Category Archives: AoLE Languages, Literacy and Communication

Teithio

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Today the Year 2s enjoyed further developing their Welsh reading skills. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of different forms of transport in Welsh. The children then had to use their phonics and decoding skills to match read and match the names of the vehicles given to them. The children were also very interested to learn what different parts of the words mean, and how breaking some Welsh words down can give us a clue, such as Llong Danfor means Ship Under The Sea (submarine).
Gwaith Bendigedig!

Developing Our Research Skills

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This week the Year 2s have been further developing their research skills. Following on from last week’s sessions, the children have now each chosen their favourite endangered animal from the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’. They discussed the information that might be useful to include in a non-chronological report, and then further developed their research and note taking skills by working in groups to research their animals. Some very interesting facts were discovered, including the fact that a tiger’s wee smells like buttered popcorn!

Year 2 Royal Wedding Party

What a fantastic day the children have had celebrating the forthcoming wedding of the Royals! This morning all of Foundation Phase had an outdoor party which was lots of fun! They then took part in some lovely activities including designing a wedding cake involving fractions, decorating their own cupcakes, designing a bouquet for Meghan using real petals and more! They all looked wonderful in their outfits. Take a look at some of the fun they had here.

 

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Super Research Skills

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As part of our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air & Space’, the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’ They enjoyed reading about various endangered animals wanting to get on a train to escape, as they were facing threat from humans in various ways. The children were shocked to discover ways in which humans harm animals, sometimes unintentionally. We discussed these issues as a class, and the children then decided to research the animals from the story.
They used their ICT skills brilliantly, using QR codes and Get Epic to find the answers to their questions. They also enjoyed using maps and atlases to locate the countries where the animals live.
Next week the children will begin to draft reports on their choice of endangered animals.

Super Children…. With Superworm!

Welly Wednesday has been all about wonderful worms, and the fantastic book ‘Superworm’.

We listened to the story, joining in with the Superworm chant…..

‘Superworm is super long, Superworm is super Strong….’

we then danced to the Superworm rap, and then completed our fun activities… Take a look at the pictures. Continue reading

Year 2 Torah Scrolls

The children have been busy making their own Torah Scrolls this afternoon. They have learnt that it is the holy book within Judaism. It is sacred and must be handled with care. It is read using a pointer called a Yad and is kept in a special cupboard called an Ark. They really enjoyed making their mini Torah Scrolls! Ardderchog.

Siarter Iaith Competition

A chance to win a family holiday

30 businesses across three Welsh towns – Pwllheli, Swansea and Cowbridge – have placed a sticker featuring the Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren a Sbarc, in their windows. From Monday 30th April until Monday 7th May, we are asking primary school children and their families to seek out these stickers, take a photograph of one or more and share, along with the #SiarterIaith hashtag and their details, via the Cymraeg Facebook and Instragram pages, on Twitter @Cymraeg, or by emailing cymraeg@llyw.cymru, along with their details and where the stickers were found.

Each entry will go into a final draw where a name will be selected at random. The winner wins their choice of family break kindly provided by Yr Urdd – two nights away at Glan-llyn outdoor activity centre in Bala or Llangrannog activity centre. One child from each town will also receive a runner up prize.