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Foundation Class 1 - Dosbarth Sylfaen 1

Welcome to our class page!

Spring 2024

This half-term our topic is ‘Celebration’ As part of this topic we will be;

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

  • Parti Tedi Twt

  • Mog’s Birthday by Judith Kerr

  • We all Celebrate by Chitra Soundar & Jenny Bloomfield

  • Birthday’s Around the World by Margriet Ruurs

  • The Story of Santes Dwynwen

  • Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson

  • A Garden to Save the Birds by Wendy McClure

  • Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond

  • Ruby’s Chinese New Year

  • Dragons in the City

  • The Chinese New Year Race

  • DigiDuck Saves the Day

 

We will be;

  • Exploring how we celebrate different events, sharing our own celebrations together, finding out how birthdays are celebrated around the world

  • Learning about different celebrations and events we have been part of past and present e.g. weddings, parties, christenings

  • Developing our writing skills by contributing to a recount about our family celebrations, writing a set of instructions and adding to an explanation text about Chinese New Year

  • Exploring the question “where in the world is China?” as part of our work on Chinee New Year

  • Participating in creative movement activities to create our own dragon and lion dances

  • Investigating which musical instruments we enjoy listening to, using instruments independently

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

  • Familiarising ourselves with simple French phrases to ask and answer the question “How old are you?”

  • Exploring and developing our number skills using money – role play, sorting and recognising coins, adding values, giving change

  • Collecting, sorting and presenting data for our RSPB Big Bird Watch

  • Recording data using JiT data and JiT pictogram

  • Investigating the concept of friction caused by different surface materials in our Science Investigation – How far will the dragon travel?

  • Using JiT animate to crate a scene from the Chinese New Year race

  • Creating panda and dragon art work

  • Exploring our outdoor area to complete focused tasks – panda habitats, number hunts, texture hunts, bird baths and bird feeders, outdoor construction work, using our Cross-Curricular Orienteering markers.

 

PE Sessions

PE will take place on a Friday. Please could you ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school i.e. tshirt, 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 £5. The cost for the full term is £10. 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.

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

Miss Singleton and Mrs Littler

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