Howes Hoose pupils have been having great fun using the website Google Earth. We have been learning about our homes as part of our ASDAN work so thought we’d share with each other what our homes look like. We used street view to navigate up and down our streets. Lots of us were very excited when we saw our homes. One pupil wanted to find the horses in the field nearby to his home so started taking us on adventure up the street! The next day we were shown two pictures of different homes and identified which was ours – we all did really well in this task!
This term in Music we have been exploring producing sounds using hand percussion and technology.
Here are some pupils from room 11 enjoying music making using the Soundbeam and switches.
During Home economics, we made chocolate muffins, by using our skills to measure ingredients, pressing buttons to operate the mixer, and used our fine motor skills to fill up the cups. We know how we are different so we made vegan/gluten free and regular cupcakes so we can all enjoy a nice a treat.
Howes Hoose have been very busy maintaining the new composting area. The children have been taking turns with the wheelbarrow, digging and filling.
We are promoting to wear P.E kit for physical well being classes. We encourage our pupils to change into their Sport wear which also helps our students through transitions and enables them to fully take advantage of the play/physical exercises.
We enjoyed outdoors and took a little walk in the sensory garden, enjoyed the fresh air on the playground. We smelled different plants and experienced the sensory feeling of different plants and flowers.
Room 6 pupils have had a lovely start to the new school year. We have enjoyed learning in lots of different contexts and have been having a great time!!
In Room 9, we have been enjoying the wonders of Bucket Times. For some us, our Bucket Time experiences over the last few weeks have been our first experience of Bucket Time. We have been demonstrating our attention skills during Stage 1 of Bucket Time, and have been drawn to the different activities that have intrigued our sensory needs – we have enjoyed watching and listening to the different adult led activities in class.
We have been engaging so well in Stage 1 of Bucket Time that we have already progressed on to Stage 2 – we have been so focussed on the longer activities, and use our preferred communication to ask for “more!”.
We can’t wait to get our own hands messy, as well as demonstrate our turn taking skills, after the October holidays when we start Stage 3!
We have been working on our ‘SuperTato’ Literacy. All the learners had great fun with sensory experiences such as mashing potatoes, cucumber eye masks and forehead masks for some and jelly art. This week we are making different coloured ice art.