During the summer term we have been learning all about Dinosaurs. We have participated in a dinosaur sensory story where we got to explore mud, mountains and yummy sticky sweets. We have also enjoyed a dinosaur massage story and have been anticipating the repetitive refrain and massage move.
We were fortunate enough to go to Wellington Country Park to see the dinosaurs up close.
We hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday and look forward to continuing with our learning in September.
In the autumn term Sun classes learning has been set around the topic of witches and wizards The students have engaged in sensory stories on the story of Room on the Broom, been making potions in the style of Harry Potter and enjoying hand massages set to Harry Potter music. Our art work has also been focused on this topic and we have designed hats and cloaks so we can dress up as witches and wizards and decorating broom sticks and cauldrons.
This term we are trying to become increasingly active so are spending time engaging in chair aerobics, using our pacers and joining in a Sherborne dance session where we get to move more and make contact with our friends. This has been a lovely session as we have been able to spend time with our friends from 6th form.
Recently in class we celebrated Diwali, we took part in tarditional activities such as making Diya's and washing money in milk and honey. We all loved this and esspecially enjoyed the stickiness of the honey.
We are now looking forward to celebrating Firework night and begining our Christmas activities.
Summer Term 2017
This term Sun Class have been learning all about push and the concept of moving forward. To learn about this in a practical way we have been experimenting with beach balls pushing them forwards and waiting to see what happens when we let go. We are all showing good anticipation of the balls bouncing back on us. Some of us have also been using the leaf chair to practise this and can now communicate that we want more.
We have been working extremely hard on all our physio and mobility work. We all took part in a MOVE Sports Day using trikes and pacers using as much independent movement as possible. We have also been practising moving between sitting and standing and high kneeling. This is hard work but we feel so proud of ourselves when we achieve this. Some of us went on a two night residential to Woodlarks in Farnham, we had great fun sharing dormitories with our friends, visiting Bird World and going pottery painting.
Everyone has worked so hard we are all looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. We hope you all have a lovely time and look forward to seeing you all again in September.
Today we went to Farnborough to visit some familiar settings, which we are looking at in our Literacy work. We have been reading lots of books set in the local community and it was lots of fun to go and visit them. We had a great day out having lunch at Burger King and visiting the new Smyths toy shop!
We hope you like the photos of our fun day out!
Spring Term 2017
The Spring Term has started off well in Sun class, everyone is happy to be back in school and we are enjoying our learning. This term we are learning all about the United Kingdom through sensory stories, so far we have looked at England; we’ve had cream teas and garden parties with the queen and have tried some traditional dancing. Next we are going to learn about Scotland. We are also having fun exploring objects that are heavy and light in maths and find it funny to try and lift or knock over heavy bottles of water!
It has been a busy term so far in Sun Class.
We are enjoying accessing our new hall sensory session set in Africa where we get to smell different spices, taste foods like couscous and guava and practise balancing a basket of fruit on our head like Handa from the story 'Handa's Suprise.
We also engaged in a focus day on World War 2 where we got to dress us as evacuees, explore an air raid shelter and learn dances from the 1940's.
Everyone is doing extremely well with their physiotherapy and we are all enjoying being out of chairs and having opportunities to move!
We will soon be starting to practise for our Christmas play and can't believe it's that time of year already!