Jess’ Class 2021-2022
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Jess’ Class is a busy and happy class. We learn through play and we really enjoy Rebound Therapy and Sensory Diet. Our focus is developing our early learning play skills and communication skills to create a solid foundation for learning throughout Kingsbury. We love to play with our friends in class and particularly like role play and the home corner. Much of our curriculum is sensory based and informal but we also like to learn maths, literacy and topic. We enjoy arts and craft and learning outdoors but most of all we like to have lots of fun!
We enjoy learning in all the different areas of our school and community including swimming, soft play, light room, rebound therapy, PE, the Digital Den and on the playground. We go out in the community to learn valuable life skills like shopping and budgeting. We try to learn as many skills that will help us to be as independent as possible in the future.
Fun and happiness in our class!
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Summer Term 1 2022
This week we have had a fabulous time reading the book Superworm! We have explored lots of different mini beasts and even made our own wormeries in Forest School. We used mini beast toys and stamped them into play doh, we used the mini beast toys to count and have a scavenger hunt. We had a sensory story and watched the short film on the interactive board. The children really loved this topic and once child researched their own butterflies. They really engaged in this topic and had so much fun!
This week we had the absolute pleasure of being the first class to use our new sensory play ground. The children loved it and were so sensible and brave on the equipment. We will be lucky enough to have access to the playground on 2 full mornings a week from now on I’m sure the children will benefit so greatly from it. The children can access some fantastic sensory exercises on it! We also focused on the story Supertato this week. We did lots of printing with different vegetables making lovely patterns and writing with carrots. We used instant mash potato to use in messy play and loved making big worms using the potato masher. We loved reading and watching the story! We have had a fab week!
This week we have had lots of fun and it seems to have gone so fast! We have had lots of play dough fun and focused on oral sensory. We used straws to move foam vehicles and made colourful bubbles using fain and washing up liquid. The children loved it! We have done some artwork for Eid. We have done lots of work on our individual targets this week and the children are working really hard. We have a fabulous time on the trampoline this week we had Jo helping us who a TA in our class last year they really loved seeing her and playing with her.
This week we have continued to look at our super hero theme. We had lots of exciting fun in attention autism doing a class favourite colour bomb! We used colour fuel number rods to make patterns. We made art work using dots in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. It was very therapeutic for staff and children! We went to Bickerstaffe park and had some fun in the sun! We also had a really special treat, a lovely person called Emma from Splatterdance came to teach us some superhero moves! The children really loved it!
This week we have been setting back into class really well. We have started our new topic of Superheroes, we have designed our own masks and decorated some superheroes. We have made some flags for St George’s day. We have been on a lovely visit to the park as well. We have tried to make the most of the weather by doing as much work outside as possible! We don’t have swimming this term.
Spring Term 2 2022
This week we have celebrated Easter with lots of lovely activities we have match numerals to quantities using eggs and messy play. We played an Easter a hunt with magnetic numbers inside and learned some words related to spring. We went to Bickerstaffe park for a play. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t as kind to us this week it’s been so cold! The children made crispy cakes and they thought they were delicious. Happy Easter everyone!
This week we have taken full advantage of the weather and had lots of outdoor play and learning. We played hopscotch and used chalk to practice our numbers. We made Mother’s Day cards and talked about how special mums are. We went to Rainford Park for a play. We have had lots of lovely sunny fun this week!
This week we have celebrated the start of spring, St Patrick’s Day and Red Nose Day. We have decorated shamrocks and made lovely flower patterns using stamps. We have been focusing on the letter ‘a’ and sang a numeral rhyme about shamrocks.
This week we celebrated World Book Day. The children loved dressing up and we had a really fun sensory PE lesson in the big hall. We also had forest school and swimming this week. We have done lots of sensory play activities and read some traditional tales.
This week we have celebrated three different festivals. At the beginning of the week we celebrated Pancake Day, with our own Pancake Cafe. We have made Pancakes and learned sight words on pancakes. Then, we celebrated St David’s Day decorating the Welsh flag and daffodils. We have also began our Lent topic where we will be looking at how to be kind and doing 40 acts of kindness. We also went to the park and had swimming this week! It was such a busy, fun week! Don’t forget it is our dress up day for world book day on 7th March! Feel free to send the children in dress up clothes if they will tolerate it!
This week we have had lots of physical and sensory fun! We have been to Bickerstaffe Park and played on the play equipment. we have had forest school and had a lovely swimming session. We have done painting with numicon and lots of work on our cognition and learning. We have explored new musical books and had lots of lovely PE sessions. We have had a new member of staff join us this week called Siân so we have been welcoming her and the children have been really kind and welcoming!
Spring Term 1 2022
This week we have been celebrating Valentine’s Day, we have made some lovely foil hearts for our scrap books made lovely Gonk Valentines cards and made heart biscuits. We went for a walk to the local park and by chance met up with Katie’s class and had a lovely time! Played in continuous provision, heart printing and building. Have a lovely half term!
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have made good luck lanterns and our very own dragon! We have played music along to Chinese Dragon dancing and ate lots of lovely Chinese Food. We have had a bit of an unsettled week with being reduced numbers due to COVID but we have made the most of it when we have been in and had lots of fun! We couldn’t go swimming this week so our next swim will be after half term.
This week we have done lots of lovely activities. We finished our birdhouses ready to be put outside for the birds next week. We have enjoyed a TAC PAC session where we explored our senses. We had fun in Forest School digging and playing. We have had some new equipment in class so we have been exploring them. We have looked at snowmen in Attention Autism as our book is Squirrel’s Snowman. We are continuing to learn about different materials and the seasons. We had another great swimming session as well. It’s been very busy but very fun!
We have had a great week this week. We have started our new topic ‘What is it made of? And what does it do?’. We have looked at what materials things are made of and began to identify different materials around the class and in the wider environment. We are also taking part in RSPBs Birdwatch Month so we have been identifying different birds and we even started to make our own bird boxes to put outside and hopefully see more birds! We unfortunately did not have swimming this week but we did have lots of sand and water play in class. Hopefully we will have swimming next week!
Week One and Two
We have had a really good start to the term. We have celebrated new year with lots of art and a new year themed Attention Autism. We were able to go on some trips out last week to different parks and attempted to go to the woods but it was far too cold! We have loved playing with the sand in class and playing with the ball run. We also had swimming for the first time in 2 years. The children were amazing! We will have swimming every week this term.
Autumn Term 2 2021
This week has been very busy! We went on the bus to Rainford Park, ice painting and we had a sensory Christmas story in the light room. Wednesday was our party day and we had lots of fun dancing to Christmas music in the big hall. We also played pass the parcel, had lots of tasty party food and everyone got a present from Santa. We had a special visit from Santa in his Christmas car and he delivered some sweets for everyone to share. We finished all of our Christmas activities and we watched our Christmas performance on the white board.
Have a lovely Christmas everyone!
This week we performed our song for the Christmas play and continued to make our Christmas crafts. We have done lots of Christmas activities including finger painting, counting, and we have explored different scented play dough. We had our Christmas dinner too.
This week we have been out on the bus to Bickerstaffe and Rainford Park. We also made some more Christmas decorations, continued to learn our songs for the Christmas play and made some tasty flapjacks.
This week we’ve had another lovely trip to Rainford Park, we have printed and painted using leaves and twigs. We have done some junk modelling and made some Christmas decorations. We’ve practiced our Christmas songs and enjoyed sunny icy days. Another lovely week for Jess’ Class.
This week we have been working on our fine motor skills using lots of stacking toys and a fishing game. We went to Beacon Park and played on the swings and the other equipment. In class we have been doing all about children in need and made some fantastic artwork of Pudsey Bear. We had popcorn in forest school and Sensory PE.
It has been another lovely week in school this week. We have learned about Remembrance Day and we looked at what it means to be kind for World Kindness Day. It was lovely to hear the children talking about and showing us what makes them kind and what it means when we are kind. We went to Bickerstaffe park this week and the children loved it. We also took a little walk to a local park. We have learned more Christmas songs this week and we have learned the signs for our songs!
This week we have had loads of fun. We have all settled back really well after the half term. On Monday it was so rainy we got on our greens and had a big splash in the giant puddles. We have focused on two celebrations this week Diwali and Bonfire night. We made lovely crafts for Diwali and watched real fireworks! We had an immersive sensory bonfire and fireworks in class with cracking wood and lights. We have also been learning our Christmas songs this week and we are all so excited about it. A message has been sent regarding costumes the majority of our class are kings and will dress all in black. We will make capes and crowns in school. If your child has a different part you will have been contacted about that specific costume. There are some speaking parts for our kings and we can’t wait to share who will be speaking very soon!
Autumn Term 1 2021
Our Colour Monster!
As part of our topic about emotions we have our very own Colour Monster to help us with our emotions and worries! We would like your help in naming him. Here are some options the children have come up with: Oggie, Ernie, Ellie and Ziggy! Message Jess on EduLink to put in your vote!
This week we have had lots of Halloween Fun! We have decorated pumpkins and done lots of lovely arts and crafts. We also went on a lovely autumnal walk around Ruff Woods. This is our last week before half term so we were all very tired so had lots of sensory fun!
This week we looked at different vegetables and even went pumpkin picking! The children had a fantastic time and it was good weather for once! We also enjoyed a trip out to the park and have done lots of exercise! We have done writing and lots of work on our PLOs. Another lovely week for our class!