September 2020 Dosbarth Glasbren
Welcome to our Reception class web page. Here we all are on our first full day in Dosbarth Glasbren!
A year in review - 2020 The Year of Lockdown.
Well Done Dosbarth Glasbren!
We have some lovely memories of our time in Dosbarth Glasbren!
Mrs Blundell, Miss Wilke and Dawn have loved having you in our class, and look forward to seeing you have fun in Year 1!
You did a great job of prediciting that Miss Wilke's baby would be a girl! Hello Baby Maggie.
We have been so busy during our time in school, and it has been lovely seeing each and everyone of you grow and develop in so many ways.
In September you will join Mrs Shearman's class in Year 1. Mrs Burgoyne will be your teaching assistant. We will still see you lots, and we know that you are going to have lots of fun!
Mrs Shearman and Mrs Burgoyne can't wait for you to join them!
Below are some activities to help you think about Year 1, and what you are looking forward to. Have a go at home, and we will have a go if you are in school also. There are also some colouring pages, and maybe you could draw a picture of your new teachers!
From all the staff in Dosbarth Glasbren, we wish you a lovely summer break, stay safe, have fun, and we look forward to waving to you in September!!
Week 11 Home Learning Plan 13.7.20
Week 11 Resources.
Week 10 Home Learning Plan 6.7.20
Week 10 Resources
Home Learning Plan Week 9 29.6.20
Resources Week 9 29.6.20
Home Learning Week 8 22.6.20
Week 8 Resources - Time 22.6.20
Week 7 Home Learning Plan 15.6.20 Shiny and Sparkly
Week 7 Printable Resources - Shiny and Sparkly
Week 6 Home Learning 8.6.20
Hi everyone, over the last couple of weeks I have been observing a caterpillar cup that we would usually have looked at in school. The cup arrived through the post with 5 very tiny caterpillars that had hatched out of eggs. The pictures below show how these caterpillars changed into Painted Lady butterflies. This process is called metamorphosis! The adult butterfly then goes on to lay more eggs, and the whole process happens again, which is called The Butterfly lifecycle. We have talked about this when reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Our learning tasks this week are a mixture of phonics work, lifecycles, 2d shape and length. I hope you enjoy them ,and I look forward to hearing from you!
From tiny egg to beautiful butterfly!
Week 6 printable resources.
Week 6 busy pics!
Hi everyone, I hope you are all safe and well. Thanks for staying in touch, I love seeing your pictures and reading your messages. Below is the learning plan of ideas for week 5 home learning. Don't forget Giglets also has some books and tasks, and there are lots more resources if you scroll down the page. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Don't forget to let me know how you are getting on at email@example.com. Stay safe, see you soon.
Week 5 Home Learning Plan 1.6.20 Places
Week 5 Home Learning Resources Scroll down further for previous resources including sounds mats and letter formation rhymes.
Week 4 Busy Pics!! Have a lovely half term break everyone!!
Home Learning Plan Week 4 (18.5.20) Food Glorious Food
Home Learning Resources Week 4 (18.5.20)
Week 3 Busy Pictures! Fantastic work on The Gingerbread Man, and The Three Little Pigs.
Home Learning Plan Week 3 11.5.20 Brilliant Books!
Home Learning Week 3 Resources (Brilliant Books).
Don't forget letter formation and learning support resources are further down the page from previous weeks. Giglets also has new books added with tasks to support this learning.
Home Learning Week 2 Busy Pics
Well done, another busy week of home learning! I love seeing your pictures and all your happy faces. Keep practising those 2d and 3d shape names whenever you can! I have seen some great chick pictures and lifecycles too. Keep up the good work Dosbarth Glasbren.
Home Learning Week 2
Home Learning plan week 2 for week starting Mon 4.5.20
Thanks for your busy pics! Home learning activities week 1.
Thanks for all your lovely pictures! I can see you've all been so busy with the Week 1 home learning plan! Da iawn pawb!
Weekly Home Learning Plan (Week beginning 27.4.20)
Below is a weekly plan for learning activities at home. There are 15 activities, based around three per day. However, it is up to you how much or how little you do with your children. Feel free to pick and choose the activities that work for you. Underneath the plan you will find resources to help with these activities. If you scroll on down the page, there is more general information about home learning also.
Resources to support weekly learning
(Weekly plan to accompany these will be uploaded by Friday)
Phase 2 and 3 sound mats for writing.
Thank you to Aura's mum for this lovely picture. Click the link at the bottom to print your own copy to colour.
We have had some exciting new arrivals in the Blundell household, after Miss Wilke kindly gave us some eggs and lent us an incubator! We have waited 22 days, and were lucky enough to record one hatching! The video is below. In total we have three baby chicks and I thought that Dosbarth Glasbren would love to see them! I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Chick pictures, one day old.
Chicken lifecycle sheets (For use with week 2 planning)
Positivity colouring sheets
Ideas for time at home
It's really important that children keep blending their sounds to read words, any reading books are fine, they don't have to be school ones. The website 'Phonics Play' is great for blending games. Their free code was 'March20' password 'home'. Another couple of good reading sites are offering free trials if this is something you are interested in using. Take a look at 'Reading Eggs' and also 'Rising Stars', which is the website linked to our school reading scheme.
As a school, we use an online reading resource called Giglets. Our reception children have experienced this as a whole class activity. They love to listen to, join in with and talk about the stories they have heard. There are a variety of books available for them to listen to, with music and animations. You will have received a text message with your child's log in details, you can log in at www.giglets.com. There are a few books allocated to look at, and these will change regularly. We hope you enjoy, please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any queries or concerns.
Some other useful ideas for general learning
Drawing and writing will keep those froggy fingers strong! Please remind your child about a correct pencil grip when mark making. Most of the children still need to practise writing their names, with correct letter formation. Writing surnames is a great activity too. Letter formation booklets are available to print from the Twinkl website. Please see the formation rhymes below that we use with the children to encourage correct formation, with most letters starting from the top.
Lots of counting is also great, and recalling one more and one less of a given number. We had been looking at coins and 2d and 3d shapes. Any sort of number formation is also beneficial. Again, there are formation activities available on Twinkl. Topmarks website is also good for fun number games.
Keep having fun, being creative and stay healthy! Below is some information about daily resources online. My email contact is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further guidance.
Our topic after Easter would have been 'Why does a ladybird have spots?'. We would have been learning all about different minibeasts, and their habitats. It's also really fun to look at lifecycles of caterpillars and frogs. Below are some resources we would have used for our topic. Please feel free to use them at home, but you dont have to. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you may be able to build a bug hotel to observe. The Twinkl website has loads of printable activities if you search 'minibeasts', and much of their content is now free.
Here is a link for Busy Feet at Home sessions on you tube. 11am every Mon, Wed Fri. A great way to have fun, learn and keep active!!
As a school we use a Thrive approach to develop Social and Emotional wellbeing. Here are some great weekly plans to support a variety of play activities.
Well done Dosbarth Glasbren, we've had a shout out from the Welsh Air Ambulance!
Last term, as part of our topic on Transport, we were excited to learn all about the work of the Welsh Air Ambulance. We mad a thankyou card and donated money raised through non-uniform days. We were so excited to see the WAA shared a picture of our card, and sent out their thanks from their Facebook page.
THANKYOU from the WELSH AIR AMBULANCE team/
Dosbarth Glasbren (Reception)
Welcome to our Reception Class page. We had a very busy Autumn Term settling in our new children, and are enjoying the new spring term. Our topic for the first half of this term is 'Are we there yet?'. We will be finding out about different types of transport, collecting data on ways we travel to school, and enjoying a 'Bring your wheels to school' day. We will also be exploring celebrations and traditions associated with Chinese New Year. We hope to keep you updated with pictures of the children enjoying these activities.
We have had great fun in our wild area , throughout Autumn. Look at our fantastic work on ' The leaf man'. Not every classroom has four walls!
We loved exploring fireworks through craft, music and movement!
We have learnt all about the planets , and have enjoyed our space station role play area.
Here we all are enjoying some yoga with Georgie.