Our topic in Summer 1 was minibeasts. We learnt about the Monarch Butterfly migration. We loved participating in an Attention Autism session learning that the butterflies fly from North to South and areas of cold to hot. We had butterflies land on our heads and made butterfly sliders.
During Summer term we did a topic on minibeasts, we explored minibeasts and their habitats using different sensory trays.
Our topic in the second half of the Spring term was Farm Animals. We read the story ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and worked together to make a map of all the places Rosie saw on her walk around the farmyard.
We have enjoyed our mini beast topic this term. We are very good at finding different mini beast at school, the local park and at Deadwater valley. We liked using magnifying glasses to look at them. Some of us started the term a bit scared of some of them we are all much braver now.
Our Spring topic was Down on the Farm. We explored different farm animals and took part in lots of different sensory stories. We planted some seeds from fruit and explored plants which grow.
In PE we were working together and problem solving. Over the term, we took part in lots of different activities which needed us to work as a team or think carefully about how we were doing something; challenging us physically, mentally and socially. In PE we were working together and problem solving. Over the term, we took part in lots of different activities which needed us to work as a team or think carefully about how we were doing something; challenging us physically, mentally and socially.
In Science we had been learning all about forces and during one of our Science lessons we made our very own miniature catapults. Our topic was ‘The Middle Ages’ and it was very interesting to learn about these incredible machines. The catapults we built were made out of lollipop sticks and rubber bands. We worked together in pairs to make one and then tested them out to see whose paper ball would go the furthest.
We have enjoyed different sensory stories within our different topics this term. Our favourites were getting messy with ‘A Rainy Day’ and playing tug of war with ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’.
We explored space this term. We went on a trip to space, getting dressed up in helmets and “space suits”. We explored the different planets and in My thinking did some simple science experiments on space.
We have really enjoyed learning about dinosaurs. We know that they came from the past, they were discovered from fossils. We looked at bones. We enjoyed excavating our own fossils.
In Music this term, Silver class have been exploring sounds. We have made sounds with our bodies – clapping, stamping, tapping and vocalising – and listened to sounds to see if we could recognise them. We have explored percussion instruments that can be hit or shaken and practised playing them loudly and quietly. We have learnt a song about the rain and can play loudly or quietly at the right times when we sing it. We have also been exploring sounds on an iPad and enjoyed playing the piano using the Virtuoso app.
Building a dinosaur
We were learning all about skeletons and we had a dinosaur skeleton model that we built together as a class. We had to read the instructions, find out which pieces fit together and we all took turns putting it together. We hung it up in our class!
We did gymnastics/movement in PE this term. Everybody is really good at balancing and we learned many different gymnastics shapes. We practiced moving from one shape to another and we could do all our shapes on different equipment.
Christmas cookie decorating:
We used red and green icing to decorate some cookies for Christmas! We also had very sparkly sprinkles to put on top. They were delicious!
We celebrated Christmas and had a lovely lunch together and we all wore our beautiful Christmas jumpers.