Happy New Year! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas. Unfortunately we can’t all be back together again in the classroom so we will be moving our learning online. We will be uploading work onto Google Classroom this time. Below is a link to a video showing you where to find the work and how to log onto Google Classroom. Don’t panic! The video guides you through the process and if anyone has forgotten their login details, please get in touch and we will provide them for you. We have decided to do this as it will be easier for you to keep in touch with us. We are here to help so please don’t worry.
To our lovely Mums and Dads!
We’d like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! After such a challenging year we’re all hoping 2021 will be kinder to us all. The children have been amazing this term! Being new into the Junior department is hard enough but they have also had to get used to new routines and challenges. They have done this brilliantly! We are both extremely impressed at how quickly they all settled and have continued to work incredibly hard. We are proud of each and every one of them!
With very best wishes,
Helen McLellan & Jon Swede
Class 7 Parents.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to you all for my lovely gift off the children which I received on Friday. I am truly touched by your very kind gesture. I shall buy something lovely with it.
I will be posting a short video soon of the activities we have been doing over the last couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy it!
Class 8 Parents
Dear parents, I would just like to say a massive thank you for the lovely cards presents and messages that have been sent. The gesture really mean a lot. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and keep safe.
Thank you again Mr Swede
Today we have looked at speech marks. Remember! Speech marks are written around the words spoken by a character.
Look at the characters on the sheets and change them from speech bubbles to sentences using speech marks.
You don't have to print out the sheet, just write the sentences into your English homework book.
Please learn the songs for our nativity. They are While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Calypso Carol and Ding Dong Merrily on High. You need to practise them so you know them without the words. You can find the music lower down.
Also, go on Readiwriter.
Your homework for the weekend is to log on to google classroom and answer the question left for you. Also please remember to colour the mask you have taken home symmetrically.
Please practise the words for our two Christmas carols. We are recording our songs on Tuesday.
English Homework: 23.11.20
In school today we have been looking at similes. Similes are used to compare a noun to something else.
Read the similes on the sheet and then write a new version.
Also, have a go on Readiwriter throughout the week. You will be tested in Friday morning.
English homework: 16.11.20
Read the poem below and then write it out in your best handwriting. Think about how each letter is formed. Try to join some of the letters ( think back to our handwriting lessons in school.) Draw a picture to go with your work.
In school this week we have had humanities week and our theme has been Remembrance.
We have completed lots of lovely work in history, geography and RE. This is the display of our work in the atrium.
Class 7 have performed an assembly all about Remembrance. You can view it on Ewloe TV in the children’s section.
Have a lovely weekend! 🙂
English Homework: 2/11/20
We will be reading ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ this half term. We would like you to find at least 8 interesting facts about owls. They could include:
types of owls, what they eat, where they live etc.
Present your work neatly in your English homework book (this will be sent into school at the end of this half term).
You can take a photograph of your work and email it to us to show us your lovely work.
CLASS 7 only
Please read your lines for our class assembly over the next few days. Your aim is to remember your lines without using your pieces of paper. I know you can do it!
Leave your lines at home - I will give you another copy to practise in school.
Half Term Homework
We've made it to the half term holiday! You have all worked so hard and coped with the new routines we've had to follow. Well done to all of you!
We are not setting homework during the holiday but we would like you to read, go on Readiwriter and TT Rockstars but most of all, have a rest and lots of fun.
English Homework: 19.10.20
Please go on Readiwriter today and complete more reading. Well done to all those who used Readiwriter last week. We had some fantastic scores!
Maths homework is in the file (scroll further down).
Please remember to bring in your English and Maths Homework books into school on Monday. We will have a look at the homework you have completed over the last few weeks.
Also remember to bring in your reading book.
Have a lovely weekend!
Hello all, this Thursday is due to be PE but as it is picture day please could we ask that all children come in their school uniforms instead of PE kit.
English homework: 12/10/20
In school today we have been using dictionaries. Your homework today is to practise the skills of looking for particular words using a dictionary.
Complete both sheets. The second sheet shows you how to set your work out.
Also, your new spelling list is on Readiwriter. Please make sure you go on it regularly throughout the week.
English homework: 5.10.20
LO: using adjectives
We have been looking at adjectives in class. Remember, they are describing words ~ they describe the noun.
There are 3 levels of worksheet for you to choose from. Choose the appropriate level
(please don't choose one that is too easy for you).
Complete the work and either write it in your homework book or print off the sheet and write on that.
We will want to see your homework books during the last week before half term so don't bring them back into school on Monday.
Amelia B can not find her cardigan. Please could you check you haven’t picked it up by mistake. If anyone has it, can you bring it into school on Monday. Thank you 🙂
Have a lovely weekend. 😃
There has been some confusion between email addresses. If you would like to email me on hwb using pupil emails it SwedeJ5@hwbcymru.net if you are trying To email my school email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope this helps
Bore da pawb!
As we cannot be in school today, I have uploaded lots of lovely work to keep you busy throughout the day. You should be able to do this with very little help from your busy mums and dads but if you don't understand something, I'm sure they will help you.
Don't forget about Readiwriter and TT Rockstars
I hope to see you all again soon!
Bore da pawb!
I'm so sorry we can't be together today. I have uploaded some work you can do today. This is what you would have done if you were in school.
Write your answers on paper remembering to do your very best handwriting and presentation.
I hope to see you very soon.
Watch the powerpoint and then complete the two pages about nouns.
Friday, 11th September
What a busy week we have had! Everyone has tried so hard and are now settling into all the routines in and around the classroom.
Homework for this weekend is:
Please bring your reading book and reading log into school on Monday. We will change your book so you have a new one to go home with on Monday afternoon.
Finally, to all our mums and dads, thank you for all your support this week as we have tried to settle the children into the junior department.
The children have been sent home with a reading book and their reading log. This is to be read throughout the week and brought back to school next Monday. They also have a Maths and English Homework book which will be kept at home until the last week of this half term. Homework will be posted on this page each week (please note there is no homework tonight). We will also post any answer sheets so they can mark it independently, with older siblings or mums and dads.
A flu letter has also been sent home (Class 8 will have them tomorrow).
It has been a busy day with lots of information to take in but we hope the children have enjoyed their first day in the juniors.
Tomorrow is PE day so the children are to come to school wearing PE kit.
Many thanks for your help with reading at home and supporting homework tasks. Let's just hope it is a more settled year.
We are very excited to be back and very excited to welcome our pupils back to school.
Below you will find information about the day to day running of the school...we hope it helps.
Pupils will be given their Reading Log on Monday, this will be brought home on that day so parents can comment or sign the days that they have listened to or witnessed their child reading at home (three times a week at least).
These logs are to be brought back into school every Monday for teachers to check on pupils reading habits and also allow pupils to write their new spellings down so they can use them at home.
Homework will follow a similar pattern to the work completed during lockdown- a distanced and pupil-led approach.
Homework books will be sent home in the first week of each half term. Homework will be set by the class teacher using the school website or Google Classroom. Work will be self assessed by pupils at home. If requested by the teacher, completed work can be emailed to them.
Homework books will be brought into school on the final week of each half term for teachers to monitor the work completed at home.
Readiwriter (previously Spellodrome)
Readiwriter is the latest update to the Spellodrome spelling program used in school. It focuses on the teaching and learning of spellings and is similar to the original Spellodrome program used by your child.
Pupils will be taught how to use the software in school, but the majority of work in Readiwriter will be completed at home.
We still expect at least 1000 points each week, please take some time to familiarise yourself with this new and exciting resource...we know the pupils will really enjoy learning their new spellings in a fun and interactive way.
Usernames and passwords will remain the same and log in details can be found in Reading Logs.
Rewards and sanctions
This year we are adopting a new reward scheme for pupils in KS2 that follows the same core principles addressed in the school policy. Pupils will be placed in ‘House Teams’ and will earn points for their house through an agreed policy with the pupils- this will focus on making the right choices and working hard in school. This will ensure a fully inclusive learning environment.
The ‘Dotty Discipline’ system will be used again. This system is designed to be fair to all pupils and encourages pupils to be independent learners. Please reiterate to your child that getting a dot should be seen as a learning experience...it is not the end of the world!!!
For clarity on the giving of these please see the back of your child's reading log.
Pupils arrive at school in their outdoor PE kits- trainers, black tracksuit bottoms, plain white T-shirt, sweatshirt.
Year 3- Tuesday and Thursday
Year 4- Monday and Wednesday
Year 5- Tuesday and Friday
Year 6- Monday and Thursday
Forest Schools information will be given at a later date.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. Please bear with us as we navigate our new routines and new ‘normal’.
See you very soon,
Mrs McLellan & Mr Swede