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Dosbarth 2 - Mrs Treadwell

Welcome to Class 2 

Mrs Treadwell - Class Teacher

Mrs O'Brien - Learning Support Officer

Ms Powell -Learning Support Officer


Croeso i Dosbarth 2! 


Our theme for Spring Term is:



January 2020                   Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Hope you have all had an exciting and restful holiday.  Welcome back to the Spring Term! This term our topic is 'Space'.

Just a few reminders:

Registration Time - Please make sure your child is in class by 8.55am.

Reading Books - To bring in every day and read often at home.

Spellings - Spellings test every Thursday. 

Times table Tests - We will also be introducing times table tests this term.  Please help your child to learn their tables and Big Maths Learn Its as they  form the foundation of all their future numeracy learning in KS2.

PE kits - Our PE lessons are held every Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure the children have their kits on those days.

Homework Books - Please record your child's progress in their homework books. (see Spring Homework Jigsaw).


We're looking forward to another fantastic term!

Best Wishes,

Mrs Treadwell, Mrs O'Brien & Mrs Powell 



Our theme for Autumn Term is:




We have lots of fun, curriculum linked activities planned for this term based around the Dinosaur theme.


Welsh Sentence Patterns

Autumn Term - ‘Dinosaurs’

Termly Topic –This term our topic is ‘Dinosaurs’. This topic contains lots of opportunities for your child to learn about the dinosaurs.  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 a card about an endangered animal. It must include a picture or drawing of your chosen animal at the front of the card and contain written or typed information about the animal inside. Children will have the opportunity to to talk about their chosen animal. Children will then sell the endangered animal cards in our 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' shop.  As we are a Platinum Eco school, we are keen to look after our world and help protect the animals within it. Talk to your child about the possible reasons why their animal is at risk of extinction; just like the dinosaurs! You can be as creative as you wish 😊. We look forward to seeing your creations – Happy Creating.

Welcome to Class 2 

As you can see from the photos, the children have participated in numerous indoor and outdoor activities already this term. I would like to give thanks to guest speakers and parents who have volunteered to enhance our learning, linking cross curricular activities with four core purposes.

Core purposes to support children to be:

- ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives

- enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work

- ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

- healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.


I appreciate parents who are supporting children at home. One of the main priorities in class 2 is reading at home.


Talking of reading...

Each child has a reading book. To support staff to know what books they have read you can just write the book title, add comments about how your child did or just squiggle your signature to confirm that daily reading is going on. We really appreciate your partnership here as it will accelerate your child's reading skill hugely if they share a book with you every day. Diolch yn fawr for your continued support.


For those parents who cannot attend the Foundation Phase Curriculum Support Meeting, the main priorities in class 2 to focus on are:

  • Reading – you to them, them to you- anything and everything! Read every day, little and often

  • Forming letters, starting from the correct starting points.

  • Learning Read Write Inc. sounds which will support your child’s ability to blend words. (use Fred Talk and Fingers to support blending and spelling- see RWI leaflet in class pack) 

  • Learn to read then spell Reception and Year 1, high frequency words. 

  • Maths 

  •  Counting on and back from different starting points.

  • Doubling and halving. (Year 1 numbers up to 10, Year 2 doubling multiples of 10.)

  • Instant Recall of the Big Maths – Learn Its, switchers and fact families. ( see sheet in homework book)
  • Year 1, Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Year 2, Learning 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. 
  • Number bonds to 10 by instant recall.
  • Year 1, Identifying coins and finding change from 10p and 20p. Year 2, change from £1. 
  • Telling the time – O’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. 
  • Problem Solving 
  • In Maths we have been continuing our work on addition, moving from pictorial representations to writing and completing number sentences.                                                                                                                                                                                  Celebrate you child’s achievements no matter how big or small. Support them with social skills and resilience. Our class moto “PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS!!!!” this is a key to embracing challenges and overcoming difficulties.

Class Routines

Further ways to help your child:


  • PE will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. Please provide your child with a white or house coloured t-shirt, and a pair of dark shorts and joggers. Children will also need suitable outdoor shoes for this! Practicing putting on trainers and tying shoelaces will help them to become more independent. It is advisable to keep PE kits in school and they will be returned at the end of each half term. Spare clothing such as pants and socks are also advisable if your child needs to be changed at any time.
  • Encourage your child to reinforce the skills they have been learning at school by helping them to complete their homework and reading books etc.
  • Bring in reading books on a daily basis as we have no set day for reading.
  • Please practice regularly reading the list of Read Write Inc red words (tricky words) with your child both reading and spelling. These are hugely important and will benefit your child’s reading immensely. Also, please encourage your child to read their book with expression, pointing out the punctuation.
  • Please ensure your child has suitable footwear in school for our outdoor topic work and appropriate weather proof clothing and sun cream etc, which is clearly marked with their name as they will be engaging in the outdoors every day.
  • Please ensure all of your child’s uniform is clearly marked with their name.
  • Please ensure your child has a healthy snack for morning play time and also a drink for throughout the day (not squash). As we are a healthy school, we do not allow chocolate, crisps or biscuits at morning play. Drink bottles and snack boxes should be clearly labelled. We have a child with a nut allergy so please refrain from bringing food containing nuts into school.
  • Please check your child has their bag with them every day and please check the contents on a daily basis for correspondence from school.                                                                                                   Homework
  • Children may have homework in addition to reading and spelling. Homework may reflect a curriculum focus or relate to our class topic. You will find details of homework tasks in your child’s homework book. Tasks over the term, may include a craft activity, Abacus maths games, ICT – exploring Purple Mash or completing challenges with friends or family. Children can explore games and activities on Purple Mash, Abacus and HWB at any time, using the logins and passwords at the front of their reading records.

      If parents have any concerns, questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me before or after school or arrange an appointment. 

Spring Term - Photos

Spring Term Photos

Active Travel - Safe Routes to School

Active Travel - Safe Routes to School 1

We have been very busy this Autumn Term.

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