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Foundation Class 1 - Dosbarth Sylfaen 1

Welcome to our class page!

Summer 2024

This half-term our topic is ‘Take me on a Journey’ As part of this topic we will be;

Listening to a range of traditional and modern stories. Our Focus Books are;

  • The Journey to Grandpa’s by Barefoot Books

  • Mr Grumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

  • Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon by Margret and H.A. Rey

  • The Great Balloon Hullabaloo by Peter Bently

  • The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith

  • Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

  • Bert’s Garden – The Lightbringers

  • Tidy by Emily Gravett

  • Alone by Scott Stuart

  • The Bee Story (Bee Week)

  • Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival

  • The Worrysaurus by Chris Chatterton

  • The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

We will be;

  • Exploring and learning about different country each week as part of our work on journeys around the world.

  • Learning about different cultures and traditions including songs, dance, foods and clothing

  • Sharing our own experiences of a journey – a day out, a holiday, a trip

  • Developing our writing skills by contributing to writing fact files about the different countries

  • Participating in creative movement activities to represent music and dance from the different countries

  • Learning Welsh vocabulary and phrases to support us in asking and answering questions about vehicles and travel. Listening to stories about Tedi Twt’s travels

  • Familiarising ourselves with simple French phrases about colours, food, likes and dislikes.

  • Exploring and developing our number skills through practical activities – addition and subtraction using number lines

  • Collecting, sorting and presenting data for our maths investigation ‘Our Vehicle Survey’

  • Recording data using JiT data and JiT pictogram

  • Exploring the concept of floating and sinking and developing our vocabulary to explore capacity

  • Investigating ‘what does a plant need to grow?’  earning about life cycles of a plant/runner bean/sunflower

  • Using JiT Turtle and JiT Animate to program ‘Our Town’ scenes

  • Creating art work in the style of artists from our focus countries; Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Da Vinci and others

  • Exploring our outdoor area to complete focused tasks – Journey strings, natural art, planting and growing in our allotment area, nature hunts, exploring sounds in nature, creating natural story settings, exploring shelters.



PE Sessions

PE will take place on a Friday. Please could you ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school i.e. t-shirt, joggers and trainers. Pupils will not be permitted to change into their kit in school.

Reading Books

We will send Read, Write Inc sound cards, word flashcards and/or a reading book home with your child. Please return their flashcards/book once you have practised them with your child. This will enable us to monitor progress and assess when your child is ready to learn new sounds or change their reading book. Thank you for your cooperation.

Snack Time/Amser Snac

The cost of a daily snack per week is £1. This can be paid weekly or termly. This half term the cost is £7. The cost for the full term is £14. We use any money raised (following the purchase of snacks) to purchase resources for our class such as baking/decorating items, craft resources or new activities for the children. Snack Time is a very important part of our daily routine, it supports social skills, numeracy development and enables our learners to take on the roles of ‘Weekly Helpers’.

Additional Information

We intend to spend lots of time working in our outdoor learning environment. If you would like your child to change their footwear then please send in a pair of wellies in a bag clearly labelled with your child’s name. These wellies can remain on your child’s peg. In the event of hot weather, could pupils please bring a sunhat in to school. Suncream should be applied at home prior to the pupils coming in to school.

Many thanks for your support. We are looking forward to a fun term.

Miss Singleton and Mrs Littler

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