Welcome to Year 1 and 2 in the Foundation Phase! Croeso!


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In Year 1 and 2 this year we are studying the following Cornerstones themes. We hope you enjoy looking at our work!

Autumn Term 

Happiness

This project teaches children about the importance of happiness, health, well-being and celebrations. At the heart of this project children will write explanation texts and develop additional skills of sentence writing, use of adjectives and writing to record ideas and experiences.

In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by holding a ‘Happy Day’ with parents and families.

In this project the children will learn:

How to understand and appreciate their own feelings and the feelings of others;

How to eat healthily and how this affects your well being;

How to keep safe and how being safe keeps us happy and well;

How to describe emotions and feelings through drama, dance, art and music;

About significant happy life events that are celebrated;

How to collect information in a variety of ways, including photography, art, music, reading, ICT and writing;

How to present information in an interesting way.

 

We made friendship bracelets. Ruby Bl1

We enjoyed making them. Sophie Bl1

We made 'Croeso' posters. Liam Bl1

We have been talking about our worries. Jayden Bl1

This is our Chill Out Zone.  Harry Bl1

Spring Term

Land Ahoy!

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This project has a design and technology focus and teaches children about the properties of different materials, a range of mechanisms and forces, and aspects of water and coastal safety. At the heart of this project children will learn how to write narrative stories and additional skills in recording scientific tests and enquiries.

In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by designing and making their own lifeboats to rescue cargo from Captain Buttons’ sinking ship

In this project the children will learn:

About simple mechanisms such as pulleys, levers and joints;

About forces (push, pull, floating and sinking);

About the properties of different materials;

How to conduct a fair test;

About water transport through the ages and across the world;

About aspects and features of the Welsh coastline and map skills;

How to use a range of sources to find information;

How to write and re-tell narrative stories.

 

We made pirate ships and we tested them to see if they could float. Harry Bl1

We went to The National Waterfront Museum. Barti Ddu spoke to us about what it was like to be a pirate. Mia W Bl1

We saw a pirate pistol. Thaila Bl1

 

 

Summer Term

Mini Zoo

This project has a science focus and teaches children about different animals, their life cycles and what they need to stay alive and be well. At the heart of this project children learn how to write instructions and explanations, and learn additional skills in labelling maps, animals and plants.

In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by creating a new ‘mini zoo’ for Mr Park.

In this project the children will learn:

About the habitats of domestic and wild animals;

Why animals are important to us and how we care for them;

About organisations and people who look after animals;

How zoos are organised and how they look after animals;

How to make a simple map or plan;

How to solve simple money problems;

How to use the Internet and books to find information.

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 We went to Folly Farm to learn about zoo animals. Patryk Bl2

We learned that giraffes fight with their necks. Cassara Bl2

We learned that some animals can camouflague themselves. Tilly Bl2

My favourite animals were the lions ands the zebras. Olivier Bl2