Welcome back, I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas. Unfortunately we will not be back in school, but working on line. (Online learning will be starting Wednesday January 6th)
Year One-year 6 will be using google classrooms. All passwords were given out before Christmas. Please let me know if you have any difficulties and I will do my best to help. I will try and make the learning easy and straightforward for you to follow. Please email me if you have any concerns.
This term our topic will be ‘Life journeys’ we will be studying mother and babies, life cycles and baby animals.
Well done Dosbarth Hazel for producing some amazing work. Here is a small selection we thought you would like to see.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To celebrate Wellbeing Week we made kindness medals to give to our friends. We celebrated with an award ceremony.
☀️Summer Term 2020☀️☀️
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 email@example.com
Hope to see you all before too long.
Mrs Barnett and Ms Di Mauro 😍😍
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.
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.
Choose 10 items. Talk about them then cover them with a cloth. How
many can you remember?
Make a bird feeder.
Follow the instructions and record which birds come to visit.
Spot the difference
Can you find all the differences?
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?
Leaf Treasure Hunt.
How many of these leaves can you find?
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.
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.
Spellings this week
Number words- One -ten
One - twenty
Days of the week.
This week we will be looking at the properties of 3D shapes
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
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.
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 with
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.
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.
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.
Make your own playdough
Find out how you can make your own play dough together.
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?
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.
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?
Paint your Face
Real or imaginary, paint your child’s face. Use cotton wool balls or brushes. Then let them paint yours.
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.
Can you observe how a snail eats?
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?
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