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Ysgol Alexandra

Dosbarth Ash (Y1/2)

Croeso i Dosbarth Ash

Dosbarth Ash Staff

Welcome to Dosbarth Ash's class page. In Dosbarth Ash, Miss Campbell is the class teacher. We also have two amazing teaching assistants, Mrs Hack and Mrs Rowlands. On Monday mornings, the children in Dosbarth Ash are taught by Miss Jones for Forest School.  We also have PE on Tuesday afternoon.


In Dosbarth Ash, the children are placed at the centre of their learning, where their interests influence all areas as they plan how they are going to develop and apply their skills.  We encourage our children to be independent and we instil a 'We Can Do' approach to develop happy, confident and capable learners.


We aim to provide the children with as many real-life experiences as possible and plan many exciting opportunities to enrich their learning. The children learn through a careful balance of focus teaching, enhanced and continuous provision and daily access to outdoor learning environments. During this time, children experience a wide range of learning opportunities where they independently explore and investigate in a variety of areas, consolidate their learning and challenge themselves further.  Our high expectations, care and dedication to your children ensure that they reach their full potential in a happy, safe and fun environment. 


On our class page you will find information about our current topics and have the opportunity to see some of our learning in action! 


Please click on the link below and take a closer look at our current topic map to see what we will be learning this half term. 


You will also find the children's homework for this half term.


Don't forget to check out our Twitter page @alexcptweets to see the exciting things we have been doing. You can also post your homework there too! 

How can you support your child?


Read, Write Inc - We follow Read, Write Inc to help children develop their reading and writing skills through daily sessions at a level appropriate for their development. In addition to reading books, we also provide resources such as flashcards to further support this at home. Please encourage your child to spend 10 minutes each evening looking through their flashcards and reading their book. Please see the link below for more information regarding Read Write Inc. 


Read Write Inc parents guide

How to say the letter sounds


PE - Children in Dosbarth Ash have PE every Tuesday afternoon with Miss Campbell. Please make sure your child has a PE kit consisting of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers. In the winter they may wear a plain black tracksuit. It is very important that your child's clothes are clearly labelled.


Forest School - Children in Dosbarth Ash have Forest School every Monday morning with Miss Jones. Forest School is a fantastic way to build up children's skills, abilities and confidence through practical hands-on activities in the outdoors. It provides children with rich opportunities to explore, learn and discover at their own pace in a safe and supportive space. Forest School uses natural resources to stimulate imagination, creativity and investigation. 


Forest School sessions will take place entirely outside in the natural environment whatever the weather. We will provide shelter from the elements, but it is still important that your child wears clothes that are waterproof, warm and clothes that are OK to get wet and muddy. 

Your child should wear

  • A waterproof coat
  • Wellington boats (or sturdy walking boats/old trainers)
  • Comfortable long trousers (waterproof if they own a pair)
  • Comfortable, warm long sleeved top or fleece
  • Thick socks if the weather is cold - thermal if possible or two pairs of thinner socks
  • Hat and gloves
  • Two bags, one to put dirty forest school clothes in and another bag for their wellies


On Forest School days (Mondays), children will come to school wearing their full school uniform and will then change into their Forest School kit. Children will bring their kit into school weekly so that they can be taken home and cleaned. 


Snack - Children should be provided with a fresh fruit or vegetable snack from home each day.  We provide milk for the children who want it or they can have water which we provide in school water bottles. 


Seesaw - Seesaw is a fantastic tool that allows myself and the children to independently document their own learning by uploading photos, videos, audio recordings and more. This also provides opportunities for discussion and encourages the children to reflect upon their learning during this process.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see the progress your child is making throughout the school year. Please make sure you have joined our class Seesaw page and check it regularly as this is where I post important information. You can also contact me via Seesaw if you have any queries or concerns. 

Summer 2- Wonderful Wales and Olympics

Our half term has started with a 'Wonderful Wales' wonder week. Children have used their researching and skills to record different facts about Wales. We have also  baked some Welsh cakes and said whether we did or didn't like them in Welsh!


After our wonder weeks we will be moving on to our 'Olympics' topic. We will be learning about the upcoming Olympics in Paris and comparing the Modern Olympics to the Ancient Olympics. We will be using our researching skills to find out different information about France and comparing the country to Wales. Our literacy focus will be writing informative texts. We will be using the facts and information that we gather about France to write a non-chronological report.  


In maths, we will be moving onto our 'shape' unit and then our 'time' unit.  We will be comparing 2D and 3D shapes and then learning how to tell the time using a clock.

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