Dosbarth Harlech - Mrs Hutchison
Dosbarth Powis - Mrs Paull
When the children move into Year 4 we need to help them create a deeper level of knowledge, skills and understanding. As the children increase their level of independant working they are more able to identify the learning habits which help or hinder them. The skills programme continues, some children by this time will have completed the Read, Write Inc phonics programme and will be working on Comprehension Plus. The children need to develop their extended writing at this age, opportunities are given to the children to write for example; naratives, recounts, instructions and explanations Most children who have worked for several years through the Maths Makes Sense programme will be working comfortably at the National Curriculum Level 4.
Through the time-tabled lessons and activities your child will have the opportunity to develop Learning Skills in Thinking, Communication, Number and ICT across the curriculum in all lessons. S/he will develop Personal and Social skills by working with partners, in groups and as part of a mixed class. Many lessons are enhanced by knowledge and understanding of the language and culture of Wales through the Curriculum Cymreig. Junior children will be introduced to aspects of Careers and the World of Work in some lessons.
Whole school themes are devised to promote the use of e-learning in the context of 21st Century Wales. The childrens ICT skills by this stage are very well developed, most children will be able to create powerpoint presentations, word documents, safely use the internet to research, copy and paste, complete home learning using Just 2 Easy independantly and complete projects of their own design.
Following the successful introduction of the home learning Maths scheme last school year, we are introducing the '11's Club' to improve standards in spelling this year. This club is based on the children improving their ability to read and spell the high frequency words. As with the Maths award scheme it is progressive, both schemes are commenced in Year 1 and continues at the childs pace. We are very grateful to parents who actively support these programmes.
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