As you can see from the above photos, the Foundation Phase had a wonderful time in Church on Wednesday afternoon. We attended the mock wedding ceremony of our beautiful bride and handsome groom. The wedding party included the best man, father of the bride, bridesmaids, pageboys and ushers. Everybody took on their role very seriously and the wedding guests excitedly watched the ceremony unfold.
Spring Term 2017 – Parent/Carer Information Sheet for Gwennol
Welcome back after the Christmas break! We hope you have all enjoyed a good Christmas Holiday!
This term we have got an exciting new topic, ‘Our Wonderful World’. We will be looking at the following stories: Sharing a Shell, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Farmer Duck, The Scarecrow’s Wedding and Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book. We will be completing follow up activities through a topic-based approach. The children will also be investigating geographical features of their locality and comparing them to two contrasting places, researching old and new toys and investigating sources of light and sound.
Maths homework will be based on work that your child will have done during the week in school and will consolidate their learning. It will be given on a Friday and will need to be completed over the weekend and handed in on a Monday. Spellings are given on a Monday. The exercises will need to be completed and the spellings learnt, ready to be tested on the Friday. You can assist your child in their learning by listening to them read for 5-10 minutes every evening. The children may also have songs and poems to learn.
Gwennol (Year 2)
Monday – Maths Homework to be handed in. Spellings to go out.
Tuesday – Home readers. Swimming
Wednesday – Maths Games
Thursday P.E – kit needed (this will be needed first week)
Friday – Spelling test. Home readers
Please could you ensure your child has a water bottle in school with them every day along with a coat and a pair of wellies, if not already in school. As we are a Healthy School, we encourage the children to bring in a piece of fruit for their morning break. It is also possible to buy bananas and apples from Sarah in the office for 30p. NB Only fresh fruit or raisins / sultanas may be eaten at break time.
Home school reading books will need to be in school every day along with the reading record.
We are always looking for volunteers to come in to both classes to listen to readers and help with activities. If you are interested then please let us know (a DBS will be needed if you are volunteering on a regular basis).
If there is anything you would like to discuss with us then please feel free to make an appointment at the office.
Miss J Morris and Mrs Emmens
Continuing with our topic ‘fantasy and fairytales’ we will be looking at the stories ‘Where the Wild Things are’ and ‘Whatever Next’ before the season of good will begins!
Monday- Maths homework to be handed in. Spellings to go out.
Tuesday – Home readers and Swimming
Thursday – P.E. kit And home readers
Friday – spelling test
Please can you ensure that your child has a water bottle in school with them everyday along with a coat and a pair of wellies, if not already in school. As we are a Healthy School, we encourage the children to bring in a piece of fruit for their morning break. It is also possible to buy bananas and apples from Sarah in the office for 30p.
Home school reading books will need to be in school everyday along with the reading record.
We are always looking for volunteers to come into class and to listen to readers and assist with activities. If you are interested then please let us know.
if there is anything you would like to discuss with us please make an appointment in the office.
Miss Morris and Mrs Emmens
Based on our work on the story ‘Whatever next?’ We are hoping to get creative and build rockets and aliens. If you have any junk materials such as cereal boxes, milk cartons etc. Please send them in with your child.
Spring Term 2016
Welcome to the Spring Term in Gwennol
This term our topic is Out and About.
We shall also be learning about Santes Dynwen, St Davids Day, Chinese New Year, Spring, World Book Day and Easter.
This year we will be using the website to share messages. If you are unable to access the internet please let us know as we will then write messages in the home reader diary.
Important things to remember:
Please label all of your child’s clothes – uniform, coats, PE kits, water bottles, book bags and wellies.
Every Day: Home reader books and spelling books
Tuesday: Swimming kit
Thursday: PE kit
Friday: Reading with parents before registration at 8.50am, spelling test
Resourced Based Specialist Centre
Working together for your child.
To help your child progress please make sure his/her reading book and yellow reading record is in his/her bag everyday for school. Read 4 times a week at home if possible and sign the book. This helps the word or number targets stay in his/her mind.
When we work together we make progress more quickly.
Diolch J Phillips
We hope to walk and visit places around Knighton. If you are able to accompany us please let us know.
If you are able to help us by going in the swimming pool or with reading please let us know.
If you have any concerns about any matter please talk to a member of staff or phone the school office. We are always happy to help.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Blower, Mrs Emmens
Welcome to Autumn term 2015 in Gwennol / Mrs Blower
Our topic this term is ‘teganau’ (toys)
In Design and Technology we will be learning about puppets and designing and making hand puppets from felt. If you have any puppets at home that we could handle or display please bring them in.
We will be investigating how toys have changed and looking at toys that our parents and grandparents used to play with. We would love a grandparent or parent to come in to talk to the children about toys they had when they were little. If you are interested please speak to Mrs Blower. Also, if anyone has any old toys they could bring in to show the children please see Mrs Blower.
In science we will be looking at the human body and our skeletons and thinking about how we move.
‘Places’ is another area of study this term. This will include thinking about where we live, identifying features of our locality and creating maps.
In ICT we will be using search engines and the internet to find out about our theme work. We will use a variety of programs to present our work in different ways.
Special people, symbols and belonging is the focus of our RE work this term.
Our creative curriculum will include listening to the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and using clay to create sculptures of toys.
In literacy we will be studying a range of texts including letters, diaries and poems. We will explore the features of these texts and use these features in our writing.
Our mathematics work will include using the four operations to calculate, fractions, money, measure, shape and time. We will also develop our problem solving skills.
Monday – spellings given
Tuesday – swimming/changing home readers
Wednesday – maths games sent home to borrow for a week
Thursday – PE
Friday – spelling test/changing home readers
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times.
Book bags should be brought to school daily with reading books, reading records and spelling book inside.
Please support your child in their reading development. Practise at home is so important and just five minutes every day can make a huge difference.
Spellings are to be practised during the week please, either in the spelling book or on scrap paper.
Autumn 2014 Activities
Welcome back, I hope you all had a fabulous Summer break. I am looking forward to starting a busy and exciting term in Knighton.
This term our topic is ‘Fighting Fit’. In our Literacy work we will be studying a variety of texts relating to keeping ourselves fit and healthy. A list of these texts will be sent out separately. However, if you have any additional books at home that you think may be suitable, please don’t hesitate to send them into school with your child, they would be much appreciated.
In Numeracy, your child will be covering the following areas; ordering numbers to 100, addition, subtraction, money, length, shape, angles, time, and sorting objects. These areas will all be covered in a topic based approach.
The topic also will involve children investigating and comparing the differences between themselves and children that lived in the past. So if you have any old toys that you may feel could be useful, please don’t hesitate to send them in with your child.
We will also be investigating healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet.
In their creative work, the children will be composing, performing and appraising their own music and dance compositions based on ‘feelings’, as well as creating a self portrait.
The design and technology aspect of the curriculum will involve the children designing and making their own healthy snack.
The children will have the opportunity to act out various scenarios bilingually in the role play area. This term our role play will be set up as a Dentists. If you have any props that may be used in this area,they would be much appreciated.
This term, the children will be spending time outdoors, therefore it is essential that they are dressed appropriately i.e. Wellies and coats everyday.
We have weekly PE lessons every Tuesday, so children will need to ensure they bring their kit in on a Monday and leave it in school for that week.
This term, we will be swimming every Thursday afternoon. Therefore, it is essential that your child brings in their kit.
Here is a list of things that your child will need:
Monday – Home Readers and Maths Homework
Tuesday – P.E Kit and Library Book
Wednesday – Maths Games
Thursday – Home Readers and Swimming
Friday – Literacy Homework
If you would like any further details on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Miss J Morris and Mrs Emmens
Transformation of outdoor area
Dosbarth Eryr and Gwennol have recently re-developed the outdoor areas outside their classrooms. Many parents and members of the community very kindly donated time and resources to make this all possible. I’m sure you will agree it looks fantastic!
Here is the before and after:
We are so lucky in Dosbarth Gwennol to have such supportive parents that join us every Friday morning to read with us.
Every Tuesday Morning between 9am and 9.30am, our ‘buddies’ from Glas-y-Dorlan help us with a variety of activities. Here are just a few of them……