Friday, 20 July 2018

Year 1 Home Learning W/E 20.7.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Creating our own book all about Trellech, (with 25 names!).

Numeracy- Capacity. Estimating and measuring accurately.

Humanities- We had a lovely time at The Tump today and then we had a picnic at the top that was sent from royalty!!
What an amazing time we had at the archaeological site on Monday. We learnt so much about Trellech from medieval times and found some interesting finds.

Thank you so much for all your help and support this school year. It has been a very busy year and I think we are all ready for a break. Perhaps you could read some lovely stories and go on lots of adventures. Have fun and stay safe.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Year 5 week ending 13.7.18

It's been an action packed week in year 5, including a trial with Mrs Cotton in year 6.  

This week we have been:
Maths - continuing our board games.  These are almost completed and we are looking forward to trying them out and testing our maths skills.
Literacy - we have been planning a magical story set over 4 chapters, which includes a battle and spells.
Science - all of our data has now been collected and we are now using it to create line graphs.
Spelling Bee - Thank you so much for the sponsorship we have received so far.  The children did amazingly well.  Please could we have in any outstanding sponsorship as soon as possible.
Welsh - we have been learning a Welsh script about a monster and recording this using ipads.

How you can help at home:
Literacy - write a short story about your first lesson at Hogwarts.  Who do you go with? What lesson is it? How do you feel? What is the room like?  Think about the 5W's and remember to describe each of your five senses.

Maths - bring in any other equipment needed for your maths board game.  Also, practice your times tables as we will be having a quiz!

Monday 16th July - don't forget that we will be having a Harry Potter themed day on Monday.  We would encourage the children to dress up in themed clothing for their favourite character.

Thank you for all your continued support, enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend.
Mrs Maunder.
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Year 1 Home Learning W/E 13/7/18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Wanted poster.
Continuing our diary entry on Samuel Pepys. (They are amazing).
Writing about The Virtuous well.

Numeracy- Ordering numbers in different ways.

Humanities- Researching Harold's Stones.

Creative- Creating moving pictures of The Fire of London.

How to help your child.

Literacy- Researching 2 facts about The Tump.

Numeracy- Please help your child form numbers correctly 1-10. Identify and form numbers correctly 1-50.
Counting to 100.
Perhaps you could ask your child some questions about numbers.
For eg. Which number comes before 50, 49, 34, 70? etc.
Which number comes after 67, 34,12 etc.
Can you order these numbers largest to smallest- 34  2  76  98  100  32  56?

On Monday morning we are going to visit Trellech Archaeological Dig. We are taking our special finds with us!!. We are only going for the morning, so please can your child wear old clothes (wear them to school), and bring their uniform to school in a labelled carrier bag. Please m
ake sure they have a drink and a sunhat.

Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Reception Week Ending 13/07/18

Hello all!

 

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in reception with move-up day, shuffle up day and visits from the nursery but we’ve had lots of fun learning and the children have been lovely role-models and friends to our little(er) ones.

 

In maths we’ve been learning to tell o’clock and :30 times along with Youtube’s Jack Hartmann. To support your child at home, use language such as “o’clock” “am” “pm” and “thirty.” You could talk about bed times, dinner times, lunch times, when they wake up ect,.

 

In literacy we’ve continued to develop our reading and writing skills through RWI. We’ve also written summer poems and the children wrote some very persuasive pieces about why we should have an ice cream party at the end of the year. Some quite convincing points included “because Miss Wilson is nice” (bit of flattery never hurt anyone) “because we always do everything the teacher says” (somewhat debatable) and “because we’ve been having a hard day.” It’s hard being 5 isn’t it?

 

In art we’ve been making ice cream cones which look good enough to eat. We also painted and assembled our own clocks.

 

In PE we have been building on and practicing our line dance to the Ghostbusters theme song. This week we began a new dance to “Cotton Eyed Joe.” I think our dance unit has stretched the learning support assistants as well as the children.

 

In forest school last week the children built some “beary” good dens for Paddington. This week the children designed obstacle courses using forest items and rope which they really enjoyed trying out. I loved how different and creative each course was and that none of our rope obstacles fell down.

 

Optional homework this weekend:

Create an ice cream shop price list.

Yummy extension: have your child “pay” for a scoop of ice cream or an ice lolly from the freezer.

 

Thank you for continuing to read at home. Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Friday, 6 July 2018

Year 5 week ending 6.7.18

This week the children have been so busy!  Its been hot but it hasn't stopped the learning focus and opportunities.
In Maths we are carefully and methodically creating board games drawing on what we have learned during the year.

In English we have been busy compiling our creative writing (adverts, descriptions of wizards, short stories, author facts) ready to create our own Daily Prophet news papers.

We have started to put our geographical/mathematic/literacy skills together to hunt in the woods for geocaching!

To help your child at home you can:

Help your child source materials to help construct their board games.

Prepare for writing a narrative, episodic story in the third person next week which is set in a mountainous stone circle, with two wizards building up to a magical duel.

Take time to get the geocache app (it is free to join, although a premium membership also exists) and ask your child to take you geocaching.  There are many local woods full of secret treasures waiting to be found near Trellech!  https://www.geocaching.com/play  This website will explain some of the basic ideas but your child should be able to tell you more!  

Don't forget the spelling bee on Monday!
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Year 1 Home learning. w/E 6.7.18

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Finding words with similar meanings.
Writing the plural of words.
Diary entry of Samuel Pepys.

Numeracy- Finding groups of numbers. (Early multiplication).
Counting  sets of numbers.
Using a number square to find specific numbers.

Humanities- Timeline of The Great Fire of London.
Finding out about why the fire spread so rapidly.
Facts about The Virtuous Well

Creative- Colourful pictures of The Great Fire of London.
We also made a scarecrow for Monmouth Show. I hope you can tell who it is.

How to help your child at home.

Literacy- Can you find some facts out about The Tump?

Numeracy- Begin to learn the 2 times tables. Use objects to group numbers.

We had a lovely walk to The Well on Wednesday. The children found some interesting stones. But I have since found out from a local resident who lives by the dig, that it is Trellech Treacle. Apparently it is the remains of a furnace from many years ago. Our research has been fascinating. Next week we will try to visit Harold Stones.

Enjoy the weekend.