Miss Thomas' Class
Together Everyone Achieves More
Croeso i Dosbarth Pritchard!
Class Teacher: Miss Pritchard
Teaching Assistants: Mrs McGill, Mrs Miles.
Beth dym ni'n dysgu? /
What are we learning about?
Our class topic this Half Term is Superheroes! We will be designing our own superheroes using ICT and using descriptive language, superhero themed vocabulary and non-fiction writing skills to create a fact file about our superhero. We will learn about our “super senses” and thinking about what super powers we would like to have. We will explore the differences between what we think and others think in philosophy.
Our literacy lessons this Half Term will focus on narrative writing. Our texts will be BFG and a traditional Welsh story. In Year 1 we will concentrate on reading and writing letter sounds and blends, using letters to build words, sentence work, handwriting and descriptive vocabulary in a narrative. In Year 2 we will build upon these skills from last year and recount a Welsh myth, using a range of language that will bring our stories to life, using thesauruses to extend our vocabulary. Alongside this we will continue to practise our handwriting and spelling, whilst building upon our grammatical understanding.
In Year 1 we will be focusing on: and writing numerals up to 20; reciting numbers to 100; counting and estimating amounts of objects; adding and subtracting; number doubles and halves; time to o’clock; data collection; recognising coin values and using different combinations of money to pay for items up to 20p; measuring weight and length using non-standard units; sorting 2D shapes; making whole and half-turns.
In Year 2 we will be focusing on: How to interpret data and how to collect our own information in charts and tables. We will be using place value to compare and order numbers to 100 and beyond. Using standard units of measure we will calculate the length and capacity of everyday objects.
- 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.
Please ensure that you read with your child every day and keep a log of this in the home-school reading diary. It is essential for ensuring progress at this early stage of development and every little helps.
Please could children bring their reading books in daily along with their reading diary.
Spelling tests– Your child will have a small list of spellings to practise each week. They will be tested on these spellings on a Monday.
P.E.: Our P.E. lessons will be on a Wednesday and Friday until further notice. Please send P.E. kits in on Monday, and they will be returned Friday. This is in case of any unexpected timetable changes. Children will need to bring in, or leave in school, a pair of old trainers or wellington boots for outdoor sessions, please. Please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name.
Labelling clothes: Please could you ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This prevents confusion and ensures that items are easily returned if misplaced.
Sut Allaf Helpu Adref? /
How Can I Help at Home?
It is essential that you read with your child on a daily basis. We would encourage you to practise reading their key words along with their reading books. Please ensure that these are brought to school, along with your child's reading diary everyday. As well as reading key word cards and books at home. It is also important that you ask questions about the texts that are being read in order to develop their comprehension skills.
Spellings are assessed weekly with your child on a Monday. It would be beneficial for your children to practise writing these words within full sentences to enhance their writing skills. Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter and finish with a full stop.
Homework is an important part of your child's learning. As well as helping them to gain independence, it also gives your child a chance to practise skills they have learned at school on an individual basis. Homework should be treated with as much respect, care and effort as a piece of work that is completed at school. Your guidance to ensure this is very much appreciated!
Mental maths skills are practised daily at school, but you can help at home by playing any of the following games:
Maths Videos (YouTube)
Zero the Hero - Counting to 100.
Count by 2s - Counting in 2s.
Fitness Fiesta - Counting in 5s.
Count by 10s - Counting in 10s.
Doubles Rap - Doubles up to 10.
Number Bond Rock - Bonds of 10.
Top Marks - Links to many games. This link takes you to the maths games.
Blast Off - Counting on/back and ordering
Helicopter Rescue - Counting on/back and ordering
Chopper Squad - More or less
Caterpillar Ordering - Ordering and sequencing numbers
Place Value Challenge - Understanding the value of each digit in a number up to 100.
Daily 10 - Daily mixed challenges.
Coins game - Money skills.
Clock Works - Time telling skills.
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:
Y Fframwaith Llythrennedd a Rhifedd / The Literacy and Numeracy Framework
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:
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Diolch am ymweld a ein tudalen we
Cofiwch alw eto'n fuan!
Miss Pritchard, Mrs McGill, Mrs Miles
Year 1/2 Team