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Welcome to
# St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

## We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

## Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

HOMEWORK - 13TH JANUARY 2017

We had a visit from the Fire and rescue crew this week.

Please draw a picture and write about one of the jobs that they do.

Please use your research skills to find 5 interesting facts about a country of your choice.

You could write about the weather or you could write about animals in that country.

Choose interesting facts that will shock and surprise your teacher and friends,

Active learn - maths homework

HOMEWORK -2ND DECEMBER

Please design some playgrouns activities that you would like in the playground.

Make a map to show the different areas you would like e.g. hoop area, skipping area, football etc....

Mrs Reiodan would like you to tell her what you would like in your playground.

HOMEWORK 18TH NOVEMBER 2016

Comprehension work coming home for children.

Children are expected to read all the text and the questions on their own. If the children find longer words or unusual words difficult them please help them to segment the words to spell them out.

e.g. different - dif fer ent, species - sp ecies - explain the unusual or new words to your child.

Answer questions in the homework book, bring back the worksheets to school.

Many Thanks

Mrs Davies

HOMEWORK - 11TH NOVEMBER TO BE IN ON MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER IN ORDER TO SENT AWAY. NO LATER THAN MONDAY

The children need to make a poster on A4 paper 9 sent home in bags) to reflect the moto - NO TO RACISM! The posters will be sent away on Monday so no late entries please.

Mrs Davies

Please look at the website for your child's part in the concert, dates are on school newsletter - in the last week of term.

We will let you know if your child will need a costume or not.

Narrators - to wear a special outfit / dress etc of their choice.

Mrs Davies

HOMEWORK - 4TH NOVEMBER

Some children have been given reading comprehensions to complete.

The reading of the information can be shared with an adult but try to get the children to read as many of the words as possible. The children should be able to read the questions independently and find the answers in the text.

They can either write the answers in their books or highlight the part of the text where the answer can be found.

If your child has not been given a reading comprehension this week then they can create a shape poem about fireworks. A shape poem is where they draw the shape of a firework / fireworks of their choice and write the words around or inside it. The poem can be just words or phrases.

See images below.

Mathematics - see abacus on line

Spelling - igh words

light, sight, bright, night, knight, fight - thank you.

HOMEWORK FOR HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Over the half term I would like you to write about Guy Fawkes.

I would like you to research facts about him or perhaps retell the story of Guy Fawkes and King James.

You can draw a picture and use speech marks to show what the people may be saying.

Use time connective words such as first, after that, next, suddenly, eventually, later on, meanwhile and finally to start each sentence.

These are your spelling words to learn too !!!!!

Have a great half term and keep safe

Mrs Davies

**Homework for 14th October**

Please help your child learn their lines for the assembly next Tuesday.

Please help your child learn to spell the days of the week and months of the year.

Also, some children are unsure of the order of the months of the yearso it would be a great help to go over this with the children.

Ask questions such as ' Which month is before / after ..... ?' and 'Which season is the month of ....?'

__HOMEWORK FOR 7TH OCTOBER__

__TO BE RETURNED 12TH OCTOBER.__

This week we will be learning about time.

help your child to learn to tell the time, the order we start is

o clock

1/2 past

1/4 past and 1/4 to

Then we use our ability to count in 5s to tell the time around the clock.

Perhaps your child could draw a clock in their homework book and label the minutes by each number.

This week we have been working on developing and understanding patterns in numbers - such as multiples of 10, 5 and 2. We have been adding 10 to a number and finding out how high we can go.

The homework for maths this week will be on the active learn site and you can also use the topmarks website to Hit the Button which helps develop a great understanding of rapid recall of multiplication skills.

The literacy homework this week is to write an acrostic poem about autumn.

You will need to use each letter in the word autumn to make a line in the poem.

You can draw pictures to show the different parts of your poem.

Here is an example of a winter acrostic poem.

WOW - we had amazing scores in the big maths test today.

Most of the children could tell the difference between the x and the + but we still had a few who made mistakes with this.

keep it up.

Homework 23rd September to be handed in on 30th September

Returned the following Friday.

Please complete a symmetrical pattern drawing in your books.

You can fold your page lengthways and draw a line if you wish or you could draw a line across the page.

The pattern must include the following shapes - circles, squares, oblongs / rectangles, hexagons and pentagons. you can colour the shapes - remember to stay in the lines and not leave any spaces, this is good presentation skills for year 2

Here is a link to a website to teach you about the different shapes.

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=shape%20song%202

Don't forget your Big Maths timetables 2s 5s and 10s as well as the following additions.5+ 8

6+ 8

5+6

4+8

6+7

3+8

5+ 9

4+9

7+9

Mrs Davies

Homework - 16th September 2016

This week the homework is linked to our Big Maths tests which we complete every Monday.

The children will need to learn their tables and understand the symbol - x as multiplication / time / set of.

At the moment lots of children are confusing the symbol with the add symbol +.

Please help your child to understand how to work out the 2 and 10 times tables answer by counting in sets of 2 or 10.

The children need to have rapid recall of these tables.

When they see the question on the test sheet it will look as follows.

3 x 2 =

- I say that I want 3 sets of 2.

We do this in class by finding three fingers and then counting in 2s.

5 x 10 =

This will be 5 fingers and count in sets of 10.

The tables that the children in year 2 will need to know are the 2s ,5s and 10s.

Thank you Mrs Davies

HOMEWORK WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAYS AND RETURNED TO SCHOOL FOR MARKING. BOOKS WILL BE MARKED ON WEDNESDAYS AND / OR THURSDAYS WILL BE RETURNED TO CHILDREN ON FRIDAYS IN READINESS TO TAKE HOME FOR FOLLOWING WEEK.

HOMEWORK FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH -OUR TOPIC FOR THIS HALF TERM IS SUPERMARKETS. PLEASE WRITE A REPORT ABOUT A VISIT YOU MADE TO A SUPERMARKET. REMEMBER CAPITAL LETTERS AND FULL STOPS. USE SOME AMAZING ADJECTIVES AND DO NOT MIX UP YOU CAPITAL LETTERS IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR WORDS.

LOOK ON ACTIVE LEARN FOR BUG CLUB BOOKS AND MATHEMATICS HOMEWORK.

IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORDS AND USER NAMES PLEASE COME AND SEE ME AND I WILL TRY TO SET THEM BACK UP.

SPELLINGS WILL START NEXT WEEK !!!!!!

LOOK OUT FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ON THE MAIN NEWSLETTER PAGE TO FIND OUT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN GETTING UP TO THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

THANK YOU

MRS DAVIES.

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Hello Everyone

This weeks homework is to create a fact file on your favourite animal.

Remember the rules of creating the fact file.

Title

Subheadings

Bullet points for facts

Picture - with labels and captions.

April 12th Homework

closest 10.

e.g. 78 is closest to 80.

64 is closest to 60.

Remember if the last digit is 5 - you must round the number up - 35 - closest 10 is 40.

Can you find out which is the closest 10 for the following numbers.

21

23

26

87

96

88

45

65

91

Try adding 2 of the above numbers together to find the total and practise your addition skills.

Now write the closest 10 or 100.

Now can you find the closest 100.

123, 248, 387, 290, 341, 269, 546, 289, 505.

Add two of these numbers together - practise your addition skills.

Now write the closest 100.

February/ March Homework - Maths

If I have 10 10p pieces. How much do I have altogether ?

If I have 9 5p pieces. How much do I have altogether ?

If I have 4 10p pieces. How much do I have altogether ?

If I have 7 5p pieces. How much do I have altogether ?

If I have 8 2p pieces. How much do I have altogether ?

If I have 5 5p pieces. How much do I have altogether ?

Extension

Every time I go to the shop I have £1

If I buy something for .........

80p - How much money will I have left ?

70p - How much money will I have left ?

60p - How much money will I have left ?

Try some of your own.

Homework for this coming week.

Try to solve the following problem.

I want to make soup for 5 people.

I need 2 carrots, 4 small potatoes and a two leeks for one portion.

How many carrots, leeks and potatoes will I need altogether ?

Hint - use your five times table.

How many will I need for 10 people ?

How many will I need for 3 people ?

How many for 100 people ?

Extension Activity - Challenge

If the carrots cost 5p and the potatoes cost 10p and the leeks cost 2p.

What is the total cost for five people ?

Homework for this week.

Please can you ask you child to research the following information on the internet.

Where is the wettest place in the world ?

Where is the hottest place in the world ?

Where is the coldest place in the world ?

Where is the driest place in the world ?

Please add details to the places by saying , how hot etc... date and year recorded.

This research will be used for our display.

Many thanks

Hello Everyone

Below is the homework page.

It is a range of questions about time.

There is no need to copy out the questions just write the answer in your book.

If you find a particular question difficult, please put a question mark by the side or ask your mum and dad to make up some more questions of that type so that you can become more confident.

There is an app to help you tell the time - telling time quiz - Fun game to learn.

Top marks website also has some great telling time activities to help you.

Mrs Davies

Hello Everyone

Please can you make a symmetrical Christmas Tree with decorations.

use a rules so that you can make sure it is accurate.

Hello

This weeks homework is to complete the following subtraction sums showing how you counted back in tens and then ones.

e.g. 34 - 25 = count back 20 so that you get to 14, then count back 5 so that you find the answer which is 9.

You can record this as follows

34 - 25 =

34 -20 = 14

14 - 5 = 9.

or you can put the numbers in a line to show how you counted back

e.g.

34 -10 = 24 - 10 = 14 - 5 = 9.

Complete the following subtraction sums.

First set

56 - 12

67 - 14

98- 16

43 - 16

Second set

78 - 69

56 - 49

91 -56

82 - 34

Please see the week by week spelling words for year 2.

They are high frequency words that the children will use in all their writing.

Please help them to learn each block week by week.

Tests will be on Friday mornings.

Hello Everyone.

We are focusing on reasoning skills this week as part of our mathematics work.

Please see the attached sheets and complete the problem.

You will need to show me how you worked out your answer using the correct calculation.

Beat It tests on Friday - so don't forget the following CLIC homework

Learn it's - 9+4, 8+4, 7+4, 8+3, 9+3. - rapid recall for maths test. ( Year 1 and Year 2)

If you know these learn your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. - These are on the year 2 Big maths test.

Thank you

Mrs Davies

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