Welcome to Blue Class!
In Blue Class there are 9 children, 3 girls and 6 boys.
We have a teacher and 4 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 Theme - Habitats (1st half - local habitats)
Our summer term topic is Habitats!
We will be exploring lots of activities linked to habitats and we are hoping the Summer weather will be kind enough to us for us to be able to explore different local habitats.
In Communcation, Language and Literacy (CLL) we doing lots of story writing and poetry linked to habitats. We will also be working hard on our handwriting by labelling different animals and their habitats.
Some of the books we will be exploring this term will include Owl babies, WOW said the owl, The very hungry caterpillar, The Gruffalo and We're going on a bear hunt.
In maths we will be doing lots of matching and sorting as well as measuring. We will also be having a focus on time and sequencing.
As part of our Physical education we will be focusing on athletics and team games. We will be working in small groups to participate in lots of different athletic games. As part of our P.E sessions we encourage all the children to independently get themselves dressed into their P.E kits.
We will be exploring our creative sides with lots of Art, Music and Drama sessions where we will be trying Yoga, making musical instruments and creating art linked to our habitat theme.
In Personal development we will be looking at the importance of looking after animals habitats and looking at the basic needs for our animals to survive. We will also be looking at what appropriate clothing we will need for different habitats and what equipment we would need.
In our World we will be covering Science, Geography and Languages where we will be looking at life cycles, making habitats and orienteering.
We are hoping to develop some of our skills whilst out in the community and will hopefully be visiting Holly Lodge, Reigate priory and have visitors come in to visit us too.
Please have a look at our class planner to get a better idea of some of the activities we have planned for this term.
Home Learning Suggestions
See the link below for more home learning ideas. 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.
This week as part of arts week we have been exploring different continents each day. The children have loved enjoying, experiencing and exploring the daily activities.
What a busy week we have had for our first week back after the holidays.
This week we have been looking at people who help us in our community - dentists. The children have really enjoyed this and have been so eager to learn new things. We have been counting teeth in maths and making playdough teeth. In DT the children have made tooth fairy cushions which the children carefully sewed together. They all spent such long time concentrating on this and the results are brilliant.
We have also started stage 4 of Attention Autism bucket group. At this stage the aim is for the children to shift and re-engage their attention. The adult models a simple task and the children then goes off and completes the same task before returning. The children were all super stars with this and eagerly carried their finished tasks to me with pride. Well done Blue class.
We have also introduced the children to Read Write Inc. The children have really adapted well to this programme and are all so eager to do their phonics groups each day.
Lastly, some of the children today took part in the Santander Road show and were brilliant singing and signing to the staff of Santander.
Well done Blue class
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