Friday, 13 December 2019

Year 2 w/e 13.12.19

What a great start to our Christmas celebrations! I am sure you will agree the children did a fantastic job in their concerts- learning all of their lines, songs and dance routines. A big thank you for all your support in learning their lines with them and also for providing such fantastic costumes. 

We have the whole school pantomime on Tuesday 17th so please make sure your child has a packed lunch for that day. 

Our Christmas party is the afternoon of the 18th so please bring party clothes in a bag to change into.

Next week we will be looking at instructional writing. Please show your child some examples and talk about the features/ purpose of this text type. They will be writing an instruction text on how to make a snowman. Please also discuss this with them. 

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs. Hassall 

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Year 1 homework blog

Good morning,

 

This week we are looking at the names and important properties of 3d shapes. The children are currently exploring how we use each shape in our daily lives and are busy crafting their own Christmas versions.

 

In English we have explored the Christmas story and shall be writing our own Christmas letters to Santa.

 

Thank you for the support you have shown the Children during today’s nativity. It means a lot to the children and is the perfect reward for all their hard work. It was also wonderful to hear the kind comments from some of you after todays play.

 

Just a reminder you can take your child after the Christmas nativity tomorrow from the usual pick up point.

 

Next week is a busy one. We have the panto on Tuesday and FP party on Wednesday afternoon. They will need to bring party clothes with them on Wednesday to get changed into.

 

Kind regards,

 

The year 1 team

 

 

 

 

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Friday, 6 December 2019

Year 4 week ending 6.12.19

Year 4 week ending 6th  2019

This week we have been:

Rehearsing our Christmas performance,

Finding the area of shapes,

Reading a Welsh book during our guided reading sessions,

Completing our CATS test,

Writing instructions for building a snowman

Focusing on our balance in yoga.


How you can help at home:


Try playing the following game to help consolidate our work on instructions

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=instructions


My maths homework has been set online for the topic of area.  There are two tasks assigned, one more challenging than the other. Please complete the one you feel most comfortable with.


Please ensure that all costumes are in school on Monday in preparation for our dress rehearsal.


A reminder that Christmas lunch is on Tuesday 10th and our performances are Wednesday afternoon (11th) and Thursday evening (12th).


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Year 2 w/e 6.12.19

This week we have been

Den building in forest school
Practising our play
Identifying features of 2d shapes
Revising asking and answering questions in Welsh
Making a cartouche
Developing team work and listening and communication skills

Please ensure all costumes are in by Monday for our dress rehearsal. Please encourage your child to add actions and expression to their part that they play.

Xmas lunch is Tuesday 10th with our concerts 9.30 Wednesday 11th and 1.30 Thursday 12th.

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs. Hassall


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Year 1 homework

Good morning,

 

We have looked at finding the difference in maths this week and it would be great if you continue that at home to cement understanding with the children. One suggestion would be for them to make their own number line in chalk and jump between the two numbers, the number of jumps=the difference (You could also get them to build two towers and compare the difference in number of bricks.) . You find the difference between two numbers by starting from one number and counting to the other (so the difference between 8 and 3 is 5 because you count on or back 5 times to get to that number). If they are confident in finding the difference you can stretch their understanding by adding or taking away a set amount from both numbers and seeing if the difference changes. (8-3=5 and 9-4=5)

 

Understanding about the difference between numbers and knowing when it does or doesn’t change is a useful skill to master because they can use it to manipulate subtraction sums to make it easier for themselves. IE changing a tricky bridging sum like 13-7 to 16-10 by adding 3 to both numbers.

 

One final request. We will be using paper mache to explore 3d shapes in the final weeks so if you have any spare unwanted newspaper could you bring it into the class.

 

Kind regards,

 

The year 1 team.

 

 

 

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Friday, 29 November 2019

Year 5 week ending 29th November

 

Numeracy – this week we have been working on multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 I have set homework tasks on My Maths to practise this some more.

Please 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. Find out the definition of each word, and use it in a sentence.

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

-ll

th-/ -th

Db*

k/b/h/t

ph

ball

them

address

dumb

alphabet

call

they

better

lamb

autograph

fall

there

butter

numb

autobiography

hall

thing

button

thumb

biography

tall

think

collect

debt

cellophane

wall

path

common

doubt

elephant

bell

with

dinner

rhubarb

geography

fell

both

hammer

rhyme

graph

sell

cloth

happy

castle

nephew

tell

clothes

ladder

whistle

orphan

All

money

mother

stopped

without

until

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Powell

 

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Year 6 Home Learning Blog w.e 29.11.19

Today we had a visit from PC Finnister for a talk on Cyber Bullying.  Click on the link below to discuss the topic further at home

 

https://schoolbeat.cymru/en/pupils/age/7-11/

 

I’ve also set my maths homework to reinforce equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amounts – thank you to the children who are completing mymaths as this is supporting their learning in class.  The mymaths activities should be at a level where they are able to complete the activity independently at home – if you have any questions then please contact me in school.

 

Please could you begin to send in any costumes and props from next Wednesday as our dress rehearsal will be on Monday 9th December pm, thank you.

 

Continue to work on spellings and timetables activities this week.

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

 

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Year 4 Home Learning- Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips W/E 29.11.19


In Maths- Telling the time on analogue clocks and digital clocks. Converting between 12 and 24 hour times.


In Technology- We evaluated our group aqueducts- did they meet the design brief, what we liked, how close to the original plan were they, what problems did they encounter etc.


In ICT-we used a branching database (paper based) to follow and identify a number of animals and alien names, following the yes/no questions/answers.


In PE, we practised passing and receiving and dribbling with the ball in hockey. 


You can help at home- practise reading times on a variety of clocks, try writing down and matching some times- so for example, if you wrote down in words, half past 10 or twenty to 6, can they write the digital time, so 10.30 and 5.40. Ask them to draw the hands on analogue clocks too. They found 'to' times trickier. Challenge them then to convert to 24 time, (add 12 to the number) so if it was 4.15, add 12 to make 16.15 and vice versa. If it seems too tricky, just stick to 12 hour, we'd rather them be confident with that.


Have a look at- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock this is good for switching between clock displays.


Look back at last weeks blog for their 'Learn Its' to help improve speed of recall.

Use some pictures of animals, draw some on some small bits of paper is easiest. Start with just two or three. Get them to think of yes/no questions to distinguish between them. Then try drawing out some branches and writing the questions on. They can show you what we did this week then in our branching databases.


Have a look at http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html to get a better idea. (The mini-beasts classification near the bottom of the page.)


Next week will be making at start on our 'Kindness Advent Calendar.' Can they think of some ideas for this, we have talked about it in class, so should be think of a few.  Bring them in Monday.


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips


Reception Home Learning W/E 29.11.19

This week we have been learning-

Literacy- sounds w and th. Reading and blending with these sounds.

Identifying a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence and a full stop at the end.

Numeracy-Matching numbers to numerals up to 10. Putting numbers 1-10 in the right order.

Humanities- Being aware of road safety. Creating a road safety poster.

Creative - Making Christmas decorations out of natural materials.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Continue to read and blend sounds.

Numeracy- Perhaps you could help your child to recognise and name numbers 
1-10.

Thank you for supporting Reception Class by buying their beautiful leaf prints. The children have already chosen some items for our class. I will let you know what we buy.

Enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Dosbarth 3

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 25/11/19

 

Literacy: Big write for next Friday is to describe a given Winter scene using descriptive writing.

 

We have been working hard on our Xmas Fayre products and concert songs this week.

Your child can learn their words off by heart .

 

Thank you for your support

Mr D Green

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Year 1 learning

Good Afternoon,

 

We have been looking at position and movement in year 1. Here is a maths homework activity that builds on that. https://nrich.maths.org/234.

The children could use the interactivity or colour in squares themselves.

 

We have been focusing on Christingle and Christmas plays this past week. In topic we have finished our timeline activities.

 

Thank you for everyone who supported year 1 recently with the forest school trip and Christmas fayre.

 

Kind regards,

The year 1 team.

 

 

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Friday, 22 November 2019

Year 6 Home Learning W.E. 22.11.19

This week we have been busy with play rehearsals and in class

Literacy – writing a newspaper report for the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Maths – fractions, equivalent and non-equivalent fractions.

Art – roman mosaics

 

Activities to try at home

Maths – mymaths is set this week.  It’s great to see so many of you having a go.  Remember you can use mymaths without homework set for the week playing game and learning your tables.

Literacy – please continue to learn your lines as from Monday we will not be having scripts.  We have discussed costumes in class, if you have any questions please let me know.

 

We will continue with spellings and timetables next week so please learn them, timetables will look at a range of tables from 1-6 including times and divide.

 

Please could you send in a glass jar for the children to use to create their Christmas fayre stall gifts on Monday. Thank you.  

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Reception Home Learning W/E 22.11.19

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Recounts. We created a recount of our secret forest trip. Beginning to use recount words- first, next, then, finally etc. 
Sounds- J  v and y.

Numeracy- Counting accurately to 5 and 6.

Creative- Making leaf prints to sell at the Christmas fayre.

Science- Identifying healthy snacks. Identifying foods that we should eat less of.
Listening to sounds of nature.

Humanities- Beginning to understand how people lived hundreds of years ago. At the secret forest, we had the opportunity to look at iron age dwellings.

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Practise new sounds and recap others. Read simple words from the word time sheets. 

Numeracy- Perhaps help your child to pick for eg. 5 toys. Can you count them? How many is 1 more? Check your answer. Can you write number 5 and 6?

We had a lovely day at the Secret Forest. Even though it was cold we kept moving. It was quite magical and very unspoilt. It was just lovely to watch the children throwing leaves around, collecting twigs and just being so aware of their surroundings. The children were noticing the gnarled wood, lichen, colourful forest floor etc which was amazing.

Also if your child is a girl soldier, I don't mind a bit of sparkle in their hair!

Thank you for your support and have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Year 4 week ending 22.11.19

Year 4 week ending 22nd November 2019

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been converting different periods of time, such as minutes, hours, days, weeks and months.

Literacy – we have been writing a newspaper report based upon our novel "The Secrets of Vesuvius".

Expressive Arts – we have begun rehearsing our Christmas production and making our product to sell at the Christmas fayre.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  we are focusing on increasing the speed of the Learn It's (part of our Big Maths) that are tested on a Friday.  The learn it's may look simple however we are aiming to increase the fluency which the children can complete these so that they become second nature to them.  When tested in class, they have 60 seconds to complete the learn it. Please can you practise these at home, aiming to beat the time which you can complete them.  The questions may be reversed, such as 8 x 2 or 2 x 8.  The children know which learn it's they are on and the questions will be written at the bottom of the blog.

Literacy / Expressive Arts – please find underneath the lyrics for one of the songs in our Christmas play.  We would like the children to learn these in readiness for our next rehearsal.

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

Sherwood Forest

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN SHERWOOD FOREST,

EVERY DAY IS NEW!

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN SHERWOOD FOREST,

SKIES ARE ALWAYS BLUE!

THERE'S NO DOUBT WE'RE CARVING OUT

A LIFE FOR ME AND YOU,

RIGHT HERE IN SHERWOOD—WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE!

 

IN OUR LAND OF PLENTY, LIVING LIFE FOR FREE,

AN ADVENTURE LIES IN WAIT FOR YOU AND ME!

WE ARE SOWING THE SEEDS OF MOTHER NATURE,

HEAR HER LAUGHTER IN THE LEAVES,

COME AND FEEL THE MAGIC THAT SHE WEAVES!

 

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN SHERWOOD FOREST,

EVERY DAY IS NEW!

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN SHERWOOD FOREST,

SKIES ARE ALWAYS BLUE!

THERE'S NO DOUBT WE'RE CARVING OUT

A LIFE FOR ME AND YOU,

RIGHT HERE IN SHERWOOD…

 

Learn it's 4, 5, 6

4 + _ = 10                                             3 +6 =                    4 + 3 =                                   9 + 9 =

8 + _ = 10                                             5 +2 =                    3 + 5 =                                   7 + 7 =

3 + _ = 10                                             6 + 2 =                   4 + 2 =                                   8 + 8 =

1 + _ = 10                                             9 + 2 =                                                                   6 + 6 =

5 + _ = 10                                             7 + 2 =

 

Learn it's 5, 6, 7

6 + 3 =                                   7 +2 =                    9 + 9 =                   10 x 10                  9 + 4=                    10 x 4                    2 x 10

5 + 2 =                                   3 +4 =                    7 + 7 =                   8 + 3                       1 x 10                     5 x 10                     10 x 9

2 + 6 =                                   5 + 3 =                   8 + 8 =                   4 + 7                       8 x 10                     10 x 6                    3 + 9

9 + 2 =                                   4 + 2 =                   6 + 6 =                   7 x 10                     3 x 10                     4 + 8




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Friday, 15 November 2019

home learning Year 3

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 11/11/19

 

Literacy: Big write for next Friday is to write a short story about finding a magical coin. It must include a forest, a magician and an elephant.

 

Numeracy: 

This week we have been telling the time past the hour. Take the opportunity to ask your child the time so they get used to times past the hour.

 

Here’s 2 useful websites:

 

https://teachingtime.co.uk/

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

 

 

Humanities:

Learn about shadufs that were used in Ancient Egypt.

 

 

Thank you for your support

Mr D Green

 

 

 

 

 

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Year 2 w/e 15.11.19

This week we have been-

Story mapping the story of Pudsey's great fundraiser
Understanding fact families
Creating our own designs for a Sarcophagus
Carrying out the investigation and observing why Camels feet don't sink in the sand
Forest school- nature art

We have forest school on Monday 18.11.19- please ensure appropriate clothing and footwear is available

We will be starting to practise the Christmas concert more frequently, please can lines be learnt as soon as possible so we can focus on the acting side, thank you in advance.

Spellings have also been sent home to learn for next week, please practice writing them in sentences. 

2 /5/ 10 xtable in and out of order- rapidly is still an ongoing target. If your child can do this then please move onto 3 and 4 xtable.

Wednesday 20.11.19 is 'wear something blue' day for UNCIEF- World Children's day. We will be looking at children's rights here. 

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs. Hassall 



Reception Home Learning W/E 15.11.19

This week we have been learning about-

Literacy- Sounds h  sh  and Word time 4.

Numeracy- 2D shapes. Forming numbers 1-5 correctly.

Creative- For Antibullying week we made Kindness Cards. We also talked about the importance of being nice to each other and considerate of feelings to others. 

How to help your child at home-

Literacy- Blend and read words-  had, ship, fish and fun.

Numeracy- Able to identify shapes- circle, triangle, square, rectangle and a hexagon. 

Creative- Making kindness cards for our friends or family.

Thankyou for dressing the children up today in aid of Children in Need.  Also for your generous contributions. We discussed the importance of raising money and made some Pudsey masks.

Enjoy your weekend.

Year 4 week ending 15.11.19

Year 4 week ending 15th November 2019

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – reading information from graphs and drawing bar graphs.

Literacy – we have completed our Roman menus and have been studying the features of newspaper reports.

Science and Technology – we have carefully planned our aquaducts, ensuring we included measurements and identifying the materials needed.

Humanities - this week we have had a lively debate, taking on the roles of different Celtic tribes, deciding whether they should fight the Romans or surrender.  The arguments used by all the children were incredible!

Expressive arts –we have researched how and why Roman mosaics were made.

Welsh - we have been learning new vocabulary, with the focus on what they can see and hear outside.

Health and Well Being - As part of anti bullying week we looked at a short animation called "For the birds" where we talked about what bullying is and different types of bullying. We will continue with this next week.


How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  homework has been given out today on reading information from bar graphs.  

Literacy - choose a newspaper report and read it, then write at least 5 things about it such as what happened, where, when, what the picture is, caption etc.

Welsh - practice the following Welsh vocabulary and try creating a picture dictionary using the words.


Beth wyt ti'n gallu gweld?

What can you see?

Dw i'n gallu gweld...

I can see…

 

gwenyn  bees

blodau flowers

coed  trees

dail leaves

pili pala butterfly

baw mud

adar  birds

papur paper

sbwriel litter / rubbish

pecyn packet

potel bottle

llwybr path


Beth wyt ti'n gallu clywed?

What can you hear?

Dw i'n gallu clywed…

I can hear…

 

sŵn  a sound

y môr the sea

dŵr water

gwynt wind

broga frog

gwdihŵ owl

adar birds

gwenyn bees

plant  children

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips

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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Homework blog

Good afternoon

 

Just a gentle reminder about a few activities coming up:

Tomorrow is fancy dress for Children in need with a suggested donation of £1

Wednesday 20th is Unicef child rights day and will be non-uniform. We are asking that pupils wear something blue. This is the same day as our forest school trip.

 

We are still missing some slips from children for the forest school trip. Can you make sure you provide written permission by Tuesday (It does not need to be the official slip form as long as it contains your child’s name, a signature, an emergency contact number and medical information if applicable.) This is so that your child can take part in the event. Can you also make sure that children come in with full waterproofs, walking boots/wellies and a change of clothes (including socks).

 

This week we have learned at teen numbers (numbers from 11-19) and  multiples of 5. We also looked at Living and beyond living memory with the children sharing some of their memories in a timeline we have started that stems from WW1 to their memories. We have also started a series of football lessons to remember the Christmas truce of WW1.

 

For homework I would like the children to interview an older family member about one of their memories. This memory can be anything as long as it is from before they were born to help fill out the timeline. The important detail is the date.

 

All the best,

 

The year 1 team.

 

 

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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