- Class 1
In the first half of the term, we will respond to the theme of Buddhism. We will look closely at the peaceful face of the Buddha and be calm. We will look at pictures of the Buddha and learn the words ‘sitting’, ‘standing’ and ‘reclining’. We will make peaceful pictures of the lotus flower. In the second half, we will explore Islam and create Turkish Islamic art based on repetition of flower designs. We will also respond to the shape of the moon and star.
This term we will be looking at Non-Fiction Texts and Everyday English in a sensory way. Students will handle a range of Magazines, Newspapers, Catalogues, brochures and Menus. They will also look at a book on Dinosaurs. They will learn to look at pictures and pick out headlines. They will also continue to work on their individual reading programmes and reading books.
They will also produce posters about themselves and their interests. They will also look at letter and postcard writing and post boxes and will design their own postcard. This will involve developing their writing and mark making skills. They will also continue to follow class routines, using a visual timetable, circle time and working individually in workstations. Students will also use drama and role-play to act out scenarios in shops and restaurants.
This term students will look at the countries of the British Isles in a sensory way. They will complete sensory maps focusing on land and water. They will taste foods from the different countries of the United Kingdom and learn about the flags, music and national stories. They will learn about the General Election and will make a ballot box.
They will also learn about one country from the Commonwealth and this class will concentrate on Jamaica. They will look at costume, music and food and will prepare a display for our Commonwealth peace celebration.
- Food Studies
The theme for this term is party foods. Pupils will be supported by adults to make and decorate different types of cakes for a birthday party – simple Victoria sponge cake with fillings, chocolate cake, cheesecake, fruit tarts, etc. They will also take part in making a selection of simple sweet and savoury finger foods suitable for parties. This will include; vegetable sticks, pizza, sausage rolls, bread rolls, popcorn, etc. As part of the activities, the class will use birthday opportunities (if a member of the class has their birthday) to have a party - they will enjoy music with food!
Topic: Independent Skills
We will develop independence skills to complete puzzles and simple writing and numeracy tasks at our work stations.
We will continue to communicate about our feelings.
We will explore activities and games that we can share with our peers.
We will continue to develop our self care skills
We will also continue to develop our abilities to respond to different challenges in the wider community in off-site activities.