Have you had time to look at hwb+ and see what is up on the Blog?
Update about the moon diary – Don’t worry if the bad weather has meant that cloud is covering the moon. We will use the information from the whole class for our work so if you just record what you can see that will be fine! My moon diary is looking pretty empty as I was not able to see it to record what it looked like when I was in Cardiff, hopefully yours is better! Important thing is not to worry about it if you can’t see it!
Here is a copy of the December homework letter from the end of term as promised.
May I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2016.
18 December 2015
Builth Wells Primary School
Dear Parent/ Carer
Your child is bringing home Science homework for the holiday relating to the topic we have been covering of ‘The Earth, Sun and Moon. I am sending home a moon diary sheet that is to be filled in with the details for the shape of the moon, the date and time it was seen. I realise that it will not always be possible for many reasons, such as time commitments and inability to see the moon due to cloud, so if your child could fill it out for as many days as possible then that would be really helpful. We can then jigsaw the observations from similar areas to get a fuller picture.
As it gets dark quite early in the evening and will continue to do so for a while yet, despite the shortest day on 21 December 2015, I am suggesting that it is possible to make the observations needed without staying up beyond the time your child would normally have retired for the evening. If they have any other observations to make regarding what they see these can be made on the reverse of the sheet. If you have completed and returned the Acceptable Use form to school, then your child could make the observations on Hwb+ using their user name and password. The children that were able to do this in the Autumn Half Term found it really useful, when we came to do our work. This is the fact finding part of the work that will be completed in school at the start of the new term.
I am sending home some problem solving tasks which the children should be familiar with how to do as we have done similar ones in class.
In the Spring term the class will be researching the Victorians through their History work, as well as across the curriculum when we do our Victorian Day. This term will also see us taking an educational field visit to Cardiff in April 2016, further details about this will come at the start of the term. In Science, we will be working on units about ‘Changing State’ and ‘Gases All Around Us’ after we complete the Moon work in the first week.
Year 5 will be swimming on a Monday in the Spring Term, so a day for Games will be assigned at the start of term.
Thank you for your support in the Autumn Term and, in advance, for your support in this work.