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Welcome to Foxes Class 

 

 

Foxes class is a specialist class for pupils with Multiple Sensory Impairment (MSI), Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairment (MDVI) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

Foxes class are taught by a qualified Teacher for Multi Sensory Impairment (QTMSI) and three teaching assistants.

 

Curriculum

We follow a multi sensory approach to the curriculum, and use specialised equipment to help us understand the world around us.

Our Targets are taken from the EYFS developmental framework and B-squared Engagement Steps which takes a holistic view of learners by focusing on;

How each individual learns

Acknowledging different abilities and achievements

Learners preferred sensory and learning channels

Individual ways of processing information

Early Communication, Cognitive and Social skills that are the foundation of all future learning.

 

In Foxes class we use total communication strategies including:

Daily signifiers to provide a better understanding of daily routines including daily; smell, sound and sensory colour bag. 

Objects cues and objects of reference

Sign, pictures, symbols and real objects

Communication aids, and technology help us 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.

 

P.E.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions at present we are unable to access swimming.

Swimming sessions take place on a rota basis, weekly. Please send in swimwear weekly, and ensure that your child has swimwear with a built-in incontinence panel, or brings a swim nappy each week.

Rebound Therapy is on a rota basis. This takes place each Tuesday morning.

Our topics this term is: Ball Skills

Cookery

Please let us know if your child has any food allergies

Our Topic this term is: Health Eating

 

 

Community visits–

Due to Covis 19 restrictions, at present we are not participating in Community Based Visits.

 

Enterpise

All pupils in the class take part in an enterpise activity each term.  Enterpise supports children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context.  This term we are making and selling Chrsitmas decorations and novelty items.

 

 

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.

 

Class Funds

We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to sensory items, for your child to feel and explore, taste and smell.

 

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. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories. As we are not sending reading books home at the moment due to COVID-  here are some links and ideas to promote reading at home:

https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Home Learning / Blended Learning

English and Maths activities:

www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc

www.hungrylittleminds.campaign. gov.uk

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

 

School Songs

 

Visual support for activities/ Routine Cues

 

 

Books – links to e-books as well as some read ones on video

https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

You tube can also be a good source of people reading stories online.

Type in the book title on the you tube search bar to find story

Some stories to explore:

Rainbow fish to the rescue

Tanka Tanka Skunk

Dear Greenpeace

Elmer

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

 

 

 

Some Useful Links and Societies support Curriculum and Learning

communication

PECS

http://www.pecs-unitedkingdom.com/

 

Sign-a-long

http://www.signalong.org.uk/

 

Intensive Interaction

https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/

 

Tacpac (Communication Through Touch and Song)

https://www.tacpac.co.uk/

 

PODD

http://www.inclusive.co.uk/podd-p6023

 

Liberator

https://www.liberator.co.uk/

WELCOME TO SUMMER TERM 2021

It's hard to believe we're at the summer term already

Our Project Themes for this term are The Seaside/Beach (Term1)

and The Jungle/Enchanted Woodland (Term 2)

We have lots of exciting activities planned, including themed weeks.

We will be celebrating festivals and cultural celebrations, starting the term with World Environmental Day and St George's Day.

Our cookery this term will focus on picnic foods.

We hope you enjoy looking at our activities as we progress through the Summer Term

 

 

Welcome to Spring Term 2021

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

This is the term of new starts and new beginnings. Over this term will be:

Exploring and celebrating Burns Night, Valentines Day, Shove Tuesday, Chinese New Year and Easter (R.E.)

Exploring animals stories and traditional tales (Literacy)

Exploring shape, space and measures, counting, number and rhyme (Mathematics)

Making 2D and 3D pictures and artifacts ( Art and DT)

Making and tasting different foods associated with festivals and celebrations (D.T.)

Exploring switches and what makes things work (ICT)

Making Music through our project: Beat Bang Boogie (Music)

During new Lockdown/Tier 4 restrictions, please see below for blended learning activities to access at home.

We've been very busy in class Foxes since we all returned to school

We have planted Cress in Science.

We Dressed in Red and Celebrated Red Nose Day

Lots of Easter Activities have kept us busy in the final weeks of term, including egg rolling, Making Easter Hats, Going on an Egg Hunt,  Easter Bonnet Parade, and ending the week with a fantastic Easter Assembly song. 

Our Song this year was 'Chick, chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me'.

Happy Easter to you all.

Easter Activities

Science: Growing Cress

Lockdown 3

After the Spring Half Term Break-

From Week Commencing 22nd February 2021onwards

All remote learning activities will be uploaded onto Microsoft Teams.

 

Sensory Signifiers

Goodbye Song for kids | The Singing Walrus

This is the song that we use at the end of each day

From Week Commencing 11/01/2021 The BBC is putting on daily lessons for 5-11years olds on CBBC from 9am -12.00noon

Week 6 08_02_21 Timetable

Week 6- Wk Bg 08/02/2021

 

This weeks activities:

Project: Where does food come from?

Focus: Crops

Literacy: The Enormous Turnip

Chinese New Year Story

Phonics: Letter E

Maths: Number Rhymes-5 currant buns in the bakers shop, 5 naughty monkeys, 5 little speckled frogs

 

Science: Pushes and Pulls- Use toys and everyday objects, and explore-

What can be pushed? eg. ball, car, wheeled toys

What can be pulled? e.g. opening doors/cupboards, pull a towel-play 'tug of war', pull along toys, balloon on a ribbon

 

Art: Make Ox Puppet and Valentines Cards

Cookery: Make Valentines Biscuits

Music : Chinese New Year Dragon Dance 

Grow your own Vegetables

Charanga Music- home links to be added soon

 

PE: Bowling

Make your own bowling alley, using empty tins or empty plastic bottles

Use a ball to knock down the items. This can be played on the floor or on a table-top.

 

ICT: Cause and effect, explore how things work, switch toys, push button light and music toys, jack in the box.

Touch games on phones/tablets

 

Tacpac, Sensology, Massage- see attachments on class page

Crunchy Carrots: from farm to fork

Watch this video to see the farm to fork journey of carrots, from the ideal growing conditions to the harvesting and production, ready for you to buy in the ...

The Enormous Turnip ("Five Minute Fairy Tales")

The classic fairy tale of the Enormous Turnip.Bright and colourful animated tale from the Five Minute Fairy Tale series.Visit us at www.FiveMinuteFairyTales....

Phonics Song

A phonics song to help children learn the letter sounds.Written and performed by A.J. JenkinsCopyright 2009 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reservedThis is...

The Story of Chinese New Year

Chinese Dragon Dance Performance

Chinese Dragon Dance at Canton Fair, Guangzhou, China

Week 6 Valentines and Project Activities

Five Currant Buns In A Baker's Shop | 5 | NURSERY RHYME | RainbowRabbit | Counting Song |

Week 5 Bg 01_02_2021 Timetable

Week 5- Wk Bg 01/02/2021

 

This weeks activities:

 

Science& Maths: Bird Watch 2021

 

Project: Where does food come from?

Focus animal: the chicken- Tasting chicken and egg products

Art: Make and decorate papier mache eggs

Cookery: Make frittata

Music: Listen to songs:

chick, chick, chicken lay a little egg for me

I'm a spring chicken

Charanga Music- home links to be added later in the week

 

 

Phonics Letter f

Listen to introduction phonics song, and explore items beginning with the letter f

 

PE: Bowling

Make your own bowling alley, using empty tins or empty plastic bottles

Use a ball to knock down the items. This can be played on the floor or on a table-top.

 

Number Rhymes: 5 currant buns in the bakers shop, 5 naughty monkeys, 5 little speckled frogs

 

ICT: Cause and effect, explore how things work, switch toys, push button light and music toys, jack in the box.

Touch games on phones/tablets

 

Tacpac, Sensology, Massage- see attachments on class page

 

 

 

While We Can't Hug by Eoin McLaughlin

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch.

Chickens! Learn about Chickens for Kids

Chickens! Learn all about chickens for children!This is a fun and informative video that teaches children and kids about chickens.

The Little Red Hen | Bedtime Story For Kids | Roving Genius

How To Paper Mache - FLOUR VS GLUE 📍 How To With Kristin

Making papier mache eggs

Music: Chick Chick Chicken

Mr Tumble sings the nursery song Chick Chick Chicken, sign and sing-a-long with him.

Music: I'm a spring chicken

This weeks activities:

Burns Night 25th Jan

History: Watch video on history of Robert Burns

Art: Make your own tartan by weaving strips of paper, card or ribbon.

Music: Listen to Auld Lang Syne song

Cookery: Taste haggis with neeps (turnip) and tatties (potatoes)

 

Project Bears

Literacy: Goldilocks and the 3 bears

Art: Make your own bear collage, by cutting and sticking different pieces of paper, cardboard and fabric onto bear template

Maths: Counting 1-3. Counting bears, counting bowls and spoons, counting chairs, counting beds

 

Project: Where does food come from?

Focus animal the pig- see attached work and activities

Science: Exploring materials: wood, straw, paper, stone/brick.

Are they hard/soft?  Rough/smooth? Heavy/Light? Do they float or sink in water? Can you blow them over?

 

 

Phonics Letter B

Listen to introduction phonics songs, and explore items beginning with the letter B

 

PE: Bowling

Make your own bowling alley, using empty tins or empty plastic bottles

Use a ball to knock down the items. This can be played on the floor or on a table-top.

 

Tacpac, Sensology, Massage- see attachments on class page

 

Number Rhymes: Ten in the bed, 10 green bottles, 10 fat sausages

 

 

 

 

The Story of Robert Burns

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

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

Description:Watch Goldilocks and the Three Bears now. For more Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Kids Songs and Preschool Learning Videos click here: https://www....

For our project work on 'Where does our food come from?' this week our focus animal will be the pig.

This week we will be watching a video on pigs, tasting produce that comes from pigs: ham, bacon, pork, and sausages.

We will be making sausage rolls.

The traditional stories and rhymes that we will explore include

Story: The story of the 3 little pigs

Rhyme: This little piggy went to market

Cows In The Kitchen - Nursery Rhyme

Pigs! Pig Facts and Learning About Pigs for Kids

Pigs are intelligent mammals that can be found on every continent except Antarctica!

Three Little Pigs ( 3 Little Pigs ) | Bedtime Stories for Kids

Bedtime Stories for Kids presents The Three Little Pigs

This Little Piggy | Nursery Rhyme for Kids | Rock 'N Learn

This Little Piggy Song is a timeless nursery rhyme to sing as you play with your child's toes. Tickle those little piggies and watch them wiggle! As children...

Ten in a Bed - TOP 15 Songs for Kids on YouTube

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Week 3- Bg 18/01/2021

Our project on 'Where does food come from?'

This week's focus is the cow:

Music: Listen to song 'Cows in the kitchen'

Literacy: Watch video on cows

Science: Explore dairy produce from cows- milk, yogurt, cream, cheese: smell, taste, touch as applicable

Cookery: Make you own fruit yogurt or fruit milkshake, by adding blended fruit to the yogurt or milk- strawberry & banana are always easy to crush or blend.

Art: Make your own cow door hanger

Number and counting through Rhyme and props

Attached below is a link to nursery rhymes.

Number rhymes to consider are:

5 little ducks went swimming one day

1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive

5 Currant buns in a bakers shop

 

Five Little Ducks | Learn with Little Baby Bum | Nursery Rhymes for Babies | ABCs and 123s

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Project 'Bears'

This week we will be exploring bears through 'Winnie The Pooh' by AA Milne

Winnie the Pooh Day is on the 18th January this year

Winnie the Pooh Activities

The Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - 'Pooh's Game'

Pooh, Roo, Piglett and Rabbit play a game of Pooh sticks but they get an unexpected guest with a big problem!Have more fun in the 100 Acre Wood by visiting h...

Phonics

In class Foxes, we use phonics to develop our understanding of the world around us, through different concepts and objects.

We focus on a different letter each week and words that begin with that letter sound.

Each lesson is introduced with a phonics song, concepts and items are explored using our senses.

This week the letter is 'U'.

Blended Learning Activities-Lockdown 3 (Weeks 1 &2)

Foxes enjoying different Christmas activities

Foxes Christmas Dinner

Nativity

Foxes Christmas Enterprise

Anti bullying week

Harvest 2020

Project Work_ Beat, Bang, Boogie Autumn 2020

Halloween 2020

 

We've had lots of fun preparing for Halloween.

We decorated our classroom, played duck apple, made apple print pictures, made mini pumpkins from tangerines and carved our class pumpkin.

Happy Halloween everyone

Halloween activities

Over the Rainbow 2020

On our return to school in September, we participated in different wellbeing activities as part of our over the rainbow month.

Activities included making stress balloon toys, the story 'Rainbow fish to the Rescue', making our own rainbow fish display, and our food rainbow.

Lots of Icky Sticky, Gooey fun was had by all.

Making our own stress balloons

Food Rainbows

Mental Health Awareness Day 2020

 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Day, we decorated letters with yellow collage to display in the school hall.

We dressed in yellow, and created a yellow photo-booth in our class

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