Monday, 25 May 2020

Trellech Stay at Home Sports Day- Foundation Phase

On the 8th June we are holding our own Stay at Home Sports Day. We are seeking the children’s ideas for the events for the day!

Please could children in foundation phase email their suggestions to their teacher who will collate the most popular suggestions.

 

Reception: MilesD8@hwbmail.net

Year One: peacockk2@hwbmail.net

Year Two: WilliamsJ946@hwbmail.net

 

Many thanks, enjoy half term and we look forward to receiving your suggestions!

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Friday, 22 May 2020

Year 6 22nd May 2020

Good morning Yr6

I can't believe it's half term already Yr6. Once again you have worked so hard this week and I've enjoyed seeing your learning in all areas. You've definitely earned a break, so relax and enjoy the week and hopefully the lovely weather too. This will be the last blog until 1st June although please feel free to continue to share your learning and complete any activities you have missed.

Today's tasks are available in Google Classroom from 9am.
Literacy - Big Write - a poem about being in yr 6
Maths - Big Maths Challenges

Continue with daily reading, times tables and spellings.

If you haven't already, please take a minute to vote for next term's topic using the link below

We have shortlisted 5 ideas that we think you would enjoy - please visit the link below and select your first, second and third choices
https://forms.gle/4WeeDsnnENS8adLp7

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Cotton

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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Year 5 22.05.20

I cannot believe we have already reached half term! You have all worked so had over the last few weeks you have definitely earned a break, so make the most of the lovely weather, relax and enjoy!This will be the last blog update until 1st June, but I have uploaded a link full of things to do if you run out of ideas over half term.

Today's tasks are available in Google Classroom from 9am. 
Literacy - Big Write - Moon landing
Maths - log on and complete your Big Maths challenges. (You're all doing brilliantly with your daily practices and this is being reflected in your scores, so keep it up!)
Reading - Read Theory 
Also remember to ask someone to test you on this week's Spellings.

If you haven't already, please take a minute to vote for next term's topic using the link below


We have shortlisted 5 ideas that we think you would enjoy - please visit the link below and select your first, second and third choices 

https://forms.gle/4WeeDsnnENS8adLp7


Miss Powell

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Year 4 Friday 22nd May

Good Morning and welcome to Friday's home learning blog!

I cannot believe we have got to end of another half term! This will be the last blog until June 1st, so we hope you all have a good break. At least the weather is looking sunny again for next week! 

So, today we'd like you to complete your BIG MATHS online challenges. We look forward to seeing how you have done.

Ask someone at home to test you on your WEEKLY SPELLINGS. 

BIG WRITE- a kindness poem-all the details you will need are over on Google Classroom. 

You will also see a few extra bits and bobs over on Google Classroom for today- they can be done when you have time. All the details are in each assignment. 
  1. Half term reflection of learning
  2. Reading Photo challenge
  3. Half term activities- 40 ideas of things to do during Lockdown from Wales Online. 
Thank you for working hard this half term and completing so much of the work we set, it really makes us smile when we see your work, photos and messages.
Have a good break and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mrs Maunder and Mrs Phillips  

Reception Home Learning 22.5.20

Reception Class Friday 22nd May

To the Parents and children of Reception Class. This will be the last Blog until June 1st. Enjoy the half term and take some time out to relax.


 "We often wait for kindness….but being kind to yourself can start now," said the mole.

Charlie Mackesy


Literacy/Science

Create a Poem.

Remember to use a new line for each sentence to describe a minibeast or creature.

Hopefully you have been able to go out into the garden or go for a walk in this lovely sunshine. Perhaps you could encourage your child to think about the minibeasts or small creatures that visit your garden. Can you find a snail? Where did you find it? Can you find a worm? Where did you find it? Can you repeat this with other minibeasts, birds, or make up some animals that might visit you at night. Try to use some descriptive words. For eg.

Snails hiding in the wet grass.

Woodlice scuttling under the damp wood.

Worms wriggling under the dank flower pots.

Birds singing in the big oak tree.


All Children- On F/C could you name about 4 creatures to use in your poem. Your child can then copy that word but then try to think about how they move or where you might find them. You could perhaps write this poem out for your child to read with you. Or you could create some actions to accompany the poem. Some of these words are obviously quite ambitious, but it's good for them to use and understand this vocabulary. When you do your daily exercise perhaps you could think off adding an additional sentence of your own to the poem. Then perhaps you can create your own poem. Don't forget to include a colourful picture. For eg.

Snails in the grass.

Woodlice under the wood.

Birds in the tree.

Most Children- Create your own poem using your own ideas or you can pinch some of mine.

All children-Create your own poem and have a go at spelling tricky words. As I want to encourage ambitious vocabulary, it doesn't matter if their spellings are incorrect. Encourage your child to spell HFW correctly. 


Numeracy

Number

Don't forget to practise your number formation.

Make some F/C for counting in 10's up to 100. Begin with counting up to 50 first. 


All Children- Create some numbers 0-10. Give your child one of these numbers. If you are outside perhaps you can create a chalk hoop where only certain numbers can enter. But your reason is a secret. So it might be numbers less than 5, numbers more than 6 etc. Hopefully as this game progresses your child will guess what the secret is

Most Children- As above using numbers 10-20.

Challenge- Make a 50 numbered square with chalk outside. Create some missing numbers for your child to fill in. So for eg. miss out 35, 40 etc. If this is too much of a challenge, make the numbers smaller. You could also use this activity to jump on specific numbers or snakes and ladders.

 

Creative- This will be over the week as you can't rush this. After half term, (yes it is half term next week!), we will start creating some designs and I can't wait.

We are going to study the artist Wasilly Kandinsky. He was a Russian artist born a very long time ago. Kandinsky paintings are very abstract. He loved working with lines, colour and shape. He had a rare condition called synaesthesia. This is where he could see colour in music and heard music when he painted. Think about different instruments that your child would recognise- guitar, recorder, violin, tambourine, piano etc. When you hear those instruments, what colour comes to mind? Perhaps you could play some instrumental music for your child and encourage them to close their eyes and listen. Can you see any pictures as the music is playing? What colours can you see? There is plenty of music online that you could use. Classical music is very good for this Beethoven, Mozart etc. What I would like you to do now as a family is to have a big sheet of paper. You can use an odd roll of wallpaper, an empty box or even do on the path in your garden! Get a mixture of paints or some colouring pencils. Obviously paints would work better. Then after listening to the music a couple of times and having discussions about what you can hear, see, visualise. Don't forget to model so that your child has some ideas. For e.g. I can see a horse galloping through a muddy field. Then I can see a little tiny mouse peering over a log etc. Just be really creative and over the top. Don't be surprised if your child copies your thoughts that is absolutely fine. Use lots of adjectives and verbs to describe what is going on in your thought process. I will make artists of you all!!

Play the music again and just all go wild with the colours of the paint to make an abstract creation. Don't be afraid to mix up the colours and create various shades. I can't wait to see them. After you have completed your creation, talk about how the music made you feel and why you have used particular colours. At this stage it is just about using your creativity rather than painting specific objects.


Yoga

Special Place

Sit back and relax. Breathe deeply and slowly.

Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Feel your breathing and let go of everything else…. Imagine a place that is special to you… where you love to be. It may be outside in nature, inside a house, or from a picture or dream. Wherever it is, go there now. Notice what it looks and smells like; hear the sounds. In this special place it is peaceful and beautiful….you feel safe and loved, happy and relaxed. You can feel your heart and know your own mind. You are free to be yourself and you decide who else can come in. You can invite someone you love to join you, or you can just be by yourself. Whatever you choose, enjoy some time for you in your special place.

 

Weekly Welsh

Numbers- Practise counting daily. Perhaps when you are completing our maths activities, you can use some welsh numbers.

Un-  1

Dau-  2

Tri-  3

Pedwar- 4

Pump- 5

Chwech- 6

Saith- 7

Wyth- 8

Naw- 9

Deg- 10

Undeg un- 11

undeg dau- 12


My email address is- MilesD8@hwbmail.net if you need to contact me.

Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles

 

 


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Year 3 Friday May 22nd

Friday 22nd May 2020

Thank you for all the fantastic work this half term. I was amazed by the wonderful volcanoes you made and by the hard work you have put in. I've really enjoyed seeing it all. I can't believe we only have half a term left! Have a great break and stay safe.

Literacy

High Frequency Spellings

decade, decide, describe, define, different, difficult, disappear, distance, distant, donation.

Friday: Ask someone to test you

 

L.O: To carry out a project on your favourite author

You can spend the rest of the week on this as well as some of your time over the Half Term. I am not expecting the work to be completed until June 3rd.

Here are a list of the things I would like you to carry out over the next two weeks:

1)    Create a biography of the author including age, birth date, place of birth, where they live, early life, family, any other careers, awards they have won and other interesting facts.

2)   Create a table including their books and the year they were released

3)   Design an alternative cover for your favourite book by that author

4)   Write a letter to the author explaining why you like their work

5)   Make your own comic strip using just a part of your favourite story by the author

 

Numeracy:

Please log in to Big Maths and carry out the CLIC challenges.

 

ICT

Over the next three days, gather information on the types of birds you see.

Once you have done this enter the information into a table and barchart on Jit. This can be found by logging on to Hwb, then J2e and then Jit. Choose charts then bar chart. Save your work to Hwb so I can see it.

 


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Year One - Friday 22nd May 2020


Today we see our final day of this half term and you have a very well-deserved break next week. 


Year 1 and Year 2 would have been having some sessions in school with Collette from The Wye & Usk Foundation. They have very kindly created some activities that we can still engage with at home. So today will take part in the first two sessions. All the activities can be found at: https://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/educationhttps://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/education

 

Session 1:  

The video clip and worksheet provide a simple, interactive introduction to, or recap of, the water cycle.  It's the first in a series of brief videos which will focus on various aspects of rivers, water quality, species, wildlife, food chains, adaptations, life cycles, pollution, human impacts etc.  It starts by setting the scene for children, that we have a great variety of wildlife in and around rivers because they are full of water. Next, it asks the question how does the water get into the river?                                                                                                                              

The water cycle is explored and explained as the children copy the active interpretation of the different stages.  Key words: source, precipitation, evaporation, condensation, estuary  


All you need to do:  

Watch the video clip and copy the actions of the water cycle.  

Did you/they like doing it? What about the jokes? Rubbish!                                                                                      

 Chat about what else children know about rivers and their wildlife.                                  

 Discuss/recap new words to ensure they know what they mean.                                                                             

Read through activity sheet with children, so they can complete the tasks on it.  You don't need to print the sheet out. 



Session 2: Kitchen Science! 

Session Two looks at the science of the water cycle. The video shows two different ways you can make a water cycle. The emphasis is on actually doing a simple science experiment.  It aims to encourage the children to think scientifically, working out how to set up their experiment, predicting what might happen, then seeing if the predictions came true.  After the experiment, we think about rivers, the water and wildlife in them. We wonder about the fact that sometimes rivers and streams are dirty/polluted.  How does pollution happen? Litter isn't part of the water cycle; we don't see crisp packets as a kind of precipitation.                                                                                                                                                              


 Key words: precipitation, evaporation, condensation, pollution                                                                        

 All you need to do: Watch the video clipRead through the activity sheet with children, decide when they can do the experiment and which water cycle they will make. It works best when it's sunny! Before starting, chat about how they will record what happens in their experiment, will they write, draw or photograph what they see.  

Do the experiment with them, keep checking on it every 30mins, recording the time when you first see condensation and then precipitation.            

SNEAKY TIP: to see condensation/precipitation quickly, use warm water!                                                     

 You don't need to print the activity sheet.   



Please share any work you do with us via pupil folders, email and/ or twitter. Don't forget to include us @trellechprimary and @WUFoundation, we would love to see what we have been up to! 


Literacy: This week we see an alternative Hay Festival and whilst the workshops available are a little old for us. We would love you to read your favourite book, share a book review so others might choose to read your book of choice and tell us about your favourite author.  


Numeracy:  

Today I have been able to add the Big Maths Challenges to our Class Folder within our Hwb Classroom.                                                                                                                                                          

There are 3 available: Clic, Learn Its and Safe- we usually complete CLic and Learn Its in Week One and SAFE during Week 2, so please don't feel you need to do them all today. They are there to check how the children are doing and identify any gaps in learning, so let them try on their own. The Learn Its should be completed in less than 2 minutes as it checks our recall of known number facts. I have also added an editable version to save you printing them off it helps. (In the pupil folder on Just2easy).  If you have any problems accessing them, please let me know and I can email them to you- (peacockk2@hwbcymru.net). 

 

Thankyou for all you are doing with your children to support their learning during these unprecedented times. The activities you are sharing has been amazing. So now enjoy your weeks break, have some time and stay safe. We will be back for the final half of the Summer Term on Monday 1st June.  



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