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Dosbarth Glas (Y1/2)

Dosbarth Glas

Welcome to Dosbarth Glas !   Croeso !


I am the class teacher and my name is Mrs Townley but I am not the only adult in the class.

Our Learning Assistants are Mrs Holley ( Monday- Thursday) and Mrs Lewis ( Friday ) . 

Our P.E. day is a Monday so please wear kit to school ready for lots of fun and healthy exercise.

Summer 1

Our topic this term is Marvellous Materials

This term we are going to be Scientists. We will be finding out about different materials including wood, glass, metal, fabric and plastic. We will be finding out about the properties of these materials and why they are used to make different things. We will be investigating floating and sinking and making boats. 

We are going to read lots of stories including Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be asking Jack and the Giant lots of questions. 

Our class assembly is on Thursday 25th April and you are all invited to join us at 9.10am. There will be an activity for parents/ carers to complete with their children after assembly if you would like to stay. 

Homework - Marvellous Materials

Spring 2

Our topic this term is Cymru a Fi!

This means Wales and Me!

We will be learning all about Wales and the other countries in the United Kingdom.

We will be celebrating Saint David's Day this term and all children will be taking part in our school celebrations which will take place on Friday 1st March.

We are expecting a visit from a dragon which will be very exciting!

Spring 1 

Our topic this term is Light and Dark.

We will be finding out about different light sources and the difference between natural and artificial light.

We will  be finding out about nocturnal animals like hedgehogs and owls .

We will be reading The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. We will find out why Plop was scared of the dark and try to help him by making our own lights.

Autumn 2

Our topic this term is Through the Keyhole

We will be investigating our local area and looking at lots of maps and old photographs of Llanrumney. 

We will be going to Saint Fagans on Tuesday the 5th of December to  look at the old houses there. We will be comparing our own homes with houses in the past. We will be talking about similarities and differences between the two.

We will be reading the story of Goldilocks and writing our own versions of the story. We will also be writing letters, poems and making posters in the next few weeks.

We are very excited to be starting our new phonics programme which is called Monster Phonics. There are lots of new characters to meet and I am sure your children will be telling you lots about it at home.


Our topic this term is 

There is Only One Me!

We are going to be reading lots of lovely stories like

You be You by Linda Krantz

Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Germs are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick

We will be writing our own lists of fruit to make yummy fruit salad, inventing our own Supertato stories, writing instructions how to wash our hands and lots more.

We are going to be doing lots of learning outside the classroom as well. We are going to use natural materials to make faces, go on lots of scavenger hunts and make traps to catch the evil pea. 

As you can probably tell Dosbarth Glas is a very busy place!

Book Bags

All children should have been given a Book Bag to bring home. In the bag was a book, Giglets log in information, a list of key words and a letter explaining how our systm works. There is not a specific day for children to change books. Children can change them whenever they are ready. Just send the bag back and we will change the book.

Just reading with your child for 5-10 minutes a day will make a massive difference.

Through the Keyhole - Homework