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Welcome to Llwyncrwn Primary School

Class 2 Mrs S Barnett

  • Dear Parents,
    Welcome back after a long break. It was lovely to meet my new class and see everyone safe and sound back in school.  This term our topic will be ‘What matters to me’. We will be exploring well-being and relationships through stories.
     
    We have lots of exciting activities lined up. To keep you informed we will be using our class page on the Llwyncrwn website. We will be putting class photographs on in regular intervals. I’m sure you enjoy chatting to your children about school, so please take every opportunity to browse our page at your leisure.
     

 

 

On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please look at this page regularly to see what is new. Diolch!

 

 

 

Year 1 staff

Class teacher - Mrs Barnett

Teaching Assistant – Ms Di Mauro

One to one- Mrs Barnes

 

Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school and answer any quick questions you may have.

As we are unable to have parents inside the building at the moment, please email me with any queries you may have  - mrsbarnett@llwyncrwn.co.uk

 

Reading 

Reading books will be sent home once a week on an allocated day for each child.

Reading at home is extremely beneficial for your child and we ask that you read as much as possible.

Please return book and record book the next day and make comments wherever possible.

Book bags can be purchased for 50p from school.

 

P.E. for our class is on a Friday. No kit is necessary at this time as we are not able to get changed in school at the moment. The children are welcome to wear joggers/ leggings and trainers to school on Friday. 

 

 

 

 

We have been learning about feelings through stories πŸ“–πŸ“šπŸ“–

We had fun on the playground πŸ˜€

β˜€οΈSummer Term 2020β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Dear Dosbarth Hazel and Parents 

Normally Ms Di Mauro and I would be welcoming you back to school for your final term in Rc/yr1, looking forward to a busy and fun Summer Term. Sadly we are unable to this and we miss you all terribly.

As far as learning from home goes, activities will be set weekly on the class page.  You can select the activities you feel most confident to complete but please

don't feel to complete them all. 

More than anything, I'd like you to spend time as a family talking about your daily activities, exploring nature on your walks and reading to each other. I'd like you to work on addition and subtraction  and practise money recognition and value. and to complete this terms challenge of learning your  number bonds off by heart. ❀️❀️

I have set up a private group called ' Dosbarth Hazel' on Facebook- please request to join if you haven't already.  I will set some fun activities and Family challenges on this page too. 

Please let's try to keep in touch as much as possible on the Facebook page, or through email. My email address is mrsbarnett@llwyncrwn.co.uk

Hope to see you all before too long. 

Mrs Barnett and Ms Di Mauro πŸ˜πŸ˜

Reading and sharing stories can help your child get to know sounds, words, and help develop literacy skills while sparking their imagination and fostering a love for books. To help with this there are lots of online videos to help.one to check out is Picture book Author events online on Facebook have Authors reading their own books and illustrations giving tips in drawing characters.

 

 Just a little update on the time capsule. I would really appreciate if you could collect anything that might be useful for our time capsule. This may include rainbow pictures, cards made for key workers, newspaper articles etc .Please can you keep them in a little folder for me until we go back to school. I will be listing some written challenges for the children to do as part of their language work on the class page.

Thank you.

Monday July 13th

 

I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed teaching your children this year. It has definitely  been a year of my teaching career I will never forget. The pictures of your children certainly kept me going during the lockdown period. 

 

Normally on the last week of term we would have an end of year party. We would still like to have some fun with the children who are in this last week. If your child wants to wear fancy dress and bring in a plate of party food we will play some games and have some fun as we say goodbye to their time in Reception. Please remember we will be outside playing so make sure they are able to run and play in whatever they are wearing. Here’s to enjoying the last week of a very unusual year in Reception/ year. It has certainly been an emotional one. 

 

 

 

During the last week of term we would normally be winding down. If you would like to continue working with your children I have put a list of activities for revision.

Please read as much as you can.

Revise all the sounds given in the home learning pack.

Write a diary.

Practise spelling high frequency words.

Make invitations and organise play dates.

Continue to write fact files on minibeast and learn about their habitat.

Revise addition, subtraction and mathematical language sentences.

Revise o'clock, half past and quarter past.

Revise coin recognition and coin value.

Revise 3D shapes and 3D shape properties.

BUT MOST OF ALL ENJOY MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

 

 

 

The role of the parent and carer is to support children to find out who they are and what they like to do. With this comes greater independence and responsibility, with children learning that they can still ask for help. We have put together some activities  to support healthy social and emotional
development through creativity, art and play. Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child, aged 3 to 7 years.

Monday

Kim’s Game
Choose 10 items. Talk about them then cover them with a cloth. How
many can you remember?

Tuesday

Make a bird feeder.

Follow the instructions and record which birds come to visit.

Wednesday

Spot the difference

Can you find all the differences?

Thursday

Limbo Challenge
Using 2 chairs and a broom, create a limbo challenge with your family.
How low can you go? Who do you think will be the winner?

Friday

Leaf Treasure Hunt.

How many of these leaves can you find?

Saturday

Lego Ramp
Use cardboard or paper to create a ramp for a Lego car. How far can you
make it fly?

Sunday Quiz time!

Guess the animal sound.

Top Tips:
When you feel wobbly, making a list or writing things down can help you feel steady again.
 

Monday July 6th.

This week  our topic will be moving away from minibeasts and we will be concentrating on 'Me and my feelings' 'The colour monster'  is a lovely story that encourages children to open up about their  feelings. 

The story map for the ' Colour monster' Please can you draw each stage of the colour monsters story in the box  of the grid. You may like  to add a caption to say what is happening eg.'The monster is red, he felt angry.( You may just like to draw three parts of the story and write captions.)

Spellings this week

Number words- One -ten

                       One - twenty

Days of the week.

Family words

This week we will be looking at the properties of 3D shapes

  1. Can the children learn at least 4 of the names of the 3D shapes?
  2. Can they find some items in the house that are 3D and make a 3D pop up shop. The children can label the items with their 3D names and maybe put prices on them to practise their money work.
  3. Can the children identify any 2D shapes on the items eg a cylinder has two circular faces?
  4. Can the children make a junk model using 3D items? They may even like to paint it.
  5. Can the children mould their playdough into 3D shapes?

Maths revision

Please practise your addition and subtraction skills.

Can you practise reading and writing your number words?

Can you practise writing your word number sentences. Use words like 'more'  'less' eg one more than seven is eight. etc. You can eve usen big numbers if you want.

Can you make a number sun using different numbers?

Can you make a  colour monster maskmatic? - Make a mask and write sums all over it

Can you use chalk and write some number words in your garden?

 

Facebook- Monday June 29th

Good morning,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Tomorrow Llwyncrwn will be opening their gates to welcome back the children after a long few months. If you have chosen to keep your child at home or send them back to school, I am sure you have all made the right decision based on what is best for you and your family. No decisions made at this time is a wrong decision.

I am really looking forward to seeing the children and I will do my best to make their return to school as fun as I can. Unfortunately I will be missing my Llwyncrwn partner Ms DI Mauro as, due to government guidelines she is unable to return to school quite yet. Nevertheless she will be manning the Facebook page, so that if you have any enquiries she will be doing her best to support and reassure you over the next three weeks.

I just wanted to say a big well done to all the parents who have been working hard at home to nurture their children’s learning. I know you have been working hard to stimulate your children and I have been so impressed by your determination and innovating ideas to keep your children minds healthy and happy.

During the weeks ahead I Hope team Dosbarth Hazel will continue to strengthen. This period of time will go down in history. To record this time Ms Mauro and I have been working on a scrap book and time capsule. We are also working on another project which is still in the planning stage. I will still be putting activities on my school page for you to enjoy.  

 

 

Language

Read  and discuss the story, Sammy Sloth.

Discuss with your child how they are feeling about returning to school.

Make a worry jar- Children can write their worries on strips of paper and put in the jar to discuss throughout the next few weeks.

Children draw a picture or write a sentence about something they have overcome.

Children draw a picture and write about something they are proud of themselves for. Eg learning to ride a bike.

Children draw a picture and write about something they are looking forward to.

Children can play the mindfulness game- Feeling with your mind- Children lay on the floor and the adult encourage the children to focus  their attention to different part of their bodies. Start with the feet working their way up to their head.  

Sentence work- write a number of sentences using these sentence starters

I went

I went with

I played

I enjoyed.

 

 

Can you practise your spelling. 

Maths- Estimation

 

Estimation- Estimate means when you make a sensible guess and check.

 

Can you estimate how many star jumps you can do in 10 seconds?

How can we check how close your estimations are?

 Have a go.

 

Can you estimate how many hops you can do in 10 seconds?

How can we check how close your estimations are?

 Have a go.

 

Think of all the different ways of estimating, eg. When cooking,when measuring, when planning a journey. 

 

Remember to always check your answer.

 

 

Take a look at the food art.

Make a list of the names ingredients you will need, estimate how much you will need. 

Count and check.

 Have a go at making your own piece of food art.

Think about all the words in the picture. Can you write your own problems using the words.

 

Thrive activities useful for parents of children up to 7 years old – week fifteen

Children love having parents who enjoy playing and having fun with them. This makes children feel important and they really benefit from having some special individual time with parents, if possible, as much as 20 minutes or more each day. Use the following activities and enjoy doing them with your child. Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child, aged 3 to 7 years.

Monday

Don’t hold the pillow!

Play some music and, as it starts, throw a pillow or a ball to your child. As the music plays, throw it between each other. At random, stop the music and try not to be holding the pillow when it stops. Experiment with slower and faster music.

Tuesday

Make your own playdough

Find out how you can make your own play dough together.

Wednesday

Guess the object

Take it in turns to close your eyes, and have an object placed in your hands. Can you guess what it is? Is it warm or cold? How does it feel? Can you describe it?

Thursday

Sky story

Lie on the grass and look up at the sky together. Can you see different shapes in the clouds? Are they moving? Can you see an object or figure.

Friday

Check your heartbeat

Do some activity to make your heartbeat faster. E.g.15 star jumps, running around the garden or dancing for 5 minutes. Place your hand on your heart. How fast is it beating? Does it change when you take deep breaths?

Saturday

Paint your Face

Real or imaginary, paint your child’s face. Use cotton wool balls or brushes. Then let them paint yours.

Sunday

Make milk art together

Take a bowl and add milk to it. Put in a few drops of different food colours if you have them, and then add liquid soap. Watch them swirl around in various shades.

Monday June 22nd

This week’s planning runs over from last week because of the Cardiff city challenge and the ‘Go Green’ Have a lovely week.

 

This week’s Facebook challenge is to make a mask from the 'Go Green' 

Design a rainforest poster.

 

The Snail challenge

Can you read the information about snails with your mum and dad?

Can you draw and label a snail?

Can you read the comprehension on snails and and answer the questions?

Can you use  the information about the snails you have read about to write a list of of facts about snails eg.

Snails have….

Snails eat….

Snails like….

Can you observe how a snail eats?

Maths

Venn Diagrams

Can you draw a n diagram with your mum or dad?

Can you cut out some 2d shapes? maybe you have some in your house.

Can you complete some of the challenges below?

Maths practise

Can you practise making some sums. You don't have to use the worksheet, just copy into your books.

 

What is a whole? What is a half?

 Chat about these pictures with your mum or dad

 

 

Can you write the times on the clocks in your books.

Wednesday challenge

Thrive activities useful for parents of children up to 7 years old

Problem solving and planning can be both challenging and fun. Children learn to develop and try out essential skills best alongside a steady, calm and connected adult. We can use our problem solving skills to help children make sense of their experience and put meaning to it whilst at thesame time managing big feelings. Here are some creative activities that you can use with yourchild, aged 3 to 7 years.

 

Monday-Guess who Can you and your child name 10  book characters in just 6 minute

 

Tuesday-Design your own school what would it look like and why? You can then build it out of cardboard boxes, empty household resources, and construction toys like Lego, virtually on a laptop or draw it.

 

Wednesday -Park explorer Go for a walk outside (maybe to the park) and play eye-spy. You could even take turns and do every letter of the alphabet for a real challenge.

 

Thursday-Sort it out! Make a sorting game out of some things that you have at home. It could be some objects that you sort by colour and then by size. Or you could sort things by a category such as fruit or vegetable, rough or smooth, hard or soft.

 

Friday-Speed bumps Create an obstacle course together. Decide together if you have to go under, over, around or along something. See who can complete it the quickest! How could you make it easier or harder?

 

Saturday-Games day Discuss your favourite game and why you like it. Maybe it’s one of these Jenga, Jigsaws, Connect 4, Guess Who, Twister, Checkers, Battleships!

 

Sunday-Make a musical instrument Play your own mini banjo! All you really need is some elastic bands (or ideally loom bands), a lollipop stick and a jar lid.

 

Top Tips:

When you feel wobbly, doing some sorting or tidying can help you feel calmer.Understanding and following rules are big skills for young children – playing games helpsthem to get better at this. It’s ok to feel frustrated as the adult when times get hard – take a deep breath and have a cuppa.

Remember – it’s ok to say no. Learning about boundaries is an important life skill.

 

© Fronting the Challenge Projects LTD 2020.

Monday June 8th

This week’s Facebook challenge

. 1 A random act of kindness. Please could you talk about what is a random act of kindness. (We have worked on this school) Encourage your child to complete a random act of kindness every day. They could either draw a picture and write a sentence or just draw a picture with an adult annotation.

 

2 Make a friendship bracelet for a friend. Place it in an envelope to give to a friend.

 

Time capsule activity

Please could you  collect any articles in newspapers that relate to current topic in the news.  Child friendly ones would be great. Eg children raising awareness or children fund raising. Thank you.

 

Monday June 8th

The Honey Bee challenge.

Can you find out about the life cycle of a Honey Bee?

Can you draw the lifecycle of a honey bee?

Can you draw and label a honey bee?

Look carefully at the queen bee, worker bee and drone bee. What are their jobs?  Discuss with your parents at least five differences.

Can you build a bee hotel in your garden?

Can you leave a piece of fruit and see if it attracts a bee or any other creatures?

 

Monday June 15th

Maths activities

Can you turn these sentences into number sums?

1 more than 5 is 6 ans   1+5= 6

2 more than 4 is.

2 more than 5 is

2 more than 6 is

1 less than 4 is     ans 4-1 =

1 Less than 6 is

1 less than 7 is

Now can you make your own number sentences and sums .

Number patterns.

Capacity activities,

Sound detectives spellings.

Please choose these spellings according to your own child’s ability

Read them write them learn to spell them and write sentences

 

Thrive activities useful for parents of children up to 7 years old – week twelve Children love being creative and adventurous especially when adults play alongside them. For children to become emotionally strong and healthy, they need safe challenges and new experiences. Here are some ideas of things you can do at home to support this important learning. Playing outside if possible, improves children’s physical and sensory development as well as their imaginations and it’s fun! Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child, aged 3 to 7 years.

Monday Something new: Do something you’ve never done before – perhaps something you’ve been scared to try?

 

Tuesday Activity challenge: How many hop, skips, jumps, catches, balances or movements can you do in a minute?

 

Wednesday Relax: Deep-breathe and relax for 10 minutes – lay down and relax into your imagination – where would you go? Play some quiet music if this helps.

 

Thursday Teach a game: Think of your favourite game as a child. Teach your child how to play.

 

Friday Frozen toy break-out: Choose a container, put some small plastic toys in it, fill with water and freeze it. Once they are frozen, ask your child how could they release them from the ice?

 

Saturday Make a sandwich: Make a sandwich with an unusual combination of fillings. For example, peanut butter and ham, sweet and savoury or hot and cold fillings.

 

Sunday Rainbow sculpture: Follow the instructions here to help. If you haven’t got all of the colours, you can colour in pieces of paper. Display in your window.

 

Top Tips: Allow children to play freely while you follow their lead, keep them safe and enjoy the experience alongside them. Encourage your child to be as adventurous and creative as possible, perhaps by role modelling the activity yourself first Physical activity supports children by building confidence, improving mental health and wellbeing, increasing self-esteem and allowing thinking skills to develop. Remember – children learn hugely through play, especially with an adult they lo

 

Lady bug. ( Please read the above text with your child)

Actiivites.

Can you draw a ladybird Bug map.

Can you write a few sentences about ladybirds.

Eg Ladybirds have spots.

Ladybirds have wings

Ladybirds can fly.

 

 

Can you draw some ladybirds wearing double spots.

Can you practise your doubles to ten and beyond.

Can you make a ladybird life cycle booklets.

Can you read or listen to the story, ‘The bad tempered ladybird?’ 

Can you read the ladybird times.

Can you make your own sum pictures using lady bird pictures.

Cn you go on a ladybird hunt and take a picture of the ladybird?

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

Can you practise your mental arithmetic using the maths sentences? (Use the sentences given in the picture)

Do you know what two more than 3 is?

Do you know what two less than 3 is?

Can you practise these Maths sentences for a short time every day?

You don’t have to write them down just practise working them out.

Dice game-

(You will need two dice)

Can you roll a double?

Can you roll the dice and use a number sentence to make a game. Eg. Roll a dice on four, What is 2 more than the dice? What is two less etc.

 

NEWS

Can you write an account of what you did in the holidays. Remember to draw a beautiful picture.

Sound detective work

Practise the spelling in the picture. Choose the spellings more suitable for your child’s age and ability. 

Can you practise reading and spelling these words?

Thrive activites

 

Monday

Laugh together: Watch something funny and enjoy how it feels to laugh.

 

Tuesday

Draw your child: Draw around the outline of your child – Write within it the things you love and notice about them.

 

Wednesday

Special object: As a family, each find an object or possession in your home that is special to you and think about what makes it important to you. Share together.

 

Thursday

Face Snap: In pairs, place your hands over your face and on “go”, move your hands to reveal your facial expression. If they match, shout “Snap!”

 

Friday

Make a face: Go outside and make a happy face out of what you can find in nature. This could be leaves, pebbles, twigs, flowers.

 

Saturday

Do something meaningful: Let someone you love know how much they mean to you.

 

Sunday Relax:

In a quiet and safe place, remember a happy or special time in the past.
Who is with you, and why is it special?

Top Tips:
Remember – children learn hugely through play, especially with an adult they love.
You don’t need to have an outcome in your play, being in the moment provides all
those feel good chemicals!
It is ok to miss the people you love and can’t see. Memories are treasures.

Creepy crawly Spiders. ( Please read the above text with your child)

Actiivites.

Can you draw a spider Bug map.

Can you write a few sentences about spiders.

Can you try and move like a spider?

Draw 3 spiders, make sure you draw the correct amount of legs on each spider.

Can you make a spider sum sentence from your picture.  

Can you make your own sum pictures and write your own sum.

 

This is an example to a sum picture and sum sentence. You may like to make lots of your own.

Can you make your own repeating patterns outdoors eg, daisy daisy, buttercup, daisy daisy buttercup

Can you make a number square to 100. Or Can you make a long number line using a roll of old wall paper?

How far can you write your numbers up to?

Can you see any repeating patterns in your number square or number line.

How many 1’s can you see? How many 2’s can you see in the hundrend suare/number line

Can you link all the 1’s with a red pen.

Can you link all the 2’s with a green pen.

Choose what colour you would like to link the other numbers.

Can you see a pattern?

Here are some number bonds sheets for you to practise your adding. (You can chose one that is suitable for your child. )

 Can you copy them out yourself?

You might like to use your number line/number square to count on to help with their adding or your child could use fingers, sticks or stones. 

 

 

 

Here are some clock times. Can you practise saying the times. Can you try and draw three of the clocks and write the times underneath.

 

Thrive activities

The role of the parent and carer is to support children to find out who they are and what they like to do. With this comes greater independence and responsibility, with children learning that they can still ask for help. We have put together some activities to support healthy social and emotional development through creativity, art and play. Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child,

 

Monday

Create a shared art piece. On a giant piece of paper (it could be a big strip of old wallpaper), work on some shared art. Everybody choose a section and start creating some art whatever you would like to do. After 5 minutes everyone moves round and adds to another part of the paper. This could also be done to your favourite song!

 

 

Tuesday

Be an animal-Take turns with your child to imagine you are an animal. Move around the room, imitating the animal’s movements and the sound it makes.

 

Wednesday

Create a feelings map for your house.Draw a map with all of the rooms in your house on and colour it in. Think about how that room makes you feel - You could put sleepy for your bedroom or safe and snuggly in the lounge.

 

Thursday

Make a plan for a play date.When it is possible to invite your friends over for a play date, what are you going to do on that day? What activities could you do? Is there anything you could make? What could you show them you have made? What food would you have?

 

Friday

Do the mood walk. Create a walk or dance to go with different moods and feelings – get someone to name different feelings and create a walk for that.

 

Saturday

Create a compliment game.Sit together and take it in turns to say something about each other and try and guess who the compliment is for. You could describe how they look or something about their personality (eg. they are kind). Practice receiving a compliment as much as giving.

 

Sunday

Make some food together.This could be creating a fruit salad by everybody putting their favourite fruit into it. Consider a fruit or combination you have never tried before. Help prepare the fruit by peeling the bananas or washing the berries.

Enjoy the sharing together!

 

Top Tips:

Be encouraging and patient when your child is doing something for the first time.Notice when they are really interested in an activity and encourage them to do it for as longas possible.Playing alongside/with your child will support them to remain interested and enthusiastic about the game or activity.

Welcome back after a lovely weekend I hope you enjoyed your VE celebrations. I really enjoyed seeing your photos and videos.  Our Topic this summer term will now be Minibeasts.  I’m sure this topic is going to be exciting. I would love to know which is your favourite  minibeast. Can you think why they would be called minibeast? There are some amazing stories about minibeasts . You can find these stories on you tube. You may even have the stories in your house.  My favourite Author is Eric Carle. He wrote the stories called The bad tempered ladybird,  The very busy spider, The grouchy ladybird and lots more.

 

 

What mini beasts can you find? Where do they live?

Can you draw a picture of your favourite minibeast.

One of my favourite is the honey bee. It’s so beautiful and so clever.

Maybe you could write a sentence about your favourite minibeast.

You might like to write a fact sheet on your favourite minibeast.

Can you play the game…. Who am I

 

Pattern work

We have all kinds of patterns in nature

Symmetrical patterns, repeating patterns, lifecycle patterns, seasonal patterns. We also have number patterns.

Can you find out about seasonal patterns this week?

What are the four seasons.?

Do you know what happens during each season?

You can maybe do a seasonal book.

The days of the week and months of the year are repeating patterns. The week has a pattern of 7 The year has a repeating pattern of 12. Seasons have the repeating pattern of 4. Do you know why? (EG The days of the week repeat after seven because there are seven days of the week, Whatever day you start saying the pattern eg if you recite the days of the week starting on a Wedenesday. It will still repeat.)

 

 

Money tasks.

Keep practising money equivalent according to your child’s level.

Time task- Can you make a 3d time line? Use some socks to make a line. Find four small boxes from the recycling and draw pictures of events in the day. Eg  breakfast , dinner, etc. make a clock face and draw the hands on the clock each event.

 

Sound detectives.

Can you find words that have ee, igh, or in them. Reception might like to try this or just find rhyming words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

Here are some examples of activities on Twinkl.... You can access them free,however, all the activities I have put on here are technology free so don't worry if your child is not doing lots of worksheets.

Thrive activities

Useful for parents of children up to 7 years old. Problem solving and planning can be both challenging and fun. Children learn to develop and try out essential skills best alongside a steady, calm and connected adult. We can use our problem solving skills to help children make sense of their experience and put meaning to it whilst at the same time managing big feelings. Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child, aged 3 to 7 years.

Monday -Guess who Can you and your child name all the characters book characters in a range of books just 6 minutes?

Tuesday -Design your own school What would it look like and why? You can then build it out of cardboard boxes, empty household resources, construction toys like Lego, virtually on a laptop or draw it.

Wednesday- Park explorer Go for a walk outside (maybe to the park) and play eye-spy. You could even take turns and do every letter of the alphabet for a real challenge.

Thursday -Sort it out!Make a sorting game out of some things that you have at home. It could be some objects that you sort by colour and then by size. Or you could sort things by a category such as fruit or vegetable, rough or smooth, hard or soft.

Friday -Speed bumps Create an obstacle course together. Decide together if you have to go under, over, around or along something. See who can complete it the quickest! How could you make it easier or harder?

Saturday-Games day Discuss your favourite game and why you like it. Maybe it’s one of these Jenga, Jigsaws, Connect 4, Guess Who, Twister, Checkers, Battleships!

Sunday-Make a musical instrument Play your own mini banjo! All you really need is some elastic bands (or ideally loom bands), a lollipop stick and a jar lid.

 

Top Tips:

When you feel wobbly, doing some sorting or tidying can help you feel calmer. Understanding and following rules are big skills for young children – playing games helpsthem to get better at this.

It’s ok to feel frustrated as the adult when times get hard – take a deep breath and have a cuppa.

Remember – it’s ok to say no. Learning about boundaries is an important life skill.

 

 

Miss Piggy is getting ready for the VE day Celebrations.

Good morning children. I hope you are having a lovely time at home. I know lots of you are working really hard.

In school we talked a lot about our pets and I know you liked learning about my two little puppies, Dolly and Milly. Mr Barnett calls them naughty and Naughtier, I bet you can guess why.

I thought you might like to see some pictures of them and find out about some of their adventures.   Mr Barnett decided to give their fringe a trim and he hasn’t done a very good Job. I think I might take them to Harper-Rose Groomers.

Dolly and Milly’s sock challenge.

Dolly and Milly have some challenges for you. Their favourite thing to do is to pinch socks, pants, slippers and gloves. Here are some of the challenges they thought would be fun for you.

1, Can you write a story about Dolly and Milly and their adventures. You make like to draw the pictures first. Some children may need a little help from their mums and dads so they can just copy a sentence. Maybe you can use linking words-First Then Later.

2  Can you put the socks into pairs.

3. Can you put the socks in twos and practise counting in two’s.?

4 .Can you put the socks in a row of fives and count fives.

5 .Can you use your socks to make words?

6. Jack made a great sock puppet, Can you make one?

 

Telling the time. Maths activities

Can you make an interactive clock? This is one on twinkle but you may like to make one using a paper plate.

Can you play a game- Which number is opposite the six etc.

Talk about what job does the hands on the clock do?

Practising half

Practise cutting things in half.  Can you make a piece of toast and cut it in half?

What else can you cut in half?

Can you make another clock, draw a line from the six to the twelve and colour half.

Can you practise drawing hands on the clock to make half past times?

Money challenge.  Can you draw and colour coins equivalents. You can make it as hard or difficult as you wish.

Money challenge.  Can you draw and colour coins equivalents. You can make it as hard or difficult as you wish.

How many  1p coins =5p

How many 1p coins =10p

How many 2p coins=10p

How many 5p coins=10p

How many 2p coins=20p

How many 5p coins=20p

How many 10p coins= 50p

You may like to make your own shop and practise paying with your money.

Thrive activities useful for parents of children.

Monday 

1 Make a balloon pet Blow up a balloon. Draw a pet face on the front. Cut and tie the leash on. Make paper ears and a streamer for the tail, then stick them on with tape. Why not take it for a walk! 

Tuesday 

2. Sweet or savoury? Decorate biscuits or crackers - make happy faces using sweets, fresh or dried fruit, cheese, ham, crisps etc. Let your imagination go wild!. 

Wednesday 

3. Lego challenge Build a marble run or a maze for a Lego man. Try it out! Does it work? Ask a family member to see if they can find the way out. 

Thursday Hand Clapping games 

4. A feel good activity – how many can you remember from your childhood. What’s the time Mr wolf? 

Friday 

5. Simon Says Take turns. Be as adventurous and energetic as possible. Don’t make it competitive – just have fun! 

Saturday Bouncy ball play 

6. Have fun and develop motor skills. 

Sunday 

7. Jigsaw puzzle Share a puzzle together. You don’t need to finish it in one session – come back to it and make it a family activity/challenge. 

 

 

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Good morning children,

I can see you are all having an exciting time from all your lovely pictures. I am putting some more activities on here, if you would like to do them. There are lot more on Twinkl and I am sure you might like to watch Bitesize BBC. Magic grandpa is great for learning about the past. 

 

This week I thought you might like to meet some of my chickens. Do you remember we learnt about animals that are mammals and animals that are not. Do you think my chickens are mammals? Maybe you can explain to your mums or dads why you gave your answer.

 

Can you see lots of eggs in the picture. The chickens laid most of the eggs in there however, the Easter bunny did pay me a little visit during the Easter holidays.

 

The chicken challenge

  1. I have five chickens, they each lay two eggs a day.
  2. Draw my five chickens- draw two eggs under each chicken.
  3. Can you count how many eggs I would have each day.
  4. .If you want to make it really hard. Try and work out how many eggs each chicken has each week. Clue- draw two eggs under one chicken seven times.

 

Chicken challenge 2.

 

  1. My chickens lay ten eggs- Can you find ten stones in the garden. You can pretend they are eggs.
  2. Make two nests using twigs and grass.

 

  1. Can you share the eggs between the two nests and record making a sum. EG. 1+9+= 10. (Maybe you can use some chalk and write your sums on the path.)
  2. If you want to make it even harder you could make three nests and make a sum using three numbers. Eg 1+8+1+10

 

 

Chicken challenge 3

 

  1. Can you make a little book and on each page draw a part of the life cycle of a chicken. What picture will you draw first? The chicken or the egg.
  2. Can you find all the ways we can cook eggs. Maybe you could have a go at making them with your mums and dads.
  3. Can you write a list of ingredients we need to make a pancake,

 

Extra maths activities

Can you practise writing your numbers to 10, 20, 50 or 100.

Can you count in two’s 5’s and 10’s

Can you sort your coins according you colour.

Can you recognise your coins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This a a little chicken song you might like to learn. You may recognise some of the children .

Here are some lovely activities from Thrive.

 

These activities useful for parents of children up to 7 years old being with adults we feel safe and secure with are the foundations for learning. Use this time to optimise connectivity and laughter to ready your children for returning to school when the time comes.

 

 

Monday Memories -Create a memory box or bag of all your favourite things/people you are missing. For example, collect objects, photos, anything that reminds you and save them. Decorate it however feels good for you.

 

Tuesday-The sky’s the limit. Explore the sky, lie on the ground and see how many shapes or animals you can see in the clouds. You could even take pictures and make them out of cotton wool and stick them on paper.

 

Wednesday-Movie Time. Choose your favourite movie and sit down together to watch it as a family.Wrap up in your favourite blanket, with your favourite drinks, snacks, teddy.

 

Thursday-Face Mask Thursday Create your own paper face masks together. You could do emotions of how you feel right now, animals, family members, friends, your favourite character.

 

Friday- Pizza! Make and eat together your favourite pizza. Go wild with your ingredients. Try out what the food feels like and tastes like. You could even try a chocolate pizza.

 

Saturday-Hairdressers Create your own hair salon and do each other’s hair! Grab the hair gel and accessories. I wonder what wacky creations you can do!

 

Sunday-Bear Breath. Practice as a you feel calm and steady when things get tricky. You can use them at any time!

 

 

Top Tips:

You don’t need to have an outcome in your play, being in the moment provides all those feel good chemicals! It is ok to miss the people you love and can’t see. Memory boxes can help with those big feel-ings and help us feel connected even though we can’t be with them. Trying new food can be scary. It can sometimes help to see what it looks like, feels like and family your bear breath. Bear breaths help It can sometimes help to see what it looks like, feels like and

tastes like (If it’s safe) before its cooked.

Bring Playful Nature to everyone on 21st May 2020

It’s easy to do and anyone can get involved - just dress up in nature on 21 May and share your creations with the world!

  • Do you love playing in the leaves? Stick a load of them to your clothes.

  • Do you love the sea? Turn yourself into a creature from the deep.

  • Are you a fan of the sun? Brighten up someone’s day by dressing in yellow.

  • You could use natural dyes to turn old clothes into nature colours.

  • You could use recycled materials from home to highlight the impact of litter on nature.

If you’ve got the space or you’re able to go out, why not spend some time playing outdoors in your creation? Or you could dress up for your daily walk or hang out on the balcony to make your neighbours smile. Whatever you do, share it on social media on 21 May using #PlayfulNature.

Good morning children,

 I am sure you have all been very busy. I have been helping to look after the animals.

 Yesterday I went for a lovely walk. I noticed some beautiful flowers and noticed some amazing colours. I took some pictures for you.

 

 

  

 

  1. . Do you think you could write your news about what you did in the holidays?
  2. Maybe you can go out into the garden and see how many flowers you can find.
  3. Do you know the names of the flowers? 
  4. You may like to draw or even paint the flowers if you have paints at home. 
  5. Maybe you could collects as many different leaves as you can and see if you can sort them into colours.
  6. What other natural materials can you find in your garden?
  7. Can you design your own flower using all the natural materials you have found in the garden?
Ms Di Mauro and Mrs Evans wanted to say hello. They wanted to let you know they are missing you. They have sent you some photographs of what they have seen on their walks. 

Meet Billy.

Do you know what kind of animal Billy is ?

Billy is the scariest animal on the farm!

Billy is our big bad scary bull. 

If you ever go to a farm you must always stay out the bulls field. Maybe you could do some Billy challenges!

Billy challenges

  1. Can you make a poster to go on the fence. Saying, 'Beware of the bull'.
  2. You can draw a picture of Billy and write a list of sentences about Billy. Eg Billy is big.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrive activities useful for parents of children up to 7 years old.

The role of the parent and carer is to support children to find out who they are and what they like to do. With this comes greater independence and responsibility, with children learning that they can still ask for help. We have put together some activities to support healthy social and emotional development through creativity, art and play. Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child, aged 3 to 7 years.

 

  1. Monday How many shapes can you all make with your body?
  2. Tuesday Watch the diary of a worm. 
  3. Wednesday Create your own worry worms.
  4. Thursday Visit GoNoodle and learn some yoga moves.
  5. Friday Create an imaginary world in old shoe box – we would love to see them!
  6. Saturday Go on a sensory walk around your house or garden.
  7. Sunday Make a junk model of your superhero!

Top Tips:

Imagination can help manage big feelings for both children and adults.

It’s ok to feel frustrated as the adult when times get hard – take a deep breath and have a cuppa.

Remember – it’s ok to say no. Learning about boundaries is an important life skill.

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Age Range: 4 - 8 years. This hilarious picture book from the bestselling, acclaimed author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss tells the advent...

Bora da Pawb! I said I would introduce you to some more of my farm family. This is Meg the 'The top dog' on the farm.

Meg is a very important part of our farm family. She is really clever. She listens very carefully and follows Mr Barnett's instructions. She is called a sheep dog. Her name gives you a clue about what kinds of jobs she does on the farm.

Here are some challenges for you. 

  1. Can you find out what kind of work Meg does on the farm.? Maybe you could draw a picture of Meg working. 
  2. Can you write a list of sentences about what Meg can do? e.g. Meg can jump. Remember to use Fred fingers to help you spell. 
  3. Can you draw a picture of some sheep, cross out some of the sheep and write a  sum. Remember to use  =. 

 

 

 

You might want to practise writing rhyming words outside. You will need a jar of water and an old paint brush. You could use an old fairy liquid bottle if you don't have a brush and squirt the words.

Hello children. I hope you are enjoying reading , playing games and spending time with your family. It's a busy time here on the farm. We have lots of new babies. Our first new arrival is a baby calf.  We called her Hope because I am hoping to see you all soon. 
Hope is such a cutie.

Here are some more photos of Hope.

This weeks challenge is called the Hope challenge.

1. Hope is a baby calf. There are many other animals that have babies that are called calves. How many animals can you find that have babies called calves.

2. Cows give us milk. What other food can we make using milk?

3. Hope is adorable. What other words can you use to describe her?

4 Can you draw a picture of Hope and draw all the things she needs to keep her healthy?

 

Take care and enjoy your activities. If you promise to listen to your mums and dads I will introduce you to some more of my farm family soon. Give yourselves a big hug and I hope to see you soon xxxxx

 

mrsbarnett@llwyncrwn.co.uk

 

 

Note to parents.  I hope you are all well. Please don't put any pressure on yourself to complete any tasks provided. Parents have always been their children's best  teachers It's a difficult time for everybody. You are all in my thoughts.

Dosbarth Hazel

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.

 

 

 Welcome back after a lovely Christmas holiday. We hope you enjoyed your family time. This term our topic is’ Life Journeys’ and ‘The world we live in.’ We will be learning about human and animal life cycles. We will also be learning about taking care of animals and how we can look after the world we live in.

Homework: Please could the children design a poster for our Vet role play area. (Ideas) Draw a picture and write some words around the picture about animal needs. Ie food etc.)

Please could the children bring pictures of themselves with their pets or family member pet.

We would appreciate it, if you could send in any spare cuddly animals, bandages or pets accessories for us to use in school.

 

 

 

 

Surprise !!!!

Good luck to Sommer in your new home and at your new school. We will miss you, come and visit soon.

Sommers party

Our Chinese Celebrations

We did a dragon dance around the school.

We tried Chinese food.

We made hats, lanterns and lucky money bags.

Our visit to Pets at Home

Learning is fun

Our classroom activities.

Outside learning.

We have been shape detectives.

Science investigation. What colours are easier to see in the dark?

We had fun learning through play.

Looking for signs of Autumn

We love to imagine

We have been working hard.

Dewi and Kitty came to listen to readers

Outdoor learning

Dear Parents

Welcome back after the summer holidays.  This term our topic will be ‘Story, Rhymes and Special times’. We will be studying Traditional Tales and ‘The Jolly Postman.’

We have lots of exciting activities lined up. To keep you informed we will be using our class page on the Llwyncrwn website. We will be putting class photographs on in regular intervals. I’m sure you enjoy chatting to your children about school, so please take every opportunity to browse our page at your leisure.

Additional information.

PE  Friday  (No kit needed)

Fruit money- To be paid every Friday ready for the following Monday.

Home task- Please dress the doll as your favourite traditional character. Please use a range of materials to make your character stand out.

 Many Thanks

                        

 

Summertime end of term party.

Miss Spider's tea party.

Noah's Ark

 

What a fabulous day!

Sports day

Sports day

Our golf lesson with Mr McDonald

International week

Summer Term

 

Welcome back to a new summer term. This term our topic is 'The Wonderful World of Minibeasts'

 

Language and Literacy

This term the children will be further developing their question and answering skills. The children will be writing facts files on minibeasts and working towards their independent writing. The children will be encouraged to use a range of spelling strategies and encouraged to use basic punctuation.

Numeracy

The children will be developing their understanding of money. They will be developing their understanding of time.

We went on a mini beast hunt.

We made sums using natural materials

Spring Term.

 

Welcome back to a new Spring term. We hope you had a lovely Christmas holidays. This term our topic is 'Life journeys' We will be studying mother and babies and have a lot of fun activities planned. Image result for cute images of baby chicks

 

Language and literacy 

Through questioning and answering activities the children will be developing their oracy skills. To support this learning they will be interviewing a range of people and will be going on a visit to 'Once Upon a time Nursery'.

The children will be recounting the information gathered in their interview activities, through presentations,  written and pictorial fact files.

Numeracy

The children will continue to build on their understanding of number bonds.

The children will be developing their understanding of bigger and smaller numbers.

The children will be using and applying their numerical skills to basic problems solving activities.

Additional Topics 

Chinese New year

Wonderful Wales

We will also be doing Child-led learning topics. These are topics where the children are instrumental in the planning of the topic.The children will decide what they want to learn about and what activities they would like to participate in.

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Wales

This term the children have been in charge of what they wanted to learn about. The children were given the topic ' Wonderful Wales' They had some great ideas. The photographs show some of the activities the children wanted to do .

 

We went to The Welsh National Museum of Wales to investigate Welsh farming and historical change in Wales.

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Chinese New Year
Fun times!
Look who came to visit!

We had a lovely time when we went to Once Upon a Time Nursery. We asked lots of questions and saw the baby chicks. 

Clinic Baban

Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Edwards came to visit. We asked them questions about their babies.

Mrs Fletcher and Owen

Mrs Edwards and Max

We had a lovely day celebrating Children in need. We even had a special visitor. A big thank you. yet again for your donations. 
A big thank you to Miss Coombes for making Gingerbread houses for us to decorate. We loved it!

Decorating our Gingerbread houses.