Welcome to Dosbarth Dau!
Today we had a visit from the author, Mike Church. He spoke to us about dementia and read us his book, The Elephant Who Forgot. We enjoyed listening to Mike and making forget me not flowers to help us remember to be kind and patient. We also enjoyed answering Fabio the flamingo's questions about the story we heard.
We would like to welcome Mr Santamaria who will be working in our class during the Autumn term. He is a student teacher from U.W.E. Bristol.
Here are our maths objectives for the Autumn term.
Thursday 12th September 2019
This week we have been revising the sounds ay, ai and a_e. During the autumn term we will be working through all of the set2 and set 3 speed sounds.
We have also been learning and revising number facts in maths. We have been using what we already know to extend our learning.
We have nearly sorted out everybody's reading books and spelling books so if your child hasn't brought them home yet, they are on their way! We aim to have them with you by next Tuesday.
Thursday 5th September 2019
Just a quick note to say "hello" and give you a little bit of key information about year two. There are three members of staff in our room, Mrs Clement -Taylor, Mrs Jerome and myself. One of us will always be on the door to welcome the children and be available to talk to you if you need us. It is often easier to talk before school rather than at the end of the day when we are dismissing the children.
I am currently ( until half term) taking year three swimming on a Wednesday afternoon so Miss Deakin will be covering my class until I return at 2.30. She will also be covering the class on a Thursday afternoon whilst I am on P.P.A. She will be teaching problem solving, R.E. and I.C.T
We are currently carrying out phonics and maths assessments to help us meet the needs of all of our children and plan for the next few weeks. Please bare with us. We will sort out reading books and spelling books as soon as we can.
We are working hard to learn to read and write our Read Write Inc sounds. Below this note you will find some resources that you can use at home. I hope you find them useful.
P.E. will be on a Friday. I think we have most P.E. kits in school now but if you haven't sent it in,please could you do so tomorrow. (Friday 6th Sept) or asap. Thank you!
We will shortly be starting our topic for this term. We are going to be learning about the Rugby World Cup. We have had a brief discussion about it today and I have challenged the children to find out more about the home of the Welsh team, the Principality stadium. I have asked them to find out a fact about it. They are going to tell us their fact on Monday.
We are encouraging the children to be more independent. They have all been given their own folder containing all the resources that they need during the school day. We have been very impressed by the way they have looked after their belongings and taken responsibility for keeping the classroom tidy.
The children have settled very quickly into year two and we are looking forward to having lots of fun this year! I will try to keep the website updated with photos and more information about our adventures!
Hopefully I have provided answers to any questions that you might have had. If not, please pop in and ask.
Information for Parents and Carers about the National Tests May 2018
Practice Tests - Have a go at home!