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Summer 1 - Welcome Letter

 

Dear Children, Parents and Caregivers,

 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break – apologies for the delay in getting this letter to you. We were awaiting news regarding Covid-19 guidelines before sending out our ‘welcome letter’!

 

Safety Rules to STILL Remember!

• Stay clean. Ensure to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitisers provided.

• Be hygienic: put tissues in the bin, keep hands off each other; your face and other people’s belongings, cough into sleeve or tissue and wash your hands afterwards.

 

Start/finish times:

Our classroom doors still open at 8.40 AM to allow a staggered entry into school.

Our school day will end at 3:10 PM.


The School Day:

  • Pupils will enter the classroom hang up their coats and school bags on their pegs in the cloakroom, put away their lunch boxes and then they will wash/sanitise your hands before entering the classroom.
  • Break times will be as normal at 10.30 AM and 2 PM and children will now be allowed to mix with other classrooms on the yard!
  • Lunch time is at 11:50 AM and children return to the classroom at 12:55PM following play time on the yard.
  • Pupils may bring a healthy snack (fruit/water) to school for break times. Milk and an afternoon snack will be provided.
     
    A donation of £10 from all pupils is greatly appreciated to go towards snack and milk for the Autumn Term.

 

In the Classroom
 

  • P.E. will be on a Wednesday. Pupils will come to school in their school PE kit. 

          Your child will need to wear black shorts or black joggers/leggings, a House Colour T-Shirt (or plain one in                their house colour), school school jumper/cardigan and trainers. Whenever possible PE will be outdoors, so              please ensure PE kit is weather appropriate.

  • Book bags in school on Mondays – please try to bring book bags in on a Monday as we read with the children on a Tuesday morning!
  • Story Sacks and Prayer Sacks will be able to head home again – these will be given out on a Monday and should be brought back to school on Fridays.
     
    Our topic this half term is ‘What lives in a rockpool?’

We’ll be learning about creatures from the beach, all about the seaside and have even set up a Seaside Ice Cream Parlour in our role play area!

 

Information

 

6th May – Freya Friendship Day – wear bright clothes. Wellbeing activities to be taken place throughout the day.

9th May – Reception Height, weight and vision check up.

27th May – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party

 

Mrs Sansom will be returning to school following half term and will be visiting for a few ‘keeping in touch’ days beforehand!

 

Please keep up to date with upcoming dates on the newsletters every week!


Kind regards,
 
Miss Mac – Class Teacher

 

Mrs Brown and Mrs Jones - Class Teaching Assistants

 

x x x

Eisteddfod! 

 

After half term we will be holding a school Eisteddfod to celebrate Saint David's Day.

 

Below you can find the poems that your child will be learning. Please support your child through half term by helping them memorise the poems. I've made a video for each poem to help with any pronunciation and the words are below the video.

 

Half term homework!

 

As part of their Eisteddfod craft Dosbarth Poppy are to create Welsh Love spoons which will be judged and a winner will win a prize! 

 

Below are some examples of love spoons to give you some inspiration!

 

We can't wait to see what you come up with and ask the children how they created their masterpieces!

 

 

                     

 

                

 

Welsh Lovespoons were given as love tokens many years ago in Wales. A young man would carve a spoon and give it to the girl he loved. If she accepted then it was a sign that she loved him too!

 

Each Lovespoon has symbols that mean something…

 

  • Wheel meant never ending love
  • Heart meant true love
  • Keyhole meant I will provide a safe place for you to live
  • Key meant you have the key to unlock my heart
  • Horseshoe meant good luck
  • Flower meant our love will grow
  • Bell meant we will live in harmony
  • Diamond meant good fortune
  • Bird meant love birds lets be together

Reception Dosbarth Poppy - Poem 'Pump crocodeil!'

Still image for this video
For Welsh Week we will be learning Welsh poems in class to perform for our school Eisteddfod on March 1st, Saint David's Day.

Please see the video above for support with helping your child learn the poems over half term break. We have already been reciting in class and the children are well versed in the actions to go along with the poems!

Pump crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Pump crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Aeth un o dan y dwr
Dim ond pedwar crocodeil sydd ar ol!

Pedwar crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Pedwar crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Aeth un o dan y dwr
Dim ond tri crocodeil sydd ar ol!

Tri crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Tri crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Aeth un o dan y dwr
Dim ond dau crocodeil sydd ar ol!

Dau crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Dau crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Aeth un o dan y dwr
Dim ond un crocodeil sydd ar ol!

Un crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Un crocodeil yn nofio yn y afon!
Aeth un o dan y dwr
Does dim un crocodeil sydd ar ol!

Dosbarth Poppy Year 1 - Poem 'Daffodil'

Still image for this video
For Welsh Week we will be learning Welsh poems in class to perform for our school Eisteddfod on March 1st, Saint David's Day.

Please see the video above for support with helping your child learn the poems over half term break. We have already been reciting in class and the children are well versed in the actions to go along with the poems!

Diolch!

Daffodil

Daffodil, Daffodil
Dw i'n gwisgo daffodil.
Mae hi'n Ddydd Gwyl Dewi Sant,
Dw i'n gwisgo daffoidil.

'Y Ddraig Goch'
'Y Ddraig Goch'
Dw i'n chwifio y ddraig goch.
Mae hi'n Ddydd Gwyl Dewi Sant
Dw i'n chwifio y ddraig goch.

Bwyta cawl, bwyta cawl.
Dw i'n hoffi bwyta cawl.
Mae hi'n Ddydd Gwyl Dewi Sant
Dw i'n hoffi bwyta cawl.

 

Dear Children, Parents and Caregivers,

 

A very happy new year to you all, let’s hope 2022 is a year of happiness, health and lacking in Zoom calls!

It’s lovely to see you all after a well deserved Christmas break! Hopefully you were able to enjoy with friends and family.

Here is some information for the new term, please read as some information may be new and your support is needed to help us all stay happy, healthy and in school!

As explained in previous newsletters, COVID 19 safety rules are still very much in place in school.

 

Safety Rules to Remember:

• Stay clean. Ensure to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitisers provided.

• Be hygienic: put tissues in the bin, keep hands off each other; your face and other people’s belongings, cough into sleeve or tissue and wash your hands afterwards.

• Keep a safe distance.

 

Adults will still observe the 2-metre distance rule and will wear facemasks around the school building.
 

Start/finish times:

Our classroom doors will open at 8.40 AM to allow a staggered entry into school and avoid family bubbles mixing and waiting in the yard.

  • Our school day will end at 3:10 PM.
  • Arrival and dismissal will continue from the ramp/classroom door where you can enter and exit via school yard..
  • To ensure all children are collected safely from school we ask that you queue outside the gate and inform us of whom you are collecting. If anyone unfamiliar is going to be collecting your child, could you please let us know before hand.
  • Drop off and pick up will need to be prompt due to social distancing requirements amongst parents and pupils.

 

 
A donation of £10 from all pupils is greatly appreciated to go towards snack and milk for the Autumn Term.
 

In the Classroom

 

As stated last term:

  • Pupils may also bring a small notebook/colouring book for rainy day lunchtimes.  
  • P.E. will be on a Wednesday. Pupils will come to school in their school PE kit.  Your child will need to wear black shorts or black joggers/leggings, a House Colour T-Shirt (or plain one in their house colour), school school jumper/cardigan and trainers. Whenever possible PE will be outdoors, so please ensure PE kit is weather appropriate.
  • Book bags in school on Mondays. – Please try to bring in book bags on Monday as children will be reading at the start of the week.
  • Story Sacks and Prayer Sacks will be able to head home again – these will be given out on a Monday and should be brought back to school on Fridays.
     
    Our topic this term in ‘Dragon Tales and Saint David’s Day’ with a Humanities focus!

An egg has arrived in Dosbarth Poppy and the school CCTV has caught a dragon flying around our school grounds! So exciting! We can’t wait to learn about Dragons, history and geography of Wales and Saint David.
  
 
Kind regards,
 
Miss Mac – Class Teacher   (mcmanusl10@hwbcymru.net)

 

Mrs Brown      Mrs Jones

xxx

Polite Notice:

 

Dear Parents and caregivers,

 

Can you please bring in Book bags on a Monday regardless of whether your child has read, please comment on how your child is reading in their Reading Record so we have a good idea of how your child is coping with the books at home. Also, it is really important that Tricky Words and Sound Recognition is worked on at home in order to support your child’s learning in school.

 

Thank you for your support, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch,

 

Regards,

Miss Mac

Remote Learning Overview (in the case of needing to isolate due to Covid19)

Jolly Phonics - All 42 Sounds

This video plays the songs for each sound along with the words to go with each song.
Your child will be used to hearing these songs in school, supporting the phonics knowledge at home will support your child's learning in school.

Have a go and join in with the actions!

Email - McManusL10@hwbcymru.net

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