Hi Clyde Class,
Hope you are keeping safe and well at home and enjoying the sunshine - at last!
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I will update the website with new activities, games and work you can do at home to keep you busy.
Laura, Andrea, Rachel and Emma x
Hi Clyde Class!
I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine still.
This month is 'National Walking Month'. Where have you been on your daily exercise?
Can you create a diary or scrapbook of your adventures whilst being in lockdown?
Please see below worksheet ideas to complete or create your own. If you do I would love to
see them when we are back in school.
Hi Clyde hope you are all well and staying safe at home.
I have linked below the D of E award that you can do at home to keep yourselves busy around the house!
There are 3 topics; volunteering, physical and skill.
You can send your pictures directly to Matt (from the link below) to receive a mention on the school website and possibly
entered into the star of the week award! This can also count towards your Asdan awards in school, I will ask Matt for copies
for your files.
On the 7th of May Buddhism will celebrate Vesak Day, also known as Budda's Birthday.
Buddhism is a religion celebrated by many people all around the world.
To celebrate this day you can:
1. Create happiness jars (below)
2. Create a kindness board. Can you tell me what different things you have done over the past couple of weeks to help
3. Listen to some Buddhist meditation music on YouTube to relax you throughout the day or before bed.
4. Can you make a birthday cake to celebrate Buddha's birthday? You could create one out of playdoh, draw a picture of
one, or create a real cake and share it with your family! Yum!
Have lots of fun! :)
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.
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.
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. lessons are on Wednesday afternoon.
Swimming sessions take place on alternate Wednesdays at The Meadows Pool in Maghull, or for some of our students, on Friday mornings at the Hydrotherapy pool in Rowan Park.
During our P.E. sessions we discuss the importance of keeping fit and the affect it has on our bodies. We look at ways we can keep healthy through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
We do cookery every Tuesday morning. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Cookery lessons focus on independence skills and learning to cook for ourselves.
Other subjects we will be learning about this Autumn Term are:
Creating an Interest: Media
Patterns in everyday Life: Shape, Space and Colour.
Materials in the Home.
Making an item for Display.
Classical Music Appreciation.
Religions, Worship and Festivals.
A Healthy Lifestyle.
Daily Living Skills
Using Cleaning Products
Careers and Enterprise Information, Advice & Guidance(CEIAG)
Cookery: Autumn Term
This term we have been working on our independent skills in cookery. We chose from a wide variety of fillings to make our own sandwiches, somebody even chose cheese and jam together! We weren't sure about it but he said it was delicious!
Some students chose to make beans on toast and were very careful in opening the tin and heating the beans up on the cooker. Yet again the results were delicious leaving empty plates all round.
Pumpkin Picking and Carving
Clyde Class went out on the minibus to The Pumpkin Patch in Hightown and had a busy morning choosing their pumpkins. They were very big and very heavy! Then when we were back in class we set about the task of scooping out the seeds and carving our pumpkins.
Spring Term 2020
Subjects that we will learning about in this half term
Sharing Information: Events
Creating an Interest: Books
Money Matters: Using money
Patterns in everyday Life: Repeating patterns
Population: cities, towns and villages
Friends and family
Careers and Enterprise Information, Advice & Guidance(CEIAG)
What rewards do I get for working?
This half term we have been making healthy soups in Cookery. These have included Carrot and Coriander, Leek and Potato and Tomato soup. We have been using skills such as peeling, chopping and slicing the vegetables using peelers and knives. We know it is important to use these utensils safely. As well as vegetables we have added herbs and spices which we have enjoyed smelling and tasting.
In our PE lessons we have been practising our balancing skills by walking over small raised steps and also climbing onto a high bench. We have also been doing two legged jumps onto footprints on the floor. This is quite tricky to do but we are persevering. We have also been showing our ball skills by throwing balls into hoops of different sizes and from different distances.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day on 5th March and many of our students came dressed up as some of their favourite characters. We had Mary Poppins, Supergirl, Horrid Henry, Harry Potter, a Pirate, the mouse from The Gruffalo and a skeleton from Funnybones come to Clyde Class! One student brought a dictionary to school and we had a very interesting day looking up and learning new words.
World Book Day Activities
On World Book Day, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter, classes were asked to build a model of a dragon. We had great time making our dragon and we are thrilled to announce that Clyde class were the Secondary Department winners!
All our families have been very generous in sending in baby equipment and toiletries to donate to a charity called Baby Basics, who provide help for ladies who have very little to look after their newborns babies. Clyde Class took all the donations to Baby Basics and met the volunteers who pack up Moses Baskets with toiletries, clothes, a teddy and a little treat for the new mum.The volunteers showed the children where they keep all the toiletries and we looked at some tiny baby clothes. They gave us a balloon and asked us to thank all the families who had helped them.