Spring term 2018
Happy New Year! Welcome back to school, we hope you are refreshed and looking forward to an exciting term in Dosbarth Pabi!
Our topic this term is ‘Once Upon a Time’ (fairy tales)! We are looking forward to discussing our new topic and sharing our ideas. We have lots of exciting activities planned and even have our own ‘Pabi Palace’ role play area in school to act out our own fairy tales!
We will be continuing to send home reading books this term, and need them back in school by Wednesday to enable us to change the books. Please comment on how well your child has achieved the focus set, as this helps to support their reading sessions in school. We will also be sending home phonics homework via Seesaw, this may be a game or a video to watch with your child. Again, this helps to reinforce the phonics sounds that your child has been working on in school.
Our PE session will remain on a Thursday morning, please ensure that your child’s kit is in school. We will be continuing to reinforce the Golden Principles of our school and using the Dojo points rewards system.
We are looking forward to an exciting and enjoyable term! Have a look at some of our photos of us enjoying learning our learning last term!
Welcome to Dosbarth Pabi!
In our class we have a mix of reception and nursery children and we love working together and helping each other. We are very lucky to have lots of teachers working in our class! Miss Douthwaite is our teacher and Miss Sides, Miss Allenden and Mrs Hall work with us throughout the week.
We have lots of fun in Dosbarth Pabi. As part of our daily routines we enjoy guided reading sessions, phonics, circle times and story time. We love to work independently and we have lots of areas in our classroom where we can practise our independent skills, such as the writing table, the role play area and the book nook.
In Wats Dyke School we follow 5 Golden Principles: I show respect, I am responsible, I am resilient, I am a team player, and I learn well. These Golden Principles are very important and we try very hard to follow them at all times. We can earn Dojo points by demonstrating one of the Golden Principles in class. All the points add up and the house group with the most points will win the cup at the end of the year!
We have a growth mindset in Dosbarth Pabi! This encourages children to embrace challenge, learn from their mistakes and most importantly never give up!
Important things to remember:
- PE- Thursday
- Reading books will be sent home on a Friday. Please return by the following Wednesday to allow time to change the books.
- Please comment on how well your child has completed the reading focus and fill in any activity pages in the reading diary with your child.
2016 – 2017
We had a fantastic book day in Dosbarth Pabi! Everyone looked amazing in their costumes! We took part in so many fun activities, from visiting our brand new library to designing a book cover, to have a different teacher come in to read to the children.
Here are a few photos of the day
We hope everyone has a fantastic Easter and enjoys their well earned rest. We have had such a fun few weeks! We have been on Easter egg hunts and participated in an Easter bonnet parade. The children have created Easter cards and Easter baskets for all their goodies!
A big well done to Charlie who won our Easter bonnet competition!
We will be starting our new topic of holidays next term, and our top secret role play is currently under construction!
Here are the children enjoying their Easter activities.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!
We had a fantastic day for Saint David’s day! The children looked amazing in their Welsh costumes!
We had lots of fun Saint David’s day activities in the morning, The children created a giant Welsh flag, made daffodils and sheep in our creative area. We also had a Welsh food tasting, with Welsh cheese, yoghurt and Bara Brith. The children all loved tasting the different kinds of foods and some children were very brave trying food they had never eaten before!
We also all had a very yummy Welsh cake for our snack, made by Mrs Hopkins, our School cook.
Hope everyone had a Fab Christmas and happy New Year! Thank you all so much for our presents 🙂
We have lot’s of exciting things planned for this term. Our topic this term is animals. We have a new jungle role play which is under construction and top secret this week! We may have some exciting trips planned, more information soon.
The homework this term is to research animals and create a project on any animal the children choose.
We are changing over photos in the Dosbarth Pabi Gallery. We would love to have a small photo of the children reading in an unusual place!
This term the Golden Principle we are focusing on is ‘I learn well’ we will be encouraging the children to be independent in their work and always try their best.
A few reminders:
Our P.E day has changed to a friday so please can we have all P.E kits come in and stay in school.
Snack is £1.50 per week (unless you are opting out).
Dosbarth Pabi had a fab time at our Christmas party, and Father Christmas even dropped in to say hi!
A huge welcome to all the children starting nursery and reception this term. We hope you all had an amazing summer!
A big well done to all the children in our Lower Foundation unit for settling into school so well. I am sure you will agree that they are all super stars! In the next few weeks we will be getting to know your children (and they will also be getting to know us!) We will be focusing on using our classroom areas properly and discussing our golden principles on a daily basis. We will also start to look at our new topic “Toys – Let’s Play!” and asking the children what they would like to find out about it. We have got lot’s of fun activities planned for the children and we are all excited for the term ahead!
This year in School we are encouraging a Growth Mindset in children, where children believe they can do anything and work hard to achieve what they want. This includes using lot’s of positive language and encouraging children to try their best.
We are creating a gallery display in our classroom, where all children will be able to bring a photograph of themselves with family or friends to display in our classroom. This will create a beautiful display and will encourage children to tell their friends all about their photograph. If children could bring in a small photograph they wish to display over the next few weeks we would be very grateful.
A few small reminders;
That snack is £1.50 per week (unless you are opting out).
We will be spending lot’s of time exploring the outdoors and please can children have suitable clothes for this including coats when it gets colder and gloves and hats.
Please can all items of clothing have names in them to save them going missing!
We will be updating our class page soon with some photographs of the first few weeks in school. Please take a look at our parent booklet for more information.
Take a look at what we did last year:
This Summer Term we will be learning through the topic of “Bears, Cuddly and not so Cuddly!”. Please take a look at the booklet attached below for some more information.
Could we please ask that children bring some outdoor trainers to school ASAP in order to practice for sports day, thank you.
Spring Term Continued
What a busy term! In this short term we have celebrated pancake day, St David’s day, our school eisteddfod and fair trade fortnight. We also had a visit from Pandemonium theatre and learnt all about some Welsh myths and legends. We hope you enjoyed our class assembly, I think you will agree that the children were amazing!
More photos to follow shortly.
Welcome back after Christmas. A huge thank you for all our Christmas presents!
This term we will be learning about fairy tales, and we are looking forward to our trip to the pantomime. We will be taking part in lots of exciting activities related to fairy tales, please take a look at our information booklet below.
Take a look at some of our photos from this term so far.
Well done to all the children in Lower Foundation Phase for their fabulous performance in ‘All About Christmas’.