Class update 14.11.20 - Anti- Bullying Week. This week, we will once again look at friendships and helping others. We are focusing again on difference, diversity and beliefs. We will be finding out about a positive black, female role model called Mary Seacole; a nurse who helped and supported others.
Children have been working in groups, giving each other instructions on how to wash their hands correctly. This activity was linked to computational thinking skills (Digital Framework).
Pupil Voice - We held our own election day and our votes resulted in three worthy winners to represent Year 1 and Year 2 on our school council.
Remember, Remember the 5th of November! Children enjoyed creating firework chalk pictures and learnt about the 'Gunpowder Plot.' We also watched a presentation about Remembrance Day and conducted a two minute silence in class.
I was great to catch up with parents during or virtual parent evening calls. I appreciate all the support that you are giving at home with reading and sound work. Please can you also support your child to learn number bonds to 10 and doubles by instant recall.
Please return reading books and diary on a Monday.
I hope that you all enjoyed 'Children in Need Day' and thanks for your donations.
Have a good weekend.
I hope that you all have a restful half term. I would like to thank all of the children in class 2 for working hard this term. This week we learnt all about Harvest, and harvested our home grown carrots from our vegetable garden. We have also created hedgehogs from the natural materials that we collected within the school grounds.
We have focused a lot on sharing and friendships and it was lovely to give out two Kindness Awards on Friday to children who had been nominated by their peers. They gave excellent examples of how they had been a good friend. Friendship and kindness will also be the focus next term. It will be good to hear about any acts of kindness and sharing that the children have demonstrated during half term.
I hope that you enjoyed our harvest performance, which I have also shared on our Teams class page. We had a crazy, fun hair day on Friday ( see photos on Teams).
HOMEWORK - A new homework grid will be added to the files section of our Teams page for your child to complete over the next half term.
Please read with your child over the half term break and return their reading book and reading record on Monday 2nd November. Please bring in their reading books in the zip lock plastic folders as some of the children dropped the books from the polly pockets last week. Please also remember to check your child’s HWB emails as some activities may have been sent there.
Enjoy the half term break.
Your child has now been given a blank exercise book, which should be kept at home in case of school/class closure. We have also signed up to the 10ticks Mental Maths website and have included your child’s passwords inside these books along with another copy of their passwords cards for you to explore. More information regarding 10ticks has been added to the files section of our class team page. I will be adding additional further literacy and numeracy resources to support your child at home. These are especially relevant if the school is subsequently put under more severe lockdown restrictions and you need to work from home. New homework jigsaw sheet for the next half term will also be added shortly to the class Teams page.
Spelling Tests - To take place on a Friday.
All children have now been given a reading book so please read with your child as much as possible and return it to school on Monday along with their reading diary (see pack). Please continue to use Oxford Reading Buddy online during the period where your child does not have a book at home. We will be sending books home again on Thursday.
Some children have been sent an email through their Hwb address on how to access Speech link/Language link/Wellcomm activities so please remember to check your child’s HWB email.
We have been celebrating Harvest and children thought about things that they need to be thankful for. We have focused on health and Well-being and talked about healthy foods, healthy bones and healthy minds. Children created a harvest prayer based upon health and wellbeing. The children also enjoyed designing skeleton pictures from pasta shapes.
Next week we will talk about importance of food banks and we are accepting food donations.
Individual class photos will take place on Tuesday. We will also be celebrating Harvest within our classroom and sharing it with you on our class teams page. We have been learning about our bones and singing songs and rhymes and as part of our harvest service. See link on the Teams page for the lyrics for the song Dem Bones and the Welsh version of Head, Shoulders, knees and Toes.
Friday we will be having a wear your own clothes and make your hair as crazy as possible day. The PTA have suggested a donation of a £1 and no Halloween costumes or wigs are to be worn.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This week and next week we will be completing activities relating to Mental Health Awareness Week and will be completing activities from 'Mentally Healthy Schools' resource pack. We have focused on similarities and differences between our friends and we have celebrated the fact that we are all unique.
From next week we will be sending home one reading book with your child. This will be sent home on Thursday and should be returned on Monday. Due to having to quarantine the books, we will not be able to accept any reading books on any other day. Please practice the book along with using Oxford Reading online. If you have any reading books still at home could you please also send these back on Monday.
Please return your child's reading pack to school on Monday. Your child will also be bringing home a exercise book, which should be kept in case of school/class closure.
Harvest songs will be placed in the Files section of our Teams page in the class materials folder. Please help your child to learn these. We will also be adding weekly planning so that you can follow what your child is doing in school.
All children have now been assessed and if your child needs a little support in a particular area, we will be emailing details of this and activities to your child’s HWB account. It is important to log into your child's HWB account to access emails sent by myself or other staff members.
Homework and Spellings - This will start when we return from half term. At the moment is is important to focus on reading with your child and learning the Read Write Inc Set 2 and 3 sounds previously sent out to support home learning (see your child's reading record for more information). It is important that your child learns how to read and spell RECEPTION high frequency words before moving onto Year 1 words.
Please teach your child how to Log onto Purple Mash, Active Learn Primary, Oxford Reading Buddy and HWB accounts (login details are in the front of their reading records). Showing your child how to login will support them in becoming independent learners and help them to access resources.
Abacus - Active Learn Primary
All children have been allocated maths games based upon what they have learnt this term in school.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This week the children have enjoyed taking part in activities relating to Bike to School week. it has been lovely to see so many children travelling to school actively. Children have been riding scooters and bikes during road safety sessions. They have also enjoyed riding their bikes and scooters during break and lunch times.
We have been singing Welsh songs and labelling the parts of the body in Welsh. Children are encouraged to use incidental Welsh throughout the school. Please support your child with incidental Welsh at home.
Reading at Home
We have focused on sound work and reading this week. I would like to thank the parents who have been accessing the reading resources on Oxford Reading Buddy. One of the most important things that a parent can do to support their child’s development is to read with them. Studies have shown that reading with children helps support speaking and listening skills, spelling, reading comprehension, vocabulary and essential literacy skills. Reading books aloud with young children builds their phonological awareness, exposes them to story structure which is essential for understanding texts. Early reading with children has been shown to contribute to children’s academic success, their critical thinking abilities, creativity and inquisitiveness.This is why parents are by far the most important influence in children’s lives.
Please read on a daily basis for at least 10 minutes per day.
Thank you for helping your child to learn their sounds, read high frequency words and to listen to them read.
Class 2 - Autumn Term - 2020
Topic -Mind, Body and Soul
Croeso! Welcome to Class 2!
Welcome back to a new school year! I look forward to an exciting & enjoyable term in partnership with you and your child! We hope you had a lovely Summer and are looking forward to the new term. This is an interesting time for all of us, with lots of changes ahead and I look forward to an amazing learning journey together. This letter contains significant information to help the transition go as smoothly as possible, but should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We will keep you updated with changes as they occur throughout the term.
Autumn Term theme – All about me – Mind, Body and Soul. This is a whole school topic which focuses on health and wellbeing. The learning for children in Class 2 will be essentially a Science based topic -exploring the human body with a strong emphasis on keeping healthy physically and emotionally. I am attaching an overview of planned learning activities for the term. This is a guide and may evolve as the term progresses as we get to know the pupils and their interests better.
I am also attaching a letter to parents giving further details about class 2.
Enjoy your summer break! You have been a wonderful Class 2 and I have enjoyed every minute working with you. Mrs Harrison- James is a very lucky teacher to have the children moving into Class 3! I look forward to teaching teaching those children staying with me next year.
Class 2 week 14 13.7.20
What a wet week! Although the weather has been unsettled we managed to fit in lots of outside activities including a bug hunt, maths additions, finding angles and mindfulness art.
I am looking forward to seeing the 'Year 1 Bubble' next week. Make sure you bring your rain coat just in case.
Best wishes & stay safe and well!
It was lovely to see the school filling with children last week. I am looking forward to seeing you all again. Hopefully the weather will improve as we have lots of activities planned for next week. Please send me your ECO pictures or photos so that I can forward your designs to ECO schools - Keep Wales Tidy.
Enjoy your weekend!
Hello Class 2,
We have enjoyed being back in Coychurch this week with Key Worker children and it has gone well. I have had a chance to see a few pupils from the class which was great. The school and the classrooms are ready for you all to return to school. I have included social distancing as part of my planning this week. I will be sending a short video shortly. We have some lovely social distancing hearts to guide you into our school. I am looking forward to seeing different bubble groups of Y1 and Y2 children in the upcoming weeks. It will be fun to catch up! We will meet you at Meadow Close entrance where there is a one way system marked out. Please only bring water bottle, sunhat/waterproof coat (depending on weather), snack and packed lunch if you are not having school lunch.
No bags or books are required.
Have a great weekend-Hwyl Fawr
I hope that you have had an active and fun week completing the Cardiff City Football curriculum resources. Well done to everyone who has taken part. We appreciate all children and families who have been actively involved throughout the week. Parents can download certificates of achievement. Next week I will be returning to our school along with other staff to prepare for our first bubbles of children. I will still be available via email but may take a little longer to reply.
Have a lovely weekend and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to email me.
Planning for week beginning 15th June 2020
This week we will be taking part in the Welcome to Cardiff City FC Foundation’s #BluebirdsFromHome Schools Festival.
Cardiff City FC Foundation have designed an educational pack for your child to experience fun engaging educational lessons across three curriculum areas including having an opportunity to compete against Cardiff City First team and Cardiff City FC Women’s team players in physical activity challenges.
Monday through to Thursday have been broken down into three parts, one well-being lesson, one either in literacy or numeracy lesson and a physical activity challenge. These lessons and activities have been created to help support your child to be active and boost their development and learning.
Friday has been reserved for a fun filled day of physical activities as a lot of children will be missing out on taking part in Sports Day. There are six rounds of activities with an option of two activities per round. These activities have been designed to require little of no equipment, but any equipment required should be items you can find around the house.
Please find the attached daily Cardiff City resources. We’d love to see your child and family taking part so please share your experiences throughout the week by posting your child’s progress on social media tagging @CCFC_Foundation using the hashtag #BluebirdsFromHome. Don't forget to tag Coychurch Primary School.
Please find an introduction from Cardiff City FC First team Captain Sean Morrison on the link below, good luck and have fun!!
We will be moving into a 'blended learning' approach (new buzz word!!!) shortly from June 29th onwards. This means there will be an opportunity for you all to come to school for a limited number of days during the last few weeks of term but also the home distance learning will continue. The school based learning will be in 'bubbles' of groups of children with not everyone in at the same time. But we are doing our best to make it work well for children, their families and staff, bearing in mind the constraints of Welsh Government Guidance! Sorry this is still vague but we will let you know as soon as we know more concrete plans. As you can imagine, we are working hard to figure it all out! Have a great weekend.
week beginning 8.6.20
Keep up all your hard work with distance learning. I will now be starting to prepare for children to come back to school. We are not sure exactly what this is going to look like in class 2 at the moment. I am working with Mrs Hurry and other staff members in the next few weeks to talk and prepare.
I will let you know when there are any further developments.
Have a lovely weekend
Hi Class 2,
I hope you all enjoyed the lovely sunshine over the half term holiday. For your spellings this week please practice writing out 10 spellings from the reception or Year 1 high frequency word list at the rear of your reading record. Please let me know how you are getting on at home. You can contact me via email or on Teams. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello Class 2,
It has been great to see the excellent work that you have sent me over the last half term. I especially enjoyed the work that you completed regarding the VE Day celebrations. I loved the photos and it is good to see that you are learning new life skills like cooking. I'm pleased that I'm not the only one who has burnt cookies! Lots of you completed the Purple Mash work. Our computer skills have improved no end with lots of you completing the 2Dos on Purple Mash
Please keep some of the beans that you planted for an experiment in next weeks planning.( Year 2 Science - Planting experiment)
This week focus on your own health and well-being, continue with your walks and going out on your bikes.
Most of all this week try to complete an act of kindness.
Keep safe and have fun over the half term
Home Learning 11.5.20
Hello Class 2
I can't believe how fast this week has gone. Tomorrow is VE Day Bank Holiday! I hope you have your Red, White & Blue outfits and decorations ready!! I know many of you have organised 'virtual street parties' and other celebrations. I will be celebrating at a safe distance in my front garden.
Have a wonderful time! I will also put the planning onto Teams for next week & it will also appear on this website. Please get in contact if you have any queries. I know lots of you are looking forward to seeing your friends again properly but for now let us make the most of the ways we can all communicate via the internet. I am always pleased to hear from you & to know what you have been doing. Please take plenty of photos of your VE Day celebrations and share them on Teams or Flipgrid. I am looking forward to seeing them next week.
Best wishes Mrs Treadwell
Home Learning 4/05/20 Class 2
I am pleased to hear that family routines have been improving as you are all getting to grips with home schooling. I will be putting helpful information and websites onto this page and on the class 2 Microsoft Teams page. Maybe, celebrate Victory in Europe Day, 75th Anniversary on Friday 8th May at home with your very own tea party. Information about VE Day and relating activities are included in the planning this week.
Enjoy the VE Day celebrations on Friday and maybe make it a special day with your family.
Mrs Treadwell TreadwellM@Hwbcymru.net
Hello everyone. We are taking part in a Cluster Physical Lock down competition. Can you log onto our twitter feed https://twitter.com/coychurchps or Pencoed Comprehensive’s PE Department
https://twitter.com/PencoedPE to find out the challenge for the week. Please tweet your videos remembering to state our school name. You don’t need to show your face if you don’t want to :).
Home Learning 27/04/20 Class 2
It was lovely to talk to lots of children and parents over the telephone this week. It was great to hear that you have all been doing different things. A number of children have learnt to ride their bikes without stabilisers this week. Congratulations! This is a great lifelong skill to have. A big thank you to all the parents and children who are working so hard at home. Give yourselves a big pat on the back
We have now got Microsoft Teams as another way of communicating with each other in class 2. There are instructions below to help you to use this from home. It has been lovely to receive emails and Flipgrid videos from the children. It is important that we all stay in touch during this unprecedented time.
Parents have forwarded me information and websites they are using to support their children. I will either post these on class 2 teams or as an additional attachment on this class page alongside planning. Some parents are also obtaining helpful information from the PTA facebook page. I'll add a link to the page below.
Please remember that we are here to offer support and advice to help with aspects of learning or pupil well-being. If you need anything, please email me.
Have fun and stay safe.
Mrs Treadwell TreadwellM@Hwbcymru.net
Hello Everyone in Class 2.
I hope that you made the most of the Easter holidays and the Easter Bunny still managed to visit! We have been very fortunate to have had amazing sunshine over the Easter break. I expect most of you have enjoyed playing outside in the garden. I hope that you and your families are all well and staying safe.
It is back to learning on Monday, see the link below on this website page for the plan for the first week of the Summer Term. This will hopefully help with learning routines and structure. I will be contacting children this week via their hub emails and I am available via hub to respond to any emails sent by parents or children. I am here to support and help with all aspects of learning and pupil well-being. I appreciate that we are all in an unfamiliar situation and not sure how long lockdown is going to last. It is important that we all do our best to support each other through these times!
Our new Summer term topic is ‘All about our world’ We will be focusing on our local community, Wales and the British Isles . Hopefully, we will compare our country to another country. I would like to hear about your ideas, so email me with your thoughts and suggestions. If I do not respond straight away, it maybe because I am working at Pencoed Hub with other colleagues, as we seek to provide care for children of key workers.
I look forward to hearing about your Easter break and any ideas that you may have.
Hi everyone! I hope you've had a good week and have most importantly had fun with your family! I've enjoyed watching all of your videos on Flipgrid. They have definitely cheered me up and put a smile on my face. I loved the story telling, times table practice, dance moves and the dressing up to name but a few. Have you been doing the Joe Wicks workout each morning? I am still finding some of the moves a little tricky, as you will see on my Flipgrid, Joe Wicks fancy dress post. Did you like Mrs O’Brien and Mrs Powell’s ideas for keeping fit at home?
Mrs Treadwell, Mrs Powell and Mrs O’Brien are going to read a story story this week and put it on Flipgrid. I hope it works! Fingers crossed!! Anyway, enjoy the weekend, keep sending me lots of emails, or Flipgrid messages. keep safe and take care!
Love Mrs Treadwell, Mrs O’Brien and Mrs Powell.
I am just checking in with parents of children to get a sense of how everyone is doing. I appreciate that it can be a huge challenge juggling working and home schooling. I know that getting my teenage children out of bed without a protest has been a particular challenge each day! I hope that you are adjusting to your new routines and appreciate that all family routines will look different depending on the set up and commitments at this difficult time.
My paramount concern is your welfare and the welfare of your children. I have heard from a few parents who have emailed me via HWB. It has been lovely to hear from you all and it is great to hear about some of the inventive ways you are trying to keep fit. I am here for anyone who needs my help and support at this time.
I wish you all the very best of health and urge you to be kind, compassionate and endeavour to fill your everyday with small acts of altruism.
Do not hesitate to contact me via HWB TreadwellM@Hwbcymru.net
Stay home stay safe!
Parents may need support with learning phonic set 2 and 3 sounds. You can access speed sound lessons by clicking on the link below.
Year 1 children and Year 2 children who are not secure will all set 2 and 3 sounds
A message from Ruth Miskin Training:
Read Write Inc Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March
We’re scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks.
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm - We are this level but good to reinforce set 2 also!
Due to the current situation around COVID-19 pupils may be working some of the next term remotely. In order to help parents and children with this we will be setting tasks to complete on their online platforms (such as Hwb and Purple Mash) and also sending some work home in a Home Learning Book. Unfortunately we do not have the resources available at school to print out all of the work for every pupil in the school, so we will also be uploading some tasks and work to class pages. Parents are not necessarily required to print all of this work at home, but if you can help your child read the work on the computer, they can write the answers or complete the tasks in their Home Learning Book. Could you please ensure that anything printed off, or completed on separate sheets of paper, is stuck into their books.
We absolutely appreciate that this is going to be a difficult time for everyone, and will support parents and children as best we can remotely. If you require further clarification about tasks set, pupils can email their class teacher using their Hwb email addresses. We politely request that these email addresses are not used for any other reason, we will however be monitoring our email@example.com email address to deal with any important enquiries.
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:
Please find below a non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Please use the documents below to work through some literacy work with your children.
You don't have to print off the work, just use it as a guide to help your child fill in their Home Learning Books.
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!
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.
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.
Counting on and back from different starting points.
Doubling and halving. (Year 1 numbers up to 10, Year 2 doubling multiples of 10.)
Further ways to help your child:
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.