Dosbarth Gwyrdd - Mr Wyatt
Welcome back and welcome to Dosbarth Gwyrdd!
Our topic for this term is “Tribe” where the class will be learning all about the “Celts” and the people who lived in Wales during the Iron Age. Children will explore who they were, how they lived, their customs and beliefs, and what happened to them. The topic will include lots of activities covering humanities, expressive arts and science and technology areas of the curriculum as well as literacy and numeracy.
In literacy lessons, we will be looking at biographies and autobiographies and attempting to write our own.
In maths lessons, we will begin with a focus on the basics – place value, addition and subtraction -as well as exploring weights and measures.
As always, thank you for your continued support,
Class Routines to be aware of:
PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon. Due to the current situation Pupils are asked to wear PE kit to school on this day to avoid having to change in class. This kit can be worn all day, there is no need for separate uniform.
Homework/How Parents can help:
Topic homework will be sent home as when I feel it appropriate and not every week, however, below is a list of activities that pupils should complete on a weekly basis:
Reading: Pupils have all been given a reading book to bring home, pupils should be reading regularly and every day if possible.
Spelling: Pupils will be given a list of spelling words each Friday in their “Home Learning” books to learn in preparation for a test the following Friday. I have asked pupils to write 10 sentences – one with each of the spelling words – and bring these in the following Friday.
Big Maths: Pupils will continue to undertake weekly Big Maths tests in class. Example tests will be sent home for pupils to practise the questions and reinforce their understanding. I am particularly keen to focus on improving the “Learn It’s” scores this term as this will help pupils with more difficult concepts.
Below you will find example tests for each CLIC
Active Learn: New activities will be added to Active Learn each week to practise the concepts that we have been working on in class.
Google Classroom: All pupils have been given a Google username and password. A “classroom” has been set up which pupils have joined. I will regularly post questions or tasks on the classroom so that pupils can get used to using the app. Classroom can be accessed from any device, either by downloading the “Google Classroom” app or by signing in to Google. A list of usernames and passwords have been stuck to the inside cover of the pupils’ Home Learning books.
Keep an eye out for photos on twitter to see what fun your child is having in school!