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Home learning

 

Whilst some of us are not able to come to school at the moment lessons will be shared on here for you to complete at home. The lessons will be the same as those in school, as much as possible.  Please send any completed worksheets, activities or photos that you have whilst working from home as it would be great to see them. You can send them into school or directly to me at m.buckney@rowanpark.co.uk.

 

Our hello!

Every morning in Dee we say hello to our friends using colourful semantics. This is a great way for us to regulate ourselves and get ready for the day ahead. It also offers opportunities for communication and social interactions with our friends in class whilst building on our literacy skills. Whilst you are at home why not dust off the old photo album or pick up the picture from the mantelpiece and get the whole family involved in a wonderful hello sessions at home. If you don't have any pictures printed don't worry this can be done with a character from a story or TV show as well as a picture from the internet. 

 

Below there are a few resources to help you. A help sheet with more information about colourful semantics and the work sheet for the pupils to write the answers on for the picture. This can be laminated and the answers can be rubbed off if using a whiteboard pen to save on paper! There is also a picture guide showing the different steps of colourful semantics.

Wake up and Shake up

Working from home can be difficult and sometimes you are tired and motivation is hard to come by. If this is the case this video is great to Wake up yourself up by copying the moves and shake yourself into action. (The pupils know this video and dance as we do it in assemblies usually on a Monday and a Friday)

Wake Up! School Assembly Song and Dance from Songs For EVERY Assembly by Out of the Ark Music.mp4

Still image for this video

Literacy

The story we are going to be looking at this term is called 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin. The video can be found below for you to watch and read/ be read to by our pupils. The story really resonates in these unprecedented times and will hopefully fill you with new ideas, a different way of thinking and hope for the future.

 

While We Can't Hug

Below are some useful resources using colourful semantics to help create sentences about what has just been read in the story. 
​​​​​​Can you recreate some of the ways Tortoise and Hedgehog showed that they love each other. Please send pictures of you recreating scenes from the story to m.buckney@rowanpark.co.uk. From pulling a funny face to painting a picture we would love to see them. You could also spread some much needed love and positivity to your family, friends and loved ones. Why not give it a go!

Reading

We try to read at least once a day in school. Here are some useful links to help select a story to read or listen to.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

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

Ebooks - https://freekidsbooks.org/

Maths

Our maths topic this term is capacity. The first document lists the daily lessons which you can complete from home. The PowerPoint and worksheets are also below. You will need some household objects for some of the practical activities such as cups, bowls, tubs and a space for water activities. Using coloured water can be very helpful, just add a couple of drops of food colouring into your water.

 

For a more sensory experience, allow the pupil to engage with water play, provide different types of containers and use simple vocabulary such as 'full' and 'empty' as you play.

Understanding the World

 

This half term's topic is 'Basic Navigation'.

Week 1 is Treasure Hunts. 

 

Sadly, we can't do a treasure hunt in school together at the moment, but you could have fun with your family doing one at home! Use the worksheet below to complete a treasure hunt by finding different things around your house. You can work together or make it a competition. If you can, take some photographs of your treasure hunt.

Pathway to Adulthood

This half term's topic is 'Working Together'. The aim of this topic is to explore different types of jobs, understand their role and importance in society and to think about the kind of jobs we might like to do ourselves in the future.

 

Week 1 is emergency services. Please take some time to look at some of the PowerPoint activities and have a try at completing some of the worksheets or activities too.

Cookery

In Dee our pupils love to get hands on and really engage with physical tasks. Any form of cookery is great at home from investigating the ingredients using our senses, making a snack for ourselves or even helping with the Sunday Roast! In school the pupils will be making a variety of different sweet treats this term. A new recipe will be put on the website each week so you can give it a go at home. Remember to send your pictures in to m.buckney@rowanpark.co.uk we would love to see them!

Physical Education

 

In Dee class we regularly go outside to stay active and get some fresh air. When staying in the house all day it can be hard to get active and moving around. When possible go outside for a walk even if this is only around the garden. If you can get a change of scenery then that would be good too just remember to follow government guidelines. I will also be posting a different work out each week with a different sporting theme. 

Boxing For Beginners

Don't forget JOE WICKS

2021 Kickstarter Workout

Welcome to our class page, check out our pictures and see all the fun and learning we do in class.  We are a class of five young men and we are super stars!

 

In Dee we love to work and always try our best. We learn through physical activities inside and outside the classroom. 

In the Forest

Making our class bug!

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 love to do physical tasks and have done a lot during the past few weeks. We have made mood monsters, salt dough creations, baked rainbow cakes, created sensory bottles, designed 3D rainbows and even had a game of bowling. Check out our pictures below.

 

In Literacy, we have started to use colourful semantics to form and improve our sentences. We are also focusing on improving our communication and implementing new strategies.

 

P.E.

P .E. sessions take place every other Friday in the afternoon , please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion. On the other Friday afternoon we will be swimming in the school pool, 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 getting active. This will include individual activities to get moving such as dance, yoga, walking and sensory circuits.

 

Cookery

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

 

Work Related Learning 

As part 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.

 

Class Funds

We kindly request that you send in £2 weekly. This contributes to any weekly resources such as snack and cookery that class might need.

 

Home Learning/ Blended Learning

 

We will be regularly updating work linked to curriculum for blended learning including phonics work, book links, website links and activities for home.

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