Spring 2021

Wow, what a busy term it’s been for us in Giraffe Class. Its been a mixture of home learning, live learning and some learning with our friends in school. The children have all managed brilliantly with so many changes, and we’ve been having lots of fun!

In school we’ve been learning about looking after ourselves in the topic ‘Staying Safe’. We enjoyed visiting the Environmental area, ensuring that everyone had their coats and wellies on, so we weren’t cold and we wouldn’t slip in the muddy puddles. It was important to stay safe around the pond, and the children listened well to instructions from staff, a very important skill when outside, especially near water.

We have increased our use of Aided Language Boards, and are beginning to use them outside the classroom as well as inside. This means we are all communicating with each other much more, even in the play park! We have been learning about self-care and becoming more independent. All the children both in school and at home have been practising putting on socks and shoes, teeth brushing and fastening clothing. Danny even got an electric toothbrush to make brushing his teeth more fun! Macie-Lou has been learning about the hot and cold taps at home. She is now using the cold tap to wash her hands independently, knowing that the hot tap can be dangerous!

We have all enjoyed taking part in the Live Learning sessions throughout the week, our highlights include; Ukulele singing sessions, story time, art and music with Elizabeth and whole school assembly on a Friday. Adian earned some team points from home during our team day assembly, showing us all how helpful he can be helping Mum and Dad with the washing!

Although we have enjoyed this different way of learning, we can’t wait to have all our friends in Giraffe Class back in school again. We are looking forward to all the exciting things we have planned together.

Welcome to Giraffe Class, it has already been a fun filled half term. The class have been extremely lucky to go swimming, which has been enjoyed by all. Not only has the whole class had fun in the pool, sharing and playing together but it has been an excellent opportunity to practise some dressing skills. The class have also been doing this at school too. Adian is learning to do his zip up on his own, he is trying very hard!
Upper school launched its new topic called ‘Incredible Me!’ so Giraffe class begun by learning who’s who and what everyone’s likes and dislikes. Leah said she liked tasting Hula-Hoops!
The class have been establishing their routines and are settled back into their timetables. Sanika has been working independently completing 5 box tasks on her own and Ronnie has been learning to extend his communication by using an aided language board, to request for different coloured cars. Nathan had a fabulous time back in music lessons, he used coloured chimes and followed the sequence carefully.
The whole class is looking forward to seeing what the rest of the term brings and learning more about each other during their topic work.