Room 15 comprises an eclectic group of very determined young learners, each very much with their own personality and their own skills and abilities, likes and dislikes. Much of the learning in Room 15 is achieved through sensory activities and experiential learning. Group sessions can present a challenge for some of the learners and they work hard on the social skills that will assist them as they progress.
In Room 15 we have been exploring the differences and similarities between our lives and that of others. We took part in the British Red Cross Miles for Refugees project. We all went round the playground to simulate the miles that refugees travel seeking a safe space. Refugees use different forms of transport. In our class we used pacers, trikes, wheelchairs and our feet.
Room 16 has been busy this term. We focused on the Supermarket as our World of Work interdisciplinary theme – exploring the different jobs there are as well as developing our money handling skills. We have also started on our outdoor education award with the John Muir Trust, so watch this space!
As part of our school topic “Our World of Work”, we have been looking at Post Offices and have set up our own one in the classroom!
We have been given some resources for role play from one of the local Post Offices and have been using them to write our own postcards to people in school, posting them and delivering them.
We have been using stampers and stamps, envelopes and parcels. We have been exchanging items for money at the till and taking turns to be the cashier. We have been learning how Post Offices work and the journey of a letter from writing it to its delivery. We have listened to stories relating to letters and postmen/women and used everything we have learned to role play and have fun at the Room 12 Post Office!
Room 5 have been working hard this term. Our whole school topic is Our World of Work and we have been learning to follow schedules and complete work tasks. We have also been working outside school and seeing the jobs that other people do in the community.
Our book study has been Elmer and we have done lots of work on colour. We particularly enjoyed painting with the elephants.
The children in room 4 have been exploring and creating with Gloop and Play-dough.
Play is the best way for a child to learn about their surroundings and develop fundamental skills. Sensory play stimulates their senses such as sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell. The children were encouraged to explore with these sensory activities to support their understanding and develop their creativity.