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Week beg - 14.02.22

 

For our last week of half term we have been exploring old and new toys. Some of the fact we have found out may make you feel a little old and also bring back great childhood memories!

 

In Maths and Numeracy, we have been finding out about ‘weight’. We have thought about when we use weights at home, and have discovered lots of us use scales when we make coffee or bake cakes. In school we have weighed lots of toys and talked a lot about ‘heavy’, ‘light’ and ‘balanced’.

 

Our language focus has been all about describing old toys and toys when we were babies. We have also found out that toys like Lego and marbles have been around for quite a long time. When we looked at the materials toys have been made of and what they are made of now, it was a bit of a surprise. A lot of our toys now need batteries or electricity and are made of plastic. The older toys were made of wood, cloth or metal and needed to be pushed, pulled or some of them needed a key. The letter we have learnt this week is ‘l / L’, quite an easy one to write and a long list of lovely words like ‘love’, ‘lady’, ‘ladybird’ and ‘laugh’.

 

In PE we have been practising our gymnastic skills in the hall. Maybe we will be able to show you at home and practice over half term?

 

And to think it will be March when we all get back to school. We start next half term on a very important day, St. David’s Day. Please feel free to come to school dressed up in Welsh costume or colours of our amazing flag.

 

We hope you all have a lovely week and thank you for all your support, from the

Children of Class 1 and 2, Mrs Price, Miss C, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Pritchard.

Week beg: 07.02.22

 

We have been celebrating all things ‘Bears’ this week. Thank you for helping your child choose a bear to bring into school. We are very happy to report all bears have been very well behaved and helped us all with our busy jobs this week.

 

In Maths and Numeracy, we have been using capacity. The bears have been watching as we didn’t want their fur to get soggy. We have been exploring the language of ‘full, ‘half full’ and ‘empty’ and experimenting with lots of different sized containers in the water tray.

 

Our language focus has been all about describing our favourite teddy bear. We have cuddled our bears to check for softness, discussed their colour, size and what makes them special to us. We have also been getting ready for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic. This has been done quietly so the bears did not suspect a celebration, so we have written invitations, made lists of the things we need for the party and designed some decorations.

 

Our focus for phonics and handwriting has been the letter ‘e, E’. We have made very long lists of words beginning with ‘e’, including ‘exclamation mark’ and ‘exit’. This letter can be a tricky one to write but as long as we start in the middle, we have been very successful!

In PE we have played games in the hall and explored our school grounds as part of our outdoor learning.

 

And so, to next week and our last week of looking at toys. We have decided to go back in time to see how things have changed. We will be investigating toys our grandparents played with and the ones we have today. I wonder if there will be some toys both generations have enjoyed? And what toys we have now would surprise people from the past?

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for all your support, from the

Children of Class 1 and 2, Mrs Price, Miss C, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Pritchard.

Week beg - 24.01.22

 

 

Another week has flown by. We have all been very busy in Classes 1 and 2 and the children would like to share with you some of the brilliant things we have been learning about.

 

In Maths and Numeracy, we have been using the coins we know in games and paying for toys in our Toy Shop. We have found out that it is best to look at the colour and size of the coins as sometimes the number is hard to find. Our challenge has been to label coins with the correct value and we all cut out the labels and put them in the right order. One of the best activities was making a ‘spoony’ character from Toy Story where we had to buy all the different parts by using the correct coins.

 

We stated off the week by reading a special story where some very special toys play games at night when their owners are asleep. We thought hard about what our toys might do when we are not looking and we came up with some brilliant ideas. Our toys had parties, went on adventures, played hide and seek. We even had some who danced to music when they asked Alexa to help them! We enjoyed this so much, we then used the ‘Chatterkids’ app, iPads and Toy Story masks to bring our own characters to life with special voices.

Our focus for phonics and handwriting has been the letter ‘b / B’. We have made very long lists of words beginning with ‘b’ and practiced writing this tricky letter.

 

We have also been thinking a lot about how we can be the best friend we can be. With all our friends in Reception, we have been thinking extra hard about what we can do to be a very good friend. As it was Saint Dwynwen’s day on Tuesday, we found out about her story and how important it is to be kind, gentle and helpful. We loved making hearts and thinking really hard about the little things we can do to brighten somebody’s day.

 

In PE we have played lots of throwing and catching games outside and in the hall. The game of ‘Botcha’ is a favourite and it’s getting harder and harder to find the winning team as our aiming is getting so accurate.

 

So, here is a little glimmer of what we have been busy doing and next weeks looks like another amazing week too. Without giving too much away, thank you to all the families who have already brought in boxes, cartons, and recycling item for Robot week. We will need quite a lot of materials, so if you could bring some more in next week, we will be able to make some incredible creations.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for all your support, from the

Children of Class 1 and 2, Mrs Price, Miss C, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Pritchard.