Summer Term 2013

 

W.B 15.7.13

What a busy week we have had in Y6! Well done to everybody for an amazing performance of the Lion King- you all looked and sounded brillaint! We hope you enjoyed the leavers assembly and will take lots of happy memories of Mount Pleasant with you to Bassaleg.

Thank you for all our lovely presents, gifts and senitments- they are very much appreciated. You have all been a pleasure to teach.

We wish you all the best for the future. Keep working hard and enjoy all the happry times to come at Bassaleg. Don't forget to come back and visit us soon!!

All the best,

Mrs Irvine and Miss Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 8.4.13

This week we have started our work on Arthurian Legends. We have been listening to the story of King Arthur and discussing what a legend or myth consists of. We also studied knights and looked at the characteristics a knight would have. We have started testing our bottle rockets when we have had some sunshine and will hopefully test them all by next week.

Spellings for next week WB - 15.4.13

 

Mars

Mercury

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

woman

active

reflection

equator

hardware

women

captive

section

sequin

internet

child

forgive

correction

earthquake

justify

children

motive

direction

conquer

keyboard

tooth

native

attraction

require

megabyte

teeth

massive

distraction

request

memory

mouse

expensive

fiction

mosque

modem

mice

relative

faction

square

module

goose

competitive

infection

sequence

monitor

geese

inquisitive

reduction

squadron

multimedia

calf

expansive

traction

consequence

password

calves

corrosive

fraction

frequent

preview

wolf

decisive

collection

disqualify

processor

wolves

attractive

construction

squeal

program

gwyliau

gwyliau

gwyliau

gwyliau

gwyliau

ar wyliau

ar wyliau

ar wyliau

ar wyliau

ar wyliau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwyliau - holidays

w/b 15.4.13

 We've been testing our bottle rockets to see how far they go in the air. During this time we completed a booklet on bottle rockets.

 

 

This week we have also started our new topic, Go with the flow, which is about the rivers and waters. To finish our space topic we wrote a project evaluation.

In English we have started learning about Arthurian legends, We wrote a blurb and a story start on our legend which we then put into a storyboard.To get the setting idea, we played on the ipads on a game called epic citadel.

In music we finished composing our music on garage band,then everyone listened to each others music.

In ICT we showed the year 3's our space related games on 2simple.

In Welsh we have been learning different vocabulary to use in our writing.

We are going to be working on our comprehension skils in Literacy. Please visit this website and complete some of the comprehension activities for grades 4 and 5 - http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex  /

 

Mars

Mercury

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

knee

   river

aggression

flock

alphabetical

kneel

liver

session

herd

anthology

knife

diver

confession

gaggle

article

knives

hover

impression

litter

author

know

novel

depression

shoal

catalogue

knock

shovel

percussion

school

classification

gnat

favourite

mission

pride

content

gnome

fever

passion

swarm

copyright

write

five

possession

pack

dictionary

wrist

lever

dispossession

ream

editor

wrap

flavour

progression

bouquet

software

wrapping

level

profession

fleet

spreadsheet

when

leave

discussion

flight

virus

where

television

oppression

peal

recycle

honest

develop

permission

string

association

rhyme

devote

procession

batch

queue

Spellings for w/b 22.4.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 22.4.13

 This week in Welsh we have been learning and using vocab, These are essential because we're speaking in a conversation about last years holiday.We are trying to achieve the best level possible.

This week in english we have been practising our comprehension skills ahead of our reading test.

This week in maths we have been practising our investigation skills ahead of our big maths test that will go to Bassaleg.

In science we've been looking at animals habitats and how are they adapted, we especially worked on the camel labelling all its adaptations like the hump and nose and ears.

In project we have been studying rivers and learning some useful vocabulary.

In music we had to listen to eight pieces of music and name the right ones, we also had to say about whether the texture is thick or thin.

We are now having Safe Cycling lessons every Friday to learn how to ride our bikes safely and correctly.

 

Mars

Mercury

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

comb

  broken

mansion

disguise

encyclopedia

bomb

hockey

explosion

biscuit

extract

thumb

package

occasion

juice

fantasy

crumb

racket

conclusion

fruit

genre

lamb

trickle

division

guidance

glossary

numb

chuckle

extension

guitar

index

half

monkey

confusion

linguist

irrelevant

halves

pike

decision

monologue

librarian

calm

rocket

collision

rogue

magazine

palm

wrinkle

television

squeak

non-fiction

could

sticker

vision

guard

photocopy

should

ticket

invasion

guarantee

publisher

would

chicken

expansion

language

thesaurus

bwyd

bwyd

bwyd

tywydd

tywydd

diod oer

diod oer

diod oer

gwesty

gwesty

o'r gorau

o'r gorau

o'r gorau

Dw i'n aros yma

Dw i'n aros yma

Spellings w/b 29.4.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

bwyd - food      diod oer - cold drink        o'r gorau - OK

tywydd - weather   gwesty - hotel            Dw I'n aros yma - I'm staying here

 

W/B 29.4.13

In Welsh we have been practising our conversations about last years' holiday ready for  Mrs Irvine to assess us.

In our project work, we have been labelling famous rivers around the world on a mini map of Earth, which we had to draw to scale.

In English we have been learning about persuasive language. We used these skills by creating  a leaflet about safety on a bike.

In science we have been investigating shadows. We conducted an experiment to measure the length of a shadow during a school day.

In ICT we have been working on a stopmotion animation video on the ipads.

  

play

water

dilution

illegal

addition

playground

wave

pollution

illiterate

adjacent

motor

wander

contribution

irregular

alternate

motorway

wall

distribution

irrational

angle

bed

swan

expedition

improper

amount

bedroom

inward

addition

immortal

approximately

every

swallow

repetition

disbelief

average

everybody

beware

position

disadvantage

axis

everyone

woman

condition

misplace

calculate

everything

worm

competition

miscalculate

centimetre

some

worry

lotion

misconduct

circumference

somebody

world

potion

unnatural

corresponding

someone

swoop

promotion

unintentional

co-ordinate

Beth sy'n bod?

Beth sy'n bod?

Beth sy'n bod?

Beth sy'n bod?

Beth sy'n bod?

Ble nesa?

Ble nesa?

Ble nesa?

Ble nesa?

Ble nesa?

Beth am fynd?

Beth am fynd?

Beth am fynd?

Beth am fynd?

Beth am fynd?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth sy'n bod? - What's the matter?

Ble nesa?            Where next?

Beth am fynd?    What about going?

w/b 7.5 13

In English we have been doing more persuasive writing using AFOREST. We have been learning how to make a balanced argument, showing both points of view.

During maths we've been working on our investigation booklets which contain various equations. We will be working on these booklets over the next week.

In project we have been studying how rivers meander and make oxbow lakes. After we finished this, Mrs Irvine set up an experiment to show the path of a river. We used a large piece of cardboard and a tray of sand to show how water goes down a steep mountain slope or a more gentle slope.

In welsh we have been pratising our holiday conversations because we are taping them next week.

Within ICT, we've been working on our stop motion animations (SMA). When we have added sound and credits, we will share them with the class.

In science we finished off our shadow investigation report. We found out that the shadow is shortest at midday because the sun is overhead and is longest in the early morning and later in the day when the sun is lower in the sky.

 

pan

mission

balloon

brighten

decimal

pancake

impossible

garden

Brighton

degree

week

missile

brother

lessen

denominator

weekend

hassle

sister

lesson

diameter

goal

passion

father

stationary

digit

goalkeeper

passive

mother

stationery

division

break

lesson

friends

dew

equilateral

breakfast

session

children

due

estimate

stairs

pass

those

metre

equation

upstairs

fuss

sure

meter

fraction

downstairs

process

clothes

current

graph

any

guess

great

currant

guess

anybody

Ble hoffet ti fynd?

Ble hoffet ti fynd?

Ble hoffet ti fynd?

Ble hoffet ti fynd?

anyone

Hoffwn i

fynd..

Hoffwn i

fynd..

Hoffwn i

fynd..

Hoffwn i

fynd..

WB 13/ 5 /13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ble hoffet ti fynd? Where would you like to go?

Hoffwn i fynd? I'd like to go......

 

Week 13.5.13

Maths-

In maths we've been completeing our year 6 investigation booklets and recently we've completed a test.

In English we've been doing some more persuasive writing, this time in letter format. We had to write about an issue from a traditional tale or nursery rhyme.  

In project we have focused on why ciries are biult near rivers and we had to choose a river to research. We thought about questions like population, employment, resources, leisure activities and industry and farming.

In science we have been identifying animal skeletons and we looked at the similarities and differences in human and ape skeletons. We thought about how changes had happened over time called evolution and how the skeleton adapted to the new needs of the human. We could see how animals had different features for different environments.

In welsh we have been reading a book about holidays called Gwyliau. We answered some comprehension questions and will be doing more work with it next week.

  

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

create

script

horizontal

creation

scripture

isosceles

creative

medicine

kilogram

creativity

medical

kilometre

board

front

litre

bored

frontal

measure

beach

vent

metre

beech

prevent

multiplication

aloud

enter

parallelogram

allowed

enterprise

negative

attention

sign

numerator

mention

signify

percentage

sure

part

perimeter

surely

partial

perpendicular

hwyl

llawer o hwyl

llawer o hwyl

yn fawr iawn

yn fawr iawn

yn fawr iawn

diolch byth

diolch byth

diolch byth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 19th may 2013

In english we have been continuing using persuasive techniques. We wrote letters about an issue of our choice to either our parents, Mr Williams, or the Prime Minister to persuade them to our point of view. We also applied these skills when we debated in teams of 3 between industrialists and conservationists about river pollution. We had to remember to use our persuasive techniques to make our arguments convincing.

In project we watched a DVD about how the Hoover dam was made. After that we wrote a chronological report about the Hoover dam and how it affected the people around it.

In welsh we were taped reading a welsh book and doing a comprehension on it. We have also started to learn a bit on future tense.

In maths we have been doing a maths booklet on how we do certain types of skils e.g. ratio and proportion problems, fractions of numbers, percentages of numbers and using graghs to interpret data.

We are looking forward to the fun run this afternoon. Please remember to bring in sponsorship forms after the half term.

 

Mars

Mercury

Venus

Saturn

Jupiter

hope

night

jewellery

sign

recurring

hopeful

bright

voluntary

ensign

reflection

care

slight

dictionary

just

irregular

careful

eight

literacy

justice

rhombus

pain

weight

library

object

rotation

painful

straight

definitely

objection

square

use

height

miserable

person

symmetry

useful

rice

literature

personable

triangular

wonder

spice

interested

snowboard

tonne

wonderful

dice

desperate

outsmart

vertex

beauty

twice

generous

leftover

vertical

beautiful

mice

marvellous

postcode

volume

until

police

Wednesday

marvellous

weight

ennill

ennill

ennill

ennill

ennill

sgor

sgor

sgor

sgor

sgor

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling List (WB 3/06/13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ennill - to win        sgor - score

 

w/b 3.6.13

In Welsh we have been writing a book review for 'Gwyliau'.To develop our speaking skills, we have been acting out a role play between a travel agent and customer, using familiar Welsh patterns. We will be taping them next week.

In art we have been looking at different paintings that include water and also at what techniques artists use to paint waterscapes.The artists we studied were Turner, Monet, Hockney, Cannaletto,Seurat, Whistler, Hokusai and Houston. We gave our opinions for each painting and learnt that art can be subjective. We also watched a video about how to paint a waterscape using water colours.

The homework for this week is to research an artist that we looked at in class and to produce an A4 sheet with a little information about the artist and a couple of examples of their work connected with water.

In project we have been continuing with our studies on rivers. We did a case study on Bangladesh,  because its built on a delta of a river.We learnt that this area is prone to flooding because they have monsoons.

In English we have started reading a new class book called Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo.In the story there is a character called The Birdman, who is mysterious and disliked by the other islanders, so we had to draw him using clues form the text and also write a poem about him. Today we completed a  KWL chart on what we know about in the story so far and and thought of questions that we want to find out about.

In Maths we have been making a maths board game. We used games already in existence and then adapted them with our own ideas. Once they are finished we will take in in turns to play each others games and evaluate them.

W/B 10.6.13

As part of our continuing project work about rivers, we have been doing some research about bridges around the world. We chose a bridge to study and found information about its' height, location and  materials used for construction. This is in preparation for our work next week where we will have to construct a model bridge. The homework this week is to research a bridge ( anywhere in the world) and produce an A4 piece of paper which displays the information found and some pictures.

After out trip to the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, we wrote a report about the activities that we took part in. We wrote a detailed accout about the pond dipping, wildlife survey and tree identification. We were lucky enough to see lots of wildlife including Damsel Flies, Mallard Ducks, Moorhens, some British birds and even some very cute ducklings!

We have been continuing to read more of 'Why The Whales Came' which we are thorouhgly enjoying. We have found out more about the Birdman which has changed our feelings towards him. This week we wrote a diary enrty in the voice of Gracie, who had got into trouble after hiding wood found on the beach. We also used the story for inspiration to act out a freezeframe about a bullying scene.

Bassaleg Science Departement visited us on Tuesday to conduct a Science experiment using bottle rockets. In groups we had to build a rocket and then launched them to see which one went the highest.

In Art this term, we have been learning about Watercolours in preparation to paint a waterscape. We sketched a basic plan for out waterscapes, focussing on the compostion and relflection. We also learnt new art vocabulary such as blotting, beldding and stipling and techniques such as the wash and using dry-on-dry.

  Spelling List (WB 17/06/13)   

hope

trouble

generally

angel

choir

hopeless

found

interest

cruel

chord

care

around

poisonous

cancel

conductor

careless

journey

secretary

quarrel

composition

pain

route

separate

squirrel

crotchet

painless

young

business

diesel

dynamics

use

taught

boundary

pummel

harmony

useless

caught

difference

vessel

instrumental

home

aunt

original

minstrel

musician

homeless

autumn

company

council

octave

speech

haunt

different

until

orchestra

speechless

cause

centre

pupil

percussion

end

because

frightening

petrol

activity

endless

sausage

general

control

agility

Sawl?

Sawl?

Sawl?

Sawl?

Sawl?

 

disgrifiwch

disgrifiwch

disgrifiwch

disgrifiwch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawl? - how many?      Disgrifiwch - describe

 

W./B 17.6.13

We have been continuing to read the book 'Why the Whales Came.' We have now learnt about the significance of the whales and have learnt that Gracie's dad has been killed in the war. We also discussed bullying and how it feels to be a victim. We then wrote a poem about how a bullying victim might feel and also looked at bullying from the perspective of the bully.

In Maths this week, we have been doing some work in the textbooks covering all aspects of Maths. We have also done our ALFIE tests on the computer, in which everyone did really well.

Follwing our Welsh work on gwyliau, we have been writing holiday postcards to our friends. We had to use the three tenses and patterns we already know to help us write the postcard.

In Art we have been painting our watercolour pictures (they were all very successful). We used our sketches to help us plan our paintings and then practised using the watercolout paints before undertaking our final piece. We found out that watercolour paints are quite hard to paint with but are very effective for painting waterscapes.

Carrying on with our Project work, we have been researching bridges from around the world on the ipads.

We have also listened to some more interesting presentations about topics such as The Titanic, James Cook, The Golden Gate Bridge and Sydney Bridge. Everone did well, speaking clearly and using a prezi or powerpoint presentation with a quiz at the end.

  Spellings for w/b 24.6.13                Venus                             Saturn                                Jupiter

did not

morning

heavy

difference

relay

didn't

often

heavier

absence

squad

does not

first

heavily

experience

tactic

doesn't

much

heaviest

independence

tournament

will not

being

empty

confidence

triceps

won't

change

emptiness

indifference

ability

cannot

coming

emptied

influence

achievement

can't

number

emptying

insistence

addiction

could not

only

reply

guidance

approval

couldn't

both

replies

nuisance

communication

should not

walk

replying

importance

control

shouldn't

different

replied

assistance

persevere

yacht

yacht

yacht

yacht

catalogue

vegetable

vegetable

vegetable

vegetable

sufficient

plough

plough

plough

plough

secretary

giraffe

giraffe

giraffe

giraffe

precious

                                

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