Croeso i’r Dosbarth Ceirw !
Welcome to the Deers Class!

Meet the team

Croeso, and welcome back to a slightly different looking year, but one that still promises to be busy and fun-filled!

We begin this term with a focus on activities based on the book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. Through this topic we aim to support the children to re-connect with each other, and re-engage with school life, encouraging them all to reflect and make sense of the world we are living in. This topic will then focus in more depth on ‘Here we Are in the Rainforest’, an area that is sure to inspire much awe and wonder, as we learn more about the exotic plants and animals that grow and live there.

Please remember to follow our class blog to find out more about our exciting learning adventures.

If you have any concerns regarding how your child is getting on – please do not hesitate to contact us or speak to us at the end of the day.

Diolch,

Mrs Dowsett and Miss Greenaway

Here is some general information about our class.

Literacy, Language & Communication

In KS2 we follow the ‘Read, Write, Ink’ Spelling scheme, which focuses on the sounds and blends of letters. Pupils will complete a range of activities throughout the week to reinforce the spelling pattern and will be tested on a fortnightly basis – see timetable. Spelling words will be sent home every other Monday.

Reading

Reading books will be sent home on the day your child has guided reading with the teacher (this is written on the front cover of their reading record). Please can you ensure your child’s reading book and reading diary are returned to school by the following week. Comments recorded in your child’s reading diary are really important and help us to support you with helping your child’s reading development at home as well as in school. We hear children read throughout the week, either as part of a guided reading group or individually.

Please note, only books that have been returned, will be changed.

Mathematics & Numeracy

Your child will have games and activities allocated to them via the Active Learn platform. They have already been issued with a log in and password so that they can access the portal at home. Please get in touch if your child requires new log in information. We will continue to focus on times-tables throughout the year. Children are also encouraged to practise these facts at home and use the Times Table Rockstars online program at home as well as in school. Again, children have log in and password information to access the program.

Home School Learning

We are giving all pupils a Home School book which will have a half-termly grid of home learning suggestions. There are a choice of 9 activities, one to be completed each weekend. There is also a password holder page, which has all the passwords your child will need to access their learning from home.

This year, we will be introducing an online tool called Seesaw,
which is a secure online learning journal where children can create and
upload their work to document their learning. Your child will add photos,
videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings to their individual Seesaw journal. You can also sign up for a free Seesaw family account by
downloading the Seesaw Family app, giving you access to your own child’s
learning journal. Seesaw journals are private and only accessible by the
teacher, students, and parents. It is a requirement of Seesaw’s terms and conditions that we gain parental permission to use their platform. Seesaw has a thoroughly robust privacy policy and has committed never to share your child’s personal information or journal content. We hope that your child will enjoy using Seesaw to document and share their learning this year.

You can learn more about Seesaw by visiting
http://web.seesaw.me/

Please note, this is not a platform for parents to discuss any issues or concerns they may be having. This can be done through contacting the school by phone or email.

Additional Information

It is really important for children to bring a bottle of water to school with them everyday. Children will also need to return their reading book and reading record on their allocated guided reading day (this will be written on their reading record).


Whats on when?

Today is…What must I remember?What must I take home?
Monday
Dydd Llun
Spelling test
Outdoor PE kit fortnightly (from week
commencing 05/10/20)
New spelling words fortnightly
Tuesday
Dydd Mawrth
Wednesday
Dydd Mercher
Thursday
Dydd Iau
Outdoor PE kit fortnightly (from week
commencing 12/10/20)
Friday
Dydd Gwener

What’s been happening in the Deers class…

Dates for the diary

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