Welcome to the Spring Term!
Croeso i Dymor Y Gwanwyn
Happy New Year everyone!
Hope you've all had a lovely Christmas holiday and have stayed safe and well.
Unfortunately, we are not going to be together in class for the time being, and will be doing our online learning on Google Classroom.
Literacy, Maths and topic work will be set daily and will begin on Wednesday, January 6th. Work can be completed on Google Docs/Slides and shared on the drive/turned in on Google Classroom. Alternatively, work can be done on paper and brought in when pupils return to school. It is important that all children engage with online learning as much as possible while we are away from school, keep reading regularly and make a big effort to learn their times tables! Online games like Hit The Button (Top Ranks) can really help with this.
Our school topic this term is Gigantic Journeys and our class will take a huge leap back in time to the exciting "Age of the dinosaurs". We will become expert Palaeontologists (studying life forms from previous historic eras and fossils) and will learn about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that once inhabited the Earth.
We value the pupils' thoughts and ideas when planning our lessons, so if you have any ideas for activities you would like to carry out in this topic let me know by email on email@example.com or comments on Google Classroom. 👍
Home Learning 28/01/21
Thank you so much for all your continued hard work at home and sharing it with me. This week we have learnt about Santes Dwynwen, the Welsh love spoon, various ways of multiplying numbers, dinosaur habitats, and most exciting of all are the heroes and villains you’ve created for next week’s stories. I can’t wait to read them 👍😀❤️
Check out some of your creations below:
Home Learning Wk 1
Well done to all of you who shared work and photographs with me this week. I’ve really enjoyed reading your New Year Resolutions, the monthly acts of kindness that you’ve planned and seeing the creative time machines that you’ve designed to take you back to the age of the dinosaurs. Keep up the fab work, you’re doing a great job ❤️❤️❤️.
Extra Useful Info:
P.E. - Thursday.
Pupils are not currently able to bring P.E. kit into school, but we encourage them to wear appropriate sports kit to school on a Thursday. Our lessons will be outside when the weather permits, so please ensure your child is wearing trainers and joggers/leggings.
Pupils are encouraged to take reading books home daily to read to a parent or guardian. Regular reading improves vocabulary and language skills, helps to improve concentration and also teaches children about the world around them. Please take 5 mins to listen to your child read whenever you can. It really will make a difference
Queries or Concerns
Please contact me on my email address firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries or concerns you need to discuss.
We are very proud of you for coming second place in the RCT Christmas Card Competition. A talented artist for sure. Da iawn 😀
Christmas Craft Week
We are enjoying a creative week, designing and making lots of Christmas Crafts 😀
Street Dance Workshop Session 1 (20/11/20)
We had great fun taking part in our first online street dance workshop. We learnt various moves, then enjoyed linking them all together to create our final routine. Looking forward to next week's session already!
Children In Need 2020
We really enjoyed taking part in the KS2 Danceathon in our class bubbles. Having fun while making money for a very worthy cause. ❤️
Outdoor Learning Day November 5th 2020
We really enjoyed learning some photography skills as part of our outdoor learning day. We focused on zooming in and also the effect of light on objects in our natural world. We then used edit tools on the iPad to create some fantastic results. There are definitely some budding photographers in Dosbarth Willow 👍
Well-being Week (Oct 19th -23rd)
We have enjoyed participating in many activities this week which help improve our physical and mental well-being. Activities included The daily mile, discussing and deciding our class needs, making and using breathing bracelets, mindfulness colouring and learning how to sew. We ended our week with a well deserved, fun filled party! Da iawn pawb! 😊❤️
Josh and Cole completed some fab halving work today in Maths. Da iawn bechgyn!
Seren Yr Wythnos, Sept 25th 2020
Congratulations Leon, for being our first "Seren Yr Wythnos" this term .
The Big Anti Bullying Assembly 2020
We participated in The Big Anti Bullying Assembly today. Afterwards, the children discussed the importance of respecting each other's rights and needs, and also how important it is to celebrate their own uniqueness. They created some fab posters which demonstrated what they'd learnt.