SUMMER TERM 2014

Welcome back everybody!

We hope that you all had a super Easter and liked the Easter cards. Here are some of our eggciting designs !!

W/B 28.4.14

Please note the school is closed on Friday 2nd May for INSET and on Monday 5th May for the Bank Holiday.

This week in English we did a story plan, we are going to write a story as either Dick Mossop,Clem,Mother or Maggie Hoggs from the book children of winter. We have made a start on it but still have lots more do to.

In maths we have done lots of practice tests ready for the proper tests next week. We also revised on some maths questions such as fractions,decimals.percentages,multiplication.division and subtraction.Also remember that you can go on the website and follow the links for more practice tests.

In Welsh we have been learning the names of countries and different vocabulary to use when talking about holidays.

Today we started our safe cycling course,the safe cycling asseser came into check our helmets and bikes.Thankyou Mr Jackson! Don't forget to read you booklets at home to help you.

If you have not brought in your money for SS Great Britain please bring it in as soon as posible.All of the children are really looking forward to the trip.

Spellings w/b 5.5.14

 

Venus

Saturn

balloon

brighten

garden

Brighton

brother

lessen

sister

lesson

father

stationary

mother

stationery

friends

dew

children

due

those

metre

sure

meter

clothes

current

great

currant

Ble hoffet ti fynd?

Ble hoffet ti fynd?

Hoffwn i

fynd..

Hoffwn i

fynd..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 6.5.14

 This week we have done two tests, a maths test and a literacy test.We had one hour for the literacy and half and hour for the maths.I found the literacy easier than the maths.We have one more test,a maths reasoning test which is happening next Tuesday.

In maths we have started our investigation on World War 1 through maths. We watched a video about how WW1 began and wrote a paragraph including the main facts. We will continue with this next week, to find out more visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/ww1/

We went down to the ict suite  in maths today and played on maths games.The reward was for doing so well in the maths test.

To link to our work on 'The Children of Winter', we have researched about the plague in 1665-1666.We found out many fantastic facts.Did you know that 15% of london was killed in the plague between 1665-1666 ? We also learnt that the nursery rhyme 'Ring o' Roses' was sung about the plague. To find out more visit http://www.britainexpress.com/History/plague.htm

 We have been practising our holiday vocab in welsh.Esi i i'r bortiwigal gyda teleu ac ffryindau.(I went to portugal with my family and friends)

In Science we learnt the parts of a female flower and a male flower and did a labelled diagram of one.We also planted a sunflower seed in our own pot, then put a bean in another pot but we were in partners for that.

For music we went on garage band and made a piece of music for part of the Lion King,Avatar and Balto.

We have split the class for p.e in half. One half did rounders\cricket and  the other half did safe cycling, then we swapped.

Please remember to bring in your SS Great Britain money for the trip. Here is a link to the SS Great Britain website if you want to find a bit more out about it. www.ssgreatbritain.org/  

 

 MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT OUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS PAGE TO SEE LOTS OF OUR WORK!!

 

  Spellings w/b 12.5.14

Venus

Saturn

create

script

creation

scripture

creative

medicine

creativity

medical

board

front

bored

frontal

beach

vent

beech

prevent

aloud

enter

allowed

enterprise

attention

sign

mention

signify

sure

part

surely

partial

hwyl

llawer o hwyl

yn fawr iawn

yn fawr iawn

diolch byth

diolch byth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings for w/b 19.5.14

 

Venus

Saturn

jewellery

sign

voluntary

ensign

dictionary

just

literacy

justice

library

object

definitely

objection

miserable

person

literature

personable

interested

snowboard

desperate

outsmart

generous

leftover

marvellous

postcode

Wednesday

marvellous

ennill

ennill

sgor

sgor

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 19.5.14

 We have had another busy and short week! In Science we labelled a plant and learnt about seed dispersal. Our beans are growing and will hopefully soon be quite tall!

We have made a Welsh comic strip using the Ipads about our visit to S.S Great Britain, they look great. Please look at our photos and work tab to see them.

In maths we have finished our 'maths through WW1' project. We learnt a lot about WW1 and why it started, it was really interesting and sad at the same time. We also used a wide range of maths skills.

In project we finished our work on the Victorians and updated our timeline.

 Have a lovely break and see you in June!!

Spellings for over half term :

 

Venus

Saturn

generally

angel

interest

cruel

poisonous

cancel

secretary

quarrel

separate

squirrel

business

diesel

boundary

pummel

difference

vessel

original

minstrel

company

council

different

until

centre

pupil

frightening

petrol

general

control

Sawl?

Sawl?

disgrifiwch

disgrifiwch

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

w.b.2.6.14

Half term had come to an end which means its back to school for the staff and children of Mount Pleasant Primary.

Throught the week in English, we have been looking at persuasive text. We have recently been to SS Great Britain and have been busy designing and producing our own leaflet persuading someone to visit the ship. In the leaflet we have included alliteration,triplets,rhetorical questions,emotive language,puns,exaggeration and more.Some of us also started our SS Great Britain leaflet on the computer. These are now on our super display!!

PC Thomas visited on Friday to talk to us about the dangers of drugs. We learnt lots of facts about drugs and how they are very dangerous.

In maths we learnt about temperature and had to find the difference between temperatures.We also looked at problem solving.Mr Rothwell was getting us ready for Bassaleg.

Today was Eco day in school. We all wore green to support this and learnt about lots of ways to help the environment.

In Science, we have been learning about different plants in British Woodland. We researched plants on different layers and produced two fact cards about two plants. To continue this, we went outside to complete a plant survey using a hoop. We put the hoop down and then countd the different plants inside the area. This gave us lots of information about the types of plants in our school grounds.

Spellings w/b 9.6.14

 

Venus

Saturn

waste

photograph

wasting

dolphin

wasted

telegraph

include

telephone

including

pamphlet

included

sphere

confuse

pharmacy

confusing

emphasis

confused

emphasize

use

nephew

using

apostrophe

useful

catastrophe

loving

phenomenal

lovely

physical

ar y dechrau

ar y dechrau

yn y diwedd

yn y diwedd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 9.6.14

 This week in English we have been carying on with persuasive writing and have written a letter to someone trying to persuade them to do something.

In ICT we have carried on doing our world cup project in Welsh for Bassaleg.

In Maths we have had Year 6 maths booklets to fill in.The questions are based on what we have looked at this year. We had to make up a question, answer it, explain what we did and give a traffic light on how we have found the question throughout the year.

In Science we have looked at how plants make food.To start off, the sun warms up the tree ready for photosynthesis,water goes through the roots and the trunk into the leaves, the oxygen is blown away into the atmosphere and the carbon dioxide goes into the leaves surface.We also did a true or false sheet on photosynthesis.

 

 

We had a special visit from some of Bassaleg's science teachers on Monday. We looked at bottle rockets and the science behind it. We had 10-15 minutes to design the bottle and then went outside to test them, for safety we had to put glasses on.

 

 Making our rockets!!

 

 

Spellings for next week- 16.6.14

 

Venus

Saturn

heavy

difference

heavier

absence

heavily

experience

heaviest

independence

empty

confidence

emptiness

indifference

emptied

influence

emptying

insistence

reply

guidance

replies

nuisance

replying

importance

replied

assistance

yacht

yacht

vegetable

vegetable

plough

plough

giraffe

giraffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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