Welcome to Class 5
Just a few little reminders -
P.E Days - We have P.E on a Tuesday and a Friday, please make sure P.E kits come into school on a Monday and then they will go home on a Friday. If any trainers or P.E kits are needed during the week then please feel free to pop in for them or remind your child to bring them home.
If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure they are removed on PE days.
Reading books - Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday, please aim to read with your child every night. Remember, now we are in Year 2 there is a lot more emphasis on comprehension, therefore, your child may be asked to read their book more than once. We will start to send reading books home on Monday 9th September. Please ensure reading books/diaries are in school every day as we hear your child read at different points during the week.
Homework - We will continue our Learning Logs in year two and they will be sent home on a Friday each week and need to be returned on a Thursday.
Daily reading is expected and also Spellodrome. In regard to Spellodrome, if your child gets 1000+ points in a week then they will be awarded a DoJo and a MASSIVE smile from Mrs Marten! If they get between 500-999 points they will get a BIG smile. If they get less than 500 DoJos then unfortunately they will lose a DoJo! We are currently setting up the new Spellodrome classes so don't worry, your child cannot complete it just yet!
Forest Schools - Fortnightly - please see school website for timetable, our first session is on Wednesday 18th September! Children can come to school in forest school clothes, please send your child's uniform into school that day in a bag! Please remember a clean pair of shoes too!
As in year 1, the children will have a 'continuous snack' time, this means that they can have their snack during any part of the morning when they would like it. Unless your child has paid to have school fruit this half term, please send them into school each day with a piece of fruit to eat for their snack.. Please label all snack containers.
Water bottles - Children will need a water bottle to have in their classrooms, please make sure it has their name on. We will fill them with fresh water each morning and send them home on a Friday. Please return bottles to school the following Monday.
Hot days - please ensure your child is sent to school wearing suncream and that they bring in a hat with their name on! Likewise on colder days a warm coat and hat is recommended!
Clothing - Please could you ensure all clothes are labelled clearly.
This year at Ewloe Green, we are trialling a new cursive handwriting scheme. The document below shows the formation animals we will be using and rhymes that we will use to assist the children to learn and remember the correct letter formation. We will be teaching the children a letter a week in the order of the letters on the document. This half term we will begin by working through the 'ladder' family.
Thank you for all your continued support! Please remember to ring, email or catch me at the door with any concern/comment no matter how big or small.
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Week beginning 16th September
We have been super super busy this week! Spellodrome is now ready to rock and roll. Remember as part of your homework you must get 500 points each week - Mrs Marten will check the points on a Monday morning! If you get 1000 points or more you will be awarded with a dojo! Mrs Marten will monitor progress carefully over the next few weeks so may make them trickier if you find them easy!!!
This week we have been focusing on data in maths and have been creating bar, tally and carroll charts/diagrams based on pets. We have also been looking at colours and recapping numbers in French.
In Welsh we have been thinking about the pets we like and dislike.
In literacy we have been reading all about how to care for hamsters and have been answering tricky questions about what we have read. We have also been focusing on nouns and adjectives and been describing animals too! This week we are forming the 't' carefully.
We have been looking at the creation story and have been thinking about how we can make our World more sustainable. We have also been creating our own animals which may help the World we live in.
In P.E we have been rolling balls between two lines and also to a target, developing our numeracy work when adding scores.
On Friday we are having the 'Dog's Trust' visit is so have been thinking about the questions we could ask them. Perhaps check out their website below...
Star of the week - 13th September
Congratulations Harri! This week Harri is our star of the week. Harri has worked consistently hard since his first day in year two and has really impressed his teachers! Harri has been really pushing himself in all areas of learning, especially in Welsh and with his handwriting! He has the most amazing manners and has shown such lovely kindness to all around him! Bendigedig Harri, we are so proud to have you as part of our class.
Week beginning 9th September 2019 - no forest schools this week
This week we are really getting to grips with our work on ‘All things Great and Small’. We are really enjoying exploring animal skeletons and using our problem solving skills to solve which skeleton belongs to which animal.
We have continued to think about the rights of both children and adults in our school environment and have created rules posters to ensure that our school is a happy and safe place. We have also been thinking about why we are special and reasons why our friends are too, also completing some fabulous self portraits.
We have explored alphabetical order, matching letter sounds to names.
In maths we have been reading and writing numbers to 100 and we have also ordered numbers up to 100.
In literacy we have been reading and listening to the story ‘Mog and the V.E.T, thinking about different possible endings to the story. We are beginning to explore Spellodrome in school this week and from Monday we will ask you to complete it as part of your homework too.
In Welsh children have been reading Welsh animal names and matching them to pictures.
In French we are learning our numbers to 10 and in Welsh we are learning the days of the week and also recapping dw i n hoffi.
Star of the week - 6th September
Today our first year two star of the week is Riya! Riya is always such a kind friend and is always so helpful. This week she has really sparkled as she has listened very well at all times and followed instructions so well! She has given 100% in absolutely everything. Thank you and congratulations Riya!
Week beginning 2nd September 2019
Welcome to class 5. Mrs Marten has really been looking forward to calling you 'her class' and finally she can!
This week we are enjoying getting to know each other and have enjoyed sharing our summer stories together! We have been busy writing our holiday news too, remembering full stops, careful spellings and finger spaces. Mrs Marten has also really enjoyed listening to you read and is so proud that you all know your letter sounds so well!
We have talked about our topic this term 'All creatures great and small' with a focus on pets! We have shared our pet stories and have started to describe pets using adjectives. We have thought about what we already know about pets and also thought about some of the things we want to learn!
In maths we have been exploring the numbers on a number square and have been thinking about the numbers which are 1 more/less and 10 more/less!
Mrs Marten is delighted to see the children forming 'i' so nicely in all areas of learning this week, especially in their Welsh writing!