Welcome back to another exciting and fun packed school year. Class 7 are happy to be back and we have spent time getting familiar with our new class and getting to know each other. We have been working hard getting back into routine and everyone is settling really well.
We have been completing lots of assessment activities to find out all the wonderful things we can do. Our new topic for Term 1 is ‘Houses and Homes’ and ‘Materials’. In cookery, we have been making rice krispie buns and sticky golden syrup flapjacks. In art, we have been drawing self-portraits and painting colourful Autumn trees.
We also had a big birthday in class 7 this month, celebrating her 11TH Birthday. Happy Birthday!!
Not much sun, but still loads of fun in June!
Everyone got special mention at prize day and two of ‘Our Girls’ were worthy winners of cups - one for effort and the other for swimming - Well done ladies!
In June we’ve been trying to get out and about as much as possible. Our trips to the play park, Scarva Towpath, Tesco and Solitude have been enjoyed by all - going outside school really is one of the most multisensory experiences that each pupil loves for very different reasons!
Let’s hope the sun shines during the summer!
Have a great one :0)
May saw the introduction of a new sensory story in class 7 - It’s called ‘I Can Plant a Rainbow’! Our favourite part is when we get our socks and shoes off to plant seeds on our feet and water them!
All thoughts of topic work went out the window when DISNEY and the BIG FUN WEEK arrived. While 2 out of our room jetted off to Paris to meet Mickey the rest of us enjoyed a week packed with fun and activities designed just to suit us. Smiles and giggles all round!
We have loved getting ready for the Food Fayre - our theme was Mardi Gras, but we got to taste food from all around the world!
We love it when the sun shines—there’s nothing better than a walk to the park and chips to celebrate all the birthdays that are coming up. Happy Easter!
Class 7 are delighted that spring has brought some good weather! - One of our very favourite activities is to go outside exploring. Take a look at ‘Banbridge Rocks’ on Facebook, - we’ve been searching for painted rocks at the local park on our way for a swing or a turn on the trampoline or roundabout!
World book day was a big hit with Class 7. They invited their friends from Class 12 to share a sensory story with them. Yummy, smelly, squishy, tinkly fun had by all!
Class 7 are loving our new topic ‘Up, Up and away’!
Our stories, cookery, P.E. and art have taken us on a sensory journey around the world on a flying carpet - Chinese Music, Indian Dance, Koala Handprints, African Banana Bread and Mexican Fiesta have been the order of the day.
We loved celebrating Valentine’s day because we got to wear our own clothes :0)
Pupils in Class 7 have been learning more about Winter this month. We have decorated our classroom with sparkly icicles, winter owls and snowflakes. Each Friday, we enjoy cooking a winter warmer recipe. Our favourite by far has been the chilli chicken noodle dish we made - we LOVE it spicy! Music and movement in the PE hall has been fun too - we get to go on a sleigh ride, ice skate and play the Winter Hokey Pokey!
We were delighted to learn that we get another term of music therapy. Neal has got to know us all really well and we have quite a band going now!
Class 7 have been very busy this month!!
It was our turn to visit the ‘Donard Diner’ and we were treated like celebrities! We really enjoyed our break and the service was 5*— well done everyone!
We had a visit from the Police and got to try on their hats, sit in the cars and put on the flashing lights. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
We went to ‘Sensory Sensations’ and enjoyed time in the Sensory Lounge. The Sensory Lounge was a big hit!
As well as all the nice things we got to do, we have been working really hard with our IEP work, enjoying Art, P.E and Cookery.
Class 7 are loving this mild Autumn weather. This month we’ve taken our parachute outside and used the Autumn leaves in our PE lessons. Everyone could anticipate when they were going to be showered by crunchy leaves!!
What better ingredients to explore and cook with in Autumn than warming spicy sauces. In October class 7 have enjoyed chilli, curry and sweet and sour sauces. Cookery is always a big hit every Friday because we get to eat dinner twice!!
We love getting out and about around the school. This month pupils in class 7 join their friends in the rest of the school for Clubs each Wednesday afternoon—’The Chill Zone’, ‘Out and About’, ‘Stage Struck Drama Group ‘, ‘Get up and Go’ or ‘Cookery Club’.