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Home learning 19-20

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13th July

Our latest video is a special one for our leavers.  We wish them all the best for the future.

This week we will be making our final feel good Friday video and would like as many of our pupils as possible to be in it.   We want lots of happy pictures - take a photo of yourself or paint, draw or use the computer to make a happy picture then either send it to the school Facebook account via private message or upload it to J2E by Thursday morning. The video will be shared on Facebook and our YouTube channel so please make sure you have permission from your parents before sending a picture.

As this is the last week of term, our activities will be a little different.  First off, think about this school year, both things you did when we were in school and work you've done at home.  Have a look through our news page to remind you of some of the things you've done.  What was your favourite activity?  What are you most proud of this year?  What are you looking forward to next year?

The rest of this week's activities are about going on a virtual field trip.  First of all, get a plain piece of paper and follow the instructions in the video below to make yourself a book to record your visit in.  You will probably need to pause the video in between each step.

Now, choose some of the following places to visit and draw or write about each one in the book you made.

Visit London Zoo here  Watch webcams of the animals and decide on your favourite.

Visit Folly Farm here  Some of the webcams are on at certain times so you might have to check back.  Which animal do you like best?

Visit the National Space Centre here  Draw or write about something that you saw that you liked.  You might like to have a go at one of the space crafts. 

Visit the National Gallery in London here   Go on a virtual tour of the gallery.  Draw or write about your favourite picture of sculpture.

Visit the British Museum here  Write or draw in our book about your favourite thing you saw or learnt.

Visit Buckingham Palace here   What do you think it would be like to live there?

We would like to wish all our pupils a happy, healthy and safe summer.  We look forward to seeing you in September, from the Dosbarth Three Cliffs team.

 

6th July

Have you seen the video for When you're smiling?  See if you can spot anyone from class.

Languages, literacy and communication: Listen to story Cinderboy.  It is about 10 minutes long so you might want to pause it a couple of times to talk about the story as you watch.

Cinderboy is based on a traditional tale.  Can you work out what it is?  That's right, it's based on the story Cinderella.  Can you compare the two stories?  Think about who is in the story, where the story takes place, what was the problem the main character faced and how do the stories end?  Which story do you like the best?

Maths and numeracy: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 11).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.

Science and technology: Carry out an investigation to see if the size of a ball affects how far you can kick it.  Collect any balls you have in your house e.g. football, tennis ball, bouncy ball etc.  Predict which ball you will be able to kick the furthest.  Go into your garden and kick the balls one at a time.  Leave the balls where they land.  If you have a tape measure, measure how far each ball has travelled.  If not, make a list of the balls in order from the one that went the least far to the one that you kicked the furthest.  Think about your results; which ball travelled the furthest?  Why do you think that was?  What do you think would happen if you kicked a different shaped ball such as a rugby ball?  Would it matter if you kicked the balls with different power each time?  Do you think the weight of a ball changes anything?  Do you think the material of a ball might have any effect?

Expressive arts: Have a go at singing this football song to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  Fans often cheer and chant for their team at matches.  Can you make up your own football chant?

 

29th June

Our latest video is We'll meet again.  We are looking forward to seeing some of you this week and to seeing the rest of you as soon as we can.

For the rest of term we will be thinking about football.

Languages, literacy and communication: Read this football poem by Ian Bland Football in the living room.  There are lots of verbs (doing words) in this poem.  Do you know what they all mean?  Have a go at writing your own poem by changing part of Ian Bland's poem.  His took place in the living room.  Where will yours take place?  It could be space, the jungle, a shopping centre, a swimming pool, under the sea or anywhere you would like.  Think about how the ball will move there and use your ideas to write your poem.

Maths and numeracy: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 10).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.

Science and technology: Make your own flick football game.  Read the instructions and watch the video here.  You can also have a go at this activity to go with the video.

Humanities: Swansea City play in the Championship.  This is the current table for the Championship with a list of all the clubs in the league.  Use Google Maps to find out how far it is from the Swansea City stadium to some of the clubs in the league.  Which club is nearest?  Which club is furthest away?  Can you draw or print a map of the UK and draw on the map to show were some of the clubs are?

Health and well-being: Train like a footballer.  Watch these videos that show how to master simple movements to help you train like a footballer and join in.

 

22nd June

Have you seen our most recent video - All about you?

This week is our final week thinking about the Olympics, before we move on to the sport of football for the rest of term.  We are going to think about the Ancient Olympics that began in Greece.

Languages, literacy and communication: The ancient Olympics were dedicated to the Greek god Zeus.  There are lots of myths about the Greek gods.  Watch this myth about Zeus, his brothers and his wife.  Write a list of the superpowers different people in the story had.  If you had superpowers, what would they be and why?

Maths and numeracy: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 8).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.

Humanities: Read about how the ancient Olympics began and some of the sports that were in the ancient games here.  What is the same as the Olympic games today?  What is different?

Expressive arts: At the ancient Olympics, the winners were given crowns made of leaves instead of medals.  Have a go at making your own wreath, following these instructions, either by printing out the leaves on the instructions or using leaves from your garden or those you collect on a walk.

Health and well-being: Please remember that we now have the opportunity to leave video messages for each other in a secure feature of Hwb - Flipgrid.  If you have already recorded a video, look back and see if you've had a reply.  Details of how to access Flipgrid and record a video are here.  The code for the topic will be sent again with Monday's Schoop.

For those of you coming back to school next week, I will be in touch this week to let you know which day your child will be able to come in.  Please look out for another letter that will be sent out via Schoop and on Facebook this week with additional information about school reopening.

 

15th June

Have you seen our video for I love my life?

This week we will be focusing on a Paralympian who trained and went to school in Swansea when she was a teenager and won her first Olympic gold medals when she was just 13 years old - Ellie Simmonds.

Watch this video of Ellie competing in the 2016 Olympics.

Languages, literacy & communication: Read this fact file about Ellie and answer the questions.

Maths: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 8).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.

Science & technology: When she's swimming, Ellie floats.  Collect different objects from around your house e.g. a spoon, some toys, a cup, a pencil etc.  Fill a bucket or washing up bowl with water and then take it into your garden.  Predict whether the different items you have collected will float or sink.  Put them in the water to find out if your prediction was correct.

Humanities: Look at the fact file and then make a time line of Ellie's life.  Begin with the year she was born.  What happened to Ellie in 2008?  In 2012? Etc.

Expressive arts: On Sunday it will be Father's Day.  Make a card for your Dad or for someone who is special to you.

Health & well-being: Watch this video and this video.  Talk about what you can see in the videos.  How do they make you feel?  

 

8th June

Have you seen our latest sing/sign video?

This week we will be learning about a famous Olympian who competed in the 1936 Olympics.  His name was Jesse Owens.  See me read the story here.

Languages, literacy and communication: After listening to the story of Jesse's life, have a go at retelling the story or acting it out. 

Maths: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 7).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.  At the championships where Jesse set three world records and equalled another, he ran 100 yards in 9.4 seconds, 220 yards in 20.3 seconds, ran the 220 yard hurdles in 22.6 seconds and jumped 8.13 metres in the long jump.  Use the timer on a phone to see how fast those times are.  How far can you run in that time?  If you have a tape measure at home, measure 8.13 metres to see how far Jesse jumped.  Measure how far you can jump.

Science & technology: Design a gold medal for Jesse.  You could draw it, design it on a computer or tablet or make one e.g. using cardboard and tin foil.  Also, have a go at using J2E to make an animation of Jesse.  There is a tutorial of how to use the animation tool here

Expressive arts: Watch this video of opening ceremonies for the Olympics through history.  Can you see things that have changed and things that have stayed the same?  Plan your own opening ceremony.  Make a list of songs you would play as the athletes enter and walk around the stadium.  Dance is often used at the opening and closing of an Olympics to tell stories.  Can you create your own dance for your opening ceremony?  You can watch more of the opening ceremony from the London Olympics in 2012 here.

Humanities: Do some research about Jesse Owens can make a fact file about him.  You could look on the internet or use this document to help you.

Health & well-being: Sadly, the difficulties Jesse Owens faced are still faced by people today.  Last week lots of people took part in Blackout Tuesday to protest against racial inequality.  You can read more about it, and the events that led up to it, on the Newsround website.

 

1st June

I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sun.

This week we will be looking at the story The Frog Olympics by Brian Moses.  You can watch Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill tell the story.

Languages, literacy & communication: There were different events in the frog Olympics including catching flies with tongues, the three legged frog race, leap frogging over a stream.  Choose one of the events and have a go at playing it.  Then tell someone in your family how to compete in the event.  What do they have to do?  How do they win?  Are there any other rules?  Once you have done this, have a go at writing or drawing instructions for the event. 

We have a new set of online reading books for you, in addition to Oxford Reading Tree.  I will upload your log in details to your J2E account.

Maths: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 6).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.  

Science & technology: Make an origami frog by folding a piece of paper, following the instructions here.  Once you have made your frog, can you use things from your recycling bin to make the frog Olympics?  Can you make a stream or bog for your frog?  Can you make a high jump for your frog to leap over?  Can you give your frog a log tongue to catch flies?  Once you have made the different items, have a go at using them to retell the story.

Expressive arts: The story says that there were frogs of every colour and size.  Follow the step-by-step instructions here to have a go at drawing your own frog.  Once you have drawn it, decorate your frog.  How big will it be?  What colours will it be?  Will it have spots, stripes or any other pattern on?

Humanities: In The Frog Olympics story, the frogs are all different but all come together to join in the Olympics.  They have different things that are special about them.  What is special about you?  What are the things you are good at?  What about someone else in your family, what is special about them? 

Health & well-being: Miss Dyer had her baby, a little girl, just before half term.  It is lovely news that we would like to celebrate.  If you want to make Miss Dyer a congratulations picture (draw one or make one on the computer), you can make it on J2E or upload it and I will pass them on to her.  Instructions for using J2E here

Remember to keep active, there are some ideas for ways you can do that at home here.

 

18th May

Parents: please note that Swansea are now rolling out the new payment method for free school meals to all schools which means you will need to apply again.  We apologise for the duplication.  You should be getting an email, please follow the instructions on the email.  Thank you.

Have you seen our latest video yet?  We hope it makes you smile.

This week's activities are all around the story The Champion Hare by Gwen Christie.  Click here to read the story.

Literacy & Communication:  Read the story and talk about what happened in the story with the person who helped you read it.  Try and find all the action words (verbs) such as jump and race in the story.  Make a list of them.  Can you make a sentence about each of the words e.g. Miss Clark is jumping quickly around her garden.  We have some more reading books for you to read online with some questions built in.  I will upload the website address and your log on details to J2E so look out for them.

Maths: Look at the White Rose home learning activities for week 5.  Have a go at doing some of the events in the story and measuring using non-standard units of measure.  Run from one end of your garden, counting the number of steps you take.  Ask someone else in your family to run, do they take more steps or less steps than you?  Jump as far as you can.  Put a stone down to show where you started and where you landed, then use your hands to measure how far you jumped.  Stand next to a wall and jump up as high as you can.  If you have some chalk or a pencil, try and make a mark on the wall when you jump.  Count how many hands high you you jumped.  Throw a ball and count how far you threw it in hands.  

Science & technology: Research one of the animals in the story.  What do they eat?  Where do they live?  Encyclopaedia Britannica is a good place to research.  You will need your Hwb log on details to use it.  Make a poster or write in J2E about what you find out.  You could also use the animate tool in JIT5 in J2E to make an animation of an animal in one of the events in the story.  You can watch a simple demonstration of how to use animate here. 

Expressive arts: Choose one of the action words (verbs) from the story and draw a picture of one of the animals or a person doing that movement e.g. the gorilla throwing.

Humanities: Draw a map to show the different locations in the story and which events happen there e.g. the race through the woods and the desert.  If you were going to hold a sports contest in your garden, where would you put each event?

Health & well-being: Try some of the events in the story to keep your body active.  The Hare kept on going, even after loosing a lot of events.  Can you think of a time when you have found something hard but kept going?  Was there anything that helped you keep going?

 

11th May

Have you seen our video of What a wonderful world?  Look out for Dylan and Saad's pictures.

This week we are going to be thinking about different ways that we can move.

Literacy & communication: Take photos or look for pictures in magazines or on the internet of different physical activities you can do e.g. run, walk, jump, skip, hop, balance.  Talk about how you move.  Watch this programme and see if you can use it to help you write sentences describing the pictures.  Play Simon Says but remember to only move if Simon says!

Maths: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 2).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.   Physical activities are an ideal starting point for counting and adding on, estimating and measuring, as well as comparing: Are my five jumps longer or shorter than…? How many tries of kicking the ball to score a goal? While we count to 10, where will you cycle to?  Set up some skittles, made with water-weighted plastic bottles.  Roll a ball – how many have you knocked down?  How many skittles need to be knocked down to leave only three?  Guess how many rolls of the ball it will take to knock down all the skittles.

Expressive arts: Draw pictures of you or your family doing different physical activities such as running, jumping or skipping.

 

4th May

Last week the staff made a video to celebrate the birthday of Colonel Tom Moore.  He was 100 last week and walked laps of his garden to raise lots of money to help our hospitals.

In this week's video we will be celebrating our wonderful world and would like our pupils to get involved again.  Please draw, colour, paint or use your computer to make a picture of something that's wonderful about our world.  It could be trees, flowers, animals, people, the beach - anything you like.  Send us a photo of the picture, or of you with your picture and either send it to the school Facebook account via private message or upload it to J2E by Thursday morning. The video will be shared on Facebook and our YouTube channel so please make sure you have permission from your parents before sending a picture.

This week we were due to be going on residential.  We’re disappointed that we’re not able to do that at the moment but the Key Stage 3 team have been thinking about some activities you can do along the lines of those we would have done on residential.

Exploring the site:

Go on a scavenger hunt around your house or garden.  Can you find one item for each colour of the rainbow or something beginning with every letter from your name.

Meeting the animals:

Go on a minibeast or bird hunt around your garden.  Can you draw or write about the things you find?  How many legs do they have?  Where did you find them?  

Beach day:

Build a boat out of recycled materials to carry treasure across the water (your bath).  

Have a go at making a leak-proof bag.

Exploring the woods:

Make a picture using things you find in your garden. 

Can you write your name from sticks, stones, leaves etc? 

Roll a dice then make that numeral out of things you can find in your garden. 

Dip leaves, acorns, rocks etc in paint to create a picture then use twigs and string to make a frame.

Draw or paint on rocks or stones.

Circus skills:

Draw a line, or make a line from string.  Stretch your arms out and try to walk along the line without falling off.

Make juggling balls by filling balloons with water and putting in the freezer to make ice balls or by filling the balloons with rice.  Can you juggle them?

Den building:

Can you make yourself a den either in your house or garden?  You could use chairs, tables, sheets, clothes horse or whatever you can find.

Social skills:

Play a board game with your family.

Share a story with someone in your house.

Enjoy a film with your family.

Life skills:

Make your own bed.

Lay the table before a meal and help clean up afterwards.

Look after your belongings and remember to put them away when you have finished with them.

Help make a sandwich or snack.

 

Friday is a Bank Holiday and a special day. celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  There is a VE Day activities booklet in the downloads at the bottom of the page.

 

27th April

Thank you to those of you who sent in pictures for last week's video, they were fantastic and it is lovely to see some of you.  Can you spot some of your friends in here?

This week we will be thinking about our bodies and what happens to them when we exercise and take part in sports activities.

Literacy & communication: Name as many different parts of your body as you can.  Play a guessing game with your family where someone describes a body part and the other person has to guess what it is e.g. its on your face, you use it to smell.  What is it?  You can also write a description of someone in class or in your family by describing what they look like.  You can learn the Welsh names for parts of the body here.

Maths: Look at the White Rose website for activities for this week (summer week 2).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.  We can also think about time and number this week.  Get someone to time you for a minute.  In one minute, how many times can you jump?  How many times can you run around your garden?  How many times can you sing Happy Birthday?  What else can you think of to do?  Make a list to show what you did and how many times you can do it in one minute.  Which can you do the most times?  Which did you do the least number of times?

Science & technology: What effect does exercise have on your body?  Take your pulse rate at rest (counting how many pulses you have in 15 seconds and multiplying by four may be easier than taking your pulse for 60 seconds). Do star jumps for one minute and take your pulse rate afterwards. What has happened? Take your pulse rate every minute for five minutes after the star jumps – is it back to your resting rate yet?  How many breaths do you think you take in a minute? Counting a breath as one breathing in and out once, count how many breaths you take in one minute to find your resting breathing rate. Then carry out one minute of exercise such as jogging and repeat to find out how your breathing rate changes with exercise. How long does it take to return to resting rate?

Health & wellbeing: Look at the activities on here for some more ideas about how you can stay active at home.

Expressive arts: Can you use your body to make music?  Have a look at this video and see if you can copy it?  Then, have a go at making your own tune, using your body as an instrument.

Also, BBC bitesize are adding daily activities to their website each week.  Look on iPlayer 3 programmes will be added each day, through the day. Some of the activities here should be suitable for pupils in our class.

 

20th April

Happy summer term!  I hope you had lots of fun over Easter and enjoyed spending time in your gardens in the sun.

Have you seen the videos the staff made for you over Easter?

This week's video will be dedicated to our amazing NHS and key workers and we would like as many pupils as possible to be involved.   Please draw/paint/make a picture of a rainbow and then send us a photo of the picture, or of your child with their picture and either send it to the school facebook account via private message or upload it to their J2E account by Thursday morning. The video will be shared on Facebook and our Youtube channel so please make sure you have permission from your parents before sending a picture.

This term we are due to have a sports theme so this week we are going to begin this week by thinking about our team.

Literacy and Expressive arts:  The pupils and staff in class will make up our team.  Draw a picture of some or all of the members of the team.  Then talk about the different members of the team - what do they look like?  What sort of things do they do?  If you want, you could then write about some of your team.

Maths:  The fantastic White Rose website has been updated with activities for this week (summer week 1).  Pupils in our class will need to look at either the early years, Year 1 or Year 2 resources.  Please note, the website is very busy this morning.  If you can't get on first time, try again later.

Science & technology: Design a kit for our team.  What colours will our team wear?  Will we have stripes, spots, plain colours or something else?  You can draw your kit (I've put a sheet at the bottom of the page that you can download and print if you have a printer), you could draw it on J2E or you could even design it on a kit supplier website.  Click on the piece of clothing you want to design and then it will give you options to choose your colours and designs.

Humanities:  Ask your parents or other family members or friends about any sports or games they played when they were younger.  How are they the same or different to now?  Can you play the game in your garden? 

Health & wellbeing:  Have a look at the Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on  Youtube.

These are the links for some of the other things you can work on at home.  Your log in details were sent home.  If you need them again, please let me know next time I ring or leave me a message on J2E.

Teach your monster to read

Numbots

Also, BBC bitesize are adding daily activities to their website from this week.  Look on iPlayer, I think 3 programmes will be added each day, through the day. Some of the activities here should be suitable for pupils in our class.

 

4th April

How are you?  I hope you are enjoying the sun.

Thank you to everyone who made a picture for your friends in class.  I've put them in a gallery here.  If anyone would like to make a picture but hasn't had chance yet, draw one and save it and I will add it to the gallery.

The staff have also been busy making another video for you.  We hope you enjoy it.

As it's the Easter holidays, there is no work for you this week but we have been busy looking for Easter activities that you might enjoy.

If you have Lego or blocks at home, there are some great ideas here for things you could do with them.

If you have an egg at home you might like to try making a rubber egg  

You could also make an Easter treasure hunt around your house

If you have an old sock and some sand or rice, you could make Easter sock friends  

You could use your finished toilet rolls to make an Easter bunny.  Instead of paint, you could use felts or crayons.

You could make an Easter bunny card and post it to your family, friends or neighbours.

This pin the tail on the bunny game looks lots of fun! 

White Rose have added some Easter fun maths activities 

Remember, if you need anything, please send a private message to the school Facebook page @ysgolpenybryn and we will do our best to get back to you.

 

30th March

How are you?  I hope you're all ok and are managing to spend some time in your garden and enjoying the sun.  Have you seen the latest video staff have made for you?

Here are some activities for you for this week, in addition to those below.

Art/ICT: Make a picture on J2E using your Hwb log in cards.  Next week I will put your pictures in a gallery on the website so you can see what each other has made.

DT: Raid your recycling bag.  See what you can use to make a beanstalk for Jack to climb up.

Science: There are some fantastic Easter science activities here https://nontoygifts.com/easter-science-experiments-for-kids/  You should be able to find some which involve items you already have around your house.

Literacy/humanities: Keep a diary of what you're doing each day (what you're really doing or make something up).  You can write this on paper or type it on J2E so I can read it.  You can also watch a traditional tale The Elves and the Shoemaker https://www.storylineonline.net/books/the-elves-and-the-shoemaker/ 

Maths: There are some great activities at White Rose maths which is the approach to maths we use in school.  Have a look - you will need either Early Years, Year 1 or Year 2.  They have added new activities for this week https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  

PE: As well as the GoNoodle and PE with Joe Wicks activities, you can also learn some new skills http://sportwales.org.uk/community-sport/education/play-to-learn.aspx 

Cross curricular: There are some lovely ideas here https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/ for games and activities you can do at home that don't need much equipment.

If you are not already subscribed to schoop, please do so (details here http://www.ysgolpenybryn.co.uk/noticeboard/newschoopservice.htm).  Please make sure you add your child's name and subscribe to our class Three Cliffs.  We will be able to use this to send you details of any other passwords you may need.

If you need anything, please send a private message via the school Facebook page @ysgolpenybryn and we will do our best to get back to you.

 

23rd March

How are you doing?  We staff are all missing you and hope you're well.

Things to do this week in addition to the activities below:

Lots of children around the world have been drawing pictures of rainbows to put in their windows as a sign of hope and to make people smile.  Draw a rainbow and stick it up in a window at the front of your house for people to see as they pass by (or from their windows)

PE:  Its really important to keep active.  Joe Wicks is doing a workout for children every weekday morning at 9.00.  You can join him live or watch at a time that suits you Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ then click on PE with Joe.

Reading: Try to do some reading every day.  Read books you have at home, read books on Oxford Owl (link in last week's post) and practice your Read Write Inc. sounds.  You can also listen to books being read to you at Audible

Humanities: Go on a scavenger hunt around your house and/or your garden and find things that are red, yellow, green, orange, purple, blue, brown, black and white.  Draw a map to show where you found each item.

ICT: Use your Hwb log in card to log on to Hwb then go to J2E.  Can you draw a picture using JIT5 or write me a story?  I'll be looking on your J2E accounts and will comment on any work you make on there.

Science: Make cards saying wood, metal, plastic and rubber.  Hunt around your house for items made of the different materials.  Can you then talk about the properties of the things you have found e.g. are they hard or soft? Flexible (bendy) or rigid?  Rough or smooth?

Maths: There are some great activities at White Rose maths which is the approach to maths we use in school.  Have a look - you will need either Early Years, Year 1 or Year 2.  They will be adding new activities each week  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

I have uploaded some home learning activity choice boards.  If you can print them or screen shot them and colour off a square as you choose and complete an activity.  See below.

Don't forget to regularly check the school Facebook page @ysgolpenybryn.  Have you seen the video Miss Thomas and I have made?  If not, please check it out.  The staff will aim to add a new video each Friday so keep a look out.  Remember you can also use the facebook page to send a private message if you need anything.

 

17th March

Learning packs have been sent home to those who were in school on Monday and Tuesday and will be coming home in the post to those of you who weren't.

Reading/phonics skills: We have sent home paper copies of Read Write Inc sounds and words.  Please cut them up and use them to practice reading with your child.  You can make them into games e.g. put the sound cards out - can they find the cards to spell one of the words on the cards?  Print out another set here and you can make a pairs/snap game (you will only need the pages which are the same as you already have).

Teach your monster to read: You have a log on card for Teach your monster.  Go to http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/1448065 and log in, the game will have been set up at the appropriate level.  Teach your monster are also offering their app (the same as the game on the link but can be played on tablets) for free at the moment.  Go to your app store and search teach your monster to read.

Oxford Owl: Log in cards to Oxford Owl have been sent home so you will have access to lots of reading books online.  Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ click my class login (near the top) and then put in the log in details we gave you.  You will then be able to choose reading books by book level.  Look at the reading book in your child's home bag to see which reading level they are on.

Maths: You have log on cards for numbots online maths https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/5481 

Topic work: You have some Jack and the Beanstalk activity sheets, a copy of the story and some sequencing cards.  Use these sequence the story, tell the story using the cards, can you write or draw the story? Change parts of the story to make their own story e.g. change the name of the character, change the things the giant owns etc.  

Go noodle: It is important to think of our physical health and wellbeing.  In class we begin everyday with our breakfast and then Go Noodle activities to get us moving.  You can sign up for free here https://app.gonoodle.com/sign-up?source=GNlogin  

Activities which don't need a computer: There are lots of things you can do that don't require a computer or much equipment.  You have been sent home an ideas sheet with lots of suggestions.  You can find more ideas about games you can play, water play, ways you can use playdough, treasure hunts, story telling and much more at https://nurturestore.co.uk/stay-at-home-screen-free-activities-for-children 

If you are not already subscribed to schoop, please do so (details here http://www.ysgolpenybryn.co.uk/noticeboard/newschoopservice.htm).  Please make sure you add your child's name and subscribe to our class Three Cliffs.  We will be able to use this to send you details of any other passwords you may need.

If you need anything, please send a private message via the school Facebook page @ysgolpenybryn and we will do our best to get back to you.

More activities will be added next week.

activity choices

Activity boards to choose from and colour when completed

100 things to do

Lots of different things you can do at home

RWI sounds

Read Write Inc sounds and words to print

using J2E

Using J2E

How to draw a frog

Step by step instructions

Origami frog instructions

Make an origami frog

Flipgrid guide

How to use Flipgrid

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01 December 2019 - 29 August 2030

What is THRIVE?

What is Thrive?

Thrive is an approach to supporting the emotional development of our pupils. Thrive helps us to better understand the needs being signaled by their behaviour, and gives us targeted strategies and activities to help them better engage with learning. Thrive also comes with an online tool to assess and collate data on how our pupils are progressing in terms of their emotional development.

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02 July 2020 - 02 January 2022

Parent Partnership Services - for young people with ALN in Mid, West and South Wales

Parent Partnership Services Website
This website is about the Parent Partnership Services that are available across West Wales. The region includes Powys, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

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Article 28 of the UNCRC says that children and young people have the right to education.