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Curriculum

This half term, we have been doing lots of work around our health and wellbeing through 'Over the Rainbow' Month. We have done lots of work about our emotions and how to recognise which emotions we are feeling. We have also been learning different mindfulness activities such as meditation, yoga, and art. 

 

We have done lots of art activities too, we have enjoyed making suncatchers, self portraits and autumn tree pictures.

 

In Literacy, we have started to use colourful semantics to form and improve our sentences. We also planned, wrote and performed our own Rainbow Poems. Keep an eye on this page to see our videos soon!

P.E.

.E. sessions take place each Wednesday, please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.

 

Our topic this half term is team games.  We will be playing games such as rounders, football and basketball with a focus on working alongside others and encouraging each other.

 

Cookery

We do cookery every Tuesday.   Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.

Work Related Learning 

As park of supporting young people to develop their skills, your child will take part in work related learning experiences.  This term your child is going to be baking and selling loaves of bread. This will involve food hygiene, following instructions, working alongside others, developing baking skills and customer service skills.

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(IEP’s)

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. Below are some links to sites which have lots of ebooks you can read or listen to.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

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.

Home Learning

 

Please feel free to use the following as a structure for your daily home learning. It follows a similar routine to what we do at school. You can engage in as many or few activities as you would like and can email me anytime with questions or to share photos of work completed at home.

Wake Up! School Assembly Song and Dance

Start your morning with our school Wake up song

Reading

Choose a story, book or magazine to read either independently or with an adult or use one of the links below.

 

Choose a story to listen to - https://www.storylineonline.net/

Ebooks and games - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Ebooks - https://freekidsbooks.org/

 

 

 

Afternoon activity ideas

 

Art 

- Draw or paint a picture of someone in your family

- Go outside and dSraw something in nature

- Create your own sensory bottle (click here for ideas)

- Make salt dough recipes (recipe here)

 

Science (Living things)

- Plant seeds, you could put pots in different areas of the house and compare how they grow.

- Grow your own vegetables

- Learn about different types of mammals. You can make a poster of your favourite animals or write about animals you like.

- Create a model of a plant or animal's life cycle (Links to animal life cycles)

- Learn about Jane Goodall (Youtube video here)

There are more worksheets below linked to this topic

 

P.E.

We are currently doing zumba in our P.E. lessons. Try some of the zumba dances below. You can search online for even more too.

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