Croeso i Dosbarth Aran 

Welcome to Dosbarth Aran

Athrawes Dosbarth / Class Teacher – Mrs Alice Roden 

Cymhorthydd Dosbarth / Classroom Assistant – Mrs Einwen Caulfield

Tymor 2019/20

Tymor 2018/19

Summer Term Topic- Pitter Patter Puddle Play

This term in Aran our topic will be called Pitter Patter Puddle Play and will have a Knowledge and Understanding focus of the world. Children will have lots of fun exploring water in its many different forms using their senses in a range of first hand sensory experiences.

In this project children will learn about:

  • Water in its different forms
  • Ways water is used in our homes
  • Being safe near water
  • Wet weather including storms
  • Animals that live in water, e.g. the sea, rivers, streams
  • Volume and measures in practical activities
  • Recording ideas, feelings and experiences through drawing, mark making and emergent writing
  • The importance of water for seeds and plants
  • Responding to sounds and music using their bodies imaginatively
  • The Welsh language using words and phrases across a range of experiences both in the indoor and outdoor environment

Spring Term Topic- Battle of the Dinosaurs

 

This term will have a Knowledge and Understanding focus of the world and children will be able to explore the historical and scientific world of dinosaurs, including how they behaved and interacted with each other. As part of our project children will be given opportunities to learn in outdoor spaces.

In this project children will learn about:

  • Different types of dinosaurs and their body parts
  • The word extinct and what it means
  • Herbivores and carnivores
  • Ways to move their bodies in creative ways to tell stories and act out scenes, both in the indoor and outdoor environment
  • The mathematical language of measures, such as big, bigger, small, smaller, tall, taller, short, shorter etc
  • Drawing, mark making and emergent writing
  • A range of objects and artefacts linked to the theme
  • The Welsh language using words and phrases across a range of experiences, both in the indoor and outdoor environment

Autumn Term Topic- Night and Day

This term the children will be exploring ‘after dark’  and finding out about the moon, stars, nocturnal animals and familiar routines at the end of the day. We will experience the natural world as it darkens as well as finding out about people that do not sleep during the night. We will also compare day and night activities and begin to understand about the sun and moon.

This term the children will learn about:

  • Day and night routines
  • The moon and stars and how the sky changes at night
  • Sources of light and that dark is the absence of light
  • Nocturnal animals such as owls,bats and foxes including where they live and how they behave
  • Time
  • Simple lullabies and nursery rhymes
  • Being safe and feeling safe at night time
  • Mark making, drawing and emergent writing
  • The Welsh language using phrases across a range of experiences indoor and outdoor

Boat Project

 

Starry Night

 

Owls

 

Balance Bikes

 

Hospital Role Play

 

Poppy Day

 

Space – Rockets

 

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Summer Term Topic- Scrumptious

This term the children will learn about:

  • different types of food.
  • foods they like and dislike.
  • the senses of smell and taste.
  • keeping healthy by eating a balanced diet.
  • measures and money through play based context.
  • food from different countries.
  • the process of cooking, melting, freezing and mixing.
  • expressing themselves creatively through different media.
  • develop the Welsh language through different experiences in both the indoor and outdoor environment.

Spring Term Topic – Paws, Claws and Whiskers
This term the children will learn about:

  • Animals which are part of the cat family including domestic and big cats
  • Habitats in which they live both in the home and in the wild
  • The body parts of cats
  • Animal care, including organisations and charities that provide animal welfare
  • How to sequence movements to sounds and music
  • Mark making, drawing and emergent writing
  • The Welsh language using words and phrases across a range of experiences in the indoor and outdoor environment.

 

Autumn Term Topic- Dragon Tales

This term has a knowledge and understanding of the world focus and we will be exploring the historical, traditional and fantasy world of castles including the lives of people who lived and worked in them during the middle ages. We will be developing the children’s understanding through:

  • finding out about the people and how they lived.
  • finding out about castles, their features and how they were used in the middle ages.
  • finding out about Welsh castles, especially Conwy Castle in our own locality.
  • stories and characters from our Welsh heritage.
  • recording ideas and feelings through drawing, mark making and emergent writing.
  • re-telling traditional tales through play and focused activities.
  • use creative skills to design, make and talk about a range of objects linked to our theme.
  • develop their understanding of the Welsh language by using words and phrases linked to our theme both in the inside and outside areas.

 

fford dyffryn school with mountains in the background and a playground in the foreground