Another semester is behind us. The Jupiter class never gets bored. The activities are always very colourful and interesting. This semester we studied two countries such as India and Japan. We tasted exotic food and fruits. Everyone found a favourite taste.
For the first time since the Covid Jupiter class participated in swimming at a new swimming pool in Camberley. They were all very brave and every student willingly went into the water.
During our literacy, students participated in two sensory stories about India and Snow Monkeys. We had lots of fun and children responded in a variety of ways to what they saw, heard, smelled, touched, and felt. They listened with enjoyment and respond to stories.
Some of the students preferred Maths activities. We tried to weigh everything around the school to check which object is heavier or lighter. We worked with numbers and concepts of more and less using many colourful manipulatives to make our lessons more interesting.
Jupiter class was learning and changing and growing- how we change over the years. We created a map of our bodies using symbols and pictures.
The weather is getting better, and we had opportunities to go out to the local parks, occasionally Mc Donald’s and Marwell Zoo. Students could see many exotic animals first time in their lives. Many students made fantastic progress during our Phonics lessons and communication. We used the water mats or colourful sand to create sounds or CVC words.
We are all looking forward to the summer term when we are going to learn about Dinosaurs and the Ancient World.
We all happily made it to the end of the semester. Our students have learned about space, astronauts, and stars in this first period. We wrote and sent a letter to NASA. The activities were very colourful and full of fun. In one of our lessons, we created the galaxy in a jar and the Solar System out of play dough.
Our Sensory Story activities were based on two books: Aliens loves Underpants and Goodnight Spaceman. We would pretend to be astronauts during these lessons and stimulate all our senses. We learnt about colourful semantics sentences and how to use them in real life.
We worked very hard on our emotions during the communication lessons. There was much laughter when we had to show anger, happiness, sadness or tiredness.
We celebrated Diwali by making our own light holder and eating Indian food.
We have been working very hard in our maths lessons, learning about numbers and shapes. We used many manipulatives to understand the principles of mathematics.
Jupiter class had a lot of fun during Cookery. We made delicious treats like fruit rockets, rock cookies, banana bread and Christmas cookies.
We visited the Science Museum in Winchester at the end of the term. We were able to do some experiments and learn about science.
After such a hectic period, we all deserve a break.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!
This Spring term we have had a big focus on recovery and wellbeing, supporting students to adapt to all the changes as they return to school. As part of this we have been spending time daily on boosting our immune systems and happiness through physical activity, healthy bodies and relaxation. They students enjoyed our science lessons, where they learned about super hero strength and worked on building their muscles using the outside gym! We also learned about eating healthily and keeping our bodies healthy, they found it funny to practise brushing their teeth in school. Students have also enjoyed taking time to relax through yoga, reading and massage.
We are looking forward to the Summer Term and enjoying some much needed sunshine.
Have a lovely Easter everyone!
Jupiter class have been very busy this term. Our topic was Castles. We have been learning about the features of castles and even made our own castles with a working drawbridge! We have learned about The Tudors and about different people and their job roles in the Castles! We even made some Tudor recipes! In Literacy we had great fun reading a different take on ‘George and the Dragon’. We found it especially funny that the dragon was scared of a mouse! We discussed what makes us all scared as well as role playing some of the characters. We have been working on number, calculation, money, time and shape in maths. We have also had a big focus on our wellbeing. We really find our happy boxes beneficial and have found ways to relax through different exercises, including Yoga. At the beginning of term, we had to say goodbye to our friend Kareem, who has gone to live in another country. We miss him loads but have enjoyed seeing him over Zoom.
Have a lovely Christmas everyone. Goodbye 2020, see you in 2021!
Summer Term 2020
What a bizarre term it has been!
I am so pleased that we have managed to see some fantastic learning both at home and in school, during these strange times. Enjoy the photos! I hope everyone at home is well and safe and we wish everyone a great summer holiday.
See you in September!
Jupiter class have had a great Spring term learning about emergency rooms. We have been reading the story ‘Harry Goes to Hospital’ and really enjoyed exploring real life medical equipment. We found it really interesting to listen to each other’s heartbeat using a stethoscope! We’ve also been reading books about the emergency services and enjoyed other emergency service themed activities such as Write Dance.
In maths, some of us have been working on partitioning numbers up to 20 while others have been learning about heavy and light as well as big and small through fun activities.
We have been learning a lot about our bodies and how our bodies grow and change, it was lovely to meet baby Cameron and give him lots of cuddles!
In PE we were lucky enough to have two football coaches visit us, from Aldershot FC, to teach us some football skills. We all got very competitive and enjoyed playing games against each other! We have also enjoyed our half termly swimming and bowling sessions.
As a surprise, we had a visit from Miller's Ark Farm. We all really enjoyed learning about the animals as it was especially exciting when we got to stroke all the cute babies.
Have a great Easter, stay safe and we really hope we get to see you all soon!
Jupiter Class have had an excellent start to the academic year. We have had so much fun learning about magical worlds. We have learned about magical creatures, magical people and magical powers. We really enjoyed dressing up and our favourite lesson was making magical potions! Our story has been linked to this topic, 'Alice in Wonderland'. It has been really fun dressing up as the different characters, especially as the White Rabbit as you get to 'fall' through a tunnel! We have been learning to recall the story and to answer questions about it too.
In maths, we have been learning about numbers, especially focusing on the concepts of more, less and finding the difference. We really enjoy our money lessons, even though it can be quite tricky. We know we need to learn about money so that we can buy toys! We have also been learning about Time and Shape.
In PE we have been enjoying doing gymnastics routines on the apparatus as well as going swimming and bowling.
See you all in 2020!
Summer Term 2019
Jupiter Class have had a great Summer Term. We have really enjoyed learning about Japan. The students have found it really fun to learn some of the language and it has been lovely to hear them saying Konichiwa (Hello) and Sayonara (Goodbye); along the school corridors. The children have enjoyed trying and making Japanese food as well as designing their own Kimono, after trying on an authentic one from Tokyo. Most of all, the children loved our Japan themed day. They made some sushi, tried some Aikido and arranged flowers. They loved having their parents join us in the afternoon to make koi carps and paint traditional fans – thank you for coming! Jupiter Class have had a great year, they have all grown up and become more independent and it has been lovely to see.
Thanks for being a great class Jupiter 2019.
We hope you all have a fantastic summer!
The Spring Term has been really fun in Jupiter Class. We have been working hard on our literacy and maths skills, learning about our bodies and keeping them healthy in PE. We’ve also cooked some delicious healthy treats! Our favourite thing this term has been learning all about dinosaurs! We have been reading stories about dinosaurs and looking at non-fiction books too. We learned about their habitats and what food they eat. The student’s especially enjoyed creating a dinosaur landscape! In the last few weeks of term have been designing and making our own dinosaur and we shall learn about how they came to an end and how to excavate for fossils!
Autumn Term 2018
Jupiter Class have had a great Autumn Term. We have especially enjoyed our Space topic and Cookery this term. We have been learning about The Solar System and Space travel and it has been great fun. We especially enjoyed making the planets with papier-mache, and making a huge rocket so we could go into space! In cookery we have been making breakfast as part of our ASDAN work. We made cooked breakfast, cereal, porridge, toast, breakfast bars and American pancakes. It’s been a yummy term!
We are now looking forward to the excitement of Christmas.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of Jupiter Class!
We have been working really hard this summer term. Jupiter Class have been learning all about Habitats in Science and Climates in Geography. We have been learning which animals live in which habitats and why. We had a really fun trip to Pets at Home to see different animals in different man-made habitats. We have been making the most of the sunny weather and especially enjoyed learning a poem about ice-cream; ok so maybe we mostly enjoyed eating ice-cream! We also had a great Sport’s afternoon at Samuel Cody, making lots of new friends.
We hope you all have a great summer holiday, let’s hope the sun continues to shine!
From Jupiter Class
This term, Jupiter Class have had a great time in Literacy, working hard on our phonics and writing. In Maths we have enjoyed learning about Mass and Money. In Science we designed and carried out an experiment about forces and how difference forces change speed. One of our favourite lessons was in History when we had a go at Semaphore, learning about the history of communication. We also loved learning Morris Dancing in PE and in Art we especially enjoyed making our Jackson Pollock canvases – we hope you liked them!
We cannot wait for the Summer Term.