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Welcome to Blue Class!

 

In Blue Class there are 9 children, 1 girl and 8 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 Autumn Term

Our Theme - Television 

Our topic this term is 'Television'

We will be exploring lots of activities linked to television this term and the first half of the spring term. We are really lucky to be continuing to access woods for learning this term and enjoy putting together a documentary about all of our achievements in this.

 

In Communcation, Language and Literacy (CLL) we doing lots of story writing and poetry linked to television. We will also be working hard on our handwriting by writing questions in preperation for interviewing some of the staff around the school as part of our documentary of 'A day in the life of Blue class'.

Some of the books we will be exploring this term will link to our weekly focus and will include cookery books, animal books and some of our favourite television characters. We will also be looking at television adverts and i know the children will enjoy looking at the catalogues in the run up to christmas.

 

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 continuing to participate in our weekly tennis sessions. This will give us the opportunity to watch tennis on our smartboard and look at commentating our own tennis matches.

 

We will be exploring our creative sides with lots of Art and Drama sessions by acting out our own programmes.

In music we will be welcoming our music therapist Kwaku to our class where we will be exploring lots of different musical instruments and songs linked to television. We will also be seeing if the children can recognise some television theme tunes. These sessions are a great opportunity for us to work on turn taking, following instructions and speaking and listening as well as awakening our musical sides!

 

 

 

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 Planner - Television

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....

 

  • Discuss with your child their favourite television programmes. What do they like about them? How do they make them feel? Do they have a favourite character? Why?
  • Watch a tv programme or film - bugs life, mr bloom, Deadly 60 - can the children answer questions about what they have seen?
  • Get your children to interview family members using an ipad or video recorder and then watch it back.
  • Maybe go for a local walk and take a camera to watch back on at a later date
  • Visit your local library - can you find a book linked to favourite television programmes
  • Try watching something on television that you may not normally watch

 

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.

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.

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

blueclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

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