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Welcome to Indigo Class!

 

There are 6 children in Indigo Class. There are 3 girls and 3 boys.

We have 4 adults to help us learn.  In Indigo class we have very individualised learning programmes that predominantly focus on SCERTS. We have learning breaks throughout the day to help regulate us so that we can focus on our learning. We use lots of different communication strategies and those relevant to children with Autism including Attention Autism and TEACCH. 

Our email address is:

indigoclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk 

Indigo Class Timetable

w/e 16/5/19 We started our week with a late breakfast at Morrisons! We walked there, holding hands all the way, and sat and ordered toast, crumpets and scrambled egg. The children sat really well in the cafe and we then went for a walk in the park before walking back to school in time for lunch. We have been very busy in and outside the classroom, with lots of exciting activities to chose from: washing dolls' clothes, balls and skittles, dressing up, playing on the farm, washing cars and handwriting practice. We have been using lots of aided language displays to help us communicate.

w/e 10th May. At the end of last week, we had a fantastic music therapy session with Kwaku, where we all joined in banging on the drum and on the cymbal. We have taken turns to play an interactive game on the smartboard. We have also practiced our handwriting skills, using playdough to warm up with. We have had lots of new activities in class to chose from. These have included dressing up, doll play, farms and animals, exploring how to make ice melt, lego and puzzles. It has been a shorter week than usual, but just as busy!

w/e 3/5/19 We started our week with a lovely walk to Reigate Castle grounds. We really enjoyed having such a big open space to explore in and run around. We have been going for weekly walks for 2 terms now, and have got really good at holding hands, and walking quite a long way! We have continued to learn to chose the activities we would like to do in and outside the classroom. This week, we have especially enjoyed waterplay outside in the sunshine. Other activities have included rolling cars down ramps, lego, practicing our scissor skills, looking at books and playing with flour. During Bucket Group we have all joined in with the Stage 3 activity, splatting wet cotton wool onto the ground. We then transitioned to the table to stack some blocks, then knock them over!

w/e 26/4/19 We have settled back into class this week after our lovely Easter break. We have been working on choosing which activity we would like to engage with in class. The activities to choose from over the week have been building with lego, sandplay, puzzles, doll's house, pop-up pirate game and Happyland. We have also been practising our handwriting skills and colouring in. During music therapy, some of us have been learning to interact with our friends.

w/e 4th April This week we had a fantastic day out at Buchan Park, with Gary Marlow, our Woods for Learning teacher. We made popcorn over a fire, learnt how to use a saw, drank tree sap and had a great time exploring in the woods.We have had fun in school too, playing with water and going to the library to chose books. We have been working really hard in sensory circuits, doing some number work, attending to Bucket Group activities, and using our bodies to move around in soft play. We also had a suprise visit from the Easter Bunny!

w/e 28/3/19 This week we have enjoyed outside learning in the spring sunshine! We have worked on our physical targets of sending and receiving to a partner, using a football and a goal. We watched Ruth make volcanoes in Bucket Group Stage 2, and joined in with a bat and ball game in Stage 3. We then transitioned to the table for a Stage 4 matching activity. We have explored rough and smooth surfaces using chalk, water and a paintbrush. Some of us have worked on matching letters to our names, whilst others have explored wind up and squirty toys in some water. We have also been enjoying the new Sensory Assemblies on a Wednesday afternoon, and this week we joined in with Joanna and played with some bubbles!

w/e 21/3/19. This week we have continued with our weekly Friday visit to the school library, where we can share some books and chose one to take home. We have also completed some counting activities, and had our second session of music therapy with Kwaku, which we all love! The highlight has been our walk in the woods, to look for some different animals' houses, and to post our letter to Peter Rabbit. We all really enjoyed going out and would love to go back with our families! Here is the link to the National Trust website to tell you where it is https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/limpsfield-common/features/homes-for-woodland-creatures-on-limpsfield-common

w/e 12/3/19 This week we had our first session of Music Therapy. All the children were very engaged with the music, and they all had a turn at playing the guitar or the keyboard. We have worked hard at Sensory Circuits every morning, and are enjoying using our bodies in different ways to alert, organise or calm ourselves. On Tuesday, we went on the bus to Merstham library, where we shared some books and spent some time time playing with the toys there. We hope to be able to stay for longer next time. We have had fun playing with our new bubble machine, and the Elefun game. We worked very hard during our fine motor skills session, practicing posting things, sorting shapes, threading and screwing nuts onto bolts.

w/e 8/3/19 This week we have started listening to different types of music and using streamers and scarves to move in time to the music. We have explored a variety of tactile play. On Pancake Day, we had a great time making pancakes, mixing the batter and then eating the pancakes, choosing which topping we would like. We also used some cut out and magnetic letters to match up to our names. We have been building houses using different coloured blocks and had some fun with water! We investigated rough and smooth surfaces outside, using chalk and water.

week ending 1/3/19 As part of our Towns & Country topic, we went shopping to Morrisons for ingredients for Pancake Day next week. We also completed a sticking activity of a house, and played some ball games outside, following instructions given on a roll of a dice.

Week 4 activities linked to forest habitats and Going on a bear hunt story

Week 5 activities linked with garden habitats

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