Welcome to Mrs Greig's class page!
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to Dosbarth Elder - Mrs Greig's class!
Our Autumn Term at Llwyncrwn is now well under way and I am happy to report that all members of our lovely class have adapted to the new routines very well. Our children seem very keen to learn and get back to a 'new normal'. We have worked very hard to make sure the transition back to school is as easy and straight forward as possible, and this has paid dividends!
Our whole school topic this term is 'What Matters to Me' and I look forward to hearing the children's ideas about this. We are spending time getting to know each other and have carried out lots of activities on this theme.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. The children will not be asked to change into PE kit to take part, but should attend school in PE appropriate clothing - shorts, leggings, joggers and T-shirts.
Reading books can be taken home every night if you wish but please ensure they are returned to school every day for use in class.
Homework will be issued through the Google Classroom. At present, I will message the children through this with some ideas of things to think about or look for or to do. It is very important that the children become very familiar with using this tool as this is what will be used for remote learning should the unthinkable happen and we are forced into another Lockdown. We obviously all hope that this will not happen. I will formalise Homework in this way by half term but in the meantime I would ask that everybody spends time reading their reading book at home each weekend.
Finally I would like to say that it has been a real pleasure to get to know 'my children' over the past few weeks. I never fail to be amazed by children's resilience, acceptance of change and ability to quickly adapt! Unfortunately, parents are not allowed on site at present, but if you need to contact me, you can do so by phoning the school office or emailing me at: email@example.com
I look forward to teaching all the children this year and thank you all for your ongoing support.
Ymlaen Gyda'n Gilydd
Returning to school
29th June 2020!
Some of you will be getting ready to return to school during this coming week. It will be lovely to be back in the classroom and meet up with you again. We will be doing different activities with a view to getting ready to learn in school again. I will still be posting tasks on to our Google classroom so please still check in with that and try to complete as much as you can. So, for the time being, Stay Safe and Stay Learning!
Well, here we are nearing the end of the strangest Summer Term that I have ever taught in - and I've taught in quite a few!
I have some photos to add to our page for you to see. I was very excited to see this visitor in my garden a couple of weeks ago - this may be more due to the fact that I can't go shopping or more likely that I haven't seen my family since the beginning of March!!! Either way I was quite excited. I hope you are as amazed as I was - especially the size!!!
Have a look!
Welcome back to the strangest Summer Term ever!
Just a quick note to say that I will continue to post classwork onto the Google Classroom page. Please note that the work will be reduced slightly now, due to work commitments of all Llwyncrwn Staff at the new Gwaunmiskin Hub School. I hope everyone is well and 'Staying Safe'! This is the MOST important thing at the moment. Let's hope we will all be back together again soon. Take care for now!
Now we come to the last week of the strangest half term ever!
So I've been thinking about what we could do differently for this last week of the half term and I've decided to set you a challenge. I shared with you some photos that I had taken on a recent walk and I have some more to share again. This Thursday 21st May, is OUTDOOR EDUCATION DAY and it is obviously going to be a bit different this year! The theme for this year is all about connecting with nature so I thought maybe you would like to take some photos of any wildlife that you see when you are outside this week and we will create a gallery here. If you send them to me in the usual way, I will copy them over to our Class Page. It can be as simple as a robin in your garden or some sheep in a field. We won't include pets in this gallery. So, our last week of half term is going to be an Outdoor Learning Week. I will give you more details on the Google Class. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife!
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Thank you Mr Morgan for organising this!
SUMMER TERM 2020!
Hello everyone! Normally I would be saying 'Welcome to our Summer Term of Learning', but this year is very different as you all know. Unfortunately, at this stage we do not know when we will all be together again and I have to tell you all that I really do miss you! However, we have to continue to Stay Home and Stay Safe and so that means trying to do some school work in different ways. My message to you all is that I will continue to post class work on to the Google Classroom. Check again on Monday 20th April for further work to do. Once again, I hope you, and your families, are all staying safe and well. I truly hope that we will all be together again in the not too distant future. In the meantime, take care - of yourselves and your families - try to be helpful at home! These are trying times for everybody. Sending you all my very best wishes, Mrs Greig
There's nothing like playing with water to learn about measuring capacity!!! We had great fun working with somebody new to check our 'guesses' of the capacity of a variety of bottles, dishes and tubs. Lots of thinking and observing and checking going on.
Big Wales Workshop
We had a very enjoyable visit from Nigel from the 'Big Wales' project. We all learned about the importance of the world's rainforests in an assembly, then he worked with our class giving more information about making sustainable choices. It was an interesting and informative workshop for the children.
Spring Term 2020
The Journey of Food
We are making good progress on our 'Journey of Food'!
We have enjoyed learning about different types of food and some of the names of food groups. We all know about the 'Eatwell Plate' and know how to eat healthily. We also understand that this is not always easy!
We are moving on to learn more about our bodies after half term and have made a good start by exploring our teeth. We will be finding out about what happens to our food once it leaves our mouths. They already have a fair idea of how this ends!!!
We were very lucky to have a fantastic visit from the wonderful Warburtons Barkery. Angela and Cheryl worked with the children and showed them how bread is baked and the importance of food hygiene. The best part of the afternoon was, of course, making healthy sandwiches to take home and enjoy.
AUTUMN HALF TERM HOME TASKS
ROSES & ROYALS
We are now well into our 'Step Back in Time' History topic, learning about the Tudors and what Tudor life was like.
The children have come up with some great questions to explore including finding out about Tudor homes. In support of this, I am setting them a Home/School Task to create a model of a Tudor building over half term. This may be a model of a building visited at St Fagans or simply any Tudor style house. There are, however, some product specifications!
Namely that it is not taller than 60 cm at its highest point! (This is so that it can be displayed in the classroom).
If you need some inspiration, scroll further down on this Class page to see some that a previous class made.
As part of our learning about 'sustainability' and 'Carbon Footprints', we will be looking at how far our food travels before we buy it. Please collect food labels showing the country of origin and bring them into school so that we can plot them on a world map. Fruit and vegetables are particularly good!
A successful visit to St Fagans! We had great weather to explore the museum. Our class were very interested in all that they saw and will hopefully think of some good questions to explore in our topic.
ROAD TRIP USA!
Buckle up, sunglasses on - we're going on a road trip
across the good old US of A!
Let's fly across the pond and explore the BIG country.
During this topic we will be using mapping skills to navigate our way around some famous cities. We will find out about famous landmarks and get to know where the many states are. We will find out about the Native Americans. In particular, we will learn about the Iroquois tribe from New York state, through our reading of The Indian in the Cupboard. We will also be learning about Habitats in Science.
Here's a wee challenge!
(You may need to ask your grandparents for help with this one!)
When asked -
'How do you find America?'
(Meaning - what is it like?)
'Turn left at Greenland.'
Ask Mrs Greig for a hint if you need to!
Spring Term 2017
Happy New Year!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
Welcome to the Spring Term in Mrs Greig's class. Our topic for this term is 'TRIBE'.
This is a history based topic where we will be finding out about 'who lived in the Iron Age?' We will want to find out what kind of people they were as well as discovering - when and how they lived; Celtic customs, beliefs and traditions and what happened to the Celts. I'm sure this will be an exciting topic.
We have already been put into Celtic Tribes!
Ask your child what tribe he or she is in!
We also plan to go on a visit to explore real Celtic homes!
More information on that trip to follow!
CHANGE TO PE IN THE SPRING TERM
Year 4 will be swimming every Thursday morning during the whole of the Spring Term, right up to the Easter Holidays. This means we will only have one other PE session to make sure Year 3 do not miss out. This will now be every Monday afternoon. No kit needed on Wednesdays for the Spring Term.
PE days are usually Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure you bring correct kit on these days - a plain, white, round-necked T-shirt and dark (navy or black please) shorts. Jewellery should not be worn and long hair should be tied back.
Our topic for Summer 2016 is Gods & Mortals. This is a topic where we will be finding out about Ancient Greece. We will learn about myths and legends and many of the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses. We will explore events in Ancient Greek history such as the first Olympic Games and we will find out how Ancient Greece was organised in small city-states. We will research Sparta and Athens and find out about the Peloponnesian Wars. We will also research everyday life of the Ancient Greek people, finding out what it was like for the rich and poor. In Art and D&T we will look at images of Ancient Greek pottery and discover if their patterns relate to myths and legends. We also plan to create a 3D head of our own choice of god using modroc! In Science, we will learn about the human skeleton and explore how our bodies are affected by exercise. This will link very well with our plan for our own Mini-Olympics, later in the term.
Here's a thought to consider!
'According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.'
Welcome to the Autumn term in Class 6! Our theme for this term is MIGHTY METALS! The main focus of this is Science and we will be learning about materials, forces and friction. This should be an exciting topic and we plan to start with a visit to a local playground where we will investigate the materials used and forces in action. (We also plan to have some fun!)
Here's an interesting thought:
If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you're iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust!
Maybe you're not a metal at all - but a force to be reckoned with!
We are now well into our new topic - Burps, Bottoms and Bile! This is a voyage of discovery, investigating the busy world inside our bodies!
We have begun this topic by looking at Teeth. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? What is the effect of sugary substances on your pearly whites? Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva! Mmmm! And don't forget the importance of hygiene - at both ends!
Our PE times are slightly different for the Spring Term. The Year 4 children have swimming lessons on Wednesday afternoons right up until the Easter holidays. This means that they won't be doing PE at any other time! However, until half-term, our class has Football on Thursday afternoons - a little bonus for the Year 4's! The Year 3's will have PE on Wednesday afternoons after half-term. Please remember to send in correct PE kit on the appropriate days.
May I also remind you that we do send homework home once a week at Llwyncrwn! Please support your child's learning by encouraging them to complete this with the necessary care and attention.
Thank you for your continuing support,
Autumn Second Half Term
We have all settled in to our new class - Room 10 - in our fantastic new building. The children have enjoyed taking 'ownership' of the amazing new facilities.
Our topic for this half term is SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS!
Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!
Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.
Find exciting recipes to read - and write your own too.
Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong.
And here's food for thought - if you are what you eat ... what does that make YOU?
Welcome to the Autumn term in Class 6! Our theme for this half term is -
I am Warrior! The main focus of this topic is History; learning about The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will discover warring Britain and find out what the Romans did for us. This will be an exciting topic and we will find out lots of interesting facts such as:
Scotland was not part of the Roman Empire. Emperor Hadrian ordered a wall to be built to defend the Roman Empire against Scottish tribes. Hadrian's Wall stretches about 73 miles from Bowness, on the west coast, to Wallsend on the east coast: you can still walk along parts of it today!
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please send in correct PE kit of dark shorts - navy or black, and a plain, white round neck T-shirt. You may leave this on a peg in school until Wednesday if you wish.