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Summer Term 2017

As the year draws to a close I have been reflecting upon the achievements and success in Meteor Class and what a wonderful year it has been for the children. So I thought it would be nice for the pupils' governor certificates to be added to this article.

 

Katie has progressed amazingly with her mobility, not using her wheelchair whilst in school and also correctly matching the letters ‘m’, ‘a’ and ‘s’ to photos, well done Katie. Max has done well coping during the school day without out the need for sensory input and he has progressed fantastically with his handwriting, well done Max.

 

Scarlett, who was new to Meteor Class at Easter, coped brilliantly with this transition. She has improved her social skills and is independently playing with her peers, well done Scarlett. Jay has worked really hard managing his emotions as well as progressing with the development of his ideas in lessons, well done Jay.

 

James has also worked hard on his emotions, now having better control of his emotions in challenging environments. His independence during playtimes has also increased and he is interacting more with his peers, well done James. Ray’s handwriting has progressed really well along with the fantastic ideas he is now producing within his written work, well done Ray.

 

Steven has demonstrated amazing determination with his mobility and increased his walking distance to 10 metres in his pacer. He is also using his eye- gaze for up to 20 minutes, well done. Braydan has worked hard in class and is now able to complete longer work tasks independently, using correct grammar and excellent handwriting. Well done!

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Spring Term 2017

This term in Meteor class we have been learning a lot about water. This has included the water cycle, different uses of water and different water sources. We had fun investigating how much water different containers can hold and we made a magical potion consisting of different coloured water. The pupils had to follow a set of instructions when making their potion to know how much of each colour to put in. They used either cups of ml for their unit of measure and we then gave the potion a name.

A topic in English term has been language play and to cover this in class we learnt about nonsense words, riddles and jokes. Each area learnt was exciting and all the pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning about different uses of language. All the pupils enjoyed making up a silly nonsense words/sounds or a picture, playing a riddle game or trying to make friends laugh in different ways such as telling a joke, making a silly picture, or slapstick comedy. In English we also studied a few different stories which include Percy’s bumpy ride, the greedy zebra and the rainbow serpent.

 

In PSHE this term we have been learning about healthy living which has included learning about our and others emotions. More recently we have been focusing on healthy eating such as eating a rainbow of food and keeping fit and healthy with exercise.

We have progressed well with our swimming this term, everyone has been trying really hard and their efforts are showing with increased confidence and improved technique.

 

It has been a fun, busy and exciting term and we all hope you have a relaxing holiday.

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Autumn Term 2016

It has been a great start to the year in Meteor class. We have been having fun with our book 'Where the Wild Things Are'. This has provided opportunites for us to explore the genre of fantasy in fiction and the pupils have enjoyed designing fantasy rooms and creatures, labeling them using nouns, adjectives and verbs, or adding material to them to make it a sensory picture.

 

In maths we have been improving our exchange and money skills. We have been purchasing items in Sainsburys each week, which also helps to develop our community social skills. We have continued to work on our shopping skills by setting up a role play shop, where we have purchased items ranging from 1p to £1.

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