- Newsletter - 16th March 2018 16th March 2018
- SNOW DAY MESSAGE FROM MRS RIORDAN 2nd March 2018
Homework
Please open the documents attached (or see below for your task) and complete it in your homework book.
If you are in Mr Woodford's English or Maths class, you may find your homework located on Mr Woodford's class page. Please check both to avoid missing out!
If you have forgotten your homework book, please complete on paper.
Additional resources to support the children with their tests.
You can use the following links to help prepare for your tests. Read through the information and then complete each quiz. The additional resources do not need to be completed for homework. They are there to help :)
Read through the information on measures in the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/measures/read/1/
Once you feel you understand how to convert between different units of measure, complete the quiz on the BBC KS2 website. Click the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q89586764
Read through the information on time in the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/time/read/1/ (Time).
Once you feel you understand how to convert between analogue and digital clock times, complete the quiz on the BBC KS2 website. Click the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q71856896
Read through the information on negative numbers in the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/negative_numbers/read/1/
Once you feel you understand how to read negative numbers, complete the quiz on the BBC KS2 website. Click the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q29941926
Read through the information on factors and multiples in the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/factors_multiples/read/1/
Once you feel you understand factors and multiples complete the quiz on the BBC KS2 website. Click the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q82797909
Additional Support for the Homework
To work out 1/10, you need to divide the number by 10. So 1/10 of 240 is 24.
240 / 10 = 24
To work out 4 ½ x 10, you need to convert the number to a decimal. 1/2 as a decimal is 0.5 Therefore, the answer is 4 + 0.5 = 4.5
Once you have worked out 4.5, you multiply the number by 10. The decimal point does not move, but all the number move 1 place to the left when multiplying by 10 (2 when multiplying by 100).
Therefore, 4.5 x 10 = 45.
The next question involves balancing the equation. This means getting the same answer on both sides.
2 + 2 = ____ + 1
The answer is not 4, because the question wants you to balance the equation. Don't forget about the + 1.
The answer is 3. This is because 2 + 2 = 4 and 3 + 1 = 4.
If the question was 2 + 2 = ______ and there was no +1, then the answer would be 4. Remember to read all questions very carefully.
To work out 3/4 of a number we need to work out 1/2 and 1/4.
If we needed to work out 3/4 of 40, then we would need to work out 1/2 and 1/4.
We can work out 1/4 by halving a number and halving it again.
1/2 of 40 is 20
1/2 of 20 = 10
Therefore, 1/4 of 40 = 10
To find 3/4, we add the answer for 1/2 and 1/4 together.
Therefore, 3/4 of 40 = 20 (1/2) + 10 (1/4).
3/4 of 40 = 20 + 10
3/4 of 40 = 30.
You can also work out 3/4 of 40 by dividing by the bottom and multiplying by the top.
40 / 4 = 10
10 x 3 = 30
3/4 of 40 = 30
Percentages, Decimals and Fractions
1/10 = 0.1 (0.10) = 10%
1/4 = 0.25 = 25%
1/2 = 0.5 (0.50) = 50%
3/4 = 0.75 = 75%
Using the Inverse Operation
_______ / 10 = 14
If you have a question like this, you use the inverse operation to solve it.
At the moment, the question is something divided by 10 = 14.
Therefore, we need to multiply to find the answer.
We take the answer 14 and multiply is by 10.
14 x 10 = 140
Therefore, 140 / 10 = 14
140 is the answer because 140 divided by 10 = 14.
Reasoning Revision Questions
(Answers to be uploaded Monday).
Tracey the spider climbs to the top of the pipe after 4 attempts. The pipe is 28cm in length. She climbs ¼ of the way on the first attempt. She climbs ½ way on the second attempt. She climbs ¾ of the way on the third attempt.
How long was Tracey’s journey to the top of the pipe?
There are two characters. Every quarter of an hour the first character shouts twice. Every 20 minutes the second character barks.
Answers (Reasoning).
We need to approach the first problem by working backwards. We know that Tracey climbed 28cm on her final attempt.
On her third attempt, she climbed 3/4 of this. This means she climbed 21cm.
1/2 (14cm) + 1/4 (7cm) = 21cm
On her second attempt, she climbed 1/2 the distance. This means she climbed 14cm.
On her first attempt, she climbed 1/4 of the way up the pipe. This means she climbed 7cm.
Therefore, we add up each answer to find the total distance climbed.
E.g.
28cm + 21cm + 14cm + 7cm = 70cm (The total distance climbed is 70cm).
Problem 2
2 shouts per 15 minutes. There are 60 minutes in an hour. Therefore, the first character shouts 8 times an hour.
1 bark per 20 minutes. 3 x 20 minutes = 60 minutes (1 hour). Therefore, the second character barks 3 times an hour.
To answer question 3, we need to multiply each answer by 10. This is because we have found out how many shouts and barks there are per hour.
8 shouts x 10 = 80 shouts.
3 barks x 10 = 30 barks.
80 - 30 = 50. There are 50 more shouts than barks in 10 hours.
National Reading Test Revision
The level of difficulty can be adjusted (A,B or C). A text will be displayed and the children will be asked a number of questions related to what has been read. While some words may be unfamiliar, the resource provides the opportunity to skim and scan for information. I would suggest Level A. This resource links to BBC Skillswise site which is aimed toward adult learning. However, Level A can be used to support revision. This resource is to be used at your discretion.
Link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/quiz/en07unde-e3-quiz
Context (01.04.17)
Your task is to create an A4 poster which persuades people to recycle. Do you know any facts and figures about recycling that will make your poster really persuasive?
You can create your poster using a computer or it may be drawn on paper. Remember to put lots of effort into making your poster stand out. They are going to be displayed on our 'Celebration Wall'.
This homework needs to be completed over the weekend and brought in on Monday morning (03.04.17).
Thank you.
Homework for Mr McHugh's Maths Class (01.04.17)
Read through the information on measures in the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/measures/read/1/
Once you feel you understand how to convert between different units of measure, complete the quiz on the BBC KS2 website. Click the link below.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/quiz/q89586764
Homework for Mr McHugh's English Group (25.03.17)
In preparation for our work in English this week, you need to think of reasons why we need instructions in life. You can write your ideas down on paper or remember them ready for our class discussion on this topic on Monday.
Homework for Mr McHugh's Maths Class (25.03.17)
Please order these numbers from smallest to biggest.
Use the following link to help you:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/negative_numbers/read/1/
Homework for all of Year 4 (18.03.17)
Year 4 Assembly (Please learn your parts).
Rhianna Bore da croeso i gwasanaeth blywyddyn pedwar. Thank you for joining us for our assembly.
Jack As we gather together let us make the sign of the cross. Yn enw tad ar mab y ysbryd glan amen.
Taha Jesus once said when people gather in my name I shall be there! As we light our candle, let us be reminded of Jesus’ presence.
Shreya What did you do before you came to school this morning? You didn’t just arrive at school as you are; you had to prepare for school.
Asin You got dressed, had your breakfast and then travelled to school.
Nick You had to ‘prepare’.
Nia Today we are thinking about Lent. Lent is a time when Christians remember a time of preparation that Jesus went through and a time when we can lend a hand to others.
Catherine In our religion lessons we have thought about different ways in which we can lend a hand to others.
A reading based on the Gospel of Matthew
Bonnie For 30 years Jesus had lived at home in Nazareth. At the age of 30, he knew that he was about to start his public work. He was about to start teaching people about God and doing many amazing miracles. He knew it would not be easy and that eventually it would lead to his death.
Nathan In preparation for this work, Jesus went off on his own into the desert for 40 days. For 40 days and nights he didn’t eat or drink anything and during this time he was tempted to do a number of things that he knew it was wrong to do.
Abraham Jesus didn’t give in to the temptations and didn’t do anything wrong. At the end of 40 days he left the desert and began the work he had come to earth to do. His time in the desert had prepared him for this work.
The Gospel of the Lord
Freya
Lent is the period of time that leads up to Easter; it begins on Ash Wednesday Lent lasts for 40 days. The length of time that Jesus spent in the desert preparing for his work.
Rachel For Christians, Easter is the most important time of the year as it is then that we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Stephanie Because as Christians we want to ‘be prepared’ for the celebration of Easter ,we use Lent as a time to think more about God, go to mass and pray for others. In other words being prepared.
Savio It is hoped that during Lent we may focus our minds on God, and also help us to think of others who are not as fortunate as us.
Abigel As part of Lent, adults often give up something for 40 days. This is to remind them of the time when Jesus went without food in the desert.
Libby As children we focus on doing something good during Lent. For example, tidying our rooms and saying something encouraging to someone every day. By doing this we can lend a hand!
Time for reflection -
James We would like to leave you with one final thought. How can you lend a hand during Lent?
Homework for all of Year 4 and Mr McHugh's English Group (11/03/2017)
In preparation for our work in English this week, please can you write 5 bullet points why you agree and 5 bullet points why you disagree with the following statement:
'Children should attend school six days a week'.
Think carefully about the strength of your arguments. Will they persuade others to agree?
Context Homework (04/03/2017)
In preparation for our lesson this Friday (making a Welsh lovespoon), you need to bring in 5 recyclable items. These can be milk bottles, pieces of newspaper and cereal boxes etc. Thank you!
Maths Homework (Half-term)
This homework does not need to be completed on paper. The children will be tested on similar questions when they return to school next week. This will be a class test and the results will indicate who has completed the homework. The questions address areas which require further consolidation. There are additional questions that are useful for revising time on the BBC KS2 Bitesize website (see useful links below). Please read through the information as the class would benefit from improving their understanding of how to solve time problems (click page 6). Thank you.
Round to the nearest 10.
44 = 40
Round to the nearest 100.
250 = 300
Fractions and Percentages
20% = 1/5
What is 25% as a fraction?
What is 50% as a fraction?
What is 75% as a fraction?
Decimals and Percentages
0.1 = 10%
Convert the following to percentages:
Time
Quarter past six in the evening = 18:15
Conversion
1m = 100cm
1kg = 1000g
Convert 1.3kg to grams.
Convert 7.8kg to grams.
Convert 2.3m to cm.
Area and Perimeter
Area = length x width
Perimeter = the length of every side added together
4cm
6cm 6cm
4cm |
Find the area and perimeter of this shape.
Useful links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/time/read/1/ (Time).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/percentages/read/1/ (Percentages).
English Homework (Half-term)
Please learn the following spellings in preparation for your spelling test:
Good luck!
Mathletics
We are now part of the Mathletics community! This is an online resource which provides the children with the opportunity to revise and consolidate learning taking place in class. Each child has been provided with their own username and password. As part of their maths homework, the children are expected to work their way through the content available to them. The class are able to compete with each other as part of the experience and against other children from all over the world! Enjoy using the platform and have fun learning!
Maths Homework 20.02.17
Please visit the links (to maths games) below to develop your understanding of the topics being covered in class.
Factors and multiples
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/factors_multiples/play/
Negative numbers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/negative_numbers/play/
Year 4 Context for Learning Homework 25.11.16
Please write down as much as you can remember about our day at Llancaiach Fawr.
The homework can be completed on the computer (and printed) or on paper. This does not need to be completed in your homework book. You will be writing a diary (or report) about your day at Llancaiach Fawr next week. You will be able to use your homework to help you to remember what you did, so you can make your report as detailed and interesting as possible.
Maths Homework 18.11.16
Red
Find 1/2 of 36cm
Find 1/2 of 48cm
Find 1/4 of 66cm
Find 3/4 of 86cm
Find 2/6 of 54cm
Green
Find 3/6 of 36cm
Find 2/4 of 44cm
Find 5/6 of 72cm
Find 3/4 of 86cm
Find 3/6 of 54cm
Blue
Find 3/8 of 88cm
Find 2/8 of 40cm
Find 6/8 of 56cm
Find 7/8 of 96cm
Find 4/8 of 128cm
English and Maths Homework 10.11.16
English
All groups (Red, Green and Blue).
Imagine an alien has crash landed on St. Joseph's playground.
Write a suitable newspaper headline about this event which grabs the reader's attention!
(If you have forgotten your homework book, write your headline on a piece of paper ready for Monday's lesson).
Maths
Year 3
Focus on your 4 and 6 times tables.
Year 4
Focus on your 6 and 8 times tables.
Maths Homework 04.11.16
Please learn and practise your times tables.
Year 3
Practise your 3,4 and 6 times tables.
Year 4
Practise your 4, 6, 7 and 8 times tables.
You do not need to write in your homework book. You need to memorise your tables. Quick mental recall is essential for success in maths.
English and Maths Homework 21.10.16
English
All groups (Red, Green and Blue).
Read a short book of your choice over the half-term break and write a book report in your homework book.
Your report should include information about the author, illustrator, characters in the story and the setting.
Please describe what the story is about. Make reference to your favourite part and say whether or not you would recommend the book. Give reasons for your decision.
Maths
All groups (Red, Green and Blue).
Answer the following questions in your homework book:
1. Joe leaves the cinema at 11:35 and arrives home at 12:14. How long in minutes did it take for Joe to arrive home?
2. Kim leaves the cinema at 09:35 and arrives home at 10:07. How long in minutes did it take for Kim to arrive home?
3. Lauren leaves the cinema at 08:43 and arrives home at 11:53. How long in minutes did it take for Lauren to arrive home?
4. Sara leaves the cinema at 16:22 and arrives home at 19:45. How long in minutes did it take for Sara to arrive home?
5. Josh leaves the cinema at 22:15 and arrives home at 01:14. How many minutes did it take for Josh to arrive home?
English and Maths Homework 14.10.16
Maths
All groups (Red, Green and Blue).
Choose 7 analogue times and convert them to digital.
E.g.
Analogue Digital
8.30pm 20.30
English
All groups (Red, Green and Blue).
Make a list of 5 adjectives. Once complete, write 5 sentences using your list.
E.g.
The majestic hawk soared across the sky.
English and Maths Homework 07.10.16
Maths Homework 07.10.16
Balancing equations
E.g. 2 + 2 = 3 + 1
Red Group
8 + 3 = 4 +
10 + 5 = 11 +
22 + 8 = 15 +
11 + 9 = 2 +
45 + 5 = 30 +
13 + 12 = 20 +
20 - 5 = 10 +
Green Group
44 + 12 = 22 +
14 + 5 = 3 +
67 + 8 = 15 +
55 + 9 = 20 +
45 + 21 = 35 +
18 + 42 = 20 +
85 - 15 = 15 +
Blue Group
144 + 22 = 50 +
188 + 7 = 100 +
212 + 8 = 15 +
550 + 9 = 400 +
111 + 22 = 101 +
100 + 42 = 210 -
850 + 15 = 950 -
English Homework 07.10.16
Find the following words in the dictionary and write their meanings: