😀😀Croeso I Dosbarth Lime 😀😀
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!
Spring Term 2021
Welcome back, I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas. Unfortunately we will not be able to greet you back to school for a little while and will move to learning remotely from tomorrow - Wednesday January 6th.
We will be using Google Classrooms for all learning. The children took their passwords home just before Christmas.
This term our topic will be ‘Gigantic Journeys'. We will be taking a leap back in time to find out about The Great Fire of London and comparing it to London today. We will also read stories about dragons and explore London with Paddington Bear.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns - firstname.lastname@example.org
Home learning - week beginning 18.1.21
Dosbarth Lime were excited to receive their very own Paddington Bear this week to start off their topic about London.
The children have listened to the first Paddington story, written a book review and started to explore London with Paddington.
They have been focusing on money in Maths, counting coin collections and laying out the correct coins to pay for different items. They have investigated the 50p coin and were excited to find Paddington Bear on some of their coins.
The children listened carefully to instructions to create their very own Paddington bear too - they look amazing.
Week 1 learning at home.
This week we listened to a story called Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, thought about our own goals for 2021 and wrote our own resolution poem.
We sang a fun song about months of the year to help us remember the order and we tried hard to learn how to spell these tricky words.
A huge well done Dosbarth Lime for engaging and producing some fab work this week.
This is just a small selection.
Keep up the hard work next week and I look forward to seeing it.
Mrs Powell 😊😊
8 days of Christmas Activity
How many can you complete?
On the 1st day of Christmas- say something kind to someone to make them smile!
On the 2nd day of Christmas- help someone do a household chore.
On the 3rd day of Christmas- Try something new.
On the 4th day of Christmas- give someone in your household a hug.
On the 5th day of Christmas- tell someone a joke to make them laugh!
On the 6th day of Christmas- draw a picture for someone in your family.
On the 7th day of Christmas- Drink a tasty hot chocolate.
On the 8th day of Christmas- write a thank you letter to someone you love.
Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are very proud of how sensible and happy you have been this term. Enjoy time with your family and come back ready to learn in January!
Mrs Powell and Mrs Riley 🎅🎄🎅🎄
We will be having our party on Tuesday afternoon. Please provide a plate of party food and a drink for your child labelled clearly with their name. This will replace the usual lunchtime arrangements.
Please send your child to school in party clothes/ Christmas jumpers.
Thank you. 🎅🎄🎅🎄🎅🎄
Christmas Craft Week
The children have been busy this week making cards, tree decorations and Christmas ornaments ready to give to their loved ones at the end of term. We are definitely in the Christmas spirit now! 🎅🎅🎄🎄🎄🎅🎅
Christmas Card Making and developing links with our community. 🎄🎄
Local crafter Mrs Gillard had planned on visiting Dosbarth Lime to make cards with the children however due to current restrictions in place this wasn't possible. The children still had an amazing time though looking at some of Mrs Gillard's own creations online and using the craft packs provided by her to design and make their own Christmas cards.
The children loved finding out about Mrs Gillard, looking at her work and producing cards of their own - diolch Mrs Gillard for your generosity once again!
Thank you for the raffle money received already - if you would like some more tickets to sell to family and friends please let me know.
Mrs Powell 😊
Reading is fun!! 📖📚📖📚
The children were so excited to have their new reading books today - they couldn't wait to meet the new characters and to read these fabulous new books! 😊😊
Week beginning 16.11.20
What a busy week we have had in Dosbarth Lime with Anti Bullying Week and Diwali to celebrate this week!
Anti - Bullying Week
We kicked off the week by wearing odd socks to school on Monday and discussed what makes us unique in our world.
We completed lots of fantastic activities throughout the week to help us understand the correct meaning of 'bullying' and the importance of using this term correctly.
The children explored kindness and the positive impact it has on us and discussed the attributes of being a good friend.
We watched a cartoon 'kindness is cooler', introduced Random Acts of Kindness into our classroom and created an Anti - Bullying Pledge too.
Below is a snap shot of some of the activities we completed...
The children drew a heart with their name on and tossed it into the air. They picked up a heart belonging to someone else and said something positive about that person. The children discussed how it felt to hear someone say nice things about them and it definitely put a smile on every child's face!
Dosbarth Lime then thought of unkind things that sometimes children say and discussed that it made them feel sad. The children crumpled their heart to show this and then tried putting their heart back to its original state. They found that this was impossible as the hearts were still full of creases. They talked about it being difficult to take back any unkind things they say and agreed it's cooler to be kind!
A very meaningful session where the children realised the importance of choosing our words carefully - in a world where we can be anything, be kind!!
The children enjoyed finding out about a different culture and completing activities based on Diwali - the festival of light.
Dosbarth Lime read the story 'Where Poppies Now Grow' to find out why we wear Poppies and why Remembrance Day is such a special time.
The children suggested many activities that they wanted to complete and were very keen to make their own Poppy to wear and to create a special remembrance area outside too.
Outdoor Learning Day
The children had great fun today using natural materials to build bonfires, create firework pictures and to make rockets.
Hello children. Hope you are all ok. Unfortunately we are unable to be in school for the rest of Wellbeing Week but I will post one planned activity every day for you to have a go at at home if you wish. I will also post a Literacy and Numeracy activity too.
Keep smiling everyone and I will see you all soon!
Please take a photo of the work you have completed and send it to
Home Learning - Tuesday 20th October
1) Recount writing- we have been learning how to write a recount this term.
TASK - Write a recount about making your happy badge yesterday or about something you did on the weekend.
Remember to use our recipe for recount writing - Write about something that's already happened, write in order and use ordering words! First, Next, Then, After that, In the end, Finally.
Remember to use capital letters and full stops too - say the sentence out loud, write the sentence, put a full stop.
2) Count the greedy Giant's money.
**Google Jack Hartman count in 5s and exercise and watch it on you tube. Make sure you get active and join in!
Task - the Giant has 6 money bags. They all have a different amount of 5p coins inside them.
Draw the money bags with 5p coins inside them. Work out how much money is in each bag by counting in 5s and label the bag to show. Remember to use p for pence too.
3) Wellbeing week - Day 2
Today is engagement day. On Friday the children suggested items that they'd like to make today for Engagement Day related to Castles.
TASK - read the list below and choose one item you'd like to make either inside or outdoors using junk materials.
A puppet - Jester, King, Queen, Princess, Knight
Or a suggestion of your own!
Get busy, get creative and have fun!!
PLEASE FEEL WELCOME TO SEND ANY PICTURES OF WORK COMPLETED TODAY TO
Diolch yn fawr 😊😊
Home Learning - Wednesday 21st October
1) Acrostic Poem
You wrote fantastic acrostic poems last week with your partner. Can you write your own now?
Task - Write an acrostic poem about Jack and the Beanstalk using the word Jack, Giant or Castle.
Remember to write the word you pick down the page. Read my examples below to remind you.
We have been learning about place value and tens and units this term with the help of our friend Squiggleswoth.
TASK - Write some 2 digit numbers and partition them into tens and units.
For example - T U
How many can you do? Can you write the addition sum or each one too?
50 +6 = 56
Challenge - can you write some 3 digit numbers and partition them?
/ | \
100 20 3
3)Wellbeing week activity
Today we would have been exploring relationships in school.
Talk to an adult about a friend who you enjoy spending time with in school. Why do you like playing with them? What do you do together? Why are they special to you?
Task - Draw a picture of your special friend. Write words all around them to describe why they are a good friend - caring, happy, make me laugh etc. OR
Make a friendship band/ bracelet to give to your special friend when you return to school.
Have a look at some ideas below....
Home learning - Thursday 22nd October
1)Number Hunt – Look around your house and find 5 things with a number on. This could be a letter, tins, bottles, birthday cards etc.
Read the numbers carefully and put the items in order from the smallest number to the largest. Find 5 different objects with numbers and order them from the largest to the smallest.
Now complete the activity below. Read the bottom of the sheet - you can just write the answers onto paper.
2) Guess Who activity.
Write 5 / 10 facts about yourself onto a piece of card / paper. This can include favourites such as food, colour, TV shows, hobbies or any other facts about your family or appearance.
Sentence starters to help you :
My favourite......... is.........
Bring these to school after half term and we will play 'Guess Who'.
3) Wellbeing Week - Day 4
Today is 'Meaning Day'. In school we would have explored how helping others makes us feel. We already started to discuss this on Monday and our class decided we would like to help the homeless.
You wrote fantastic letters to your parents asking for their help - like this one below.
Unfortunately we are not in school for you to bring in your donations but we will do this on the first day back after half term please.
TASK A - talk to an adult about a time when you have helped someone. What did you do? How did it make you feel?
Discuss why you would like to help the homeless and what items would be suitable to put in the food box.
TASK B - design a colourful sign/poster to stick to the food box.
You can include - donated by Llwyncrwn or Dosbarth Lime. Or something like 'we like to help'. Think about what pictures you could draw too.
Bring your sign to school after half term along with your food donations. 😊😊
Home Learning - Friday 23rd October
1)Spelling High Frequency words.
We would usually have a spelling test today in school.
TASK - Write sentences using your spelling list words. Remember to start a sentence with a capital letter and to end with a full stop.
Now 'play school' and get an adult to test you on your spelling words. Good luck!
2) Ordering numbers Problem Solving
The numbers have fallen off some of the shields,. Can you help the Knights put them back on?
Draw 5 shields.
Smallest 🛡️. 🛡️. 🛡️. 🛡️. 🛡️. Largest
Place the numbers correctly on the shields.
The smallest number is 6 +6.
The largest number is 10 more than 72.
The middle number is 10 + 10.
Pick numbers of your own to write on the other two shields.
Now draw 5 crowns and label largest to smallest this time. Work out the numbers that need to be written on the crowns.
Largest 👑 👑 👑. 👑.👑. Smallest
The largest number is 8 towers of ten and 9 units.
The smallest number is 2 towers of ten and 3 units.
The middle number is 34 and 10 more.
Carefully pick numbers to write on the other two crowns.
Wellbeing week - Day 5
Today is accomplishment day.
TASK 1) Talk to an adult about what accomplishment means. Think of all the things you have accomplished already since being in Year 2. What can you do now that you couldn't do before?
Task 2) Frame it
Draw, print or get an adult to draw an outline of a frame for you. ( See below)
Draw a picture of one thing you have accomplished this half term.
Write a sentence telling me what it is using this sentence starter :
This term I have accomplished......
We have made it - Happy Half Term everyone!!
Please send completed work to email@example.com
Enjoy your week off and I will see you all after half term.
Mrs Powell x
A warm welcome to Year 2, we are so happy to have you back in school and we are looking forward to having a fun - filled year.
We understand that coming back to school after such a long time at home and meeting a new teacher in a new classroom is a big change but the children have already settled well and have quickly adapted to the new rules and changes to the school day. 😀😀😀😀
Over the first few weeks we will be prioritising the children’s well being and completing lots of getting to know you activities. We will use this time to also get the children involved in the planning of our Autumn Term topic - ‘What matters to me’ with the children being at the centre of every decision we make.
Year 2 staff
Class teacher - Mrs Powell
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Riley
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
Your child can bring fruit to eat at playtime but please make sure that it is already peeled if your child is unable to do it themselves. Also please only provide one item for snack as the children have a limited amount of time to eat it. Milk will be provided in school or the children can have a drink from their water bottle.
P.E. for our class is on a Thursday. 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 Thursdays.
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.
☀️☀️Summer Term 2020☀️☀️
Dear Dosbarth Lime and Parents
Normally Mrs Riley and I would be welcoming you back to school for your final term in Foundation Phase, 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, formal activities will be set weekly on Google classroom and daily RWI sessions will be uploaded. You can select the activities you feel most confident to complete but please
don't feel pressurised 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 to 20/ 100, get more confident in telling the time and to complete this terms challenge of learning your 2,5,10 times tables off by heart. ❤️❤️
I have set up a private group called ' Dosbarth Lime' 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, Google classroom or through email. My email address is email@example.com
Hope to see you all before too long.
Mrs Powell and Mrs Riley 😍😍
Spring Term 2020
This term we will be taking a 'journey back in time' to find out about The Great Fire of London. We will learn about the city of London in 1666 and compare it to London today.
We will investigate materials to see why the houses burned so quickly and find out about the equipment used to fight the blaze at that time.
❤️Healthy and Confident week challenge. ❤️
The pupils have been challenged to do Random Acts of Kindness at home this week. The children have been given hearts to record their acts of kindness on and will share them with the rest of Foundation Phase during assembly on Friday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The children have taken part in circle time activities focusing on how to be a good friend and exploring how their actions impact on the feelings of others. We have introduced 'Kindness Ribbons' in class and the children have been challenged to do random acts of kindness throughout the school day. We are going to see how quickly we can fill the ribbons with acts of kindness and discuss the impact on the children's feelings and the classroom environment.
Come on Dosbarth Lime - we can do it!
Chinese New Year
The children had a fun fortnight learning about Chinese New Year. They planned great activities - food tasting, reading and writing Chinese riddles, making Chines fans and lanterns, animal racing and they even created their own Dragon dance .
Welcome to Year 2.
The children have settled well into year 2 and are becoming familiar with the routines of their new class.
This term our Foundation Phase umbrella topic is 'Stories, rhymes and special times'.
In our class we will be reading many traditional stories and our topic focus will be Castles.
In line with the Curriculum of Wales, the children will contribute to the weekly planning of the topic under the 6 AOLEs and will be encouraged to become independent learners.
The children have started to plan their topic already through expressing their 'wonderings'. For example:
I wonder why...... Some castles were wood and others were stone? Castles had water around them? Castles were built on a hill? Castles had thin windows? The maids looked sad? There were layers of walls?
Therefore, we will be researching the three main types of castles and why they changed , finding out about the different parts of a castle and exploring castle life and the jobs that people did. We will hopefully be going on a visit to Cardiff Castle too!
Our Literacy Focus this term is stories with a familiar setting. We will be reading the traditional fairy tale stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. We will be developing our writing skills through retelling these stories, writing our own stories based in a castle and through reading and altering Nursery Rhymes.
Children will also be developing their reading and comprehension skills through reading non fiction texts on Castles.
In Maths we will be learning to count and recognise numbers to 1000, add and subtract numbers to 20 +, count in groups of 2, 5, 10 and read analogue and digital times for half past and quarter past.
We will incorporate using analogue and digital time into our role play corner which has been set up as a Castle.
We will concentrate on developing our Literacy and Numeracy skills through our topic work.
We will use Welsh incidentally throughout the day, play Helpwr Heddiw games and learn topic based vocabulary.
Home task : Please make a model of someone who worked in a castle to hang in our book corner.
Independent Learning is fun!
Look at what we have been doing...
The children enjoyed finding out about Diwali and completing independently the Igloo and Freaky Friday activities that they had planned.
The children had a great day exploring the castle and taking part in the armour workshop. It was lovely to receive an e-mail from the castle praising the children for their outstanding behaviour. Well done Class 4!