Welcome back to another year. The pupils have all settled into their new surroundings and getting back into routine.
We have been carrying out assessments this month alongside fine motor tasks, sensory play and listening games. The pupils have enjoyed art activities and cookery sessions. We have just started our new topic ’Houses, homes and materials’.
We can’t believe that the end of the school year has arrived!!! The pupils have had a jam packed month with lots of fun, hands on experiences. We went on a minibeast hunt, have watched caterpillars turn into butterflies and enjoyed the bikes and play park. The staff would like to wish everyone a happy, safe and enjoyable summer.
We turned our classroom into an airport/aeroplane, and went on a train to Wallace Park. We started our ‘Living Things’ topic and had an amazing time during the ‘Disney Big Fun Week’. Some of our pupils have been going to the swimming pool this term—and having a fantastic time.
We can’t believe that we have reached the end of Term 2! Class 5 have enjoyed lots of Easter themed table activities, art and fine motor tasks. The Easter Bunny came to school and hid eggs in the park and brought us all an egg. All pupils loved our Spring/Easter and transport themed Sensory Sensations morning.
Have a lovely Easter break.
March has been really busy with lots of fun activities taking place. Everyone enjoyed our pancake making and sensory play. World Book Day was a great success, and we loved having some of the older pupils in to read to us. We also read to some of our younger friends. We wore green for St. Patrick’s day and made a lovely craft. We have been learning about the season of Spring. We have completed beautiful art work for our wall display, enjoyed lots of different activity based learning and made bird’s nests in cookery. In maths we started work on measure. Continuing with our transport theme we completed a floating and sinking activity. We also celebrated two birthdays this month.
Mix, Flip and Splat!! Pancake day in Class 5.
March 2019 - Class 5 are learning about handling data in maths – just look at the car survey they carried out!
This month we have been busy learning about vehicles on land and sea. We have discussed, painted and completed work related to them. We thoroughly enjoyed completing a traffic and car colour survey. We investigated the importance of wearing bright clothes at night. In cookery we have made chocolate cars, trains, traffic lights and jelly boats. The pupils did lots of valentine activity based learning - counting and making sets with hearts, number recognition, fine motor tasks & threading.
We have completed our work on money and have enjoyed reading and word/sentence building work.
We have been learning and exploring through the topic of ‘Winter’. We made hot chocolate and s’mores in cookery and they went down a treat!! We made patterns using shaving foam, shades of blue paint and glitter. We also used various textures to create winter clothes and played with arctic animals and ice in the water tray. In Literacy, we continued with our reading, but also completed lots of winter fine motor tasks. We counted buttons for snowmen, pompoms for penguins and used money in the shop.
Another very busy month for our pupils. In Numeracy, we have been learning about time and sequencing our day and how to make toast. We have also done some data handling work - and made a pictogram to show our favourite characters. In Literacy, we have been retelling, sequencing and acting out the fairy-tales ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’ and ‘The 3 Little Pigs’. In World Around Us, we were learning about the properties of materials and sorting items that were hot/cold or hard/soft. In Art, we created bear faces using a fork, big, middle-sized and small mosaic bowls for the bears, the little pigs house from tetra packs and blow panting. This month in Cookery, we made bear toast, porridge with different toppings, pigs in blankets and piggy biscuits.
Everyone has been busy bees this month in Class 5. In numeracy, we have been sequencing numbers, completing autumn themed sets, addition and subtraction. We have also set up a shop in our class and everyone is working with coins of varying amounts. The pupils have done lots of fine motor tasks and have read new books. In World Around Us, we were learning about autumn, harvest and started our topic ‘Fairytales and Castles’. They have been studying ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ & ‘The Little Red Hen’. We planted beans seeds and are hoping they turn into beanstalks! We have sequenced the stories and learnt how bread is made. In art, we created our own beanstalk pictures, have created textured red hens and painted with wheat. This week we have been enjoying lots of Halloween table top activities, hammered nails into pumpkins, used orange playdough, made witched potions and did some spooky art and cookery. One girl turned 7 in our class and everyone enjoyed a party in school. Happy Birthday!!!