This week we have been thinking about Remembrance day. On Monday we had a two minute silence and Mr. Manford played "The Last Post" on the cornet. We have been writing acrostic poems and have produced a lovely display that not only shows poppies but also helps us to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have also had a debate "Should children have to go to school?" Very interesting. Our new topic is called "Locomotion" and we have started a new display, showing things we already know about the topic and things we would like to learn.
We are also learning how to divide. We have been dividing by 2. We know that if you divide by 2 and there is 1 left over that must be an odd number. We are learning an Odd and Even rhyme. You might want to practise it at home.
2 4 6 8 zero even numbers you should know.
1 3 5 7 9 these are odd all the time.
Today we had a great day at Techniquest in Wrexham. We did lots of science investigations, found out about the jungle, learned about light and dark, walked through a mirror maze and used different construction kits to build models. You can see how one boy from class has built a model of the Houses Of Parliament. The guides at Techniquest said the children listened really well and answered lots of questions. Da iawn plant, you all get 5 Dojo points.
Today we had a special visit from "Pop Project." They come to school each year to plat pop music from the past. The children sang along and danced too. The children loved it. When they came out of the hall they said it was GREAT. They loved singing "walking on sunshine."
Today we read a story called "You're Called What?" by Kes Gray and Nikki Dyson. (Thank you Gwyneth for bringing the book to school). The children loved hearing the weird and wonderful names of real creatures. The children asked if we could put the names of these animals on the whiteboard so they can use the internet to find out more about them.
Secretary bird Cockapoo Monkeyface Prickleback Pink fairy Armadillo
Blue-Footed Booby Ice Cream Cone Worm Shovelnose Guitarfish Blobfish Winkle
Bone-Eating Snot Flower Worm Tasselled Wobbegong Aha ha wasp Fried Egg Jellyfish
Today we had our Harvest Festival. Mr. Slatter came to talk to us about Harvest in Israel. We sang "Cauliflowers Fluffy" to him. The children brought in some foods to share with people in our community who do not have as much food as us. The tables in the atrium were full of food that had been donated. DIOLCH YN FAWR.
2/10/2019 It was Forest School time in Class 6 today. We went outside and warmed up by splashing in the puddles and walking in the mud. Great fun. That's what wellies are made for .
Then we did some bark rubbings and sorted things we found on the yard into natural materials and man made materials. The children were really good at this. Some of the children even found a couple of spiders to look at.
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 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. 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 Mr. Williams! If they get between 500-999 points they will get a BIG smile. If they get less than 500 points 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.
We are having a really busy week at school. The children have been reading and writing numbers within 100, writing an ending to the story of Mog and the V.E.T, learning the Welsh names for some pets and in Collective Worship we have been talking about memories from Reception and Year 1. They have also been thinking about what makes their friends special and we will be typing these next week. We have also been looking at pictures of skeletons and trying to guess what animal they belong to and been thinking about the class rules. We are also starting some Spellodrome work at school and all the children now have their log in details in the back of their reading logs. The children will be able to use these from next week.
Most of the children have brought back their Learning Logs and have covered them with some fantastic pictures, stickers and photos. Well done Class 6.