It has been a lovely few weeks settling back into the routine of school; Orangutan Class have got six happy children all ready to learn and have fun!  Orangutan Class have really enjoyed spending time in the outside area as part of the new topic.  Marwan loves riding on the bike, even giving his friends a lift!   Ruby enjoys bubbles and is working hard at using her PECS to request for them.  Dillon has had so much filling and emptying containers, he has used sand, sea shells, acorns and leaves!  Tyler has been engaging so well already in some practical box tasks, this enables him to focus on one object which he can handle, move and then post it!

‘Attention Bucket’ is a real hit with the whole class, it is a great time for them to all be together and share the same activity.  The other aspect of Attention Bucket that the class love, is the anticipation, as soon as the staff start to sing, the whole class is hooked!  It is a particular joy to see how excited Tyler gets when he sees the bucket come out!  

Lower school topic this term is ‘Secret Garden’ and Orangutan class have kick-started this off with the book ‘Growing Vegetable Soup’.   Marwan was the first to find a worm in the soil and Dillon has been very confident interacting with the messy materials.  Orangutan class are looking forward to a lot more gardening, growing, planting and hopefully finding some more mini beasts!