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Llancarfan School"Gwneud ein gorau glas""The Best that we can be"

Welcome toLlancarfan School"Gwneud Ein Gorau Glas""The best that we can be"

Elm - Year 2 / Year 3

Welcome to Class Elm!

 

 

Academic Year 2018-2019
Autumn Term 2

Rhondda Heritage Park

What a fabulous trip! We wrote a Wish List, created a Christmas Craft and had a tour of Santa’s Magical Toy Mine!

Great Blitz Bake Off

Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY!

Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 1
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 2
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 3
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 4
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 5
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 6
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 7
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 8
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 9
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 10
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 11
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 12
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 13
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 14
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Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 16
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 17
Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 18
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Class Elm making their War Time Carrot Cookies ................ Mmmmmmmm, TASTY! 21

We hope you have had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the seasonal changes and celebrations. Our Class webpage is updated regularly with information and photos so please do check it out.

 

Our Topic this half term is the 'Blitz'. This topic has a history focus and teaches children about the Second World War including an understanding of the reasons for war, the impact on the everyday lives of people including children and about significant individuals of the period. Children will also learn about the significance of the Swansea Blitz and the social and human impact of it. At the heart of this project children write narrative stories based on historical facts and develop additional skills in using flashback as a technique for telling stories.

 

In this project the children will learn:

• About the political, social and economic reasons which contributed to WW2;

• About the chronology of events between 1939-1945;

• About the impact of the war on the everyday lives of ordinary people in Wales;

• About the Swansea Blitz of February 1941;

• About significant people of the time who played an important role in the Welsh war effort;

• About the key aspects of narrative story writing, including flashback and newspaper reports;

• About how to use a range of sources to find information.

Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term 1

Dosbarth Elm became scientific investigators during our topic on the Human Body. We explored the parts of the body, the life cycle of a human and the five senses.

 

During the week we undertook investigations using our senses. We used our taste, touch, smell and hearing to identify different objects.

 

We had lots of fun and enjoyed our week as scientific explorers!

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Welcome Back (2018-2019)

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer holiday. My name is Mr Thomas and I will be the teacher of class Elm. I am looking forward to working closely with the children and yourselves. I am a very keen sportsman and currently play for a semi-professional rugby team in the Welsh premiership.

 

 

If you have any further questions or would like to find out more information regarding aspects of school life, please do not hesitate to contact me at the end of the school day.

 

 

We are looking forward to starting our new topic called Family Album! This project has a history focus and teaches children about the chronology of their own lives including their families. At the heart of this project children write simple narrative stories about their own families and develop additional skills in writing simple and sequenced sentences. In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by creating a special book about their own lives using pictures, writing and ICT.

 

In this project the children will learn:

 

  • About the chronology of their own lives and the lives of their families;
  • How families are different;
  • How to use first and second hand sources to find out information about their own lives and families;
  • How humans needs and bodies change over time;
  • About the differences and similarities between life for a child now and in the past;
  • How to present information using a variety of media.

 

 

Spelling

 

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. These support our phonic patterns and specific sounds which are learnt weekly. 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.

 

PE Kits

 

We have PE every Thursday afternoon, with this term having a gymnastics focus. Please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (They can leave it on their pegs).

 

Reading

 

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!

 

Snacks

 

All the children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack each day for break time could you please ensure that this is clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Fruit can be written on or in a labelled container.

Academic Year 2017-2018

Dosbarth Elm became scientific investigators last week during our topic on Plants and Animals. We explored the parts of a plant, the life cycle of a plant, seed dispersal, mini-beasts, micro-habitats and food chains.

 

During the week we undertook an investigation on wind dispersal, went on a mini-beast hunt and designed a micro-habitat for a chosen mini-beast.

 

We had lots of fun and enjoyed our week as scientific explorers!

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. My name is Mr Thomas and I will be the new teacher of class Elm. I am looking forward to my new role at Llancarfan Primary and working closely with the children and yourselves. I am a very keen sportsman and currently play for a semi-professional rugby team in the Welsh premiership.

 

 

If you have any further questions or would like to find out more information regarding aspects of school life, please do not hesitate to contact me at the end of the school day.

 

 

We are looking forward to starting out new topic called Superheroes! This project has an ICT focus and teaches children how to gather information from a range of sources and use a range of packages to draw, paint, animate and record sounds. At the heart of this project children will write narrative and fantasy stories using a comic and storyboard format and develop additional skills in the use of speech marks and captions.

 

In this project the children will learn to:

 

  • To use ICT to find and present information including film and animation;
  • To understand the features used by authors and cartoonists in comics and film to describe superheroes;
  • To identify healthy eating habits;
  • To read comic strips and dialogue fluently;
  • To design a comic strip and use it to tell a story;
  • To use music movement and musical instruments to express the characteristics of fictional characters;
  • To identify acceptable behaviour and give reasons for your choices;
  • To identify real life ‘superheroes’ and describe their lives.

 

 

Spelling

 

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. These support our phonic patterns and specific sounds which are learnt weekly. 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.

 

PE Kits

 

We have PE every Wednesday afternoon, with this term having a gymnastics focus. Please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (They can leave it on their pegs).

 

Reading

 

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!

 

Snacks

 

All the children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack each day for break time could you please ensure that this is clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Fruit can be written on or in a labelled container.

 

Class Elm enjoying our Superhero Day!

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Curriculum Overview

We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch?

We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch? 1
We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch? 2
We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch? 3
We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch? 4
We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch? 5
We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch? 6
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Ruth Adams, from Western Power Distribution, came into school to help us with our topic, It's Electric!' We asked her a lot of questions!

Ruth Adams, from Western Power Distribution, came into school to help us with our topic, It's Electric!' We asked her a lot of questions! 1
Ruth Adams, from Western Power Distribution, came into school to help us with our topic, It's Electric!' We asked her a lot of questions! 2
Ruth Adams, from Western Power Distribution, came into school to help us with our topic, It's Electric!' We asked her a lot of questions! 3
Ruth Adams, from Western Power Distribution, came into school to help us with our topic, It's Electric!' We asked her a lot of questions! 4

Working together to solve maths problems

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First week of term - we have been sharing our holiday diaries.

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Being creative - making our book-marks.

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School Year 2016-2017

A Wonderful day at Caerleon!  The children coped brilliantly with the hot weather and really enjoyed all the activities. 

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Rockin' it with our class assembly!

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Break Free!

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