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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 - Habitats 

Our summer term topic is Habitats!

We will be exploring lots of activities linked to both British and International habitats this term  and we are really lucky to be accessing woods for learning this term so we can really get up close to creepy crawlies and their 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 and Drama sessions where we will be trying Yoga and creating art linked to our habitat theme.

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 habitats. 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!

 

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

  • Go for a walk in the local community - take a camera to take lots of pictures of the different habitats you see on the way.
  • Watch a tv programme or film linked to habitats - bugs life, mr bloom, Deadly 60 - can the children answer questions about what they have seen?
  • Talk about what animals need to survive - if you have pets at home maybe the children can help with feeding them and discussing what they need to stay healthy e.g. water, food etc
  • Maybe have a trip to a zoo or the local pet shop
  • Visit your local library - can you find a book linked to habitats
  • Go on a mini beast trail

 

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 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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