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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. 

 

This month, we have been looking at the 'Over the Rainbow' curriculum. We have focused on health and wellbeing, exploring our emotions and staying active. Some activities have included making mood puppets, tasting different fruits and vegetables, doing yoga, talking about what we like to do to make us happy and learning about how to be healthy. 

 

 

 

 

Class Routine 

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. 

Hello Song

Days of the Week Song

Weather Song

Home Learning Activities 

If at any time your child is off, I will be uploading different activities on a weekly basis to our class page. If you do not have access to a printer please let us know. For the next couple of weeks we will be looking at the new topic called Playlists. We will be looking at music from a variety of generations exploring and experiencing music from the 1960's all the way up to present day.

 

Week 2 - 12th October- Music through the decades 

 

Activity One- Look at the powerpoint about the 1980s. Look through the different images of the toys, music, films etc and make a collage to compare it to modern day. 

Activity Two- Sticking with the 1980's, follow the instructions on the last slide of the powerpoint and make your own lava lamp. 

Activity Three- Find a recipe from a different decade that you would like to try and make it at home. In class this week we will be making banana splits. You could try these too, get a banana, cut it in half and top it with squirty cream and whatever decorations you want. 

Activity Four- In ASDAN this week we will be designing our dream bedrooms. Use the document below or find your own pictures and cut and stick your favourite items on a piece of paper to design your dream bedroom. 

Activity Five- Listen to some music from different decades, do you like music from the past or music from the present better? Why? 

 

Week 1- Playlists 5th October 

 

Activity One –Start by looking at The Beatles, talk about the band and how they met. Make a collage of different album covers from the band and talk about the different band members. You could use the worksheet and either write or stick on the members name. 

Activity Two- Listen to some of the music written by The Beatles and play along. If you don’t have any musical instruments at home use some pots and pans or clap along if you want. Use the sheet attached below and say if you like or don't like the songs. 

Activity Three- Talk about how the band took America by storm and explore the towns and cities that they visited. Explore the food and culture of New York. Try tasting some different American foods.

Activity Four- Carry on exploring America. Make a model of skyscrapers in New York, you could use Paper Mache if you want, or even just cardboard boxes. 

 

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/

 

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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