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Ysgol Alexandra

Dosbarth Oak (Y1/2)

Croeso i Dosbarth Oak


Welcome to Dosbarth Oak's class page. In Dosbarth Oak, Miss Carroll is the class teacher. We also have two wonderful teaching assistants, Mrs Rowlands and Mrs Walker. On Wednesdays, the children in Dosbarth Oak are taught by Miss Jones. 


In Dosbarth Oak, 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 you can 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 send home flashcards with the children 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. 


PE - Children in Dosbarth Oak have PE every Wednesday with Miss Jones. Please make sure your child has a PE kit consisting of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers. It is very important that your child's clothes are clearly labelled.


Snack - We provide a healthy fruit snack to all children in Foundation Phase. The cost of snack is £1 per week. Please make sure you have paid your child's snack money via Parent Pay. If you require any support with this, please contact the school office where the secretaries will be happy to help you. 


Google Classroom - Children in Dosbarth Oak will access Google Classroom during the school day and also for some of their homework. Please see the link below. 


Class Dojo - Please make sure you have joined our class dojo page and check it regularly as this is where I post a lot of important information. You can also contact me via class dojo if you have any queries or concerns. 

Our Topics

Spring 1 : Alexandra through the ages / Blast from the Past

This half term the children will be immersed into the world of time travel. They will discover a time capsule from a past pupil of Alexandra. The children will become experts as they build time machines to travel through time. They will also learn the history of toys and take part in a range of experiments before designing and creating their own toys. 

Please see our topic overview for more information. 

Spring 1 Topic Overview

Dosbarth Oak Homework - Spring 1

Meet the Teacher - Dosbarth Oak Autumn 21

Meet the teacher