Moonstone

Croeso i Dosbarth Moonstone

Croeso i Dosbarth Moonstone

 

                      Summer Term 2 2017   

Our chosen learning experience for the final Summer half term will be “Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside”. We will be looking at what creatures live in the ocean and the different features of the seaside and how they are different now from years ago. We will be looking at Materials and their properties and investigating which materials would be best to build a boat or to make wellington boots.

We will be looking at the stories of “The Rainbow Fish”, “The singing Mermaid” to support our Literacy and learning about writing lists and using adjectives to describe something.

Our focus will be about sharing, being a good friend and being kind and we will be reading the book “Have you filled your bucket today?” to support this learning experience.

 

Child Led Topic Web

Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside

Authentic Learning

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

Thinking Challenge:

Thinking Key

 

 Use your Thinking Key to answer the following question.

 What ifyou lived under the ocean? What would you see?

 

 

 

Use your red hat to describe how you would feel if someone was                   unkind to you.

Creative challenge:

This is the Rainbow fish. Can you make a paper plate fish to be his friend?

 

                                                                         

 

 

 

ICT 

This term we will be using the Beebots. We will be practising to move the Beebots around our classroom and around obstacles. We will be looking at directions and Algorithms.

We will be developing our mouse control skills while exploring Purple Mash and Simple City.  We will learning how to save our work on Purple Mash and sharing our work with our friends.

We will also be learning how to send an email within a safe forum within the school, remembering our Internet Safety rules.

 

Cymraeg

Flic And Flac

We continue to follow our Fflic a Fflac programme which we thoroughly enjoy!    We will learning to ask:

Ga i’r..?                          May I have the……?

Ble rwyt ti’n byw?         Where do you live?

Pa liw?                           Which colour?

Sawl?                             How many?

Ble mae’r..?                   Where is the..?

Mawr a Bach                  Big and small

Pa Siâp?                        Which shape?

 

We are becoming confident to ask to use the toilet in Welsh “ga i fynf i toiled?”

We are even beginning to develop our writing skills in Welsh and have set up a Welsh writing area in our classroom!

 

Music

We will continue to follow Charanga, which is an online music programme that teaches music appreciation whilst developing our interest in pace, rhythm and tempo. We will also be exploring different types of music from around the world such as Steel drum music, Scottish music and classical music.

PE

In PE lessons this term we will be focusing on games, our main target is to continue to listen carefully to and follow instructions during our PE lessons.  We will be developing our ball skills whilst improving on our team building skills by playing team games. We love being active!

STEM

Our Discovery Room is open all day every day for all children It provides opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We are child led in reception and so the children are encouraged to say what activities they would like to have in our Discovery area. Alongside these ideas the children will be developing their shape space and measure skills, physical development such as scissor skills and also they will be embracing their creative side through the use of paint and clay.

Ysgol Coedwig

In Forest School we will be investigating the Natural materials that we can find. We will be making natural paint brushed to use in our outdoor area and paint from berries to use for art creations. We will be collecting twigs and branches to make boats. .

 

In Dosbarth Moonstone, the children lead the learning. All of the children’s ideas are explored with enthusiasm. The children are in charge and we have so much fun learning through our play and exploration!

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