Information about 'Home Learning' for pupils in Foundation Class 1
*NEWS - End of Summer Term Friday 17th July 2020*
Thank you all for your hard work, co-operation and ongoing support this year.
We have had a fantastic first two terms in school and have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with lots of you during the recent weeks.
Well done for the efforts and enthusiasm you have shown towards your home learning. We are very proud of you all.
We hope that you enjoy your Summer holidays.
Diolch yn fawr!
*NEWS - Summer Reading Challenge*
A link has been sent to your child in their shared files on J2e.
Why not take part in this challenge to motivate and encourage pupils to read fiction and non-fiction texts. This project is in conjunction with Llanelli Library which is now offering an online "Borrow Box" service. More information is available in J2e shared files.
*NEWS - NEW TOPIC*
Week Commencing Monday 1st June
Summer Tem 2020
Our new topic is “Will you read me a story?” During this topic we will be focusing on traditional fairy tales. As part of our learning we will explore;
- Fairytale characters
- Story maps and writing stories of our own
- Story settings and plots
- Creative tasks e.g. making wands, shields, crowns
- Fairytale homes and castles
For this topic we will be ficusing on one book per week ans tasks/activities wil be set around this story. Our book list is as follows;
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- The Gingerbread Man
- Hansel and Gretel
- The Three Little Pigs
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Little Red Riding Hood
Home Learning Tasks will continue to be shared through your child's J2e 'shared files' from Monday 1st June.
You can click on the image below to see and overview of this new topic.
In addition to this we will be developing our literacy and numeracy skills through work and activities I will set for you.
*PE with Mr Rees will also continue - a link to each weekly video will be added to your child's J2e shared files*
Activities and tasks will be set and shared with your child through their J2e account each Monday morning. These tasks can be completed throughout the week as and when is convenient for you.
Our school Twitter account @DafenSchool is updated with activities and ideas regularly. Posts entirely specific to FP1 will be identifiable by *Information for FP1*.
Messages are also sent out through Schoop to keep you updated.
How to access and use your child's J2e account;
Please click on the link for instructions on how to access your childs J2e home learning. This pack will explain how to access and use J2e to support your child with future home learning tasks and activities.
Home Learning without ICT
Below is a document outlining activities and task you can complete with your child without the use of ICT. This document will be updated on a weekly basis.
Home Learning Overview 13th July 2020
Home Learning Overview 6th July 2020
Home Learning Overview 29th June 2020
Home Learning Overview 22nd June 2020
Home Learning Overview 15th June 2020
Home Learning Overview 8th June 2020
Home Learning Overview 1st June 2020
Home Learning Overview 18th May 2020
Home Learning Overview 11th May 2020
Home Learning Overview - 4th May 2020
Home Learning Overview - 27th April 2020
The activiites prepared for the May Half Term holidays are stil available by clicking the image below;
Easter Activities - Although the Easter holidays are over some of the activities here are still relevant e.g. recipes for playdough, slime and craft ideas.
Click here to open a link to these ideas and activities.
Each morning we sing our 'Days of the Week' song in Welsh;
Counting to 30 in Welsh.
Counting forwards and backwards to 30 in English.
Talking about the weather in Welsh and English.
The following website has a range of songs which might support your child in practising Welsh routines. https://cyw.cymru/en/songs/
Read Write Inc
During this time Ruth Miskin is running a series of Phonics lessons on her YouTube channel.
The programmes can be watched live each morning;
Speed Sounds Set 1 at 9:30am
Speed Sounds Set 2 at 10:00am
Speed Sounds Set 3 at 10:30am
There are other broadcasts suitable for Read, Write, Inc phonics on her channel also.
We have sent reading books home with your child, however, the Oxford Owl website is offering access to ebooks free of charge. These might be useful should you want to explore different stories with your child. The website also offers a range of Mathematics and English based activities.
Mathematics and Numeracy
We practice numeracy skills daily throughout a range of activities.
In addition to the learning packs you could use the following websites to reinforce skills;
Numberjacks episodes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mhcr/episodes/guide
Topmarks website - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
The Maths Factor requires you to join to log in but is then a free online resources -
Joe Wicks 9am Workout - Available on YouTube
Additional websites covering a range of activities
The games here are suitable for pupils in FP1.
You will need to choose your child's year group from the drop down tab (Reception or Year 1).
Search through the tabs to access a range of literacy and numeracy based activities and games.
Thank you for your continued support at this time.
Miss Singleton, Mrs Littler and Miss Rees