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Diolch yn fawr for the fantastic effort made with the Easter bonnets! What a brilliant day and the children were so proud to wear their amazing bonnets. Thank you also for coming to see our parade and listen to us sing our Easter songs. Well done Butterflies!
Today was Sports Relief day! So we completed a welly assault course in the yard where we had to balance on benches, jump into hoops, zig zag through spots, crawl through a tunnel... and as if that wasn't enough there was a tray of goo for us to jump through at the end! We raised lots of money for Sports Relief by donating £1 to take part. Well done everyone!
We have moved on to Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds now which can be tricky, because we have to learn sounds which sound the same but look different (e.g. 'ai' and 'ay'). However... the Butterflies are doing fabulously! Today we learnt the new sound 'ir' and the children were fantastic at spelling real and fake words including that sound. We even checked our spelling by writing sound buttons under each word. What super spellers we are becoming! Da iawn!
Today we had our grand opening ceremony for the 'Butterflies Bakery' (aka our new role play area!). It was very official and we invited Mr.Coole to be our special guest and cut the ceremonial ribbon. We even tasted the first batch of hot crossed buns from the bakery's ovens and it filled the shop with a delicious smell! Tasty!
We are starting our new topic this week called 'Supermarket'. It is all about food, health, science and being eco friendly. We carried out our pupil voice planning this week to allow the pupils to have input into the activities that we will be carrying out in our enhanced provision and this will be displayed in class to remind everyone what our targets and challenges are in each area of the classroom.
We all dressed up as our favourite character from a book today to celebrate children's literature and our love of reading! We read a record breaking seven books in one day today!
The butterflies took part in the Eisteddfod today, drawing welsh themed pictures, decorating leeks and singing songs for the rest of the school. What a fantastic day! We really enjoyed watching the whole Eisteddfod for the first time and made Miss Baker very proud by behaving ourselves so well all day. Bendigedig!
We had our Fairy tale Reading cafe this afternoon with the Ladybird class. What a great success! Lots of parents and family members turned up from both classes to carry out a variety of different activities with the children. Thank you for attending, it really is appreciated! We showed the types of activities we have been doing over the course of the topic, such as reading lots of fairy tales, programming the Bee bot, writing stories, craft activities and measurement tasks. We also did some of the enhanced provision activities that the children have been able to carry out independently in class, such as construction, small world play, Minecraft on the iPads to make fairy tale castles and cottages, sand, play dough and Active learn on the laptops. We hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as the teachers did! Please comment below to let us know what you thought of it, if you would like us to do it more regularly or if you had any suggestions.
We won Always There Bear AGAIN this week for having nearly 100% attendance! We had the best attendance percentage in the whole of the infants. We love having Always There Bear in our class and we read with him in our Book Nook. Da iawn pawb- keep it up!
As you know, our topic this half term is Pop-Up which is all about fairy tales. To finish this topic, we are going to re-enact Cinderella’s wedding to Prince Charming at St. Dunstan’s church before heading back to school for the wedding reception. All the fairy world is invited- imagine a ‘Shrek’ style party! Please can your child come dressed as their favourite fairy tale character, such as Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, the Gingerbread Man, The three Little Pigs, Snow White or the Seven Dwarves, etc etc. Don’t feel the need to buy an elaborate costume, let you creative juices flow! It would be lovely if we could have cakes, biscuits or crisps donated too.
If you have any questions, either ask me at school or feel free to post a comment on this blog post and I will respond as soon as I can.
Thank you so much for your support,
We've been writing story maps this week about the fairy tale of the Princess and the Pea. Now we need to practise reading it aloud (and learning it off by heart if possible!) to help us to write it up in full next week. Use the story map we did together below to help you have a go at home...
Oh no! Mammy Bear has forgotten how to make the perfect bowl of porridge! Today, the butterflies decided to become TV chefs and create their own iMovie to help her remember. First they wrote instructions in their literacy books to create a script and then learnt how to use iMovie to film scenes for their show. Then they became editors and added a title to their movie. Bendigedig pawb! Hopefully, Mammy Bear will make us some porridge to thank us for all our help!
Today the pupils have planned (with a little support!) what they would like to do next week in our enhanced provision areas regarding our new topic 'Pop-Up'. 'Pop-Up' is about fairy tales and the pupils came up with some excellent ideas.
Here's our Big Maths board in the classroom which shows what our numeracy focuses are at the moment. If you could practise these at home, that would be fantastic!