Croeso i Dosbarth 11!
Welcome to Class 11!
Mr Halfpenny - Class Teacher
Mrs Nell - PPA Teacher
Spring Term 1
Our topic this term is 'The Body'. The whole of KS2 are studying 'Life on Earth' and we are taking a fascinating look at how the body works. There are some amazing resources out there for you to share with your children. Try asking your children some questions on it.
We want children to be independent learners, critical thinkers and leaders of their own choices. Missions are pupil led tasks that teach children to manage their time effectively and allow for them to work creatively without limits. Usually (but not always) based around the topic of the term, your child will take on cross curricular tasks that will challenge their ability to problem solve independently.
It is so important that by Year 5 the children are more confident with their times tables. They are used daily in some way or other and your child will benefit greatly if they are encouraged to practice them regularly so they have a quick recall of facts. This can be done through writing them down, chanting them or playing games! There are lots of great games online that your child could benefit from. One of my favourites is Hit the Button created by Top Marks.
Try it for yourself!
If you want to help your child with their multiplication and division, try out these YouTube videos :
Dividing : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq2UXvSMWfs
Short multiplication : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO8rJRBZzAQ
We use Welsh as part of all our lessons and throughout the day, not just in Welsh lessons. The children love playing a range of games during the daily 'Helpwr Heddiw' sessions.
This term our topic is 'Teledu' and we will be consolidating lots of the sentence patterns and vocabulary we've learnt previously. Some of these include:
Dw i'n hoffi … I like...
Dw i'n mwynhau … I enjoy...
Dw i ddim yn hoffi … I don't like...
Dw i'n dwlu ar … I love
Yn fy marn i... In my opinion...
All children have a school email address and a Hwb account. It would be fantastic if they do any extra work at home, they could then email it to my account and we can share what they've done.
Snack is £1 in the juniors. For that your child will receive snack every day.
It is so important that your child wears their school uniform to school every day. It has a number of benefits, such as your child feeling a part of the school community. We have a reward system in school called the VIP of the week (Very Important Pupil) Every class has a new VIP each week and they have earned the right to wear their own clothes to school and sit on the bench during assembly. It is a special week for that child and it is clear for the adults and visitors to the school to see who has been working hard. So, if your child is wearing non-uniform and they are not VIP, it will take away the special reward that the VIP has earned for that week.
P.E. is on Thursdays. Please ensure your child brings a PE kit in school so they are able to participate safely. As the weather is changing please make sure your child's PE clothes are suitable to keep them warm if we are working outside.
We will give out homework at the start of the half term and it will also be on the website. There are a range of tasks and enough for one per week. These can be done at any point during the half term and your child will be given dojo points as a reward for any homework that is completed. The tasks could be done on paper, printed out or emailed. There is a copy of the homework tasks at the top of this page if you have lost your sheet. Spellings will be sent out each half term too. There will be no tests in school, however we would expect to see the correct spellings being used in the children's work in their books.
Please bring reading books every day! There aren't set days when each child reads, but we try to read as often as possible, so by making sure book bags are in school, your child won't miss any opportunities. Our reading rota is on a cycle of individual reading one week and then group guided reading the week after.
As a class book this term we are jumping into Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. If you have a copy at home and would like your child to read along, that would be great!
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