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Dosbarth Lime- Mrs Powell

🌞🌞Summer Term 2022 🌞🌞

Our topic for this term is....... Waves of Wellbeing!

Today we took all of our lessons outside for Outdoor learning day - the children thoroughly enjoyed and participated with enthusiasm in the lessons. Da iawn pawb! 🌿

Estimating and measuring outdoors using cms. πŸ“πŸ“

Mrs Powell read us the story 'Maria Explores the Ocean' outdoors and we joined in copying the Yoga poses in the story. πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

Working collaboratively to measure and draw sea creatures in metres.

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Our Eco Council member talking to us about Peace and Goodwill day and explaining the Eco summer challenges to us. Da iawn!

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As usual, we started our yoga class with some Star Card Positive Affirmations except this week we picked a card that we thought represented our partner. It was really lovely to hear others say nice things about us and even more when we heard things that we didn’t realise like others thought we were kind or patient.

Then we had great fun with a game of Tree Dodgeball. It was easier to get someone out when they were rooted to the floor and not able to dodge around !

We then worked in teams rolling our dice to pick yoga poses from 1. Standing poses 2. Forward bend poses 3. Twists and stretches 4 Back bending poses 5. Balancing poses and finally 6. Poses done with a partner. We learnt to work in teams and help each other. 

Then came the asanas - yoga pose practice. We started with some breath work - practicing three part breath and starfish breath to calm before moving onto a new one - Dragon breath. This breath helped us feel more awake - so a good one to practice when we are tired. 

Then we all jumped up to practice some Sun Salutations and warrior poses before moving onto an interactive adventure which was about Trevor the Rhino who had lost his  Happiness. 
We learnt about what other African animals ate or did practising poses as we went through the story. We then learnt that none of them had taken Trevor’s happiness - that it was inside him all the time. He had just forgotten and was focusing on sad things. We then closed our eyes and remembered a happy memory and found how it made us smile and happy too. Our happiness is inside us all the time as well.

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♻️Today's lessons were all about single use plastic. The children were asked to complete a chart at home over the last week to show the amount of single use plastic they used each day. They returned their charts to school this morning and used the charts in our Maths lesson today to interpret the data they collected. Dosbarth Lime were shocked how much we had used in just 7 days!! They worked collaboratively to think about simple changes they could make to reduce the amount of single use plastic being used by us. Da iawn Dosbarth Lime, gwaith ardderchog!! ♻️

Dosbarth Lime enjoyed listening to what adventures Paddington got up to over the weekend!

We have spent lots of time outside this week - we noticed being in the fresh air with our friends makes us feel happy! πŸ˜€

This week we have been talking about the importance of exercising regularly and the impact it has on our physical and mental health. We have taken part in two very different physical sessions - football and yoga- and had great fun in both. A big thank you to Coach Luke from Cardiff City Football Club and Stef from Yoga flow with Steph. βš½βš½πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

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We collected a variety of recycled materials to make the frames for our Jubilee portraits. We are trying hard to reduce - reuse - recycle as much as possible to help our environment!

Painting portraits of the Queen. πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘

Our fabulous display!

We have been busy making invitations for our Jubilee celebrations - we hope you can make it!

Dosbarth Lime investigated how the choices we make impact on others and our environment. They used ICT and books to research how dropping litter and using too much plastic is harming our environment. They made posters to show what they found out and they are going to share their work in assembly next week.

Mrs Powell found a plastic bottle on Tenby beach last weekend with a letter inside. The bottle had travelled all the way from America!!! How fantastic... or is it? The children were keen to write back to the person who wrote the letter but it also made them think and ask many questions - why hadn't the bottle broken into little bits? Where had the label gone? What if a sea creature had eaten the bottle? The children then came up with the inquiry question - is plastic really fantastic? They then worked collaboratively to plan our work for the next few weeks, we are going to be very busy!!

Look at the fantastic sea creatures we made at home from recycled plastic.

Paddington had an exciting time staying with these pupils - the children couldn't wait to tell us what adventures they had together!

Yesterday we were healthy and confident pupils during our first Yoga session. ❀️

We started our yoga class with some Star Card Positive Affirmations. We talked about what it meant to be happy, generous, excited, healthy etc 
After that we burnt off some energy and learnt how to work as a team with some Down Dog races. This got our hearts racing and our bodies warmed up. 

Next we practiced breath control - an important part of yoga - controlling a ping pong ball with just a straw and our breath. Trickier than it looked!

Then came the asanas - yoga pose practice. We started with some breath work - practicing three part breath and starfish breath. This made us all feel nice and calm, slowing our heart rates and soothing our nervous systems. 

Then we all jumped up to practice some Sun Salutations before moving onto an interactive adventure which was about a Treasure Hunt. We were pirates exploring an island to find the jewels and we each had a treasure map to follow. Not only did we learn and practice lots of yoga poses such as lizard, lion, cobra, shark, goat, eagle and crow, but we also practiced counting  backwards (we lost pirates along the way as they quit the hunt) and learnt that rewards only come to those that persevere even if things are scary or difficult. Everyone was very excited to find the stash of jewels and each took a crystal to keep. 

Finally we slowed things down with some mindful  candle gazing meditation learning to focus, observe and enjoy some stillness. 

We did so much and the children left feeling energised, relaxed and looking forward to next weeks class..

Today we had a fantastic time launching our new topic for Summer Term.

We had a visit from Cllr Julie Barton and Carys who are members of the Litter - free Beddau and Tynant Group. They spoke to us about how plastic is causing problems for wildlife in our local area and for creatures in the sea.

Cllr Barton read the fantastic story 'Just One Child' to us and we dscussed how we can all help to create a plastic - free and litter - free planet. 

We then went on a litter pick around Mount Pleasant Park and collected lots of rubbish! 

 

Paddington is wondering what to do this weekend - how will you spend the start of your Easter holidays Dosbarth Lime? Pasg hapus I bawb - enjoy the Easter break all, stay safe and have fun!! 🐰🐣

What a fun time Paddington had with this lucky member of our class. He even got to sing with a Choir and was very well behaved! 🎢🎀

Our completed Easter cards using natural materials. 🌿

Following instructions to make a basket and an Easter cake.

To end our work on heat insulators and conductors, the children planned an investigation to help Paddington keep his hot chocolate warm. They were able to plan what to do, write a list of equipment, make a simple prediction and record and discuss their results. Gwaith ardderchog!!

🌿🌿Outdoor Learning Week 🌿🌿

Outdoor music lesson with Mr Drew.

Dosbarth Lime went on a walk to look for signs of spring and to collect suitable natural materials to use on their Easter card. 

After reading the story 'Vlad in the Great Fire of London' the children planned some suitable activities for outdoor learning week.

First they wanted to take on the role of Vlad in the outdoors and  act out the story. Then after taking on his character and exploring his feelings throughout, they wrote a diary entry as Vlad.

Dosbarth Lime were keen to build shelters too, just like the Londoners in 1666 had in the story. They worked collaboratively to make important decisions, to assess risks and to solve many problems along the way. Da iawn pawb!! 

 

Shelter building - amazing team work!!

Having fun outdoors!

We have been learning about algorithms and the importance of instructions being in the correct order. We followed step by step instructions to draw Paddington. Don't they look amazing!!

Paddington enjoyed his weekend break with one lucky member of our class. It was lovely to hear about the activities they completed together and the fun time they both had. Gwych!! 

Modern Foreign Language

Today we had a new teacher in Dosbarth Lime - one of our very own clever, confident pupils!! He taught our class some Polish language patterns and he supported his peers by encouraging them to speak in Polish. Mrs Powell was so impressed with her new helper teacher and the way the class engaged fully in this session. 

Everyone loved listening to a different language and we can't wait to learn more tomorrow!! 

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Evaluating the completed product.

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The children were so excited to bring home their Mother's Day gift on Friday. We hope you loved it as much as they loved planning and making it. It was an amazing D&T project - it was definitely an authentic, purposeful learning experience.

Dosbarth Lime had an amazing time this morning at All Stars Gymnastics Club!