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Welcome to Conwy Class!

Welcome to Conwy Class!

In Conwy, we engage in a mix of practical, hands-on sensory based activities and focused individual activities based around Individual Education Plans. Our lessons this year will include Literacy, Maths, Science and Theme (which includes History, Geography, Art and DT). We look forward to working with you this year to ensure the best care and outcomes for your child. 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning 

As some of us won't be attending school at the moment I will be uploading activities that those at home may want to complete. Where possible, these will be a copy of the work that is completed in school. If you complete any work at home please send copies or pictures to my email address G.Dunphy@rowanpark.co.uk, I can't wait to see what you get up to. 

If you would like individual work tailored to your child's IEP targets then I can also provide this, just send me an email and I'll get back to you. 

Spring Term 1- Allotments- Week 4- Nutrition 

Activity idea 1– Watch the PowerPoint on the different food groups and complete the worksheet.

 

Activity idea 2– Explore the taste, texture and smells of different foods. Decide if you like or don’t like them.

 

Activity idea 3– Explore what makes a healthy meal. Complete the sorting activity of healthy and unhealthy foods.

 

Activity idea 4– Research what makes a balanced diet meal and plan a meal using a paper plate and pictures.

 

Activity idea 5– Help at home cooking a selection of different foods.

 

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-key-parts-of-a-healthy-diet-60wkgr

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-a-healthy-diet-c9k38t

 

Spring Term 1- Week 3- Plant Life 

 

Activity idea 1– Watch the video on the life cycle of plants and complete the matching activity to identify the plant life cycle.

 

Activity idea 2– Look at different types of trees and the different places that they grow. Go on a walk of your local area with an adult and see what different trees you can find.

 

Activity idea 3– Watch the video about photosynthesis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Ymc311XS8

 

Activity idea 4– As plants grow from a seed and become a plant, make some popcorn and watch how the popcorn ‘seed’ becomes something else.

 

Activity idea 5– As plants need light to grow, explore light and shadow. Make a light theatre and use your hands to make a shadow puppet.

 

 

 

Video Lesson 1 – Watch lesson on ‘What a plant needs to grow’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/growing-plants-1978

 

 

Video Lesson 2 – Watch lesson on ‘The stages of a Plant Growing’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/growing-plants-1978

 

 

Video Lesson 3 – Watch lesson on ‘Constructing a beanstalk’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/growing-plants-1978

 

Spring Term 1-Week 2- Growing Vegetables 

Activity idea 1– Listen to the vegetable song and complete the matching vegetables worksheet on the class page.

 

Activity idea 2– Make a collage with pictures of all different vegetables. To make it even better you could add some writing to your work with the overwrite sheets.

 

Activity idea 3– Smell, taste and look at a variety of different fruit and vegetables. Decide if you like each one using the thumbs up or thumbs down sheet.

 

Activity idea 4– Explore the different items that make a salad.  Decide whether to make a fruit salad or a salad with vegetables. What different items will you put in your salad?

 

Activity idea 5– Explore different places where you can buy fruit and vegetables from.

 

Activity idea 6– Set up a tuck shop at home and practice exchanging money for items from the shop.

 

Spring Term 1- Allotments

Activity idea 1– Use the internet to research different designs for wind chimes. What different materials are used?

 

Activity idea 2– Design and make your own wind chime using ideas gathered from your research . Think carefully about what you might want to include on your wind chime.

 

Activity idea 3– Design and make your own bird feeder to encourage birds to visit your garden at home.

 

Activity idea 4– Take part in a mini beast hunt either in your garden at home or at the local park. What different mini beasts can you find?

 

Activity idea 5– Complete the matching and overwrite sheet for minibeasts.

 

Activity idea 6– Use the resources on the class page to find out what plants need to survive. Complete the worksheet about what plants need to survive.

 

Other ideas:

- When we are in school we also enjoy our PE sessions. We like doing our circuits or even sometimes just having a dance around. You could recreate a circuit at home or find your favourite music and have a dance. I'll pop some videos below that you could use as a start. 

 - Help at home making your food. In class we enjoy our cookery lessons and we make a variety of different things. Practice your spreading, cutting, rolling and washing skills with those at home. 

- Music is a great way to relax. Find you favourite song and sing or play along.

-In class we also enjoy our sensory time. Use some of the ideas below or come up with your own. We like using talc, shaving foam and sand in school. 

Week 4- Travel 

This week we will be looking at different modes of transport and ways that we can travel. We will be looking mainly at cars, buses and trains. In DT, we will be making our own cars out of recyclable materials. In science we will complete an experiment using balloons to make things move. In cookery, we will be looking at food that can be eaten on journeys such as drive-thru foods. We will also have a look into road safety and how to be safe on the roads. 

How to Make an Air Powered Balloon Car

Week 3- Space 

This week we will be learning all about space. We will look at the moon landing and Neil Armstrong, the solar system and learn a song about the planets. In cookery, we will be looking at what food is used in space. 

Planets Song | Solar System Song | The Singing Walrus

StoryBots Outer Space | Planets, Sun, Moon, Earth and Stars | Solar System Super Song | Fun Learning

Children's book read aloud.' ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS '

Week 2- Flight 

In class this week we will be looking at flight. In History, we will be looking at the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart. We will also have a look at different planes and in DT we will be making our own planes. In cookery this week we will be making scones. We will also be having a paper aeroplane flying competition in class. You could try this at home this week too!

History KS2 | Explorers: Amelia Earhart | BBC Teach

How to make a peg airplane for kids

Major Milestones- Week 1- Electricity

In class this week we will be focusing on electricity. We will look at Thomas Edison and his discoveries. Below are some experiments and videos that we will be watching and carrying out in class that you might want to watch or take part in at home. 

 

Bonfire Night- 5th November

On Thursday, it is also bonfire night. We will be completing some work on bonfire night this week. Below is a recipe for pizza pinwheels that we will be making in class. We will also be doing some firework painting that you could try at home. 

Static Electricity and the Balloon

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Mini Bio - Thomas Edison

How To Make A Shadow Puppet

Other ideas: 

  • Look at books with your child.
  • Make a shopping list and go shopping with your child. Look for items on your list, name the items your child does not know yet, ask your child about the items in the shop, involve your child to pick objects and place them in your shopping trolley.
  • Cook with your child. Talk about the recipe and ingredients. Describe and comment on what you are doing and what your child is doing. This is a perfect activity to introduce verbs like: mix, pour, grate, melt, spread, etc...
  • Sing songs.
  • Make a ‘secret box’. You can decorate it together. Use play-doh to make objects or animals and place them in the box. Give clues to each other to guess what the other person made.
  • Play ‘Memory Game’. Place 5-6 objects on a table, name them with your child. Then cover them with a cloth or scarf. Ask your child to close their eyes, so you can remove one object. Check if your child can remember which object is missing.
  • Play ‘What’s in my hand?’ Ask your child to put their hands behind their back and place something in your child’s hands. Ask your child to describe the object (size, shape, feel) before naming the object. Take turns.

Maths and literacy games

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

ICT games - http://ictgames.co.uk/

 

Reading

Booktrust - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Storyline (listen to stories online) - https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/

 

Phonics

Phonics play - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

 

Letters and sounds - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

Autumn Term 1 Pictures

General Information

 

Home School Diaries

We ask families and carers to return the Home School diary each day, as this will enable the class staff to provide comments and information about you child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.

 

Individual Education Plans

These set out the priority educational targets that your child is working on for the term. IEPs are updated each term and sent home. If there is anything that you would particular like us to be working on please just let us know.

 

Class Funds

We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week

 

Homework

Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning.  If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.

 

P.E.

P.E. lessons take part once a week. To reduce the amount of items transferring between home and school the pupils will complete P.E. in their uniforms. During P.E. we discuss the importance of keeping fit and healthy for our wellbeing. 

 

Cookery

We do cookery once a week. Please let us know if your child has any allergies. These lessons focus on teaching the children independent life skills. 

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