Welcome to 3@Cradoc (Acorn Class)
The first step in your child’s education is an important time for both you and your child.
3@Cradoc provides a unique playgroup experience that aims to provide a high standard of care and education. 3@Cradoc is linked with the Early Years Department at Cradoc School and we work together to ease the transition between Playgroup and School. It is run under the management of Cradoc Primary School and registered and monitored by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).
3@Cradoc has planned activities in accordance with the Foundation Phase Framework. Sessions are conducted in English with Welsh language development encouraged in all activities.
We place great emphasis, especially in the Early Years, on developing every child’s social and emotional skills. We are very proud that this work has been identified as an “area of sector-leading practice” by Estyn during 2013.
From 5th April 2016 we extended our hours and are now open from 9 am to 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Children aged from 3 to 4 are welcome.
This means that working with CoolKids@Cradoc, your child can receive wrap-around care from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 49 weeks of the year.
Please contact the school on 01874 622555 for more details.
For more details, please take a look at our Parent Handbook attached.
However, we would more than welcome a visit from you, to see how much the children enjoy their time at 3@Cradoc and how quickly they learn.
Welcome to Elm Class
This is where you find information about life in Elm Class.
Our class is Reception and Year 1. Mrs Hughes is our class teacher and Mrs Marsy Price is our learning support assistant.
| Elm Class Parent Newsletter Spring Term 2017 Elm Class Timetable Spring Term 2017 Elm Class Homework Spring Term 2017
We have been learning about E-safety in class.
These cartoons helped us to understand how to help Hector to stay safe on the internet.
Below you will find some games and videos that you can play at home to help with maths topics. This will build up over time and you can keep coming back to practice again and again if you want to. Don’t forget to check out the FUNZONE too!
Read the time to the hour (and half hour if we are ready) on analogue clocks:
Organise and interpret information in a simple table. Interpret information from simple lists, tables, pictograms or block graphs:
Understand and use the properties of shapes: Know the names of more common 3-D and 2-D shapes:
Compare and order numbers to at least 100. To read and write numbers to at least 100:
Know by heart addition and subtraction facts for pairs of numbers that total 10
Begin to recognise that addition can be done in any order:
To recognise coins of different values. To pay an exact sum using smaller coins up to 50p:
To use non-standard units to measure weight/mass. To understand the terms heavy and light:
To know by heart doubles for numbers up to at least 10 and the corresponding halves:
To compare and order numbers to at least 20. To understand and use ordinal numbers up to at least 20th:
To count reliably up to 20 objects. To read and write numbers to at least 20:
Measuring and weighing
Have a go one some of these weighing activities that we’ve been looking at in school this term.
The Wood Turner’s Visit
Lucille’s Dad came to school to talk to us about his work as a wood turner. He explained that he only uses hand tools and no power tools which use electricity.
First he showed us different leaves from his woodland and we tried to identify which tree they came from. We looked at some utensils that he had made and noticed the different colours in the wood.
We watched carefully as he started to carve an object using different tools, we tried to guess what it would be! He explained that it was easy to carve as the tools were very sharp and had to be used correctly so that he didn’t hurt himself.
The object takes shape!
Then we see something we recognise – feathers! It’s going to be a bird !
Each slither of wood is carefully moved and woven together to make a wing and the bird is formed…..
He left us all with a feather bookmark to decorate and take home – THANK YOU MR. IRWIN, we had a great afternoon!
Share in our learning:
Class 2 would like to thank Forrest Hogg for his visit to school to talk to them about his time in Madagascar. The children have been working on a story about a boy called Kabo in Botswana and are very interested in the African wildlife. Forrest showed the children some photographs and video footage from his visit. Everyone enjoyed his talk and had some thoughtful questions for him to answer. Forrest is an ex-pupil of Cradoc School and was able to share some memories of his time in school also.