Dosbarth Yr Wyddfa 

(Year 1 and Years 2)

.Teachers: Mrs Mansell and Miss Brian

Class LSA: Miss Evans, Miss Harris and Mrs O'Brien

Topic: What has shaped our world? (Transport)

Literacy, Language and Communication

This term we will be looking at 'Transport' themed fiction and non-fiction books to develop our oracy, reading and writing skills. All children will also participate in a guided reading session each week. Children will read their home-school reading books with an adult twice a week

When writing stories, we will use a 'Talk for writing' approach (learning stories fluently with actions).

We will practise our oracy skills through show and tell sessions once a week. 

Pupils will receive differentiated phonic sessions four times a week and spelling sessions to support their language skills. We will also ensure that children develop the correct pencil grip and letter formation.

Incidental Welsh is built into all aspects of the school day. We positively promote the advantages of bi and multi lingualism in the 21st century.

We will focus on 'Transport' related Welsh vocabulary.

We will be celebrating Dydd Santes Dwynwen and Dydd Dewi Sant this term.

Maths and Numeracy across the Curriculum

Your child will work through the Active learn Maths scheme. They will experience a wide range of activities, which will enhance their knowledge and confidence.

This term, we will be looking at numbers, place value, position and direction, measurements, mental addition and subtraction, properties of shapes, multiplication, division and sorting.

We will also be using our maths skills for problem solving and reasoning activities.

Numeracy is taught in our topic lessons using skills we have learnt the previous week.

Science and Technology

We will be looking at a range of transport related activities such as materials, the impact transport can have on the environment, how things move, floating/sinking and learning about distance.

We will be planning, designing, making and evaluating a range of modes of transport. Using a variety of materials, we will test our products to learn which materials are best suited for each model made.

Pupils will be logging onto Hwb and using write, paint, chart, branch, turtle and mix tools to develop their ICT skills. This will include saving their work and opening a saved file.

We will use search engines to find out information about our area.

In Dydd Gwener Gwych, we will be learning to use ICT to solve problems through the use of Minecraft Education.

Health and Wellbeing

P.E will take place on Wednesdays this term. This could change at short notice therefore we ask that all P.E kits are sent into school at the beginning of the half-term and kept in school until the half-term holiday where they will be sent home to be washed. P.E kits are to include t-shirt, shorts, trainers and socks with jogging bottoms and a jumper for when the weather is colder.

P.E this half-term will be gymnastics followed by ball skills.

We will be looking at different discussion points linked to our topic, such as:

My happy mind- the importance of gratitude,

half termly workshops with PC Lindsay and circle time.

We will be using our outdoor learning environments as much as possible so please ensure your child has wellies in school.

Expressive Arts

We will be covering gymnastics, art and music in different ways such as in Dydd Gwener Gwych and in class.

We will be looking at Winter silhouettes paintings. Drawing houses for a Diversity Street.

Art for the Eisteddfod.

Georges Seurat - Pointillism.

Vehicle paintings.

In music we will be creating our own music, listening and singing Welsh songs, Easter songs and following Charanga (our music scheme).


We will be looking at the history of transport and comparing the past to the present and what transport could look like in the future.

We will be looking at maps linked to public transport and different types of transport which is used around the world.

We will be looking at the importance of journeys. This will be linked to Bible stories where important journeys have taken place; to important pilgrimages in different religions; and to the journey of growth within ourselves as we age.


Please read with your child at least three times a week at home and record this in their reading records.

Develop key maths skills such as: telling the time, reading scales and learning number facts such as number bonds.