Class JL – Mrs J. Lewis

Book Fair 2017

This years Book Fair has been the best yet!! I’m impressed by the effort and commitment displayed by the children in the organisation and running of it. Through their hard work and dedication along with parental support we made over £700, 60% of which we were able to take in commission. Because of this each class were able to select £50 worth of brand new books for their children to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2017

I would like to say a big welcome to my new class as we venture into a new, exciting and challenging year together.

This term our Topic is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which is a history one based around World War II and the book, ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.

Throughout this topic we will be looking at the effect that this time had on the lives of children in Britain, from evacuation, through to rationing and the Blitz. Many challenging literacy, numeracy and ICT opportunities will be part of this project.  We look forward to our trip to RAF Cosford later in the term.

As many subjects as possible will be taught through this subject. For example in technology we will be researching, designing and making shelters, as well as breads; in art we will look art images depicting war and fear; in R.E./ PSE we will be looking at how the beliefs of Christians affect their actions and local democracy.

Within Science our topics will be materials and sound.

PE this term will continue to take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Children will therefore need their correct kit on a Wednesday, and will bring it home with them the same day as we have little storage space within class.

I have been busy hearing every child read and grouping them for different learning opportunities. In order for us to work closely together could I please ask that your child reads at home at least three times per week. With every entry in their Reading Record Book, they receive a raffle ticket which is entered into a draw on a Friday. The Readathon is continuing this term with the exciting prize of an ‘Amazon Fire 7 Tablet’.  I also encourage your children to practise their times tables at every opportunity as they prove invaluable to the growing maths challenges of years 5 and 6.

At the beginning of this term we look forward to organising this years Book Fair.

My door is an open door, and as always I appreciate your continued support.

 

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A Happy New Year to you all!

This Spring term, class JL’s topic is based around the book ‘Sky Hawk’ by Gill Lewis.

Throughout the term our main literacy focuses will be story development and explanation writing, but we will also be planning and delivering oral presentations, and writing reports and recounts; we are developing our science skills  through the topics of Forces, and Adaptation and Habitats; we are studying rivers throughout Wales and the Welsh artist Kyffin Williams.

We will also be looking into Children’s Rights, and designing and making photograph frames.

It is an extremely busy term in which we celebrate St David’s Day with our Eisteddfod; we are having a Friendship Week which will further promote positive behaviours and their consequences; a year 5 residential trip to Glan Llyn; a field trip to Ty Mawr as part of our river studies; and much more…

Homework will continue throughout the term and will generally be sent out on a Friday. It will mostly be linked to the topic. If your child is wanting to email any work directly to the class email address, they need to send it to lewisj50@hwbmail.net

Your child is still expected to read regularly at home and have their Reading Record book written in and signed at least three times a week. They will also be writing their weekly spellings into their little blue books to bring home on a Monday to practise further.

I look forward to showing off some of the children’s amazing work during parents’ evening!

 

In Welsh, we have been trying to extend and improve our vocabulary by playing a matching game. Miss Evans was very impressed!

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Here is the link to the Matiau Iaith we use in school to help us learn personal information. Please use these to go over the vocabulary orally and/or in writing!

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AUTUMN TERM 2016

I would like to say a big welcome to my new class as we venture into a new, exciting and challenging year together.

This term our Topic is based around Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

Throughout this topic we will be looking at the life of the Tudors; studying Stratford Upon Avon and its river Avon. Many challenging literacy, numeracy and ICT opportunities will be developed throughout this project. In literacy, our main genre focus will be recount, in the forms of letter and newspaper report writing, as well as poetry.

As many subjects as possible will be taught through this subject. For example in technology we will be researching, designing and making puppet theatres; in art we will look at Still Life paintings; in PSE we will be looking at what is in the media.

Next week we are looking forward to running our annual Book Fair. We have all been extremely busy in the preparations running up to it. We have devised a number of extra fund-raising ideas for the week to help towards the payment of our trip to Stratford Upon Avon, after half term.

To help your child with their reading, I would ask that they have the opportunity to read at home at least three times a week. This can be recorded into their yellow reading record. For every entry in the book, they receive a raffle ticket that goes into our weekly draw. Every entry counts towards them possibly winning a prize!

Your child also has a weekly spelling log that they do every morning in school. On a Monday they copy down their spellings into a small blue home book, for further practise.

 

We are working hard every week to get our names on our ‘Recognition Board’ by following class routines. We helped to design the board; we decided to have our school tie!

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Welcome back – our second week has been completed already!  In science we have been identifying what we know about science and what roles involve science.  We have also introduced the topic of separating mixtures and discussed what we know and what we would like to learn.  If the children want to explore their science topics at home and take their learning further then they are welcome to bring drawings, research etc to add to their work.

In R.E we are examining ‘Worship and Community.’ We have discussed what we know about R.E and its role in helping us to be global citizens.  We will be exploring different faith groups and considering our own membership of communities such as school and where we live etc.

In music we are learning the song ‘Bread of Heaven’ also known as ‘O thou Great Redeemer.’  This song will form part of our Harvest festival service.  We watched and sang along to a variety of performances and the Fron choir’s version was the most popular – not least because Dylan saw his grandad! Maybe you’d like to join in? Feel free to practise!

If you have any queries about science/R.E please feel free to ask anytime but especially on Monday at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ event.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs Raybould

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Summer 2016

 

‘The Spy Mission’spy

Welcome back to this our final term. This term our topic is ‘The Spy Mission’. We will be developing the skills of narrative and biographical writing in Literacy.

Throughout the rest of the topic we will be looking at the Human Body in Science; still life and Portraits in Art; contrasting localities in Geography and building models using electrical circuits in DT.

We also look forward to many other exciting events, such as our residential trip to Cardiff; visits to Secondary Schools, an artist in residence and many more …


Spring Term 2016.

 

‘What a Load of Rubbish!’   Medium

Welcome back to a new term, new year and a very new and exciting topic.

This term focuses on the topic of pollution and waste, which is predominantly geography and science based.

Our text stimulus is The Iron Woman by Ted Hughes.

Throughout this topic we will be asking the big question – ‘Is Maes y Llan, Ruabon and the Wrexham area environmentally  friendly?’

Many important skills will be drawn upon and developed in a challenging and interesting way.

Also this term we will be celebrating lots of our talents through our Eisteddfod.

PE this term will continue to take place on a Monday afternoon with the support of the Sports 4 Your Community (S4YC) scheme. Children will therefore need their correct kit on a Monday, and will bring it home with them the same day as we have little storage space within class.

In order for us to continue to work closely together could I please ask that your child reads at home at least three times per week. With every entry in their Reading Record Book, they receive a raffle ticket which is entered into a draw on a Friday. I also encourage your children to practise their times tables at every opportunity as they prove invaluable to the growing maths challenges of years 5 and 6.

If homework is completed in electronic form, then it can be emailed to the class address at –

joanne.lewis@maesyllan-pri.wrexham.sch.uk

My door continues to be an open door, and as always I appreciate your continued support.


 

Autumn Term 2015.

Here are some photos from our trip to RAF Cosford.

 

 

 

 

I would like to say a big welcome to my new class as we venture into a new, exciting and challenging year together.

This term our Topic is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which is a history one based around World War II and the book, ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.

 

Throughout this topic we will be looking at the effect that this time had on the lives of children in Britain, from evacuation, through to rationing and the Blitz. Many challenging literacy, numeracy and ICT opportunities will be part of this project.

As many subjects as possible will be taught through this subject. For example in technology we will be researching, designing and making shelters, as well as breads; in art we will look art images depicting war and fear; in R.E./ PSE making the right choices.

Within Science our topics will be materials and light.

PE this term will continue to take place on a Monday afternoon with the support of the Sports 4 Your Community (S4YC) scheme. Children will therefore need their correct kit on a Monday, and will bring it home with them the same day as we have little storage space within class.

I have been busy hearing every child read and grouping them for different learning opportunities. In order for us to work closely together could I please ask that your child reads at home at least three times per week. With every entry in their Reading Record Book, they receive a raffle ticket which is entered into a draw on a Friday. I also encourage your children to practise their times tables at every opportunity as they prove invaluable to the growing maths challenges of years 5 and 6.

My door is an open door, and as always I appreciate your continued support.