Croeso i Dosbarth Penguin!
Welcome to Class Penguin!
Context for Learning
Our spring topic this term is Enchanted Woodlands!
Pupils will learn and develop a range of skills within this context including how to retell fairy-tales, describing characters, following instructions, using different materials to make colleges and how to create algorithms for the Beebot to follow. We will be basing our learning on the stories of The Gruffalo, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel.
Our PE sessions take place on a Monday morning. Please send your child to school in a PE kit, including their house T-shirt.
Homework will be sent home every Friday. Please return homework books on a Wednesday so I can mark them and update with new work.
All children will be given a reading book. Please look after the book and keep it in the reading bag we have provided. We recommend that you spend 5 minutes reading with your child every day. Once your child has read their book to you please write in the yellow learning log book. You need to write the name of the book your child has read and either put a tick or write a little comment about how they got on to show us they have read the book. Once you have filled in the learning log send the book bag back to school and your child will choose a new book. Learning to read is a very important skill for your child and we want them to develop a love for reading so please make it a fun and relaxing time where you can spend time together.
Our 'Tools for Learning'
Griff has lots of tools in his toolbox to help us become better learners.
The welsh government target for attendance is 95%. Research demonstrates that there is a strong link between the amount of absence in a school and the qualifications that a pupil achieves. If a pupil misses 17 days of school or more a year, this often leads to a drop of a GSCE grade across all subjects.
Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C GSCEs including English and mathematics. This compares to 73% of pupils with over 95% attendance achieving five A* to Cs including English and mathematics. (DfE July 2011)
Every lesson in school is vitally important. If your child misses school, they will find it difficult to catch up with the learning and as a result could fall behind and not achieve their full potential.
Helping Your Child Achieve
· The school doors open at 8:40, ready to begin learning at 8:50
· If your child arrives late, go to the main reception to report your child has arrived.
· Your child needs to attend school before or after a medical/dentist appointment
· If your child is ill and can’t attend school for whatever reason, then contact the school immediately