To our Caswell class
Hope you are all feeling settled at home. Please keep yourselves busy and if there are any tasks you can do to help around the house that would be amazing! You would be gaining life skills too. If you do helping tasks please take photos as we will have lots to catch up on when we go back to school together.
I wonder how your beans are growing? Maybe you could plant something at home and watch it grow? Remember they need lots of sunshine and water.
I will update and give resources for you to try at home but remember your happiness is the most important thing so keep doing those things that make you feel happy and safe.
Please keep looking at the school website as there is a signing song each week. You could watch and join in?
Your staff team are thinking of you lots. Looking forward to seeing you when it is safe for us to all be back together.
Week beginning 18th May
Sunshine - feel good track
Bring me sunshine
Enjoy this week's sing sign video - spot the frozen teacher! This week's work will be linked to the sun!
What is the sun?
Have a look at the video and see if you can answer the questions.
14 day photo challenge
I know you are enjoying being out and about - see if you can complete the photo challenge above.
On the 21st May it is outdoor classroom day - which basically means have fun outdoors! Here are some fun ideas:
Outdoor classroom day - resources
Fun with mud!
Have a look at the weather each day - record how many days of sunshine there are using a simple tally
Watch the seasons clip - there is a game underneath can you sequence the seasons?
I have attached 3 new sheets linked to this weeks theme - the sun:
A sun dot painting activity
Design you own sun glasses
All about me Sunshine
It you want to show me any work you have completed please email it to me - I would love to see!
Have a lovely week and enjoy the sunshine!
Mr Bean chasing the sun
Week beginning 11th May
I hope you all enjoyed your VE day celebrations at the weekend. This week we will be exploring: 'what a wonderful world!'
You may recognise some familiar faces!
Listen to the song what colours do you hear in the song? Maybe you could do a piece of art work with some of the things you hear in the song or go out for a walk and look for some of these wonderful things we see around us.
Here are some wonderful things I spotted on a nature walk. Maybe you could take some photos of things you see too?
Use the link below to try out different instruments and sounds to create your own song:
Music lab song maker
I know some of you enjoy exploring Google earth
Explore Google earth
Can you find your home? Can you find our school? Can you find the 7 wonders of the world? Can you find a place you have visited on holiday?
I have attached a world map template. You could colour it in and look at the different countries. Can you locate the united kingdom? Can you even spot Wales?
If you can get hold of some old travel brochures or magazines you could cut out images from around the world and create a collage.
Have a look at wonderful places near to where you live!
Have a go at doing some outdoor Art or planting in your own garden:
I have also attached a bird watching identification sheet and a bird watching tally. This is something you could do from your own home.
Please continue to help around your home and develop your life skills by making your bed and helping with cooking activities.
Remember we live in a wonderful world and will be back together exploring the wonders of nature soon!
Week beginning 4th May
Our theme for this week is well being. Please watch last weeks sign along song You'll never walk alone
A message from us all:
Our activities this week are linked to the 5 ways to well being.
Connect with people you know, please get involved in the whole school challenge below:
Connect with others by producing a piece of Art work for the video or simply have fun with a family member creating something together.
Be Active Try to do some daily exercise, if you can get out and go for a sensory walk
Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement, try something new to cook for your family or make a new piece of Art or try a new exercise program: For example Cosmic kids yoga
As we are celebrating VE day on Friday - try this Art activity
Give to others, even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference.
I know Harvey has been making bows to thank the NHS and cheering up the community.
As VE day is coming up on Friday you could decorate your window with some bunting or create a thank you card to a family or friend member who is a key worker, there are some thank you colouring sheets attached to the bottom of this page.
Simply give someone the gift of your kindness in your house and help them or make them a snack! Here are some ideas of acts of Kindness for May:
Be more aware of the present moment and the things around you. Take time in your day to relax! Below are some suggestions:
We are missing you all and can't wait to see you. Hope you enjoy the bank holiday weekend:
Week beginning 27th April
I hope you enjoyed creating your rainbows. Have a watch of Somewhere over the rainbow you may spot some rainbows and people that you recognise!
Well done to Harvey who has been brightening up his community with rainbows , a lovely way of spreading happiness. Well done!
I know you have been enjoying going out for walks in the fresh air - here is a scavenger hunt to enjoy while out and about.
(Parents please feel free to take a photo on your phone so you can spot things when out and about - please note I have attached a letter that you can use if you need to do more than one walk a day to support your child's well being)
Our theme for this term would be sport so doing any exercise task would be fantastic! This looks fun, you could make your own exercise mat using your hand prints and foot prints. Great for following directions too!
I know you all enjoy Art so here are some Art ideas linked to the Olympics.
Some videos linked to sport you may enjoy watching are:
Mr Tumble Sports
Sports day story
Because I'm happy - dance along
Take care Dosbarth Caswell and we will see you soon. Please get in contact to share photos of things you are doing or if you have any questions, we love hearing how you are getting on.
Please have a look at resources attached at the bottom of the page and have a look at previous weeks learning tasks for websites and more learning ideas. Remember the most important thing is your safe and happy!
Week beginning 20th April
Hope you have all received your rainbow card with Easter treats! The card links with our topic this week 'rainbows'
Please join in with the rainbow challenge if you can. Please remember to watch our Friday feel good sign along song on the Ysgol Pen Y Bryn facebook page - somewhere over the rainbow - maybe you could learn some signs?
If you would like to do this activity there is a rainbow template attached to this page.
I know many of you enjoy sensory activities so here are some other rainbow learning ideas!:
Have a watch of Lliwiau'r Enfys
Attached at the bottom of the page is a Outdoor colour hunt sheet. A rainbow template, A Welsh rainbow template.
You could try making a rainbow fruit kebab with your favourite fruits - how many different colours are their on your fruit kebab?
Maths: Data handling: Could you find out the favourite colour of each family member, you could display as a list and tally
I have attached a Smartie tally and bar chart - if you can get hold of a packet of smarties!
You could sort your clothes into colours and organise them in your clothes drawers/ wardrobes!
To build on letter recognition and keep you fit - take a look!
Maybe you can get your family to join in with you?
Finally - Mr Tumble teaches us how to sign the colours: take a look: Signing the colours
These are suggested activities - please pick and choose and remember we will see each other again - our rainbows are a reminder of that.
Week beginning 30th March
It was wonderful to have the opportunity to catch up with you and your families. Please use the resources to help you with your learning.
Some of you are finding it hard to understand why you are not in school. This animation may help explaining things.
Explanation of Coronavirus
We have been developing our life skills. There is a sheet attached for more ideas.
I know you enjoy our shopping trips so if you can help sort and put away shopping in your own home, an excellent way to develop independence skills and help in the home.
We greatly enjoy cooking together and as Easter is coming up, I have attached some fun Easter cooking activities.
It may be a fun activity to hide Easter eggs in your garden and time how long it take family members to find them. If a family member could hide Easter eggs and give you simple directions to find them this would be a fun communication activity.
If you watch the following video you may spot some familiar faces! I have also attached the signs so you could sign along with us?
A little help from my friends
We will be doing a different sign video every week the next video is a class favourite - so I will be a great surprise!
I have attached some other signing resources and emotion cards to support your learning and well being.
As you enjoy listening to stories try stories online
Try PE with Joe and if you miss the 9am live session you can catch up and do it another time PE with Joe
You enjoy yoga in the classroom so why not try it in your home Cosmic kids yoga
There are great fitness activities, healthy lunch ideas and hand washing tips at Change4life
I hope your bean plants are showing signs of growth. If you enjoy growing things, you could plant a sunflower seed and measure how big your sunflower grows?
Please look at the familiar learning websites listed below and remember to keep doing activities that make you feel happy. Create a visual plan for each day so you know what is expected.
Below are some of your choosing time favourite clips to make you feel happy:
I hope you get to enjoy your Easter break and get to enjoy some chocolate eggs or jaffa cakes!
Know we are so proud of you for staying home and keeping yourself and your families safe. Remember we will all be back together again soon sharing a lovely breakfast together!
Week beginning 23rd March
Have a look at these comics online and read / look at your favourite stories, newspapers or magazines
Keep up to date with the news by watching newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
I know you enjoy cooking so try making some new dishes for your family. I have attached some useful cookery resources.
Hand washing is really important at the moment this video will help you make sure you are washing your hands correctly.
We have been developing our attention skills through our Attention autism sessions.
Parents for some more information about how it works please see: Information on Attention Autism
If you would like to have a go you will need a bucket and you could try out some of the activities below:
Attention Autism bucket ideas
We enjoyed our daily weather watch if you would like to complete some practical activities linked to the weather please see weather activities
Art Activity - Can you paint a rainbow and put it in your window? Lots of children are doing this to bring hope and spread happiness.
Finally, structure is a key part to the day - please see some symbols/resources attached or make your own symbols to create a visual timetable for home learning.
Please contact the school if you have any questions and I will find a way of getting in contact with you.
Week beginning 16th March
In addition to the learning resources that were sent home. Please see the resources below.
Dosbarth Caswell brought home their own beans to grow link to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk: The story is below.
They can keep a bean diary or just be encouraged to take care of their bean plant!
Resources to print off for Home learning
Well being and health
5 min moves - Being active
5 minute moves
mindfulness for kids
Sensory activities and ideas
Sensory Home Learning Ideas
Resources for visual timetable
Have a go at making these yummy Easter treats for your family.