Wow! We can’t believe this is our final newsletter before Summer. It has been such a fun month with lots of activities. We enjoyed Sensory Sensations, a trip to McDonalds, Fun House and some yummy ice-cream. We also celebrated a birthday and had two prize winners from Prize Day—well done! We hope you all have a lovely Summer!
Another busy month for everyone in Class 5. The pupils have been enjoying role-play as Jean the cook and Chris the caretaker. We started a new numeracy topic of measures and the kids have been organising themselves from biggest to smallest/smallest to biggest. We all performed at Portadown & Newry Music Festival, and went to Solitude Park as a treat. Our class have started swimming lessons this term.
Class 5 having fun in the sun in Tesco Play Park as a treat for being brilliant at both Portadown and Newry music festivals.
Class 5 has enjoyed the madness of March. The children has been learning about meat and dairy products. Through learning about dairy they made their own butter and had a taste test! We have also made some beautiful Spring flower paintings and enjoyed lots of different Easter activities and crafts.
Class 5 have had a very busy and fun filled February. The pupils enjoyed making pancakes and sensory play on Pancake Day. They also enjoyed making Valentine heart shaped chocolates and using a valentines theme in our numeracy work.
We have also continued with our ‘time’ and ‘money’ work as well as our healthy eating topic.
Maggie and Larry turned 8 and enjoyed a fun day with their friends.
We have been busy learning about ‘Winter’ for our World Around Us topic. We made icicles, winter trees and we decorated winter clothes.
For Numeracy, we have been learning about money. We have been playing shops in our role play area and have been sorting coins.
We enjoyed making beans on toast, cupcakes and cheese on toast during cookery and we especially loved tasting what we had made.
In November, we have been very busy looking at the jobs of the paramedic, doctor, fire service and police. The pupils have shown their artistic flair and painted beautiful pictures. In Numeracy, we have sorted money and made patterns. We completed lots of fine motor tasks, wrote out names and word building activities. In cookery, we made buns, biscuits and sausage rolls.
We have been very busy bees this month. In numeracy we have been ordering numbers, making our own watches and completing autumn addition. We have done lots of fine motor tasks and reading new books. In ‘World Around Us’ we were learning about harvest and started our topic of ‘People Who Help Us’. The pupils carried out some of the jobs that Doreen and Chris do in school – answering the phone, photocopying, brushing the floors, emptying the bins and washing the windows. We looked at the jobs of the binman and watched them emptying the bins in school. The pupils had a visit from the dental hygienist and have pretended to be dentists – checking each other’s teeth and pretending to pull teeth (pink play dough, pretend teeth with tweezers! They have painted some amazing pictures of the recycle lorry, Jean the cook and Chris. This week we have been enjoying lots of Halloween table top activities, art and cookery. Grace turned 6 and enjoyed a party in school with her friends.
Everyone has settled well into our class and our daily routine. We would like to welcome Jessica, Sara, Ryan, Maggie and Grace to Class 5. The pupils have been busy finding their way around the class and completing their assessments. We have started work on our topic ‘People Who Help Us and Autumn’ We have made rice krispie buns, chocolate cake and fifteens. They also loved completing art activities, fine motor activities and counting and sorting using practical resources.