Croeso i Dosbarth 8
Welcome to Class 8
Class Teacher - Mr Murphy
Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs Radford
Thank you for visiting Class 8's web page! Here you'll find some information about our class.
Our topic is 'The Rainforest'.
Reading books and Guided group reading
Children will take part in weekly guided group reading sessions in class. The children will also read their own individual books. At the moment the children are not bringing home book bags. However, we still need your help in encouraging the children to read at home.
Top tips to support your child's reading
- Tell each other stories.
- Chat about the things that you have read.
- Talk about pictures in books.
- Share stories even when you don’t have a book in front of you. Why not re-tell your favourite stories?
- Bedtime is the perfect time to read together. It helps create a routine and can make going to bed something your child looks forward to.
Ask questions when you are reading together. For example:
- What do you see on this page?
- How do you think the characters feel?
- What do you think is going to happen next?
When you have finished, talk about how your child feels about the book:
- What did they like?
- What didn’t they like?
- What can they remember about what happened?
- Who was their favourite character? Why?
- Link the story to their own experiences.
- Can they remember when they did something similar? Most importantly, have fun!
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The children will be given weekly homework which can be found on the class dojo site/app. The children can sign into their account using the QR Codes provided and access the activities to complete online. There is no need to bring any paper based homework into school. If the children do complete homework on paper, then they can take a picture of the work and again post it online using Class Dojo. The children will receive dojo points for any work they complete.
Due to the current circumstances we are continuing with PE in school (weather permitting). However we are not requiring the children to bring in any PE kit, as a way of limiting the amount the things being brought to and from home and school.
We have also been doing 15 minutes of daily fitness activities covering a range of exercises to improve cardio fitness, flexibility, strength, balance and more. Ask your child for a demo and start your fitness journey with them!
Again as a result of the current situation we are not able to provide any snack options for the children, so we ask that you provide your child with a healthy snack for their break time even if they are have school dinners as it is not being provided for them at snack time.
Children are allowed to bring in a small bottle of water for use in school. Only Water is allowed as a healthy option.
In KS2 we use Dojo points as rewards and at the end of the week the dojo point champion is awarded a certificate. We also have a helpwr Heddiw certificate for children who are speaking Welsh and a VIP who is chosen at the end of the week. The VIP is able to wear their own clothes the following week.
You can follow us on Twitter @BadenPowellPS
or contact myself on Class Dojo.
Mr Murphy and Mrs Radford