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Summer Term 2017

We have had a lovely Summer Term in Moon Class. We all had a fantastic day out towards the end of the summer term at Thames Valley Adventure playground in Maidenhead, a playground especially adapted for children with special needs. We luckily had our trip on a cooler day following a spell of really hot weather. The pupils had a fantastic day exploring a range of equipment there such as an accessible roundabout, zip swing that they all had great fun having a ride on, indoor soft play area, as well as a very large sandpit. Another favourite was the wooden walkway with long ramps which went up and over a bridge and down the other side that many loved running around repeatedly. We finished the day riding the go-karts and bikes and a chair ride where they could be pulled around by the staff which they loved. We even had a hose pipe spraying water over the area and had lots of fun running underneath this!

Our most recent topic has been on Zoo Animals and the pupils have enjoyed learning about different animals. They all found it funny to listen the sound camels make! We have all been practising our penguin waddles too, waddling across the classroom! They have made collage penguins and zebras and some Elmer the Elephant tissue paper designs which are on our class window as sun catchers.

 

We wish all of Moon Class children a wonderful summer holiday!

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Moon class have just come back from a lovely day trip to Alice Holt Forest in Farnham.  This time although it didn't rain it was cold enough towards the end of the summer term for us to have to wear our coats!  We went for a walk through the woods and looked at lots of the posters that told us about different trees and leaves.  We even looked for some big pine cones and also found some which the squirrels had nibbled and eaten.

 

We climbed up a 'bat' climbing frame (those of us who wanted to) and looked over the top and had our photo taken.  Later on during our walk we found some brilliant wooden tunnels and loved climbing through these too.

 

We had our picnic lunch together on the picnic tables.  Next to us some boys our age were visiting from Australia and came over to say hello to us and even came to find us to play when we finished our day with a play in the wooden play park. 

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Spring Term 2017

In the second half of the spring term 2017 Moon class have enjoyed having the chicks visit us.  We talked about how they had started as eggs in their shells and how they had hatched out of the egg.  We had them visit us in our classroom and we looked at them in their incubator and watched them eat their food (and jump in their food bowl!). We then got a chick out and all had a turn of stroking it and we were all very gentle with it.

We have loved practising and singing the 'spring chicken' song and we did this for our mummies when they came for our special 'Mother's Day Tea Party'.

In the spring term we have seen five of Moon class move onto Spaceship class and had five new friends join our class. As our topic this half term is the seasons we have been working most recently on winter.  We know that in this cold weather we need to always wear a coat and have been trying hard to put on our own coats.  In our art sessions we have made some snowflakes and completed some snowman paintings and have taken part in some role play sessions, dressing up in hat, scarves and gloves. In cookery sessions we have made snowman biscuits and particularly enjoyed warm toast and crumpets.

Autumn Term 2016

During the second half of the Autumn Term we practised hard for our parts in the infant nativity play.  We all coped very well with the disruption of our usual timetable and spending time rehearsing in the hall.  We all wore our costumes and did a wonderful performance to our parents and family watching us.  Some of us performed some speaking parts using the microphone or using a switch to say our part.  As part of the infant department we also enjoyed an afternoon visit to the Fleet panto 'Snow White and the 7 Dwarves'.  We joined in clapping and singing especially when they sang 'Reach for the Stars' song which we had also sung in our nativity, so we were very good at joining in with the words and actions!

Welcome to Moon Class.

Moon class have had a good start to the autumn 2016 term.  We have been getting to know each other as we have some new friends in Moon class who have joined us from the Early Years class. We have been enjoying the lovely September sunshine and have made use of this by visiting the park next to school, which we walked to and we have also visited King George V park in Farnborough.  We liked to discover the different equipment to use and between the whole class have used the climbing frame, the walkway, the slide, the sunken trampoline, the bird's nest swing, the roundabout (which lots of us can use at the same time), and the equipment which we can sit on and slide along and another one where we bounced up and down and around at the same time, really practising our balancing and gross motor skills. We found a great table in the middle of the park which we could all sit around together and enjoyed a drink and snack together too!

In November we walked around to the park next to school.  As many leaves had fallen on the floor we wore our waterproof trousers and went around to play in the leaves, kicking through them and making a big pile of leaves, as well as playing on the playground equipment whilst we were there.
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