- Class 1
The overall theme for this term is exploration and discovery. Students will continue to develop key Communication skills under an overall umbrella topic of Narratives. They will share their likes and dislikes and turn these into personalised oral stories and make a personalised book to look at themselves and to share with others. We will continue to develop personalised forms of Communication including signing, symbols, Jab Talk or speech. They will continue to follow instructions and to develop their social interaction with familiar and unfamiliar people.
Students will listen to and join in a range of narratives based on their own lives and that of the class. They will also follow an individualised reading and writing programme and will share a big book called, “ Peace at last, “ by Jill Murphy and a class reader called, “ Owl Babies,” by Patrick Benson.
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.
This term students will be following the theme of Exploration and Discovery. They will look at personal journeys of discovery both in the school and in the local area. This will develop a range of personal life and mapping skills. They will think about transport and distance. They will also look at the story of Christopher Columbus and the New world and will look at the lives of the indigenous Peoples of the Americas. The Unit will be taught in a highly sensory way.
This Term we are learning about "Sounds" through a range of activities. Pupils are learning to identify sounds. Pupils will also explore making and changing sounds. .
In second half term we will cover topic : "Materials: Grouping". Pupils will explore a range of everyday objects. They will also learn to group and sort materials and to link the property of material to its use.
Class 1 will be working on Mathematics targets based on P-levels and National curriculum level. They will be learning about numbers and shapes.
Some will be learning to write numbers and draw shapes.
Some Students will learn to add numbers and some will differentiate between “one and a lot” and “big and small”. Most pupils will learn to identify simple shapes e.g. circle, square. Pupils will also learn to identify some coins. Pupils will be visiting local places where they will have opportunity to use coins to buy something from shop.
- Food Studies
Food topic for this term is making breakfast using flour, eggs bread and fruits. Students will work under adult supervision to demonstrate range of skills while learning to cook.As part of the activity students will have the opportunity to use equipment like the measuring cups, scale, cooking hob, electric whisk and learn to use them safely. Students will be encouraged to explore the sweet and savoury aspects of food like toast, pancakes and french toast.
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.