Thames class is a class of 5 pupils and 3 staff.
We follow a multi sensory approach to the curriculum and use a variety of ASC friendly strategies such as Colourful Semantics, Social Stories, TEACCH and Attention Autism to enrich and support the teaching of our curriculum.
Over The Rainbow
Since returning back to school we have enjoyed exploring the 'Over The Rainbow' Curriculum for the first 4 weeks. This has allowed all pupils to make a smooth transition back into their learning, enabling them to familiarise themselves with their class surroundings and build up relationships with their peers. Pupils have also enjoyed taking part in a variety of mindfulness and well-being activities which in turn have assisted in reducing anxieties during these uncertain times.
For the next 4 weeks up until half term the pupils in Thames will engage with the new playlists curriculum. Within this topic the pupils will explore music from a variety of generations providing them with an understanding of music from different decades, allowing the them to explore and experience music from the 1960's all the way up to present day. In doing so they will explore the geographical landscape of music and identify different places from around the world; exploring the music culture in each location, as well as key aspects relating to each country or city and key musical figures that originated from the different parts of the globe. Along the journey we will also take a dive into our own local history and explore the music and iconic figures within our own town.
General InformationWe 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.
As we are not sending reading books home at the moment due to COVID-19. I have enclosed a list of ideas where you can access a variety of both reading and audio books for you and your child to enjoy.
Amazon Audible: www.audible.co.uk
Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning.
This week in maths we will be completing a variety of exercise to help us with our number recognition and counting to ten. Below are a variety of activities which you can print out and use as home learning.
This week in Literacy we will be completing a variety of exercise to help us with our fine motor skills and hand writing. Below are a variety of activities which you can print out and use as home learning.
This week in our Playlist topic we are exploring music related to our own local town. We will explore the life of the Beatles and listen to a variety of songs, including; The Octopuses Garden and Yellow Submarine. We will then complete a variety of art based activities to produce a display relating to the songs that we will explore. Below is a link to the PowerPoint that we will use in class as well as links to the music videos of both songs.
Try out some art based activities at home and produce your own yellow submarine painting or why not attempt your own under the sea octopuses garden collage for yourself.