Dosbarth Harlech – Year 1 – Miss S Griffiths

Croeso i Dosbarth Harlech!


Welcome back! I hope you have all had a great Easter break. I can’t believe we’re at the Summer Term already- this year has flown! As always, I am super excited about the term ahead and all the amazing things planned.

As part of our whole school topic ‘Journeys’, we will be exploring the historical path related to the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Did someone say a ‘Royal’ Journey?

We’re Going on a Queen Hunt…

We will be reading the following stories related to our class theme and cover lots lots of cross-curricular themes which are highlighted below.


Weekly Information

Monday: We will continue with ‘Muddy Monday’ with this in mind please follow the daily weather forecast closely. From a waterproof coat to suntan lotion, we do seem to be having 4 seasons in one day at the moment!

REMINDER: We will be outside whatever the weather!

Tuesday: This half term each Tuesday I will be out of class, Miss Binnersley will be covering me on this day.

Wednesday: Every fortnight we will be visiting Ruabon Library (Further information to follow)

Thursday: P.E day. This term, children will be coming into school wearing full school uniform and bringing their P.E kit with them. Please ensure names are written on ALL items including footwear. We will be doing outdoor athletics in preparation for Sports Day.

Please continue to read regularly at home as little as 5 minutes daily as it really does make a huge difference, comments in the yellow reading book are also very helpful and earn a place on the class reading wheel. We will be continuing with our ‘Bookworm’ reading competition next term and will be ‘Spinning the Wheel’ each Friday. 

Feel free to contact me (betweem 8:30am and 4:00pm) via Class Dojo or my email address should you have any questions, queries or news you would like to share with me!

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Griffiths

Please see our topic grid below for full details

Dosbarth Harlech- termly website overview summer 2022

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Spring Term 2022

A huge welcome back to Dosbarth Harlech. I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for a fun, exciting term.

This first half term, the big question that we want to find out is:

What lurks in the depths of the snowy wonderland?

We will be using a range of new skills to investigate this question focusing on the difference between fiction and non- fiction information. Our topic is open ended and so the children will steer which direction  it takes us. Who knows?

We will also be reading the Winter stories ‘Jack Frost’ by Kazuno Kohara, ‘Betty the Yetti’ by Ella Burfoot and the classic story range by Nick Butterworth ‘One Snowy Night’.


The children really enjoyed their forest school sessions last term, so each Monday we will continue our fun-filled ‘Outdoor Learning’ sessions, looking at nature and the changes in seasons. Children will need to come to school in their own warm/waterproof clothes and footwear including spare footwear in a labelled bag. Reminder we will be going outside, whatever the weather!

During the cold, wintery months our life skill area will be  a ‘Hot Chocolate’ station!  Look out Costa!

P.E will continue to take place on a Thursday afternoon. Children still need  to come into school wearing their sports clothing on this day.

I will not be setting any specific homework this term. Instead, I would like to see children continuing to read regulary at home and to  practise their weekly keyword spellings.

As always, If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me on Class Dojo or via email at

Diolch yn Fawr,

Miss Griffiths

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a super summer break and are ready to start a new adventure in Dosbarth Harlech. I am very lucky this year to have a small class of Year 1 children. In Class, there is myself Miss Griffiths (Class Teacher) and Miss Champion -Teaching Assistant (a really appropriate name!) They have all made an excellent start to the year and we thank you for your support so far in helping them to settle so well. During the first few weeks, our main aims will be to get to know your child and help him/her settle in to school life. Your child’s happiness is paramount to us. We want school to be a pleasurable, exciting, fun experience, a place that your child enjoys coming to, a place where he/she can relax and be him/herself.

We have lots of exciting things planned this Autumn Term, initially our first mini topic will be based around the new book ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna LLenas. This book looks at different feelings and emotions.

Following on from this mini topic we will then start ‘When you go down to the woods….’ based around the famous Julia Donaldson story ‘The Gruffalo’

P.E will take place on Thursday this year. Children are asked to come into school wearing their P.E kits. This should be suitable for outdoor P.E, as we hope to be outside as often as possible. Reminder the kit is white or royal blue t’shirt, navy/black plain tracksuit/shorts, black pumps or trainers.

Muddy Monday – This term on Monday afternoon’s we will be doing outdoor learning, much of which will be in the Forest School. We ask for all the children to come to school wearing appropriate/ old outdoor clothing. I am regularly reminded of the funny quote ‘There is no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing!’

*Remember to sign up to Class Dojo to see all of the exciting things that are taking place in school. The children also get to see the comments you write back which makes them so happy and proud.

If parents/carers have any worries or concerns, please feel free to catch me at the end of the day. Messages can also be sent via Class Dojo.

I look forward to getting to know you and your children even more this term and wish you a very happy Autumn Term with us.

Warmest Wishes

Miss Griffiths

Below is an overview of our topic this term:


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