Friday, 27 September 2019

Year 6 Home Learning w.e. 27.9.19

This week we have been

Literacy – continuing to read our class novel / Big Write – answering the question Should plastic be banned in school?

Maths – adding and subtracting money and working to a budget

Science – public health in the roman times

Welsh – writing a letter about ourselves

 

Activities to do at home

Maths – mymaths activity is set although this is looking at adding and subtraction which was completed in class a couple of weeks ago so some revision.

Literacy – research alternatives to plastic for example using bamboo toothbrush

Science – produce a fact file about roman baths.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Year 4 week ending 27.9.19

Year 4 week ending 27th September 2019

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been completing our online maths assessment and identifying/categorising polygons.

Literacy – we have completed a reading test and focused on grammar.

Humanities - our focus has been the spread of the Roman Empire, identifying the countries on a map and finding their modern name.

P.E – well done to all those involved in the cross country this week.  In pairs we have also made a simple gymnastics routine incorporating specific criteria.

ICT - everyone has been practising their typing skills and used spell check.

How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  homework about shapes has been set this week on my maths.

ICT – challenge yourself! How fast can you type a sentence or passage from a book? Now you have a time, try and beat it!

Science – think about the experiment you have done in class this week.  Using the following website, make a poster with some facts and pictures about the different organs that make up our digestive system.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/your-digestive-system/https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/your-digestive-system/https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/your-digestive-system/

Humanities - next week we will focus on Roman crime and punishment.  What is the most unusual crime / punishment you can find from the Roman period?

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 2 w/e 27.9.19

This week we have been

looking at the hierarchy of people in Ancient Egypt 
describing an Egyptian scene using similes and adjectives 
carrying out an investigation " do people with the longest legs jump the furthest?"
measuring 
developing our fitness and body strength
reading Cinderella in Welsh and identifying characters 

Big Write for next week will be sent out shortly and is to create a poster to encourage people to reduce the amount of plastic used and why we should use less plastic. I will send out a sheet asap!

Timestable practice as we will have a mini xtable test next week. 2/5/10 x tables. 

Reading- please read 3 times  over the course of a few days/ or a week, discussing the story, making predictions, using expression etc. It is not a race or competition which I'm noticing is happening so please also re-iterate this to your child as well!

Have  a lovely weekend
Mrs Hassall 

Year 3 homework

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 23/9/19

 

Literacy: Big write for next Friday is to write a recount of the year 3 visit to Hilston Park.

 

 

Numeracy:

You can add several numbers together mentally.

Look for number bonds to ten and then add the remaining number or numbers on.

Such as 6 + 7 + 3 =

So 7 + 3 = 10 and add the 6 to make 16.

 

Practise number bonds to 20 also.

 

12 + 3 + 8 =                                                         12 + 8 = 20 then add 3 to make 23.

 

These numbers can be extended, such as: 14 + 5 + 6 + 3 =

And so on.

 

Knowing and being familiar with the times tables really helps with their access to numeracy. At this age your child needs to know their x2, x3, x5 & x10. We will be moving on to other times tables during the year.

 

Egypt topic:

Please can pupils begin to research the different types of gods and goddesses in ancient Egyptian folklore. They can create drawings of them too.

 

Harvest Festival song words will be sent home to learn.

 

Thank you for your support.

Mr D. Green

 

 

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Thursday, 26 September 2019

year 1 Homework blog

Good afternoon,

 

Thank you for all the bottles that have been brought in, especially to the one kind soul that brought in ample for the class. We are now set for bottles.  

 

I have had a few parents ask me about forest schools. Year 1 will be travelling to forest school at least once a season as part of the expectations in year 1 is for children to understand how a place changes through the seasons. It is likely that come the summer term year 1 will be making additional forest school trips.

 

This week in maths they have looked at how numbers can be represented in many different ways, such as spots on dice and beads on an abacus. In topic we looked at viscosity/gloopyness of different liquids and set up an experiment to find the best substitute liquid to match lava.

 

For homework this week could the children have a go at completing the nrich problem two dice. (two dice. https://nrich.maths.org/150). Nrich is a great website in general if you’re looking for math puzzles or activities for children of all ages.

 

We have quite a collection of jumpers already and they all have no name. Could you please ensure your child’s name is on all your children’s school uniform as it makes it so much easier to return. Also if anyone would like to give some of the uniform a new home please help yourself at the end of the day.

 

Kind regards,

 

The year 1 team.

 

 

 

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Friday, 20 September 2019

Year 1 homework

https://www.steampoweredfamily.com/activities/10-layers-of-the-earth-projects-for-kids/

Good afternoon,

This week we looked at a 3 layer system of the earth. (Crust, mantle and core). The children loved the play dough model and wanted to create their own but I didn't have the play dough to spare. The above link shows different ideas for earth models from creating pudding layers to the play dough model I made. If you and your child would like to create a model it would be great if we could have a pic to create a display.

To consolidate their understanding of number bonds could you work with your child to find every number pair to ten, 10 + 0 is one example. You can push this to 20 for a extension. This is something that should become natural to the child over the course of year 1. You can use a group of objects that total ten and share them between you in different ways to make the activity hands on.

We will be creating volcanoes at the end of the term so if you could bring in a 2 litre bottle that would be very helpful.

Finally if anyone wants their child to take part in kerbcraft could you ensure that the sheet is in for Monday as it starts this Wednesday coming. Most of the forms are in but we are missing a couple.

Kind regards,

The year 1 team.



Home learning Year 3

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 16/9/19

 

Literacy: Big write for next Friday is to write a short story about a toy that comes to life and have adventures in the child’s bedroom.

 

 

 

Numeracy:

You can partition numbers with your child to see the value of each digit.

Example:        123

                     100  20   3

 

Practice counting up and down in 10s & 100s. 

Example: 73, 83, 93, 103                     96, 86, 76, etc

                  125, 225, 325 , etc            1000, 900, 800, etc

 

Knowing and being familiar with the times tables really helps with their access to numeracy. At this age your child needs to know their x2, x3, x5 & x10. We will be moving on to other times tables during the year.

 

 

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

 

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Year 4 Home Learning- Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips W/E 20.9.19


In Maths- We used a number line to help find differences and add and subtract. Can they try drawing their own to solve- differences between 348 and 421, 96 and 135, 563 and 722. Try some others too.  


In science, we designed and made a structure to protect a chocolate teacake when dropped at different heights. They worked well in groups and enjoyed testing their structures.  Next week we will be focusing on the organs in our bodies and the function they do. 


Humanities- can they find out what countries were in the Roman Empire- perhaps choose one to focus on- what facts can they find out?

Please can they begin to learn the lyrics to the Harvest song. The words can home Friday. They also have topic spellings to learn. 


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips


Year 2 w.e 20.9.19

This week we have been

identifying coins and making different amounts of money 
writing an autumn poem
building strength in our bodies by completing fitness exercises and squat challenges
writing about ourselves in Welsh
learning our Harvest song 
created a map of Egypt and labelling the main landmarks 

Big write letters will have been sent home for next week. Please remember you don't need to bring it in until Friday ready for the lesson.

Topmarks have some good money games- toyshop or coin sort. This will help to consolidate learning this week and you can also set different levels. 

Some children found it a bit tricky and this was down to number bond knowledge so please recap coin recognition and also number bonds. 
e.g. 20+10= 30 
20+20=40 etc 

Please practice the harvest song- let it grow. Your child should have the words in their bags. If you youtube let it go karaoke version then this will help with the backing track. We are not doing the last verse however.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine. 

Thanks
Mrs.Hassall


Yr6 Home Learning w.e. 20.9.19

This week we have been learning:

 

Literacy – continuing to read our class novel The Secrets of Vesuvius, making notes on the characters, setting etc.

Humanities – creating a timeline relating to the Romans.

Science – learning about bacteria and creating a fact file.

Numeracy – using negative numbers.

 

Activities to try at home.

 

Humanities – carry out research on the rise of the Roman Empire and find out who Romulus and Remus where.

 

Numeracy – complete the set mymaths homework. 

 

Bacteria – create a poster to be displayed around school highlighting the importance of washing your hands after visiting the bathroom.

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Year 4 week ending 13.9.19

This week we have been learning to:

Numeracy – we have been using our mental maths skills for addition and also adding two and three digit numbers together.


Literacy – this week we have begun our new novel "The Secrets of Vesuvius".


Science – we have been studying the human skeleton and different animal skeletons, discussing their similarities and differences.


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 – in order to improve our fitness and team work, this weeks P.E invloved circuit training.


Humanities - to begin our Horrible Histories topic, we have discussed why timelines and chronology are important and drawn timelines of major periods in history.


 How you can help at home:

Numeracy –  the following website contains a game which recaps the skills we have focused on this week. Select addition and then scroll down to A16.  The children will then be able to pick the level they feel is most appropriate to them. Dont forget to practice your times tables - the children have all used TT blast on hwb this week.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/289/KS2_Maths_Invaders


Literacy – find where Pompeii is on a map, you could draw it, print it etc. 


Humanities – next week we will be looking at what the Romans did for us in Britain.  Read the following poem and decide if you think what the Romans did for us was good or bad.

http://www.history-for-kids.com/romans-did.html


Science – start researching the digestive system in humans and write 5 key facts that you have found out.


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips.


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Year 2 w/e 13.9.19

This week we have been

Using what we know to solve harder sums
Practising our xtables
Identifying odd and even numbers and completing mini investigations linked to it
Story mapping Cinderella
Identifying continents and using an atlas to locate Egypt and nearby countries
Learning all about Dementia and how we can help
Developing accuracy skills in throwing and catching
Creating a topic map about what we would like to learn about using the 4 purposes

Thank you to those who completed the Big Write prep, it really does help the children with both their understanding and confidence when completing the task. A new Big Write has been sent home. Please remember you don't have to complete the task at home or write lots- just notes or vocabulary is plenty!

Start to look at what the Egyptians wore. What was the difference between the clothes Pharaohs (kings) wore compared to slaves or towns people. Were there particular colours or materials or patterns? Could you tell them apart easily? Would we still wear them today?

Have a lovely and sunny weekend (hopefully!)
Mrs. Hassall
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Year 3 Home learning

Dosbarth Mr Green

Week Commencing 10/6/19

 

Hi to parents of Year 3!

I’m looking forward to working with your child and yourselves this year.

 

This first week’s homework is basically going over some of the maths work we have covered in the last couple of weeks. I have sent home some worksheets to help with this.

 

 

Knowing and being familiar with the times tables really helps with their access to numeracy. At this age your child needs to know their x2, x3, x5 & x10. We will be moving on to other times tables during the year.

 

 

Thank you for your support,

Mr D Green

 

 

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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Year 1

Good morning to you all,

 

This first week as been lovely and the class have been settling in with a pirate themed week. They have Uncovered treasure, created their own gold and made their own class rules to name a few activities.

 

Next week we shall be burying a time capsule that we will dig up at the end of the year and the children have wrote about what they hope to achieve in this year. If the children want to bring a small item to be buried that is fine but I cannot guarantee the safety of the item.

 

This term we will be looking at Volcanoes and so for homework I would like the class to find out a name and some facts for 1 volcano. Some fact ideas could be where the volcano is located, how high it is, whether people live nearby ETC. I recommend using google earth to explore their volcano "first-hand" as well.

 

Many of you have reached out to us asking about the teacher timetable in  year 1. Mr Carbis works Monday-Thursday morning and Mrs Peacock works Thursday afternoon-Friday.

 

Any questions please feel free to chat to one of us or drop us an email. We look forward to working with you through the year.

 

All the best,

 

The year 1 team

 

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Friday, 6 September 2019

Year 2 w/e 6.9.19

Welcome back to the start of a new school year! The children have settled well into Year 2 and have been working hard! We have mainly been settling in and getting into the new routine!

We have been-
Partitioning Numbers and recapping place value
Started to look at the features of Egypt and started to use Hieroglyphics
Looked at verbs and synonyms
Created a fact file all about ourselves
Talked about what makes us special and what makes us happy/ sad
Teamwork skills and meditation
Identifying more than and greater than

Your child will have had their Big Write for next week, please look over this with them as it will help greatly when we come to do the work.
If no prep is sent home for Big Write then don't worry as it will be a stimulus in school.

We will aim to read with the children twice a week- once individually and once in a group. However please bear with us if it only happens once a week as I'm sure you can imagine how busy things get and how timetables don't always go to plan! We will then change their books at either of these times. Please read the book 3 times and acknowledge this in the reading diary so we know when to change. We will alternate between "code" books and "normal" books to allow for variety.

Your child will come home with spellings in the next few weeks for them to learn. They will then be tested on these once a week.

Homework will not necessarily be set each week but I do ask that reading and timestables are learnt and regularly practiced (2/ 5/ 10) in and out of order until rapid and confident recall when questions asked. If confident with these then move onto 3/4 timestables. This will help the childrens understanding and confidence tremendously with maths as they move throughout school.

If you do have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to speak to one of us or contact the school.

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs. Hassall

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Year 4 Home Learning- Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips W/E 6.9.19


In Maths- Place value and ordering numbers. We looked at the value of digits in 4 and 4 digit numbers. We looked at the value of each column, e.g 540-4 being a ten and therefore 40. We used the < and > symbols to compare numbers. The children used a number line to place numbers on and used number skills her to help, so knowing that 500 was half of 1000 helped to place 7500 between 7000 and 8000.

Have a look at: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers


Keep practising 3 and 4 times tables facts, in and out of order. We will be having a big push on these this half term.  


For Topic, they could research the dates of FIVE major time periods in history, such as the Tudors or Saxons. Bring in any information for us to share. The children could make a timeline of their own life, showing key events at different ages along the way. This will help familiarise themselves with timelines and how they work. They can use pictures etc.  


In science, we looked at the human skeleton and its purpose of supporting our bodies and frames. We put together a skeleton picture and began to look at the names of some bones and what organs they protect. What names of bones can they remember?


We looked at this video… http://www.skoool.com.eg/english/skoool_bundle/content/primary/science/body_frame_skeleton/index.html


Next week we will be choosing an animal to research information about their skeletons for a presentation. They could have a look at one of interest prior to Thursday.


The children should all have brought home a reading book this week. They will read on a certain day, but if would be useful to have their books in their bags everyday, for additional reading, swaps etc. Their reading book will be changed on the day their group reads, providing it has a comment from an adult at home. They will also be having have three or four HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS each week in their reading diaries to practise spelling, it would be great if you can help them at home with this.


Do come and see us if you have any questions.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips