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Curriculum

Summer Term

Our theme this term is The Great Outdoors. We have looked at wooded areas and explored books about nature such as Bee. We have made paper plate crafts such as bees and made sun catchers and bird houses. We have looked at coastal regions and explored the beach and engaged in sensory sand trays with shells and sand moulds. We have overwrote words from our book Kipper's Beach ball and matched words and pictures linked to the beach. We have been making picnic foods in cookery and enjoyed making sausage rolls, salad sandwiches, cakes and ice cream sundaes. We have enjoyed developing our garden skills planting sunflower seeds, beans and even courgettes in our outdoor area.

 

Spring Term

This half term the theme is Farm to Fork. We will be looking at different projects such as farming around the world, Yummy scrummy, looking at favourite foods and healthy foods, shops and how food gets onto my plate. There are activities in the blended home learning section to work through with pupils. There are books we will be reading in class, phonics and maths activities and art activities linked to the theme to try at home too. There will be some ideas for cooking and songs with YouTube links and some lessons from Oak Academy too. Packs of resources are available from school, please phone or email if needed. 

 

Autumn Term 2

This half term our theme is Dinosaurs. We will be exploring different sensory activities linked to dinosaurs  We will make dinosaur eggs, dinosaur fossils and have an archeological dinosaur bone dig in sand. We will learn about different dinosaurs and all the different names through songs and books. We will look at Dinosaur Roar book and complete over writing words and matching words. Our phonics sessions will continue learning different letter sounds and using Education City and completing sensory letter activities. We will be  developing number skills, counting dinosaurs and listening to rhymes such as 10 little dinosaurs.

 

Autumn Term 1

This half term we have been welcoming pupils back into class and enjoying familiar activities such as our hello communication sessions and improving our communication skills signing, using pictures and symbols. We have been continuing with our phonics sessions each day and working on our reading skills. We have been working on our targets in maths and have been looking at feelings and making worry monsters with sensory feathers and collage materials. It has been amazing how our pupils have returned and settled into our routines in class. We have been matching 2-D shapes in maths and exploring shapes in foam. We have listened to number rhymes and been counting sets to 5 and 10. Our theme Superhero's has been popular and we have tried on different superhero cloaks, made masks and Captain America shields. We have listened to 10 Little Superhero's story and counted the hero's on each page.

General Information

We ask parents and carers to return home/school diaries 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 in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support 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. We are not currently sending reading books home due to COVID but Oxford Owls have free resources and books for pupils and you tube  have a great variety of stories, some read by authors. There will be some links on blended learning section too.

Homework

Some pupils will receive home work in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please contact school so we can discuss this together.

 

Enterprise

All pupils in class take part in an enterprise activity each term. Enterprise supports children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context. This term we will be making and selling crafts for Christmas.

P.E.

P.E. sessions take place each week. Please ensure full P.E. kit is brought to school and items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion.Swimming will take place each week and pupils will be on a rota system. We have been developing our skills in outdoor area using large equipment such as cars, bikes and climbing frames. We have also been using large gym balls and encouraged throwing and catching skills in outdoor area.

Cookery

We do cookery every week and will be developing a variety of different skills in lessons. Please let us know if your child has any allergies. Pupils will be developing mixing skills and chopping skills making rainbow smoothies and icing superhero cakes linked to theme.Pupils will be encouraged to work independently and to develop key life skills.

The Great Outdoors Gardening

Ten Little Superheros

Forest School

Healthy Schools Week

Home Learning/Blended Learning

 

We will be regularly updating work linked to curriculum for blended learning including phonics work, book links, websitelinks and activities for home. There are free Oxford Reading books ebook library to use too while reading books are not being sent home due to Covid. There are lessons from Oak Academy too. There is a suggested weekly timetable if parents would like to use it but as every household is different please do not feel pressured to complete. There are packs available from school too and please contact school if you would prefer these.

Spring  Term 2021
This term the theme will be Farm to fork and we will be looking at farms and growing your own vegetables and fruit. Some projects include Grow your own, Yummy Scrummy, looking at favourite foods and healthy foods, farming around the world, different shops and how does food get on my plate. There are some activities and links to songs and key stories and art  and sensory activities to support home learning.

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Autumn 1 2020

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