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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. 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.

 

Cookery

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.

 

Curriculum Subjects

Other subjects we will be learning about this Autumn Term are:

Literacy

Sharing Information:People

Creating an Interest: Media

Numeracy

Money Matters

Patterns in everyday Life: Shape, Space and Colour.

Science

Materials in the Home.

Technology

Making an item for Display.

Foreign Cultures

Asian Culture.

Creativity

Classical Music Appreciation.

Humanities

Religions, Worship and Festivals.

PSHE

A Healthy Lifestyle.

Citizenship

Mini Enterprise

Daily Living Skills

Using Cleaning Products

Careers and Enterprise Information, Advice & Guidance(CEIAG)

Self Presentation

Science: Autumn Term
In Science we have been learning about materials that we use in the home and how their properties determine what they are used for. We understand why wool and fabric are used for clothes, why bricks are used to build houses with, why windows are made from glass and why knives and forks are made from metal. We have explored lots of different types of materials and have made models from plastic objects and made pom-poms from wool.

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.

Clyde Class really enjoy baking and have made many goodies that contestants on " The Great British Bake Off" would be proud of, including cakes, cookies, scones and gingerbread men. 
Now we have begun our Christmas baking with mince pies.

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.

In PSHE we have learning about how it is important to have a healthy lifestyle. We have learned which food is healthy for us and the importance of keeping ourselves and our environment clean. We discussed the need to have some activity to keep our bodies healthy. We listened to our hearts using a stethoscope. For most of us this was the first time we have heard our own heartbeat and we were quite amazed! We listened to our hearts after exercise and we could hear how our hearts beat faster and louder. 

Spring Term 2020

Subjects that we will learning about in this half term

Literacy

Sharing Information: Events

Creating an Interest: Books

Numeracy

Money Matters: Using money

Patterns in everyday Life: Repeating patterns

Science

Natural Energy

Technology

Healthy soups

Humanities

Population: cities, towns and villages

PSHE

Friends and family

Careers and Enterprise Information, Advice & Guidance(CEIAG)

What rewards do I get for working?

 

Technology

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.

PE

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!

Then we went into the hall to take part in Harry Potter themed activities such as wand making and potion mixing. Everybody had great fun and cast a few spells!

Baby Basics

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.

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