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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

To be the best we can be, living to learn, learning to live with God at our side.



Croeso i flwyddyn1!

Happy New Year everyone!

We hope that you had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready to continue our learning journey together in Year 1.  Mrs Protheroe, Mrs Johnson, Miss Taylor and Mrs Williams are excited to hear all your news and see you!


Our topic this term is 'Superheroes'.  We will be talking about the superheroes we know.  What do they look like?  How do they act?  Why are they special?  You will then design your own superhero, thinking about what you would like them to do and which special power they will have.  We will also ask questions about what aspects of school life a superhero could deal with eg litter or friendship.  We will then think about real life superheroes eg doctors, nurses, firemen.  As part of our expressive arts area of learning, we will listen to superhero music and think about the elements of it eg whether it is high or low, fast or slow.  We will also use percussion instruments to make superhero sounds to accompany the superheroes we create.  Finally, we will look at cartoonists and illustrators throughout history eg Walt Disney and classic comics like Spider-Man and Superman, through to contemporary comic and cartoon heroes.


Our RE topic is 'Special People' and we will look at the special people in our own lives, as well as those in our parish community eg Father Brian and Sister Marie.


In ICT we will be learning how to collect information eg we will have a class vote about who our favourite superhero is and then present it in a pictogram.  You will also use art packages to create your own superheroes.


 In Science we will be thinking about our 'super senses' and how they protect us from danger.  We will be doing practical experiments using our senses.


A big focus as always, is on our reading and phonic work and new books and phonics games are sent each week on our bug club for you to read at home.  Passwords are the same as last year and were handed out or posted, if your child was absent, on our last day before the Christmas holidays. We will continue to use our seesaw app and you will be able to view your child at work in school and also communicate with the class teacher which we all found an invaluable tool in Early Years.


PE will be on  Wednesdays and Thursdays, it is gym this term.

We are really looking forward to seeing you again,

Mrs Protheroe and Mrs Johnson.smiley