Croeso i Ddosbarth Lliwedd!

2021-22

Teacher- Mr Gareth Lloyd
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Clare Roberts & Mr Jason Shafe

We are a Resource Base providing individualised positive support strategies for pupils across the county with social and emotional difficulties within the Foundation Phase curriculum and working toward the Curriculum for Wales. We work with the pupils, mainstream schools, families and outside agencies to support pupils in ultimately successfully transitioning back to their mainstream school.

The pupils follow a structured routine throughout the day. Morning focus tasks consist of the PATHS curriculum, intense literacy and numeracy activities in line with the Foundation Phase curriculum. Our learning is tailored to each pupils individual stage of development. We feel strongly about holistic learning opportunities that develop pupils self-esteem. Throughout the week our learning in the afternoon is based around physical activity, cooking and life skills, problem solving and visiting the local area.

 

Summer Term

Our BIG Question this term is:

If I had a boat where would I go?

We have discussed how we would consider our BIG question from the stimulus of Noah’s Ark. Through this story we have looked at various boats and explored modelling clay to make an ark. 

Through our planning, pupils are looking to find out more about our coast and how boats are used in the area of North Wales. We’ve many exciting adventures planned looking further afield, boat industries and hoping that we may get to build rafts!!

The class have identified what they want to know, continuing to use digital and local area inquiry to explore our questions. 

We are continuing with Noah’s Ark, Goat in a boat and non fiction sources. 

 

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Spring Term:

Our BIG Question this term is:

What impact do our actions have on wildlife?

Our friends have had great excitement sharing with their classmates what they already know and using inquiry in our local area to explore this further. Our friends have been key to sharing facts with their peers learning from each other. 

The class have identified what they want to know, continuing to use digital and local area inquiry to explore our questions. 

We are also reading Snail and the Whale and will be contrasting this story with another of our favourites, The Ugly Five. 

Snail and the Whale…

We have researched Whale facts, categorised and graphed our date. This was greatly inspired by our visit to Angel Bay where we spotted 17 seals. The most on our class record!

Forest Time

Each week we visit our local woodland that we’ve named Fairytale Forest. During the morning we work as a team, explore changes to the environment and develop our vocabulary of the world around us. This session is child directed play with adults facilitating some activities or skills. 

In the afternoon we return to school in our garden area and join in with adult led focus tasks that help us to develop new skills and learning experiences like knot tying, charcoal making, whittling, cooking and planting. 

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