Gwenver

Welcome to Gwenver Class

Gwenver class is a mixed class comprising of 18 children. Pupils are taught by Mrs King on a Monday, Tuesday  & Wednesday and Mrs Wilson on a Thursday & Friday. In addition, they are joined by two brilliant teaching assistants; Mrs Butterfield and Mrs Ginty. Learning in Gwenver class is inspired by topics that engage and enthuse children across all curriculum subjects.
Reading, Homework and Timetable:
 P.E. will be on a Monday and Thursday so pupils will need their P.E kits on those days and swimming will continue to be on Fridays.
Spelling tests will be on a Tuesday, please remember to practise your spelling list each week (This will start in a few weeks).
Keep reading as often as possible at home, every day is fantastic but we would like to see a minimum of four signed entries in their reading record each week.
Reading with an adult is very beneficial as they can discuss tricky words, hidden meanings and simply share in the delight of a good story! We try our best to send home a 'Take Home' with each book, this is to give you a guide as to what sort of questions you could be asking your child. 
  
Your child needs to have a named water bottle in school every day. We ask that the children only drink water in school.
End of the Autumn Term
As the end of the Autumn term fast approaches, we would just like to take this opportunity to say a big well done to the whole class who have achieved so much already this academic year. The Year 1s have adapted brilliantly to changes in their routine and the whole class have shown a really enthusiastic and mature approach to their learning. Well done to the Year 2s on their fantastic project with St Mary's Haven and well done to the whole class on their special charity fund raising project. This Christmas has seen them really shine both on the stage and while attending Rogue Theatre , where they really represented the school brilliantly. It just leaves a final week of Christmas fun, with the School Fair, the Church service and the Christmas lunch! Have a very Merry Christmas one and all!
 
Autumn Term... one month in!
Wow, what a great start to the year already! We are really proud of how well the class are settling into their new routines, particularly the Year 1s who I know find it a big transition from reception. Equally the Year 2s have been so welcoming and helpful to their new classmates, which is so lovely.
 
Our topic 'The Big Build' is inspiring lots of areas of our learning. From designing homes in D&T, looking at different materials in Science, to map work in Geography. Our writing also ties in with the topic as children are thinking about three famous little pigs who built their own homes!
 
A big thank you to everyone who came along to our reading morning. It was so great for the children to show their work, and do some shared creative, writing and reading tasks with their family members. It was also really great to talk to parents about the writing process and how children are almost ready to write their very own stories.  
Spring Term 2019
 
Welcome back to a new year and a new topic. This term we will be learning about 'The Great Fire of London'. During this exciting topic we will; learn about modern and 17th Century fire-fighting, understand how the Great Fire of London started and what the results were, consider the design of buildings, the properties of building materials and the contrast between the materials used in modern buildings and those around time of the Great Fire of London.  We also plan to make 3D models of Tudor homes, re-enact the Great Fire of London, find out about the famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn and learn about the food eaten at the time. We are also hoping to visit the fire station!
Homework
 
The Great Fire of London Homework Grid
This term the children should be choosing one piece of homework from their homework grids to complete each week. Could these be done by Friday please. Remember the feedback to school can be emailed, brought in, or pupils can just tell us about it. If you need a new homework grid then just let us know or use the one on here. We hope you enjoy doing these with your children, I know that they are all really excited about this new topic already! 
Medium Term Plan and Timetable