Welcome to Dosbarth Dwynwen
*Important – Letter from Mrs Edwards 16th July 2020 – Please read*
*Welsh Government Announcement* *09/07/2020*
Please see below a message from Mrs Edwards:
Kirsty Williams has just announced the next phase for whole school opening in September. We will be planning for this in the coming days and ask for your patience while we do this. In the meantime, please avoid contacting the school to ask questions about September. We will contact you as soon as we have finished our plans. Thank you for your support and patience.
*New work 29/06/2020*
From this week we will be exploring our learning through the theme of ‘Sport’. This term we would have been doing lots of outdoor learning as well as holding our school sports day – we thought that we could do this as part of our home online learning! Below is the challenge grid with tasks for you to complete; we will also add some more maths activities over the next three weeks – have fun!
*New work 15/6/2020*
This week we will be exploring literacy through a theme. The theme will be ‘Dream Island’ All the information you need is in the document below. Have fun.
Try these subtraction activities. Remember when subtracting in columns, the larger number goes on top, don’t forget to knock on next door if you need to!
*Important* Please read the message below from Mrs Edwards:
Last week Kirsty Williams the Welsh Government Education Minister instructed Schools to open for check in sessions. This will begin the week of 29th June. We are currently planning what this will look like for your child/children ensuring that the priority is, as far as we possibly can, the safety of our pupils, their families and staff. Our plan is to offer your child/children one session a week between now and school closing the week beginning 20th July.
Please let your Class Teacher know as soon as possible if you are planning, or not planning, to send your child back to School for these check in sessions. Please be aware that responses from Parents/Carers will determine the size of each group and so we would appreciate it if once you have given your answer then this does not change, as this would affect our numbers, groups and staffing. Please let us know what your intention is , at the latest by the end of this week, Friday 12th June.
Mrs E Edwards
*New work W/B 01/06/2020*
To start this Half Term we are going to be using the theme of superheros to help us with some of our work. Check out the Home learning grid for some of the great work we have planned for you.
Lets practice our measuring and ruler skills
Now why don’t you try something a little harder.
Why don’t you try out this practical activity on estimating and measuring
Or carry out this tally challenge and create a bar chart.
Try completing the A-Z Challenge with all the words, names, groups and characters that you can think of related to superheros.
This next one is not superhero related but will help you with bossy verbs when writing instructions.
Who are your real life superheros?
Research a superhero of your choice gather as many facts about them as you can.
Study the picture in the next piece of work, can you use it to help you answer the questions.
Write a story about a superhero using the comic book template:
You can also use these resources for story-writing inspiration:
Take a look at these fun science activities. (please only do these experiments with adult supervision)
Draw your own superhero, what will they look like? What will their costume be? Does it relate to their special powers?
Make a stop motion animation or use iMovie to create a story.
Make a headquarters fit for a superhero!
Here are some activities related to the wildlife in our area. Take a look outside your window, what can you see? Do birds visit your garden? Look at the activities:
Try some of these activities. Take some pictures and send to your teacher!
Keep your mind and body healthy with these activities:
Use these pictures to describe a rainforest scene.
Here is a powerpoint and an activity about dedorestation and its affects on the rainforest.
Independent Challenge; Do some internet research and make a fact file about your favourite rainforest animal.
See below some colouring sheets of rainforest animals
13/05/20 *PLEASE READ AND COMPLETE*
Survey from the Childrens Commissioner for Wales.(please note previous survey was a trial)
People who can make a difference to your life want to hear from you about how life has been over the last few weeks. Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner, is one of those people.
She wants to know about any worries you have, how you’ve been spending your time, and also about the things that have made you happy.
Sally has been working with the Welsh Government, to make sure that they hear and listen to what you have to say. Sally wants to make sure they are doing their best for all children and young people in Wales. It will also help them to make sure that they are giving you the information and support you need to feel as happy as possible during this time and afterwards.
The survey should take you around 15 minutes.
Wrexham music coop has been working hard to create an online music resource for all Wrexham pupils. This will be in the form of a secured website and will feature a changing weekly timetable of musical activities with a focus on fun and wellbeing.
Many of the videos have been made by Wrexham tutors and we have some guests appearing such as the trial video where we feature Ed Holden, aka Mr Phormula the well-known welsh beatboxer, who is familiar to some of the children as they have taken part in workshops run by him. The link is:
*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for new work week beginning 04/05*
Don’t forget to join google classroom for more resources with the code:-
bgrrld4 (You may need to type this code in while in a private browser window.)
Home-School Learning Spring/Summer 2020:
The document below, should provide ideas about what we would be learning in school and some useful resources to support your work.
It is important that all children are still able to access high quality resources and are aware of how they can continue their education whether at school or at home…
All pupils in Wales have access to the fantastic resources on HWB .
After Logging in find the Just2Easy icon from the menu, for a wide range of resources, including: j2office, j2data, j2code and j2blast…
Use the comprehensive list of this terms words to keep on top of your Spelling
Also find below a list of useful document you may wish to use.
Here are two links to some fantastic online reading libraries.
Minecraft for education sign in step by step.
Why not try to make your own rainforest?
New Distance Learning activities starting 20/04/20
Continue to practice your times table.
Have a go at some of these Reasoning questions
Practice your money skills with this Check your change activity
Have a go at practicing your rounding skills:
Practice your place value skills with these activities:
Diary Writing – Write a diary entry about a day you have spent since school closed.
Information Texts – Write a fact file about an animal that you would find in the rainforest. Try writing one using the example frame below and then try making a video (if you have access to iMovie etc) or PowerPoint.
Learn more about the rainforest by reading through these PowerPoints yourself: then have a go at some of the activities.
Watch Deadly 60 – series 4 – Borneo on iplayer.
-make a list of 5-10 interesting facts from the programme
-write a list of some of the animals Steve Backshall talks about
-write information about palm oil/palm oil plantations and why it is threatening the forests and animals.
If you are feeling crafty then have a go at designing and creating a rainforest in a box.
New Distance learning activities beginning 04/05/2020
With looking at Fair trade we will be looking at plants (some year 4’s may remember this)
Take a look what a plant needs by reading through the PowerPoints then have a go at the activities (Don’t have to print sheets out, have a go at writing in you Learning log)
Fun Art Resources
Draw With Rob!
Draw your favourite Disney Characters
Your Teacher’s email is HeathA9@hwbcymru.net, Phel-JoneE@hwbcymru.net or HughesG209@hwbcymru.net
Please use this between 8.45 and 4.15.
Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Education Secretary, would like to know your opinions on remote learning. Please complete the survey in the link below to help the Government plan the next steps for learning at home.