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Croeso i Dosbarth Ewenni!

Croeso i Dosbarth Ewenni. Our teacher is Mrs Jones

During our Language lessons this spring term we will be analysing,reciting and writing poems Also we will be studying the book "The Lion and the Unicorn" by Shirley Hughes.We will be writing character descriptions, diary extracts and a story based upon the theme of the book.The children are motivated to write and are engaged with our visual literacy approach to writing.Furthermore the class are all working hard on their joined up handwriting and presenting their learning beautifully. 

We are very fortunate to have voluntary reading support on a Tuesday. It is pleasure to observe the children reading their books and answering a wide variety of questions to develop their comprehension skills.In addition to this,pupils have thirty minutes daily reciprocal reading sessions which enables them to discuss a particular book and answer a variety of questions.Our class also receive daily additional support with reading, handwriting or mathematics from Miss Holbutt who is a lunchtime supervisor.The children greatly appreciate the extra support they are having with their learning.

 Each week in mathematics we are developing previous skills as well as acquiring  new ones which are recorded in the learning journal log. 'Active Learn' is given for home learning and pupils enjoy the wide variety of games which help to consolidate skills taught throughout the week. We chant our times tables daily and are transferring mathematical skills with confidence. Big Maths is showing an impact on children's numeracy skills especially when children practise at home and are determined to beat their previous scores.We have also been working hard on our numerical reasoning skills.The children are really confident at explaining how they solve problems and their mathematical language is developing well.

The class particularly enjoy our philosophy sessions when we debate questions and this has resulted in pupils developing confidence in expressing their opinions and improving their listening skills.We are a Rights Respecting School and value everyone's opinion which is developing our ethos of tolerance.The children's general knowledge is developed through watching espresso news and doing the weekly news quiz. 

Our topic this term is the Romans and we will be finding out about the Roman invasion and  visit Caerleon to develop a deeper understanding of life in Roman times.

This term we will be using Hwb resources for our data handling focus in our ICT (Information Computer Technology) lessons.Pupils are developing their digital skills.