Next week we will be starting our very exciting Microbit project. This is a project that has been planned with Corpus Christi and the other cluster primary schools as a transition project.
Your homework this weekend is to find out as much information as you can about Microbits!
You can present this information in a variety of ways: a poster, an infographic, a PowerPoint, etc.
If you complete your homework digitally please remember to upload it to our Microsoft teams page.
The following questions must be addressed:
What is a microbit?
How can they be used?
You might want to include a picture of a microbit.
The following websites may be helpful:
All children have been assigned an assessment on Mathletics to practice some key Mathematical skills.
-High frequency words
Half Term Homework
Learners are going to explore the science of making bread next term, as part of our topic on 'Potions'. For homework, learners are to research how bread is made. They may want to use these subheadings:
What different kinds of bread are there?
How have people made bread throughout history?
What are the differences with making different kinds of bread?
Children might even want to try making their own bread at home to contribute to their research project.
Learners have been allocated homework on Mathletics for their half term homework. Their work will be on angles (which we have studied in class). Learners have also been set work on probability (something else they have studied in class).
-The letter c makes the sound s when it is followed by e, i or yThe letter c makes the sound s when it is followed by e, i or y
We have our reasoning test next week (Tuesday).
We have been going over reasoning in class.
The reasoning tests we use come with a powerpoint that can be administered by a parent or can simply be looked at by a child- the powerpoint is available at the top of the web page. The mark scheme is also available at the top of this web page.
Children who have had difficulty accessing prior papers have been given a paper test to complete for homework. Everyone else has been asked to access the paper at the top of the homework page.
To save paper (as we are an eco school) we ask for you to download and print the paper at home, or complete the questions in your homework books straight from the screen.
Note for parents: The 'script' above is to explain what to say when showing the powerpoint presentation It takes you through what to say slide by slide.
We are looking at biographies next week, and, in keeping with our topic on 'Gallery' we would like learners to choose a famous artist to write about.
We would like learners to create a bubble map, in their green thinking books, listing interesting facts about an artist of their choice.
They might want to think about the following:
-What's their most famous piece of art work?
-Where did they live?
-When were they born? When did they die?
-What was their early life like?
-Where did they study?
-What type of art did they produce?
Here are some suggestions:
- Frida Kahlo
-Vincent Van Gough
-Leonardo Di Vinci
- Damian Hirst
When researching remember to stick to child friendly websites- you might want to put 'KS2' after your search to make sure the website is suitable!
If you have not yet completed the digital survey can you ensure it is completed this weekend, thanks!
The rule- When a letter ends with an 'e' - You take it off when adding 'ing'
If it doesn't end with an 'e' you double the final letter before adding 'ing'
Find a piece of artwork that you like and analyse it using your thinking hats. Use your red hat to describe how it makes you feel, use your black hat to say what you dislike, your yellow hat to say what you like, your blue hat to ask questions and your green hat to say what and how you would improve and change. We have listed some paintings below that you might like to use but please feel free to choose your own.
The starry night - Vincent Van Gogh
The Son of Man - Rene Margritte
The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali
Water Lillies - Claude Monet
Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci
The Fighting Temeraire - J.M.W Turner
All children have been assigned a Maths procedural test to complete on Mathletics in order to help them prepare for the forthcoming National Tests.
Can all children please complete the following Pupil digital skills survey by clicking the link below.
29/3/18 - Easter Holiday homework
The National Tests in Mathematics and Reading will take place from 2nd-9th May.
For their Easter homework the children have been given 3 booklets of past papers to complete. There is a Mathematics procedural test, Mathematics reasoning test and an English Reading test.
The children are to complete the tests in the booklet itself.
We advise that the children do the tests in the time advised to get used to timed conditions.
Mathematics procedural and reasoning - 30 minutes each.
Reading - 1 hour
We will be going through these tests in class after the Easter holidays to help the children identify next steps therefore it is vital they are completed.
In addition the children have their usual spellings to learn.
-the suffixes -ship, -hood, -ment and -ness
-suffixes -tion and -sion
Next week we have our Holy week assemblies
Miss Flynn- 28/3/18
Miss Davies - 29/3/18
We have provided a copy of the assemblies above. Please can all learners know their lines and cue lines off by heart by Monday so we can have meaningful practices.
In addition to this, some learners have been selected to read/take part in Mrs. O'Brien's retirement mass on Tuesday. These children are exempt from homework deadline this week, as they have extra lines to learn.
This week we have been looking at figurative language to make our writing better and more descriptive.
We have started to use figurative language to describe settings.
Learners to look at the picture below and to use their 5 senses (touch, hearing, smell, taste, sight) to describe the setting using figurative language techniques.
If learners want to choose their own picture, they can.
Learners might want to use a sentence starter to help them write:
I climbed out of my boat, trying not to fall into the transparent, azure water, I peered upwards. I could see...
Learners to use examples of
They might even want to use an online thesaurus like this one:
To find some great synonyms.
Homework has been allocated on Mathletics- We are allocating children tests in order to assess weak skills, and to prepare them for the looming National Tests. All learners have a mathletics username and password, please ensure that time is taken to complete the assessments. Children can also practice their skills using Live Mathletics.
Can all learners be familiar with their lines and their cues for Monday's assembly.
This will be at 3pm- We look forward to welcoming you!
Learners will be rewriting newspaper articles next week. As part of this task, we will be linking our newspaper stories to our class novel, 'Oranges in No man's land' about a young girl, who is living as a refugee in Beirut.
As preparation for our writing task in school - we would like learners to find facts and figures from some of the following newspaper articles and websites. Learners should identify 5Ws (who, what, when, where and why) and also any eyewitness quotes.
Dwr and Ddaer
-Take these straight from the report
Gwynt and Tan
-Use the various websites and reports to plan an article of your own based on a similar story or journey. Include facts and figures and 5 Ws.
We will then be writing similar reports in class. Learners must say where they found the information.
All children have been assigned a reasoning assessment on Mathletics.
-the suffix -al
-the suffixes -ible and -able
-the prefixes fore- kilo- inter- and mini-
Those who have a part in the upcoming class assembly need to learn their lines.
All other children are to write about a time where they have managed to resist temptation.
-Make sure you use capital letters, full stops, commas and pararaphs
Write in detail and use your red thinking hat to say how you felt and talk about what the rewards of you making the right choice were.
Here is a WAGOLL - Key words are highlighted
I was so excited for my birthday. I had asked my Mum for a hamster. She had told me no, but I had a feeling she might have arranged to get me one for my birthday.
A few days before my birthday I went into my Mum's room to get a hairbrush and noticed some brightly coloured wrapping paper poking out of the corner of her wardrobe, which she'd left open. I opened the door wide, and saw that it was a present! It was a cuboid shape, and I wondered if it might be a hamster cage. I looked at it for about 5 minutes, wondering how I could unpick the cellotape to see if it was a hamster cage. I thought about how amazing it would be if I was getting a hamster, but then I thought about how disappointed my Mum would be if I ruined her surprise. She worked long hours at the hospital and had taken alot of time to wrap my present and make my birthday special. I really wanted to take a peek, but examined my conscience, and decided that I shouldn't give into temptation.
On the day of my birthday, I was so excited to open my present. I had waited and it was nice because it was a real surprise on my birthday. I was right- It was a hamster cage, and my Mum promised she'd take me to get my hamster the next day. She was so pleased at how excited I was and I realised that if I'd have looked, I wouldn't have been surprised at all.
Half term Homework
In addition to any Eisteddfodd Entries children wish to submit, Learners have two pieces of half term homework, in addition to Assigned Mathletics tasks.
Task 1: Complete a research project on worms, for our next science topic. You might want to consider:
- How do worms eat?
- How do worms move?
-How many different kinds of species are there?
-What is the longest worm every recorded?
-What is the life cycle of a worm?
-What are the different types of worms?
This project can be presented in any way.
Make the building you designed for the bay, when possible, using recycled materials.
(Children designed their buildings on their school trips to Cardiff Bay and will be bringing their designs home)
Those who did not attend, to design and label their building, ensuring they label design and with building materials and discuss particular features and why they've added them.
-The verb endings -s, -ed
-The letter strings ear
-add -s to make the plural
-nouns ending in -o add -es to make the plural
We have began reading our new class novel 'Oranges in no-man's land' which is set in Beirut. Your homework this week is to research the city Of Beirut, its history and the impact of the war on the city. You can present this in your learning log in any way you wish. Be creative and reference where you find your information!
Both groups may include pictures or photographs.
Both Miss Davies' and Miss Flynn's Maths classes have been assigned work on Mathletics. The work has been set as areas that the children need more practise on following our mock tests this week.
-wa and wo
-ending in f and fe and unusual plurals
Research an athlete who is competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Write a biography on this athlete in your green homework books. A biography needs to include a sumarised events of the person's life, be written in the third person, use the past tense and include exciting and interesting facts about the athlete's life which link to their Olympic career.
You need to create a fact-file on the athlete including their name, history of where they come from, the Olympic sport they compete in, any sporting achievements/medals and any other interesting or exciting information.
Both groups may include pictures or photographs.
Both Miss Davies' and Miss Flynn's Maths classes have been assigned work on Mathletics.
-use the letter K before, i, e and y
-adding s and es to make plural
We have been identifying the features of Newspaper reports this week in school. Your task is to find a real newspaper article and identify the features we have been learning about. You can stick this article into your green homework books and highlight the features using a key. You then need to explain why that feature is important for an effective newspaper report.
For example: A catchy headline is important in order to attract the reader's attention. A headline may include alliteration to achieve this.
These are some of the features you need to look for: Catchy headline, introductory paragraph containing 5 Ws, photograph, caption, concluding paragraph, quotes and facts.
5D - Remember to practise your assembly lines! Our class assembly is at 3PM on Monday 29th January.
Miss Davies' Maths class have been assigned work on Mathletics.
Miss Flynn's Maths class need to learn their 6, 7 and 8 times tables by heart.
-words ending in less, ful or ly
We have been looking at Databases in school. A database is anything that allows you to search information, you can sometimes use filters to find specific details. For homework this week, we want learners to find a database online...This could be a holiday website, a clothing website, anything that allows you to search.
Some examples are below:
We'd like learners to tell us what they searched for and whether they found it- They could even print out pictures of one of the products they found.
Learners then complete a black and yellow thinking hat analysis, to explain what they liked about the website and what they didn't like.
This work was done in class this week, so learners should know what they need to do.
Yellow hat = positive things about the website
Black hat = Negative things about the website
All tasks have been assigned on Mathletics
S or es
Next week we will be making bottle rockets in Science. We would be grateful if children could bring a bottle to class. This bottle must have a flip cap top like the one pictured below. If you have several of these kinds of bottles we'd be delighted to have as many as you can spare.
-Miss Flynn and Miss Davies
In religion we are studying Mission. We have been thinking about people who have a special mission in their lives, and thinking about our own mission.
In Green homework books research a person who is inspirational. You can choose anyone you want.
1. Why you find them inspirational
2. What their personal mission is.
3. How they achieved their mission.
4. How they have impacted people, and inspired your mission
Miss Davies class.
Children have been assigned online Mathletics tasks to complete by their Mathematics teacher.
Miss Flynn's class:
Complete fractions problems in maths books.
Book 3 Unit 9
Words that have a prefix of Bi, Tele or Trans
Book 1 Unit 9
Words to help with classroom dictionary work
Research a building in Cardiff Bay