Summer Term 2015

 

SUMMER TERM 2015

Welcome back eveyone!! We hope you all had a  lovely, realxing Easter break.

w/b 13.4.15

Spellings for this week:

We have been learning about circuits in Science. We have looked at how circuits worked and have investigated different types of circuits, such as a parallel circuits. If you want to find out more about circuits and play some games involcing electric circuits, click the picture below.

You can also visit - http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/electricity.htm to play games and learn more about circuits =]

Our mini History project for Sid The Slob, is Ancient Egypt. Please click the picture of King Tut to visit the Woodlands Junior Site, so that you can find out more about this fascinating time in history.

Welsh spellings

ddoe = yesterday (dd/o)

yfory = tomorrow (u/for/ee)

heddiw = today (he/dd/you)

 

Jupiter

Saturn

disguise

disguise

biscuit

biscuit

juice

juice

fruit

fruit

guidance

guidance

guitar

guitar

catalogue

linguist

dialogue

catalogue

rogue

monologue

squeak

dialogue

guard

rogue

guarantee

squeak

language

guard

equator

guarantee

furthermore

language

moreover

equator

heddiw

heddiw

    yfory

yfory

  ddoe

ddoe

                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 20.4.15

 Spellings w/b 20.4.15

Welsh spellings

gwyliau eleni = last holiday

gwyliau llynedd = next holiday

 

Jupiter

Saturn

calendar

illegal

accident

illiterate

conscious

irregular

collect

irrational

disappear

improper

disappoint

imprudent

embarrass

immortal

height

disembark

equipment

disbelief

parallel

disadvantage

pigeon

discontent

question

misplace

receive

miscalculate

recommend

misconduct

restaurant

unnatural

twelfth

unintentional

gwyliau eleni

gwyliau eleni

gwyliau llynedd

gwyliau llynedd

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 27.4.15

New Spellings- Homophones ( words that sound the same- but are spelled differently and have a different meaning)

Please see the table below, which gives examples of some of the most common homophones.

 

Homophones

Examples

allowed
aloud

You are not allowed to smoke until you are 16.
She spoke her thoughts aloud (to say something so it can be heard).

bear
bare

A bear is a large furry animal.
She walked on the beach with bare feet.

bored
board

To be bored is to have lost interest in something.
A board is a flat piece of wood.

break
brake

If you break something you damage it.
When you brake the car slows down.

caught
court

He caught a large fish.
You play tennis on a tennis court.

check
cheque

Did you check that the door is locked?
You can write a cheque to pay your bills.

find
fined

I can't find my socks.
She was fined £40 for driving too fast on the motorway.

flower
flour

A daffodil or a rose is a flower.
You need some flour to make the birthday cake.

hair
hare

She has really long hair.
A hare is an animal like a rabbit.

here
hear

Please come over here.
Can you hear that noise?

heal
heel

His leg is broken, but it will heal (get better).
Your heel is at the back of your foot.

hire
higher

When we go to Spain we'll hire a car.
The mountain was higher than the clouds.

hour
our

There are 60 minutes in an hour.
This is our house.

maid
made

The maid cleaned all of the 15 rooms.
I made the bed this morning.

new
knew

I spilt wine on my brand new shirt.
I knew the answers to all the questions.

one
won

There was only one piece of birthday cake left.
She won the running race.

pear
pair

I ate a pear and a banana for breakfast.
I won the card game with a pair of aces.

piece
peace

I ate a very large piece of pie.
He went on an march for world peace.

plain
plane

I painted over the wallpaper in a plain colour.
The plane landed late because of heavy fog.

pour
poor
paw

Can you please pour some milk on my cereal.
He grew up in a poor neighbourhood.
The cat hurt his paw in a fight.

saw
sore

He cut the tree down with a saw.
His ankle was sore after he fell over.

see
sea

She couldn't see without her glasses.
I went swimming in the sea while on holiday.

shore
sure

She built a sandcastle by the shore.
I'm sure that I turned the oven off. (to be absolutely certain)

sight
site

Don't let the children out of your sight.
There were four cranes on the building site.

stairs
stares

She ran down the stairs to answer the phone.
He stares out of the window at the neighbours.

 

Spellings & Welsh Spellings - w/b 27.4.15

Wythnos nesa = next week ( oith-nos nesa)

Ar y penwythnos = on the weekend ( ar - u - pen- oith/nos)

 

Jupiter

Saturn

lessen

brighten

lesson

Brighton

stationary

lessen

stationery

lesson

dew

stationary

due

stationery

meter

dew

metre

due

current

meter

currant

metre

break

current

brake

currant

die

aural

dye

oral

flour

principal

flower

principle

Wythnos nesa'

Wythnos nesa'

Ar y penwythnos

Ar y penwythnos

 

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 4.5.15

This week we have done...

English- We had a english test and we did some more of the Myths and Legends work, also we recorded our Isis and Osiris Myths.

Maths - We have been revising for the 2 tests, reasoning and procedural.

Project-We have written our Ancient Egyptian reports, where we had to use our research to write an informative report.

French-

* PLEASE NOTE ALL CHILDREN INVOLVED IN SAFE CYCLING WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR BIKE AND HELMET TO SCHOOL ( FOR THE SAFETY CHECK) ON THURSDAY 14TH MAY*

Next term you will be required to present a short talk about a subject of your choice. Start thinking about this now, so that you are well prepared, as this forms part of the oracy assessment. You can have PowerPoint slides or bring in artefacts to illustrate your talk, but you will not be allowed to read from notes. You are allowed a few helpful hints on your P.P slides or on a piece of paper, these must be brief and in your own words.

Spellings for this week

 

Jupiter

Saturn

medicine

script

medical

scripture

front

medicine

frontal

medical

vent

front

prevent

frontal

kind

vent

unkind

prevent

sign

kind

signify

unkind

part

sign

partial

signify

enter

part

experience

partial

argument

enter

existence

enterprise

Sut mae'r tywydd ?

Sut mae'r tywydd ?

Mae'n

Mae'n

Sut oedd y tywydd?

Sut oedd y tywydd?

Roedd hi'n

Roedd hi'n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th May

Another busy week! We planned, wrote and evaluated our Egyptian myths, we began work on our new topic called Woodland Survival and made title pages for our project books. Mrs Jones began some work on Judaism on Friday.

We've started to talk about World War 2 and a new assignment has been added to Google classroom for the children to begin. It will require them to research aspects of WW2, both at home and in school. The final date for completion is 6th July so plenty of time to do a really good job, but our advice is to start early!

Mr Jackson came in to check all bikes and helmets, ready for us to start the Safe cycling course on Wednesday next week. We will practise weekly until he returns for the test on Tuesday, 30th June. The children have fliers with this information.If anyone has a problem, we have a small amount of storage space for bikes on the school premises.

This week, we met the new Head of Year 7 from Bassaleg, Mr Williams, and his Assistant Head, Mrs Sullivan. They gave the children information packs for Parents so please check school bags if you have not already seen them.The children took part in several activities and had time to ask questions. Two of our past pupils, Eeshan Hardikar and Amelia Johnston, returned to tell Year 6 about life in Year 7 and a online facility is now available for our children to ask any questions which Bassaleg pupils will try to answer.

Our roof sprung a leak in Thursday's down pour, but dried out again on Friday.

Please make sure you have trainers in school on Tuesdays now, as one of the Bassaleg PE teachers will be providing Cricket sessions in our PE slot.

Remember you can still bring in a baby photo for Mr Rothwell if you haven't already done so!

New Spellings - 18.5.15

Welsh Spellings

Wyt ti'n cytuno ?= Do you agree ? ( oi-teen/cut-een-o)

Dw i ddim yn cytuno = I don't agree ( do-ee/thim/un-cut-een-o)

 

Jupiter

Saturn

waste

phenomenal

wasting

physical

wasted

photograph

include

dolphin

including

telegraph

included

telephone

confuse

pamphlet

confusing

sphere

confused

pharmacy

use

emphasis

using

emphasize

useful

nephew

love

apostrophe

loving

catastrophe

lovely

phoenix

loved

phoneme

Wyt ti'n cytuno?

Wyt ti'n cytuno?

Dw i ddim yn cytuno

Dw i ddim yn cytuno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 1.6.15

Welcome back after half term. We hope you had a rest, ready for a very busy term.

Please don't forget that this week we are visiting a church in Malpas, so please bring in you permission slips by then.

On Monday the 8th, we will be visiting Brecon, for a WW2 themed experience. Please can any outstanding money and slips please be brought in and remember to bring a packed lunch!

Spellings w/b 1.6.15  

Jupiter

Saturn

shield

independence

field

influence

yield

confidence

piece

conference

niece

difference

thief

experience

belief

insistence

relief

absence

fierce

indifference

pierce

guidance

pie

distance

tie

balance

deceitful

importance

conceited

remittance

ceiling

nuisance

receive

importance

die

insurance

rhy bell

rhy bell

rhy boeth

rhy boeth

nesaf

nesaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welsh Spellings

rhy bell = too far ( rhee- bellch)

rhy boeth = too hot ( rhee - boith)

nesaf= next ( nes/af)

 

W/B 8.6.15

We all had a fabulous time at Brecon War Museum and learnt so much about WW2!! Please check out our photos page where photos will shortly be arriving! Or click the picture of the museum to view our photos!

OUR SONG FOR THE MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA IS 'WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER' FROM HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. PLEASE HAVE A GO LEARNING THE WORDS AT HOME. THE LYRICS ARE BELOW. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE WORDS AND SONG TOGETHER.

Lyrics for 'We're all in this together'

Everyone is special in their own way
We make each other strong (we make each other strong)
Were not the same
Were different in a good way
Together's where we belong

We're all in this together
Once we know
That we are
We're all stars
And we see that
We're all in this together
And it shows
When we stand
Hand in hand
Make our dreams come true

Together, together, together everyone
Together, together, come on lets have some fun
Together, were there for each other every time
Together together come on lets do this right

We're all here
and speaking out with one voice
we're going to rock the house (YEAH YEAH!)
the party's on now everybody make some noise
come on scream and shout

We've arrived because we're stuck together
Champions one and all

We're all in this together
Once we know
That we are
We're all stars
And we see that
We're all in this together
And it shows
When we stand
Hand in hand
Make our dreams come

We're all in this together
When we reach
We can fly
Know inside
We can make it
We're all in this together
Once we see
Theres a chance
That we have
And we take it

Wild cats sing along
Yeah, you really got it goin' on
Wild cats in the house
Everybody say it now
Wild cats everywhere
Wave your hands up in the air
That's the way we do it
Lets get to it
Time to show the world

We're all in this together
Once we know
That we are
We're all stars
And we see that
We're all in this together
And it shows
When we stand
Hand in hand
Make our dreams come true

We're all in this together
When we reach
We can fly
Know inside
We can make it
We're all in this together
Once we see
Theres a chance
That we have
And we take it

Wild cats everywhere
Wave your hands up in the air
That's the way we do it
Let's get to it
Come on everyone!

Spellings this week

 

Jupiter

Saturn

possible

royal

possibility

actual

impossible

general

impossibility

eventual

kind

potential

kindly

mammal

unkind

natural

kindliness

horizontal

legal

medieval

illegal

mineral

legalise

material

legality

industrial

compose

biological

composer

original

composition

rehearsal

decompose

vertical

Ar y dechrau

Ar y dechrau

Yn y diwedd

Yn y diwedd

Nesaf

Nesaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welsh spellings

ar y dechrau = at the start ( ar - u dech/rai)

yn y diwedd = in the end ( yn - u doo-edd)

nesa - as previous

W/B 22.6.15

Please remember it is SPORTS DAY tomorrow ( 23rd June). KS2 sports day begins @ 9.30 am on the field. Children can wear a t-shirt in the colour of thier house team ( red, green , yellow or blue).

Alternative sports day is on the 25th June. If you have not brough your permission slip in for the climbing wall, please do so asap.

Suggestions for costumes for the leaver's concert are as follows:

School children ( including the headteacher scene, club scene) - school uniform

School teachers ( including club scene teachers) - smart /formal wear

Sports day teachers - sports kit

Sports day children- P.E kit/sports kit

Interviewee - formal/smart

Dad- smart clothes

Mum-  smart clothes/ apron/ dress ( whichever option is easiest)

Charlie and Milly - school uniform

Headteacher- smart clothes- could included jacket, tie etc

Secretary- smart clothes ( dress/skirt/trousers)

After school club children - 

Elizabeth- scuba diving ( goggle, snorkel mask, flippers, swim style wear)

Skye - chef ( apron, black trousers, chef hat)

Sophie - ballroom dancing ( evening dress/gown and accessories)

Adam- motor racing ( torusers, leather jacket/jaket/ bike helmet)

If you need any help with ideas or sourcing an oufit/part of an outfit, please do not hesistate to ask Mrs Irvine or Miss Phillips.

New Spellings

 

Jupiter

Saturn

logical

calculator

illogical

inspector

legal

instigator

illegal

creator

literate

junior

illiterate

senior

legible

tailor

illegible

professor

relevant

escalator

irrelevant

horror

regular

operator

irregular

solicitor

removable

interior

irremovable

exterior

replaceable

commentator

irreplaceable

instructor

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 29.6.15

This week we will be continuing with our leavers concert rehearsals. Please continue to learn your parts!! The leavers concert will be on the last Wednesday of term (17th August) @ 1.30pm.

We are also having the steel-pan drums visit us this week , which will be very exciting, if not a little loud!

Today we had a visit from a maths teacher at Bassaleg, Mr Ashton. We had a really fun afternoon and we learnt about working out surface area. He was very impressed with our answers and gave us a really fun game to play, to help us with our data handling. Click here to play. http://flashmaths.co.uk/flash/rapidReactions.swf

Please don't forget the music extravaganza is on Thursday. Tickets are still available form the office - £2 each. If you need extra practice, scroll up to find the song and video!!

  Spellings w/b 29.6.15

Jupiter

Saturn

proceed

familiar

process

regular

prologue

popular

proclaim

particular

propel

peculiar

produce

rectangular

progress

vicar

project

sugar

provide

fixture

prospect

creature

sustain

temperature

suspend

adventure

suspense

signature

suspect

puncture

susceptible

agriculture

suspicious

ensure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                               

JUST TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ALL OUR LOVELY PRESENTS, MESSAGES, CARDS AND GIFTS THEY ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A LOVELY YEAR 6 GROUP, WE WILL MISS YOU ALL ! WORK HARD, HAVE FUN AND ENJOY EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT BASSALEG HAS TO OFFER. BEST WISHES AND THANK YOU AGAIN!

MRS IRVINE AND MISS PHILLIPS

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