Class 8

Welcome to Class 8

Hello and welcome to the Class 8 page. I’m Maria, the class teacher and I’m really enjoying working with your children as we all come back together from a very long break. The Class 8 team also includes Sam, the Curriculum Teaching Assistant, Chris, the Welfare Teaching Assistant and Tara and Steph, our class Personal Care assistants. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all once some Covid restrictions have been lifted.

We have all returned to class now and it has been great to see the students recognising each other and resuming friendships. We have used our timetabled session on the new outside play equipment to explore this exciting new resource.

Our sensory story this term is The Very Hungry Caterpillar so we have started our work on this lovely book by hearing the start of the story where an egg hatches into a caterpillar. We have played with the caterpillar crawl tube, been draped in green fabric to make us into caterpillars and taken a caterpillar out of the egg.  We have handled eggs in a sensory cooking session, to help us to experience some early counting activities.

This week we have been incorporating the story into different subjects. We have done lots of counting of fruit and some design technology by cooking the different food items in the story. We are adapting our learning environment by making tactile and sensory elements of the story.

Class 8 Timetable

Monday Register, morning song

and Sensory Story

Snack time Nature trail walk Lunchtime Social communication Parachute games
Tuesday Register, morning song

and Sensory Story

Snack time Mark making activities, sensory and tactile activities Lunchtime Nature trail walk Outside games
Wednesday Register, morning song

and Sensory Story

Snack time Mark making activities, sensory and tactile activities Lunchtime Social communication Nature trail walk
Thursday Nature trail walk Snack time PE in the hall Lunchtime Social communication Parachute games
Friday Register, morning song

and Sensory Story

Snack time Nature trail walk

Cooking session in Food tech room

Lunchtime Social communication Outside games

October 2020

We have been outside exploring the forest trail for branches and pine cones to use in our mark making and painting sessions. We had great fun whacking her paper with paint!

We have used musical instruments, learning how they make their sound and having fun playing along to our favourite tunes.

We make time to read every day, individually and in a group. We are looking at page turning skills and looking at the pictures when the children read with an adult.

Nov 2020

We have had a busy week enjoying the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, both in class and outside in the woodland trail. We have made a beautiful painted drape to be our butterfly as we hear the final song, I want to break free by Queen.

We made rockets and firework pictures using glitter and glue, which was lots of fun. We have used our cookery room time to make smoothies, using a switch to operate the blender.

We also had a Remembrance day assembly with another class through Teams, so we looked at poppies we have made and heard a soldier playing the last post.

We have learned about the music and lights of Divali by hearing the music and playing our big drum with a disco ball playing through it. We have used it for quiet times and to relax after a busy morning.

We have also been exploring a giant tube glockenspiel which it fun to play with our friends. There have been lots of happy moments with our frinds in the last few weeks, as our pictures show.