This half term our topic has been sound machine. We have been listening to lots of different genres of music as well as making our own music during our Friday enrichment sessions with Saturn. So far we have had an opera singer, saxaflute and ukulele player visit with more planned for next half term! We have also visited Southfields library as part of the whole school topic of ‘home and away’. We enjoyed reading books with the librarian Patrick as well as exploring the many books within the children’s library. Just before half term we will be visiting the Southbank centre for a Gamelan workshop.
Next half term our topic will be Commotion in the Ocean. We will be looking at different sea animals, waves and beaches. Make sure to check back to find out about all of our learning over the last stretch of the school year.
The Sensory Curriculum
Areas of learning include:
Communication (responding to people, includes integrating speech and language therapy targets)
Cognition (responds to objects, includes cause and effect through the use of technology and media)
Me and my community (includes belonging to my community both within, the local community and around the wider world)
Care and independence (includes self-help skills and working towards self-occupying activities, integrating occupational therapy targets)
Physical Development (includes integrating physiotherapy targets)
Spring 1 (2018/19)
Our Topic this half term is:
Where am I?
We have a special guest as part of our learning this half term; Travelling Ted. Ted will visit each of the children’s homes at the weekends. Whilst at home Ted will go on lots of adventures with the child and their family and will come back to school on Monday with photos of his adventures as well as recording messages to the class via his mini-mac switch.
We will have a teddy bear’s picnic to practice our care and independence skills in preparing drinks and snacks.
We are looking forward to doing some learning with Saturn class, especially our weekly Rebound Therapy sessions.
We’ll be travelling the world through our sensory stories each week, including finding snails in France and pyramids in Egypt. We are also going to ask our parents, some who have family connects to other countries, to share artefacts, materials and foods each week.
To further explore our environment; we will be travelling to different parts of the school by following a treasure hunt and trying to find rooms in the school where Ted might be hiding.
Welcome back to Mars class!
I hope you all had wonderful summers!
This autumn we will be covering two fantastic topics:
We have some new, as well as old, faces in Mars this year so meeting and making new friends will be one of our main themes. In Mars class this year we are also focusing on ‘My Independence’. This will cover eating and drinking, physical skills, peer interactions and practising sharing our attention, as well as our toys!!
Some key information for you:
The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to www.justgiving.co.uk
Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795