Welcome to Birch Class - Croeso i dosbarth bedwen!
As our first full term together draws to a close I think it is an opportunity to thank each and every one of the children for all their hard work this term, it has been a pleasure. Also, to offer thanks to the parents and guardians who have supported their children in their learning journey by reading with their children at home, helping them complete homework and providing costumes along with other bits and pieces.
What a term it has been! Our learning this term has seen us travel back in time to Tudor times and also to sunny climes to a South African Game reserve. Naturally, school life would not be complete without some Christmas magic. We have been busy practising for our upcoming Christmas concert. We have also fitted in time to create decorations for the local church Christmas tree competition. All of the classes along with breakfast and after school club took part. As a school we created a beautiful display. However, as competition dictates there can only be one winner and we are pleased to report... BIRCH CLASS WON!!
As a class we unanimously decided that we would donate the prize money to the Children's ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital - Bridgend. We are sure you will agree that this a most worthwhile cause and one which a number of us have had experience with.
We are pleased to present photographs of our tree...
A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting!
Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks… Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out!
But I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… perhaps she’ll die?
This topic has a science focus - We'll be looking at minibeasts and other friends from the animal kingdom
The children have spelling groups and spelling books. They will be bringing their books home on a Monday and subsequently be tested the following Monday. Please encourage the children to write sentences using several of the spelling words, ensuring the children remember to use capital letters and full stops. These sentences can be written underneath their spelling words in the yellow books.
We have PE every Wednesday afternoon, with this term having a football focus. Please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (It can be left on their peg).
Could we ask that all children bring their reading books to school daily. The children take part in guided reading activities, peer reading and individual reading. Regular reading practise is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. Please sign or comment as to their progress at home!
Supporting your child at home
In year five we've been studying forces with Mr Jones! The children were challenged to build a parachute for a spy on a top secret mission. By using their understanding of gravity, air resistance, and impact forces they made sure that the spy back to earth without a bump!
Practice makes progress.
Please find below some useful weblinks and documents which are free for you to use at home to support your child with their learning.