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.
 
 
 
Autumn Term 1 - 2018

 

 
 
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.

We will set homework on a Friday, to be returned by Wednesday. 
 
 
Your child needs to have a named water bottle in school every day. We ask that the children only drink water in school.
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.  
Homework
 
Diary Homework
Homework books will be going home for Year 1 and Year 2 this weekend, can they come back by Wednesday please. The purpose of this weekly homework is to encourage some fun writing practice. They have spent some time decorating their books and making them personal so hopefully they will take some pride in them. We don't want it to be a chore so we are happy for children to write as much or as little as they want. Some weeks we expect they may be more keen and inspired than others. They have been asked to write as if it's the diary of their made up character- their character sheet is in the front of their books. But if they find this tricky or have another idea, then any writing is good. I have assured children that we are not looking for perfect writing and to have a go and any comments or feedback will be there just to help. Please come and ask if you have any questions about it. Many thanks!
Medium Term Plan and Timetable