For the past 6 weeks the topics the pupils have been learning about are, 'Let's Get Cooking', 'Spring' and 'Easter'. Every Friday the pupils look forward to their weekly cookery lesson; they develop their functional life skills as well as make some tasty buns! In the structured play area, a kitchen and restaurant were set up, the staff got to relax while the pupils were busy preparing our breakfast!
In Maths we have been focusing on the concept of money. Each pupil works at their own level whether it be matching, sorting and identifying coins, ordering coins and notes in terms of monetary value, reading prices or working out change from £1.
In Literacy pupils continue to read individual reading books from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, learning CVC or High frequency words through word of the week board and completing spelling using the Communication in Print software programme.
In Horticulture pupils have been preparing their playground for outdoor play now that the weather is improving. They have been weeding, tidying, painting and planting. We will have a mud kitchen ready to use after the Easter break!
We have had a busy few weeks taking part in World Book Day, Literacy week, St. Patrick's Hooley and Easter fun activities.
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All the pupils in Class 4 returned to school after the Christmas break happy and well. The children were excited to hear that the new theme was called, Let's Go which is learning about transport. Every morning the children were excited to take part in structured play. The play area was set up with a water tray with watering wheels, a tuff tray with shaving foam and plastic boats, an airport for role play and wooden blocks with diggers for construction. Each week the pupils creatively made a piece of artwork for our wall display, we even explored with using paper mache to make hot air balloons.
As part of WAU the pupils have been learning about transport old and new and the season of winter by observing the daily weather, discussing winter clothes and having fun in the snow! In Science we took part in a magical experiment to make our own snowman. In Horticulture the pupils made bird feeders using recyclable cardboard toilet rolls, peanut butter and birdseed. We hung these on the branches of the trees in our playground, such delight amongst the children when they noticed the bird feeders had all disappeared the next day.
In Maths we are learning about time; O'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to in analogue time.
In English we are listening to the class story, The Train Ride.
In music the pupils have been exploring the sounds of the xylophone and some pupils have been able to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star independently. In P.E we are completing a series of online yoga sessions which have proved very popular with all the children improving their balance and positions each week.
Our next theme after mid term will be 'Lets get cooking' which we are also looking forward to as we love to bake in class 4 and most importantly we enjoy sampling our masterpieces!
Class 4 have been feeling very festive! O what fun we have had with a visit from Santa Claus, a Christmas themed play day, visiting Santa’s Grotto, making hot chocolate with marshmallows, eating Christmas dinner and putting up our class tree and decorations. We also worked very hard rehearsing for our Christmas nativity and can’t wait to watch it with our families.
Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year.
Hello and welcome to our class page. There are 5 KS1 pupils in this class and our classroom has a special name; The Rainbow Room.
The Rainbow Room is a nurture classroom. We have a home area with a kitchen, dining table and a living area with two sofas. There are three staff in this class who offer a warm welcome to the pupils each day and provide a safe, friendly and trusting environment for them in which to learn and develop.
The pupils follow a full and varied timetable of activities designed to promote personal development, self-esteem and confidence building. Pupils undertake activities such as news sharing, nurture breakfast, attention autism, functional reflexology and regular curriculum tasks.
The accepting and positive ethos of our class encourages the pupils to develop positive relationships with both staff and peers. One of our most important class rules is to have fun…every day!