Neptune Class: Autumn 2019
Neptune Class have had a great start to the year, learning about many exciting things including ‘Families and Friends’ and ‘People who help us.’ We have been focussing on communication, interaction and attention, using lots of different forms of communication within the class including PECS, Makaton, symbols, communication boards, e-tran, eye gaze, ipads, speech and doing two bucket sessions each week which everyone has enjoyed.
Activities surrounding our topics have included a class Opticians, making glasses with different coloured lenses and using the eye test board as part of our phonics sessions. We have had a vet's surgery in class, reading symbols to see what is wrong with the animal, taking care and concern when bandaging the correct part of the toy animal to make it feel better. We have put out shaving foam fires by squirting water, made fire engines using different shapes, and lots more fun activities.
The last couple of weeks has focussed around Christmas maths, Christmas Literacy, Christmas crafts and Christmas cooking. Our Christmas Production continued our topic of 'People who help us' focussing on an adapted version of the book, 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' by Janet and Allen Ahlberg. The children all had fun participating and although it was very overwhelming for some to see their family, everyone did really well.
Neptune Class have been out on some trips to the park this term and last Friday we all went on a special visit to Woodlarks or to the Pantomime for our Christmas Outing. (See more in special events.)
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Love from, The Neptune Team
Neptune Class have had a fantastic start to 2019, enjoying learning about growth, traditional fairy tales, position and direction, big and little, and lots more. They really enjoyed their visit from the fire station where they were able to wear the uniform, sit in the fire engine and learn about fire safety.
Neptune Class are looking forward to their Mother’s Day celebrations next week where we have organised some special activities for our visitors. We are also looking forward to Easter activities and seeing the ducklings in Rocket class.
We hope you have a lovely Easter,
From Neptune team
In Art we have looked at the work by the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We designed our own fruit and vegetable faces in the classroom and were also lucky enough to be able to use the school kitchen to make real fruit faces that we could eat afterwards.
We wish you a peaceful Summer holidays and look forward to seeing you in September.
Heather, Katie and Neptune Class team