This week in PE we have been practicing our aiming and throwing skills. We are getting really good at this and will continue to flourish through the term.
We have also been learning the time in class and we can confidently identify o’clock and we are now working on half past the hour.
We have also learnt some very interesting facts about space and we looked at subheadings and grouped the sentences to the correct sub headings.
We have also started back at Sir Charles Parsons for our weekly swim. This week we have been practicing putting our heads under the water to retrieve an item off the floor.
We hope you have a lovely weekend and stay safe.
As always, we’ve had such a busy week! We’ve all been really impressed with everyone’s behaviour and attitude to learning.
On Monday we linked out topic of space into our artwork. Everyone made brilliant collages of the planet earth, showing off their artistic skills by drawing, gluing and sticking tissue to represent the planet.
On Tuesday in Maths, we continued our work on time. Each week the children are demonstrating their understanding more and more. Some of the class were also lucky enough to go on a Maths hunt, finding sticks and stones to represent numbers. As always, we finished off our day with the best time of the week, swimming! Each and every pupil loves showing us their water skills, ducking underwater, retrieving items from the bottom of the pool, and finishing the lesson with free play always goes down well.
Wednesday was a very special day in class. We were learning all about the Scottish celebration, Burns Night. We learnt why and how Burns Night is celebrated, including what they eat and songs they sing. We made shortbread, a Scottish specialty, taking turns to mix, roll and cut the mixture. We spent the rest of the day in the Yurt, dancing and singing to traditional Scottish music, weaving tartan patterns and even playing Burns Night bingo.
Thursday was a day full of exercise. We had our PE session with Graeme, doing drills, football and Benchball. Everyone loved our session at kangaroo club, not only did they do great jumping, but also great spotting and turn taking. We did some role play to try and identify safe and unsafe strangers. The children had some great ideas of how to identify safe strangers.
Today we celebrated our half term achiever in assembly. Charlie L has made us all incredibly proud with his progress in reading, writing and Maths! We spent lunchtime in football club, practicing the skills we have been learning in PE and finished the day with choice time.
We hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
This week we have continued our topic of space. In English we have looked at fiction and non-fiction texts and discussed the differences between them.
In our science this week, we have discussed the Earth. We now know what the equator is and we know that the countries the closest to the equator are the hottest and the countries furthest away are the coldest.
In our Art, we ripped up different blue and green tissue paper to make our own Earth. We also used the tips of paint brushes to paint green and blue dots where the Land and Sea were.
On Thursday we had a lovely time in the Thrive room. We talked about how we were feeling using the different types of weather. We then got into pairs and drew one another and we described each other and said what was special about one another. After the hard work we then got to have a lovely play.
We hope you have a lovely weekend and stay safe!
Here is a snapshot of the things we’ve been doing.
Here is a short clip from our Music Therapy session this week:
Last Friday we enjoyed our Christmas Class Party. We danced our socks off! There was lots of sensory exploration which we loved exploring with our hands and feet! We loved being silly with grown-ups, dancing by the tree and listening to all the Christmas music!
On Monday some of us enjoyed a Chaplin’s Christmas Panto followed by a disco in the Hydro pool.
Tuesday was Christmas Dinner day in school, we celebrated with our friends in our own way in class. We made the classroom smell of all the different aromas that you may find during Christmas time. We could smell cinnamon, orange and spices! We then enjoyed Christmas carols outside with all our friends.
Today was our special Elf day! Our school was full of Elves everywhere you turned! This was to start the fundraising for our new Hydro Pool. We all dressed up and partnered up with an adult for our Sponsored Contact Dance. We also participated in an Elf Run. We went in our walking frames, standers and in our buggies and raced around the corridors and around the Adventure Playground!
Tomorrow is our last day before we break up for Christmas. We have a lovely Christmas morning planned followed by a school Nativity in the afternoon.
Merry Christmas to you and all your family. We hope you all have a safe and happy holidays and we look forward to seeing you all back in the New Year. We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces back on Wednesday 5th January 2022.
Everyone has been having fun preparing and taking part in the class Nativity. We have enjoyed sharing in the Class Christmas Story and taking part in lots of other Christmas sensory activities.
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This week we kickstarted the week in the Yurt, we had a lovely party in there for Amna’s birthday and we even got to eat our dinners in there too. We also had a special visit from a very important man. We all got lovely chocolates to take home from Santa. How lucky are we !!
On Tuesday we had our weekly baking session. This week we made snowflake shortbread biscuits! They were so tasty and we had so much fun making them !
As it’s now December we have started our advent calendar and we will each get a turn at getting a chocolate and picking a story each morning. We also have a very cheeky elf in our class that likes to hiding different places every morning. One morning we even found him eating all our biscuits out on the tin. What a naughty elf !!
On Thursday we went for our weekly Horse riding lessons. All the horses were dressed all festive and we learnt some new tricks on our horses! We are all very excited to dress up as Elves on the 16th for our sponsored elf ride.
That’s all for this week, we hope you have a lovely weekend and stay safe.