Saturday, 29 September 2018

Year One week ending 27th September

The children are settling really well into Year 1. They are learning the routines quickly and are even getting better at tidying up at the end of the day! Could you make sure that your child has their reading book in school every day.  Some children are reading to reading buddies now and due to visits or other changes to the school day we may need to listen to your child read on a different day. Most children are reading in a group now and so we won't be hearing them read their home reader. Please could you make sure you write in their yellow reading notebook and let us know when they've read the book three times. Thank you. 

This week we have been:
Literacy: Writing poems about the effects of exercise on our body, letter formation and learning our sounds. 
Maths: Counting forwards and backwards in 1s and 10s to 130, adding to 6,7,8 and 9 using coins and reasoning skills. 
Topic: Importing a photograph and using simple graphic tools to label what happens when we exercise, Listening to music and finding the beat or pulse, discussing the rhythm, timbre and melody. We have also been learning some songs and vocal warm ups  - ask your child to tell you about the ping pong song!! We have had a lot of laughs with this song!

You can help at home by:
Literacy: Next week's Big Write will be a set of instructions. Have a look around the house, what instructions can you find? Read through a recipe (preferably from a children's recipe book), the instructions for a board game, lego instructions etc. Discuss what a good set of instructions need. For example: a what you need section, ordered instructions possibly with bullet points, pictures, bossy verbs such a put, stir, mix, place. They will be practising writing instructions in the writing corner so they are ready for Friday. 
Maths: We have sent home our number formation rhymes. The children know them but could do with some help practising them. We have sung them on the carpet but they are most useful when the children are working in their books.  Ask your child to complete some simple addition sums as they are writing the answers, remind them of the appropriate rhyme. The numbers to focus on are 2,3,5,6,9. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Year 1 Team




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Friday, 28 September 2018

Y2 w/e 28.9.18

This week we have been

Creating a fact file on a Welsh sporting hero
Describing ourselves in Welsh
Completing reasoning activities
Exploring music and beats within it
Looking at how Harvest is celebrated around the world

Big write for next Friday will be to continue with our fact files. Some children need to carry out extra research for this or get pictures. Just a reminder that the children need to be able to understand and read the information they have in order to understand the task.

Well done and thank you to those who have been carrying out the activities to help consolidate learning- it is beneficial.

Times tables are the focus for maths at the moment- children need to know 1x2=2 etc and not just 2,4,6,8 as they need to know the answer quickly when asked 7x2 for example. This can be done with 5 and 10 x table also.



Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Year 4 week ending 28.9.18

Year 4 week ending 28th September 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.

Literacy – writing book/film reviews of different Disney books/films.

Science – designing and carrying out a fair test to measure the impact of air resistance on parachutes.

 Humanities – we have researched Walt Disney and created Fact Files about him.

P.E – we have practiced our aiming and shooting skills, as well as passing skills to use in a game of Basketball.

ICT – this week we have focussed on collecting data of people's favourite Disney films and recorded the data using Excel to create digital graphs in order display our findings.

 

 How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  homework has been set on my maths using our skills of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.

Literacy – Can you find examples of posters you think are attractive and explain why? What features do they have?

Science – Can you identify objects in the real world which use magnets? Make a poster of the objects that you have found.

Spellings – please remember to practice your spellings. Try writing them and combining them in sentences or even a story to show you understand them.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Maunder and Miss Clarke


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Year 5 week ending 28th September 2018

 

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy – properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Literacy – developing our ideas to write our own episode of a Jeremy Strong story

P.E – we have enjoyed another great County in the Community session, developing our teamwork and football skills

ICT – this week we have practised our research skills linked to our topic of Disney, using search engines safely and appropriately.

 

How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  Times table practice – 4x and 8x, 3x and 6x. Remember you can use Hit the Button – see if you can beat your score!

Literacy/ Humanities – In preparation for writing a biography about Walt Disney, research some key facts about him such as when he was born, where he lived, who his family were, when he died etc.

Spellings – please remember to practice your spellings. Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check. Find out the definition for any words you don’t know, and try putting them into a sentence.

Please can Science Workshop permission slips be returned as soon as possible.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Powell

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

Dosbarth 6 Home Learning W.E. 28.09.18

This week we have been

 

Literacy – looking at the characters in the story of Robin Hood.

                    discussing what empathy and sympathy is and identifying the character we empathise or sympathise with. 

 

Numeracy – doubling and halving decimal point numbers

                          real life supermarket maths errors.

 

Science – investigating Pull forces and using Newton metres

 

Activities to try at home

 

Literacy – think of a familiar story and write down two characters – one you empathise with and one you sympathies with – explain your reasons.

 

Numeracy – when out shopping can you find any supermarket errors.  If you can then write them down and bring them into class. I have set mymaths on work we completed last week in class on decimals.

 

Science – Can you find out how the Newton metre got its name? Write down the Newton’s Laws and bring into school.

 

Please return the parents evening slips and the science trip permission slips as soon as possible please.  Have a lovely weekend.

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Year Three homework

Week beginning 24/9/17

 

Literacy: Learn the spellings that will be written in Homework books by finding their meanings if necessary and writing them in a sentence. From this week your child will be given them a week prior to a spelling test which will take place on the following Friday.

 

Numeracy: I have set work on counting in sequences on the Mymaths website. This is accessible with  trelleck then mymaths. Your child will then use their given username and password to access their profile.

 

 

Thank you for your support

Mr D. Green

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Year One week ending 21/9/18

The children have worked and played hard this week. During enhanced play, they have created obstacle courses to keep them fit, practised number formation in the sand, sequenced numbers on the computer, played in our role-play gym and played the days of the week game. During Big write the children created posters advertising the Macmillan coffee morning some of which included persuasive language. During maths sessions we have counted in 5s to 50 forwards and backwards, partitioned (exploded) 'teens' numbers, written numbers on a number line focussing on forming the numbers correctly. We are definitely seeing the children take more care with their number formation this week. During Music we have a learnt a couple of songs about fitness and discussed pulse, rhythm and pitch. In topic lessons we have explored Harvest and looked at where different food comes from and what happens to our bodies when we exercise. 

You can help at home by:
Literacy: We will be writing a poem next week in Big Write so it would be really useful if the children could hear a variety of poetry. Perhaps, instead of reading a story at bedtime, you could read some poetry.https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/famous/children/

Maths: The children need to practise counting backwards in 1s and forwards and backwards in 5s. This can be done anywhere - in the car, on a  walk, whilst listening to music (they could count the beat), counting conkers, leaves etc If your child enjoys working on the computer, the following website includes some counting games. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/sequencing-numbers

Have a lovely weekend, 
Year One team
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Year 4 week ending 21st September 2018

Year 4 week ending 21st September 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and partitioning one pace decimals.

Literacy – identifying how authors create suspense in stories.

Science – ordering types of friction into high friction / low friction and useful / non-useful categories.

Humanities – we have been researching Disney film from each decade and putting them in chronological order on a timeline, along with world events from the same time periods.

P.E – we have added another section to our Peter Pan shadow dances, continued to practice dribbling, hand – eye co-ordination and ball control skills.

ICT – this week we have focussed on research skills linked to our topic of Disney using search engines safely and appropriately.

 

 How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  my maths homework has been set on rounding numbers to 10 and 100 and partitioning decimals.

Literacy – start looking at non-fiction texts you have at home.  What are the key features? Are there charts, graphs, different types of print, index, headings, captions and labels?

Humanities – next week we will be looking at Walt Disney himself.  In preparation, research some key facts about him such as when he was born, where he loved, who his family were, when he died etc.

Science – please can the children bring in different size carrier bags as we will be using them to test air resistance.

Spellings – please remember to practice your spellings. Try writing them and combing them in sentences or even a story to show you understand them.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Maunder and Miss Clarke.

 


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Y2 w/e 21.9.18

This week we have been

Maths- identifying coins and making amounts of money- identifying different ways to make that amount and calculating costs of 2 items.

Science and Technology- identifying the different parts of the skeleton. Identifying the important keys on a keyboard needed when using computers

Language, Literacy and Communication- revising the key phrases to describe ourselves.

Health and Well-being- developing team work and communication to develop accuracy when throwing and catching a ball.

You can help at home by-

Ensure your child is confident with adding multiples of 10 eg 10+20, 10+10 etc
Give them an amount of money and ask them to select the coins needed to make that amount. What other ways can they make that amount? Depending on their confidence and understanding you can give any amount for them to make.

Then ask them to add 2-3 amounts of money together- again depending on their confidence and understanding will depend how big numbers you give. You can also try asking them to calculate change- we haven't done much of this yet so don't worry if your child isn't too sure.

Please read with your child at home as often as possible. We will be sending spellings home with the children over the next few weeks for them to learn.

Recap the welsh phrases with them

Dw'in chwech oed ( I'm 6 years old)
Mae gwallt (brown/ blonde) da fi ( I have brown/ blonde hair)
Mae llygaid (glas/ gwyrdd/ brown) da fi ( I have blue/ green/ brown eyes)
Dw'in byw yn.... ( I live in..)

What other parts of the skeleton can you identify and label?

Research facts about a famous welsh sporting hero. This will be your Big Write for the next 2 weeks ( to ensure quality) name
Age
Place of birth
What are they famous for?
How did they start out as that?
Any awards/ achievements
Any other interesting information etc

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Year 1 week ending 14th September

What  a lovely week we have had. The children have been so enthusiastic about running 'The Daily Mile', have enjoyed their first Yoga class, have sung new songs and started in their new RWInc groups. 

This week we have been learning:
Maths: Placing numbers on a number line, comparing numbers to 20
Literacy: We have written about keeping fit and our favourite sports. 
Topic: We have been discussing what we do already to keep fit and have filled in charts about our daily exercise. 

You can help at home by:
Maths: The children are generally not forming all of their numbers correctly. Using pens or paint ask your child to draw a number. Check that they are forming them correctly and then ask them to practise that number. Perhaps you could create a number poster. (7's in lots of different colours and sizes would look great!) The numbers they need to practise are 2,3,5,7. If you want to practise counting forwards and backwards and filling in number lines, a good game on the internet is:https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering
Topic: Next week we will be looking at what happens to our bodies when we exercise. Over the weekend or at the beginning of the week, do some exercise with your child and discuss or record, either by writing or by drawing a picture and labelling, what happens to you as you exercise. 

You should all have received a letter about expectations, reading and PE in Year 1. We found a couple on the floor in the corridor this afternoon so, if you didn't receive one, please write us a note and we'll pop one in your child's reading bag. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Year 1 team
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Year 2 w/e 14.9.18

This week we have been-

Maths- looking at the signs for more than, less than and equals. Odd and even number investigation. Place value recognition

Metacognition- developing a positive attitude towards learning and identifying how we can improve through increased efforts and concentration. Completing a drawing of a butterfly to then improving it until draft 3 was as close to the given image as possible. Also completing our class learning pit.

Pe- identifying ways of travelling such as height/ speed/ direction/ shape. Developing teamwork and communication skills

Music- understanding and discussing why and how music is good for our health and mind.

You can help at home by-

Revise the signs more than and less than and equals to using the "crocodile" signs < > =
Eg 12 ? 18 ( choose the correct sign)

You can make this harder by doing

10+2 ? 18
9-1 ? 8

Practice the 2 and 10 timestable. In and out of order.

Big write- big write for Friday is to design a poster for the Macmillan coffee morning. How will you advertise it to encourage people to come?

Complete 3 drafts of an image- seeing how you can improve it each time.

Research facts about a welsh sporting hero. We will be looking at this over the next few weeks.

Please keep reading as this is vital for children's development and understanding in school.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Year 4 week ending 14.9.18

Year 4 week ending 14th September 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been writing and comparing four digit numbers up to 10,000.

Literacy – identifying features of a dilemma story in order to write our own during Big Write.

 

Science – we have carried out a 'Shoe Friction Investigation' attaching newton metres to a shoe and measuring the force it takes to move the shoe on a range of different surfaces. Results showed that the rougher the surface the more force (newtons) it took to move the shoe.

PE- we have started practising our dribbling skills and learnt different types of passes which could be incorporated in a game of Basketball.  We have also begun our dance based on Peter Pan. In pairs the children will create a shadow dance where Peter chases his shadow.

 

 How you can help at home:

Look at each number sentence. Identify which ones are true or false.

Remember:

(<) means less/smaller than

(>) means more/greater than.

3894 > 2868               6456<6455                 1003>1030                 986<87

9100>10000               562<560                     7890>7899                 5421>5411

Homework as has also been set on my maths, which is to be completed by Friday 21st September. 


Literacy – next week we will be focusing on building suspense in our writing.

Can you think of any specific chapters/parts of stories which build suspense? Discuss how the writer builds suspense within a particular text (book/newspaper article) of your choice for children to share with the class.

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Year 1 week ending 7th September

Welcome to Year 1! We have had a lovely week exploring the Year 1 classroom and FP (Foundation Phase) outside area and getting to know each other. The children have been amazing, learning lots of new rules and working and playing hard. 
Today we ran our first "Daily Mile". From next week we will be running this every day at 9am before we go into assembly. We are very lucky that Mrs Ryder will be teaching us Yoga every Tuesday this term so can you please make sure that your child has a full PE kit in by then. We will also be doing a Games session on Thursday morning. We have sent home reading books today but have only read with the children in groups so far (reading their guided reading books) and haven't been able to check that their home readers are still of a suitable level. Please bear with us - we hope to have checked this by the end of next week. We will also be sending a letter out next week with information about Year 1. If you have any queries or worries, please do not hesitate to contact us. The best way of doing this is to contact Mrs Appleton and ask for an appointment or to email us. Mrs Schartz's email is: kerry.schartz@trellech.schoolsedu.org.uk ( As i don't work on Mondays and Tuesdays, I usually only check it Wednesday - Friday.) Mrs Appleton will also forward emails to us. Our topic this term is 'Fit, fun and fantastic'.

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: The children have started to present their Holiday memories. If your child hasn't brought their envelope in, could you send it in next week. Thank you. They have also written a postcard about their holidays making sure they use finger spaces, fullstops and even some adjectives. They have all read in either a group or individually to Mrs Schartz. 
Maths: We have practised counting forwards and backwards to 50, counting objects to 20, finding out more or less than a number and writing numbers to 20.
Topic: We have introduced our new topic and the children are beginning to think of activities and skills which they want to practise within this topic. They have started to paint pictures of themselves keeping fit by playing sport, running or other activities.

You can help at home by:
Literacy: The most important Literacy homework in Year 1 will always be to listen to your child read. As out topic is 'Fit, fun and fantastic', have a chat with your child about how they keep fit now. Do they do any sports/ activities outside school that help them keep fit and healthy? If they don't what would they like to do to keep fit and healthy? Do they think that the Daily Mile will help them to keep fit? Do they go for walks? How far and for how long? Optional written activity: Ask them to write a sentence starting with I keep fit by........  Bring in your sentences to share with the class. 
Maths: Practise counting forwards and backwards to 50. Backwards is a lot harder and some of the children found it a challenge this week. Count a set of objects ( 1p coins, lego bricks, pens) up to 20. They could estimate how many are there first. Once they have counted carefully and have the correct answer, ask them what one more or one less than that number would be. Then move onto two more/ less. Each time they have an answer they could write the number down - make sure they are forming the numbers correctly. Alternatively if your child prefers using the computer, they could try some of the counting games on the following website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week,
Year 1 team
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Year 2 w/e 7.9.18

Welcome back to the start of a new term and year! The children have been fantastic this week settling into new ways and routines of Y2 and I look forward to the next school year with them.

The children have come home with their reading books today- please ensure they are in school each day as we will need them for guided reading and individual reading sessions throughout the week. Please read as much as you can with your child at home as this is vital for their progress and understanding in school, even if it is a different book- please add it into the school reader.

Our pe sessions will be a Monday and Wednesday so please make sure kits are in school on these days. As it gets colder, please make sure children have a jumper/ joggers that they can wear for outdoor pe. Some children have brought wellies in already, if you haven't then please do as these come in handy for forest school sessions or if it's wet/ muddy outside for exploring.

This week we have been revising some work covered in Y1 such as counting in 1s, 10s, and 2s, forwards and backwards starting from any number. We have also been identifying odd and even numbers and looking at how we can recognise even numbers eg in the 2xtable, ends in 0 2 4 6 8 and can be shared evenly between 2 people.
Please recap all of this with them at home and if able, challenge them with numbers up to 100 or beyond!

We have been discussing what we would like to learn about in our new topic 'Fit, fun and fantastic.' Lots of great ideas were shared and we look forward to our topic all about being healthy and how it makes us feel! Please discuss this umbrella topic with your child and share any further ideas they may have.

We have also started to introduce the learning pit as part of our Metacognition work where the children have decided on animals for their theme! Hopefully we will soon begin to recognise what we can do or need in order to help us when we are stuck.

If you have any further questions or queries please feel free to contact the school.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams


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Year 4 week ending 7th September

Year 4 week ending 7th September 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been recapping our skills of place value, addition, subtraction and times tables.

Literacy – identifying features of an autobiography and writing our own during Big Write.  We have also completed the Single Word Spelling Test.

Science – we have identified and sorted push and pull forces using a Carrol diagram.

Humanities – we have written about what we would like to achieve in Year 4, what we would like to become and what our talents are. These are ready to be placed in a time capsule which we will open at the end of the year.  It will be interesting to see how we've changed and if we achieved our goals.

Daily Mile – thank you to all who helped with the launch of our Daily Mile this week.  We look forward to this continuing next week.

Growth Mindset – we have written our own sentences to help us think more positively about how we approach things we find difficult.

 

 How you can help at home:

Numeracy –

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

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2

3

4

5

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7

8

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You have two sets of digits from 0 to 9.  Arrange the digits into four digit numbers to make the statement.

1.       Largest odd number =

2.       Largest even number =

3.       Smallest odd number =

4.       Smallest even number =

5.       Number closest to 5000 =

You can also practice your place value skills using the games on the following website.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-valueLiteracy -

 

Literacy – next week we will be writing a story about a dilemma.  Discuss these dilemmas with your child and what they would possibly do.  In preparation for our big write, you may want to put your ideas for a dilemma story into this planning format.

What do you do if:

1.       You are invited to two friends parties on the same day, same time?

2.       You break one of your mum's favourite ornaments?

3.       You loose your brand new birthday present?

4.       You see you friend cheating on a test?

5.       You find £10 on the pavement?

6.       You are given to much change in a shop?

Story planning.

Dilemma – what is the problem?

 

Issues – what are the choices the character could make?

 

Resolution – what choice does the character/s make?

 

Consequence – what happens as a result of the choice that is made?

 

Moral – what is the moral of the story?

 

 


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