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.
Writing to Real Life Heroes
In Gwenver Class, we love an opportunity to get the children writing for a real purpose or a genuine reason, so whilst doing our topic last term on Super Heroes and Real Life Heroes we thought it would be a lovely idea to write to some of the heroes who keep us safe, save lives and make us feel happy and protected. The children chose who they wanted to write to from; fire officers, police, vets, doctors, paramedics, coast guards and even to a dentist! The letters were so carefully composed with genuine thanks for all the hard work these people offer. They addressed the envelopes and were very kindly and patiently accommodated in Londis while they bought their stamps and posted their letters. This week, their little acts of kindness were well and truly rewarded when a police van turned up on the doorstep at St Buryan Academy unannounced to thank them! They were so excited by their visit and even got to climb in the van! What a lovely message to have learnt.

Summer Term 2019

Our topic this term will be ’Kernow Bys Vyken’ (Cornwall Forever) where we will be learning about all things Cornish as a celebration of this wonderful county we live in.

We are hoping to include tales about St Michaels Mount, information about the Cornish Choughs, making and recipe writing for a particularly wonderful Cornish treat and some awareness of plastic issues that concern our local beach and sea environment.

We also hope to include a couple of day trips out and about to see some local, spectacular sights and to give real inspiration to our classroom work.

This term will also see the Year 2s sitting their end of Key Stage 1 SATs in May. This will take place over two weeks starting the week of 13th May. We hope to keep them as relaxed and stress free for the children involved. For the Year 1s, they will take the Phonics tests the week of the 10th of June.

We shall also be preparing for KS1 Camp, where all Gwenver children will be invited on an exciting day trip and overnight stay camping at Hayle on Thursday 4th July, letters will follow soon. Other significant events this term are that the class will be involved in Chance to Shine Cricket, Year 1s will take part in Balance-ability with the Reception children -cycling proficiency for young children on balance bikes!- we will also be having our annual Sports Day, there will be Lafrowda preparations happening, Summer Fete and finally reports, which will be out at the end of term! Keep a close eye out in the school weekly newsletter for exact dates and I am sure there will be more added.

We have been asking the Star of the Week to bring in a book from home to share with the class which will be read on a Thursday or Friday, it's so lovely to find out what their favourites are.

Homework will be another topic based homework grid and the weekly spellings, and Year 2 may get a little extra some weeks as they prepare for the transition in to Year 3. Thank you for all your continued support with reading at home, a regular, daily reading routine brings so much benefit to a child's development and we hope to restart our weekly library visits now that the library is back up and running.

Water bottles and sun hats are so important this term as the weather heats up and PE kits should be in everyday in case we do some Sports Day practice at any time!

 

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!
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.  
Homework
 
Homework Grids
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.
Medium Term Plan and Timetable