Welcome to our Class page, here is some information that you may find useful.
Mrs Laura Evans is the Foundation Phase Leader and is responsible for the running of our classes.
Our Foundation Phase team include Mrs Sian Williams, HLTA, Miss Ella TA, and Mrs Gina Wilkins TA.
Learning starts at 9 am everyday, so please make sure you arrive at school on time. Our school day finishes at 3pm unless alternative arrangements have been made e.g taxi or after school club.
Reading days- Children have allocated days which are recorded in your child's reading diary. However, we do ask that your child has their book bag in school every day.
Snack-You can pay for fruit using ParentPay. Alternatively, you can send fruit in with your child everyday. We are a healthy school, so only fruit will be given at snack times.
PE- Our PE day is Thursday, we ask that children come to school in their kits please and will remain in their kits for the school day. There is a school PE kit which can be purchased from First Class Clothing in Prestatyn.
Homework- Year 2 will receive homework on a Thursday which will be set on Seesaw, I ask for it to be completed by the following Wednesday. Children in Years 1 and 2 will also have weekly spellings to learn for a test on a Friday. We ask that Reception children go through sounds and flashcards as often as possible to support their learning.
Languages Literacy and Communications
Report writing on their findings from history
Research all modes of transport and collect information
Mathematical and Numeracy
Paper aeroplanes- how far will they travel?
Car colour survey
Chronological order of vehicles
Research of vehicles from the past- how have they changed. Look at the electronic cars and why do we think changes like these are important for the environment.
Recognise similarities and differences between the past and present day.
Role play area- mechanics
Small world town with a road and vehicles
Painting with vehicles
Health and well-being
Making choices that help the environment- think about why walking would be better than going in a car.
Road Safety- identify risks
Science and technology
Ramps and vehicles- experiment with the ramp, which one will make the car travel the fastest.
Spring Term b 'Whatever Next!'
This half term we have a very important mission to undertake, Class 2 will become space engineers and will need to rescue Baby Bear. We will be learning about everything we see on our journey, including the planets and stars. We will have to work as a team to build our very own space craft that will carry us up to space on our mission. Follow our journey on Seesaw to see if we are successful and complete our mission.
Health and Well being
∙ Healthy eating for the picnic.
∙Compare and contrast the landscapes of the planets. What are the distances of different planets to where we live.
∙Create a timeline of different people that have been to space, have any Welsh people been to space.
Science and Technology
∙ To learn about the planets and the solar system.
∙To experiment with the correct material to keep you dry when going on a space mission.
∙Building a Rocket/space craft
Languages, Literacy and Communication
∙To write lists of equipment.
∙To design leaflets using persuasive language to encourage someone to visit their made up planet.
∙Write a letter/postcard home from space.
∙Record a news report and green screen to explain what it is like where they have landed.
∙Write a set of instructions.
∙Role play- retelling the story of Baby Bear using the role play area.
∙ Design a rocket.
∙Design your own solar system using paper mache, and recyclable materials, make a set of instructions to create it. Use of different materials, colours and textures.
Mathematics and Numeracy
∙Measure when creating their rocket/space ship. Make size comparisons.
∙Reception and Nursery will use 2D shape to build their own rocket
∙Sandwich combinations and data collection- favourite fillings.
We have had a lovely week, full of Christmas craft. We made our hats ready for our Christmas dinner on Thursday. This was a little different this year but we still enjoyed it and we all looked lovely in our Christmas jumpers! We have been making our Christmas cards and recorded our songs to share with our parents next week. We have all been working on 2D and 3D shapes this week- we sorted presents into their shapes and went on a hunt around the classroom for different shapes, the children found lots and remembered their names. This week our Year 2 children had an amazing response from our Governing Body regarding our brown shed. The children had written to the Governors asking for help. Our Chair, Mr Hicks met with the children on Thursday. Mr Jones, our parent Governor came to look at what would be needed to improve the shed and is going to help with the repairs. The children would like to thank GWD Landscaping for the kind donation of the materials needed to repair the shed! Their next project is to write a thank you email!
We are looking forward to our party next week and we are watching a panto too!
We decided that it would be a good idea to set to explore around school, to see if we could find anymore clues. Before we could do this, we would need a list of things we would need to take with us. Children thought carefully about what we would need and shared their ideas. Off we went, we searched high and low but unfortunately, we didn't find much. although, some children believed they saw footprints " The biggest footprints they had ever seen!"
Together, we had to think what our next steps as investigators would be.... So, we thought a letter would be a good way to communicate. We had to think carefully about what we would want say and where would be the best place to put this letter. All children wrote a letter, asking the questions they wanted answering. We had to keep our fingers crossed that we would get a reply. Before we could put our letter out, Year 2 pupils thought it would be a good idea to email Mrs Martin to ask permission to place our letter in the corridor. After answering a couple of queries from Mrs Martin, they were given the go ahead! We were so excited to see whether we would get a reply.... To be continued.
This week we were all so excited! We received a letter back from our visitors! We all read the letter together and talked about what we were going to do next. This letter did inform us that we were dealing with Superheroes, so some of us were right when we guessed at the beginning of this mystery. The letter told us that they had been at our school to do good- which pleased Mrs Evans!
The Superheroes asked for more information about our own super powers, so we thought carefully about what our own powers could be.... We thought our powers could be kindness, helpfulness, happiness and many more. In fact, we have some really super powerful children in our class! We made a display showing our powers, hoping that the heroes would visit to see them. We made our own masks and posed like heroes. For Nat'ional fitness day, we started off with a yoga session and worked on the 'Spider Pose.' We also took the opportunity to learn about a real life super hero and went back in time to find out about Florence Nightingale. Children used the internet to research facts about Florence Nightingale.
This week we had skyscrapers in our classroom and children used the numicon shapes to complete the sky scrapers, using different shapes to do so.