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Summer Term 2021
Welcome to our Summer Term! We have had a really great first week back and have settled into the school routine very well.
Our Topic for this term is
Would you like to be a Roman?
and follows on very nicely from our Spring Term work.
The children have thought of some great questions to explore - such as 'Did the Romans have hospitals?' 'What were their houses like?' 'What food did they eat?' These should certainly help them to decide!
We have also decided to embark on a small gardening project! We are going to try to restore our Peace Garden and create a Garden for the Roman Gods. Sadly, this area has suffered due to the restrictions of the last year. This project ties in nicely with celebrating our Outdoor Learning Week beginning on April 19th.
We are also fortunate to be taking part in a block of Virtual Street Dance lessons.
We are looking forward to a GREAT Summer Term - and hope that the weather behaves!
Happy Easter holidays everyone! We have had a great fortnight back in school - was it only two weeks?? Everybody has got back into the school routine very well. Unfortunately, we could not follow the usual Llwyncrwn tradition this year of bringing in decorated eggs for Easter and Easter bonnets. However, we had great fun doing these in class. Mr Morgan judged our handwriting and Easter egg decoration. Here are our winners -
RED NOSE DAY 2021
We still had some red noses in class even though we weren't allowed to bring any into school! We had a great, fun day remembering to share a smile! The children enjoyed hearing 'Ethan's story' in the Red Nose Day assembly and were interested to hear how the money that is raised, helps other people.
This lovely class always make me smile ... but I didn't know we had so many comedians! Those who wanted to, told a joke for RND!
First Week of March
A normally very busy week of special activities in school had to become a busy week at home this year. We still managed to celebrate Saint David's Day 'remotely' - watching a fantastic film, reading texts, completing Welsh symmetry pictures and colouring some Welsh themed pictures. We have some budding bakers here who helped to make Welsh Cakes at home. For World Book Day we listened to an Oxford Reading Tree story - A Roman Adventure, and then designed a new book cover for it.
SPRING TERM 2021
GIGANTIC JOURNEYS - BACK TO THE ROMANS
We have been learning about the people who lived in Great Britain at the time of the Roman invasion - the Celts. We have been finding out how they lived and what their homes were like! Have a look at these amazing ROUNDHOUSES that the children have created! Let's hope we can put them all together very soon and build our very own HILLFORT. Well done!
Welcome to our exciting new topic - Gigantic Journeys - Back to the Romans!
These are pictures of Time Machines! Do you think it is possible to travel through time? Or are there other ways to find out about the past? We are going to find out this term. Check out our Google Classroom for an activity based on these pictures.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy New Year to you and your families. Let's all hope for a great 2021. Online learning will be provided from Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th January. Please remember to check Google classroom. I hope you have all managed to stay safe and well and to have a good holiday. I look forward to hearing all about it - hopefully very soon. For now, I send you my best wishes. Mrs G
Merry Christmas to you and
I would like to end this unusual Autumn Term by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and more importantly a safe one! Please scroll down our page and look at the photos of all the wonderful things we have been doing throughout the term! Have a Happy Holiday
See you all in what I hope will be a great new year.
Best Wishes to you all
Mrs G X
THE FINAL DAY OF A VERY STRANGE TERM
...and then Dosbarth Elder shrunk to just 11! We had a lovely last day together though. Thank you to these lovely children for helping to clean and tidy our class and get it all ready for what we all hope will be a wonderful new year. They persuaded me to watch The Grinch - first time for everything! - after a fun game of musical chairs.
CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE OF
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Click the following link to go to our performance.
Sounds like a busy day? It has been! We've had a great day of Christmas Fun! Check the School Video page on Monday for our fantastic rendition of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS ... ???
I'm sure we're all thinking of the same thing!
We all enjoyed dancing to 'All I want for Christmas is You' and lots of other Christmas songs on Friday because someone was so busy 'crafting' that they totally forgot about PE!
SO GOOD TO BE BACK!
I returned to Dosbarth Elder on Friday 27th November and gave the children a real life problem to solve. They wrote their names on paper, put it in my box and two by two had 90 seconds on the Big Maths count down to work together to assemble our Christmas Tree and decorate it! They had great fun working out what goes where, correcting some errors and then decorating the assembled tree. It is now awaiting an official 'switch on' by Miss Akers!
We began the week by starting the Oxford Reading Tree Treetops story - The Anti-bullying Machine. Our class also watched the Anti-bullying video. The main message that we have taken this week is - to always talk to someone. Don't suffer in silence. The children then worked with a partner to begin creating Anti-bullying Posters.
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE OF STATIONERY HAMPERS
Raffle tickets have now gone home for the Prize Draw of these two fantastic stationery hampers.
Stars of the Week
I am delighted that these two very hard workers have received Star of the Week awards. Well done!
CHILDREN IN NEED 2020
Thank you everyone for supporting Children in Need 2020! We had a really good, fun day. The Junior Hall was the scene for some fantastic dancing ALL DAY. I am reliably informed that the correct term would be 'throwing some great shapes!' Such good fun!
I may be showing my age, but my particular favourite was Rasputin by Boney M!!!
Here are some great photos of
'LEST WE FORGET'
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020
Today we placed our Poppy Pebbles around our standing poppies at the front of our school building. We talked about what they represent and paused for the two minute silence whilst outside. Everybody was very quiet and reflective. Well done everyone.
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
Outdoor Education Day
Thankfully, someone remembered to book a beautiful Autumn day of weather - chilly though!
Our class had 3 challenges - to find natural materials to create a picture of their initials, try to find the biggest leaf - estimate its length and width, then measure to check and collect leaves to decorate their recount of The Hodgeheg for our wall.
They had great fun exploring the grounds and we now have lots of twigs and leaves drying out in the classroom.
More Outdoor Learning in the afternoon with Mr Morgan
Sadly our class only had one full day of dedicated 'Wellbeing' activities carried out in school before half-term. However, the children had a great time creating 'happiness capes' which they are now able to take home. Hopefully, they can look at these if they are feeling a little bit sad or anxious and remember all the amazing things that their friends said about them!
We spent a very successful half hour searching out 2D shapes all around the school building and grounds. It was a beautiful Autumn morning - but rather chilly! We were very excited to find an Octagon. Have a look around and see what shapes you can see? They're everywhere - when you LOOK for them!
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!
Real PE at home – online learning resources
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There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home: The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
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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!