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Abracadabra!


A Brief Overview

  • Languages, Literacy and Communication
    • Welsh Genres: Lobscows (a Welsh stew) Recipe, Ingredients List, Swyn and Llyfr Swyn, Stori Syml y Dewin/Gwrach, Llythyr i Anti Dilys (A Letter to Anti Dilys), Witches Party Menu, Witches Party Invitation, Shoping List from the Witches Goods ShopRhestr, Description of a Magic Spell.
    • Welsh language stories of the Term: Wssh ar y Brwsh; Sulwen Swyn; Dewin Dwl; Y Frechdan Ych-a-Fi; Brechdan Pry Cop; Anti Dilys; Mrs Wishi Washi
  • Humanities
    • History: Organizing technology (e.g. phones) using a timeline, clothes washing (Mrs. Wishi Washi) using outdated ways. Order of the day / days and months of the year in order respectively. Compare different ways of washing clothes.
    • Geography: Magical things hidden around the school. Use the magic map to follow instructions / map to search for things.
    • Religious Education:People who help us. Important people in society who help us. What is a Minister? Invite a Minister into school. Decide on questions to ask the Minister. Paint pictures of people who lead our society. What is a family? Explore how families can look very different.
    • Business Studies and Entrepreneurship: Create fragrances for parents using natural products (such as roses and lavender grown on school grounds).
  • Health and Well Being
    • Personal Care and Development: Discuss the importance of washing hands after going outside / soft play / farm visit. Discuss germs and how they can cause people to become ill. Organize 'hand washing machine' to show the germs on the hands of children.
    • Relationships and Emotions: What it feels like when someone comes to babysit/look after you? Who looks after us when mum and dad are not there (Story of Anti Dilys).
    • Staying Safe: Discussion about staying safe online and sharing information. What kind of information needs to remain private? Discuss dangerous solutions. Look at symbols on bottled cleaning products and discuss the importance of not playing with them. Sorting different things that are dangerous / not dangerous such as bleach, laundry tablets, shampoo, squash.
    • Physical activity: (1) Balanceability, (2) Ball Games (3) Sports
    • Healthy choices: Understand the importance of the Five-a-Day fruit principle. Healthy meals sizes.
  • Science and Technology
    • Science: Experiment with different ingredients such as vinegar and Bicarbonate Soda. Lava lamps and observe Liquids Tiers. Observing things rotting/decomposing. Lifecycle of Frogs. Explore spaghetti in different conditions; Hard, freshly cooked, cold and sticky. Using forks, spoons, strainers/sieves and tongs to lift, carry, turn and serve pasta, encouraging the children to touch with their hands and ask them to describe how it feels. Provide different types, colors and shapes of pasta for comparison. Explore ways in which different materials change when heated, diluted, were mixed, chilled or frozen. Provide a current range of materials for the children to be touched and explored freely such as cornstarch and water, food colouring, wax, chocolate, clay and water. Explore the features of play dough by rolling, spinning, flattening, cutting and compressing various items on its surface. Add other materials to the dough to change its quality, smell or texture. Observe what happens whenbig cubes of ice melt and change. Fill Freezer bags or balloons with coloured water and freeze overnight.
    • Design and Technology: Create magical sticks out of food kebabs with repeating patterns. Create stars with biscuit lollipop stick. Creating chocolates with Popping Candy.
    • Computing: Create a table of ingredients for a potion. Use software to control a small robot.
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
    • Numeracy Work Across the Curriculum: Timeline or daily schedule. Add and take away ingredients using a pot (more / less). Data collection / pictogram and graph. Use the story 'WSH ar y Brws' with simple ordinals. Calculate measures of different ingredients when they play and explore a range of mixtures and materials (standardized and non-standardized). Following instructions (eg add 2 tablespoons of food colouring and 1 tablespoon of water). Predict what might happen when varying amounts of ingredients are added. Arrange bottles containing different amounts of liquid and explain their thinking. Fill ten plastic bottles with varying amounts of water in each, from empty to full and talk about the reasons for the order using mathematical vocabulary such as' first ',' second ',' empty ',' more than 'and' less than '. Estimate how many objects they can see in different jars, bowls and other containers. Work stems from skills learned Mathematics lessons.
    • Financial Literacy: Roleplay witches goods store. Activities buying goods to make a magic potion spell in a cauldron.
  • Expressive Arts
    • Music: Listening to magical music and experiment with instruments to create magical sounds. Rap about Anti Dilys.
    • Art:Paint a picture using a magic wand. Create a picture of a natural spider. Creating bubble sticks out of different materials. Create a picture of a witch using shapes.
    • Digital Media: creta a News programme about Anti Dilys whilst interviewing people.
    • Dance: Abracadabra Creative and Magical Dance
    • Drama: Perform Mrs Wishi/Lobscows/Sulwen Swyn songs. 'Wshhh ar y Brws' drama.

 

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