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Welcome to Caiman Class


Caiman Class is an Autism Specific Class for Key Stage 1 and  2 children. There are five members of staff, Andrew Mayson the teacher, Annette, Mel, Shelby and Nick.  

The children follow an adapted curriculum appropriate to their individual needs. We follow the TEACCH approach at regular intervals throughout the day. 

The children have regular swimming lessons at Mill House Swimming Pool, Rebound and PE lessons. This term the children will participate in music lessons provided by Tees Valley Music Service. 

This term our topic is 'Healthy & Active Lives'


Literacy - From Head to Toes, The Enormous Turnip, Funny Bones, I don't want to wash my hands, Keep Running Gingerbread Man,The smartest Giant in Town and A Very Snowy Christmas

Science - Ourselves

History - Guy Fawkes

Art - portraits and self-portraits

D&T - Keeping clean, looking smart

Geography - Foods around the world

RE - Shabbat and Christmas

Music - Action Songs

PHSE - Healthy Choices

Caiman Class Autumn Topic Web - Healthy and Active Lives

29/11/18 Caiman Class assembly: We enjoyed retelling the story, 'The Enormous Turnip'.

21.11.18 Geography: Exploring where food is produced around the world - We went on visit to Lidl and bought a range of different fruit and vegetables. We then came back to class and tasted each one and looked at a map to see where they had been grown.

A Mile a Day - We have been taking part in the mile a day project and have lots of fun running in the outside area each day.

5/11/18: Bonfire Night - We have been exploring and learning about bonfire night and fireworks

17.10.18 - During RE we have been exploring Shabbat celebrations and traditions and we have been making our own Challah bread.

9/10/18 - We have been exploring the story 'I Don't Want To Wash My Hands' and following instructions to wash our own hands.

3.10.2018 - No Pens Wednesday Maths: During maths we explored shapes in soapy water to find and name 2D shapes and their features.

3.10.2018 - No Pens Wednesday Literacy: During literacy explored ways of making our hands dirty using mud, cocoa powder, apple pie filling, custard and golden syrup. We then gave each other instructions 'How to wash our hands'.

DT Exploring and making bubble machines

Maths - Heavier and Lighter

Literacy: Making Enormous Turnip soup

Exploring the story From Head to Toe