numeracy- Arranging numbers in groups. Sharing numbers. Can we divide equally? Knowing that  2+2+2+2 is the same as 4x2

Humanities Learning about St Swithun's.

Creative- Painting pictures in the style of Lowry "Playtime", for Monmouth Show.

How to help your child at home.

Literacy- Can you find 2 facts about Harold Stones?
Practise spelling with the above sounds.

Numeracy- Sorting objects in to groups. Perhaps you could give your child a group of objects, (stones, biscuits, potatoes etc.). How many groups of 2?, 5 and 10?  Arrange 10 in groups of 2. How many groups of 2? So we have 2+2+2+2+2 =10 or 5x2=10. Repeat with other numbers.

Enjoy the weekend. Next week we will be visiting Harold Stones.

Year Two week ending 29th June 2018

This week we have been learning about:

Maths: Naming, describing and comparing 3D shapes
Literacy:Writing the opening for a fantasy story set in space and writing a story about Thomas Coram.
Forest school : making dream catchers and learning how to tie Knots. 

You can help at home by:

Maths:There are some fabulous games focusing on 3D shapes and their properties on the following website:https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/shape-position-and-movement
Literacy:Mrs Fawcett and Mrs Schartz ' Language and Literacy Group: Think about Planet Party and how you will describe it. Write down some ambitious adjectives and adverbs that you might want to use. Describe the rivers, mountains and fields. 
Forest School: You made some wonderful dream catchers but found knotting the wool quite difficult. Find some sticks at home and have a go making another dream catcher or a frame made out of 4 sticks. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Year 2 Team
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Home learning Dosbarth Mr green

Week beginning 25/6/18

Literacy:

 

 Spelling Bee

Please learn these spellings over the next week or so in readiness for our sponsored Spelling Bee

 

 

Thanks for your support

Mr D Green

 

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Year 5 week ending 22.6.18

Year 5 week ending 22nd June 2018

Literacy – we have been researching and creating factfiles about J.K.Rowling.


Numeracy – this week we have learnt about translations and reflections with shapes.


Science – we have focussed on the different organs in male and female bodies and the changes that take place during puberty during our SRE lessons.


P.E – we have now introduced the snitch into our quidditch lessons.


I.C.T - We have started to look at 'Geocaching' in ICT and I have set up a geocache in Forest School.  The children were very curious to know more about geocaching and how it began, how it works and where the missing 'trackable' has ended up. 


How you can help at home:

Numeracy – my maths has been set focussing on translations.  The following website will also help to explore this further. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/transformation/read/2/<redir.aspx?C=VWrYZLUSn6keU9vGuBwrmh3kEIbEAov9waY1SrgUkElAwe7-VtjVCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.bbc.co.uk%2fbitesize%2fks2%2fmaths%2fshape_space%2ftransformation%2fread%2f2%2f>


I.C.T – You can help your child buy logging into

https://www.geocaching.com/play/search<redir.aspx?C=BsUQJWQ4b8ETARIRXC1Bx3MzR1H38Ej8pkHk-9dqT8lAwe7-VtjVCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.geocaching.com%2fplay%2fsearch>  

and exploring the website with the.  The missing 'trackable' is called 'Horcrux on the Loose'.  They may be able to find out where it has gone!


Science / D.T – next week we will begin to make our wands.  If there is anything in particular that the children want to bring in to add to their wands, please ensure it is in school by Monday.


Monmouth Literary Festival – on Wednesday 27th June we will be going to the Savoy Theatre for a workshop with the author Cathy Farr.  Please ensure the children bring a packed lunch to eat back at school, a coat and that permission slips have been returned to us.


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.


P.E kit – please ensure all children have their P.E kit in school throughout the week, including trainers. 


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Evans.

 


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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 22.6.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Story writing.
Rhyming patterns
Poetry phrases about summer.

Numeracy- Subtraction by counting on.
Time.

Creative- Lowry paintings for Monmouth Show.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Can you research 2 facts about St. Nicholas Church in Trellech?

Numeracy- Subtracting 2 digit numbers.
20-18=  20-16=  22-19=  You do these sums by counting on from the lowest number.

Have a lovely weekend in the sunshine.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 22.06.18

This week we have been

 

Literacy – extended creative writing; writing a beginning and a middle to our own story about the phoenix

Maths – estimating and measuring using cm and m and beginning to convert measurements

Presentations

Science – looking after our teeth

 

Activities to try at home

 

Literacy – how is your story going to end – can you think of an interesting twist to the end of your story?

 

Maths – using a tape measure find a range of different things to measure around the house and outside.  Estimate how long you think it item is and then measure – were you close?  Record using cm or m.  Can you put the items in order from longest to shortest?

 

Expressive Arts – think about the materials you have chosen when designing your wand – gather any materials you would like to use from home and bring them into school next week as we will be making our wands.

 

If you still have your presentation to do then please make sure you are working on it.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

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week ending 22/6/18

This week we have been learning about:
Maths:we have been answering real life problems, choosing strategies and methods. 
Literacy: Looking at how authors describe settings in fantasy books
Topic:creating the London skyline at Forest school, Looking at how sources can give us information about the past, writing about our likes and dislikes in Welsh

You can help at home by:
Maths: There will be some new mymaths activities set
Literacy: Using your reading book or a book you are reading at home, search for descriptions of the setting. Make a list of interesting quotes describing the setting.
Topic:Go on the London fire website and choose an historic source. You will find several sources on the animation. What does this source tell us about how people lived in 1666? What does it tell us about the Great Fire of London? How reliable is it?

Have a lovely weekend, 
Mrs Schartz and the Year 2 team
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Friday, 15 June 2018

Y6 w/e 15.6.18

This week we have been

Creating performance poetry in pairs and groups
Solving maths problems
Finishing our designs for our bridges
Developing our Growth mindset pieces

Don't forget the Colorfoto trip to Cardiff on Wednesday. We will be leaving 9am and you need a packed lunch.

You will be starting to make your bridges on Friday so ensure you have any materials or resources you know you need or want

Please return your consent slips for the London trip if you haven't already done so.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams
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Year 5 week ending 15.6.18

Year 5 week ending 15th June 2018

Another busy week for us in Year 5 watching and listening to all the wonderful presentations.  Thank you for all the time and effort that was put into the them.

Literacy – we have written and videoed our performance poetry based on our own Harry Potter spells.

Numeracy – this week we have focussed on nets, being able to draw them and turn them into 3D shapes.  Owl post arrived in the classroom delivering Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans for us to design packaging for.

Science – we have been labelling the major bones of the human body.

P.E – we had a fabulous time learning the rules of quidditch and putting it into practice with our broom sticks.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy – my maths has been set focussing on nets.

Literacy – next week we will be finding out about J.K. Rowling.  In preparation, think of five questions you would like to ask her / find out the answers to through research in lessons.

I.C.T – we will be starting a project on treasure hunting (as we build up to hunting for a horcrux aka geocache in the next few weeks!).  Try creating a simple treasure hunt at home for someone to complete.  Think about writing clues and descriptions that could be used.

Sex and Relationship Education – we will be starting our lessons on sex and relationship education next week.  Please remember if you wish to withdraw your child from these lessons it needs to be in writing, addressed to the Governors of the school.

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.

P.E kit – please ensure all children have their P.E kit in school throughout the week, including trainers. 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Evans.

 


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Year 1 Home learning W/E 15.6.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds ew (stew),  er (letter).
Writing instructions using time connectives and bossy verbs.

Numeracy- Using a timer to record how long specific activities take. Analyse the data collected.
Programing a beebot to locate specific landmarks.
Coordinates.

Science Looking at different types of friction.

Creative- Creating the skyline of London.
Father's Day surprises.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Perhaps you could help your child to write a set of instructions about some thing they did at home. Don't forget to start with words like- First, Next, Then, After that, Finally etc.

Numeracy- Can you help your child to use directional language to find something specific. For eg.- directing them to another room. Use right, left forwards, backwards, 1/4 turn etc.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy Father's Day.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Year 2 week ending 15/6/18

This week we have been learning about:
Literacy: Looking at the features of a 'quest' in Language and Literacy and in Big write we will be using ambitious vocabulary to describe the Great Fire of London
Maths: recognising and naming quadrilaterals, identifying vertical lines of symmetry in 2 D shapes. 
Topic: We have introduced the Great Fire of London

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Write about what you did at the weekend. Then up level or improve your work by replacing some of the boring verbs or adjectives with ambitious ones. You might want to use a dictionary or a thesaurus. (There is a good online one). 
Maths: See mymaths homework
Topic: The children really enjoyed learning about the Fire of London. Next week we will be looking at some of the sources historians use to prove what really happened. We have used a fantastic website: www.fireoflondon.org.uk On there you will find an animation with games which the children used this week to answer questions about the Great Fire of London, further information and three minecraft downloads. If you have minecraft downloaded on one of your devices these downloads are free. It is a fantastic way to explore what happened. If you haven't got minecraft, i would like you to draw a picture of Samuel Pepys and research him. Why is he important? What did he do during the fire? 

Have a lovely weekend and i look forward to seeing your homework next week,
Mrs Schartz
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Friday, 8 June 2018

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 8.6.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Sequencing numbers from smallest to biggest and from  biggest to smallest.
Grouping in 2's and 5's.

Literacy- Identifying questions and statements.
Extending sentences by using connectives and adventurous language.

Humanities- Facts about London Eye.
The differences between a church and a synagogue.

How to help your child at home.

Numeracy- Can you arrange these numbers from smallest to biggest?
78  32  1  4  26

100  43  2  7  54

76  4  36  0  23

Literacy- Can you write 1 question and 1 statement using the word fraught (word of the week).

Thank you enjoy the weekend.

Year 3 Home Learning w.e. 08.06.18

This week we have been

 

Numeracy – division problems including remainders

Expressive Art – designing a wand

Big Write – writing an acrostic poem about a dragon

 

Activities to try at home

 

Next week we begin our presentations in class – please continue to develop these ready for your time slot over the next few weeks.  I am really looking forward to listening to the presentations as I have already been told many interesting titles.

 

Numeracy – mymaths activities have been set – have a go and challenge yourself.  Remember dividing is much easier if you know your times tables.

 

Spelling test will be on Monday next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Reception Week Ending 10/06/2018

I hope you all had a wonderful half term (according to the children there was a lot of ice cream eating going on which is the best kind of half term I think!).

 

This week in maths we’ve been adding up the money made from our plant sale (thank you parents!) and using our developing ICT skills to price out some of the things the children would like on the iPads. They found out that their estimate of £7 for a treehouse was a bit optimistic but found many other things within their budget! Once all the groups have finished conducting their research we will have a class vote for our item. We also had a numbers scavenger hunt around the school, practiced our formation and used dice and numbered ducks in the water tray to practice our addition and written numbers. To help your child at home, you could practice forming tricky numbers (ones which they often reverse or have trouble forming). Practicing in shaving foam, sand, chalk or with water bottles (poke a hole in the cap and write in water on the pavement on a sunny day) are great ways to keep practice a bit more interesting.

 

In literacy this week we continued our reading and writing practice in small groups during Read Write Inc. I have seen some amazing improvements in literacy skills this week! We also finished off our class novel “The World According to Humphrey.” Next week we will be doing lots of literacy involving Paddington Bear. If you have any Paddington books at home please feel free to send them in.

 

In addition to their music with Ms. Evans the children also practiced the cup passing song introduced during our Star Wars week, and improved their timing and coordination with a clapping song in partners.

 

In PE we’ve been practicing with Year 1 and 2 for sports day. The spoon and sack race seem to be popular favourites. We will be starting a country dance unit next week (indoor) and continuing to develop our ball skills (outdoor). I’ve also introduced 5-minute dance intervals in the classroom a few times a week (especially on those rainy, dreary days) which I think I am enjoying as much as the children.

 

In art this week the children have begun creating their models of Big Ben in pairs using the boxes sent in (thank you to all who sent in a box!).

 

I’m amazed we’ve managed to fit so much fun and learning into a 4 day week.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Miss Wilson

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Year 2 week ending 8th June

This week we have been learning:

Maths: Describing and recognising polygons and quadrilaterals
Literacy: researching facts and writing fact files and biographies. 
Topic:we have created a Buckingham Palace role-play outside and have been creating stories in the palace! We also have a new role-play area in the classroom - a London Underground station office and information centre. We are also completing our art work and fact files linked to last week's BBC 10 pieces work. 

you can help at home by:

Maths: I have set a mymaths activity - you will only find one set as it is quite a long one. 
Literacy: Continue to read and practise your spellings. 
Topic: We are really looking forward to hearing all your presentations next week. Any powerpoints can be emailed to me or put on a memory stick.Kerry.Schartz@trellech.schoolsedu.org.uk

Have a lovely week, 
Year 2 team
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