Welcome back to Mercury classroom! Our topic for this term is Gallery Rebels, a unique opportunity for the children to become little artists and learn about great artists in history. We will explore the multiple faces of art, by drawing and painting portraits, exploring variable materials of art! Our focus will be on choosing an emotion to portray and experiment with a range of colours and brush strokes to create it.
This term will provide a range of opportunities for the children to access and explore a broad range of mathematical concepts through play including shape, size, position and direction. Number will be embedded throughout the school day through play, song, physical and in the classroom set up. Problem solving opportunities will be available for small groups and to promote child led learning and self-occupancy skills and to support children to develop independent behaviours for learning.
Continuing to develop the children’s life skills with real life activities, Mercury every Monday will be going shopping at the local shop of our community. The children will be choosing their favourite snacks from a range of a healthy choices and once a week will have the chance to cook their own recipe!
Mercury class are learning through the topic of Street Detectives this half term. We are using Google maps to find out about our local area and will be exploring some new places in the community. The texts we are reading are The Detective Dog and The Children who Smelled a Rat! This will involve using props and making masks in art.
Children will continue to work on their IEP’s and have integrated therapy each week. You can find our weekly timetable inside the home school books which will tell you what we are doing each day.
Mercury Class Teacher
Spring is here, the days are longer and (slightly) warmer and Mercury have been learning about Mexico (Spring term 1) and are now learning about Roald Dahl’s amazing stories.
When we learnt about Mexico we loved the art work of Frida Kahlo and made our own floral portraits. We also learnt about cacti, deserts and made our own piñatas! But our favourite thing was ordering Mexican food and having a fiesta with our friends in Jupiter Class.
This half term we have been reading a different Roald Dahl book every week. Our favourite has been The Twits and we loved learning some describing words and making yucky beards! As part of our topic we had an afternoon at the Chocolate factory for World Book Day where we experimented with sweets and made our own doughnuts.
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