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First Coastal School session of academic year takes on Maths theme
September 19, 2019

Pre-School children at Rydal Penrhos boosted their early numerical development thanks to an ongoing outdoor learning initiative.

The group made the short trip to the beach for the first Coastal School session of the academic year on Wednesday, September 18, which took on a mathematical theme with practical tasks.

During the session, each child collected natural materials found along the shoreline and sorted them into sets according to size, weight and size using mathematical language.

They were then tasked with producing their own picture boards using the materials, before ending the session with a beach-themed story before returning to the department.

On a weekly basis, Pre-School children have the opportunity to participate in Coastal School, which incorporates topical work from the classroom through various problem-solving methods along the picturesque Colwyn Bay coastline.

The activities devised by Rydal Penrhos’ incredible staff team have been implemented to enhance creativity, investigative techniques, numeracy and literacy.

Examples of activities include moulding sand to create beach related animals, searching for and investigating different sea life, confidence and relationship building exercises, in addition to general ecology and weather-related tasks.

Assistant Head Catherine Hughes, said: “Our Pre-School children benefit tremendously from the Coastal School provision we provide, and this method of learning not only heightens the senses but also gives each child a broader perspective of various core elements and how they affect our everyday lives.”