- Class 1
This term we are going to be working with a variety of digital content to practise and revise numbers and counting. The content will be in a range of formats including images, audio and video. Some pupils will build on this by answering basic questions and collecting and presenting simple data. We will also be creating music and sounds using computers and tablets.
The theme for this term is Nature and Wildlife and class 1 will continue to follow a Semi- Formal Curriculum. They will be looking at stories and Narratives and will share a Big book called, “ The Duck in the Hat,” by Martin Waddell and “ We`re going on a Bear Hunt,”by Michael Rosen. They will continue to follow an individual reading and writing programme with an aim to improving their communication. This will include working on the DSE programme. This will involve a lot of sensory work. They will be making their own book about animals.
This term in PSHE, all students will learn about recycling and importance of recycling. Students will learn to identify the logo of recycling on household packages and what the three Rs stand for. Students will learn the difference between waste materials and recyclable materials and enjoy practical experience of recycling papers, cartons and tins within the school community. These lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid students' understanding.
In art students will learn and explore nature and earth art. Students will explore natural materials found in the playground such as rocks, leaves, twigs, acorns with their senses: texture, smell, hearing. This will support the students to develop their of imagination and artistic potentials .Students will engage with different sensory materials to create pieces of art such as leaf animals ,stick sculpture using sticks and twigs , clay sculptures and rock painting, play dough. This lessons will be delivered using a multi-sensory approach to support the students learning, Symbols, real objects, pictures and scenarios will be adopted to enhance learning for students
This term in music, all students will be learning about and exploring different musical instruments and how they are being played. All students will learn the names/makarton signage of these musical instruments. All students will be encouraged to identify their favourite musical instruments and adults will model how they are being played to the students. All students will be supported to describe and categorise sounds from musical instruments into loud and quiet using symbols and makarton signage. All lessons will be delivered using a multi sensory approach to support the learning of the students
This term in maths,all students will practice number recognition, counting skills ,sequencing and ordering numbers through number songs, symbols ,sensory materials, e.g sand and worksheet activities . Students will continue to consolidate and practice their sorting and sequencing skills using colours, and patterns. They will identify and repeat simple patterns using familiar objects and begin to carry this out independently. Students will learn and explore 2d and 3d shapes and apply these to both sensory and worksheet activities.They will continue to use number counting songs, symbols, schedules and signs to regulate their day and build awareness, confidence and independence. Students will learn about sizes and compare between two or three sizes through the concept of bigger than and smaller.
This term in Asdan students will be completing relationships aspect of their Asdan portfolios. They will be learning about ways of building good friendships and what good behaviour comprises of. Students will learn to differentiate between good friends and bad friends through pictures, symbols and scenarios. All students will learn about emotions and share ideas about what makes them happy sad and worried, using pictures and symbols
The second half of the term, students will be studying "Citizenship". They will take part in making decisions during school elections by voting . Student will learn about ways to conduct themselves when they are in public places and the importance of following rules. All lessons will be delivered using a multi sensory approach to enhance learning for the students.
Sensory Sailing- In this unit students’ will be taught by certified instructors at Fairlop Sailing Centre. They will be taught how to be safe around water as well as how to get in and out of a boat safely. Students will also learn skills of how to manoeuvre around a basic obstacle course and build their awareness of items in the water that a boat will need to go around. Basic paddling skills will also be introduced where students will learn the correct way to put a paddle in the water and how to paddle forward.
- Food Studies
Eating Well – Pupils will learn about healthy food and unhealthy food. They will also explore and taste a range of fruits and vegetables and describe them. Pupils will work with adults to demonstrate a range of cooking skills in making simple healthy meals including; fruit salad, vegetable salad, smoothie, vegetable snacks and dips, vegetable crumble, vegetable kebabs, wraps, vegie burgers, etc.
Emphasis will be on ‘knife skills’. Pupils will learn how to use sharp knives safely to prepare ingredients.
This term in science, all students in class 1 will be learning all about plants. All students will gain practical and class based experience of learning about plants by explore different plants with their senses, _texture, colour small and shape. All students will learn the names/Makaton signage of the main parts of a plant and the basic requirement needed for plants to thrive and grow. Students will learn the basic similarities between plants and animals as living things. The lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid the students understanding. Symbols, pictures, objects and scenarios will be adopted to enhance learning.
The next half term, all students will be learning about plants and animals and their living environment . Students will learn about the different habitats and the features of animals /plants that live in designated habitats. All students will learn the predominant features of habitats. Students will learn the similarities between the animals /plants that make them suitable for particular habitats. These lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid students’ understanding.
In the first half of the Spring Term we will experience some of the signs, symbols and sounds of the Sikh religion. We will learn Sikh greetings and recognise some of the special teachers, called gurus. In the second half, we will respond to signs and symbols of Judaism and learn the word ‘Shalom’ (peace). As Easter comes closer, we will celebrate by responding to new life around us and creating work based on Christian symbols and Jesus’s life
The theme for this term is Wildlife and Nature and key stage 3 will be learning about the difference between pets, farm animals, working animals and wild animals. They will think about why people keep pets and how we should look after them. They will also learn about food journeys. Students will learn the names of the different habitiats that the different categories of animals live in. Students will be given opportunities to explore the features of these habitats in a sensory and safe way .These lessons will be taught in a sensory and practical way and will involve having contact with actual animals, including farm animals in school.
They will also look at animals in Africa.