I have been out and about in school this month, I have enjoyed exploring new interesting objects, textures and equipment. I loved the feel of the autumn leaves in the playground and I even helped water the plants in the garden area using the hose. I welcomed some visitors into my class this month – some in the form of Disney characters and also Neal the music therapist who I love to interact with. I have been using the senior multisensory room in school and my favourite piece of equipment is the bubble tube. I celebrated my 15th birthday this month and I enjoyed a selection of treats and had some of my friends come to help me celebrate.
We have been taking part in a wide range of hands on activities during September. We have particularly enjoyed taking part in sensory work, especially those involving interesting textures and materials. We have also been displaying excellent engagement during work sessions, such as posting, art, music and Attention Autism. There are also times for enjoyment and relaxation. We particularly liked interactions with sensory equipment such as the brushing box and using the OMI floor projector. We have had a busy and well-focused start to the year.
We can’t believe how quickly this month has gone! We have been enjoying the sun and have been busy with our ‘Summer Time’ topic.
We’ve enjoyed sensory play with blue jelly, water and sand.
We’ve been working on lots of Summer themed art. We have used lots of painting tools. One pupil loved using summer fruits to create his picture and was fantastic at copying a pattern.
We have enjoyed sensory cookery and have tasted lots of summer fruits. One of the favourites this month was our fruit smoothie! We have had a busy month practicing or Sports Day. We really enjoyed ball games and are fantastic at catching!
We wish two of our pupils all the best for next year in LinenBridge - We will miss them here at Donard!
In class 8 we have been welcoming Spring in and hoping that the good weather will follow soon!!!
We all enjoyed decorating our shamrocks for St Patrick’s Day and the Juice and Jive party.
We have been making Easter buns and painting with carrots.
We made a lovely Spring display of cherry blossom trees, rainbows and daffodils.
The boys have been enjoying Story bags each afternoon.
We had a great month. We celebrated Chinese New Year in Cookery, tasted lots of pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and made our mummies lovely gifts for Valentine's Day.
The boys have been celebrating with food, music and fancy dress.
Class 8 have been experiencing new cookery techniques, we have made different pizzas and are now onto soups. Our topic is fruit and vegetables so we have been painting with vegetables.
Tiarnan and Morgan are enjoying the Drumming Workshop.
We made sensory bottles with different colours and glitter inside.
The boys have had great fun at the sensory mornings, this has included our sensory story going on a bear hunt.
We celebrated Robbie Burns by tasting Tatties, Haggis and Turnip. We also enjoyed looking at the kilts and sporran. We did sensory music and tac pac with the fluffy drumsticks. Morgan and Tiarnan are also hard at work with Young Enterprise.
Class 8 celebrated Burns Day with sensory body Drumming. We also sampled haggis and turnip during cookery. For music we marched around the classroom to the sound of Highland Pipes. We especially enjoyed the feel of the texture of coloured tartan.
The boys enjoyed a sensory morning with class 7 in the assembly hall. The theme was ‘The Circus comes to Town’. One of our pupils was 19 in November. We celebrated with his cake in senior class. We are displaying our Winter Art. Look at our lovely blue themed pictures. We enjoyed practicing our ball skills with our target ball game. We love our golden time on Fridays when we walk to the vending machine for our treats.
Welcome to Class 8. We have had a great start to the new school year. In class 8 we have Conor, Morgan and Tiarnan. Morgan celebrated his 19th birthday on the 6th September and enjoyed cake and treats with the leavers class. Morgan has also been working hard in class at his Autumn Art.
Tiarnan has been busy with jobs around school. Tiarnan enjoys tidying and putting things away, So he is head of Laundry in class 8.
The three boys enjoyed gardening and we planted flowers. They are working hard with tasks but having fun at the same time.
We are all enjoying our Tac Pacs, Sensory Stories and the ‘Circus’ topic.
Class 8 went on a summer sensory adventure walk around the school, finished off with ice cream in class.
Class 8 joined with Class 9 to have a sensory workshop outside, then Class 9 treated us to hotdogs and ice cream.
We received a thank you card from Class 9, because they enjoyed spending time with our class!
A few photos of some of our many activities in Class 8 in the past month.