- Class 1
During this term students will have the opportunity to complete a unit of work on e-books which includes following a story using an e-book and working towards creating an e-book to include a range of media to tell a story. They will also complete a unit of work on sequencing instructions and algorithms, this will include opportunities to follow simple instructions, through to sequencing steps in a familiar task to creating an algorithm for others to follow.
Our theme this term is `My Community.` Class 1 are following a Semi- formal Curriculum and in the Spring term we look at Narratives. They will be sharing a big book called ` Whatever Next ` by Jill Murphy, which is about a bear travelling into space. They will also share some board books and will develop their understanding of colours through `Poppy cat loves rainbows. `
They will continue to follow an individual reading and writing programme with an aim to improving their communication. This will include working on the DSE programme. This will involve a lot of sensory work. They will be making their own book about the local community and people who help us.
This term we will be looking at the school community and people who help us. We will be making sensory plans of the classroom and going around the school, taking photographs of different environments. We will decide on the places we like and do not like. We will also work on learning the different people who help us at school, including the caretaker, school nurse, kitchen staff and the office. We will be making a simple plan of the school. The topic will be taught in a highly sensory way.
Topics this term are Sensory Games and Gymnastics. Students will participate in a range of adapted fun games using a range of sensory equipment. They will interact and communicate with other students in their group, in pair and/or team work. In gymnastics they will explore movement to music using rhythmic ribbons. They will learn skills for trampolining with support developing balance, coordination and agility. The overall aim is to develop student confidence self-esteem and independence.
Based on our theme this term of ‘My Community’, students will experience music from different parts of the world, based heavily on the cultural make-up of the class community as well as taking an active part using various instruments including body percussion, world and other percussion instruments in class to build on their sense of rhythm and tempo.
This term in Maths pupils will be encouraged to develop basic maths skills through exploratory and sensory learning to promote the development of key life skills. The focus will be on number and money; reinforcing, identifying and counting numbers and whilst learning the concept of money. Pupils will be supported to explore, recognise and understand different money denomination through practical activities such as tuck-shop activities. Concepts such as bigger and smaller will be introduced to reinforce the learning of money denomination. All lessons will be taught adopting a multi-sensory approach to meet the diverse learning needs of our students.
This term in ASDAN, students will be covering the Health module of the New Horizon portfolio. Students will learn about practical the diverse ways of being healthy through healthy eating and different exercises. Students will be supported to engage in different practical and cookery activities. Students will learn about the different groups of food and they will be supported to identify good and bad foods. Students will be given opportunities to reflect on how to stay healthy and will be supported to take up a health challenge.
- Food Tech
This term in food term, all students are learning about healthy eating. All students will learn all about the eatwell guide and food portions according to the eatwell guide. All students will engage in practical cookery activities using vegetables to make salad wraps, fruit smoothie, etc. All students will learn the difference between fruits and vegetables. All these lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to meet the diverse learning needs of students.
This term we will continue the seasonal theme by exploring winter and spring. We will be drawing, colouring, painting and creating images of themes relating to the animals and landscapes of these seasons. We will also be studying the use of colour by looking at landscapes painted by famous artists such as Monet and using their styles to create our own work.
This term the students in class 1 will have the opportunity to learn to interact with each other by taking turns to play board games and educational activities on the interactive whiteboards. Students will have opportunities to work together as a team to complete a mini sensory/art project from play dough, sensory textured materials and paper mache .This activities are intended to encourage team work for our students.
This term in sensory, students will be exploring sensory objects with their senses whilst learning from themed sensory stories. Opportunities will be given to explore with different sensory lights,sensory objects colours and textures etc. Themed story will range from handas's surprise,The gingerbread man, Little red riding hood,Easter themed stories etc. All these lessons will be delivered in the sensory room and in class via a multi-sensory approach to meet the diverse learning needs of our students
The first half in science, students will be learning all about Microbes and drugs. Students will learn all about microbe and friendly and harmful bacteria. Students will learn about the importance of being healthy and the helpful and harmful aspects of drugs/medicines. Students will engage in practical activities in identifying helpful bacteria, e.g making a yogurt, etc. Students will learn the different ways of preventing the spread of harmful microbes
The second half students will be learning all about their teeth. Students will learn about the role of the teeth in the digestive process and the 4 types of teeth in human and the specific functions of each type of tooth. All students will learn all about tooth decay and practical steps to take care of teeth to prevent tooth decay.
This term pupils in class 1 are working on the topic "All about Me", their likes, dislikes, family, favourite sports, foods and the type of job they would like to do when they grow up along with the type of help they need to achieve in their learning, what makes learning easier and how they best communicate their needs and express themselves in lessons.
This term in RE class 1 is going to be learning the different places of worship, linked to the overall theme of Community. Also looking are people who help in religious buildings.
Pupils will have a better understanding of the behaviour we need to adapts in the different worship, also their own symbols, characteristics and believes.