Class 2

Transport and Wheels

Claire Howatson (chowatson) on: Class 2

This term we have looked at Transport and Wheels, the children have enjoyed exploring the different wheeled vehicles and we have linked the topic across all subject areas. The children have painted with wheels on sheets of paper, done some junk modelling and designed their own moving vehicles. They had to look at a variety of different sizes of wheels and different shapes that could be used; their work has been displayed in class. Class 2 are very creative!

      

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Seasons and Celebrations!

Claire Howatson (chowatson) on: Class 2

As part of our topic of ‘Seasons and Celebrations’ Class 2 have been super busy! As well as celebrating birthdays we have also looked at Halloween and enjoyed exploring sensory buckets full of slimy spaghetti and creepy crawlies. We developed our fine motor skills by grasping and pulling the spaghetti and some children even used scissors to cut and pick up items. We also scooped out and explored pumpkins and enjoyed seeing them lit up in the dark – we hope you like them. This week we have started to think about Bonfire night and have made some lovely bonfire pictures. Just look at how well some children are looking and focusing on their work. How amazing!

         

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Autumn Term

Claire Howatson (chowatson) on: Class 2

It is so lovely to be back and see all the children again. They have all been so wonderful and settled back into their school routines well, we are all so proud! We have been very busy getting to know the children’s current likes and dislikes and some children have been amazing communicating with their PECS symbols. Some are even travelling further with them, which is fantastic to see after such a long break from routine. A few children have been busy taking part in sensory circuits which helps them to self regulate and feel calmer and happier throughout their day. This term we will be looking at the topic of ‘Seasons and Celebrations’ and are looking forward to a busy term of fun filled activities! 

      

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Class 2

Welcome back

Lauren O'Brien (lobrien) on: Class 2

Welcome back to class 2 children.  We have made all the new children who have joined class 2 in September very welcome.  They have all settled in very well and everyone is pleased to be back and enjoying the beginning of the new school year.

Our topic this term 'Big Cook Little Cook' which will incorporate lots of baking, tasting and sensory experiences.  We started this by making gingerbread men/women which we hope you all enjoyed!

My name is Sarah McEwen and I am the new class teacher for class 2.  I have been made extremely welcome by all the staff and children in school since I started on September 1st.  I have been teaching now for over 20 years and have always worked within special schools and with pupils with a wide range of SEND.  I look forward to meeting you all face to face in near future.  We may see each other at the McMillan coffee morning if you can make it.

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Teddy Bear's Picnic

Lauren O'Brien (lobrien) on: Class 2

Class 2 have been using their senses to explore our class story and theme, this half term.

First, we made honey sandwiches for a teddy bear's picnic. The teddies teased us by hiding in different places.  We took it in turns to hide the teddies and find them.  This also helped us to explore our new outdoor area.

After making the sandwiches, we wondered where honey came from.  Luckily, one of our teachers had the answer!  

The honey felt sticky and we loved watching it pour out of the honeycomb.  Feeling the hard ridges of the comb was interesting too and none of us could resist giving the honey a little taste!

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Class 2

Transport and Wheels

Claire Howatson (chowatson) on: Class 2

This term we have looked at Transport and Wheels, the children have enjoyed exploring the different wheeled vehicles and we have linked the topic across all subject areas. The children have painted with wheels on sheets of paper, done some junk modelling and designed their own moving vehicles. They had to look at a variety of different sizes of wheels and different shapes that could be used; their work has been displayed in class. Class 2 are very creative!

      

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Seasons and Celebrations!

Claire Howatson (chowatson) on: Class 2

As part of our topic of ‘Seasons and Celebrations’ Class 2 have been super busy! As well as celebrating birthdays we have also looked at Halloween and enjoyed exploring sensory buckets full of slimy spaghetti and creepy crawlies. We developed our fine motor skills by grasping and pulling the spaghetti and some children even used scissors to cut and pick up items. We also scooped out and explored pumpkins and enjoyed seeing them lit up in the dark – we hope you like them. This week we have started to think about Bonfire night and have made some lovely bonfire pictures. Just look at how well some children are looking and focusing on their work. How amazing!

         

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Autumn Term

Claire Howatson (chowatson) on: Class 2

It is so lovely to be back and see all the children again. They have all been so wonderful and settled back into their school routines well, we are all so proud! We have been very busy getting to know the children’s current likes and dislikes and some children have been amazing communicating with their PECS symbols. Some are even travelling further with them, which is fantastic to see after such a long break from routine. A few children have been busy taking part in sensory circuits which helps them to self regulate and feel calmer and happier throughout their day. This term we will be looking at the topic of ‘Seasons and Celebrations’ and are looking forward to a busy term of fun filled activities! 

      

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Welcome back

Spring term news

Sarah McEwen (sarah.mcewen) on: Welcome back

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all! Everyone sounds as if they have had a fantastic time and have been very lucky with visits from Santa! We all arrived into school on Monday morning looking a little shell-shocked after our lovely relaxing Christmas holiday, but as the week has gone on the children have all settled back into the routine of class and school life.
We have exciting and busy times ahead! I have been assured that 'The School Production' is a wonderful experience so for all those children and families new to school this year I am sure you will be amazed when you come to watch your children performing in either the afternoon or evening production. We will be practising this in school over the next few weeks which I'm certain will be great fun. We will also be busy as 'Maths detectives' this term in our topic of 'shape and number all around us'. We will be sharing stories such as Goldilocks and the three bears, the three little pigs and three billy goats gruff. These stories will allow us to link numbers and size and even some design technology as we may try to build and test houses for the pigs and a bridge for the goats!

   

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busy term

Class 2, Having fun!

Sarah McEwen (sarah.mcewen) on: busy term

After what seemed like a very long time up to half term, now that we’re back the weeks seem to be racing by and Christmas is approaching fast!

Class 2 have been busy since the holiday making pretend fireworks with shiny and coloured paper and streamers and our small world has been a shredded paper bonfire with magnetic numbers to rescue using magnets. This has produced lots of lovely comments, such as ‘don’t touch the fire, it’s hot!’ but also hopefully an understanding of safety for the children.

We will be moving on from our work on Autumn, where we have made a fabulous autumn coloured tree more into Winter with exploratory play using ice. Of course, we couldn’t not include Frozen in this, so we will have ice castles along with small world figures of Elsa, Ana and all the gang!

The most recent highlight in class was our visit from Pudsey bear! The children were all delighted to meet Pudsey and all got the opportunity to get up close to say hello! We then enjoyed a fun filled fund-raising day a few days later.

As December approaches we will, of course be very busy making festive decorations and cards and lots of other things ready for Christmas. We are looking forward to you joining us for our Lower School Nativity on Monday 18th December at 10am.

    

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Class 2

Welcome back

Lauren O'Brien (lobrien) on: Class 2

Welcome back to class 2 children.  We have made all the new children who have joined class 2 in September very welcome.  They have all settled in very well and everyone is pleased to be back and enjoying the beginning of the new school year.

Our topic this term 'Big Cook Little Cook' which will incorporate lots of baking, tasting and sensory experiences.  We started this by making gingerbread men/women which we hope you all enjoyed!

My name is Sarah McEwen and I am the new class teacher for class 2.  I have been made extremely welcome by all the staff and children in school since I started on September 1st.  I have been teaching now for over 20 years and have always worked within special schools and with pupils with a wide range of SEND.  I look forward to meeting you all face to face in near future.  We may see each other at the McMillan coffee morning if you can make it.

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Teddy Bear's Picnic

Lauren O'Brien (lobrien) on: Class 2

Class 2 have been using their senses to explore our class story and theme, this half term.

First, we made honey sandwiches for a teddy bear's picnic. The teddies teased us by hiding in different places.  We took it in turns to hide the teddies and find them.  This also helped us to explore our new outdoor area.

After making the sandwiches, we wondered where honey came from.  Luckily, one of our teachers had the answer!  

The honey felt sticky and we loved watching it pour out of the honeycomb.  Feeling the hard ridges of the comb was interesting too and none of us could resist giving the honey a little taste!

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