Topic outline

  • General

  • Welcome to Ospreys Class

    Croeso i'r Ddosbarth Gweilch a pysgod

    • Meet Our Class

       Staff

      Julian Lewis
      class teacher

      Helen Wilson
      TA3

      Carly Noble
      TA1

      Children

      Andrew   Heidi   Iwan   Jack   James

      Logan   Louie   Lucca   Luke   Summer

       

      • Autumn Term 2017 - Colour and Light

        I hope that you have had a good Summer break.  Hopefully we can all look ahead to the new school year rested and refreshed.

        Colour and Light is the theme for the term.  We will use prompts from stories such as The Rainbow Fish, and poems for Bonfire Night and Christmas.  These will form the starting point for our literacy work, with a lot of focus on description and creating bigger sentences, helped by our speech and language and POPAT.  We'll cover lots of different maths, practising our addition and subtraction using money, telling the time, finding and describing shapes and measuring - if we work hard we'll get onto using rulers.  We'll be using our iPads to do lots of recording and feedback on our work, such as telling our weekend news as if we were newscasters on television.  We'll continue with our Incredible Years sessions, helping Wally learn how to play and manage his emotions.

        In our afternoon enrichment sessions we'll turn story massage into poetry massage, bringing a sense of exploration and mystery to our work.  In art we'll experiment with light effects, shadows, torches, and get stuck in with textures and colour.  We'll relax with TACPAC and mindfulness exercises.

        Please help your child by always talking with them, getting them to describe what they can see if they are able, or using your own words to open up places to them.  Keep them interested in the world around them by showing them your interest - build a sense of exploration and adventure - it will be infectious for them.  Prompt them with simple descriptive words so that they can copy you and always ask them for a little bit more about what they see - how does it make them feel, describe it with another word etc.  Point out numbers when you shop, clocks and time so that they learn that numbers tell them things about the world.

        Some important dates for this term:

        27 September - meet the teacher
        19 October - harvest service at St Mary's, Flint
        27 October - Therapies in Education Conference
        7 November - Yr 6 Annual Reviews
        4 December - Friends of YPC Christmas Bingo, Buckley
        13/14 Dec - KS2 Christmas performances
        21 December - pantomime in school - Aladdin

        But as ever, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or just news to share about your child - you have the home/school diary or can call any time and I'll get back to you as soon as I can if I am unavailable at the time.  Your support and input is so important for us at school to be able to do our jobs to the best we can, and is greatly appreciated.

        I look forward to a happy and productive Autumn Term.

        Julian Lewis