The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water – By Gemma Merino
Our book this term is an exciting story about a crocodile who doesn’t like water. He wants to be like his brothers and sisters who all love the water and swimming, but no matter how hard he tries he just can’t be like them. He learns that being different is fine and that he has some very important skills that his brothers and sisters don’t have.
We will be exploring the book in different ways e.g. through Makaton, role play and sensory objects for some of our students. We will also be working together in making a classroom display to show some of our hard work.
Gold class will continue this term to improve our fine motor skills by participating in weekly dough disco sessions and visiting our finger gym.
See & Learn will continue for those students who follow this programme.
All Gold class students will take part in Attention Autism (bucket) sessions. These are being held 3 times a week.
Gold class students who are working at Non-National Curriculum will be looking at numbers during our maths sessions. They will be recognizing numbers, counting, sorting and sharing. To do this they will be using different objects, songs and dances.
Gold class students who are working at National Curriculum will be concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will start to think about what the different symbols mean and writing our own number sentences.
Topic – The Egyptians
This is a very interesting topic and we will be exploring it in many different ways, a few of which are listed below
- Finding out about the different animals that lived in the Nile
- Taking part in an archaeological dig
- Using different materials to build Egyptian structures
- Making mud bricks
- Writing hieroglyphics
- Making each other into mummies using different resources e.g. toilet roll
- Making Egyptian jewellery
- Making Tutankhamun masks
- A visit to the museum
- Gold class students who attend hydrotherapy sessions will continue to do so on a Tuesday morning.
- Gold class students who attend Pet Therapy will continue to do so on a Wednesday morning.
- Gold class students who attend Rebound Therapy will continue to do so on a Wednesday afternoon.
- Primary wing rainbow time will take place on a Friday morning, students will take part in different activities so I will let you know what your child is doing through the home/school diaries.