Teaching Assistants- Shaz, Katrina, Helen and Karen
Personal Support Workers- Andrea
In Geography, Badger class are observing changes in their local environment and collect items on their way e.g., pebbles and flowers. We will also use PODD mats to state what we can see.
Badger class enjoy their weekly swimming sessions. We are encouraged to swim on our back and front. We use PODD mats to request our favourite toys or nursery rhymes. We love our swimming lessons!
Badger class have enjoyed playing in the snow. The children were so excited to touch and feel the snow. Playing in the snow provides children with unrestricted space and endless opportunities to stimulate their play, learning and physical development.
This term, Badger class are looking at a sensory story called Handa’s Suprise. We use our communication iPad to match the animals with the fruits. We also have this opportunity to taste some of the fruits from the book. This week we tasted some guava, pineapple and mango. Sensory stories are fun!
As a part of outdoor learning session, Badger class go to Nature Reserve every week. This week, we had so much fun jumping in the muddy puddles, stroking dogs, listening for birds singing and helicopters flying in the sky. Joseph used his communication PODD mat and found some conkers and autumn leaves. At the end, we sat down on a bench and had a very nice snack. We love nature and we love outdoor learning!
Badger class has access to attention games on a daily basis. The session helps the children to develop natural and spontaneous communication through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities.
Our focus in PSHE is healthandwellbeing The children in Badger class really enjoyed making banana milkshakes, exploring the bananas through chopping, mashing, smelling and tasting before adding milk and using the switch to operate the blender.
Some of the children very much enjoyed drinking their milkshake when it was ready.
Badger class have enjoyed riding on our brand-new bikes and scooters this week. Some of us are very confident at using the pedals. Kai has been our super star, ensuring the safety and using a helmet whilst he was riding on his bike. Well Done, Kai.
Develop hand strength and finger coordination with the Dough Disco!