- Class 1
In the first half of the Spring Term, we will be exploring the Jewish religion. We will respond to symbols, music and pictures of Jewish people around the world. We will learn the word Shalom (peace) and experience peaceful reflection. We will then think about trees for the festival of Tu B’shvat – New Year for Trees - and wonder what growing means to us.
After half 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. 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.
This Term we are learning about "body parts" through a range of activities. We are learning to name and point to body parts. We will experience touches and movements of body parts.
In second half term we will cover topic : "exploring with the senses". Pupils will experience a range of properties of everyday objects using all senses. they will develop skill of observing.
Topic: Independent Skills
We will continue to 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 develop our sharing and waiting skills on activities and games that we can share with our peers.
- Food Studies
Pupils will be introduced to the eatwell guide and learn about the different food groups. The importance of eating fruits and vegetables will be emphasised and activities will be base around it. They will be encouraged to taste a range of fruits and take part in making dishes using fruits and vegetables. Dishes will include; fruit salad, smoothie/milkshake, vegetable salad, salad sandwiches, vegetable crumble, fruitcakes, etc.
Students learn core communication skills with their form tutor. This will involve following class routines, using a visual timetable, circle time, greeting songs and working individually in their workstations. They develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This will happen in a highly differentiated and sensory way.
This term students will also look at the life of Charles Dickens who is a significant author and will read and act out parts of Oliver Twist. This will be taught in a highly, sensory way with students handling artefacts and making a sensory book.
This term we will be looking at the peoples of the British Isles. We will learn about how they settled and contributed to our beautiful country. This will include looking at the Celtic Peoples, the Romans, Vikings, Normans, Indians, Africans and Eastern Europeans.
They will learn this information in a sensory way using drama and handling artefacts. Students will match and learn key vocabulary. They will complete colourful display work and make models.