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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 : Artists

We have begun our topic session with our first Artist.... Piet Mondrian.  We have enjoyed a 'bucket' group, dressing up and finding out about this French artist, we mixed up different colours to see what new colours they made and all the children enjoyed making their own Mondrian painting and duplo art.  We will experience doing the works of many great artists in a variety of ways.

In Writing work this term we will reintroduce 'Write dance'.  They will make whole body movements, then hold an implement in 2 hands and move to the music in a variety of ways on paper.

As a link to Maths we will enjoy working with colours to make new ones, through painting, science experiments using colours in bicarb and vinegar to make explosive colours etc. 

In PSHE we will be thinking about emotions and how we can create emotion through the colours we use.

 

For Physical Development we will be exploring dance artists and moving to a range of styles of music.  Fine motor skills will include, mosaics, cutting, threading, origami etc. 

We will also be going to watch a dress rehearsal of 'Oliver' at a Reigate school which will be great to form a good link and our signing choir will hopefully sing there too.

There are so many fun and exciting ways to learn covered in this topic, so please take a look at the Planner for a more detailed plan of what we hope to achieve this term in each subject.  (We are also planning a seaside trip in July and will let you know the details closer to the time).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Suggestions

There are so many learning opportunities you could try at home and please take a photo if possible and show us what your child has been up to at home.

1. Moulding playdough or real dough, using cookie cutters.

2. Some fun colour experiments in the kitchen using food dye.  (Watch the dye move up a light celery stick)  Or just mix different colours together and see what happens.

3. Encourage drawing or spend time with your child making your best portrait of his face, whilst talking about facial features, then get your young person to take a turn and draw your eyes, nose, ears, mouth etc. Obviously it doesn't have to be perfect.... ( I have done this with my son and I can definitely say my picture was not a great work of art!  However, the time spent together was great).

4.Notice graffiti and other art whilst out and about.

5. Discuss how different songs make them feel.

 

Just a few ideas to support your child's learning.  Hope you have some fun together!

Summer 2019 ARTISTS: Planner

Contact Us

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

redclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

7/6/19 Piet Mondrian: The children painted their own Mondrian style art and also used Duplo to create the rectangular shapes with the primary colours. They also enjoyed making one online, then printing it off.

22/3/19 Dressing up for World book day, and cooking and activities for Red nose day.

15/3/19 Some pictures from pancake day. The children enjoyed choosing toppings, and spreading them on the pancake. The best bit was eating them.... YUMMY!

8/3/19 We played DANGEROUS DOGS in PE. Hunters roll a ball across the mat to each other but if it touches someone, they have to get into 'dog haired down' position. A friend can save them by crawling underneath to set them free. The other team game is to help each other get across the hall on 2 sheets and not get eaten by the sharks. The children are learning about team work and helping each other.

15/2/19 This week the children made Valentines hands in art and enjoyed threading a heart on a paperplate to make a tapestry.

1/2/19 Fruit salad. In topic, the children learnt about the importance of fruit. They watched a video about it, then made a big fruit salad. In PSHE, the children took turns to dish up the salad and hand it out to their friends.

25/1/19 Making televisions and writing sessions. Using a variety of means to write and make shape pictures. We also draw pictures in flour and glitter and write words, or sentences for those who can.

11/1/19 The children have begun to stick their photos onto strips in order to make their own television. They are also learning to tell stories and use finger puppets with some help.

30/11/18 For our topic the children watched an episode of Chuggington, then set up the train tracks and played with the small worlds toys, and also made shape train pictures. In PSHE the children were working on sharing and using correct language when role playing with each other.

23/11/18 Some swimming pictures amongst our Diwali celebrations. Children helped to make chocolate peda ( a toffee type sweet), they made clay diya's and painted this last week and also made some rangoli patterns.

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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