- Class 1
This term we will view photographs on a theme, choose a photograph from a selection for a purpose and take a photograph with support. We will also be exploring control technology. We will explore a range of hardware and software to make things happen and develop skills towards understanding that we control technology and computers.
Class 1 will be following the Semi- Formal Curriculum and will continue to develop key Communication skills including expressing their likes and dislikes, following instructions and extending greetings and conversations. Students will continue to learn about the days of the week, months of the year, seasons to develop their communication skills through AAC device makarton and pecs. All students in class 1 will be given opportunities to practice and develop their writing skills using writing equipment and sensory materials such as sand. An individualised approach will be adopted to meet specific students’ needs. The theme of this term is Holidays and the summer. Students will also look at a range of Non-Fiction texts including books about the seaside and big books from the Oxford Reading Tree such as ,` On the sand ,` and `The Rope Swing.` They will continue to follow an individual reading and writing programme. They will be making their own books about what we like to do in the summer.
- Food Studies
Festival and Street Foods: They will also learn about a range of sweet and savoury foods suitable for festivals. They will take part in tasting and exploring different sweet and savoury foods and work with adults to cook a selection of simple dishes.This will also be linked with the summer season. Examples of foods they will be cooking are sausage rolls, hot dog, spring rolls, fruit kebabs, popcorn, cinnamon buns, cakes, ice lolly, lemonade and other cold drinks. Focus will be on weighing and measuring using mainly, measuring cups and spoons.
This term in PSHE, Students will be learning about personal hygiene- a cleaner me . This lessons will be taught in a very practical way. Students will learn all about oral hygiene, personal care, good hand washing procedures, taking care of their hair and body . Students will learn about the basic body and hair products used in keeping their hair and body clean. Students will learn the step by step method of washing their teeth, hands, body and teeth, using mannequin and symbols. These lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid the students understanding. Symbols, pictures and scenarios will be adopted to enhance learning for the students.
This term in Asdan, all students will be completing modules on citizenship a. Students will learn about their rights and responsibilities in school and in the wider community at large . Students will be supported to decide and vote during school elections. Students will learn more about class and school rules and be supported to follow these rules. All students will learn about looking after their environment by recycling. Students will learn the difference between recyclable materials and waste. All these lessons will be carried out using a multisensory approach to support students learning
This term in play student will focus on learning the concept of "team work", "working together" and "sharing". Opportunities will be given to students to build teamwork spirit during outdoor and class work activities. Student will work in groups and engage in different games and mini projects such as building and designing holiday homes with different sensory materials, designing the flag and costumes from Germany,etc. Students will be supported to take turns in creating their designs . Concept such as working together, teamwork will be reinforced throughout the learning process. These lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid the students understanding.
This term in maths, all students will focus on learning about the concept of numbers. Students will be given opportunities to learn the concept of numbers using concrete objects, numicons and numerical. Students will be given opportunities to order and sequence numbers and learn the concept of odd numbers. Students will learn to compare between sizes and learn the concept of big and small, and bigger /biggest. These lessons will be carried out in a practical as well as structured way to ensure that these concepts are understood. Students will learn about the concept of time. This will include the seasons of the year, days of the week, months of the year and the students’ routine in school Students will learn to sort objects into categories based on colours and other qualities. All these lessons will be carried out using multisensory approach to aid the students’ understanding.
This term in art , students will focus on the spring season and beautiful features that comes with these season . Students will be given opportunities to explore spring features in their local environment using their senses such as flowers, butterflies, rainbow, spring animals etc. Students will have opportunities to create and design these features using different sensory art work, collage tissue papers etc.. Opportunities will be given to students to develop their fine motor skills by cutting and sticking sensory materials on the template. Students will also learn all about the rainbow and colour in /design the rainbow symbols appropriately using appropriate colours and sensory materials
Class 1 will be following the Semi- Formal Curriculum and will continue to develop key Communication skills including expressing their likes and dislikes, following instructions and extending greetings and conversations. The theme of this term is Holidays and the summer.. Students will also look at a range of Non-Fiction texts including books about the seaside and big books from the Oxford Reading Tree such as ,` On the sand ,` and `The Rope Swing.`. All students will learn about the different types of transportation and identify their preferred form of transportation. The country of focus for class 1 will be Germany. All students will learn about the country of Germany and which continent it is found. All students will learn about the cultural values of Germany, the foods, music, weather, mode of dressing etc. All these lessons will be delivered adopting a multisensory approach to support the students understanding. Symbols, pictures, scenarios will be adopted to enhance students' understanding
Students will listen and watch a variety of music from great musicians, performers and dancers. They will be supported to recognize different musical instruments from the sound played. Students will be prompted to join in with familiar music by clapping, shaking musical instruments , beating the drum etc. All students will be encouraged to listen and respond to each other and work collaboratively as a group to produce a group piece of music .
Students will continue to experience different sensory materials through practical activities. They will have the opportunity to explore messy materials, different textures and smells, e.g. shaving foam, slime, pasta, rice etc and identify their preferred sensory activity/material. Activities such as hand massage, foot spa will be incorporated into the lessons to give the students a rich sensory experience.
This term in science all students will be learning about features of environments further afield such as desert and the arctic .Students will learn to classify them into hot and cold categories accordingly and learn the features of the deserts and the arctic. All students will be supported to learn to identify animals found in these environment found further through symbols and Makaton signs. Students will learn about the features of these animals that make them adaptable to their environments. E.g polar bear and its fur makes them adaptable to the snow and ice. These lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid the students understanding. Symbols, pictures will scenarios will be adopted to enhance students learning.
The second half of the term , all students in class 1 will be learning all aboutseparating materials. This lesson will be taught in a very practical way. Students will explore different materials with their senses. Students will learn reasons why we ought to separate different materials and mixtures and group same materials together: i.e. based on colours, textures, sound, and smell. Students will learn about the different separators that can be used to separate materials such as sieves colanders. These lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to aid the students understanding. Symbols, pictures will scenarios will be adopted to enhance students learning.
Students will be participate in sensory games. They will learn to play modified games using a range of equipment and to complete simple tasks. They will be introduced to the trampoline and learn basic skills. The aim is to develop their confidence , self esteem and coordination skills and to be able to take part in pair and/or small group activities.