Croeso cynnes i dosbarth Colomen!
A warm welcome to Class Dove
Class Teacher: Miss Dale
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Friday 27th October
Written by Ffion Corcoran & Lilly-Mae Grainger
Helo, sut wyt ti?
(Hello how are you?)
We have been busy bees working hard for the past two weeks developing new skills. Our handwriting has improved by miles, and we've been pushing ourselves to the limit. We achieved the attendance award this week, which was 95.77%. Also we have worn our new t-shirts for P.E for the first time.
Our topic is Australia and we have used I.C.T, to gather facts about an Australian city. We wrote an explanation text about what it is like to live in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.
Maths was the lesson most people found hard, drawing line graphs and solving problems. The problem was that there were five people and chairs, using the information that we were given. We had to work out where the people sit.
Ukulele was extremely fun. We were song writers, writing our very, own song about our topic, Australia. However, doing aboriginal painting with Miss Voles in the week was even more fun. Our welsh is getting better and better. We have been writing our own welsh play scripts, and a welsh story to do with time (Amser). Our Helpwr Heddiws have led all the welsh games that we have played, such as, hangman, detective and plismon. We are moving up levels in accelerated reading every day. Believe it or not, Gabby is on level 6.1, which is the highest in the class. It's been great!
All homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed over the weekend. Homework will usually include numeracy, literacy and spelling activities which we would have covered in class over the previous week. Reading books should be returned whenever they have been read so that they can be changed frequently. It is encouraged that the children are listened to when reading, and comments made in reading records.
Kits must be worn to school on a Thursday. Please ensure your child is able to remove any jewellery (or cover it up), and come to school in their P.E kit and suitable footwear.
The school target for attendance is 95%, however in Dove we aim to reach higher than this. Please make sure that you are in school everyday so that we can feel proud and be rewarded too.
Year 5 and 6 are going to be taking part in the accelerated reading scheme, they will be giving 20 minute independent reading time every day. AR is a computer program that helps to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets and ongoing reading practice.