Dosbarth Miss Morgan
Croeso i ein dosbarth!
Welcome to our class!
Miss Morgan - Class Teacher
Mrs Tonge / Mrs Miles - Teaching Assistants
Beth ydym ni'n dysgu?
What are we learning about?
Our whole school curriculum theme for the summer term is sustainability.
In reception and year one our inquiry title is 'Waste Warriors' and will focus on recycling and waste in our local area. Learner voice is particularly important when planning an inquiry, therefore, we will discuss some of our thoughts and ideas in great detail and take part in some exciting and memorable learning experiences, designed to engage, enthuse and draw us in to the theme.
We will engage in the texts 'Litterbug Doug' and 'Michael Recycle' and take action in our local area. We will be regularly collecting data on waste in the area of Llanedeyrn. We will meet with the local councillor to discuss how we can improve our waste collections and also introduce a food waste bin to collect our snack waste.
After finding out all about the different types of recycling and waste collections we will be creating a VLOG on how to keep our local area clean and protect our planet.
In our classroom we speak lots of Welsh. Our focus this half term is on the weather 'tywydd' and clothes 'dillad'.
Sut mae'r tywydd heddiw? - How is the weather today?
Mae hi'n____. - It is ____.
heulog - sunny
bwrw glaw - raining
stormus - stormy
wyntog - windy
bwrw eira - snowing
gymalog - cloudy
Beth wyt ti'n wisgo? - What are you wearing?
Dwi'n gwisgo ____. - I am wearing ______.
We are also asking these questions each day when we self-register:
Pwy sydd yn yr ysgol heddiw? Who is in school today?
Pwy sydd ddim yn yr ysgol heddiw? Who is not in school today?
Sawl un? How many?
Here are some videos to support your child's Welsh language at home.
This term in languages, literacy and communication we are focusing on narratives and non-fiction.
We will focus our learning around the text of 'The Great Paper Caper' by Oliver Jeffers - a favourite author in our classroom. We could not believe that the bear was chopping down all of the trees in the forest to make lots of paper aeroplanes!
- Create a story map
- Describe the setting and character using adjectives and similes
- Innovate the problem
- Continue to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing sentences
- Phonics and reading
- Present facts to create our very own fact file
In addition to this will be continuing to practise our spelling, handwriting, phonics and language skills every week.
Maths sessions will consist of a range of the following tasks:
- Fact families to 20
- More and less of a number
- Number facts - Bonds to 10
- Teen numbers - 'a ten and some more'
- Addition and subtraction
- Applying number facts to larger numbers
- Doubles and halves
- Number facts such as bonds to 10 and 20
- Finding totals of money using mixed coins and finding change
- Telling the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to
Here are some website links to support your child's learning at home.
- PE is every Wednesday, please could children come into school wearing their PE kit.
- We would be very grateful if names are written on all pieces of clothing that are brought to school (including PE kit).
- As a school we are working on achieving Phase 5 of the Healthy Schools Award this year. In line with policy we are encouraging children to only bring water to be drank throughout the day in water bottles, a healthy lunchbox (including one treat of either chocolate, crisps or a biscuit) and to only eat fruit or vegetables at snack time.
- Your child must bring in their reading book/diary and key word cards every day.
- Spellings for Year 1 will be tested on a Friday and new ones will be uploaded to Google Classroom. Please practise writing spellings within sentences at home, focusing on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.
- Homework will be set every other Monday and with a deadline of the following Thursday. Homework will be uploaded to Google Classroom for Year 1 and in blue books for Reception unless stated.
Llythyrau a Synau
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds is a Phonics programme that aims to build your child's skills in speaking and listening. Letters and Sounds is taught daily and prepares children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge. Letters and Sounds are taught in Phases and your child is introduced to the sounds with actions and also encourages sound talk to break up the sounds in to words and blend (put the sounds together) to read.
More information about Letters and Sounds can be found by visiting the following web pages including some interactive resources to practise learning at home:
The Literacy and Numeracy Framework
Y Fframwaith Llythrennedd a Rhifedd
The Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) is used in schools to develop and embed skills in oracy, reading, writing and numeracy across all areas of development, whatever the subject.
You can find out more about the LNF by visiting the Learning Wales website. Click on the link below:
How can I help at home?
Sut allaf helpu adref?
Parental support at home is invaluable to further develop the skills your child learns in school, especially reading, spelling and maths.
Helping your child with reading
Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it's the single most important thing you can do to help your child's education. It's best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day and not just before bedtime.
- Take time to look at the title, author and front cover before starting to read.
- Walk through the story by looking at the pictures and discussing the characters and events.
- Read a range of books or magazines about topics that your child is interested in.
- Schedule a regular time for reading.
- Encourage your child to read indoors and outdoors - labels, signs, menus, instructions.
Helping your child with maths
As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible - playing games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start. It's also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this. Don't shy away from maths if you didn’t like it at school.
Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths:
- Play a number hunt when out and about - on street signs or car registration plates
- Sing number rhymes together
- Point out the different shapes to be found around your home
- Let your child handle money when out shopping
Helping your child with spelling
Good spelling is an important part of your child's literacy development and is an extension to their development of letters and sounds. Try to schedule a regular time to practise spelling at home - read the word together and begin by identifying and counting the sounds in the word. Use the strategy - Look, Cover, Write and Check to help them spell the word from memory or by using sound talk.
Tips for spelling:
- Find words or sounds within the word (there's ' in 'when'!).
- Break the word up into sounds (j-u-m-p = jump, m-ai-l = mail).
- Make up a silly sentence using the word (A kangaroo can jump as high as the moon).
- Find a word that rhymes with it.
More information about supporting your child's education can be found on the BBC website:
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