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Welcome to Red Class!

In Red Class there are 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls.

We have a teacher and 3 assistants to help us learn.

We use symbols, Makaton, high tech AAC devices and our voices to communicate and visual timetables to support us during the day.

Our Theme - Habitats

 

 

We will be having lots of fun this Autumn, exploring habitats.  In the summer we focussed on local habitats, but this Autumn our focus will be on 'World habitats'.  We will explore The rainforest jungle, the desert, polar regions and the African jungle.

We will listen to stories, explore sensory activities to do with these habitats and we will enjoy some art too.  We will play games, sing songs, learn new concepts and understand more about the different animals, plants and how they survive in these different habitats.

 

Home Learning Suggestions

There are plenty of opportunities for learning about different habitats both locally and when further afield, for instance if you go away during the summer holidays. 

  • In the park or in town look at the different types of plants there, what animals can be seen? Which animals seem to be mostly in the grass, in the trees? Why is this? 
  • Collect natural materials when out and about to make models or collages of animals or habitats. 
  • There are lots of children's TV programmes about animals and habitats (though not all are suitable for more squeamish children). For instance; Deadly 60, Walk on the wild side, Mr Bloom's Nursery, Nina and the Neurons, All about animals. 
  • If you have pets then talk about what they need to live (food, water, shelter) and what kind of habitat they live in (the house, the garden, a cage, an aquarium, etc).
  • If you are going away in the summer then look at how where you go differs from home. Are the animals different? Is it hotter or colder? Are there different plants? 
  • There are many day trips out in the local area to look at native and exotic animals - see the planner for ideas. 

Topic Planner: Habitat Summer/Autumn

Contact Us

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

redclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

16/11/18 Over the week we have tried to capture the work we have been doing in number and geometry and measurement. The children are working on their various targets, independent work in workstations and ICT work to continue target work in a different way. They are working very hard.

8/11/18 For our topic: Television we enjoyed having our own Great British Bake Off! So everyone got into small groups and the children helped to read the recipe, collect ingredients and they all enjoyed making choc chip cookies.

02/11/18 The children spent a happy Halloween learning that it is much better to care than to scare. We bobbed for apples, iced spider biscuits and played boules with pumpkins. A great day was had by all.

18/10/18 Our photos are from last week's Harvest Festival activities. The children rotated doing 3 activities in the morning. 1. Baking bread rolls which we enjoyed warm with butter, 2. Smelling fruits and veg then making prints, and 3. Gardening. The children dug up pictures of fruit and veg to name them. They also planted colourful foliage to make a garden. In the afternoon the children had a lovely walk down the road to enjoy the Harvest Festival celebration at church.

11/10/18 Pictures this week are from speaking and listening. During this time the children do 3 activities: Targets, workstation activities for independence and a physical activity which is soft play with exercises in this session. Children are working on a variety of targets like sequencing pictures using connectives, making plurals, constructing sentences at a 1,2,3,4 or more key word sentence depending on their levels. Some children communicate choices in different ways too. We even have a child who is learning to write stories and explain the emotions and feelings throughout.

5/10/18 Our photos are taken from our reading session. Children have a chance to choose library books, listen to stories and also do their target work.

27/9/18 Our pictures are taken from writing. The children get a chance to work on their targets in their books, and practise using 'froggy fingers'. They also work in some sort of messy activity, (this week was cornflour), and we are encouraging drawing using different shapes. This week was a butterfly.

21/9/18 The children enjoyed exploring snow and animals that live in cold climates. They also made polar bear paintings with forks and experienced a sensory story about The Lost Polar Bear. In PSHE the children have been working on naming the adult animal and the baby.

14/9/18 Over the last 2 weeks Red class have been getting to know each other. The photos are from our Maths shape, space and measure session, and our habitat topic was about exploring animals from the jungle. We also covered habitat in the desert.

Arts Week - We have had quite a week in Red Class in arts week. We have tried out arts from around the word. African necklaces and masks. Latin American music, snowy sensory stories. And of course all the French activities to start the week off on Monday; croque monsieurs, French wooden spoon people and even the "Tour de France"!

Habitats - Zoolab bought in a fantastic selection of creatures, the children loved them!

Habitats - British Wildlife Centre. To get a better idea about how animals live in Britain we visited the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield. It was a lovely hot day and we saw (amongst others) stoats, weasels, foxes, badgers, owls, wildcats, deer and otters. The picnic lunch was great and the ice lolly at the end of the day even better.

PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game!

PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 1
PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 2
PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 3
PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 4
PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 5
PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 6
PE - Hockey. Red class are getting good at hockey, they can now dribble a ball around cones. It's almost time for a game! 7

Santander Big Build - As part of the Santander "Big Build" classes had a chance to help paint some of the things that will go into the new sensory garden. Red class and volunteers from Santander painted bird boxes, wooden hands and fish. It was a messy but everyone enjoyed themselves.

Habitats - We started our new theme by trying to decide what animals go into what habitats. We decided which bit of material was which habitat and then sorted the toy animals.

Science - we are learning about light in science at the moment. This week we learnt about reflections, what reflects and what doesn't.

Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.

Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  1
Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  2
Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  3
Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  4
Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  5
Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  6
Community - Seasons in Reigate. We painted seasonal scenes over the top of Priory Park pictures, adding blossom, leaves or snow depending on the season. We also planted seeds of plants that typically grow in this area since it is still spring at the moment. We will watch them grow through the summer.  7

Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.

Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  1
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  2
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  3
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  4
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  5
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  6
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  7
Theme - Community. The highlight for everyone at school this week in Red Class was the visit from a real fire engine.  8

PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.

PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  1
PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  2
PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  3
PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  4
PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  5
PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  6
PE - Parachute Games. We played parachute games outside. There are a number of different ones but they focus on the children listening and cooperating to move the parachute together to achieve an aim; such as throwing a ball up or letting players move underneath the parachute.  7
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