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.
We have had a very busy term and a half getting to know each other and settling in to school life. Each day at Circle Time and snack, we practice sitting and turn-taking and we’re getting pretty good at it now! We also use these skills when we choose counting songs at the whiteboard and to enjoy a sensory story.
We try to go outside every day, either into the playground or for a walk. We have just discovered the play park at Auchmill Golf Course and are having great fun playing on the different pieces of equipment and the walk there and back gives us a chance to practice listening to and following instructions about road safety. Sometimes we go to the shop on an errand and we experience the different jobs that people who work in shops do and use money in real-life situations.
When the weather isn’t so good, we like nothing more than getting messy in the classroom with some sensory play (it’s great for our fine motor skills too!)!
To help develop our fine motor skills even further, we have been doing lots of art and craft activities, using paintbrushes, glue spreaders and glitter; we even won an award for our pumpkins at the Halloween disco!
In between times, we are busy going to Sound and Light with Kev, Drama with Sam, Music with Karin, Swimming with Amanda, PE with Scott, Drumming and Art with Keith and Home Economics with Liz –phew!
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be doing some Christmas crafts making decorations to sell at the Christmas Fayre on 1 December. Then it will be time to enjoy the fun of the festive season!
The children in Room 2 have been working hard to make lots of festive playdough to sell at the school fayre. We worked on lots of different skills using our senses – we were touching the different ingredients, looking carefully as we were supported to pour, listening to the water pouring (we really liked this!), smelling the peppermint and cinnamon we added and some of us chose to have a little taste of the flour too! We will keep some back so that we can play with it in class too.