Welcome to Class Oak 2018!
We hope you have had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the seasonal changes and celebrations. Fireworks will be a big topic of conversations and our 'creating' this week. Our Class webpage is updated regularly with information and photos so please do check it out.
Our Topic this half term is "Electric Rainbow" it has a science focus and teaches the children about light, colour and electricity. At the heart of the project children will learn how to write poetry on a theme and develop additional skills in note making and sentence writing in order to remember and describe first hand experiences. The children apply their skills and understanding by creating a range of light sources for the King of Sparkle.
In this project the children will learn:
• How to create a simple circuit
• About the history of electricity
• Which light sources are appropriate for which purpose
• Why light is important to us and other cultures
• How to present information using a variety of methods
• How to use light and colour to create patterns, effects and express feelings
• How to write simple poems on a theme..
In support of Welsh Government and local legislation we are continuing to actively promote Llancarfan as a healthy school. Could we ask for your continued support in providing your child/ren with a daily healthy snack for break time, snacks can include all fruits, vegetables and cereal bars BUT please can we ask that children DO NOT bring nuts to school.
Could you please ensure that all snacks are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.
Just a few housekeeping pointers:-
All the children will continue to bring home “Learning Logs” these are open ended research activities for the children to complete over the following week Monday to Monday. Activities will be Literacy and topic based to further consolidate learning that is taking place in class. Additional, differentiated Maths activities will be sent home when appropriate to support your child’s learning.
Year Reception, phonics
The children will continue to bring home phonics books to help them learn letter sounds strings and simple CVC blending.
Year 1 Spelling
The children have spelling groups and spelling books. They will continue to bring their books home on a Monday and subsequently tested the following Monday. These support our phonic patterns which are learnt weekly. Please encourage the children write sentences using between 2-4 spelling words ensuring the children remember their capital letters and full stops. These sentences can be written underneath their spelling words in the spelling books.
We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon this term having a dance focus, please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (they can leave it on their pegs).
Could we ask that 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 so that books can be changed regularly!