Navigation
Home Page

Pink Flamingos

Welcome to Pink Flamingos!

 

There are five children in Pink Flamingos, three girls and two boys.

The children work with four or five adults and benefit from the support of the physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists as well as the nursing team. We are also supported by two Midday Supervisors.

 

Pink Flamingos are part of Pink Class, the children work in two main groups which are suited to their needs, Pink Panthers and Pink Flamingos. Within the groups the children work either in small groups of two or one to one with an adult.

The children have individual timetables which ensure that they are learning at times and in ways which best suit their needs.

We have updated the timetable which is very general for the class.

 

If you want to get in touch with us or ask questions the best way is by e-mail:

 

pinkflamingos@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

 

 

 

Our theme - TV

Our theme for the second half of the Autumn term is Television.

The planning is based around current themes in TV viewing but may also be linked to one specific programmme which a child really likes e.g. we know that some children like Peppa Pig so some of the activities will relate to Peppa Pig while working on a IPP target.

Do let us know what your child likes to watch so that we can tailor the learning to use the most motivating activities we can

 

 

Home Learning Suggestions

 

  • Watch TV and let us know what your child likes to watch or particular theme tunes they enjoy
  • Google Bearfoot Books for some of theme books set to music

 

Keep looking at the website as we will add more ideas

 

 

14th - 18th January

 

We carried on with our Art programmes this week and created some more of our own art work.  On Friday we had a wonderful time displaying our work in the Pink Flamingos Art Gallery and invited our parents and the Leadership Team to come and view it. 

Everyone was VERY impressed!

After the viewing of the art our parents then stayed to join in with Music therapy.

Picture 1 We copied Jackson Pollock
Picture 2 We used the iPad...
Picture 3 ...and the eye gaze
Picture 4 We also used coloured rice and glue
Picture 5 We made colourful copies
Picture 6 Our parents loved them!
Picture 7 We were proud to show our work
Picture 8 We copied Van Gough
Picture 9 We worked together with paint and foam
Picture 10 Mummies loved the colours
Picture 11 We had a relax and a cuddle
Picture 12 We even stood to see our work
Picture 13
Picture 14 We copied Damien Hirst
Picture 15 We made playdough sculptures
Picture 16 We copied Mondrian too
Picture 17 Then it was time for music therapy
Picture 18 We played the guitar...
Picture 19 ...and the drum
Picture 20
Picture 21 We used our hands to make some noise

7th - 11th January

 

It has been lovely having Flamingos back together again after the Christmas holidays.  We are watching art programmes as part of our topic this week, we have been creating our own art with different techniques.  This week we have used playdough, paint pens and computers.

Picture 1 We used the eye gaze to make our art.
Picture 2 We used different coloured splats
Picture 3 We made lots of dots with pens
Picture 4 We eye pointed to make a choice
Picture 5 We made marks on the iPad
Picture 6 We squeezed the dough...
Picture 7 ...and pulled the dough
Picture 8 We squashed it in our hands
Picture 9

10th - 14th December

 

This week Pink Flamingos went on an adventure!  We went out to post our letters to Father Christmas at the local post box and then went a little further to Homebase to buy some more decorations for our class Christmas tree.  Everyone had a great time and it was lovely to get out and about!

We made some salt dough to make decorations to sell at the school Christmas fair. 

We also continued with our sensory advent calendar, we explored some cold ice cubes, smelled some Christmassy smells and sang some Christmas songs in music therapy.

Picture 1 We posted our letters
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4 and had a good look around Homebase
Picture 5 We made salt dough decorations
Picture 6 We mixed flour, salt...
Picture 7 ...and water. It got messy!

3rd - 7th December

 

Christmas has arrived in Pink Flamingos!!!

This week we have been rehearsing for the Christmas Show, the children have been fantastic!

We also found time to start our Sensory advent calendar.  Each day we have looked behind a Christmas symbol to find a sensory activity to explore.  Some have been noisy, some sticky and some sparkly. 

All have been good fun.

Picture 1 We lifted each symbol to see what was behind
Picture 2 We started with mincemeat
Picture 3 We liked the smell....
Picture 4 ...it felt very sticky!
Picture 5 We also had some twinkly lights
Picture 6 and Christmas lights
Picture 7 We loved the tinsel
Picture 8 We moved the snow with our fingers
Picture 9 We kept very still for facepaints
Picture 10 We showed off our standing skills on stage...
Picture 11 ...and our sitting skills...
Picture 12 ...and our use of switches

26th - 30th November

 

This week our Television programme has been Hey Duggee.  We have been earning badges for all the learning and activities we have done.  We collected our badges on a big banner so that everyone could see how hard we have been working and how clever we are! 

We have done very well with all of our badges as we have also spent lots of time rehearsing for our Christmas show too.

Picture 1 We got badges for communicating
Picture 2 We got badges for standing
Picture 3 We got badges for eye gazing
Picture 4 Look how many badges we earned!!!

19th - 23rd November

 

This week we have continued our BBC Sports theme as the children enjoyed it so much last week!  This week the children have been very sporty with swimming, curling, bowling, gymnastic physio exercises and athletics racing in our walkers.  There was a very close call counting up the scores for bowling and curling and medals given out to the winners.

Picture 1 We looked around the pool for our favourite ball..
Picture 2 ...and reached out to grab them
Picture 3 We stretched out our legs
Picture 4 We clapped our arms together to make a big splash!
Picture 5 We tracked the ball...
Picture 6 ...and stretched our legs to kick it
Picture 7 We played ball with friends, kicking and pushing
Picture 8 We even communicated our favourite songs

12 - 16th November

 

This week our television theme has been BBC Sports.  The children have loved exploring lots of different sports.  We have been playing football, bowling, swimming and being gymnasts by practising balances and stretching.  We have been communicating to say if we want more turns in our sporting activities, counting up how many goals we scored and passing balls and sharing them with our peers.

We also had lots of smiles during Music Therapy this week!

Picture 1 We explored bumpy, vibrating balls
Picture 2 Some of us weren't too sure about the vibrations
Picture 3 Some of us liked the light balls
Picture 4 We practised throwing balls
Picture 5 We chose from lots of different balls
Picture 6 We played football
Picture 7 We tracked where the ball was going...
Picture 8 ...and when it came back!
Picture 9 We practised standing up tall
Picture 10 We all enjoyed music therapy...
Picture 11 ...playing the guitar...
Picture 12 ...and listening to singing

5th - 9th November

 

This week we have been exploring fireworks,  We watched them on the television, seeing all the different colours and shapes and listening to the bangs and crackles.  Then we turned the sound down and used instruments to make our own sound effects for the fireworks.

We also explored some bonfire playdough, using our hands and fingers to squeeze, squash and pat the dough.

Picture 1 We loved the big, bright colours of the fireworks
Picture 2 We smiled as we anticipated the bangs
Picture 3 We played drums and bells to match the fireworks
Picture 4 We giggled each time the fireworks exploded
Picture 5 We made loud banging sounds
Picture 6 We found patting the dough on our hands very funny
Picture 7 We tried to squeeze the dough tight

31st October - 2nd November

This week has been Halloween themed in Pink Flamingos this week.  We have been making pumpkin and ghost pictures, exploring light up toys, making witches potions, playing pumpkin skittles and using our arms and fingers to explore spiders webs.

Picture 1 We chose our favourite coloured ghosts...
Picture 2 ...using great eye gazing skills
Picture 3 We used our hands and arms well to pull the cobweb
Picture 4 We chose different ingredients for a potion
Picture 5 We rolled the ball...
Picture 6 ...down the slope...
Picture 7 ...to knock the pumpkin skittles down!

Welcome back to school!

We started the term by getting to know our new class mates and staff and made some Pink Flamingos to decorate the classroom.

We used tools and our hands to add sticky glue and paint to the page and then added different textured collage materials.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5

We are continuing our Habitat theme by looking at the Jungle habitat. 

 

10th - 14th September

This week we have been making textured paint to create large jungle leaves.  We communicated our texture choices using eye pointing, symbols and photos.

Picture 1 We used the eye gaze to choose tactile materials
Picture 2 We also used symbols and photos for choosing
Picture 3 We watched some pouring before mixing
Picture 4 Some of us used tools to mix and paint
Picture 5 We looked at the marks on our leaves
Picture 6 We also used our hands to mix and paint
Picture 7 We enjoyed moving our fingers around...
Picture 8 ...and getting messy!

17th - 21st September

This week we have been using our hands and fingers to make some animals to add to our leafy jungle.  We have been holding, gripping, pulling and tearing to make stripy zebras and tigers and hairy lions.

Picture 1 We made choices with symbols...
Picture 2 ...and by touching pictures on a screen
Picture 3 We held onto coloured paper and pulled...
Picture 4 ...to make stripes for our animals
Picture 5 We then stuck them onto the picture
Picture 6 We were very pleased with our work
Picture 7 We have also been getting physical - standing...
Picture 8 ...pulling...
Picture 9 ...and sitting up straight.

24th - 28th September

This week we have been using our senses to explore Jungle swamp!  We communicated if we wanted to use our hands or feet and which animals we would like to drop into the swamp.

We have also been getting physical, practising our standing, sitting and reaching and have been playing with our friends.

Picture 1 We dropped animals into the swamp
Picture 2 We squeezed the swamp in our hands
Picture 3 We pushed the swamp with our fingers
Picture 4 We touched the swamp with our feet...
Picture 5 ...and even took squelchy steps in the swamp!
Picture 6 We practised standing...
Picture 7 ...sitting...
Picture 8 ...and reaching up high
Picture 9 We have been taking turns with friends...
Picture 10 ...and saying hello!

1st - 5th October

 

This week we have been joining our friends for a jungle massage story.  We listened to different jungle sounds and felt a range of actions on different parts of our body, e.g.: stomping elephant feet, tickling jungle spiders and twisting snakes.

We even combined it with some of our physio exercises.

Picture 1 We felt the snake twisting up our arms
Picture 2 We stomped our feet like an elephant
Picture 3 We felt tiger claws up our arms...
Picture 4 ..and copied the actions on our teachers
Picture 5 It was funny stamping like an elephant...
Picture 6 ...and galloping like a zebra
Picture 7 We copied tickly spiders on our friends too!

8th - 12th October

 

This week we have been practising our switch skills, making lights work and blowing up balloons.  Sometimes we had to press the switch once and some times we had to hold the switch down.

We have also been communicating through Choose and Do music, making choices and listening for cues in the songs.  We all love the anticipation!

On Friday we had a lovely time at the church for our Harvest celebration.  We all enjoyed watching the carrot balloons flying through the air, watching the dancing scarecrow and seeing the balloon popping.

Picture 1 We used a switch to turn on the lights...
Picture 2 ...and pump up the balloon
Picture 3
Picture 4 We loved wearing the funny hat...
Picture 5 ...before we made it fall off.
Picture 6
Picture 7 Although some prefered to make staff wear it!
Picture 8 Some of us used our eye gaze to join in
Picture 9 We made everyone wait ...
Picture 10 ...before we lifted up the cloth
Picture 11 We also made harvest fruits
Picture 12 and vegetables
Picture 13
Picture 14 We liked looking at our work
Picture 15 We loved harvest fun at church...
Picture 16 ...watching the scarecrow dancing...
Picture 17 ...balloons flying...
Picture 18 ...and balloons popping!

15th - 19th October

 

This week we continued with some of our harvest work and had fun smashing a pumpkin!  We explored the pumpkin first and then got our hands inside, it was sticky but great fun.

 

We also finished off our jungle theme by making some monkeys for the display. We each had our hands painted, feeling the paint on our fingers and palms.  Then we worked on our fine motor skills by holding different painting tools to paint more monkeys.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
Top