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Class 1 – Mrs John

Croeso i Dosbarth 1!

Welcome to Class 1! 

Staff

Mrs John - Class Teacher/Athrawes

Mrs Owens - Learning Support Officer

Miss David - Learning Support Officer

Mrs Vigus - Learning Support Assistant

 

Hydref/Autumn Term 2019

 

We hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to the new term. This is an exciting time for you and your children with lots of changes ahead. We are a Nursery and Reception mixed class and we are pleased to report that all children both new and old have settled in nicely smiley. We will be updating this page regularly with snapshots of our learning. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding any aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me or come and see me at the end of the school day. 

 

Our Autumn Topic is - Time Travellers - Dinosaurs

  

 

Termly Topic –This term our topic is ‘Dinosaurs’. This topic contains lots of opportunities for your child to learn about the past.  Please see the attached medium-term planning overview for some examples of the learning that will be taking place. Further details of trips and visitors will be sent home later in the term. This terms home task is to create a dinosaur for our topic wall display. You can be as creative as you wish 😊. We look forward to seeing your creations – Happy Creating.

 

  UPDATES

 

15/11/19

This week we have been busy learning about Remembrance day and making poppy wreaths to remember those who died in the war. We also took part in Anti bullying week and now know what bullying is and who we should tell. We talked about the Friendship Stops on both of our yards and talked about why we had them. We marked Kindness day by thinking of something kind to say to our friends and playing games together. We finished off the week by taking part in Children in Need. Please continue to read at home with your child and help them learn their parts for our Christmas concert. Any questions please ask.

 

8/11/19

We have had a busy first week back as you can see from our pictures. We also had a fantastic trip to Cardiff museum where all of our children were impeccably behaved. Everyone has now had their parts for the Christmas concert. Any queries please ask.

 

Half term update 24/10/19

What a busy first half-term as you can see from our pictures below😊.  We have taken part in lots of exciting learning opportunities linked to the four core purposes such as:

an online reading of ‘Stay safe with Thomas’ reminding us to stay safe near railways, Macmillan coffee afternoon, Harvest festival at the church, watching a theatre performance of Treasure Island, finding dinosaur eggs and watching them hatch and meeting Sir Gareth Edwards and his wife Lady Maureen Edwards when they presented our NQA Healthy Schools Award.

Just a reminder that all children have access to the Oxford Owl online reading buddy to enable them to listen and share stories with their families at home in addition to their reading books.

We hope you all have a lovely half-term holiday and look forward to welcoming you back ready for another busy half-term including our school trip to the museum on Friday 8th November.

 

10/10/2019

We have been exploring Oxford Online Reading Buddy in class. Please continue to explore this at home with your child to support their reading and understanding. All children have their passwords inside their reading records.  Any questions please ask.

 

2/10/2019

Class 1 children and staff would like to thank parents for their fantastic dinosaur creations. They all look amazing! 😀

 

21/9/19

This terms home task is to create a dinosaur for our topic wall. You can be as creative as you wish. Could you please send these tasks in no later than the 1st October so that the children can share them with their peers. Any questions please ask.

 

20/9/19

Both power points that were shared in the Foundation Phase meeting on Thursday 19th September have now been added to the parents section of our website smiley.

CLASS ROUTINES

Here are a few reminders of our class routines to make the transition back to school go as smoothly as possible.

 

School day – The school bell will be rung at 8.55am and the gate will be open from 8.50am. In wet or very cold weather, the children may be invited into school from 8.45am. Children will then be dismissed at 3:30.

Spare underwear/uniform – The majority of children will have accidents at some point during the school day/year. There can be several reasons for this from not getting to the toilet on time to adventurous water play. Therefore, can you please ensure that your child has spare clothes to change into with their name clearly labelled on them.

Name Labels – Can you please ensure that all items of clothing and belongings including bags, shoes, PD kits, hats, fruit tubs and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Water bottle and Fruit – Children will need a healthy fruit snack for first break and a bottle of water every day. We do not allow squash, flavoured water or fruit juices as we are a healthy school. Please ensure that the bottle can be refilled so that we can top it up if needed throughout the school day.

Reading BooksEngaging children through stories and sharing books is an essential part of developing communication and language skills. Through stories children can express their own thoughts and emotions, learn new exciting words and build the foundations for language development.  We do not have a set day for reading so please ensure that your child has their reading book in school every day. It is important that your child reads at home every day to develop accuracy and fluency in addition to having stories read to them. When reading with your child at home, please record their progress in their reading diaries.  Please also practise the list of Read Write Inc sounds with your child. These are hugely important and will benefit your child’s reading immensely. Your child also has an  Oxford Reading Buddy password for you to use at home. 

Spelling – Spelling words or sounds will be given out on a Thursday which will be tested on the following Thursday. These spellings will consist of High Frequency words, spelling patterns and/or Read Write Inc sounds which your child will then be able to use in their writing. Please help your child learn the words/sounds that are sent home. In addition to this Reception children will need to learn to read and spell all of the High Frequency words that are in the back of their reading records by the end of their Reception year. 

Homework –  Could you please send the homework books to school every day so that we can stick in any letters/information that we need to share with you. This will avoid letters getting lost in bags. A homework grid will be placed inside their homework books at the beginning of every term for your child to complete over the term.

PD – PD kit consists of a pair of dark coloured shorts and a white or house coloured t-shirt and should be in a bag that your child can leave on their peg. We have written the colour house t-shirt your child would need inside their reading record. PD kits should be left in school until the end of term so that they are readily available. Please help your child to practise putting on and taking off their shoes and socks. Please also ensure that your child’s name is clearly marked on all items.

All Weathers– Being part of Foundation Phase means that we are outdoors regardless of the weather. Please can you bring in a pair of wellies for your child so that we are able to explore the outdoors ensuring that your child’s name is inside each wellington. Due to the unpredictability of the Welsh weather can you please also ensure that your child has sun cream in their bags.

Show and Tell – Show and Tell sessions will take place on Friday afternoons. All children will be encouraged to share something special or important with their friends. This could be a certificate, some important family news, something they have done/enjoyed from the previous week or their plans for the weekend.

Numeracy – Our school follows the Abacus Maths and Big Maths Schemes. Please encourage your child to count at every opportunity including matching the correct number of objects to the numeral wherever possible whilst discussing the concept of one more/less. Please support your child by offering them opportunities to count forwards and backwards up to 5/10, 10/20 and then 50/100 from different starting points e.g. 49,50, 52 or 20,19,18. Reception children will also need to be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s Please also support your child by ensuring that they are using the correct number formation where ever possible. 

Handwriting – We  practise our handwriting using a variety of mediums both inside and outside the classroom. Please allow your child to write at every opportunity outside school ensuring that they use the correct letter formations. Please also support your child by helping them to learn how to write their name correctly using the correct letter formations. Reception children need to be able to write their surnames too. 

Active Travel – We are an Active Travel/Bike it school. If your child wishes to ride their bikes or scooters to school, we have racks where they can be stored so that they can also be used at breaktimes provided they have a helmet. Reception children will need to take their scooters to the storage on the top yard in the mornings before coming into class and can collect them at the end of the school day to ensure that they have access to them at breaktimes.

Class Mascots We love reading about the adventures of our class mascot Gerry the Giraffe 😊. If your child has Gerry for the weekend, please ensure that he is returned to school no later than the following Wednesday so that he can be prepared ready for his next adventure. We will also be continuing to send home Shaun the sheep, our Crew Cymraeg mascot. Shaun will be sent home on a Tuesday and should be returned the following Monday ready for our whole school Crew Cymraeg assembly.

Behaviour - We use Class Dojos as a positive behaviour award tool throughout the school. Children can be awarded points for a variety of reasons, but they can also lose points too. The Dojos are reset every Monday so that each week is a fresh start. The child with the most Dojos on a Friday gets to take the class mascot home for the weekend. In addition to this, once a child hits 10 points they will receive an instant prize from the class prize box.

Birthdays -We will celebrate your childs’ birthday in class, but we do not allow birthday cakes/sweets etc. to share as we are a healthy school. You are however welcome to send in fruit to share if you wish.

 

Autumn Term 2019 - Medium Term - Time Traveller - Dinosaurs

Autumn Term Homework

2019 - 2020

Snapshots of our learning.

We will be updating this section throughout the year to share snapshots of how we are enhancing our learning and linking cross curricular activities with the four core purposes to support our children to be:

 

  • Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
  • Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.
  • Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
  • Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Another busy week - Anti bullying week and Children in Need!

We have had a busy first week back. Here are some of our activities.

We all enjoyed taking part in the Harvest festival at the church. We all behaved and sang beautifully. We are all superstars! 🌟🌟

Nursery have been busy using Numicom to learn about numbers.

We love using technology and have been learning about how to stay safe online and know why it is important.

We supported the Macmillian coffee morning 🍰☕️

We had great fun using our Welsh skills to explore healthy and non healthy foods.

We have been using numicom to enhance our counting skills.

We have been using our observational skills to draw pictures of dinosaurs.

We took part in the online reading of Stay Safe with Thomas. We talked about how important it is to stay safe around railway lines.

We took part in the online reading of Stay Safe with Thomas. We talked about how important it is to stay safe around railway lines. 1

We found dinosaur eggs in our Lost World!

More Adventures

We have all been busy exploring!

First Day of school pictures

Below are some links to apps and games to support your child's learning. Have fun exploring!

Summer Term 2019

 

Our Summer Topic is - Explorers at the seaside.

 

Termly Topic –This term our topic is ‘Explorers at the Seaside’. This topic contains lots of opportunities for your child to learn about the seaside.  Please see medium-term planning overview below for some examples of the learning that will be taking place. Further details of trips and visitors will be sent home later in the term. This terms home task is to create something that could be found on the beach, in the sea or at the seaside out of recycled materials, as we are a Platinum Eco school, for our topic wall display. You can be as creative as you wish 😊. We look forward to seeing your creations – Happy Creating.

 

 

Spring Term 2019

 

Happy New Year! 

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

 

Our Spring Topic is 'I went to the zoopermarket!'

 

This term our topic is ‘I went to the Zoopermarket’. This topic contains lots of opportunities for your child to learn about new foods and animals. Please see the medium-term planning overview below for some examples of the learning that will be taking place. Further details of trips and visitors will be sent home later in the term. This terms home task is to create a new food that is part animal for our topic wall display. You can be as creative as you wish 😊. We look forward to seeing your creations – Happy Creating.

Please see overview below.

 

Our Autumn Topic is 'All About Me!'

 

 This topic contains lots of opportunities for your child to talk and learn about themselves. We will be looking at how they have grown and changed so they will need to bring in a baby photograph later in the term. A letter will be sent out later in the term about this. We will be visiting St Fagans to compare how people used to live with how people live today.   

 

Please see overview below.

 

If you have any queries or have any concerns or issues regarding any aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me or come and see me at the end of the school day - Mrs John.

 

Half Termly Update- Autumn Term 1 2018 (23/10/18)

 

We are so pleased and proud of how all of our children have settled into Class 1 😊. They are all superstars! Bendigedig!

 

What a busy half term! We have been busy taking part in numerous activities both inside and outside the classroom as you can see from some of our pictures. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in enhancing our children’s learning by contributing to the class tasks and activities. We are all enjoying our topic ‘All About Me!’ especially looking at our baby photographs and loved the visit from baby Quinn! We have also loved exploring Autumn and Harvest and all activities associated with it especially filling our parents cars with different coloured shaped/sized leaves 😊.

 

During Numeracy, we have been focusing on counting along with developing our understanding of 1-1 correspondence of numbers in addition to sequencing/repeated patterns and 2D shapes. During our Literacy/Read Write Inc sessions we have been busy learning our sounds using Fred Talk and Fred Fingers to help us to start to blend and spell. We have also been working on writing our names making sure that we start our letters from the correct starting point. Finally, we are ending our first busy half term with our debut performance at the Harvest Festival on Friday – we hope that you can join us.

 

As we approach the next busy half-term, please continue to ensure that your child has their reading book and diary in school every day so that we can read with them. Can you please comment in their diary too so that we know that they have read/ shared the book at home. Please also continue to ensure that they have their homework books in their bags so that we can stick letters/information in along with their spelling books.

 

Any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the school day.

 

Class 1 Team

 

 

 

 

Summer Term 2019 - Explorers at the seaside overview

Spring Term 2019 Medium Term Planning Overview - I went to the zoopermarket.

Autumn Term 2018 All About Me topic overview

2018-2019

Snapshots of our learning.

We will be updating this section throughout the year to share snapshots of the learning that is taking place within our classroom.

 

Trip to the seaside.

Trip to the seaside. 1

Art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. 1

Friendships.

Friendships. 1

Exploring the poddley.

Exploring the poddley. 1

Capacity

Capacity 1

Our new nursery children have been learning how to use the bee bots.

Our new nursery children have been learning how to use the bee bots. 1

We have been looking after our Nursery garden.

We have been looking after our Nursery garden. 1

The rain didn't stop us enjoying our last Forest school session.

The rain didn't stop us enjoying our last Forest school session. 1

We know how to stay safe in the sun and can spot dangers at the beach :).

We know how to stay safe in the sun and can spot dangers at the beach :). 1

Busy first week back after half-term! :)

Forest Schools - Totem poles!

Forest Schools - Totem poles! 1

We had fun exploring sinking and floating.

We had fun exploring sinking and floating. 1

Another busy week in Class 1!

We love Forest Schools!

We love Forest Schools! 1

We know how important it is to stay safe in the sun.

We know how important it is to stay safe in the sun. 1

What a busy first week back !

New starters have settled well and are enjoying their environment! :)

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! 1

Mad Hatters Tea Party and Enterprise Day!

Mad Hatters Tea Party and Enterprise Day! 1

Reception playing games with their friends!

Reception playing games with their friends! 1

Hand Washing!

Hand Washing! 1

Time!

Life cycle of a frog!

Life cycle of a frog! 1

Waterproof or non-waterproof!

We have been exploring 2D & 3D shapes!

We have been exploring 2D & 3D shapes! 1

Visit from Dogs Trust

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness 1

Scooter Training

Scooter Training 1

NSPCC visit

NSPCC visit 1

Heavy and Light.

Heavy and Light. 1

We love counting and writing!

Old MacDonald had a farm.

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019 1

We have been busy planting vegetables in our garden area!

Pre-Nursery enjoying some of our outdoor areas

Pre-Nursery enjoying some of our outdoor areas 1

Pancake day/ Shrove Tuesday

Fairtrade fortnight 2019

Fairtrade fortnight 2019 1

Coychurch Primary Eisteddfod

Coychurch Primary Eisteddfod 1

Digital Learning!

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day 1

PSD - We are all friends in Class 1 :)

PSD - We are all friends in Class 1 :) 1

Science - exploring bubbles

We have been busy counting, staying healthy and exploring our restaurant.

Internet Safety Day 2019

Internet Safety Day 2019 1

Another busy week in Class 1!

Reception learning about Chinese New Year!

Reception learning about Chinese New Year! 1

Happy St Dynwen's Day!

Happy St Dynwen's Day! 1

Busy start to Week 3 - Look at us counting!

Busy start to Week 3 - Look at us counting! 1

Exploring some of our new theme challenges.

Exploring some of our new theme challenges. 1

ECO warriors learning about recycling.

ECO warriors learning about recycling. 1

Look at our lovely new yard! :)

Look at our lovely new yard! :)  1

Busy week practising our counting and writing skills!

Animal dances to start Spring Term and new topic.

Animal dances to start Spring Term and new topic. 1

New starters settling well into school life :)

1st day of Autumn Term

1st day of Autumn Term 1

Investigating shapes!

Investigating shapes! 1

Healthy Eating!

Healthy Eating! 1

Our trip to St Fagans

Developing our skills outdoors!

Developing our skills outdoors! 1

Another busy week in Class 1!

Another busy week in Class 1! 1

Class 1 supporting Macmillan

Class 1 supporting Macmillan 1

Investigating Autumn!

Investigating Autumn! 1

Special Visitor!

Special Visitor!  1

Developing our fine motor skills

Developing our fine motor skills 1

Bonfire night!

Bonfire night! 1

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali! 1

Remembrance Sunday activities.

Remembrance Sunday activities.   1

Anti bullying week 2018

Anti bullying week 2018 1

Repeating patterns!

Repeating patterns! 1

Children in Need

Children in Need 1

Another busy week in Class 1!

Christmas has arrived in Class 1!

Christmas has arrived in Class 1! 1

Christmas fun in Class 1!

Christmas fun in Class 1! 1
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