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Welcome to the Squirrels

Welcome to the Squirrels

We are a key stage two class and we follow an adapted national curriculum. We engage in many sensory experiences within our learning environment and we are developing our communication skills using PECS and signing within class. We our developing our skills in writing, speaking and listening and reading in English sessions. We our developing skills in number, geometry and measurement in mathematics. We are looking forward to this Autumn Term and our theme Treasure Maps. 

Spring Term 2018

 

Our theme for the Spring term is Water. We have explored water in trays and explored different objects in water. We have made weather mobiles in art and have matched symbols of the weather. We have been looking at The Pig in the Pond in English and have enjoyed sensory props such as water sprays and animals. We have been overwriting letters linked to our theme and words from the text. We will be looking at ice and making ice cream in the cookery room as well as blueberry and banana smoothies. In maths we have been identifying numerals and counting sets of objects to 10. We are working well on Education City and enjoy counting the passengers on the bus!

General Information

We ask parents and carers to return the home/school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher 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 me.

 

Individual Education Plan (IEPs)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.

 

Reading Books

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.

 

Homework

Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.

 

P.E.

P.E. sessions take place on Wednesdays within school. Please ensure suitable clothing and footwear is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.

Swimming sessions take place on Fridays. Swimming kit and swim nappies need to be brought in each session.

 

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