- Class 1
This term we will be settling into our new class, developing Communication Skills, and following the semi- formal Curriculum. We will learn to communicate our likes, wants and needs and follow basic classroom instructions. We will be working hard to develop a core working vocabulary of the things that are important to us. We will listen to and respond to a range of sensory stories including looking at a very simplified version of `Much Ado about Nothing ` by William Shakespeare. We will follow a personalised reading and writing programme and develop social interaction with our peers and familiar people. We will use vocalisation, Makaton and symbols. Sometimes we will work as a group and sometimes we will work in workstations. The theme of this term is ` Changes.`
This term we will be learning about the Tudors in a Semi- formal way. We will explore Tudor Kings and Queens through drama and creative work. We will try on costumes and make masks to participate in a Masked ball. We will also prepare for a Tudor banquet and enjoy Tudor Music. The topic will be approached in a very sensory way.
In the first half term, we will be thinking about Humanism and what makes a happy life. We will be responding to the Happy Human symbol in a sensory way. We will share what makes us happy and listen to songs and music about valuing our world. In the second half term, we will explore the symbols of Catholic Christianity. We will also respond to pictures of Mary and baby Jesus as we approach Christmas.
This term pupils will be learning about Skeletons.They will learn different parts of skeleton and will be experiencing skeleton by feeling bones.
In second half term they will have sensory experience of tasting and smelling and feeling texture of differnet foods and drinks. They will also learn to make choices for snack time and to sort foods into simple categories e.g like/ dislikes.
This term pupils will learn to use computer / ipad / interactive screen to experience software. They will have oppertunity to explore use of differnet devices.
Pupils will have a 360 degree experience of virtual environment using the VR technology and they will be supported to work on their Wiki pages.
Class 1 will be working on Mathematics targets based on P-levels and National curriculum level
In Maths our topic for this term is "Change".
Pupils will develop their counting, adding and substracting skills.
In shapes and space Pupils will learn to solve probelms involving 'real life', money or measure.More able pupils will compare length and weight.
Pupils will also learn to identify some coins. thay will be visiting local places where they will have opportunity to use coins to buy something from shop.
Safety and Hygiene in the kitchen- Pupils will learn and understand the importance of safety and hygiene.Why is it important to wash hands and put on apron before cooking and take care while handling equipments like oven, toaster and tools like grater and knife.Pupils will also learn about healthy eating and explore food by handling, touching and tasting it.Pupils will also demonstrate the skill of handling the tools and equipments and washing up after cooking independently.
Sensory Games – In this unit students will be taking part in a variety of exciting, short and simple games that involve the use of most of their senses. Games will require students to use their body in different ways and for different purposes to achieve goals on their own or in small groups. Students will gain experience that will help them with their balance, coordination, problem solving and tracking.