Please find below information on our class routines
Please ensure that all uniform is clearly displayed with your child’s name. Missing uniform can be found in the lost property box.
PE kits are to be brought in on Monday and taken home on Friday.
Water bottles are kept in a box in the classroom and children may drink throughout the day. This is in addition to any drink’s bottle included with a packed lunch. Please ensure this water bottle is clear and contains only water and their name is clearly marked. Water bottles can be purchased from the office.
Home on Friday and return to school the following Tuesday
Big Write on Friday, discuss at home on Thursday evening what you will be writing about the next day.
Information for Parents
We have provided a list of links which will help you support your child at home.
BBC Bitesize has been updated and has many new games and Curriculum led activities.
Our Topic – Water
During the first half of the Autumn term, our topic will be Water. We will be revisiting the Water Cycle in Science and considering the effect of flooding in Britain and around the world. This will be studied in conjunction with a discussion on Global Warming. We will also undertake a study of major rivers around the world, with a focus on the Amazon – where we will look at animals and life within the rainforest. Our topic will take us on a visit to Cilfynydd Water Treatment Works, a tour of the bay on the Aquabus and a visit to the Museum of Wales, where we will look at how water is depicted in art. Our focus in art will be on Monet and how he paints water.
To enhance this aspect of the topic our class reading book will be Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
In Literacy, we will be focusing on biographies and auto-biographies which includes work on Roald Dahl and The Great Mouse Plot.
Pupils will be given words to learn weekly in school. These words will be based on familiar word patterns as well as the high frequency words all pupils need to learn before leaving primary school. Pupils who can spell these words will be given more difficult and challenging words which will help to stretch their vocabulary.
All pupils from Year 1 up will take part in daily guided reading sessions which are designed to develop all pupils reading skills. Pupils will be grouped to ensure they are all reading a challenging text.
The children will continue with the BIG MATHS programme this year. The weekly CLIC tests will continue in each year group and the children will benefit greatly if you support them by practising for these at home. This programme will mainly be supported with resources from the ABACUS maths scheme.