Topic outline

  • Mathematics and Numeracy - Schemes of Work

    We currently use two main schemes to support the development of Mathematics and Numeracy across the curriculum in school. These schemes along with the new curriculum and targets allow staff to develop activities that promote the development of key skills in this area.

    Teachers also incorporate elements of other schemes into their teaching that appeal to the needs and interest of pupils.

    Boo Zoo

    Learning mathematics and numeracy skills through stories and activities.

    Numicon

    A multi-sensory tool which promotes number skills through practical activities.

     

  • Language Literacy and Communication - Schemes of Work

    Oxford Reading Tree

    Speech and Language 

    POPAT

    Makaton

    PECS

  • Useful Links

    Maths

    http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

    http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/maths.htm

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

    Language

    http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

    http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

    http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

     

  • Mathematics and Numeracy - Useful apps

    Numeracy Apps

    • Reactickles Magic
    • PintNumbers
    • Shape Up! Lite
    • Can You Count?
    • Count on me
    • Shapes
    • 123 Draw & Colour
    • 123 Zoo
    • My First Numbers
    • Kids Match
    • ColsNumsMG
    • Sums
    • Maths age 3-5
    • Maths age 4-6
    • BasicSkillsPRE
    • Caboose Exp
    • KidsPatterns
    • Beebot
    • Doodle Maths
    • Kidslearning123
    • Telling the Time
    • Robo Maths Number line Galaxy Lite
    • Robo Maths Fractions Lite
    • AB Maths Lite
  • Useful Apps - Literacy

    Just Being Me

    This afternoon concentrates on health and wellbeing, with sensory activities to help your child relax, focus and develop their personal and body awareness and artistic talents.The activities will relate directly to the pupils attainment levels in PSE and Art.

    Activities to include:

    reflexology, story massage, TACPAC (tactile communication), vibroacoustic therapy, Art therapy, virtual reality, neurofeedback

  • Topic 13

    Enrichment Curriculum

    In its recent Successful Futures report  the Welsh Assembly has challenged schools to use the curriculum imaginatively to help children become:

    1. ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
    2. enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
    3. ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world, ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
    4. healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

    At Ysgol Pen Coch we have been freed up to deliver a truly specialist curriculum to meet the practical learning needs of our children.  Our new afternoon sessions will provide enrichment activities with greater focus on life skills, social skills, body awareness and becoming engaged in the world around.

    How it works for us :

    • Morning sessions will retain their focus on language and communication, mathematical development, personal and social development, digital competence and Welsh. These areas will still permeate across the whole curriculum throughout the day but in addition :

    • Afternoon sessions will focus on  curriculum enrichment areas (outlined on the other side of this leaflet) - your child’s class will experience each of the enrichment areas, one afternoon per week. 
    • Each teacher is responsible for one of the Curriculum areas and will plan to ensure that your child has the right experiences within that area
    • learning will still be guided by annual targets and termly IEPs
    • you can still request specific therapies apart from the afternoon activities
    • we will still use home school diaries for day to day communication

     What this will mean for your child:

    • greater access to therapeutic and individualised activities
    • afternoon sessions that are more focused on his/her needs and actual ability level
    • more time in activities away from tables and chairs in the classroom
    • communication with and from school will be clearer as your child will have only one class teacher with lead responsibility for him/her
    • We aim to recognise and develop pupil's personal strengths, interests and skills
    •  Help pupils become self-aware and self-regulate their personal barriers to learning
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  •  Performing Arts - April 2017

    This is the time for your child to develop their performing skills, be it singing, acting or playing a musical instrument.

    These sessions will allow for the following of the Cultural, historical  and religious observances timetable and will include practises for the Christmas plays, concerts ,St David's day as well as taking part in localand National  celebrations such as the Eisteddfods. The activities will relate directly to the pupils attainment levels in History, Music  and RE.

    Activities to include: Drama, Sing and Signing, playing instruments, plus the Skoog and Soundbeam .

    Using My Hands- Sept 2016-March 2017( activities used in this session will be transferred to the morning literacy sessions in all classes)

    This is the time for your child to develop their hand strength and skills using hand-eye co-ordination activities.  There will be lots of creative fun for fiddly fingers!  Building concentration and practice will also be important here.

    Activities to include:

    Wizard Club (magic therapy), computer skills, art and crafts, 

  • Just Being Me

    This afternoon concentrates on health and wellbeing, with sensory activities to help your child relax, focus and develop their personal and body awareness and artistic talents.The activities will relate directly to the pupils attainment levels in PSE and Art.

    Activities to include:

    reflexology, story massage, TACPAC (tactile communication), vibroacoustic therapy, Art therapy, virtual reality, neurofeedback