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 - Community
For the second half of this term our theme is "Community".
We will be exploring lots of activities linked to our local community and we are hoping the Spring weather will be kind enough to us for when we are out and about in our community.
We will be making shopping lists as part of our supermarket visit, making menus in our role play restauraunt and hoping to visit our local library.
We are going to be making story sticks when we go for our local walk and posting a letter home when we look at the journey of a letter.
We will be looking at some books linked to our topic including Michael Recycle and Fireman Sam. We will explore the characters and settings and the children will have an opportunity to write their individual stories about people who help us.
In maths we will be focusing on Money which we hope to put into practice on our visit to the local supermarket. We will also be be looking at maps when we are out and about.
We will be spending time in our P.E lessons exploring some more physical activities and this term we will be focusing on Gymnastics. We will also be using some of the larger apparatus.
We are hoping to develop some of our skills whilst out in the community and will be visiting a local park, fire station as well as having some visitors come in to talk to us about how they help us including nurses, dentist and police officers.
We will also be visiting our local church and look at how people in our community celebrate Easter, which will mean lots of cooking, crafts and easter egg hunts.
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.
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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