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Welcome to Leopards Class
Teacher: Kimberley Hinitt
SNTA's: Beth, Salma, Urszula
Lunchtime Support: Nazia and Shahda
Leopards Learning Motto
Learning is fun
Energetic and enthusiastic
Opportunities for friendship
Practise our Makaton
Achieve our goals
Remember our kind hands
Develop our communication
Share with our friends
We go swimming on a Friday.
Please make sure your child has their swimming kit and towel in school.
Thank you :)
We access learning outside in all weathers. We learn in our outdoor area attached to class as well as other spaces around school. Please make sure you send you child in a warm winter coat, hat, scarf, gloves. Please also remember to put your child's name in their clothes.
Leopards class choose a book from the school library to take home every Monday. Please return the book on Friday.
Suggestions of homework activities to support pupil learning:
- Practice half term signs/symbols sent home
- Read and share the book your child has chosen for homework from the library
- When out and about, talk about/feel the different properties of materials – shiny, rough, smooth, prickly, soft, hard
- When at home you could explore different properties of materials, feeling scarves, boxes, letters, jewelry, plastic food containers, foil, parcel packaging
- When at you home you could play hide and seek games with lots of different objects
We have lots of things in class and around school to help us develop our maths skills. Within our continuous provision we have a maths area that supports our number and counting skills. We have lots of activities around the class in different areas that help us to develop our shape space and measure skills such as exploring different sized containers to explore pouring and filling in the sand, mud kitchen, water and messy play areas. We learn about routines daily and how to follow them by using a class timetable. This helps us to know what is happening next and throughout the day. We learn about transition to different areas around school by using symbols to let people know where we have gone to learn.
We have lots of opportunities both in and out of the classroom to develop of maths skills.
We really enjoy mark making through a sensory curriculum and have lots of opportunities to develop our fine and gross motor skills in the classroom. We have Literacy area in the classroom where we can make marks on topic related pictures as well as using our own imagination to draw what we want and write about it using various writing tools. We have a messy play tray that has dry and wet resources for us to practice our early mark making skills and we love to get messy! There are lots of places around the classroom that allow us to explore and develop our skills in this area as well.
We do phonics daily as part of our singing and signing session. We cover phonics through using aspects of Letters and Sounds, See and Learn and Ruth Miskin 'Read Write Inc'. In our class we are all at different stages in phonics so as well as our daily session, we use lots of voice sounds in intensive interactions, we explore rhythm and rhyme, body percussion and instrumental sounds in our music area, we have lots of access to letters in our continuous provision areas and we develop our experiences of environmental sounds when moving around school.
Reading in our class is shown in many different ways. We all really enjoy looking at books, either on our own or with an adult. Lots of us use symbols communicate by exchanging one symbol, forming short symbol sentences and using symbolized communication books. We track light and sound when working on the computer and in our sensory areas around school. We also track objects and images during Physical Development sessions.
We really enjoy listening to and taking part in topic stories. We have a lovely book area within our continuous provision in the classroom as well as access to the school library every week. We choose a book to take home for homework that we can share with our family.
Autumn 2 2017
This half term our topic is...
We will be learning about Royal Treasures and will be doing a treasure hunt as part of our WOW.
Have a look at some of the other things we will be doing to support our learning through this topic...
Autumn 1 2017
This half term our topic is...
We will be learning about People Who Help us and will be having a visit from our local PCSO as part of our WOW.
Have a look at some of the other things we will be doing to develop our knowledge of people who help us...