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Welcome to Llwyncrwn Primary School

Dosbarth Ash- Mrs James

Summer Term 2022

How is it our last term already? The year has simply flown and we are so proud of how the children have matured and grown and worked so hard.  Summer term is always my favourite as the weather is better (hopefully) and the children are more confident and excited to learn. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our topic for the summer term is ‘Iechyd da’ and has a focus of health and well being, a hugely important area for our children. We will be using the Disney film ‘Inside out’ to learn more about our emotions and strategies to deal with them.  We will also be looking at different activities people take part in to stay fit and healthy and will be having some taster sessions of different sports each week.  We will also look at healthy eating concentrating on fruit and vegetables using the books Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Oliver’s Vegetables to support our learning and the importance of looking after our teeth.

During this term we will also be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, having a Sports day for the first time in a few years ๐Ÿ‘Œ and hopefully even get in a school trip to round off the year.

 

For now enjoy the photos each week where you can see what the children have been learning about and getting up to and you know where I am if you have any questions.

 

Thanks 

Mrs James, Mrs Wood and Miss Akers

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งFor our Royal Jubilee Celebrations Dosbarth Ash created some artwork for our art gallery. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
The children drew a portrait of the Queen and used watercolours to paint her. They then decorated a frame with pasta and string and spray painted them gold or silver. #ethicalandinformed 
Gwaith gwych.

Dosbarth Ash had their football ‘taster’ session today with Cardiff City Football Club. โšฝ๏ธ
The children listened carefully, learned new skills and most importantly had great fun in the fresh air. Another sport to tick off our ‘taster’ list.
#healthyandconfident

The children brought home their invites today to our Queen’s Jubilee celebrations on Friday May 27th.
Please cut off the slip on the back to let us know if you can make it. If you have more than 1 child in the school please put their names together on a slip so we don’t count you twice.

More information will be sent out over the next week and don’t forget those crowns. They need to be sent in by next Wednesday.
Thanks ๐Ÿ‘

Dosbarth Ash had their first sports taster session today. Mrs Evans from Beddau Ladies Bowls came to show us how to play lawn bowls. She taught us the different names of the equipment and how to aim to get as close to the ‘jack’ as possible. The children had a great time and their bowling got better as the session progressed. We are having another practice session at school on Friday before walking up to the actual bowling green next week ๐Ÿ‘

As an introduction to our new topic ‘Iechyd da’ Dosbarth Ash came up with ideas to create posters of things we can do to stay healthy for both our bodies and minds. 
They then tried to create an alphabet of sports and activities that they could do to keep fit. As a treat they will be having some taster sessions of activities over the next few weeks starting with lawn bowls next week. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Following on from our alphabet of activities Dosbarth Ash had the chance to look at, handle and describe a variety of equipment including a selection of ‘bats’ and balls. The children were able to guess what sport most of them were used in and looked at how the ‘bats’ would be held.  Over the coming weeks the children will have lots of opportunities to try them out. #healthyandconfident ๐Ÿ˜Š

Spring Term 2022

Let’s Explore Hot and Cold is our topic this term. The children will start by thinking of what those words mean to them, considering items which are hot or cold, animals and people that live in hot or cold places, things we can do in hot and cold places and what we wear or eat at these times.

This term we are putting a focus on Science and Technology so the children will be learning about materials and their uses and hot heat affects things as well as learning about different animal habitats and how the animals survive in these places. We will also be having a go at designing and making a penguin soft toy and trying our hand at a little bit of sewing.

Dosbarth Ash enjoyed taking part in some obstacle courses today. Lots of different skills involved from jumping to crawling, balancing to throwing while exercising their bodies and minds. Gwych!

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Dosbarth Ash had a treat today when Miss Hughes came over from the juniors to teach them some African drumming. ๐Ÿ˜Š
The children listened carefully and copied rhythm patterns, made a LOT of noise and had lots of fun.
Gwaith gwych! ๐Ÿ‘

Dosbarth Ash were given a Spring Scavenger Hunt challenge using the iPads. The children had to look for different items, eg something soft, something colourful etc. When they found them they had to take a photo of it, resize the photo and drag it to the correct box. They all did a marvellous job showing just how independent and confident they can be ๐Ÿ‘

Outdoor music percussion with Mr Drew today ๐Ÿฅ

More outdoor learning in our maths lessons this week. Great fun and active learning ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ’•HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you mums and nans who do a wonderful job looking after our children in Dosbarth Ash. ๐Ÿ’•

The children thought about all the different jobs you do on a daily basis for them and realised how busy and important you all are.
Listen to our video and see how many jobs we thought of ๐Ÿ˜Š

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We hope all you mums and nans have had a lovely day and have managed to 
‘Take a seat and treat your feet’ today. ๐Ÿ’•

The children worked together to create their own foot soak just for you. They used Epsom salts to soothe, dried milk to soften and chose their favourite smells from different flavoured tea leaves and essential oils to scent it. They then typed their own labels to attach to them and decorated the lids to make them look more attractive.

All you need to do now is add a few spoonfuls to a bowl of warm water and relax. We hope you enjoy the treat ๐Ÿ’•.

Dosbarth Ash have had a wonderful morning at All Stars Gymnastics. The children behaved wonderfully and really enjoyed all the activities on offer. A big thank you to Miss Akers and her colleagues at the gym for taking the groups and giving the children a fabulous experience. We spotted some future gymnastic stars ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿฝ‍โ™‚๏ธโญ๏ธ in our class today. ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ•ฐ The children are learning about time this week. โฐ 
We looked at the clock on the yard and decided it was missing hands so we ordered ourselves by height to work out who would be a ‘long hand’ and who would be a ‘short hand’. The pairs were then told an o’clock time they needed to show on the clock. All was easy until the last pair were given the time of 12 o’clock!!! ๐Ÿค”Mmmm .......they had to think carefully how to show this and the rest of the class found the result very amusing. Check their faces out on the last picture ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Today is World Poetry Day so the children spent the morning listening to, discussing and learning some poems about ‘Spring.’ Then this afternoon they went outside exploring for signs of spring to help them come up with interesting words to create their own class poem about spring which they will finish during the week. ๐ŸŒผ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒฑ

Yesterday Dosbarth Ash carried on with their work on Handa’s Surprise by designing and making their own fruit kebabs. First they had to create a repeating pattern design in their books, then they had to independently peel and chop the fruit before threading them onto their kebab sticks. They finished off their kebabs by drizzling them with melted chocolate - yum yum ๐Ÿ˜‹

A big thank you for supporting our fundraising for Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ day. As a school we have collected over £565 towards it and the children had plenty of fun dancing the day away ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ•บ

Dosbarth Ash have been reading another African village story called Handa’s Surprise this week.  
They have had great fun exploring exotic fruits, ๐Ÿฅก๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒby doing observational drawings and descriptions, tasting them and choosing their favourites. There are some great expressions on their faces as they tried the passion fruit ๐Ÿฅด.
They also tried balancing baskets on their heads just like Handa carried her fruit basket in the story but they were lucky as their baskets were empty ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dosbarth Ash have been reading stories about living in remote African villages this week and have noticed how the women often carrying things on their heads. They learnt how to create African line art, using black felt pens and pastels, which they had to smudge. I think you’d agree they did another amazing job. Gwaith ardderchog ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

This week Scholastic have put on some live author and illustrator seesions for schools to join. On Monday the children enjoyed listening to songs by the amazing author Julia Donaldson, based on some of her well known stories, and on Friday they ended the week with a drawalong session with illustrator Onyinye Iwu. This fitted in really well with our topic this half term as we have moved from the cold of the North and South Poles to the heat of Africa and Onyinye is a Nigerian artist who focuses on the representation of people of the African background. The concentration of the children as they ‘drew along’ was fantastic and they were really proud of their end results. 
Gwaith da! โญ๏ธ 

A busy World Book Day in Dosbarth Ash today ๐Ÿ“š.
We began with Mrs James, Mrs Wood and Miss Akers all reading us one of their favourite stories, The Enormous Crocodile, The Bears and the Great Big Storm and The Snail and the Whale. The children then made a physical bar graph with themselves all choosing their favourite book from the three to stand behind and finally they transferred their findings into a bar chart for their books. 
Then this afternoon we looked at all the books the children brought in for our book swap before choosing the one they’d like to take home. And to finish we had a Book Scavenger Hunt where the children were challenged to look through lots of books to find specific characters and objects like a book with a bear, or an aeroplane or even a pair of socks and record the titles and page numbers they found them on. What a great way to develop their love of books and reading. We hope they enjoy their book from the book swap. ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟDydd Gwลทl Dewi Hapus๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

What a busy day in Dosbarth Ash - listening to the story of St. David, making a poster of Welsh emblems, tasting Welsh cakes, singing Welsh weather songs and learning a Welsh Folk Dance. It’s fun to learn about our country and it helps us become Ethical and Informed Citizens. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

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Welsh Folk Dancing

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๐ŸงWow! Wow! Wow! ๐Ÿง
Look at the work that went into this terms Design Technology task. Dosbarth Ash were challenged with creating a soft toy penguin for a young child and just look at the finished results. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
First, they had to consider the design brief thinking about who it was for, what it needed to be and what they required to make it. They then made a prototype from card which they used as a template. For the making part they had to cut the felt to the correct size and shape, learn to thread a needle, sew the pieces together, decorate it and stuff it before closing it all up. When they finished they evaluated their penguin, looking at what they did well, what was tricky and any changes they would make to improve it if they did it again. We think they have done a marvellous job and each and every penguin is totally unique just like they are โค๏ธ.
Gwaith arbennig! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Llwyncrwn had a treat today with a visit from Glenda Clwyd and her wonderful harps. The children really enjoyed finding out about these beautiful instruments and listening to familiar songs and clapping along.
Plant lwcus iawn ๐Ÿ’•

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Dosbarth Ash were challenged to keep the teachers’ hot drinks warm for longer. They decided that we wear coats to keep warm so they would make a ‘coat’ for the cups too and find out which ‘material’ kept it warm longer. They made predictions about which would be the best ‘coat’ and then used thermometers to see the changes in temperature.

This week we have been learning lots of new words and phrases to help us grow and face our fears. We have talked about the ‘Power of Yet’ and stepping out of our ‘comfort zone’ and being resilient and brave. This week the children showed that by not giving up and giving things a go they can overcome their fears and be proud of their personal growth.
Da iawn Dosbarth Ash - you make us so proud! ๐Ÿฅฐx

As part of Children’s Mental Health week Dosbarth Ash have been looking at emotions - how to recognise them, why we feel them and how to manage them. They have shown they recognise signs of different emotions and have been practising showing different emotions on their faces for their friends to guess. Can you tell what each child is feeling? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ฑ

As part of Safer Internet Day Dosbarth Ash enjoyed listening to Buddy the Dog’s Internet Safety Story which helped to teach them how to use the Internet safely.  They also enjoyed learning a simple song which reminded them of what they should do to stay safe online.

Dosbarth Ash have been learning about Chinese New Year this week. They listened and retold the story of how the Years were named after the animals in the race, they have looked at how they prepare and celebrate the New Year and they independently created their own dragon masks and puppets.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!

๐Ÿ’•St Dwynwen’s Day is celebrated in Wales on the 25th of January. ๐Ÿ’•Yesterday the children listened to a story about St Dwynwen, learnt how to say ‘Rwy’n dy garu di’ (I love you in Welsh) ๐Ÿฅฐ and thought about things they love including people, places, food and things they like to do). 
Can you guess which one was your child’s answers? My particular favourite was “I love .....washing dishes.” ๐Ÿ˜ x

Dosbarth Ash have been working hard this week to learn about 3D shapes. Today they were given a range of equipment and challenged to make 3D shapes out of them. The determination and resilience involved, particularly with the lollipop sticks and play dough, was amazing. Da iawn Dosbarth Ash - some fabulous 3D shapes ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

As an introduction to our work on 3D shapes the Year 1’s were challenged to sort various objects into their correct shapes and explore different ways to create towers that didn’t fall over.  After looking at the various 3D shapes they decided which shapes were best for stacking and worked out it was best to start with the biggest shapes at the bottom. After lots of ‘toppling towers’ they worked collaboratively to stop them falling over. Da iawn Blwyddyn un! ๐Ÿ‘

Today Dosbarth Ash were learning about how animals in the polar regions stay warm in the freezing cold water๐Ÿฅถ.
They carried out an experiment to see how a special layer of fat called ‘blubber’ helps to keep these animals warm. The children placed their bare hand in freezing water and timed how long they could keep it there. Then they put their hand inside a bag, which was inside another bag filled with lard. The lard acted like blubber and kept the children’s hands warm while in the freezing water.
Watch the videos of Finley to see his reactions to both experiences ๐Ÿ˜Š

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As well as exploring the frost today Dosbarth Ash also made their own snow โ„๏ธto make a snowman โ›„๏ธ. The children worked in pairs to make their ‘snow’ from cornflower and conditioner. They described the changes that took place from light and powdery, to slimy and sticky and finally to soft and squishy. They then worked together to decide on the finishing touches their snowmen required.  โ›„๏ธโ›„๏ธ
And as a bonus ...... they won’t have melted by the morning. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Gwaith gwych!

Dosbarth Ash made the most of the cold, frosty morning today to get out and explore the frost. โ„๏ธ Roedd yn rhewi. ๐Ÿฅถ
The children had great fun touching it, hearing it crunch under their feet, writing their names in it and seeing the beauty it created. 
They were glad to get back in the warm after and thought about interesting words to describe the frost they saw. Arddderchog!

Today while talking about how we keep warm we started talking about gloves ๐Ÿงค๐Ÿงคand how they protect our hands from the cold. We then looked at a variety of different types of gloves and found out what material they were made from and how they were used to protect our hands from different things. Lots of good discussion and sensible ideas. ๐Ÿ‘

Dosbarth Ash loved their beautiful ice decorations they created yesterday. They used great vocabulary and descriptions to describe how they looked and felt before hanging them on the nursery yard. Throughout the day they went back to check on them and noticed the changes taking place until by this afternoon they were left with simply the string and their winter treasures they’d collected. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Dosbarth Ash were very excited and surprised ๐Ÿ˜ฒtoday when they saw a video of some penguins ๐Ÿง in our classroom over the weekend. They are keen to learn more about them in our new topic “Let’s Explore Hot and Cold”. They also wrapped up warm to go outside ๐Ÿฅถ and explore the cold today and started by finding some winter treasures which they could use to create pretty ice decorations. They are in the freezer tonight ready for us to explore tomorrow.

Welcome to Dosbarth Ash Yr 1/2

 

Autumn Term 2021

A start of another year and we really hope this will be less disruptive to the last two!

Mrs Wood and I are delighted to be joined by Miss Akers for some of our sessions this year and are very pleased to welcome back children that we have taught in previous years.

After just the first week we can see huge differences in them all, they have matured and developed into fantastic little learners and we are excited to see this develop even more over the coming year.

 

To start the year the whole school has been given the Topic ‘This is me!’ which will give us the chance to look at ‘what makes me a me’ as well as appreciate what makes us different from our friends.  The children came up with a few ideas of where they’d like to go with this topic but the first thing they came up with was ‘names’ so we are going to use this as a starting point. Their first job was to ask at home why they were given the name they have and we will also find out the meaning of their names too.

 

Please keep working on their flashcards at home as we will be trying hard to develop their fluency and confidence in reading and knowing their flashcards is a big help when working on this.

 

If you have any questions during the year please don’t hesitate to contact me on mrsjames@llwyncrwn.co.uk.

 

Thanks for all your support and let’s hope for a great year.

Mrs James ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐ŸŽ…๐ŸผLast few Christmas photos from this week.๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ
The children enjoyed making ๐ŸฆŒreindeer hot chocolate โ˜•๏ธand are getting experts at making their own salt dough to create their ๐ŸŒฒtree decorations. We hope they’ll look back on them in a few years time and say “Remember when I made this when I was in Dosbarth Ash.” ๐Ÿ’•

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„Lots of fun and laughter in our Class Party today.๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰
The children enjoyed eating their food while listening to Christmas music. Then they had fun playing games and dancing before drawing our Christmas raffle and bringing home all their Christmas creations.
Not long now ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Dosbarth Ash enjoyed taking part in the Reindeer run.๐ŸฆŒ
They completed their laps as required but are their noses red from the cold or because they wanted to be like the greatest reindeer of all ‘Rudolph’. 

 

Today Dosbarth Ash followed a step by step drawing lesson to create a snowman. โ›„๏ธThe children followed the instructions carefully and all created their own snowmen showing that although they all had the same instructions each snowman turned out unique just like them.
Look at their amazing finished drawings. Gwaith gwych! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

The big man himself ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผtook time out of his busy schedule to call to Llwyncrwn this afternoon. 
The children in Dosbarth Ash were very excited to see him and have a quick chat. Let’s hope he’s added their names to his nice list ๐Ÿฅฐx

Dosbarth Ash have been talking about paying compliments to other people. ๐Ÿ˜
I challenged them to make a wall of compliments with one for each letter of the alphabet. The children came up with lots of great words and we learnt some new positive words to fill some of the gaps. It’s nice to be nice โค๏ธ.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ1st of December ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„and Christmas starts with Dosbarth Ash working together to create large bottle top Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ trees.
Excellent team work Dosbarth Ash and fabulous creations ๐Ÿ˜

Lots of practical and online maths learning in Dosbarth Ash last week. 
Gwaith da ๐Ÿ‘

Dosbarth Ash had a treat today when some of the Criw Cymraeg came over to teach them some Welsh games on the iPad. The Criw were ‘da iawn’ explaining what to do and Dosbarth Ash were ‘ardderchog’ playing them.
Gwych ๐Ÿ‘

Dosbarth Ash have looked at their own homes and the types of houses they live in so today we decided to take a look at what sort of houses are in Beddau. The children had a list of things they needed to tick off their list on our village walk and they did a great job of spotting them all .......... except one - we failed to find a phone box in Beddau! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Dosbarth Ash are becoming experts at making their own salt dough now so this week they used this new skill to make their own Pudsey Bears. They painted and decorated them carefully and we think they turned out just great. Gwaith da iawn ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

As part of Anti-Bullying week Dosbarth Ash have been paying compliments to their friends.  Look at the lovely things they have said about their friends ๐Ÿ’•. 
Gwaith bendegedig pawb ๐Ÿ‘

The theme for Anti-Bullying week is ‘One Kind Word.’
Dosbarth Ash listened to the theme song and decided that “All it takes is one kind word,” and here are their choices. ๐Ÿ’•x

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Dosbarth Ash learnt the importance of using kind words as they found out bullying is not just about physical harm, cruel words can hurt too although we might not show it on the outside the hurt is there on the inside. 
Mrs James brought two similar apples ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽto class and told the children to be kind and gentle to one apple and say nice things about it as they passed it around the circle wrapped up carefully to protect it. โค๏ธ
With the second apple the children had to be mean and say nasty things and give it a ‘poke’ as they passed it around. (They found this hard to do at first). ๐Ÿคฌ
Afterwards we talked about how the apples still looked the same on the outside and you couldn’t tell which one we’d been mean to. Then we cut them open to find the one we’d been nasty to was all bruised under the skin but the one we’d been nice to looking juicy and crunchy. We realised that although we might not have been able to see any differences, on the inside the apple was battered and bruised and the damage had been done and couldn’t be taken back. 
We decided it’s important to think carefully of the words we use and ‘All it takes is one kind word ๐Ÿ’•.

To start Anti-Bullying week we compared how we were the same and how we were different from our friends. We completed a venn diagram with a partner to see how our likes compared and of course we compared our fabulous odd socks! ๐Ÿ˜

Happy World Kindness Day from Dosbarth Ash

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Dosbarth Ash talked about Kindness and how important it is to be kind to people. They talked about how it made them feel as well as the person they were being kind to. They then chose a person to write a kind note to and completed the sentences using the iPads. These notes were then put into envelopes to leave out for a special person the following day. We hope they put a smile on their faces when they read them.

Mrs James also sneakily put a note in Mrs Wood’s bag to find when she got home ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dosbarth Ash Remember! 
Dosbarth Ash have painted and written significant words on stones to create a stone poppy which they laid in the peace garden today to celebrate Remembrance Day. They also wrote a short poem about poppies in their books and learnt it off by heart which they recited together after creating their stone poppy.
Gwaith da pawb!

The Little Poppy

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Dosbarth Ash also made poppies by mixing different shades of red, painting coffee filters, cutting them into petals which they swapped with their friends to get a mix of colours and then rearranging back into a poppy shape.
How beautiful do they look โค๏ธ

Whilst learning about Diwali Dosbarth Ash made their own Diva lamps. First they made their own salt dough, then they rolled out and created their lamp to fit their candle in and finally they decorated them. Tomorrow we will light their candles to show how beautiful they are and to finish our work on Diwali - the Festival of Lights.

Our Diwali Dance

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Continuing with our work on Diwali, Dosbarth Ash used the natural resources they collected to create beautiful Rangoli patterns. They worked co-operatively and took great pride in their finished designs. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Gwaith da iawn! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Dosbarth Ash put their wellies on to explore the school grounds looking for signs of autumn ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚.
They also collected some natural materials ready for tomorrow’s lesson on making Rangoli patterns for our Diwali topic ๐Ÿ˜

As part of our Diwali topic Dosbarth Ash made some traditional Barfi sweets. We hope they tasted delicious ๐Ÿ˜

This week Dosbarth Ash are learning about the festival of Diwali. Today we signed up to a live event called “Celebrate The Best Diwali Ever” with the author and illustrator of the book of the same name, Sonali Shah and Chaaya Prabhat. The children enjoyed listening to the author read her book and the illustrator took them through step by step instructions of how to draw Rangoli patterns just like in the book.
This afternoon they also started to learn a Diwali dance which we will share with you later in the week - once they’ve had a bit more practice ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŽจDosbarth Ash have been learning about the artist ๐ŸŽจ 
                               Romero Britto.
They have spent lots of time finding out about Romero, designing patterns, looking at pieces of his work on the computer to find their favourites and designing their own initial in his style using patterns, and bright and bold colours. 
How fabulous does our art gallery look! 
Ardderchog Dosbarth Ash ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟThe Criw Cymraeg came over from the juniors today to help Dosbarth Ash learn some Welsh songs and play some Welsh games for Diwrnod Shwmae.๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ
They did a fantastic job teaching the younger children, and Dosbarth Ash showed what great listeners they can be.
Bendegedig! ๐Ÿ˜

Canu yn Cymraeg ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

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Today was all about babies. We talked about how we have changed since we were babies, what we could or couldn’t do, what we needed and how we looked. Then we had fun trying to recognise the babies, some were easy to tell, some knew themselves and some didn’t have any idea if it was them or not ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ.  By a process of elimination we eventually matched the children to their baby photos ๐Ÿฅฐ

Names

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We learnt a poem about names and then told each other how we got our own names.

Today we had fun using our voices and facial expressions. First we played a game where we were blindfolded and a child was chosen to say a sentence while the rest listened carefully and guessed who it was.
Then we used the sentence ‘Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall’ and said this sentence over and over again in different voices - listen to our video and see if you can spot us saying it like we are 
* telling a secret ๐Ÿคซ
* in a hurry ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ
* excited ๐Ÿคฉ
* angry ๐Ÿ˜ก 
* talking to a baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ 
* shocked ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 
* telling someone off ๐Ÿ˜ค
* like a superhero ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™€๏ธ

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We’ve started using 10 frames in our question of the day which is a quicker and easier way to work out how many ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers we have each day.  It also helps us recognise numbers quickly and see how numbers can be made. ๐Ÿ˜Š

The Year 2 children had an interesting talk about fire safety from some firefighters who visited the school.
They listened carefully, asked sensible questions and learnt lots of important things. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Huge well done to our first โญ๏ธ‘Seren yr wythnos’ โญ๏ธLilly-Mae who received her certificate and sticker off Mrs Charles.

Da iawn Lilly-Mae!

Dosbarth Ash went apple picking today to get some apples to try some printing techniques to create a carrot and apple printed autumn tree. It wasn’t as easy as it looked and it turned out messier than planned - but lots of fun all the same ๐Ÿ˜Š

Dosbarth Ash were challenged to think of as many parts of the body as they could and label them on their friends. They started by labelling the obvious parts but then started to really think and came up with lots of extra parts by looking closely at themselves and their friends. Da iawn Dosbarth Ash!

Parts of the body

 

Today it was all about our names! ๐Ÿ˜
The children learnt to write their names in bubble writing, then they chose the correct number of squares for one square for each letter in their name and did a tally chart of how many letters were in each child’s names and finally they looked at the individual letters in each child’s name and sorted them to find out which letter was the most popular of all - the results showed the letter ‘a’ appears in all their names 14 times. They will use their findings to make some bar graphs in their maths lessons.

They finished off by telling their friends how they got their names.  There were some interesting reasons there ....... more to follow ๐Ÿ˜ƒx

Finding out about people by looking for clues

Welcome to Reception!

Croeso i derbyn!

 

 

Summer Term 2021

How on earth is it our last term already? It feels like only yesterday we were starting our journey together and we are now nearing the end of your time in Reception. At least we are back in school for my favourite term - the Summer Term.

 

I love the summer term, as hopefully the weather will be better so we can spend lots of time outdoors and you all start to amaze me with how grown up and clever you have become. Plus I love our topic this term - life on the farm and the fabulous stories by Julia Donaldson based on the What the Ladybird Heard series.

 

I hope you enjoy your last term in Reception and we make lots more wonderful memories along the way. 

Let’s have lots of fun and learning this term

Mrs James ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

To end our farm topic we had a fabulous farm day. The children dressed up as farmers and had fun ‘shearing the sheep’ ๐Ÿ‘, ‘milking the cow’ ๐Ÿ„, taking care of the eggs ๐Ÿ” and pinning the tail on the pig ๐Ÿท. What a great end to the year! ๐Ÿ˜

Farm Day 2021

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นINTERNATIONAL WEEK 2021๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

What a busy week learning all about Italy.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Dosbarth Ash have learned where Italy and Wales are on a map, drawn and compared the two flags, made flag or pizza hats, talked about food Italy is famous for and then tasted different flavours of ‘gelato’ and chose their favourites to make and interpret a pictogram. 

They have also learned some key words and phrases and how to count to 10.

To end the week they came dressed in Italian colours or themes and were challenged to create two famous Italian landmarks out of large boxes - The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Roman Colosseum. 

International Week 2021 - Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น