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