Hi Caimans and parents, I hope your are all still well and trying to have some fun at home.
Here are some videos and ideas for this week, if you want to try them at home.
Feel free to take videos and photos of any activities you do and email them to school - we would love to see them.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the weather at the moment.
You may have seen the rainbow pictures in people’s windows over the last few days.
If possible could you make one for your window and then send a photograph of the rainbow to this email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then your picture will become part of a PowerPoint of photos of rainbows made by our all of our children and and the students at Catcote School.
Hi Caimans and parents, I hope your are all well and trying to have some fun.
This term our topic has been old & new and Dinosaurs.
Here are some videos and ideas if you want to try them at home.
- draw or paint your own dinosaur and give it a dinosaur name.
- practise writing your name and the letters in your name.
- count objects around the house to as many as you can (see how high you can go!).
- if your child has a tablet and is able to use imovie, they could create their own story.
- we have been learning about recycling, children could help sort recycling and rubbish in the house and use safe recyclable materials to create models, possibly dinosaurs or anything they can imagine.
Here are some websites that maybe useful -
Have fun with these activities and we will update each week.
Andrew, Annette, Jo, Sue, Val and Millie
Welcome to Caiman Class
Caiman Class is an Autism Specific Class made up of 8 Key Stage 2 children. There are five members of staff, Andrew Mayson the teacher, Annette (HLTA), Jo, Val, Sue R and Millie.
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. During the Autumn term the children participated in music lessons provided by Tees Valley Music Service.
Spring 2020 Topic Web - Old and New
Spring term topic is 'Old and New'
Literacy - Dinosaurs Love Underpants, Dear Zoo, How to Grow a Dinosaur, Mad about Dinosaurs, Supermarket Zoo, Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
Science - Everyday Materials
History - Toys
Art - Sculptures Old and New
D&T - Winding Up
Geography - Recycling
RE - Friendship
Music - Our Bodies
PHSE - All About Me
10.3.20 - Sports Relief - Caiman Class enjoyed boccia and curling activities in the hall as part of sport relief. We all had fun!
4.3.2020 - World Book Day. Caiman Class enjoyed getting dressed up for World Book Day. We shared our favourite books in class and did some brilliant reading and story telling! Well done Caiman Class!
27.2.2020 - R.E Food tasting.
In R.E we learnt about the Islam celebration of Eid. We all enjoyed tasting different kinds of food including; samosas, onion bahjis and vegetable bahjis. The samosas were the most popular! Good tasting Caiman Class!
25.2.2020 - Pancake Day! Caiman Class enjoyed making pancakes. We shook the ingredients in the bottle then mixed it up in the bowl. Andrew then cooked them in the frying pan. Our favourite part was eating them! They were yummy!!
10/2/2020 - Science: Investigating objects to identify their properties. This week we have been testing objects to see if they are 'Bendy' or 'Not Bendy'.
February 2020: History - We enjoyed playing with and exploring a range of victorian toys.
February 2020: Maths - Exploring and discovering 'Heavy and Light' using balance scales.
February 2020: Computing - moving and controlling the bee-bots in different directions to find the treasure.
January 2020: Visiting Pets at Home
January 2020: Visiting the Museum
January 2020 - P.E - Caiman Class have been developing their co-ordination skills in PE lessons. They have used apparatus to balance when walking along. They have also been practising to jump with both feet together when jumping off the apparatus and jumping along the ladder. Well done Caimans!
24.1.20 - Caimans have been practising and developing our independence skills everyday.
Autumn term topic is 'Home and Away'
Literacy - The 3 little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Walking Through the Jungle, A Squash and a Squeeze and A Very Snowy Christmas
Science - Living Things and their Habitats
History - Neil Armstrong
Art - South American Art
D&T - Homes
Geography - The Four Countries of the UK
RE - Caring for Others
Music - Action Songs
PHSE - Looking after our local environment
Caiman Class Topic Web - Home and Away
28/11/19 - RE: Sharing and tasting a Langar meal.
26/11/19 - Maths : We have been exploring and using positional language such as 'on', 'in', 'under', 'next to', 'behind' and 'between'.
22/11/19 - Making lavender pouches to sell at the Christmas Fair.
14/11/19: RE - Making sweets for Raksha Bandhan
11/11/19 Forest Adventure with the West View Project.
15/10/19 - DT: Making Houses for the 3 pigs. We followed our own designs to create our houses for the 3 pigs.
10/10/10 - World Mental Health Day: To support world Mental Health day we have taken part in activities such a relaxation session and going on a sensory walk around the local area.
7/10/19 - Caiman Class Assembly: The 3 Little Pigs
1.10.19 - PE: Rolling and throwing skills.
30.9.19 - Science: Looking for micro habitats and minibeasts.
20.9.19 - PSHE: We have been working with Annette and we have identified and a space in the outdoor area to redevelop. We have worked very hard to create a small sensory garden.
19.9.19 - A visit from Maisie the Pat Dog.
19/9/19 - DT: Making boxes
18/9/19 - RE: Making sibling bracelets for the Hindu celebration of Raksha Bandhan.
17/9/19 - Literacy: We had fun retelling the story of the '3 Little Pigs'
A visit from the Fire Fighters
12.9.19 - Communication group with Panda Class
4/9/19 - Communication Group with Panda Class - Each week we will be joined by Panda class to take part in games and activities to enhance our communication skills.