Welcome back! The spring half term is here already.
We are continuing with our Context for Learning: 'Disaster Zone' This project has a geogaphy focus.
The children have been very involved in deciding exactly what and how we learn this term and we hope that they are finding it a stimulating and engaging topic. Unlike in previous terms, this topic will run until Easter, allowing us plenty of time to also learn about Wales in preparation for St David's Day.
We also hope to be using the Secret Garden more in the next few months, so please keep an eye out for messages asking for suitable clothing to be brought into school.
Please remember our P.E. days are usually;
Monday : Outdoor games (weather permitting) Please ensure you bring tracksuit bottoms and a warm jumper, because the weather is still rather cold.
Wednesday: Indoor P.E. - Please ensure you have shorts or leggings for this as long joggers can cause the children to slip on the hall floor.
Please bring your P.E. kit to school every Monday, and leave it in school for the week. Please take your PE kit home on a Friday for washing. It is also a great help to remember to bring your P.E. kit in a drawstring bag rather than a large rucksack because storage space in the cloakroom is severely limited.
Please remember that it is easier if earrings are not worn on PE days, and long hair should be tied back.
Every child in the class has been given a Mathletics username and password. Mathletics can be used on a PC or tablet and I know that many of the children have been very engaged with learning Maths in this way. Keep it up!
See the link below to the TOPMARKS website - great for practising tables.
Please bring your red reading bag to school every day. Mrs Thomas usually comes in on a Tuesday to read with the children, but we may read with them at any time.
Please remember that even the most fluent readers may not, at this age, understand everything that they are reading. Reading words and understanding them are two different things and some of the children are simply too young to have had the experiences necessary to understand some vocabulary! That is why we need to be on hand to help them work out the meaning of a new word by using the context or by using a dictionary (also a great skill!). If we know which words they are discovering in their reading, we can also help them to add them to their vocabulary for speaking and writing. A win-win situation!
Spelling tests are on a Monday. Please make sure you bring your yellow homework book to school every Monday.
Click on the link below to play some spelling games which will help your child to learn their spellings in a fun way!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Don't forget that you can recycle old batteries and printer ink cartridges in school. The collection point is in the foyer (near the chairs next to the office).
Many thanks for your ongoing support.