My name is Mr Dainham and I will be teaching Dosbarth Llwyfen (Class 4) this academic year. I am looking forward to spending the year helping the children grow into the best young people that they can be.
This September, ‘Back to school’ will once again look a little different to 'normal'. The children will enter the classroom via the KS2 doors (opposite Cardiff Rd entrance to the school) at 8:50am. A member of staff will greet the children at the doors and welcome them into school! These doors will close at 9:00am, should your child arrive after this, they will need to enter the school via the school office. Dosbarth Helyg (Class 5) will also be using this entrance, please remind your child to queue on the left hand side of the door with their classmates. The children will be dismissed vie the same doors at 3:10pm.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or are unsure about anything. Unfortunately, I will not be able to have conversations at the doors, please email any information that you’d like to share to firstname.lastname@example.org
We begin our school year by learning about the monarch's of the Tudor period, as well as comparing those with other monarchs around the world and throughout time periods. We will also be reading Patrice Lawrence's 'Diver's Daughter - A Tudor Story'.
In Numeracy we will be consolidating our understanding of place value within number as well as our understanding of calculation.
Homework - All children will be given two homework tasks every fortnight. This will be given out every other Friday, and is expected completed within one week. It will be given, as previously, in the child’s individual Learning Log as well as via an ‘Assignment’ on Microsoft Teams. Please try to complete the homework online via Microsoft Teams, as this will develop the children’s ability to access blended learning (learning in the traditional way and online). The Learning Log is to be used if you’re having difficulty accessing Microsoft Teams.
Reading - Children will take books (including Oxford reading tree and books from our class library) home with them this term, although this will not be in the first two weeks. I will make books available on giglets to access at home.
Reading is such a valuable skill and we hope that you will support reading by listening to your child regularly at home and helping them to select other reading material e.g. magazine/library books.
Multiplication Tables - A useful skill to support your child’s numeracy development is encouraging the learning of their times tables. This does not necessarily mean practising writing them down on paper. Try finding real life of times tables e.g. the windows of a building are in 3 rows of 4 (3 x 4 = 12).
Fruit - Children can bring a piece of fruit with them to eat at break time, but there will be no fruit trolley.
Dinner money - Dinner money is £2.55 per day (£12.75 weekly). Please pay online.
P.E. will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that the children are wearing appropriate clothing for physical activity, including tracksuit bottoms and trainers, on these days. We will not be ‘changing’ for PE.