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Rowan Class - Mrs L Smith - Year 5

Y5 Home Learning 30.03.20



 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - HOME LEARNING
At this difficult time, let's all stay safe and follow the guidance set out for us.
 I post daily messages onto Google Classroom and I have been setting at least three tasks every day. Parents- I have sent every child their passwords using g mail on Google so when they log onto Gogle with their Google Username and password, they can see the mail I have sent. 
I know, as a parent myself, that I would not want my child's learning to suffer at this time so if you wish to support your child and they cannot access their learning, please contact me and I will send you picture instructions on how to access it.  lsmith@maesglasprimaryschool.org

Mental health and wellbeing is very important to us all so I suggest a structured routine to your day, children. It would be a really bad idea to let the children look at screens all day so let's try to get into a routine:-

9am- Joe Wicks Youtube channel - workout for kids ( its free)
9:30- homework - Literacy
10:30- screen time
11:00- homework- Maths
12:00- Lunchtime
1:00- walk around your garden or sit in your garden and read a book
1:30- complete another homework task- set daily on Google Classroom
2:30- Sit out in your garden and read
3:00- screen time
4:00-Tea time?

Also why not try to get into a routine of sensible bedtimes- 8:30p.m. is a sensible time to go to bed, this does not mean lying in bed with a screen, it is lying in bed to go to sleep.

Just a few thoughts to help you guys. Look out for today's task on Classroom.

I am missing you all so much, children but hope you stay safe.




CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - MARCH 26th
What a lovely day to sit in the garden and do your learning ! I thought we might try to learn french so I am going to send links to Youtube to learn some basic French ! I have completed PE with Joe Wicks and hope you have too. Remeber to tidy your bedroom and offer to do a chore around the house today. Too much screen time is a really bad idea. I am now posting tasks, so enjoy and remember there is a copy for everyone so you can just type in your answers and you can share it with me . Well done to Jayden, his mum has been in contact and has made sure he completed some of his home learning even though there were teething problems. Katie stuck at it and I have received Jaydens home learning. So proud of you Jayden !
Here are today's tasks ( Thursday, March 26th):-
 LiteracyOpen a Google Doc and write 1 paragraph on this theme:-

Imagine you are a famous football or sports player walking onto the pitch for the first time in your first game. Write what you are thinking and describe what it is like.

Example:-
Wow, I can't believe this is happening. Me ! Playing for Leesd United ! My whole life has lead up to this moment, all taht training and all that hard work has paid off. My hands are sweating and I can feel droplets of swaet as they trickle down my back like a gentlyy flowing brook. The crowd appluase is deafening, it sounds like a herd of elephants racing across the plains of Africa. I can hear the players behind me shouting messages to try to stay calm and to play well. This is making me more nervous. My heart is pounding violently, almost as if it is about to burst through my chest and I smile weakly at everyone. What if I play badly? What if I let everyone down? At last, my feet hit the pitch and I find myself walking on the same ground as the great John Charles, can this really be true? 
 Maths Warm up Task
There is a copy for every single child in classroom so you can write on your copy and hand it in using the Cl;assroom app or share with me, as Jayden has done, Great work Jayden ! The group that usually go out with Mrs Pettican should try Group 3 work below.
Google Docs
 
 Maths Main lessonClick on the link top get the lesson explained, watch it carefully then try the worksheet below

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/


Click here to get the worksheet that goes with the lesson, download it and complete by writing the answers on a Google Doc and share with me.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-4/Y4-Spring-Block-4-WO1-Recognise-tenths-and-hundredths-2019.pdf 
French Learn French ! Click on this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkff4xjkWjE
Amusez bien ! 
 ArtWeaving
 Get twigs and create a weaving frame as shown in the guide below. Use string to wrap around the frame and then weave with flowers and grfasses you find on your daily walk or in your garden ! Look at the Guide below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9lUuNK2HyI

Then collect grasses and flowers and get weaving ! Take a picture and add to the document below with your name ! Click below and a bue hyperlink will show up beneath, click on that and you will see the document.....

Alternatively, you can click here to go to Google Classroom to find all of the tasks set daily:-

Parents, please remeber that Giglets and MyMaths tasks have also been set, click here to find out how to access them. Pupils have been mailed with their passwords via gmail. Please contact me if there is any problem.
For parents - how to check your child is accessing Giglets and MyMaths

Hwly fawr ac au revoir !


HOME LEARNING MARCH 27TH
Good morning angels,
What a beautiful day again, perfect for home learning in the garden ! I hope you are loving PE with Joe as much as we are here? It's a fantastic way to start the day ! Last night I attended a virtual choir session, what an experience ! I could see everyone in choir on the screen and we could hear each other too. I'd love to hear your adventures- why not keep a diary and share with me? It would almost feel like being in school, when you usually come straight to me to tell me your news ! I am missing you but hope you are staying indoors, safe and sound.
If you enjoyed the French video yesterday , there is more today !Look below.....

Look out for today's Home Learning on Docs or below,. Don't forget to go onto Giglets and MyMaths too.
Stay safe,
Mrs S
 Literacy  Enjoy this , record answers on paper and take a picture to gmail to me or complete on Docs and share with me
There is a copy for eveyone, just remember to click the Hand in button after completing it.
 Maths Warm up Copy for everyone, just write on it and share with me !
 Main Maths Lesson There is a copy of the worksheet for everyone, remember to click the Hand In button after completion and watch the teaching video carefully !
Teaching Video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/      watch Lesson 3
Worksheet below
 Task 3 Find a stick that is half as long as another twig or stick, prove it !
 Science This was to be our last mini project, we will do this in school too, it is great fun. Try it ! Click on the links:
http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b_gltKtERY&disable_polymer=true
 French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyHIcOX4FaE


Croeso i'r Dosbarth Rowan 
Welcome to Rowan Class (2019-20)
Meet the Team !
Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and  Ms Pettican

                    

Tymor y Gwanwyn 2020

Spring Term 2020


TOPIC PROJECT LAUNCH- Monday 20th January 2020



This term we will be focusing on the following skills:
Adding and subtracting
Estimating and checking

Volume

Coordinates
Making 3D models

Drawing 2D shapes

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Number patterns
Negative numbers

Perimeter
Time
Multiplication
Pie charts
Angles
Symmetry

 

 

ICT

Pupils will be learning coding and modelling

 

This term we will be embarking on an exciting Science project on Space. We will be launching it with a visit from the fantastic company ‘Astro Cymru’ who will complete activities exploring astronaut training and they will leave us with a challenge of a rocket launch. Aspects covered will include: investigating Mars, discovering how craters are formed, planetary orbits and volcanoes. 

 

Cymraeg

Throughout this term pupils will be completing Eisteddfod activities ready for St. David’s Day. 


Home Learning

Home Learning will be given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. Please ensure the children maintain the high standards of presentation and layout that they produce in class. Home Learning can be found by clicking here.Home Learning is an important in developing good habits for life, thank you for your support in this.

Water Bottles

Please could pupils bring in a water bottle, filled with water every day, as this will improve their concentration and learning. 

Attendance is so important, we have discussed why it is important and all pupils understand the importance of developing good bedtime and school routines. In supporting us, please could you make every effort to ensure your child develops these good routines and comes to school every day. There are many awards for attendance this year, pupils are awarded 2 raffle tickets each at the end of a full week in school and these are entered into a termly raffle where a child wins a tablet. In addition to this, pupils could win a  £10 voucher every half term, pupils could also earn class parties with popcorn and a movie for good attendance.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting myself via the school office.

 Many thanks,

Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and Miss Pettican





Croeso i'r Dosbarth Rowan 
Welcome to Rowan Class (2019-20)
Autumn Term/Tymor y Hydref 2019
Meet the Team !
Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and  Ms Pettican
                    
                              Mrs Probert                                 Miss Pettican                            Mrs Smith

Our project title for the Autumn Term will be announced shortly. As part of our project launch day we will be engaging in fun activities related to our topic. This term in Science we will learn about the human body in our project titled ‘Body and Bugs!’ whilst in Art we will study and create artists such as Lowri and Kandinsky. RE will examine inspirational people who put faith into action, whilst in ICT we will look at coding and  Communication, learning how to set up pages when word processing. In Music, we will follow the Charanga music scheme. In Mathematics, we will learn to read and write 6 digit numbers, add, subtract and multiply. we will also learn to draw line graphs and interpret them as well as investigating the symmetry of 2d shapes. We will be using text to write diaries, reports and a persuasive letter and we will work on developing reading and comprehension skills. The main thread of our learning will focus on Diversity and World in Union, this will take us on an amazing journey throughout a range of areas of learning. 

If you are not yet doing so, we would recommend you follow us on Twitter (@RowanMPS). Throughout the week children’s learning is celebrated through Twitter using the #RowanMPS  hash tag. 


Please remember that school uniform must be worn at all times:

  • White Shirt and Tie 

  •  Green V-neck Sweatshirt or Cardigan

  • Navy Trousers / Skirt / Dress / Navy Tights

  • Green and White Gingham Dress / Navy Shorts (optional for Summer Term)

  • Black Shoes


We thank you for your support in ensuring the children look so smart! 


Our PE days are Mondays (Outdoor PE) and Wednesday( Indoor PE) . We would strongly recommend bringing PE kits on a Monday and taking them home on a Friday. Please be reminded that PE kit is made up of:

  • PE Kit Indoor: Black  shorts / White Round-Neck T-shirt

  • PE Kit Outdoor: Green Hooded Sweatshirt / Black Jogging Bottoms or shorts / Trainers


Home Learning will be given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. Please ensure the children maintain the high standards of presentation and layout that they produce in class. Home Learning can be found by clicking here.Home Learning is an important in developing good habits for life, thank you for your support in this.

Please could pupils bring in a water bottle, filled with water every day, as this will improve their concentration and learning. 

Attendance is so important, we have discussed why it is important and all pupils understand the importance of developing good bedtime and school routines. In supporting us, please could you make every effort to ensure your child develops these good routines and comes to school every day. There are many awards for attendance this year, pupils are awarded 2 raffle tickets each at the end of a full week in school and these are entered into a termly raffle where a child wins a tablet. In addition to this, pupils could win a  £10 voucher every half term, pupils could also earn class parties with popcorn and a movie for good attendance.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting myself via the school office.

 Many thanks,

Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and Miss Pettican



























Our topic this term is 'Wonderful Wales' with a focus on Welsh National Parks. 
Summer 1 in Science-The Water Cycle
Thursday 2nd May: GREEN DAY
IMPORTANT DATE:  Wednesday 19th June    YEAR 5 JFS TRANSITION DAY AND CONCERT

Green Day
We had a fantastic day with lots of fun activities: making musical instruments out of recycled materials, planting flowers and vegetables, litter pick and making an eco quiz.


Fantastic write ups of our fun day!

SCIENCE-The Water Cycle!!! We drew and labelled diagrams in Welsh

SCIENCE-We write an explanation text about 'The Water Cycle'. These pupils chose to present their writing using 'google docs.'


Spring Term/Tymor y Gwanwyn


                                     
     

                  

Exciting activities in the Spring Term
Spring 1- Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th February

Spring 2- Japanese taiko drumming

Spring Term Topic-Explorers and Expeditions

These are the pupils ideas about what they wanted to learn/do.

Every Monday afternoon, for 6 weeks, we are luckily to be learning 'safe cycling'.

Welsh

This term we are learning the past tense. Ble est ti? Where did you go? Es i..... I went... Beth wnest ti? What did you do? Chwaraeais i..... I played... Bwytais i.... I ate Yfais i..... I drank... Prynais...... I bought Beth welaist ti? What did you see? Beth gest ti? What did you have? Ces i... I had... Sut oedd y tywydd? How was the weather? Roedd yn..... It was.... bwrw glaw-raining oer-cold stormus-stormy



Autumn Term/Tymor yr Hydref

The children will have a year of exciting activities, including: Gilwern, swimming and John Frost High School transition activities. Letters will follow shortly to give you more information about the activities.
Swimming-  5th November-23rd November  (Every day for 3 weeks from 10:30-12:20)
Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th February
    Teaching/Learning
    Maths and Literacy will be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our topic until Christmas is ‘Industrial Wales’.  Year 5/6 will have the opportunity visit Big Pit on Monday 22nd October. We are lucky enough to have Miss Pettican supporting the learning in the class 2 afternoons a week. In Science the children will be learning about healthy living and forces.
   READING, SPELLING AND HOMEWORK
   Your child will be listened to read twice a week in a guided reading group. The children can change their individual reading books whenever they need to. Maths homework and project work will also be given.
  PE
  PE is Thursday afternoon. The children will need black shorts and a white t-shirt. (Only 1 session per week as   we have 3 weeks of intensive swimming this term) Children will need a swimming costume and goggles (girls will need a cap)

World War 1 assembly and workshop


Tachwedd 5/5th November
We are reading a book in Welsh this week.
These are the language patterns we will be using.
Edrychwch ar y clawr      Look at the cover
Beth ydy’r teitl?          What is the title?
 … ydy’r teitl             The title is…
Pwy ydy’r awdur?             Who is the author?
… ydy’r awdur             The author is…
Pa fath o lyfr?                What kind of book?






Healthy Living Week



We made Victoria Sponge cakes.

      
 
     

Welcome to Class 7 (2017-18)

Summer Term (1)
TOPIC: Wales and Welsh National Parks

PE
Monday afternoon-Games
Friday afternoon-Dance (Haka)

SCIENCE: How do survive on an expedition?
Investigations and experiments: What materials would make a natural water filter? What food would be best to take on an expedition?, What material would be be best for a shelter?


Spring Term
Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th February
PE: Gymnastics Friday afternoon
Topic: Fire and Ice-Iceland
Science: insulation, reversible and irreversible changes, electricity circuits

Class Assembly: 9:30 Thursday 15th March Come and see all our fantastic work e.g. gymnastics, Fire and Ice paintings, Gilwern pictures and lots more!

Class 7 Webpics Slideshow Gilwern 2018




We enjoyed making challenging reasoning sums for each other.



Autumn Term

The children will have a year of exciting activities, including: Gilwern, swimming and John Frost High School transition activities. Letters will follow shortly to give you more information about these activities.

Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th February

Swimming-Every Wednesday until Christmas


Teaching/Learning

Maths and Literacy will be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our this term is ‘Fire and Ice’.

We are lucky enough to have Miss Vaughan supporting the learning in the class.

In Science the children will be learning about healthy living and forces.


READING, SPELLING AND HOMEWORK

Your child will be listened to read twice a week in a guided reading group. The children can change their individual reading books whenever they need to. Maths homework and project work will also be given.


PE

PE is Wednesday afternoon. Children will need a swimming costume and  googles (girls will need a cap) The children will also need black shorts and a white t-shirt.


SCHOOL AND CLASS REWARDS

This year, we will be continuing to use ‘Class dojos’ to promote positive behaviour.





Science-The Great Egg Drop Class 7











Wearing RED for SRTRC Day!


 







Class 7 Archive below!
See some of the fun we have had in previous years!
Spring Term 2017
Teaching/Learning
Maths and Literacy will continue to be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our topic until Easter is ‘Botswana’. We are lucky enough to have Miss Vaughan (LSA) to support the children everyday. In Science, the children are involved in a Duffryn cluster project, which involves learning about the world around us with practical activities.

PE

PE days will continue  to be on a Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon. The children will need black shorts and a white t-shirt. The children will be outside (games skills), so will need a track suit and trainers. Earrings cannot be worn for PE.

SCHOOL AND CLASS REWARDS

Thank you for your continued support dealing with any issues that have arisen in the last term.

 Gilwern
Dates- Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th February

It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to participate in. It is usually the highlight of their memories of school. It is also an excellent way to ensure coverage of ‘outdoor and adventurous activities’ in the National Curriculum.

          
                                             
       

We have been tested which material would be the best insulator of heat if you feel in cold water. They wanted to test chocolate spread. Probably because they wanted to eat it afterwards!

                  
                                        NCPCC Number Day
We made board games, IT games and multi skills games,  which have been good fun to play.
                  

                   

     
  





Autumn Term (2)

Antony Jinman is the 12th man to visit both the South and North Pole in the UK. He gave a presentation about his expeditions and let the children try on his polar gear.

     

                                We are not just having a great time. We are learning about friction.



What better way is there to learn about air resistance than making a parachute!



We enjoyed our project on Industrial Wales. The highlight for most of the children was the visit to Big Pit.


Welcome to Class 8 2016/17

Autumn 1

Big Pit 2016


 The children will have a year of exciting activities, including: Gilwern, swimming and safe cycling. 
Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th February
Swimming Dates- (11:00-12:00) 31/10/15 to 18/11/15
Trip to Big Pit Tuesday 4th October

Teaching/Learning
Maths and Literacy will be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our topic until Christmas is ‘Industrial Wales’. Year 5 and 6, will be using the library as an Enhanced Provision Room, with challenge tasks and activities to consolidate the children’s learning from the previous week. We are also lucky enough to have Miss Pettican (LSA) to support the children everyday. In Science, the children will be learning about the human body. On Thursday, Mrs Roberts will be teaching the class all day. 

PE
PE days are Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon.



We run/walk a mile every Thursday morning!