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Ysgol Glannau Gwaun

O'n Gorau Daw Goleuni

Year 2/3 Miss Phillips

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General Class Information

Clothing:

 

Please ensure all of your child's clothes are clearly labelled to make sure all of their items return home. 

 

Snack:

 

Please provide a snack in a plastic bag/pot with your child's name on it.

 

P.E Sessions:

 

P.E. lessons are every Wednesday. The children can wear their P.E. kits to school on this day due to the current measures in place. 

Our Topics 

 

Whilst at Ysgol Glannau Gwaun, the children will engage with a variety of exciting and innovative topics on a half-termly basis. These topics help bring interest and engagement to the children’s learning. 

 

Dinosaur Planet

 

This January we will be looking at dinosaurs within our topic. The pupils have been collating different ideas within their groups on what they would like to find out, what kind of activities they would like to see and have expressed excitement to discover new things about these ancient creatures. 

 

We will be focusing on 7 dinosaurs in particular;

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Triceratops
  • Brachiosaurus
  • Velociraptor
  • Plesiosaurus
  • Pterodactyl
  • Stegosaurus

 

We also have 24 new types of dinosaurs as the children have generated their own unique dinosaur names. 

 

Superheroes

 

In Autumn term 2 we focused on the theme 'Superheroes'. To launch our topic, we hosted a superhero day on Thursday the 4th of November. The children were invited to dress up as their favourite superhero for the day! The day included a number of engaging activities, and opportunities for the children to learn new skills. 

 

The children began by discussing and sharing their ideas of what they would like to learn during the topic. Their ideas included; 

  • What does it mean to be a hero?
  • How do superheroes fly?
  • Design their own superhero.
  • Do you have to wear a cape to be a superhero?
  • What does a superhero eat? 
  • To learn about people who help us e.g. doctors, nurses, teachers, police, firefighters.

 

The children developed their understanding of what a 'superhero' is and used that knowledge to recognise real life heroes within todays society. 

 

 

Beachcombers

 

In Autumn term 1 we focused on the theme 'Beachcombers'. To introduce our topic the children visited our local beach, which was so much fun! As they found lots of interesting things, and collected as much litter as they could to protect the local environment. This sparked great discussions amongst the class.

 

We have looked at different habitats you would find on the beach, and the variety of living things within the beach environment. 

 

The children have been creative contributors having made their own beach habitats out of shoe boxes, and discussed the importance of showing respect and caring for these if we come across one. This is an animals home. 

 

Mathematics

 

Autumn term 2 brought directions, addition and subtraction into our mathematics lesson. The children thoroughly enjoyed developing the use of directions whilst dancing to the 'Cha Cha Slide' together. They also broadened their use of physical literacy by practicing some karate to support their number sentence formation. 

 

Within Autumn term 1 we revised ordering and recognising numbers, place value, addition and subtraction. The children had the opportunity to take charge of their own shop as part of developing their understanding of the value of each coin and note up to the value of £10, and using money in a real life situation. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this learning experience, and was surprised to find out sunglasses do not cost 20p.

 

We have been practicing our skills through practical and hands on activities to enhance understanding and enjoyment.

 

 

 

Help at Home 

Reading:

 

READING BOOKS NEED TO BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

 

Throughout their time at the school, the children will become used to using the rhymes and teaching techniques of the 'Read, Write, Inc.' approach. This will help the children, as it provides consistency in the teaching of phonics. As the year progresses, they will increasingly build their knowledge of more sounds and will be able to use them when reading and writing words. 

 

I have listed the sounds and the rhymes to help with formation below as a reference point, in the order they are taught, so the children, both at home and at school, can have a consistent message. If you have any questions on any of the above, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

SoundRhyme 
m

Down Maisie then over the two mountains. Maisie, mountain,

mountain.

a

Round the apple, down the leaf.

sSlither down the snake.
tDown the tower, across the tower.
dRound his bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet.
iDown the body, dot for the head.
nDown Nobby and over the net.
pDown the plait and over the pirate's face. 
gRound her face, down her hair and give her a curl.
oAll around the orange.
cCurl around the caterpillar.
k

Down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg.

uDown and under, up to the top and draw the puddle. 
bDown the laces to his heel, round the toe. 
fDown the stem and draw the leaves. 
eLift off the top and scoop out the egg. 
lDown the long leg.
hDown the head to the hooves and over his back.
rDown his back, then curl over his arm. 
jDown his body curl and dot.
vDown the wing, up the wing.
yDown a horn, up a horn and under his head.
wDown, up, down, up.
zZig-zag-zig.
xDown the arm and leg and repeat the other side.
qRound her head, up past her weavings and down her head. 

 

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