We hope that you enjoy looking at our class page during the year. We are a lovely class and enjoy being busy and learning new things. Each half term we will focus and learn about different topics within our subjects, our first topic is Marvellous Me. We will also continue to develop our communication, through a mixture of verbal language, PECS and signing. What a fantastic time we are going to have!!
Enjoy our class page and keep checking back to see all our amazing pictures.
The Butterflies Class
Autumn Term 2
This half term our topic is 'Once upon a time', we will be reading traditional tales and enjoying Halloween, Bonfire night and lots of Christmas activities.
Here are some of things we will be doing this half term:
The books we will be sharing in class this half term will be The Three little pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The gingerbread man and Father Christmas needs a wee !! sensory props, puppets and food will be used to encourage the children to engage with the stories. We also have lots of books in our reading corner and will read on a one-to-one basis with the class staff throughout the week.
We will use maths resources and fun activities to help the children to develop their Maths skills. We will be focusing this half term on our number and shape skills.
This half term we are 'Fencing' each week as part of our P.E. curriculum along with our usual P.E. session, in this we will be working on improving our coordination, balance and jumping skills, as well as, rolling, throwing and catching balls. We will also continue to swim each week, this half term we will concentrate on reaching for things in the water and picking them up.
Using our Once upon a time topic we will be looking at different types of houses, like the three little pigs. We will also look at the woods, like little red riding and the river like the gingerbread man and seeing how they change during autumn and winter.
We will be looking at the ways in which we communicate and continuing with objects of reference, pictures, signalong signs and Pecs where appropriate.
This half term we will continue to develop our skills in sharing and playing alongside our class mates. We will spend more time working together in a group and be developing our turn taking skills.
We will continue with our theme of Once upon a time, making houses from different materials and maybe even a forest. we will also be making lots of Christmas decorations that we will send home at the end of term.
Autumn Term 1.
during the first half term we will be looking at the topic Marvellous me!! learning all about ourselves and our new classmates. We are learning our class routine and working on our sharing skills. also this half term we will celebrate Harvest Festival.
Here are some of things we will be doing this half term:
The books we will be sharing in class this half term will be Marvellous Me!, The Toys Party, Funnybones and Head to Toe, sensory props, puppets and food will be used to encourage the children to engage with the stories. We also have lots of books in our reading corner and will read on a one-to-one basis with the class staff throughout the week.
We will use maths resources and fun activities to help the children to develop their Maths skills.
Each week we have a swimming session and we will work on moving and feeling confident in the water. we also have a P.E. session each week, in this we will be working on improving our coordination, balance and jumping skills, as well as, rolling, throwing and catching balls.
Using our Marvellous Me topic we will be looking at ourselves, the parts of our bodies and the things we like or don't like. We will be making sandwiches and trying new fillings each week.
We will be looking at the ways in which we communicate and introducing objects of reference, pictures, signalong signs and Pecs where appropriate.
This half term we will be looking at developing our skills in sharing and playing alongside our class mates. We will also be learning our class routine and learning with our class mates in a group.
We will continue with our theme of Marvellous Me and use our bodies to complete some amazing art work. Hand prints and footprints will be part of our Art work, as well as, using different materials.
Home School Dairies
We ask families and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class staff to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.
Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
These set out the priority educational targets that your child is working on for the term. IEPs are updated each term and sent home. If there is anything that you would particularly like us to working on please just let us know.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories and fill in the reading record to let your child's class staff know how the have gotten on.
Magic Moment Books
Your child will also be sent home with a Magic Moments Book. This is an exciting way to share all the wonderful things that your child does at home. Its also a way to record any special moments, anything that your child does for the first time and anything that they enjoy doing. We would also love it if you could send the book back in at the end of a half term or after a holiday so that we could share your child's amazing achievements.
Snack and Cookery Money
We kindly request that you send in £2 a week. This will go towards snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.