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Hello Scafell Class,

 

We will be updating our class page with lots of fun blended learning activities for you to complete.

If you require a paper copy please contact school and a pack can be sent out to you.

 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us direct via email

 c.townley@rowanpark.co.uk

 d.black@rowanpark.co.uk

 

 

Stay safe and take care

Chantelle Townley (QTVI) & Dave Black

 

 

Spring

 

 

Throughout this topic the students will explore the world of work. 

Take a journey through the different professions exploring the different roles outlined in each job.  Also delve into the different attributes associated with each profession, including the clothing, roles and responsibilities as well as generating an understanding of what is involved in a typical day within each profession.

 

 

  • Activity 1-  Literacy- Sensory Stories 'The Haircut' Sensory Story.
  • Activity 2- Numeracy explore and engage ingredients to make a Healthy Meal. set up a cafe at home to serve up your tasty Healthy Snacks- can you make a Menu? Can you help with the washing up? life skills are an important part of learning and we encourage all students to explore and engage with all their surroundings even during role play activities.
  • Activity 3-  Art - Sensory- Explore engage and respond to the work of artist Georgia O'Keefe.

    Georgia O'Keeffe

    “When you take a flower in your hand and really explore it, it's your world for the moment,” Georgia O'Keeffe once said. “I want to give that world to someone else.” Often considered the mother of Modernism, O'Keeffe transformed the still life painting.

  • Activity 4- Mindfulness & Music. Tacpac & Sensory Relaxation with Massage
  • Activity 5-  Sensory - Make your own sensory Bin linked to this Terms Topic of 'Jobs; this should include lots of colours, texture, smells and sound.
  • Activity 6-  Pathway to Adulthood-  Students to explore, respond and engage to different Job roles and professions, including the clothing, roles and responsibilities as well as generating an understanding of what is involved in a typical day within each profession. this can include role play, stories, using key words, songs and signs related to each job role.
  • Activity 7-  ASDAN- People who help us? explore and engage to sensory stimuli related to people who may help us. for example- fire person, nurse, doctor, police, family, friends. (ASDAN Module ' Personal progress' Engaging with the World around you: People.

 

The Story of Robert Burns

Find out about the life and legacy of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns in this short animation.

Burns Night- Who is Robert Burns?

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Blended Learning

Literacy 'The Haircut' Sensory Story

Sensory Stories

 

We all love a great story and have lots of favourites. Try sourcing some props/ objects to make one of your favourite stories into a sensory story. We have some stories in our resources to try or you could make your own. Sensory stories are great for developing imagination and having fun!

 

You can use resources at home to retell classic children's stories with props, e.g. the Gingerbread Man (animal toys, smell ginger, mix flour and ginger in a bowl), Goldilocks and the three bears (porridge oats, hard and soft resources for the three bears' beds), the Hungry Caterpillar (food sensory trays to explore texture, smell, taste), We're going on a bear hunt (cold water for the river, cornflour gloop for sticky mud, shredded green paper for the grass), the Three Little Pigs (sticks, straw, building blocks/clay for the houses) 

You could also try some story massage they offer live story massage along sessions on their Instagram page.

Sensory ideas

 

Sound

Some great sound effects

You can also create your own instruments with household objects.

You can use your voice/ music to create sound effects.

Tins/ pans make great weather noises or drums.

Use rice in a sealed tub or tin to create a rain maker.

 

Movement

Movements with your body or on your body

e.g footsteps fingers walking up your arm.

Hugs in a story can be shoulder squeezes

Body taps- using your hands to tap different parts of your body.

Stretching your hands arms or legs to make shape movements. Your arms making a circular movement could represent the sun- especially if you were holding some shiny paper/ tin foil

 

Tactile

Sensory items to touch- soft materials, crinkly paper, ice, fans to create wind, something warm to mimic the sun. Fake grass to touch or go underfoot. Sand, stones, water beads, water. There are lots of household items you can use. Consider temperature - Something warm to represent a hot climate or warming up. Ice cubes, Ice pools or ice packs to represent a cold climate, getting cold or something cold in the story.

Frozen water balloons are a great visual and tactile prop. They could be planets or bubbles, treasure or under the sea creatures. 

Create a sensory bag using a zip lock bag and some goop or hair gel.  A lovely tactile resource which can be water/ something cold/ soft. You can add orbeez, sequins, glitter to change the texture/ visual

You can use plastic eggs/ tubs, tins, boxes to reveal objects or to feel for objects. Feely bags are also a great idea. You can use a pillow case or a large envelope too.

 

Visuals

Tin foil can be the sun or the moon, dark material can be the night sky. You can use fabric to make great visuals- even using items of clothing.

Bubbles are a fantastic fun and easy resource to make. You can have fun trying different sizes with different objects.

Pictures from magazines or photographs.

Toys- different characters

Objects from around your home

 

Smells

You can explore all kinds of lotions and positions to create smells. Petals and water can create a perfume.

Herbs and spices can recreate cooking smells or outdoor smells. Fruit tea bags can also add smell.

Citrus fruit can add smells but is also interesting to touch and maybe even taste!

Smelly playdough or putty (also good for tactile- mud or squashing sensation)

Jelly or Angel Delight can be great to hide things in- lovely sensory play. And you can smell and eat it too!

The Blue Abyss a sensory story about the sea. See the printable for the full story.

Tiger who came to tea story retell

Free sensory app

Numeracy- Cookery exploring ingredients and making Healthy Snacks

30 Easy Recipes

Numeracy- Locating, Tracking linked to shape, number and quantities

Art- Georgia O'Keeffe Inspired sensory Art

Georgia O'Keeffe:

Sensory

Tac Pac

Pathway To Adulthood- Sensory experience, exploring objects related to Job Roles.

Career Day Read Aloud

There are many jobs. Each student in class brings a special visitor to tell about their job. What do you want to be when you grow up? What type of career is ...

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Activity 1- Mood Monsters- Salt Dough Mood Monsters-  explore and engage with sensory ingredients to make a fun mood monster – happy and positive learning activity and great for all the family to join in too!!! Talk about emotion s and feelings. Listen to Happy upbeat music and join in with the music.
  • Activity 2-  Rainbow Sensory Bin fun learning engagement and exploring with household items you can find at home. Use all your senses to Explore sound, touch, smell, taste.
  • Activity 3- Rainbow Art- Use collage, paint and any sensory materials you can find to make a bright colourful sensory rainbow to display at home.
  • Activity 4- Mindfulness- can you complete the 5,4,3,2,1 challenge!!! Once completed listen to relaxing music and enjoy a sensory massage.
  • Activity 5-  Healthy Eating Week- why not make Rainbow Toast for you or your family! Explore different colourful tasty foods such as Red Strawberries, jam, Yellow- Bananas, Green- Apples, Orange- Oranges, Blue- Blueberries or any foods that you have at home to Explore flavour and textures.
  • Activity 6- Cafe Scafell- set up a cafe at home to serve up your tasty Rainbow Toast and Snacks- can you make a Menu? Can you help with the washing up? life skills are an important part of learning and we encourage all students to explore and engage with all their surroundings even during role play activities.

Home Learning

About Us!

Scafell class is a class for pupils with Multiple Sensory Impairment (MSI). We follow a multi-sensory curriculum and use specialist equipment to help us understand the world around us. Our Targets are taken from B Squared Engagement Steps which takes a holistic view of learners by; focusing on how they learn acknowledging their different abilities and achievements and taking into account of learners preferred sensory and learning channels and their way of processing information; focusing on early communication. cognitive and sensory skills that are the foundation of all future learning.We follow ASDAN Modules including; New Horizons, transition challenge and Towards independence modules.

 

In Scafell class we follow a multi-sensory curriculum and use our senses to engage and experience learning and the world around us. Daily signifiers are used to give us a better understanding of daily routines including daily; smell, sound and sensory colour bag. We use Moon Tactile Code related to; phonics (read, write, Inc letters), topic related words and the names of people around us! We also also use Canin On- Body Signing, Objects of Reference, communication aids, link switches and specialist ICT equipment to access learning and respond to the world around us.

 

Mobility and orientation is important to us and we all follow a mobility and orientation route around school using sensory cues and markers to help us better understand our surroundings. We regularly access the Hydrotherapy pool and take part in; PMLD P.E adapted sessions, Rebound Therapy, reflexology and regular light and dark room sessions to encourage our vision and engagement.

 

Please take a look at our class page and all the exciting things we are learning this term!

Curriculum

This half term, we have been learning about 'Well Being’ and we have worked hard exploring, engaging and responding to lots of fun learning experiences all about our  'Feelings' using music, art, sensory stories, P.E,  and role play learning activities to express ourselves..

 

English

we have all took part exploring our senses including; touch, sound and smells.during sensory stories and Tacpac sessions in class and in our outside reading area. We individually explored the sensory resources with help from our teachers and we had great fun! Our favourite was the 'Hand Washing' song story, we all enjoyed working together and we responded to the story using musical instruments and precutional sounds to express how we were feelings?.

 

Maths

We have continued our 'well-Being' theme in Maths and took part in 'Healthy Schools' week. Exploring healthy foods usng our senses to respond to different smells, textures and flavours! can you tell if we like seat or sour?

 

Topic

This Terms Topic is ‘ Somewhere Over The Rainbow'  and we we be continuing to learn about 'ourselves' and how we can keep happy, safe and well .we will be exploring and expressing our views and feelings too!

Scafell Christmas Calendar Artwork

Breakfast with Santa

Sensory Cookery

'The Book Seller' Sensory Story

Sensory 'Well-Being' Thermometer

We used sensory art materials to make a class Well-Being Thermometer to show our feelings. We listened to different music to show how people express their feelings. Can you make a 'Well-Being' Thermometer at home too?

Music with Mr Black

Social Distance Wheelchair Dancing

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