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Clover Class

Welcome to Clover Class

 

Staff

Mr Peter Snell (Class Teacher)

Mrs Susan Beynon (Learning Support Assistant)

Spring 1 2022

 

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Our topic this term is "Post Office Panic"

 

Languages, Literacy and Communication
Stories to include:

The Jolly Postman, Postman Pat, Larry’s First Day as a Postman and the Busy Little Postman

Activities to include:

Letter and postcard writing activities

Prepositional/ direction/ weight and length related vocabulary

Instructions

Character descriptions

Role play in the Post Office

Exploring and making flyers (adverts)


Maths and Numeracy
Sorting out letters and parcels into different 2D/3D shapes and sizes

Weighing using standard and non standard measures

Days of the week

Recognition of coins. Adding and subtracting coins

Measuring the length, width or height of of letters/parcels using non standard and standard measurements

Use of positional language to move beebot postman around streets to post letters


DCF
Exploring, writing, sending and opening emails on their Hwb accounts

Take part in a group and individual TEAMS call with Mrs Hardy in the classroom

Use a Bee Bot to program to deliver letters around a street floor mat

Classify letters in a pictogram/ block graphs using suitable software

Create a video/ picture sequence of the acting out of the Jolly Postman story

Use a wordbank to aid the writing of letters on the laptop


Humanities
Explore the role of the post person and other people who help us

Learn about maps, the four compass points and directional language

Find home address on Google Maps

Find out how a letter gets to its destination


Expressive Arts
Welsh National Opera weekly visits

Explore stamps from around the world and create their own

Use photographs of own face to create silhouette profile as/ similar to stamp profile

Design and print wrapping paper


Health and Wellbeing
Explore road safety and the rules

Goldilocks writes a letter of apology. Investigate what an apology is

Discuss different birthday traditions in the children’s families

 

Science and Technology
To investigate how a bicycle works and its major parts

Exploring the forces of pushing and pulling

Investigate the different materials that a bicycle is made of and why?

How does a bicycle lamp work. Make an electrical circuit and switch.

 

Autumn 2

 

This term our topic is Sparkle Jolly Twinkle.

Our focus this term will be:-

  • Humanities- Festivals i.e. Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.
  • Science and Technology- Light and Sound.
  • Languages, Literacy and Communication- Festival stories and poetry, recipes and instructions, making and writing celebration cards. 
  • Maths and Numeracy- 2D shapes, repeating patterns, the temperature and number bonds.
  • Expressive Arts- Festival songs and music, Rangoli patterns, firework sound Pictures, Christmas decorations and cards.
  • Health and Wellbeing- Moods and emotions

Autumn 1 2021

 

We are having lots of fun in Clover Class!

 

Our topic is ‘A Few of Our Favourite Things’.

One of our favourite things we have done so far this term was go to Barry Island! This was lots of fun for pupils and staff alike. 

 

Here are some examples of the activities we will be enjoying this term:

 

Languages, Literacy and Communication


 

  • Show and Tell- bringing in your favourite toy/ book into school and talking about it.
  • Writing a review of a short film/ cartoon the class has watched e.g., favourite character/ part of the story.
  • To introduce the Welsh term ‘Hoffi’ i.e., to like something. 

 

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

  • Sorting into the categories of like and do not like e.g., hoops, worksheets and I Pads.
  • Answering questions to retrieve information from data sets e.g., from Pictograms.
  • Producing pictograms and block graphs to represent information on the classes’ favourite pets.

 

DCF

 

  • To use apps on the iPad to identify the feelings of others by looking at pictures of faces.
  • To use the I Pads to take photographs of their favourite places/ people and/or activities in the school.
  • To create a mind map of their likes and dislikes, altering text and adding images,


 

Humanities

 

  • Discuss/ write about, draw/paint/ find on google maps the children’s favourite place in the world. 
  • Talk about somewhere they have never been but would like to go. How would they get there/ what would they do? Use ICT to find out about it.

 

Expressive Arts

 

  • To explore different mediums to make marks e.g., pastels, paints, charcoal, and I Pads. Which is their favourite?
  • To explore different percussion instruments. Which ones did they think made the best sounds?

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

  • Tasting different fruits to see which are their favourite. 
  • Explore different ways of travelling e.g., running, jumping, skipping etc. Which is their favourite way to travel and why?

 

Science and Technology

 

  • Explore the different classifications of animals. Pupils choose their favourite.
  • Pupils choose their favourite animal and create a Mind Map for it e.g., where it lives, what it eats and what are its features e.g., wings.
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