TRENOWETH

Week beginning 13/7/20

 

Hello everyone! I can’t believe we are now so close to the end of term – this will be the last full week of home learning before the summer holidays.   

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics –I have included some fun outdoor phonics activities for Monday and four ‘igh’ phoneme sheets for Tuesday to Friday as this is often a sound the children struggle with.

 

Reading:

Now that we are so close to the end of term, we are all starting to think about September. Therefore, this week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘Jake’s first day’ which is all about transition. This should hopefully prepare the children a little bit for changes they will be facing in terms of moving classes and new teachers, new routines etc.

Day 1 – Read through ‘Jake’s first day’ story powerpoint and use the talk cards to have a discussion about the story with an adult.

 

Day 2 – Complete the ‘Jake’s first day’ and ‘Pesky pirates’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 – Complete some of the thought and speech bubble worksheets to show your understanding of the characters.

Day 4 –Cut out the sequencing cards and place them in the correct order of the story. If you would like an extra challenge, you could write some sentences to go with each picture!  

Day 5 – Complete ‘Jake’s first day’ wordsearch.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘Jake’s first day’.  

Day 1 – Complete either the settings or character descriptions.

Day 2  – Complete the ‘message in a bottle’ activity, telling your new teacher all about you (if you are moving in to Year 3). Those of you staying with me (Year 1) – I would still like to hear some details about you that I may not already know!  

Day 3 – Complete the Pirate Passports – there are different activities for Year 1 and Year 2 so make sure you click on the correct link for your year group.  

Day 4 – Complete the ‘transition worries’ activity.  

 Day 5 – Complete the ‘If I were a pirate for the day ...’ sheet – be imaginative!

I would really like to see some of the transition activities/worries so please do email them to me or send photos via Dojo. I have included a transition powerpoint to help the children.   

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic/Geography: I have included some links to some fun activities following the pirate theme – design your own flag, a map making activity, a classroom map and a grid references activity.

 

Science: Please have a look at the exciting pirate science experiments!

 

Art: Please have a look at some drawing step by step instructions – I look forward to seeing some amazing art work!

 

Cooking: This week’s recipe is a fruity pirate ship recipe – yum!

 

If you have any questions about September (or about anything), please do not hesitate to contact me. Remember to check in with me about your child’s learning at home – I am always very interested to hear about the amazing things the children are achieving.

 

Take care,

Miss Phillips

Week beginning 6/7/20

 

Hello everyone! It was so lovely to see some of your faces during the Google Meet! If you are having trouble signing up, please do let me know and I will do my best to help.  

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics –I have again included some phonics activity mats for the children to complete, one per day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

 

Reading:

Many of the children have told me that they are interested in learning about animals and Antarctica. Therefore, this week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ on the link below.

Day 1 – Read through ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ powerpoint and draw a picture of your favourite part of the story. You are welcome to write a sentence or use labels if you wish.

Day 2 – Complete the story sequencing sheet.

Day 3 –Complete ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ reading comprehension.  

Day 4 – Complete ‘Amazing Antarctica’ reading comprehension.

Day 5 – Complete ‘The Amazing Arctic Fox’ reading comprehension.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of ‘The Runaway Iceberg’.  

Day 1 – Read the ‘Penguins around the world’ powerpoint and complete the penguin fact file activity.

Day 2  – We are revising our knowledge of adjectives. Please look at the Using adjectives Brave Explorers powerpoint and the corresponding adjectives activity.   

Day 3 – Think carefully about what you think Gaspar and Rossi’s next adventure could be and plan your own story (what might they see, what adventure they will have, how will the story end etc). Your plan may take the form of a spider diagram, notes, a story map etc.  

Day 4 – Write the first half of your story, focusing on character and setting description, building suspense and an exciting climax.

 Day 5 – Write the ending to your story focusing on the resolution and conclusion. Remember that you also need to think carefully about your punctuation and sentence structure.   

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

The children will be learning about Antarctic explorers. Please have a look at the following videos for some background information about Antarctica.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zjg46v4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3StWheKtq8&safe=active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydFZdu98oVc&safe=active

 

To learn about Antarctic explorers please have a look at the powerpoint on the link below and complete the ‘What would you take?’ activity sheet.

 

I would also like the children to have a look at the following powerpoint to learn about Antarctic animals. I would like the children to create a poster or information booklet about one or some of these animals. Again, I would love to see some of this work!

 

Science:

Please find below instructions for a ‘Melt the ice’ experiment.

 

Art:

There are three art activities this week: an Antarctic collage, fingerprint penguins and origami penguins.

 

I hope you all enjoy this week’s home learning and please remember to check in with me via Dojo each week. Hopefully we will see a few more faces on Google Meet this week.

Many thanks,

Miss Phillips

Week beginning 29/6/20

 

Hello everyone! Thank you once again to all those who have signed up to Google Classroom. Please be assured that I will continue providing home learning here too until the summer holidays.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics –I have again included some phonics activity mats for the children to complete, one per day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘Ronald the Rhino’ on the link below.

Day 1 – Read through ‘Ronald the Rhino’ powerpoint and use the talk cards on the link below to have a discussion about the book with someone in your family.

Day 2 – Complete ‘Ronald the Rhino’ reading comprehension.

Day 3 –Complete the story map sequencing sheet.  

Day 4 – Complete the rhyming matching activity.  

Day 5 – Play the ‘Ronald the Rhino’ board game. The children can also use the stick puppet templates to make their own puppet show.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of Ronald the Rhino.  

Day 1 – Complete the character description sheet.

Day 2  – Complete the riddles!  

Day 3 – Complete the activity sheets below.

Day 4 – Complete the rhyming poems.

 Day 5 – Complete the crossword and wordsearch challenges!  

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

The children will be learning about where in the world Ronald the Rhino lives, as well as about food chains and endangered animals. Please have a look at the ‘Where in the world does Ronald the Rhino live’ powerpoint on the following link and the corresponding map sheet.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2548634-where-in-the-world-does-ronald-the-rhino-live-powerpoint

To learn about food chains, please look at the BBC Bitesize link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3c2xnb

There are also some food chains activities on the links below.

 

I would also like the children to have a look at the following link to learn about endangered animals. The children could do some research of one of these animals and either create a poster, information booklet or record and send a video of their learning to me. With your permission. I could share it on Dojo to teach the other children about that animal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7gn92p

 

Art:

I have included some symmetrical pictures for the children to complete, although they are of course able to paint their own symmetrical pictures.

 

 

Cooking:

There are two recipes this week – Leopard pizzas and Python sandwiches! Yummy!

 

I hope you all enjoy this week’s home learning. I look forward to seeing some of your faces in the Google Classroom meets!

 

Take care everyone x

Week beginning 22/6/20

Hello again everyone! It was so lovely to talk to you all on the phone and hear how the children have been getting on. We are now asking if you can get in touch with us in some way (via messages on Dojo, photos sent, videos of the children, or through an email) once a week please. This only needs to be a short message, but it is important that we remain in contact with the children and their families while it is so uncertain about when we will all be returning to school.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I would like the children to complete the phonics animal mosaic sheets, practising the sounds that they are a little unsure of. I have also included some phonics activity mats for the children to complete, one per day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ on the link below.

Day 1 – Read through ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ powerpoint and use the talk cards on the link below to have a discussion about the book with someone in your family.

Day 2 – Complete ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ and ‘Butterfly life cycle’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 –Complete the story map sequencing sheet.  

Day 4 – Play the comprehension board game (instructions below).

Day 5 – Complete ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ wordsearch.

 

Writing:

This is also based on the story of The Cautious Caterpillar.  

Day 1 – Complete the speech/thought bubbles activity sheets.

Day 2  – Complete the setting description activity.  

Day 3 – Complete the character description activity.

Day 4 – Write an acrostic poem about the caterpillar or butterfly.

 Day 5 – Complete the ‘Be a bug for the day’ activity sheets.  

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

The children will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children should use the link below  and the life cycle fact cards.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxcmp39

 If they would like to, the children can create an information poster to show their knowledge. There is also a lifecycle sequencing activity that they can complete, and a labelling the parts of the caterpillar sheet.

Art:

I have included some symmetrical butterfly sheets, but I would like the children to paint their own big butterfly, ensuring that each side is symmetrical. I would love to see some photos!

 

DT:

There are some instructions on the links below to create your own mini-beast hotel!

 

Cooking:

There is a recipe to make some Ladybird muffin pizzas, based on The Cautious Caterpillar characters.

 

Music:

Please find some links to some mini-beast music lessons below, with instructions on what to do.

 

 

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend celebrating Father’s Day and found the resources on the website useful.

Take care and remember I am here if you need anything x

Week beginning 15/6/20

Hello everyone!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I have again put a link to a Phase 5 activity powerpoint. On this, you will find a huge range of activities that focus on the different phonemes covered throughout Phase 5. The children can choose whichever activities they would like to do, and just work their way through them each day.  If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

I have also included 5 phoneme spotter comprehension activities to reinforce some of these sounds ( 1 per day).

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on World Oceans Day, which we began focusing on last week.

Day 1 – ‘World Oceans Day’ comprehension

Day 2 –‘ Layers of the ocean’ comprehension

Day 3 –‘End plastic pollution’ comprehension

Day 4 – Sea creature Fact cards and comprehension (2 separate links below)

Day 5 – ‘World Oceans Day’ wordsearch

 

Writing:

This is also based on World Oceans Day.

Day 1 – Acrostic poem sheet

Day 2  – Read through the information on the Oceans of the World Facts powerpoint below.  

Day 3 , 4 and 5 – Complete the ‘My Oceans’ mini booklet about each ocean, using the information provided, or by doing your own research.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

There is an Oceans and Continents cut and stick activity for the children to complete. There is also a Beach Habitats information powerpoint with an accompanying sorting activity.

 

Please also have a look at the following link to some videos regarding Beach Safety.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=beach+safety+video+for+children+uk&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB800GB800&oq=&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l5.7343288j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&surl=1

 

There are also some water safety resources from the RNLI to look at on the following sites:

 

https://rnli.org/youth-education/water-safety-from-home

 

https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources/water-safety-wednesdays

 

https://rnli.org/pages/beach2020

 

After watching these videos, the children could create a poster detailing how to keep safe at the beach.

 

I have also included links to three fun craft ideas based on the beach theme.

 

Miss Judge has also kindly provided some resources for music lessons that the children can do at home based on the beach.

 

Lastly, we can’t forget it is Father’s Day on Sunday. I have included an information powerpoint and some things to make for Dad or Grandad. I’m sorry we are not at school to make cards with the children, but there is a link to instructions for making a card below. Be kind to your Dads on Sunday!

 

I hope you are all ok and still enjoying the home learning tasks.

Keep in touch x

Week beginning 8/6/20

 

Hi everyone! I hope you are all keeping well. Thank you for all of the videos, photos and messages sent recently. It really is great to hear how everyone is getting on.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I have put a link to a Phase 5 activity powerpoint. On this, you will find a huge range of activities that focus on the different phonemes covered throughout Phase 5. The children can choose whichever activities they would like to do, and just work their way through them each day.  If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

It is important that the children continue to practise their reading and spelling of key high frequency words.  Please see the fortnight before’s (18.5.20) links to the 100 high frequency words. I have also included the next 200 high frequency words just in case the children want an extra challenge! They may practise these words in any way they wish! Trenoweth Class do love a game of hangman!

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the ‘Back to earth with a bump’ story (on the link below).

Day 1 – Children to read the story powerpoint (with adult support if necessary).

Day 2 – Complete one of the ‘Back to earth with a bump’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 – Complete a story map of the story, showing the main events. Children can use pictures and/or captions.

Day 4 – Retell the story to another person in your household (or Grandparents etc over the phone!) to test your knowledge of the story.

Day 5 – ‘Back to earth with a bump’ crossword.

 

Alternatively, there is a link to the reading challenge cards on a previous week’s learning (18.5.20) and the children, especially the Year 2 children, can continue with these. The children can read any book and then complete some of these challenges. If you are running out of books, please use the following website:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Here you will be able to find books matched closely to your child’s phonic ability.

 

 

Writing:

This is also based on the ‘Back to earth with a bump’ story.

Day 1 – ‘Back to earth with a bump’ thought bubble activity sheet.

Day 2  – Character description sheet

Day 3 – Complete the Space postcard activity sheet

Day 4 and 5 – Plan and write your own story set in Space, remembering correct use of capital letters and full stops, interesting vocabulary, different sentence starters etc. Another great chance to practise your joined handwriting! I would love to see your stories when completed!

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

There are some great Space-related craft and DT ideas on the links below which will be fun for the children to create. Please also find a link to some Solar system fact sheets – I thought the children could read through those and then make their own fact sheets or a little project booklet to show their knowledge. The children can of course also do their own research!

 

Science/Geography:

Next week, we were planning on moving on to the topic of the beach, but as it is World Ocean Day on Monday, we will touch upon it this week and continue to focus on it next week (including beach safety).

Please use the link below to explore this topic – you will find a wide range of resources on this site matched to the children’s age and ability.

https://worldoceanday.school

I have also included a powerpoint and a poster activity.

We will look forward to covering the sea and beach in more depth next week!

 

Take care and stay safe everyone! X

Week beginning 1/6/20

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed all this amazing sunshine we are being blessed with! On my drive to school on Monday, I will certainly be thinking about all of you that are remaining at home and will be missing you all lots. Please do get in touch if you need anything, as I will be able to access Class Dojo and my emails whilst being at school and will respond as quickly as I can.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

Phonics – This week, I would like the children to practise some of the sounds from Phase 5 that we have not touched upon in home learning yet. Below, I have included some videos that the children can watch, as well as a pronunciation guide for parents, and I have also put some fun phonics mosaic sheets that they can complete.  If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

It is important that the children continue to practise their reading and spelling of key high frequency words.  Please see the week before’s (18.5.20) links to the 100 high frequency words. I have also included the next 200 high frequency words just in case the children want an extra challenge! They may practise these words in any way they wish! Trenoweth Class do love a game of hangman!

 

Reading:

This week’s reading activities are based on the ‘Treasures in the garden’ story (on the link below).

Day 1 – Children to read the story powerpoint (with adult support if necessary).

Day 2 – Complete one of the ‘Treasures in the garden’ reading comprehensions.

Day 3 – Complete the story sequencing sheet.

Day 4 – Retell the story to another person in your household (or Grandparents etc over the phone!) to test your knowledge of the story.

Day 5 – ‘Treasures in the garden’ wordsearch.

 

Alternatively, there is a link to the reading challenge cards on the previous week’s learning (18.5.20) and the children, especially the Year 2 children, can continue with these. The children can read any book and then complete some of these challenges. If you are running out of books, please use the following website:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Here you will be able to find books matched closely to your child’s phonic ability.

 

 

Writing:

This is also based on the ‘Treasures in the garden’ story.

Day 1 – ‘Treasures in the garden’ thought bubble activity sheet.

Day 2 and 3 – Story setting descriptions activity sheet.

Day 4 – Read the poem about returning to school and jot down some ideas of your own.

Day 5 – Write a poem of your own about what you are missing about school. You can send me photos of your poem written down, or better still, send me a video of you performing it! That would definitely make me smile.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Topic:

Some of the children may have seen the rocket launch to the International Space Station on Saturday evening. Lots of children are fascinated by the topic of Space, so I thought it was the ideal time to touch upon this topic. I have included a link to a video of the launch. The children can watch the video and complete the associated fun space activities. 

 

Art:

Please have a look at the Rainbow treasure hunt link below. The art challenge is based on the ‘Treasures in the garden’ book.

Sunshine dot painting. The guidance is on the link below. I would love to see any finished art work!

 

I hope you manage to get outside as much as possible this week and enjoy the beautiful weather. I have tried to include activities that are related to being outdoors.

Thank you for all of your support and your commitment to continuing the home learning. We will be in touch as we hear more developments from the Government.  

Stay safe everyone! X

Happy half term everyone!
 
Below, I have put some links to some fun activities to keep the children entertained if you wish for them to maintain some structure this week. However, these are in no way compulsory, and my advice to the children is to have fun, enjoy the sunshine and spend time with their loved ones. However, if they do wish to do some activities, there are some fun craft ideas, as well as a science experiment and some great home challenges that all the family can get involved in. 
 
I am working at the hub school this week, so may be a little slower to respond to any questions, but as always, I am still here for you if you need anything. 
 
Wishing you all a happy and healthy half term!
 
Miss Phillips

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May), with a focus on kindness. I have put some ideas below for the children, if they would like to take part.

Kindness calendar:

  • Make a card or draw a picture and give it to a family member.
  • Arrange to have a virtual catch up with someone you know (phone call/FaceTime).
  • Help with a household chore at home.
  • Help cook or bake with someone you live with.
  • Pick some flowers from your garden (if allowed!) and leave them on a family, friend or neighbour’s doorstep as a surprise.
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up.
  • Play with a sibling in your household and share your toys.
  • Spend time playing with your pet.
  • Help wash the car.
  • Clean up your toys without being asked.
  • Tell a family member that you love them and why.
  • Send your teacher a message of a happy memory in Year 1 or Year 2 to make her smile.

Week beginning 18/5/20

Hello everyone. I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding whilst everything is a bit ‘up in the air’ following the Prime Minister’s announcement. We will update you on the home page of the school website as we have further information ourselves.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

We will continue to provide learning online for any children not attending school.

 

As next week is the half term week, I will not be adding formal learning to the website. However, I will add some fun activities if your child should want or need any structure!

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise all of the sounds they have learned throughout Phase 5 by playing the ‘read and race’ games below. There is one for each day. If there is a particular sound they struggle with, there are games available on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5) to reinforce the learning of this sound.

A big part of our usual phonics lessons also involves learning how to spell common words that do not necessarily follow a spelling pattern (tricky words). Therefore, I have included a list of the first 100 high frequency words. You may want to see if your child can read and spell some of these words. I have also included the next 200 high frequency words just in case the children want an extra challenge! They may practise these words in any way they wish! Trenoweth Class do love a game of hangman!

 

Reading:

Below, I have added 50 reading challenge cards. The children can read any book and then complete some of these challenges. If you are running out of books, please use the following website:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Here you will be able to find books matched closely to your child’s phonic ability.

 

 

Writing:

This week, I would like the children to really practise their handwriting, ensuring that their letters are formed correctly and presented neatly, with letters all the same size and written on the line. Many children struggle with getting the ‘tail’ of the letter below the line, such as f, g, j, p, q and y. The Year 2 children were starting the process of joining their handwriting. If the children need any help with this, they can watch the letter formation on

www.letterjoin.co.uk

You can use the log in that was sent home to you at the beginning of the year, but please message me if you need the log in details again. Alternatively, use the letter formation powerpoint below.

 

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete. You no longer have direct access to the activities so please use the links below.

 

Geography: I thought many of the children were probably hearing about the UK and other countries around the world on the news at the moment. As we had not covered this yet this year, I thought the children might like to learn a bit about countries. Below is a link to an online world atlas for the children to look at, although you may have an atlas or globe at home. If you click on the continent, you can then click on to separate countries. The children can have fun exploring and it will give them a sense of where they live in relation to the world. I have also included an atlas skills powerpoint, as well as various fun Geography activities (designing a continent, atlas riddles, and a continents and oceans checklist). There is also a booklet for the children to complete if they wish. I have included a link to the BBC bitesize website, where the children can go on their ‘travels’ with Barnaby Bear.

 

I hope you all have a lovely week. Keep in touch if you need anything at all x

Week beginning 11/5/20

 

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise the ‘u_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant).

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the’ u_e’ crossword challenge.

Day 2 – Children to read and sort the ‘u_e’ split digraph flashcards (real and nonsense words).

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Complete the ‘u_e’ spelling activity sheet.

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘u_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

 

Monday – VE Day reading comprehension sheet.

Tuesday – Friday – Complete the various reading comprehensions linked to this week’s topic of Plants.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete.

 

Writing:

For their Literacy this week, I would like the children to choose any book that they have read before, either at school or at home. (If you have not already completed the Book Cover challenge on our Dojo page, now might be a perfect time for some family fun. Remember to send me the photos of the original book cover and your version of it, and I can then share it with the other children, who I am sure will be delighted to see all of their friends!) I would then like them to complete a book review using one of the templates below to add to the book review section of the website. If you would like to use your own template or present it in a completely different way, that is absolutely fine! You may even wish to record a video!

 

Science: We are starting a new topic of Plants this week, focusing on plant growth and plant lifecycles. Please have a look at the BBC bitesize videos, the  information powerpoints below and the related activities.

 

Art: Use the plant and flower hunt sheet to identify any plants and flowers in your garden or on one of your daily exercise walks. If you are able to, collect some flowers to do some detailed observational sketches. I would love to see the results!

Another art challenge is to make your own special pebble garden, perhaps showing your support for the NHS, or just to brighten up your garden! I have included some photos for ideas below. Again, I would like to see your creations!

Most importantly, I hope you are all keeping healthy and looking after your minds. Remember there are some well being activities on the website, and never forget that I am always here if you have any questions or just need some advice.

Take care all of you and stay safe x  

VE Day
Friday 8th May
This year, VE Day coincides with the  May bank holiday – so we’ve got a bit of extra time to mark this special occasion. And there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the VE Day celebrations from the comfort of your own home!

VE Day celebrates Victory in Europe Day – the day that Nazis in Germany officially surrendered, marking the end of the Second World War.

VE Day takes place on 8th May, commemorating the same day back in 1945 when the war finally ceased. On that day, people from across the globe flocked to the streets for parties and get-togethers, enjoying their freedom for the first time in six years.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, so it’s set to be a very special moment indeed.

 

I have put some information powerpoints and a video clip on the links below that you can share with the children. Then I suggest you have some fun with the activities provided: perhaps make a spitfire or a war medal? You may like to do some war time baking and have a tea party in the garden (weather permitting!) I have also included some flags and bunting in case you would like to decorate your windows to mark this special occasion. 

Week beginning 4/5/20

Welcome to another week of home learning. I do hope you are all keeping healthy and coping well. Please continue to keep asking me questions/updating me on your children’s learning.

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise the ‘o_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant).

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the’ o_e’ colour by phoneme activity below.

Day 2 – Children to read and sort the ‘o_e’ split digraph flashcards (real and nonsense words).

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Complete the ‘o_e’ split digraph wordsearch.

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘o_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

Continue reading chapters 13-15 of Fantastic Mr Fox (available as a pdf below on a previous week’s learning) and complete the reading comprehension questions. Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

On Thursday and Friday, the children can complete the Florence Nightingale and Ramadan differentiated reading comprehension activities,

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete.

 

Writing:

This week, the children’s writing activities are linked to Florence Nightingale. The children can either choose to spend the week writing a diary entry for Florence Nightingale or completing the Information booklet (on the links below). Or both! You do not have to use these sheets if your child would like to present the information in a different format, such as a poster or book, or a project on the computer.

 

History Topic: Florence Nightingale

We will be continuing our learning about Florence Nightingale. Please have a look at the links below for some fun activities, based on timelines and hospital improvements over the years.

 

Religious Education (R.E) :We will be continuing our learning about Ramadan. During the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Thursday 23rd April, Muslims across the globe and throughout the UK endure a period of daily fasting.  Please find below some fun activities and craft ideas based on Ramadan.

 

Please remember that these are just ideas and not compulsory. You and your children are doing a wonderful job so please just keep doing what you are doing. If all else fails, please keep encouraging your child to read aloud as it makes such a difference.

Take care everyone x

Week beginning 27/4/20

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping well still, and enjoying your home learning!

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – This week, the children can practise the ‘i_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant). The children should be quite confident with this, so please ask them if you are unsure!

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the’ i_e’ split digraph board game activity below.

Day 2 – Children to complete the ‘i_e’ split digraph phoneme spotter story below.

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Spelling test of some of these words!

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘i_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

Continue reading chapters 9-12 of Fantastic Mr Fox (available as a pdf below on a previous week’s learning) and complete the reading comprehension questions (one chapter per day,  Monday to Thursday). Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

On Friday, the children can complete the Earth Day differentiated reading comprehension activity.

 

Maths:

Please have a look at the White Rose Maths link for this week’s online maths lessons. Each day, there is a video for the children to watch and an activity to complete.

 

Writing:

This week, the children’s writing activities are linked to Earth Day.

Day 1: Have a look at the information powerpoints below. Children to complete the Earth Day Fact or Opinion activity sheet.

Day 2: Earth Day acrostic poem (The children will know what an acrostic poem is as we have done these before – the first word of each line must start with that letter).

Day 3: Complete the ‘Change an Invention’ activity sheet.

Day 4: Complete the Earth Day persuasive letter activity sheet.

Day 5: Earth Day word search and ‘Design a poster’ activity.  

 

Science : Earth Day

To celebrate this extremely important day, I have included some links to some fun activities and information powerpoints.

 

History Topic: Florence Nightingale

I have only included a few resources for this topic this week, as it is only an introduction. With the building of Nightingale hospitals across the country, I thought the children might be intrigued to learn about Florence Nightingale. We will continue with this theme next week. Please find below an interesting video about Florence Nightingale for the children to watch independently, and there is also a powerpoint and activity to complete.

 

Religious Education (R.E) :During the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Thursday 23rd April, Muslims across the globe and throughout the UK endure a period of daily fasting.  Please have a look at the Ramadan powerpoint for further information. More activities to follow next week.

 

 

Design Technology (DT) – You can continue with this if you have not already done so. This will be linked to our ‘Toys’ topic. On the link below the previous week’s learning, please find some special building brick challenges with a letter from Barney the Builder! In addition to this, I thought it would be a nice idea for the children to make a sock puppet or glove puppet and create their own puppet shows! I would love to receive photos or videos of your finished products. Good luck everyone!

 

P.E – I think many of the children have been following the Joe Wicks PE online.

 

ICT – If children are using the Internet for research, it would be a great time to practise logging on and off to a computer, saving their work, editing text by changing the font and size, underlining their titles etc.

 

Of course, all of this is optional but I hope you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Take care everyone!

Our children's health and emotional well-being remains our top priority so please have a look at the activities below. I particularly love the time capsule idea!
Miss Judge, our music teacher from the Music Service Trust, has kindly sent some music lessons and links for the children to enjoy. Those of you that go outdoors to clap for the NHS on a Thursday night, might want to try out your new samba rhythms on your pots and pans!
Thursday 23rd April
St George's Day
 
At school, we would usually be learning the story of St. George over the next couple of days. I have included some resources below to help with this topic, as I thought many of the children might like to learn about this, especially as it involves a dragon! There are some maths challenges, a phonics challenge, reading comprehensions, as well as a creative writing opportunity! The children can have a look at the powerpoints provided for information. 

Week beginning 20/4/20

Hi everyone and welcome to another week of home learning!

 

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. Please remember that you do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them. I will try to keep the structure the same each week. Many of you are contacting me with absolutely amazing things you are doing with your children, with some very interesting topics ranging from space to fungi! I have been providing some parents with resources for these topics via email, so please do contact me if your child has a particular interest as I am more than happy to help with this.

 

Phonics – Following on from last week’s learning, this week the children can practise the ‘e_e’ split digraph (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant). The children should be quite confident with this, so please ask them if you are unsure! Our phonics lessons usually last about 20 minutes.

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the phonics activity (split digraph flashcards – real and nonsense words) on the link below. (They are familiar with this activity so should be able to do independently).

Day 2 – Children to practise writing some of the ‘e_e’ split digraph words in their books.

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Split digraph wordsearch (on the link below)

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘e_e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

Reading:

Continue reading chapters 5-8 of Fantastic Mr Fox (available as a pdf below) and complete the reading comprehension questions (one chapter per day). Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

Writing:

This week, the children’s writing activities are linked to Fantastic Mr Fox (on the links below).

Day 1: Character Profile of Mr Fox

Day 2 and 3: Sentence Starter activity

Day 4 and 5: Dictionary skills activity (Children are welcome to use the Internet for definitions).

 

Maths: Telling the time

I have included a powerpoint to help explain the concept to the children, as well as a clock that they can make. As we have not yet covered this in our maths lessons this year, the children will need plenty of practical practice before attempting the worksheets, board game and challenge cards.

 

Design Technology (DT) – This will be linked to our ‘Toys’ topic. On the link below, please find some special building brick challenges with a letter from Barney the Builder! In addition to this, I thought it would be a nice idea for the children to make a sock puppet or glove puppet and create their own puppet shows! I would love to receive photos or videos of your finished products. Good luck everyone!

 

P.E – I think many of the children have been following the Joe Wicks PE online.

 

ICT – If children are using the Internet for research, it would be a great time to practise logging on and off to a computer, saving their work, editing text by changing the font and size, underlining their titles etc.

 

Of course, all of this is optional but I hope you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Take care everyone!

Week beginning 13/4/20

Hope you all had a healthy and restful Easter!

 

Please find some suggestions and links below to help you with home-learning for the forthcoming week. You do NOT have to use these but they are here to help if you wish to use them.

 

Phonics – The children could re-cap their knowledge and application of split digraphs (two letters that make one sound, but split in the middle by a consonant). This week, the children can practise the ‘a_e’ split digraph. The children should be quite confident with this, so please ask them if you are unsure! Our phonics lessons usually last about 20 minutes.

Day 1 – Watch the Mr Thorne link below to introduce the sound. Children to complete the phoneme spotter activity on the link below. (They are familiar with this activity so should be able to do independently)

Day 2 – Children to practise writing some of the ‘a-e’ split digraph words in their books.

Day 3 – Write a range of sentences containing some of these split digraph words.

Day 4 – Spelling test! (suggestions: same, flake, rake, flame, blame, space, trade etc)

Day 5 – Practise what they have learned this week by playing some of the ‘a-e’ split digraph games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 5)

 

There is also a fun ’Phonopoly’ game for the whole family to play, based on the a_e, ai and ay sound.

 

Reading:

We had just started reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. Some of you may have this book at home, but I have put a pdf version of the book on the link below. Please read a chapter of the book a day (either listen to your child read it or read it to them) and complete some of the reading comprehension activities on the links below. I would suggest reading the first 4 chapters this week. Depending on your child’s level, they may answer the questions orally (Yr 1) or by recording their answers in their books (Yr 2).

 

Writing:

The children can write a detailed recount of what they did in the holidays. I’m aware that they won’t have been able to do what they usually do so they are more than welcome to write about a ‘dream day’ that they would like to have done during the holidays! The children should plan this carefully before hand, thinking about what elements of their day they would like to include, what interesting sentence starters they may like to include, as well as any interesting adjectives or powerful verbs.

During writing, children should focus on:

  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • joined handwriting
  • starting sentences in varied ways
  • use of a wide range of punctuation (commas in a list, exclamation marks, question marks)
  • use of interesting and ambitious vocabulary

Once finished, children should spend time checking and editing their work. Please do feel free to send me a photo of completed work on Dojo.

I have also included some links to some grammar activities.

 

Maths: Adding Money

Firstly, the children may need a recap on the value of each of the coins. I have included a powerpoint presentation. Then, complete some of the activities on the links below.

Topic:

In History, we were going to be moving on to our ‘Toys in the past’ theme. The children can have a look at the links below for an introduction to the topic. I thought it might be a really nice way of keeping in touch with elderly relatives (and learning at the same time) if the children rang their grandparents or relatives to find out what sorts of toys they played with when they were young. Alternatively, children could use the Internet to do some research. There are some activities below to complete, or the children could record their research in their books as a mini project, making comparisons between their toys that they have now.

 

P.E – I think many of the children have been following the Joe Wicks PE online.

 

ICT – If children are using the Internet for research, it would be a great time to practise logging on and off to a computer, saving their work, editing text by changing the font and size, underlining their titles etc.

 

Of course, all of this is optional but I hope you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Take care everyone!

Week beginning 13.4.20
To further support the learning of children with ASD, please have a look at the following activities and links:
Thursday 2nd April 2020
National Autism Day
 
Unfortunately we are not at school to celebrate National Autism Day this year but many of you may want to celebrate this at home. Last year, we raised awareness of Autism and communication difficulties by having a 'non-verbal communication' day at school. This meant that the children (and staff!) had to draw pictures/symbols or write brief instructions instead of talking aloud. This proved to be enormous fun and quite a challenge, so I thought some of the children may want to do this again at home with their parents to highlight the difficulties that some children and adults face on a daily basis. Alternatively, you may choose to wear blue clothing for the day (the colour associated with promoting Autism awareness). 
Please find below a powerpoint presentation that you may want to share with the children.
 
Miss Phillips
On the links below, you will find some really lovely activities from The British Red Cross about kindness and well-being. We know how kind our children are and thought they might like this kindness challenge!
Happy Easter everyone!
 
I have put some fun Easter activities on the links below if your child does want to complete any of these over the holidays. However, they are under no obligation to do so. 
 
We hope you all have a relaxing and healthy Easter break and a well-deserved rest. Please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo if you have any questions.
 
Take care everyone,
 
Miss Phillips x  
Literacy Task:
 
Some of you are racing through your home learning booklets so I thought I would set an optional piece of Literacy work for those of you that wish to complete it.
 
In our Literacy lessons, we were reading the story of 'The Squirrels who Squabbled' by Rachel Bright. The children know this very well, but I will post pictures of the book on Dojo for those that need a reminder. This story is set in the forest, and involves two squirrel characters - Spontaneous Cyril and Plan Ahead Bruce. 
Spontaneous Cyril has spent the year partying and having adventures, whilst Plan Ahead Bruce has been stocking up on nuts for the winter. When there is only one pine cone left in the wood, the race is on to decide who should get the remaining pine cone! Please ask your children about this, as we had some interesting debates about who we thought should get it!
 
Your child is welcome to complete a number of tasks relating to the story:
 
1. Write a character description of both characters, comparing and contrasting the two.
 
2. Write a paragraph describing the setting of a forest - use your senses to describe what you might see, hear, smell etc.
 
3. Plan your own story set in a forest - create a plan of what is going to happen at the beginning of the story, what is going to happen in the middle (the climax) and how it is going to end. Feel free to change characters! I would love to see the children's written stories on Dojo!
 
In our story writing, we have been focusing on capital letters and full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, use of interesting adjectives to describe characters and setting, starting our sentences in more varied ways, and adverbs such as slowly, cautiously, silently.
 
Good luck everyone!
 
 
Hi Trenoweth!
 
I hope your home learning is going well. As we were just about to start our topic of 'Materials and their properties' in Science, I thought I would give you (and your parents) a few ideas about what we were intending to cover. Please have a look at the link below.
You may like to create your own experiments, such as 'Which material would be best to make a house for the Three Little Pigs?' I would love to see some evidence of your efforts via Dojo. Of course, your experiment could be about anything regarding materials!
 
When we plan our experiments, we usually write a question, consider what materials we would need, what we think will happen, the methods we will use etc. We then record our results and analyse our findings.
 
Good luck everyone and get creative!
 
Trenoweth Class Assembly! Well done Trenoweth class for a fantastic assembly on World Book Day and The Gingerbread Man.  The audience had their brains tested trying to work out different book characters from the children's cryptic clues!  The children performed their play of The Gingerbread Man and read some of their own stories they had written. The children also shared their learning about The Great Fire Of London and performed their dance routine to the rest of the school. 
 
What a superb Trenoweth assembly! The children were fantastic, thank you all for coming along please take a look at the photos!  This has been another busy week in our class.  We have been practising for the assembly and learning our dance moves for today, where we will be holding a dance off with the whole school! 
 
We have been learning how to subtract one digit and 2 digit numbers using a number line to help us take away the smallest number from the biggest. 
 
In Science we are learning about materials.  We have discussed the properties of a range of materials and what we might use it for. Take a look at our lovely learning wall outside Trenoweth.  
A week in Trenoweth
 
The children this week have been focusing hard on their 
Phonics again.  We have been super impressed with the children's hard work.  We have been showing off our `nonsense` words and finding our special friends (letters that go together to make one sound), such as `ch`, `th`and `ng.`The children have done some super learning with their split digraphs too! Brilliant work Trenoweth.  
 
Some lovely photos of the children from World Book Day 2020! We are very impressed with the home-made costumes this year.  All the children looked great! On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day with some fun activities and challenges.  The children were separated into their house groups and went off to take part in these activities.  
 
We made some lovely book marks with Miss Phillips.  The children enjoyed taking part in some creative drama with Mr Goad.  In Pengelly the children got to show off their creative side, painting their characters and, in the library with Miss Allen, the timer was set to complete a very challenging challenge! 
Welcome back everyone! We do hope you had a lovely break over the half term.  
 
This week, both year groups have been really focusing on their Phonics.  Super learning from both the year groups, well done.  
 
As we have been following the story of The Gingerbread Man, on Monday the children made their very own Gingerbread Men. The children were able to follow the the instructions which they had written before the end of term.  
 
The children have been learning about why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday.....
 
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, celebrated in some Christian countries by consuming pancakes; in others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or a translation thereof, it is a carnival day, the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.
 
The children have been working really hard on their lovely writing, remembering their full stops and capital letters.  They have all really impressed me with their spellings this week.  GREAT WORK TRENOWETH! On Tuesday both Mrs Cleave and Miss Allen made pancakes for the children to enjoy.  
 
 
 
It has arrived, the last day of term! What a busy term of learning for Trenoweth Class.  Both the year groups have been working really hard in their lessons and we are incredibly proud of them all.  
 
It was the last week of our lovely visits to 'The Writer's Block' workshop this week.  All the children have been amazing with their own creative writing.  The children are able to take their journals home or they could leave in their book bags if they wish so they have them both at school and at home.  Please have a look at the pictures uploaded on our class page and spot your child's title! How exciting!  
 
Our Author of the term is Rachel Bright.  We have had the chance to read her stories this week which the children have enjoyed listening to.  
 
Over the half term, please encourage you child to continue with their reading.  There are links on the school website for parents to help with their phonics.  Thank you! Have a great half term and we will see you all soon.  
 
 

Another wet Friday but Trenoweth Class have had a great week of learning!  We have moved onto sharing and division this week in maths. 

At The Writer's Block workshop, the children continued with their creative writing.  The workshop started with some riddles from Penny.

 

I have a soft coat.

I have a wet nose.

My wet nose sniffs for food.

I love to chase my neighbour's cat.

I am your best friend.

Who am I?

The children had the opportunity to write their own riddles in class this week and got to share them with the class which was lovely.  The workshop got the children to concentrate on their story settings.  There are so many lovely and interesting objects in the building for the children to really have a try at being creative with their imaginations.  Both year groups had some fantastic ideas! Miss Phillips and Miss Allen also shared their ideas.  We had a story set hidden within the mountains, a quiet town, through the hour glass, a jungle, the forbidden kingdom and many more brilliant story settings. 

 

In literacy we have been continuing with The Gingerbread Man but the children were learning to write their own story, changing their setting and characters.  The Year 1 and 2 children have been using their 'Magpie' display in the classroom to 'magpie' some interesting describing words to add to their own stories.  Well done to both year groups. 

 

We have looked at the human 5 senses in Science this week.  As a class we have been discussing and learning about our 5 senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

 

In P.E this week  Mrs Ellis worked with both the Year 1 and 2 children  on their target aiming.  The children are learning their under arm and over arm throwing. 

 

Well done to Joe! He is our first pupil in Trenoweth to achieve the red wrist band level.  Joe is only in Year 1 so this is a great achievement.  A very keen reader and someone who enjoys reading.  Well done! 

 

 

 

The Trenoweth children have moved on to Multiplication this week.  Miss Allen has been supporting the Year 1 children with their 2 times tables.  She has been very impressed with the hard working children!  The Year 2 children have been working also on their 2 times tables, some super learning in Maths! 
 
Both year groups had another visit to The Writer's Block workshop on Tuesday.  This week the children have been creating their very own riddles for Penny.  The work shop also encouraged the children to think more about their creative writing: why is their character kidnapping the Mermaid or could it be the other way around? Is there a twist to the story?  The children are encouraged to draw their story as well as write down their ideas in the notebooks that are filling up slowly!  The note books are never marked so the children feel free to get their ideas down, and once the work shop is finished they may take their books home. This week the children worked in partners, found two objects and included them in their story.  There were very many great ideas with magic, dragon's dust, never-ending candle light and so many more wonderful ideas.   The children have such wild imaginations, great for creative writing!
 
We have been learning about the Great Fire Of London.  Mrs Cleave had a very lovely Art lesson with the children using charcoal to create their straw houses.  These are all displayed outside Trenoweth class with some super facts on the Great Fire Of London.  
 
Both year groups have sat in the hall and supported the Youth Speaks students' preparation for the competition this year.  Good Luck!
 
 Thank you again for all the families that encourage your children to read!
 
Jarret Learner: Reading lets you visit places and meet people you otherwise wouldn't, both real and made up.  It broadens your mind, heart, and imagination.      
 
Happy Friday everyone! 
 
Trenoweth class have had another busy week of learning.  In Maths the children have moved on to learning about Length.  We have been discussing what resources we could use to help us measure our objects and which units we measure in.  
 
The Year 1 children have been doing some really hard thinking in their practical lessons this week.  Using a tray of objects, they have been measuring using the non-standard measure of cubes! We have been estimating the length and then using the cubes to measure accurately.  We are very proud of the children this week, we even managed to order the objects from longest to shortest! 
 
The Year 2 children have been thinking about how they can measure more accurately. With some hard thinking and group discussions we decided a ruler would be the best resource to measure in centimetres.  We learned that we had to measure starting from the 0 mark or else our measurements would not be accurate. 
 
We are continuing with The Gingerbread Man story in our Literacy lessons this week.  As a class we have been discussing how to describe their own Gingerbread Man.  Both year groups worked on their independent writing.  Some were sharing ideas and writing them down, which is what we like to call  'magpieing' words! 
 
We are continuing our whole-school focus on reading and have written book reviews.  They are displayed outside the school library for you all to see! We even had one from Mr Hunkin! If any of your children want to add to the wall, they can do! Ask Miss Allen or Miss Phillips for a template.  
 
Both year groups have been acting out The Gingerbread Man story and we performed these to Releath Class. We were very impressed with their acting and narration. Well Done Trenoweth! 
 
Well done to the children that continually read at home! We have two Year 1 children who have earned their purple wrist band!!!!!
 
Jo Franklin wrote: Reading is brilliant because you can try out all the adventures and experiences before you decide what you'd like to do in real life.  
We have a new display with the children's lovely book reviews.  There are templates for the children found in the hot air balloon basket so please encourage your children to pick one up, fill in and pop back in the basket for it to be then displayed outside the library.  Thank you! 
 
Philip Pullman Wrote: You shouldn't read.  Especially books.  They will make far too interesting and attractive, which isn't fair to those who don`t read.  
Welcome back!
 
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas!  We are now back and into the spring term already! 
 
This week the children have been working hard! In maths we have been learning about Money. The Year 1 and Year 2 children  have impressed me so much, we may have some super financial professionals in the making!  The Year 1 children have been discussing what the coins look like and represent while the Year 2 children have been learning ways to represent an amount in a variety of ways but using less coins.  Super work!  
 
In Literacy we have been learning The Gingerbread Man story.  The children have watched and listened to different Gingerbread stories with different endings! Their writing has impressed me this week as the children have particularly focused on their full stops and capital letters, as well as their sentence openers and descriptive vocabulary.  Both year groups have concentrated on describing their own Gingerbread men. We have had some interesting captions! "A mouth as creamy as whipped cream." "Buttons as dark as chocolate chip buttons!" 
 
The children worked on their recap of their descriptive Christmas holiday writing piece.  They were full of really interesting adjectives. lots of great sentence starters which we worked on last term and fantastic punctuation! 
 
Thank you for reading with your children at home through the Christmas period! Each morning the children spend time learning their phonics and take part in a daily guided reading session and with your help with their reading at home, we are really noticing an improvement.  Thank you! 
 
We all hope you have a lovely Christmas! from Trenoweth 
 Some of our highlights of this term! 
What a fabulous week we have had in Trenoweth!
 
The nativity season has come and gone already. We are very proud of all of the children,3 performances over 3 days! A huge effort from the children and staff that helped make it a great show for you all.  
 
In Maths we have been learning all about the properties of  3D shapes. We have been discussing how many vertices, edges and faces our 3D shapes have.
 
 
Trenoweth have been investigating how many 3D shapes they could spot around the school, which the children enjoyed and managed to tally up a few Cuboids! 
 
In Literacy Trenoweth have been writing about the traditional Christmas story.  The class have impressed me with their lovely hand writing and their use of capital letters and full stops.  Well done! 
 
The children have been busy making their Christmas hats for our traditional Christmas lunch today which we are all looking forward to! 
 
Some sneak peaks of the LIGHT, CAMEL, ACTION rehearsals 
Trenoweth with their Christmas hats & jumpers on getting seated for their Christmas lunch.
This week Trenoweth have been working really hard on their acting skills in rehearsals for the Lights, Camel, Action Christmas nativity performance which is creeping up very fast!   The dates are on the newsletter and tickets are on sale now, exciting stuff! 
 
This week in maths the children have been working really hard learning about 2D shapes.  They have been learning and answering some tricky questions in Maths. Well done Trenoweth! Thank you to all the parents, older sisters and brothers that read each night with the children. It really makes a huge impact on their thinking, listening and clearly in their learning & work in school. Thank you! 
 
It's 'See my work' afternoon on Friday 6th December. If you can, please come along a little earlier to come into Trenoweth and have a look at what your child has been learning and to see their work books.  We have also got a new book corner that has been made for the children to sit down and relax whilst they read to themselves or to their class friends.   
 
 Thank you to all for the hand made Christmas Decorations, a beautiful job you have all done! The winner will be announced next week.  Good Luck, and if you  haven't manged to make one yet there is still time but remember to bring it to school on Monday.  
 
This week in Trenoweth, we have been planning our own stories based on Little Red Riding Hood.  We have had fun changing the characters and setting and have just begun writing the first part of our stories, focusing on our description and sentence openers. 
 
In maths, we have been using a number line to help us subtract.  We have also been busy with our sewing project, creating a Christmas decoration to sell next week at Cracking Christmas.  
This week! 
What a great start to our Friday morning! The children in Trenoweth treated everyone to a great assembly on The Gunpowder Plot, with some great acting and some super songs.  We hope everyone enjoyed their firework dance! Trenoweth class also shared their learning about their Little Red Riding Hood topic, with great acting skills demonstrated by Eva, Thea, Joe, Eli and Frankie! We were so impressed with how everyone spoke clearly and confidently, a great effort from TRENOWETH CLASS! 
This week in Trenoweth 
This week we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot.  We have sequenced the events and understand why we celebrate Bonfire Night each year.  Today, we have had fun making chalk pictures of fireworks and painting pictures of Guy Fawkes, King James and the Houses Of Parliament.  In maths, we have been learning our number bonds to 10 and 20.  In literacy, We have been writing a recount of our half term holiday, concentrating particularly on our sentence openers.  We look forward to sharing our learning with you at our class assembly next Friday at  9.15 am.