Hello and welcome to Dosbarth Oren's class page. Here you will find information about our topic and can see what your child has been up to in class. You will also find some helpful tips on supporting your child at home.
Homework will be sent home on a Monday and will need to be returned to school by the following Monday. Children are also expected to practise their reading and spelling skills as well as times tables. There will be a spelling test every Friday.
Reading doesn't always need to be a school reading book; magazines, books from home or anything that the children enjoy.
Your child will be taking part in our reading programme. Accelerated reader is a fun and engaging way of encouraging children’s independent reading at a suitable level for them. Once assessed, your child will be given a book level range and can choose a book of interest to them within their levels. Once they have finished their book, there will be an online quiz available to assess their understanding. 20 minutes will be set aside each day for them to get lost in a book!
'Learning to read is like learning to run;
the more that we practise, the faster we become!
Please ensure that you are connected to Class Dojo. Let me know if you need your log in details as I will use Class Dojo to contact you. You will also be able to keep updated on your child's Dojo points and view photograph's of their learning experiences.
Our P.E. is on a Thursday afternoon. Children are awarded Dojo points for bringing their P.E. kit into school. Please ensure that they bring their kit in every week.
*Top tip Tell your child to put their P.E. kit by their school shoes. They will never forget their shoes!*
We will be focusing on Dance during the Autumn Term and will be looking at telling a story through movement and music.
Our Topic this term is 999 Emergency
This project has a PSHE & C focus and teaches the children about the range of emergency services, their roles in the community and beyond, and social and moral dilemmas, that these services have to deal with. At the heart of this project children learn to write scripts on the theme of issues and dilemmas and develop additional skills in letter writing and identify the ways in which the media present different points of view.
In this project the children will learn:
• How to raise dilemmas and discuss these, taking into account the views of others;
• How to use ICT and multimedia to research issues and record information;
• How to write effective scripts, using features such as characters, narrator brackets (…..), scenes, stage directions and colons;
• How members of our society can act together to resolve issues;
• How they are members of the wider community;
• How important it is that members of a community act responsibly for the good of the whole community.
The children have engaged in some taster activities based on their topic. From this, they have come up with their own activity ideas.
Dosbarth Oren Rules
The children have written their own class rules and they are as follows;