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Land Ahoy!

Summer Term Cornerstones Topic- 'Land Ahoy'.

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;
• How to use a range of sources to find information;
• How to write and re-tell narrative stories.

Foundation Phase Area of learning:                        Learning Outcomes                                                                            
Language, Literacy and Communication Narrative Stories
Mathematical Development Shape, Measure, Number and Time.
Personal & Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity Keeping safe in the swimming pool, outdoor water areas and at the beach.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World Materials and their properties. Past and present explorers.
Creative Development Drawing, designing and making. Composition of simple sea shanties.
Physical Development Dance and movement. Games and athletics.
Welsh Development Siarter iath games. Welsh apps and Tedi Twt ar lan y mor reading tasks.
ICT Control using turtles and Bee-bots.