Ysgol Glan Gele Infant School

Happy and secure as we all learn together

Welcome to the Bears class!

Teacher: Mr Williams

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Parry

 General Information. 

The class door is opened at 8.45am and the register is taken at 9am, please be in school before this time.

School finishes at 3.15pm.

For the first two weeks we will dismiss the children from the classroom door. After week 3, please allow us a little bit of extra time as we dismiss the children from the door on the yard, NOT our classroom door.

Fruit and milk are given for snack, this can be paid for weekly or half termly.

PE is on a Wednesday. Please ensure all kits are in school on this day.

We post pictures of what we are up to on Twitter, download the app and follow us if you haven't already!

We use the Remind app to liaise with our parents, this is free to download and is a great way of communicating so please get it if you don't have it already!

Our 'Share Session' is on a Thursday from 3.15. If you have any questions or concerns then I will be available to speak to you on this day.

 

The Bears Class is a Year 2 class and at the moment we have lots of wonderful hard working pupils! 

Every morning we have Read, Write, Inc sessions, Read, Write, Inc is a phonics programme designed to introduce the skills of reading and writing from initial sounds right through to comprehension and extended writing activities. We also have Mathematics every morning, we learn through different strategies making maths fun!

We work in different groups during the mornings depending on the stage that we are at. Our teachers make sure that the work we do is appropriate to our abilities as well as making sure it is challenging and helps us gain new skills and understanding on a daily basis.

Our classroom is organised into the areas of the Foundation Phase, and each area has activities in it relevant to our current topic. At the beginning of the half term we decide what we want to learn in our topic and help our teachers to plan the areas in the classroom as well as deciding what we want to find out. We also have an outdoor classroom that has similar areas as inside and, again, we plan the activities that will be in these areas and work outside regularly during the afternoons.

We have PE sessions once per week and during one term a year we go to the local Leisure Centre for half hour swimming lessons. Alongside these activities we also have many opportunities during the year including Forest Schools.

As we are in Year 2 we have many responsibilities around the school. We have three School Council Members, two ECO Committee members, two pupils on the Fairtrade Committee and two school buddies who ensure that playtimes at Ysgol Glan Gele are safe and happy.  We also have play rangers who help Miss O'Hanlon organise fun and interesting games at dinnertime.

 

 

Topics for 2018 - 2019

 

Term 1a - Moon Zoom.

Over the next 8 weeks we will be:

  • Reading ‘The Man on the Moon’ story.
  • Researching the planets and making a planet book.
  • Writing postcards from the moon.
  • Finding out about space history.
  • Acting as investigators when investigating a crash landing.
  • Writing newspaper reports.
  • Gathering and recording data about space and the planets.
  • Finding out about aliens.
  • Designing symmetrical aliens.
  • Thinking of questions we would like to ask the man on the moon.
  • Preparing questions for the astronaut Tim Peake.
  • Carrying out a balloon powered rocket investigation.
  • Creating books about our topic.
  • Making a solar system model.
  • Creating space sounds and movements.
  • Designing an alien spaceship.
  • Planning and carrying out a space themed party.
  • Making rockets that will take off.
  • Making breathing apparatus for Tim Peake.