Please check our home-school diary EVERYDAY for messages, letters and homework.

 

Welcome to Elephants

 We are all looking forward to a very busy but exciting school year! We have plenty of new resources and toys to play with and explore. These will help to support our learning as we explore many varied and interesting activites.

     The staff team supporting the children in

     Elephants Class this year are........

 

                 Our class teacher is:Anne

   SNTA'S Sonia, Claire, Marya,Lynette,Yasmin,

   Samra,Tahira and Barbora.  

   

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or worries we will be happy to help.  The school number is 01274 484242.

These are some of the things we do each week in Elephants class....  

   Monday - hydrotherapy  (Please send my swimming kit in

  unless it is kept in school).

    Tuesday - music and explore Jungle Gym.

  Wednesday - wheelchair bike and wheel chair swing.

  On alternate weeks we also share an assembly with some of our frineds    from different classes. school.  

  Thursdays - one of our favourite sessions, Food Technology!                We also have PE in the afternoon so we should have plenty of energy to    run around or stretch after testing all our baking.

  Friday - sensory garden then enjoying a great sensory afternoon, with    Tac Pac,music,massage therapy and a chance to choose our favourite      activities.

 

  This is a copy of our new weekly time table. If it changes we will let you know.

 

 

               When you visit Elephants Class what will you see?

    Across school we are now following the early years format so all our      children  have the opportunity to learn through continuous provision        activities, with the addition of dailyfocused activity sessions to            enhance this provision.Each child in Elephants now has their own            personal targets and next steps to work on and we aim to provide          different resources and activities to support each child's particular        learning needs. We plan to make learning fun by developing an              environment which provides learning through play.Our ambition is to        ensure that all children have resources,activities and learning              experiences which they find particularly engaging and consequently          have fun whilst learning.

 

What is continuous provision? 

   Continuous provision is a structure of planned learning activities and        resources which are freely available to children everyday of the            week.This provides the children with a constant environment which is      safe for them to explore.It enables the children to develop some          independence by providing the children with choices.Also by offering        the same activities each day the children to have repeated                  opportunities to explore practice and develop different skills and embed    knowledge through repetition.Therefore if you have any suggestions        regarding your child's favourite toys,music or activities please share        them with us.

     

But what about core subjects such as English and Maths?

      The children in Elephants Class all have different needs and therefore    work at slightly different levels but we are all learning to develop very    early maths and literacy skills and develop awareness about ourselves      and the world around us.Many of the skills we are learning can be          applied to different areas of the curriculum and are centred upon a        multi-sensory and communication rich approach. 

                      So what does Literacy and Maths look like in our Class?

            

                                   Phonics

    To develop our listening and attention skills we share lots of activities    which incorporate environmental,vocal and musical sounds,rhymes and        rhythm.We have access to sound books,musical instruments,CDs and        interactive sound and action programmes on the computer during            continuous provision.

    We share intensive interaction sessions and lots of repetitive sound      activities such as call and response sessions.We also explore stories and    games which involve sounds and listening skills. 


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               This half term our topic is entitled,'Who are you?'

       We will be getting to know all our new friends in Elephants and           around school by sharing activities and games.We will also be               devloping our own interests and sharing things we like to do with our        new friends. 

     Our chosen book this half term is 'Elmer The Elephant'.As well as       sharing an adapted multisensory story ther will be lots of colour           shape and texture to explore.Like'Elmer' we will be learning about         sharing fun experiences with different people. 

    After a very successful trip last half term we are planning to get         out and about frequently and explore the local community so please         keep checking your child's 'Home school Diary' for letters and             informantion.

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     Here is our Topic Web for this half term, We may well add activities     and events in the weeks ahead, but these are theh main activites           we have planned to share with the children.

                    

                                   HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME?

We will be sending homework home on a Thursday please return it to school the following week so that we can share all the books and resources with your child's class mates. Please use the homework feedback forms you will find in your child's homework bag so that we can ensure the items we send home are useful and fun for you to share with your child.

 

 

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