This week has been Arts Week and we have been visiting different continents and exploring different art activities.
On Monday we went to France in Europe...
...we built the Eiffel tower with chocolate dough
We painted lily pads...
...just like Monet
We explored red, whhite and blue rice
and sailed some boats on the channel
On Tuesday we visited Australasia...
...and made aboriginal art
On Wednesday we went to Africa...
some of us bounced in the sunshine...
...some of us relaxed
On Thursday we went to the polar regions...
...and enjoyed somecooling ice lollies
We loved the icy sensory story
We stacked big ice cubes into towers...
...they were very chilly!
On Friday we played carnival music...
...and made feathery shakers
We put our hands in sticky glue...
...and explored rice...
...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!
We sang Ring-a-roses altogether..
...spinning round and round
We pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall
We played Pat-a-cake
We marched up and down...
...like the Grand Old Duke of York
We rocked back and forth...
...as we sang Row, row the boat
We even rowed with some of our friends
We screamed at the crocodile...
...and roared at the lion
We have also been exploring shapes with our hands
We tried to keep cool by making bubbles
and exploring the bubbles with our noses...
We also cooled our friends down...
...with the water spray...
...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.
We chose the rhymes we wanted with symbols...
....or choosing objects of reference...
...or nodding when we heard a choice...
....or making choices on the eye gaze.
We explored toys related to the rhymes
Shells and flowers for Mary, Mary
Splashing frogs jumping in the pond
Very funny splashing frogs!
We enjoyed massage nursery rhymes...
...with tickly faces...
We also sang in physio - Jelly on the plate
and listened to rhymes while we stood up
When it was hot we used water play to cool down!
We had a visit from some animals
and we felt their shell
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!
We worked on fine motor skills in the flour...
...and the dough
We held the spoon...
...and mixed the ingredients
We looked closely at the dough
and felt it
...and squeezed the dough
We rolled the dough flat...
...to cut out the man shape
We mixed colours to paint the men
We chose our colours in lots of different ways
We felt the soft dough and the cooked men
We tried other textures too
Some were soft...
...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.
We chose smooth collage paper with symbols...
...and stuck them to our Gingerbread men
We used glue sticks
We counted pieces of paper to stick
We explored the sticky glue
We explored different textured paper
We felt the different textures of paper
Some of us liked the bumpy paper
We loved listening to the story whilst sticking
We painted patterns on our Gingerbread men
We chose colours for painting using our talkers
We have been exploring our class toys
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.
We made the gingerbread man run, run, run
We explored the different characters
We played with the characters on the farm...
...and in flour
We chose spices to smell
and liked them
We made marks in the flour...
...and made the gingerbread man run, run, run
We squeezed the gingerbread dough...
...using both hands...
...used cutters in the dough...
... and pulled it
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.
We pulled the 'turnip'
We walked up slopes
We ran up slopes
We practised climbing skills
We practised our walking
We also got ready for the wedding by making cakes for the tea party.
We counted out cases
We chose colours for decorations
Then added sprinkles
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.
We felt raw vegetables...
...and cooked, mushy vegetables.
We explored them rolling...
We used symbols to choose the vegetables.
We even tried chopping them!
For our bunting we chose colours using our devices
...and objects of reference.
Then we got messy!
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.
...and pulled the turnip ot of the tube.
We explored different types of paper.
We felt the paper with our hands.
Some of us liked the bumpy paper.
Some of us liked the smooth paper.
We liked to listen to scrunchy paper.
We used the paper to make turnip pictures.
We used our hands to hold tools.
We used our hands to stick the paper.
We used our hands to look after baby.
We used our hands to make choices.
We used our hands to feel personal identifiers.
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!
We listened to the bamboo shaking
We smelled the herbs in the garden
We communicated if we liked the scents...
...or didn't like others!
We used big and little bricks to make a beanstalk
We copied adults to make our beanstalks
We looked at the bricks as we built the beanstalk
We tried to add more bricks
We were excited waiting to 'chop' the beanstalk
We felt different textures on the bricks
We stuck leaves and letters on beanstalks
We waited until the beantsalk was tall...
...and enjoyed 'chopping' the beanstalk down
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
We explored beans and pots with our eyes and hands
We talked about Jack and the Beanstalk and played
Then drew pictures of the beanstalk and castle
We worked on physio targets....
....while we played
We made a beanstalk...
...by scrunching and...
...stuffing fabric into some tights
We felt the different fabrics first
Then we painted leaves for the beanstalk
We have been making choices using the Eyegaze
We worked on OT targets, stacking pots
We counted magic beans in our sensory story...
...threw the beans away...
...watched the beanstalk grow...
...and played music as the beanstalk fell!
We joined in with music therapy, singing...
...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.
We felt for beans on the table...
..and in playdough
We scooped soil to plant the beans
We pulled beans out of playdough
We felt the soil with our feet...
...and asked for 'MORE' when we had fun!
We looked for beans in the soil
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.
We explored new toys
We listened well in music therapy
We made fish sing and dance on the iPad
We shared our toys with new friends
We communicated beautifully...
...with Intensive Interaction
We tried out new walkers...
...and explored the school
We activated the iPad with both hands...
... very proudly!
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.
We also painted some pictures of bears, feeling the wet paint and holding onto painting tools.
We have enjoyed music therapy, playing the guitar and keyboard and have been preparing some special Easter surprises.
We have been working on our IPP targets through our story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
We explored wet and dry porridge with our hands...
...and with our feet!
We explored the feeling of porridge oats
We made marks in the oats
We watched oats being sprinkled and asked for more
We counted out scoops of oats.
Then we made our own porridge
and tasted it.
To choose our flavours we used symbols...
....and our voices.....
...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.
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.
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.
Also, we have been working on fine motor skills, choosing skills and Communication targets while painting pictures of the wolf and the pigs.
We have fun with tactile play. Some of the tactile materials are very tasty!
We have fun in Sun Class.
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