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This week has been Arts Week and we have been visiting different continents and exploring different art activities.

Picture 1 On Monday we went to France in Europe...
Picture 2 ...we built the Eiffel tower with chocolate dough
Picture 3 We painted lily pads...
Picture 4 ...just like Monet
Picture 5 We explored red, whhite and blue rice
Picture 6 and sailed some boats on the channel
Picture 7 On Tuesday we visited Australasia...
Picture 8 ...and made aboriginal art
Picture 9 On Wednesday we went to Africa...
Picture 10 some of us bounced in the sunshine...
Picture 11 ...some of us relaxed
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Picture 13 On Thursday we went to the polar regions...
Picture 14 ...and enjoyed somecooling ice lollies
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Picture 16 We loved the icy sensory story
Picture 17 We stacked big ice cubes into towers...
Picture 18 ...they were very chilly!
Picture 19 On Friday we played carnival music...
Picture 20 ...and made feathery shakers
Picture 21 We put our hands in sticky glue...
Picture 22 ...and explored rice...
Picture 23 ...and feathers to decorate

We continued with our Nursery Rhyme theme this week and took the rhymes out into the garden, where it was lovely and cool.  We also found some other ways to keep cool too!

Picture 1 We sang Ring-a-roses altogether..
Picture 2 ...spinning round and round
Picture 3 We pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall
Picture 4 We played Pat-a-cake
Picture 5 We marched up and down...
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Picture 7 ...like the Grand Old Duke of York
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Picture 9 We rocked back and forth...
Picture 10 ...as we sang Row, row the boat
Picture 11 We even rowed with some of our friends
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Picture 13 We screamed at the crocodile...
Picture 14 ...and roared at the lion
Picture 15 We have also been exploring shapes with our hands
Picture 16 We tried to keep cool by making bubbles
Picture 17 and exploring the bubbles with our noses...
Picture 18 ...and hands
Picture 19 We also cooled our friends down...
Picture 20 ...with the water spray...
Picture 21 ...they really liked it!

This week we have been listening to Nursery Rhymes and joining in with the actions or participating in massage actions for the rhymes.

Picture 1 We chose the rhymes we wanted with symbols...
Picture 2 ....or choosing objects of reference...
Picture 3 ...or nodding when we heard a choice...
Picture 4 ....or making choices on the eye gaze.
Picture 5 We explored toys related to the rhymes
Picture 6 Shells and flowers for Mary, Mary
Picture 7 Splashing frogs jumping in the pond
Picture 8 Very funny splashing frogs!
Picture 9 We enjoyed massage nursery rhymes...
Picture 10 ...with tickly faces...
Picture 11 ...and shoulders...
Picture 12 ...and hands...
Picture 13 ...and legs
Picture 14 We also sang in physio - Jelly on the plate
Picture 15 and listened to rhymes while we stood up
Picture 16 When it was hot we used water play to cool down!
Picture 17 We had a visit from some animals
Picture 18 and we felt their shell
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This week we have been making our own Gingerbread men.  We mixed the dough and painted them.  We also felt different textures, soft dough, hard gingerbread men, wet paint and grainy salt.  Some textures we liked, some we didn't!

Picture 1 We worked on fine motor skills in the flour...
Picture 2 ...and the dough
Picture 3 We held the spoon...
Picture 4 ...and mixed the ingredients
Picture 5 We looked closely at the dough
Picture 6 and felt it
Picture 7 We touched...
Picture 8 ...and squeezed the dough
Picture 9 We rolled the dough flat...
Picture 10 ...to cut out the man shape
Picture 11 We mixed colours to paint the men
Picture 12 We chose our colours in lots of different ways
Picture 13 We felt the soft dough and the cooked men
Picture 14 We tried other textures too
Picture 15 Some were soft...
Picture 16 ...and some were furry

We have continued with reading The Gingerbread Man this week and have been communicating in different ways to make choices for sticking, painting and tactile play.

Picture 1 We chose smooth collage paper with symbols...
Picture 2 ...and stuck them to our Gingerbread men
Picture 3 We used glue sticks
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Picture 6 We counted pieces of paper to stick
Picture 7 We explored the sticky glue
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Picture 9 We explored different textured paper
Picture 10 We felt the different textures of paper
Picture 11 Some of us liked the bumpy paper
Picture 12 We loved listening to the story whilst sticking
Picture 13 We painted patterns on our Gingerbread men
Picture 14 We chose colours for painting using our talkers
Picture 15 We have been exploring our class toys
Picture 16 We used symbols to choose some tactile fun

This week we have been reading the story of The Gingerbread Man.  We have been exploring gingerbread flour and playdough, different spice smells and the characters in the story.

Picture 1 We made the gingerbread man run, run, run
Picture 2 We explored the different characters
Picture 3 We played with the characters on the farm...
Picture 4 ...and in flour
Picture 5 We chose spices to smell
Picture 6 and liked them
Picture 7 We made marks in the flour...
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Picture 9 ...and made the gingerbread man run, run, run
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Picture 11 We squeezed the gingerbread dough...
Picture 12 ...using both hands...
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Picture 15 ...used cutters in the dough...
Picture 16 ... and pulled it
Picture 17 We even decorated our own gingerbread men

This week we have been getting physical, pulling and exploring the garden as part of our story telling.  We used our time in the garden to do some of our physio targets.

Picture 1 We pulled the 'turnip'
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Picture 3 We walked up slopes
Picture 4 We ran up slopes
Picture 5 We practised climbing skills
Picture 6 We practised our walking

We also got ready for the wedding by making cakes for the tea party.

Picture 1 We counted out cases
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Picture 3 We chose colours for decorations
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Picture 5 Then added sprinkles
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Picture 7 We practised music for the wedding ceremony

This week as part of our Enormous Turnip story we have been exploring different vegetables

 

We have also been preparing for the Royal wedding by decorating some bunting using different tools.

 

We have used lots of communication in both of these activities.

Picture 1 We felt raw vegetables...
Picture 2 ...and cooked, mushy vegetables.
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Picture 4 We explored them rolling...
Picture 5 ...and spinning.
Picture 6 We used symbols to choose the vegetables.
Picture 7 We even tried chopping them!
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Picture 10 For our bunting we chose colours using our devices
Picture 11 ...and symbols...
Picture 12 ...and objects of reference.
Picture 13 Then we got messy!
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This week we started reading the story and singing a song about The Enormous Turnip.  As part of the story we have been pulling the turnip and asking our friends to help.

Throughout the week we have been using our hands in lots of different ways.

Picture 1 We pulled.....
Picture 2 ...and pulled...
Picture 3 ...and pulled the turnip ot of the tube.
Picture 4 We explored different types of paper.
Picture 5 We felt the paper with our hands.
Picture 6 Some of us liked the bumpy paper.
Picture 7 Some of us liked the smooth paper.
Picture 8 We liked to listen to scrunchy paper.
Picture 9 We used the paper to make turnip pictures.
Picture 10 We used our hands to hold tools.
Picture 11 We used our hands to stick the paper.
Picture 12 We used our hands to look after baby.
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Picture 14 We used our hands to make choices.
Picture 15 We used our hands to feel personal identifiers.
Picture 16 We used our hands to build towers.

For our last week of Jack and the Beanstalk we have been exploring the Sensory Garden to find some other plants that Jack planted.  We also used bricks to build tall beanstalks and then knock them down!

Picture 1 We listened to the bamboo shaking
Picture 2 We smelled the herbs in the garden
Picture 3 We communicated if we liked the scents...
Picture 4 ...or didn't like others!
Picture 5 We used big and little bricks to make a beanstalk
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Picture 7 We copied adults to make our beanstalks
Picture 8 We looked at the bricks as we built the beanstalk
Picture 9 We tried to add more bricks
Picture 10 We were excited waiting to 'chop' the beanstalk
Picture 11 We felt different textures on the bricks
Picture 12 We stuck leaves and letters on beanstalks
Picture 13 We waited until the beantsalk was tall...
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Picture 16 ...and enjoyed 'chopping' the beanstalk down
Picture 17 We said 'GO' before 'chopping'!

We have continued our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk and have been working on lots of different targets this week

Picture 1 We explored beans and pots with our eyes and hands
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Picture 3 We talked about Jack and the Beanstalk and played
Picture 4 Then drew pictures of the beanstalk and castle
Picture 5 We worked on physio targets....
Picture 6 ....while we played
Picture 7 We made a beanstalk...
Picture 8 ...by scrunching and...
Picture 9 ...stuffing fabric into some tights
Picture 10 We felt the different fabrics first
Picture 11 Then we painted leaves for the beanstalk
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Picture 14 We have been making choices using the Eyegaze
Picture 15 We worked on OT targets, stacking pots
Picture 16 We counted magic beans in our sensory story...
Picture 17 ...threw the beans away...
Picture 18 ...watched the beanstalk grow...
Picture 19 ...and played music as the beanstalk fell!
Picture 20 We joined in with music therapy, singing...
Picture 21 ...and playing with both of your hands.

We have been reading the sensory story of Jack and the Beanstalk this week and exploring lots of different beans.

Picture 1 We felt for beans on the table...
Picture 2 ..and in playdough
Picture 3 We scooped soil to plant the beans
Picture 4 We pulled beans out of playdough
Picture 5 We felt the soil with our feet...
Picture 6 ...and asked for 'MORE' when we had fun!
Picture 7 We looked for beans in the soil
Picture 8 We made playdough 'bean snakes'

We were joined by new classmates this week and made new friends with Rosy's son Ben.  Throughout the week we have been working hard on lots of other targets too.

Picture 1 We explored new toys
Picture 2 We listened well in music therapy
Picture 3 We made fish sing and dance on the iPad
Picture 4 We shared our toys with new friends
Picture 5 We communicated beautifully...
Picture 6 ...with Intensive Interaction
Picture 7 We tried out new walkers...
Picture 8 ...and explored the school
Picture 9 We activated the iPad with both hands...
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Picture 11 ... very proudly!
Picture 12 We took turns with our friends
This week we have been exploring the characters from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, putting them on different sized chairs and beds and feeding them porridge.
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We also painted some pictures of bears, feeling the wet paint and holding onto painting tools.
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We have enjoyed music therapy, playing the guitar and keyboard and have been preparing some special Easter surprises.
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We have been working on our IPP targets through our story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Picture 1 We explored wet and dry porridge with our hands...
Picture 2 ...and with our feet!
Picture 3 We explored the feeling of porridge oats
Picture 4 We made marks in the oats
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Picture 7 We watched oats being sprinkled and asked for more
Picture 8 We counted out scoops of oats.
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Picture 11 Then we made our own porridge
Picture 12 and tasted it.
Picture 13 To choose our flavours we used symbols...
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Picture 15 ....and our voices.....
Picture 16 ...and signs...
Picture 17 ...and our devices.

We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.

We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  1
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  2
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  3
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  4
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  5
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  6
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  7
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  8
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  9
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  10
We have enjoyed our last week of learning through the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have explored lots of activities.  11
This week we continued learning about the 3 Little Pigs.  We explored the different textures of straw, sticks and bricks and made some houses for the pigs.
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In Sun class we are reading the story of The 3 Little Pigs.  We have been focussing on our communication and SCERTS targets while joining in with a sensory story.

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Also, we have been working on fine motor skills, choosing skills and Communication targets while painting pictures of the wolf and the pigs.
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We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty!

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We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty! 3
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We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty! 6
We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty! 7
We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty! 8
We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty! 9

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