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!
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