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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.