Friday, 30 November 2018

year 1 week ending 30th November

This week we have been learning:
Maths: doubling in real life situations and solving word problems
Literacy: RWInc, reminding ourselves of our individual writing targets
Topic: Christmas Play practise

You can help at home :
Maths: Continue practising rapid recall of doubles and number bonds to 10
Literacy: Continue reading every day if possible with your child. Remember it doesn't matter if it's not a school book. It is difficult over the coming busy season to fit in homework but if you have time for anything, reading should be a priority. Write in the home diary any non-school books you have read as we like to hear about it. Next week we will be writing a letter to Santa. AS preparation make a Christmas list and send it in so your child can use it in Big Write. 
Topic: A few of you have words for the Christmas play, please remember to practise them. Most of our work over the next few weeks will be based on Christmas and our role-play has been changed last night so that when the children come in on Monday it should be a surprise for them. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Year One team

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Year 2 w/e 30.11.18

This week we have been

Finding halves and quarters of numbers and applying them to word problems

Thinking of a name and cost for our canvas art

Logging on with our own username and password and opening a word document

Reflecting on what we are good and what we can improve one- looking at the skills on how we can be successful

We will be selling our canvas art at the Xmas fayre on weds 5th December after the carol service. The children have agreed on donations for their work but a minimum donation of £4. Any profits will go back into the class for the children to decide what they would like to do with it. We would really appreciate your support and custom- diolch.

If you have the Xmas concert costumes then please feel free to bring them in as soon as possible. Those who don't know their lines still- please keep practicing as we don't have long now!

Just a gentle reminder that all yellow reading records and books to come into school every day- as your child's day of reading may change depending on plans and busy- ness of the school day! Diolch!

Have a lovely weekend despite the forecast!

Miss. Williams

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Reception Home Learning. W/E 30.11.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Collecting and analysing data.

Literacy- Recap words with special friends-  quit, shop, chat, thing, sink etc.
Capital letters.
Looking for full stops in our reading books.

Science- Discussing the various activities we do to keep fit and healthy.

Welsh- Beth wyt ti'n hoffi? (What do you like?).
Naming fruits in welsh.

How to help your child at home
Literacy- Help your child to use Fred Fingers to spell words. Then write them down and go through the correct spelling together.

Numeracy-Perhaps as a family you could make a list of 5 different fruits. Then find out what everyone's favourite is. Which is the most popular fruit? Which is the least popular? etc.

Remember no school -30.11.18. Thank you for your support and enjoy the weekend.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Y2 w/e 23.11.18

This week we have been

Doubling using partitioning strategies.
Responding to a stimulus for a piece of writing

Completing our art works ready for our Enterprise stall at the Christmas fayre.

Xmas concert rehearsals are well under way- most of the children know their lines now which is great. The next step is to work on acting- please go through some actions that are suited to you child's parts. As much practise and input is very much appreciated.

We will be turning our role play into Santa's workshop where the children will be able to wrap presents (boxes)! from the lists that they receive. If you have any spare cardboard boxes of any size and any cheap wrapping paper you're will to donate or get rid we would be very grateful and thankful for it.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

Year One week ending 23rd November

This week we have been learning:
Literacy: creating healthy menus including using similes and alliteration to entice the customer
Maths: telling the time on analogue and digital - we started with o'clock and have moved into half past.
Topic: beginning to understand the food groups

You can help at home by:
Maths: practising the o'clock and half past using online games or apps. At certain times in the day asking your child what the time is? You can also ask what the time will be in an hour? In two hours? And even try in half hour?
Literacy:pretend you are a healthy cafe owner. Create an enticing, mouth-watering menu. What adjectives would you use to describe your scrumptious food? Can you include a simile or alliteration? Don't forget to decorate it and bring it in so we can put it in our homework board.
Topic: Next week the children will be designing healthy smoothies. Talk to your child about what fruit they like and if you have a mixer, show them how it's made.

We will be changing the role play area in time for December and turning it into something Christmassy. The children don't know anything about this so please keep it a secret. If you have any small boxes or any spare cheap wrapping paper we would be very grateful for any.

We are in the midst of our Christmas play rehearsals now so please could you make sure that your child has their reading book and PE bag in school everyday. In order to fit in with rehearsals we may have to change their normal reading day or PE day. Many thanks .

Have a lovely weekend,
Year One team
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Friday, 23 November 2018

Year 4 week ending 23.11.18

Year 4 week ending 23th November 2018

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been focusing on costing out and creating a sock snowman to sell at the Christmas fayre.

Literacy – we have been writing a diary entry as if we are Mowgli, reading and interpreting non-fiction texts and planning anon chronological report on jungle animals.

Science – we have been planning an investigation to find out which surfaces a ball bounces the highest on.

Humanities – using the film "Finding Dory" we have been looking at plastic pollution in our oceans and what we can do to help stop this.

ICT – using the "auto fil" function on a spreadsheet.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  when selling our sock snowman at the fayre, the children will need to be able to calculate change, hence my maths has been set this week on being able to add up the price of different objects and calculate the change.

Literacy – using the sock snowman we have designed to sell, create a poster advertising it to sell at the Christmas Fayre.  Remember to include a picture of the sock snowman, date and time of the fayre and think about how you are going to persuade people to buy it.  Also, carry on researching some facts about your animal.  Remember the sub headings we used – diet, appearance, habitat and behaviour.

Christmas Fayre – for our sock snowmen to sell at the Christmas Fayre, we would be grateful of any ribbons, buttons, elastic bands and colourful old / odd socks.  We will need these for Monday, and the children may also bring in sharpies to help with the decoration if they have any.

Humanities – next week we will be looking at the figure of Pocahontas.  For homework, research who the real figure was and make notes to bring into class which you will be able to use in your class work.

ICT – try inputting some data into a cell and use the auto fill function.  We briefly touched upon how to use the formula bar and will continue to do more with this next week.  Can you remember how to multiply two cells together?

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 Mrs Phillips

 


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Year 5 week ending 23rd November 2018

 

This week we have been learning:

Literacy – continuing our work on Holes, thinking about the inferred meaning in the novel and writing in character as Stanley

Numeracy – we have been looking at improper fractions and mixed numbers, converting between the two. We also looked at how to approach reasoning questions, which was quite tricky!

Christmas play rehearsals have continued – please carry on rehearsing your lines, thinking about volume, expression and action!

Have a go at home:

 

Numeracy – have a go at solving these problems in your homework book:

 

Spellings – remember to practice your spellings using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.

Find out the definition for any words you don’t know, and try putting them into a sentence.

cling

kite

thrash

quirk

chrysalis

clip

size

throat

quit

chronic

clock

inside

throne

quiver

paragraph

clot

slide

throttle

palace

phantom

club

smile

three

surface

through

track

tune

kettle

pencil

celebrity

trap

cute

little

decide

centimetres

trick

chute

dazzle

legend

certificate

trip

use

drizzle

imagine

magnificent

trot

fuse

puzzle

intelligent

practice

 

 

cloud

spoilt

specimen

 

 

proud

toilet

vacancy

 

Remember to also have a go at Read Theory and Hit the Button for comprehension and times table practice!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Powell

 

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Reception Home Learning W/E 23.11.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Counting up to 30.
Forming numbers correctly, 0-10
Counting up to 20 objects correctly.

Literacy- Some of the children have now started to write simple sentences. So proud of them.
Fred talk, read and write these words-  mud, bin, cot, bad, tip and dog.

Science- How to keep fit and healthy.

Humanities- The Jewish festival of Hanukah.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Please could you practise reading and writing the above words. Also the 4 words that are in their yellow reading diaries. (High frequency words).

Numeracy- Please help your child to count accurately a bundle of objects. Hopefully they will tell you that they need to place them in a line. Get a pile of numbers 1-10 to start with then to 15. Turn the pile of numbers upside down. Each family member takes a card and places it on the floor. Say for eg.- 3, then the next person. If they pick up 7, try to place if further up from the 3. The aim is that your child can order numbers when they are in the wrong order.

Thank you so much for the support you give your child, especially with RWI and reading. A little every night makes such a huge difference to their progress and their self esteem.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Year Four Home Learning. Week ending 16.11.18

This week we have been learning about-

Maths-Estimating and measuring accurately in cm and mm.
Literacy- Focusing on the character Mowgli and creating a storyboard of what we have read so far.
Science- Investigating.. 'do children with longer legs jump further?'
ICT-learning how to create a bar chart in Microsoft Excel.
What it means to show RESPECT.

At home you could-
Choose items around the house to estimate and measure. How accurate can you be? Use cm and mm. Perhaps you could make a table of the item, your estimate and the actual length. We'd love to see them next week. 

We will be writing a diary entry next week for Mowgli. Think about a part of the story so far that might make an interesting entry , e.g his adventure with the monkeys or coming face to face with the cobra. 

Could you make your own question to investigate at home, can people with larger hands pick up more...? Or can people with bigger feet jump further? how could you find out? Next week we will be investigating how different surfaces affect how high a ball bounces. 

Could you collect data and create a bar chart using a spreadsheet. Teach someone at home how to do it. 

Thank you for all Children in Need sponsor money brought in so far, we had a great ramble!
Enjoy the weekend.
Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips 

Year 6 Home Learning W.E. 16.11.18

This week we have been

Literacy - learning the differences between myths, legends and folktales
Maths - revising addition and subtraction using column method, including decimal numbers
Science - completing our parachute investigation

Maths - I have set mymaths revising the use of addition and subtraction, including word problems.  if you don't have access to mymaths then complete some of your own addition and subtraction sums using the column method.

Literacy - following on from the lesson write a definition of a myth, a folktale and a legend and find examples of each.  

We have started to practice for the Christmas play and you need to learn your words.  Remember you need to say the words using appropriate expression and volume.  Costume letters also came home on Friday, if you have any problems or are not sure what your costume should be then please contact me.  There are some ideas on the internet if you google - Aladdin in Trouble.

Thank you for your kind donations for Children in Need - if you have any sponsorship money then please bring it into school next week.

Have a lovely weekend. 
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Year One week ending 15.11.18

This week we have been learning about:
Maths: Adding pairs of numbers to 10 and using this information in real life situations. 
Topic: We have looked at healthy and unhealthy foods and discussed why some foods are both! We are beginning to look at why food is healthy or unhealthy. Next week we will be looking at food groups.
Christmas Play: We have started to learn the songs for our Christmas Play. 

You can help at home:
Maths: helping your child to rapidly recall their number bonds to 10. For example play 'ping pong'. The children will explain how to play this. (Good for practising doubles too!) There are many online games and phone apps to help with this too. Most children can work out that they have to add 4 to 6 to make 10 using their fingers or by putting one number in their head and counting on. The next step now is to be able to rapidly recall them. 
Topic: With your child, plan a healthy packed lunch. They can either draw the items in a box or write a list of what they will put in there. (The discussion you have with your child is the most valuable part of this task - are some items both healthy and unhealthy, is it ok to have a treat, why is this healthy, what does it give my body?)
Literacy: In enhanced play next week, we will be writing shopping lists. We have written lists in Big Write and so they know how to do it but might need reminding to start a new line for each item. Write a shopping list for your favourite meal. 

Have a lovely weekend, 
Year 1 team

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Friday, 16 November 2018

Y2 w/e 16.11.18

This week we have been

Sorting using Venn and Carroll diagrams. A Pudsey bear addition and subtraction code breaker activity.

Discussing respect as part of anti- bullying week and what it looks like/ why it's important and how we can be respectful.

Reading and answering questions about Cinderella in Welsh.

Started to practice our Christmas concert.

I've expressed to the children how important it is to learn their words off by heart as soon as possible. This will the help and allow for positioning/ expression and acting. I'm happy for the script and learning of lines to be done instead of their reading book If you wish to do so, and I would be extremely grateful for your support in learning them as soon as possible.

Have w look at various items around the house or garden and see if you can sort them using a Venn and Carroll diagram. Remember the ways you sort them must link to the items you have.

Your child will have been given a letter about their costumes. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.

Thank you

Have a lovely weekend
Miss. Williams

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Reception Home Learning. W/E 16.11.18

This week we have been learning about-

Numeracy- Counting to 20. Recognising these numbers and forming them correctly.

Literacy- Sounds ng and nk.
Fred Talk and read these words- mad, sad, mat, got, dig, pan and jug.
Identifying initial sounds in our reading books.

How to help your child at home-
Literacy- Continue with the initial sounds and blending.

Numeracy- Please could you help your child to form correctly the numbers 1-10. Also match objects to a particular number.

Thank you for your support. Enjoy the weekend.

Year 5 week ending 16th November 2018

 

This week we have been learning:

Literacy – we began work on our novel Holes, thinking about setting description

Numeracy – we have been adding and subtracting numbers with 1 and 2 decimal places

Christmas play rehearsals have also begun – all children know what parts they have, and have been given their lines to learn. 

Have a go at home:

 

Literacy – see what you can find about the Texan desert – is it as it is described in Holes? Does the yellow-spotted lizard exist? Is it as dangerous as Louis Sachar says?

 

Numeracy – have a go at solving these problems in your homework book:

 

1) Peter cuts a piece of string into 2 lengths. One is 4.24cm long, one is 3.5cm long. How long was the string before it was cut?

2)   Miss Powell has 2 bags of sweets. One weighs 64.1g; one weighs 8.29g. How much do they weigh altogether?

3)   Year 3s experiment collected 45.6ml of rain on Sunday. 6.7ml of water evaporated overnight. How much rain was left in the beaker on Monday?

4)   Allan runs 7.68km on Monday and 6.35km on Tuesday. Find the total of his runs.

5)   In a gymnastics competition Lizzie scored 12.6 points on vault. Jaspreet scored 2.45 points fewer that Lizzie. What is Jaspreet’s score?

 

Spellings – remember to practice your spellings using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.

Find out the definition for any words you don’t know, and try putting them into a sentence.

dress

thing

certain

kneel

stomach

drill

think

cycle

knew

technology

drip

they

cyclist

knight

mechanic

drop

there

cyclone

knit

orchestra

drum

sweep

middle

squash

ridge

span

sleet

muddle

squeak

lodger

spat

sheet

paddle

squeal

splodge

spell

sweet

puddle

squeeze

budget

spill

game

able

certain

photocopy

spin

name

cable

cycle

photograph

 

 

fable

cyclist

physical

 

 

table

cyclone

sphere

 

Remember to also have a go at Read Theory and Hit the Button for comprehension and times table practice!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Powell

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Year Three homework

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 12/11/18

 

 

Literacy: Learn the spellings that will be written in Homework books by finding their meanings if necessary and writing them in a sentence.  Your child will be tested a week  Friday.

 

 

Numeracy: This week we have been looking at telling the time past and to the hour. We have been focusing on the position of the hands and using our x5 tables to help us. I have set homework on Mymaths to help reinforce what we have been doing. It is a very tricky topic to understand as there is so much to remember so give your child a chance to refer to the clocks at the home as often as you can.

 

 

 

Thank you for your support

Mr D Green

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Year 6 Home learning w.e. 09.11.18

This week we have been learning about

Literacy - life in the trenches in WW1/why we wear poppies

Maths - using co-ordinates to plot positions and using tally charts and bar graphs to display information

Welsh - developing our reading skills looking at welsh poetry

Activities to try at home

Maths - I have set my maths activities this week developing graph skills and analysing data collected.  Maybe you could create your own tally chart and bar chart and then analyse the data gathered - you can choose what topic to find out about.

Literacy - using the ideas we gathered over the week write a poem to enhance your Big Write diary/story.  Use the bbc website https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/t-is-for-trenches/z4hmhbk to watch the video again.  Can you use the words of the week: sombre, weary and include a reference to the poppies.  You could read the poem In Flanders Fields as an example of a WW1 poem.

Remember to ensure your scripts are in school on monday - continue to learn your lines and remember to say your words with feeling and expression.

Have a lovely weekend

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