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.
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.
In class we start the day with our hello session. We play the hello song below and then sing and sign to each child and member of staff in our class. After we have said hello, we sing along to our days of the week and weather song and talk about what the weather is like outside.
We start the day off by saying hello to our class mates and staff. Why don't you sing our hello song to the people at home.
I will attach some of our favourite counting and number videos below that we use to help our maths skills in class. Play them at home and count and sing along if you want. I will also attach some number worksheets that you can use too.
In class we read a lot of stories and practice communicating in different ways with staff and our peers. This is something that you could also do at home. I will attach some examples of stories that you could use at home or you can find your own!
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.
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
Maths and literacy games
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
ICT games - http://ictgames.co.uk/
Storyline (listen to stories online) - https://www.storylineonline.net/
Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/
Phonics play - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Letters and sounds - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
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.
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.
We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week
Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning.
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.
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.