Today we went to Marston Forest Centre. The weather was on our side which meant we got to enjoy a cycle ride and a picnic. We hired both a wheelchair accessible bike and a bike with a trailer to allow all children to experience cycling. The children all loved the experience, and there was plenty of smiles and laughter.
The children have had a lovely time learning about, handling, and looking after our own chicks. They even got to watch some of the eggs hatch into beautiful chicks!
This term the older children in the class will be walking to Sainsburys each week to buy the ingredients for our cooking lesson. They take a shopping list and have to find each item. We then have a snack in the cafe to reward ourselves for our hard work!
Happy, Healthy Me topic... this week we have focused on our bodies, in particular our feet. The children enjoyed creating foot prints in different materials and relaxing with a foot massage.
Communication is very important to all our children. They have all been working hard to achieve their communication targets. The children in Red Class have been using TacPac, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism, photo exchange, speech, and individual communication books... just to name a few of the ways we are learning to communicate!
Attention Autism - Bucket Therapy
We have enjoyed finding out about Halloween and fireworks in Red Class. We have explored pumpkins and seasonal vegetables, and have had lots of fun with our art work.
Every Thursday Red Class will be cooking. We will try both sweet and savoury dishes. So far the children have really enjoyed this, especially the pouring and mixing of ingredients. Cooking has helped with basic maths skills, and motor skills. And of course, we all love eating what ever we cook!
National Poetry Day 2015. We performed the poem 'Five Little Leaves' in our assembly.
This term we have been enjoying weekly music sessions with Mark. The children use the communication aids to play a variety of instruments.
For this years Harvest Festival Red Class performed the 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow'. They were all fantastic and joined in with the actions well.
This term we are learning about the four seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter. To help us learn about the seasons we are reading the book Maisy's Year by Lucy Cousins.