Special Activity Exploration in Room 15
One of the learning aims we are exploring this term is building our resilience to changes in routine – this time of year has plenty of them! – as we use the symbol for “special activity” to reassure our learners that the changes are planned and can be something to look forward to.
We had a celebration of our class achievements at the end of term, with each of our learners choosing photographs to go into a presentation of what they have done. Everyone took home a certificate and some of our learners were very proud of theirs! A special mention must also go out to our class member who won the secondary department star of the month for her fabulous signing – well done!
Since returning from the October holidays we have been as busy as ever!
We have worked hard on our ASDANs, exploring team work and group work skills. We worked in teams to build towers, and created a beautiful Halloween collaborative art project. We had lots of fun decorating our pumpkin for Halloween as well as Halloween themed bucket time activities.
This week we have had lots of firework related activities – we made cheese straw bonfires in home economics, focused for lots of fireworks activities for bucket time, a cola mentos firework for our ASDAN science (causing a change) and for outdoor education we went out to search for sticks to build our own bonfire before watching fireworks. As we build our familiarity with seasonal events we also build our resilience to routine variations and our capacity to communicate about them.
We’re looking forward to lots more “special activity” events this term!