Friday, 8 November 2019

Year 4 Home Learning- Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips W/E 8.11.19


 

In Maths- We have been looking at 'best value' for money on fireworks- they have found this quite tricky, so if you are able to practise some, it will really help.

For example, I want to buy ten rockets- 1 costs £2, 10 cost £24- which is best value?


 A bit more challenging would be- Rockets- £6.99 for a pack of 10, buy two packs for £15.00 or £8.00 for a box of 10, buy one get one half price. 


Next week we will be looking further at a bar chart. Have a look at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=barchartv2. I have given them all a piece of graph paper, can they collect some data of their choice, favourite crisp flavours, sports etc and create a bar chart to represent it. Bring them back on Monday to share. Remind them to include all necessary features, title, labelled axis etc. 


In Literacy¸ we wrote a diary entry about Guy Fawkes, imagining we were one of the plotters against the King. Could they write a diary entry for one of their weekend days, or create a simple comic strip illustrating and narrating the story. 


In Technology- we started to look at a Roman aqueduct and the style in which they were built. Next week we will be designing and making our own in small groups and testing it carries water. If they could collect some materials that would be great, e.g cardboard, tubes, etc.

 

Next week in ICT we will be looking at asking yes/no questions and following a branching database, you could play a game where you have a number of items in a group together, e.g hair brush, saucepan, jumper, pen… and ask someone yes/no questions as to which one they had chosen. Is it blue? IS it hard? Can it be used for cooking? Can you wear it?

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips


Reception Home Learning W/E 8.11.19

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds b  f  e  and l.
Blend and read Word time 1, 2 and 3.

Numeracy- Forming letters correctly- 1-5.
Collecting data about our favourite fruit and analysing the results.

Humanities- Facts about Guy Fawkes.

Creative- Creating poppies in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Practise blending in Fred Talk and reading words.

Numeracy- Please can you help your child to form numbers 1-5. Perhaps you can write it to begin with and your child writes over the top. Then progress to your child doing it independently.

I hope you enjoyed the RWI sessions and found the teaching helpful. It was so lovely to see so many of you throughout the week. Thank you for your support. I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Year 6 Home Learning w.e. 8.11.19

This week we have been –

Numeracy – completing activities relating to perimeter and area.

Literacy – writing poetry using poetic features, writing a short story using descriptive language.

Humanities – completing a timeline detailing the Roman Emperors

 

Activities to try at home –

Numeracy – mymaths activities are set on area and perimeter to complete at home

Literacy – research the reason why people wear poppies – the following is a helpful website to use.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

 

Please encourage your child to learn any words they have in the Christmas play.  We will start rehearsals next week as there are only 4 weeks before the performances.  I will send out costume letters soon.  Also remember spellings and timetables you have to learn at home.  Please find the definitions of each of your spellings and write a sentence using your spelling.  This week we will be learning the 6 times table – remember quick recall is really important and will help further your maths.  There are lots of games on mymaths that can help you learn your tables.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year 2 w/e 8.11.19

This week we have been

Halving 30/50/70/90 using what we know to help us
Making predictions for ' Why don't camels sink in the sand.' We will be completing the investigation next week to find out!
Using ' Ble est ti?' Where did you go?
Describing a Bonfire night scene 
Developing team work skills
Started learning the songs for the concert 

Your child will have come home with their script for the play. Please learn the lines encouraging volume and expression. The quicker they learn the lines, the easier it is for acting out. 

Big Write for 15.11.19 is to story map 'Pudsey's great fundraiser' story. This can be accessed via google and twinkl.  Please read this with your child so they are familiar with what happens. Children are also welcome to dress up for this day to help raise money for Children in Need. 

Please also learn the spellings sent home in readiness for their test the following week. 

We will be attending Forest school on Tuesday 12.11.19 afternoon. Please ensure warm clothing is available as well as clothing suitable for the weather forecast. 

Please can any outstanding consent forms for Forest school and the Museum be returned asap to ensure your child can attend. 

Have a lovely and hopefully dry weekend! 
Mrs. Hassall 

FW:

Year 5 week ending 18th October

 

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy - we have been working on improper fractions, mixed numbers, and converting between the two

Literacy - our focus this week has been on creating effective imagery linked to remembrance ready to create our own remembrance poems

Have a go at home:

 

Numeracy - I have set homework tasks on My Maths to practise what we have done this week. Also

keep practising times tables using j2blast on Hwb, Hit the Button, Flash tables online etc. – remember we are aiming to be able to answer 25 multiplication questions (and related division facts) in 3 minutes.

 

Literacy – complete at least 2 online quizzes on https://readtheory.org/ Don’t forget to log in, otherwise your results won’t be saved!

Spellings - practise your spellings below ready for next week’s test

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

-ck

ch-

-igh-

-tch

ch-

back

chap

high

catch

chaos

pack

chat

bright

hatch

character

rack

chess

brighten

latch

chemist

sack

chest

fight

match

choir

tack

chicken

flight

patch

christmas

deck

chill

fright

thatch

chrome

neck

chin

light

watch

chemistry

peck

chip

might

sketch

chemical

kick

chimp

night

fetch

chord

lick

chuck

right

stretch

chorus

 

 

 

 

 

All

above

better

friends

heard

outside

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Powell

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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Home learning

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 4/11/19

 

Literacy: Big write for next Friday is to create a poster for Children in Need.

 

Numeracy: 

This week we have been adding and subtracting near multiples of ten.

Example: 53 + 29 =

                 53 + 30 = 83 then take away  so the answer is 82


                  44 + 51 =

                  44 + 50 + 1 ( add the tens firstly then the units) = 95


                  47 - 9 =

                  47 - 10 = 37 (as I've taken one too many I will give one back) so its 38


                   54 - 32 =

                   54 - 30 = 24 then take another 2 away. So it's 22


You can progress to 3-digit numbers:  164 - 39, etc


Thank you for your continued support

Mr D Green

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Year 1 Homework blog

Good morning,

 

This week in year 1 we moved away from volcanoes to look at hedgehog safety during bonfire night and how to keep hedgehogs safe in general. We made a hedgehog hotel in our grounds and I apologise in advance if they want to go digging up the garden to create their own hedgehog home.

The following weeks will also see a shift in focus due to various topical events such as remembrance day, children in need ETC. Next Friday is fancy dress to support Children in need. A suggested donation of £1 would be welcome and I have been told that children bring it in on the day. There is no theme but if your struggling for ideas then anything spotty/Pudsey works well.

 

Next week for maths wen will be looking at “skip counting” in 5s (the precursor to times tables.) For homework can you practise counting in 5s with your children. To help them you could use a interactive number square ( https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares) or write the numbers down and show them the pattern of counting in 5s. (Alternating 5s and 0s)

 

Here is a free online game  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

Here is a counting by 5s song by pinkfong, the same company as baby shark, which may help them show some enthusiasm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g8iu0SQJoY

You could try dot to dot in 5s. This link includes some free examples. (Involves printing and https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12515-counting-in-5s-dot-to-dot-sheets-pirates

 

Kind regards,

 

The year 1 team

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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Year 4 week ending 24.10.19

Year 4 week ending 24th October 2019

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – calculate the perimeter of shapes.

Literacy – we have been studying different character in our novel, creating emotions graphs and finding evidence to support our views.

Science – we have investigated sugar levels in different types of drinks.

Expressive arts – Team Roman and Team Celt have been split into sub teams, each writing a verse or chorus to out together to make a rap.

Welsh - we have been focussing on the term "rhaid" meaning must, and the children have made posters about their daily morning routine.


How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  homework has been set on perimeter using my maths.

Science - make a poster to warn people about the dangers of too much sugar on their diet, such as diabetes, damage to teeth etc.

Welsh - try making a sign to put up around school using the term rhaid, for example Rhaid rhoi sbwriel yn y bin.

Humanities / Expressive Arts - below is a selection of tasks linked to our topic.  We would like everyone to try and complete one (or more) and bring in their results to show the class. Be as creative as you can, as there are suggestions from poetry to cooking!


P.E - all kit has been taken home this week, please can you ensure it is back in school on the first day back. We will be trying to go outside as much as possible so please make sure you have a warm jumper and trainers.

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 half term and we cant wait to see what you've made / created at home!

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips

  

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Friday, 18 October 2019

Home Learning w.e. 18.10.19

This week we have been

 

Numeracy – using fractions and a budget to design a roman garden.

Literacy – writing a non-chronological report

ICT – completing a power points on roman times.

Welsh – using a story map to retell a day              

 

Activities to try at home

Numeracy – mymaths has been sent revising addition and subtraction using mental and written calculations.

Litercay – write a report on a favourite animal, make sure you remember to include the features of a non-chronological report and bring in to show me next week.

Welsh – create a story map to retell an activity you complete over the weekend – remember you can only use pictures and you can retell the event to me in welsh.

 

Have a lovely weekend and remember spellings and this week it’s the 6 times table

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Year 4 Home Learning- Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips W/E 18.10.19


 In Maths- We have being working on a group task this week with planning a Roman garden/city- they had to fulfil certain criteria of what was needed/allowed in each garden and pay for various items using currency.

We also looked at some one and two step problems, try some at home-

  1. I took away 10 and then halved the number and the answer was 3. Guess my number!
  2. I took away 9, divided by 5 and the answer was 9. Guess my number!
  3. Slightly easier- I took away 8 and I was left with 42, what was my starting number? 

Try some of your own combinations! 


Also, this is a great activity to try-

https://nrich.maths.org/7506 I went through it with the children on Friday.

 

In Literacy- we looked at the spelling rule for adding ed to verbs, where you just add an d to words that already end in an e, such as skate-skated.  Then how we double the last consonant where it follows a short vowel, such as skip-skipped, chop, chopped etc. Add ed to words that don't have an e at end, so jump-jumped. Also, irregular words that change altogether, such as teach-taught, go-gone. Finally, if they end in a y, then add ied, such as cry-cried. It's a lot to remember, but try a few!!

 

In science, we wrote up our results from our teeth and plaque acid investigation. We tested egg shells in various liquids to see the effect plaque acid has on our teeth after 24 hours. We began to look at drink labels to see the sugar contents, but will carry on next week. If you have any bottles/cartons/cans etc then if you could send them in, we would love them to use next Thursday.

 

Can children continue to practise their spellings at home please and work on x3 and x4 times tables, in and out of order. 


Thank you for all your support this week at Parent consultation meetings.  


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips


Year 2 w/e 18.10.19

This week we have been

Revising basic maths skills and looking at different strategies we can use to help 
Researching facts about Ancient Egypt 
Identifying what makes a good friend
Writing Harvest poems 
Reasoning- applying our maths knowledge to a different context 

Your child will have new spellings to learn ready for a test next week. I was really impressed with the children's spelling test results this week, thank you. They will also have their Big Write homework to plan in readiness for out recount work next week. You may wish to discuss and recap what a recount is with them also. 

Topmarks website has some good maths games to revise xtables, keep learning them until rapid recall and confident in and out of order. Once this has been achieved with 2/5/10, move on to 3 and 4. 

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Hassall 

Thursday, 17 October 2019

year 1 homework blog

Good afternoon,

 

In year 1 we have taken a break from volcano topic to look at internet safety. They gave very sensible suggestions for how we can “surf safe” and made some wonderful safety posters.

 

In maths we have looked at lines of symmetry and shape properties. We will be continuing this next week by looking at 3D shapes. Can they research a famous tower and try to recreate said tower using whichever construction method they fancy. Ask the children to pay close attention to the shapes that the towers are made from.

 

For English practice see if they can identify any semi circles, triangles, circles or rectangles in capital letters. They could create a chart list.

 

Next week we will also make our volcanoes and if anyone has some spare newspapers then please bring them in.

 

Thank you to all those that came in for parents evening and we look forward to seeing some of you shortly.

 

Kind regards,

 

The year 1 team.

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Friday, 11 October 2019

Year 2 w/e 11.10.19

This week we have been

Halving by partitioning and xtable work
Finding out why Egyptians wore headdresses
Born to move and yoga
Identifying what makes Wales beautiful/ special
Finding out about Egyptian gods

Your child will have come home with a homework book with spellings in. There is a note inside explaining what to do. The spelling test will be each Friday so please ensure the books are in for those days for the new words. You can write/ practice/ do any other homework in them too.

Please practice stables- 2/5/10. A lot of children this week found the maths tricky as they didn't know their xtables. Top marks have good games if this motivates the children more!

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs. Hassall

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Year 5 week ending 11th October

 

This week we have been learning:

Numeracy – this week we have been working on using column method to subtract, with borrowing.

Topic – following our trip to the cinema, we used iMovie to create our own trailers for the film. We needed to use lots of ICT skills, including using green screen to add a background. These are available for you to look at on Seesaw!

 

Have a go at home:

 

Numeracy – I have set homework tasks on My Maths, to practise what we have done this week. Also

keep practising times tables using j2blast on Hwb, Hit the Button, Flash tables online etc. – remember we are aiming to be able to answer 25 multiplication questions (and related division facts) in 3 minutes.

 

Topic – I’d like you to find out as many ways as you can that robots are used in industry – this can be factories, warehouses, supermarkets etc.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Powell

 

 

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Yr6 Home Learning w.e. 11.10.19

This week we have been learning -          

Literacy –creating a story map, researching volcanos

Maths – learning about radius, diameter and circumference

Health and Well-being – learning about understanding emotions and resilience

 

Activities at home

Literacy – carry on researching volcanos to help completing a non-chronological report on volcanos

Maths – my maths is set this week.  Some children are saying they are having trouble when entering their details.  On the first page it should be Trelleck and the mymaths.  This will take you to a new page were you can enter your child’s details.  I hope this works.

 

Please also learn spellings and write a definition for each of your words.  Next week we are focusing on the 8 times table.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

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Year 4 week ending 11.10.19

Year 4 week ending 11th October 2019

This week we have been learning to:

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

Literacy – we have researched, planned and drafted reports about volcanoes.

Science – we hare investigating the effect of plaque acid on our teeth and looking at drinks packaging to see sugar levels in popular drinks.

Humanities - we have investigated the most common crimes and punishments in Roman times and discussed how fair the system was.

PSE - this week we watched the BBC live lesson about mindfulness, to tie in with Mental Health Day.  

How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  this week the homework has been set using My Maths.  Don't forget to practise your times tables using TT blast on Hwb.

Literacy – this week for big write we have written a film review based on the Horrible Histories movie we saw on Monday. What other films have you seen that you could write a review of? Think about the characters, what rating it is, genre, whether you would recommend it.

Science – look at drinks labels at home and when you are out and about.  Write down the sugar levels they contain.  You could even try drawing the results in a bar graph.

Expressive arts / Humanities - research a famous figure from the Romans and Celts. What were they famous for?

Spellings – please remember to practise 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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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Year 1 homework blog

Good afternoon,

 

Thank you for your homework submissions these have really helped the children in their topic work showing the advantages and disadvantages of volcanoes.

 

In maths we have been looking at the meaning of smaller than  <, greater than > and equals = symbols. For homework it would be great if they  could explore this further. (Examples include 5 < 8 and 10 > 9. The “jaws” always faces the bigger number/object.)

 

Write down on two bits of card the > and equals symbol and let the children see how many different pairs they can compare. Please make this practical by letting them compare piles of conkers or leaves (I am in full autumn/harvest mode) or maybe even family member ages. The most unusual comparison gets a prize.

 

On a side note if any of you have mountains of conkers at home thanks to your little darlings (I know I do) then why not make conker abacuses/number strings to help your child with maths (There are a ton of conker math activities you can do). Here is a link to some fun ideas you can do with conkers, my personal fav is the conker painting: https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/blogs/nature-detectives-blog/2017/09/conker-crafts/

 

Kind regards,

The year 1 team

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Monday, 7 October 2019

Year 3 homework

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 7/10/19

 

Literacy: Big write for this Friday is based on our Novel ‘There’s a pharaoh in our bath.’ They will take on the role of a character to write a letter to a friend about their adventures. If your child attends Read Write Inc they will write a letter about their KS2 experiences.

 

 

 

Numeracy

Pupils to use a number line to count on to find the differences and the total of numbers.

 

29 - 8                                                                                 +9

                             +2                            +10

______________________________________

8                         10                           20                         29

 

Add them all up to make 21

 

 

Thanks for your support

Mr D Green

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Friday, 4 October 2019

Year 4 Home Learning- Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips W/E 4.10.19


 

In Maths-

 

In science, we carried on our work on the digestion system, including what various organs do in this process. We will be carrying out an investigation next week about toothpaste and sugary drinks. Could they find out about names of teeth and their function. Look at what ingredients your toothpaste has at home.

 

We would like to develop the children's understanding and use of the 'Four Purposes', which are at the heart of the new curriculum in Wales. They are as follows-

  • ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

     

    Have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH_vqCvC3DE&feature=youtu.be for some more information.

     


    Can they design a character for one of these areas, what could their name be? What would they look like? What might they be doing to show they reflect this area? Some examples might be 'Healthy Henry' and he might be doing some form of exercise an eating healthy food or 'Ethical Ella' might be using technology or recycling etc. We are hoping to use these characters in class this year.

 

Can children continue to practise their spellings at home please.

Don't forget our trip to the cinema on Monday morning. Also, children will having their school photos taken on Wednesday next week.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips