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Welcome to Blue Class!

 

In Blue Class there are 6 children, 1 girl and 5 boys.  

We have a teacher and 3 assistants to help us learn.

 

We are a very sociable and energetic class who love to learn through exploring. In our class we work very hard and at a fast pace, so we might come home very tired. We use signs and symbols to help us communicate and visual supports to help with structures in our school routine, appropriate behaviour, dealing with our emotions and remembering information.

In our school day we work hard on our curriculum targets as well as using the SCERTS approach which helps us with our Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports. 

We are also working very hard on play skills, social skills and independent skills.

 

 

 

Our timetable for the Spring term

Our Theme - Houses and Homes, Town and Country

 

Our topic for the second half of the Spring term and first half of the summer term is 'Houses and homes, town and countryside'.

We are looking forward to this topic and it will give us great scope to get out into our local community to enjoy the spring weather whilst we explore our local town and countryside.

 

Please have a look at our class planner to get a better idea of some of the activities we have planned for this term.

Blue Class Theme Planner

Home Learning Suggestions

 

This topic gives lots of scope for many learning opportunities at home.

Here are a few ideas if you wish to do so....

 

  • Go for an adventure at your local country part. I wonder what you will find? Woodland? Hills? Streams? Flowers? Take a camera to capture your adventures.
  • Visit your favourite place in your town - it maybe a specific shop, park, a home.
  • There are lots of programmes on TV and resources on the internet which display how different people live around the world and what their houses are like. 
  • If you are going away to visit friends or family or even for a holiday then look at how their homes are different and how the countryside around where they live might be different to ours. You could even collect things to make a scrapbook of your adventures.

 

 We would love to see how you get on with these ideas - send some pictures through the home/school books or through our class e-mail address.

Week commencing: 18/3/19. This week the children have had a very important job to carry out. The children in blue class had to elect a peer to be our class representative in the school council. The children thought very carefully about what their special traits are and what makes them a good person. They made there speeches and then delivered them to their peers. The children were brilliant listening to each other and were very respectful and kind to one another. We then went to our 'polling station' and voted for who wanted to be our class representative.

Week commencing: 25th February. This week we have introduced the children to our new topic - homes, houses, towns and countryside. Today we went for a walk to our town. The children were very good. We spoke about how we should behave when we are out in the community and how we can keep safe. We lookeded at different landmarks along the way and next week will try to follow a map.

Week commencing 4th February: The highlight of our week has been celebrating Chinese New Year. The children enjoyed participating in a sensory story, using chopsticks to eat noodles and enjoying making lots of things around the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Week commencing 28th January 2019: In numeracy and literacy the children have been working hard to learn knew skills on the computers as well as focusing on the targets. The children each have their own log in and password and have been working hard to find the letters on the keyboard to input this information. They have thoroughly enjoyed the highly motivating educational games that are on offer as well as learning about algorithms, mouse skills and web safety.

Week commencing 14th January: This week the children in Blue class have been very creative. At the start of the week we thought about what superheroes do and how we could make our own television programme which we will be using our ICT skills to do next week. We have practiced and rehearsed and the children have done a briliiant job at making their very own superhero costumes as part of their theme sessions.

Week commencing 7th January 2019: This week our link to topic has been around Superheroes..... which we will be continuing next week. The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite superhero. We talked lots about what a superhero is and what it takes to be a superhero .... we also designed our own superheroes. We designed our very own superheroes and did lots of role play too.

Developing our independence and self-help skills in Blue class

A happy healthier new year in Blue class! The children have all embraced our daily mile. They have to run so many laps of the playground collecting a token as they go past. Once they finish the children have been brilliants sports cheering their other peers on. Well done Blue class.

Look who came to visit.....

Blue class visit Buchan park: The children had a fantastic day in beautiful surroundings. It was great for the children to be able to run around outside and explore the natural environment. We climbed hills, made popcorn, hot chocolate, orienteering, played imaginative games, found minibeasts and much more. Not to mention the 15,00 steps we did throughout the day

Week commencing 3/12/18: This week we have been getting into the Christmas spirit with sensory Christmas games and our Christmas show. The children were all fantastic in the Show and showed off their budding acting skills.

Week commencing 26th November:

Week commencing 19th November: This week the children voted for their favourite movie and the winner was..... Toy Story!! Therefore this week we have been doing lots of things linked to Toy story including lots of Toys Story bucket groups, counting rockets, making rockets and looking at clips of Toys Story and answering questions. We also enjoyed our weekly tennis session and already we can see a difference in the children's tennis skills.

Week commencing 5th November: This week we have linked our work to cooking television programmes. In woods for learning we cooked marshmallows over a fire that we had made. We have also been using our fine motor skills in cooking. The children were able to follow a symbolised recipe to bake food which we then sold in our snack shop. In music therapy we have been playing a 'name that tune game' - the children are very good at this and are a lot quicker than guessing the correct answer than the staff. We have been using our ICT skills by looking at cookery programmes and put together our very own cooking programme.

Week commencing 29th October: As an introduction for our new television topic we have focused on spooky television. On monday the children enjoyed making wands as part of their woods for learning lesson. The children were very careful using different tools to make their magical wands. On Tuesday in maths we have had a spooky number lesson where we focused on addition and take away using pumpkins, ghosts and witches. Wednesday lots of the children came in dressed up in some spooky costumes and in the afternoon we had a spooky tennis lesson. We have also enjoyed a special spooky party and lots of spooky activities. The children particularly enjoyed our spooky bucket group.

Week commencing 8th October: This week we have been exploring Harvest. The children have enjoyed experiencing activities linked to aspects of harvest including a sensory story, Harvest bucket group and lots of sensory play. We have also focused on the concept of Harvest and the rituals of gathering and giving. We also began to discuss the understanding of the meaning of Harvest, including having empathy for people who don't have enough to eat. The children were very good on our walk to the local church for our Harvest celebration.

Week commencing 1st October 2018: This week the children have been practicing their tennis skills. What super tennis stars we have in blue class. We can already see some brilliant progress. We have also been celebrating one of the childrens birthdays. The children were very good at the party games - following instructions and taking turns. The cake was good too.

Week commencing 24th October: This week we have been exploring Arctic habitats. The children listened to a story about a little penguin and then had a go at painting a picture of a penguin. We also made pizza's as part of our PSHE lesson, enjoyed music therapy and learnt about map reading and directions in Woods for learning.

Week commencing 17/09/18: This week we have been looking at animals that live in the jungle. In maths we have been counting jungle animals, writing about jungle animals and using great descriptive language. At the start of the week we thought about what animals we think live in the jungle and the children took turns to draw a picture whilst the other children guessed what it might be. We also played a game where we pretended to be explorers on a 'jungle adventure' we put on our binoculars and had to guess what animal we could see from a small part of it. The children were very good at this and it led to s great questioning and answering session. In muisic therapy the children have been doing animal dancing and we have also shown of our artisitc sides with some fantastic animal portraits.

A brilliant first session of Woods for learning we have had. The children enjoyed making natural paints from charcoal and chalk, building dens, using maps and exploring trees and plants.

Welcome back. The children have settled back into Blue Class well. This week we have spent the time settling into our new class routines and getting to know each other. We have also looked at habitats as a whole to see how much the children could remember. The children loved our habitat themed bucket group and we have been matching animals to their habitats.

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us then please email using the email address below.

blueclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

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