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We are very happy to have all of Caiman Class back in school !!!

 

All of the photos from our in class activities can be found in the 'Caiman's Activity Gallery'

CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

 

Welcome back to all our returning pupils, and to the new pupils joining our school!

 

As with many areas of life currently, there are a few considerations to bear in mind while coronavirus restrictions are still in place.

 

Classes are 'bubbled', meaning, at first, at least, we will not be mixing with other classes, nor will many of our normal weekly activities be available. These include all swimming activities, all off-site activities, and soft play.

 

Children will remain in the classroom more than they usually would, including at dinner time, though we hope to reintegrate all typical activities as soon as possible.

 

Other important pieces of information are listed below:-

 

  • The drop off time for children in South America is 8:50, and pick up is 3:00. Please stick to these times as closely as possible, to avoid mixing with parents and children from other bubbles.
  • Attendance is mandatory. Parents and carers are expected to send their children to school unless they are ill.
  • If your child, or a member of your household, shows any symptoms, they must not attend school and must isolate at home.

    Please take your child's temperature each morning and do not send them to school if it is 37.8 or above.

  • Initially, there will be no swimming, soft play, assemblies or out of school trips. We hope to resume these soon.

  • There will be hot school dinners available and they will be eaten in class.

  • School uniforms are to be worn (though they no-longer need daily washing).
  • Children should have their hands washed before coming to school in the morning. Regular hand washing will take place during the school day.
  • In the event of a positive coronavirus test within our bubble, all children and staff will be sent home to self-isolate as per the government guidelines. If this happens I will phone you to consult on how you feel I could best help you support your child's learning from home, and provide whatever assistance I can (assuming of course it isn't me that tests positive, and I am well enough to do so). In the case that it is myself who is ill, another member of staff will get in touch to provide support and ideas, and consult on how we can help you from home.

 

At the moment, parents and carers are unable to come into our school building so any messages can be written in the children's orange "Home School Books." Please telephone school if you require any further information or want to speak  to a member of staff.

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 class teacher, Annette (HLTA), Jo, Val and Grace (teaching Assistants).  

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

 

The school hours for Caiman class will be 8.50 am - 3.00 pm, we will remain in our class bubble throughout the school day with regular hand washing as part of our daily routine.

 

We will continue to take part in the 'Daily Mile' each day in the playground.

 

Our weekly PE session will be on Wednesday's, please send in PE kits with children when they return back to school.

 

Unfortunately we will be unable to take part in swimming sessions until further notice, we will keep you updated on the situation as much as we can.

Our Spring term topic is 'Extreme Earth'

 

Literacy - The Wind Blew

                 The Girl the Bear and the Magic Shoes

                 Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

                 Underpants Thunderpants

                 A Sunny Day

Science - Seaside

History - Where have I, my parents and grandparents been on holiday?

Art - Sculpture

D&T - Rainmakers

Geography - Weather

RE - Easter

Music - Moving Patterns

PHSE - Road Safety

Lockdown 3

 

During the current lockdown situation, if you have any questions or queries please contact me using the following email address:

andrew.mayson@springwellschool.co.uk

 

Also please could you send feedback and photographs of the work you have been doing.


Remote Learning:

 

Hello Caimans, we hope you enjoyed your week off !!

This week we will begin our new story (we are very excited to explore this new story)... 'The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes' by Julia Donaldson, here is a power point of the story.

 

 

 

25.1.2021

Monday (25.1.2021)

 

Literacy: 

Last week we began reading the story 'Bringing the Rain from Kapiti Plain',  use the powerpoint below to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain - Narrated by James Earl Jones

Blue Group: After listening to the story can you name all of the animals that appeared in the story. then 

                   can you write a list of each  animal and draw a picture.

 

Red Group: After listening to the story can you name all of the animals that appeared in the story. then 

                   can you draw a picture for each animal and then ask an adult to write a label for each animal

                   for you to copy.

 

Green Group: After listening to the story can you name all of the animals that appeared in the story. then 

                   can you draw a picture a picture for each animal.

Maths: 

We begin each maths lesson with a warm up...    here is one of our favourites.

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | 2020 Version | Jack Hartmann

Blue Group: In class we have been working on addition of 2 numbers up to 10. We have been counting on from the first number using a number line. Can you copy the sums then find the answers by counting on using the number line at the top of sheet.

Red Group: In class we have been working on adding 2 numbers together practically using objects. Can you use the number cards in your pack and select 2 numbers and write them down to create a sum e.g. 2 + 4 =, then use objects to represent each number then count altogether.

Then can you repeat this using different numbers as many times as you can.

Green Group: In class we have been working on counting out objects. Can you use the number cards in your work pack and select a card then and say the number and then find the same amount of objects.

Then repeat using different cards.

Art (Sculpture):

For this weeks lesson you will need to use your playdough again, (if you need to make some more use the recipe from last week)

This week we are going to think about making sausages -

Can you make a sausage shape from clay – first by making a ball, and then, by applying hand pressure, alter its shape to a sausage, but do not make it too thin. 

Can you make a ball of playdough and then alter its shape to a sausage, but do not make it too thin.  Then can you half what you have made and to continue rolling one half of it between your hands to make thin strings.

 

How long can you make a string before it breaks? (Expect some to break easily).

 

Now can you use the strings to make a coil pot.

We are excited to see lots of photos of your pots...

Communication Group:

Each week in our communication group we have been developing our communication skills through the use of Makaton.  In your home learning pack you have copies of the rhymes 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow' and '5 Little Ducks'. Can you practise these rhymes.

Then can you watch and join in with these videos...

Makaton Topic - MONTHS OF THE YEAR - Singing Hands

Makaton Topic - FEELINGS / EMOTIONS - Singing Hands (ft Dave Benson-Phillips)

Makaton Signed Story - WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT - Singing Hands

Tuesday (26.1.21):

Literacy:

This week we have begun reading and exploring the story 'Bringing the Rain to Kapititi Plain',  watch the youtube video from Mondays lesson...

Blue Group: Can you draw a picture of the scene (above) from the story and think of a sentence for the picture and write it underneath. Begin to think about using a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and a full stop at the end.

 

Red Group: Can you draw a picture of the scene (above) from the story and think of a sentence for the picture and and ask an adult to write it down and then try and copy it.

 

Green Group: Can you draw a picture of the scene (above) from the story and think of a sentence for the picture and ask an adult to write some words about it.

Maths: 

We begin each maths lesson with a warm up...    here is one of our favourites.

Let's Get Fit Version 2 | Count to 100 | 2020 Version | Jack Hartmann

Blue Group: Can you follow this lesson...
Red Group: Can you follow this lesson...
Green Group: Can you follow this lesson...

Yoga Break: 

Each day we take part in yoga after lunch - Here is a video to join in with...

Pedro the Penguin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Computing: 

We are going to continue our skills from last term. Can you use the art package below to draw and create some pictures and practise changing colours.

After you have draw a picture using the online programme, can you practise saving your picture.

PSHE:

This term we are learning about Road Safety. Can you watch some of the following videos and then you could go on a walk around your local area to practise what you have learnt...

CBeebies Grown-Ups: Hoof and Safety Tips for Crossing Roads

Knowsley Child Pedestrian Safety Training DVD

The Moe Show: Moe Explores - Road Safety

Wednesday (27.1.2021)

 

Literacy: 

This week we are reading and exploring the story 'Bringing the Rain from Kapiti Plain',  use the powerpoint below to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

Can you use the pictures above to retell the story in a sensory way... You can use these ideas below to help you...

Maths: 

We begin each maths lesson with a warm up...    can you join in with the warm up from Tuesday.

 

Blue Group: Can you begin by exploring this power point ...

 

 

Can you write out the number sentences below and complete the number bonds using objects to help.
Red Group: Today we are going to count things other objects, such as claps, steps, jumps, drum beats...

Can you explore the activity - Bon-go go go! on Education city (this can be found in the homework section)

 

After you have explored the activity on Education City can you select a number card and then clap, tap or jump the same amount. Can you repeat this using different numbers.

Green Group: Can you begin by watching this short video - Numberblocks: Counting to 5.

Numberblocks - Count to 5 | Learn to Count

Then can you use your number cards 1-5 and select a card and then find the same number of objects. The can you repeat this with different numbers.

PE:

Our PE this term will be focused around the outdoors, we understand the weather is very cold this time of year, but if you want to you could take part in some outdoor activities such as going for a walk, playing in the garden etc...

 

If you feel it is too cold to go outside, here are some take exercise videos to take part in...

We use this stretching song to warm up for PE

CBeebies | Andy's Wild Workouts | Under the Sea!

Jungle Exercise for Kids | Indoor workout for Children | No Equipment PE Lesson for Kids

History:

In history we have been thinking about holidays, this week we are going to be thinking about camping holidays.

Can you begin by watching this short video...

Mr Tumble goes camping! 🏕️

Can you explore this power point to learn more about camping...

Now can you make a tent of your own or if you have a tent you could help to put it up in the garden.

Thursday (28/1/21):

 

Reading: 

 

Can you practice reading your book in your work pack and share it with an adult.

 

Phonics and handwriting:

 

Blue Group: Exploring the sounds 'ch' & 'ng', first can you watch the videos below, then can you write down a list of words that begin with the sound 'ch' and end with the sound 'ng'...

 

 

 

#BacktoSchool - Alphablocks Level Three | Letter Teams - CH SH TH NG | Learn How to Read

Red Group: Exploring the sounds 'h' and 'b', can you watch the videos below and  then practise writing or copying each letter. 

Phonics - Learn to Read | The Letter 'H'

Alphablocks - The Letter B | Learn to Read | Phonics for Kids | Learning Blocks

Green Group: Exploring the sounds 'm' and 'd', can you watch the videos below and  then practise writing or copying each letter. 

Phonics - Learn to Read | The Letter 'M'

Alphablocks - The Letter D | Learn to Read | Phonics | Learning Blocks

Maths:

Last week  we looked at the words big, small, biggest, smallest, bigger, smaller...

Can you begin by listening to this song...

Big and Small | Song for Kids | Pancake Manor

Next can yo complete the activities 'Lawn and Order' 'Shoe Shop' on education city.

Geography:

We are going to continue to explore the weather, this week we will be exploring 'wind'.

 

To begin can you Watch these videos...

Makaton Topic - WEATHER - Singing Hands

Come Outside - A Windy Day

CBeebies: Nelly and Nora - Windy Weather

After watching the videos can you create a paper fan using the instructions  below...

How to make a Paper Fan - Origami FAN

After you have made your fan can you use it to make wind,  then can you join in this song and use your fan to make wind.

The wind blows (clothes song for children)

DT:

This week we will continue to explore rainmakers and the sounds they make, begin by listen to the sound of the rain on this videoclip...

Calming Sounds | Rain | CBeebies Radio | 60 minutes

Calming sounds is a brand new collection of audio on CBeebies Radio designed to help your little one relax.The full collection of sounds is available on the ...

After listening to the sound recording of the rain, begin to suggest materials that could be used to match the sound of the rain – create map of ideas such as (buttons, rice, lentils, sequins, chick peas)

Now can you investigate materials to be used in their rainmakers.  To test each material you could place it in an empty plastic bottle and turn it upside down slowly and listen to the sound.

When testing the materials can you complete a simple tick sheet to record whether it makes a good sound or not.

Friday (29/1/21):

 

Science: Under the Sea

Last week in Science we began to explore what lives under the sea, can yo begin by exploring these powerpoints...

 

 

After you have explored the power point can you create a picture of an underwater scene, think about all the different things you can add to your picture.

If you need some more ideas for your picture you could always watch Finding Nemo !!!

Reading: 

 

Can you practice reading your book in your work pack and share it with an adult.

 

Then can you explore the reading activities that have been added to education city. and watch and explore the videos below...

Alphablocks - Learn to Read | Spelling for Kids

Yoga Break:

Sun Salutations & Yoga with Animals - Yoga for Kids

After working hard all week enjoy this afternoon and have some free time to play and enjoy some activities.
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18.1.2021

Monday (18.1.2021)

 

Literacy: 

Last week we began reading the story 'The Wind Blew',  use the powerpoint below to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

The Wind Blew

The Wind Blew (1974) by Pat Hutchins

Blue/Red Group: After reading the story can you pick your favourite page in the story. Then can you draw a picture and think of and write a sentence to match the picture.
Green Group: After you have listened to the story can you choose a picture from the story and colour it in.

Maths: 

We begin each maths lesson with a warm up...    here is one of our favourites.

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | 2020 Version | Jack Hartmann

Blue Group: Today we will be learning about number sequences. we will continue number sequences to 50.

Red Group: number sequences - using your number cards, can you select a number and write it down. then can you continue the number sequence and write numbers up to 20.

Green Group: number sequences - using your number cards 1-5, can you select a number and write it down. then can you continue the number sequence and write numbers up to 10.

Art (Sculpture):

For this weeks lesson you will need to use your playdough again, (if you need to make some more use the recipe from last week)

This week we are going to think about statues - can you make a ball from the playdough by rolling it between the palms of your hands (you can ask an adult to help). can you try changing its shape by pulling, prodding with your finger and bending.

Here are some pictures of the famous easter island statues... Can you talk about there facial features.

 

Can you make a ball again using your playdough, can you use your ball to make a shape that is not flat, can you elongate it, can you poke holes in to it, can you scratch on to its surface.

Can you make a 3D model that stands up?

 

Communication Group:

Each week in our communication group we have been developing our communication skills through the use of Makaton.  In your home learning pack you have copies of the rhymes 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow' and '5 Little Ducks'. Can you practise these rhymes.

Then can you watch and join in with these videos...

Tuesday (19.1.21):

Literacy: 

Last week we began reading the story 'The Wind Blew',  use the powerpoint from monday to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

 

After reading the story can you use the sheet below to follow the instructions to make a kite.

Maths:

Begin by using the 'Let's get fit - Count to 100'

11.1.2021

Monday (11.1.2021)

 

Literacy: Last week we began reading the story 'The Wind Blew',  use the powerpoint below to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

The Wind Blew

The Wind Blew (1974) by Pat Hutchins

Blue/red Group: After reading the story can you name all of the  objects. Then can you complete the worksheet or create your own and draw a picture of each object in the order they appear in the story.
Green Group: After reading the story can you look at the power point again and say what is happening on each page and name the objects or find named objects.

Maths: 

We begin each maths lesson with a warm up...    here is one of our favourites.

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100

Blue Group: In class we have been working on addition of 2 numbers up to 10. We have been counting on from the first number using objects (this could be anything). Can you copy the sums then find the answers by counting on using the objects.

Red Group: In class we have been working on adding 2 numbers together practically using objects. Can you use the number cards in your pack and select 2 numbers and write them down to create a sum e.g. 2 + 4 =, then use objects to represent each number then count altogether.

Then can you repeat this using different numbers as many times as you can.

Green Group: In class we have been working on counting out objects. Can you use the number cards in your work pack and select a card then and say the number and then find the same amount of objects.

Then repeat using different cards.

Phonics: Here is a video to watch and join in with...

#Stayathome - Alphablocks Level One | Letter Sounds - SATP | #HomeSchooling

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Phonics - Learn to Read | Three Letter Words | Alphablocks

Art (sculpture): 

For this weeks lesson you will need to use your playdough again, (if you need to make some more use the recipe from last week)

This week we are going to think about faces - can you roll out the playdough onto a modelling board or table and make it into the shape of a face.  Can you think and talk about facial features and look at drawings/photographs of faces.  Using various coloured playdough create a Picasso inspired face, adding additional pieces to the face.

Geography (Weather): 

This week we will be exploring the rain...

Begin by watching the story 'A Rainy Day'...

☔️ The Rainy Day

Then can you explore this video clip - 

 

 

If it is a rainy day can you put on your wellies and raincoats and find an umbrella (if you have them, don't worry if you don't then experience and explore playing outside in the rain, if it is not raining you could alternatively use water sprays and hose pipe if not raining. You could always repeat the activity again when it is raining.
To finish off the lesson can you explore the activity 'dress teddy' and dress the teddy ready for the rainy weather.
Tuesday (12.1.2021):
Here are some songs we use to start our day...

Literacy:

 Today we will read the story 'The Wind Blew' again,  use the powerpoint below to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

Learning Objective: To fill in the missing word from sentences from the story.

 

In your work pack you will see the sheet below, complete the sheet by filling in the missing words

Blue Group: Can you read the sentence and then fill in the missing word using the pictures to help you, if you do not know how write any of the words, try and sound it out with the help of an adult.

Red Group: Can you read the sentence with support if necessary and then fill in the missing words using the pictures to help you. Can you tell an adult the word and they will write it down for you and you can copy it or overwrite it.

Green Group: Can you read the sentence with support if necessary and then fill in the missing words using the pictures to help you. Can you tell an adult the word and they will write it down for you and you can overwrite it.

Maths:

Begin by using the warm up from Monday...

 

Blue Group: Can you follow this lesson

Red Group: Can you follow this lesson...
Green Group: Can you follow this lesson...

Yoga Break: 

Each day we take part in yoga after lunch - Here is a video to join in with...

All Yoga Disco | Dance Fitness Yoga!

Computing: 

We are going to continue our skills from last term. Can you use the art package below to draw and create some pictures and practise changing colours.

PSHE:

This term we are going learn about Road Safety. Can you watch some of the following videos and then you could go on a walk around your local area to practise what you have learnt...

 

 

Road safety - BBC Bitesize

Knowsley Child Pedestrian Safety Training DVD

This is a short clip taken from a DVD produced by Resolution Television to educate children on road safety. DVD created for Knowsley Council. This DVD is ava...

CBeebies Grown-Ups: Hoof and Safety Tips for Crossing Roads

The Moe Show: Moe Explores - Road Safety

Wednesday (13.1.2021)

 

To start the day use the 'days of the week' song and 'How's the Weather' song from Tuesday.

 

Literacy: 

Today we will read the story 'The Wind Blew' again,  use the powerpoint from Tuesday to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

Learning Objective: To fill in the missing word from sentences from the story.

 

To follow on from yesterday we are going to continue to fill in missing words from the story. 

Blue Group: Can you write out the sentences and then fill in the missing words using the pictures to help you, if you do not know how write any of the words, try and sound it out with the help of an adult.

Red Group: Can you copy out the sentences with support if necessary and then fill in the missing words using the pictures to help you. Can you tell an adult the word and they will write it down for you and you can copy it or overwrite it.

Green Group: Can you overwrite the sentences with support if necessary, once they have been written by an adult and then fill in the missing words using the pictures to help you. Can you tell an adult the word and they will write it down for you and you can overwrite it.

PE:

Our PE this term will be focused around the outdoors, we understand the weather is very cold this time of year, but if you take part in some outdoor activities such as going for a walk, playing in the garden etc...

 

If you feel it is too cold to go outside, here are some take exercise videos to take part in...

Stretching Song

Jungle Exercise for Kids | Indoor workout for Children | No Equipment PE Lesson for Kids

Farm Animal Exercise | Indoor Workout for Children | No Equipment Needed PE Lesson for Kids

At the end of our PE lesson we lay down on the floor to relax and cool down and listen to some relaxing music. Here is an example of the music we listen to...

Perfect - Lullaby Renditions

Yoga Time:

Each day we take part in yoga after lunch - Here is a video to join in with...

Super Yoga Compilation | Cosmic Kids Yoga

Maths: 

Begin by using the warm up from Monday...

 

Blue Group: Learning Objective: To explore number bonds to 10.

Begin by watching this video...

Can you follow this lesson...

Red Group:  Learning Objective: To explore 1 more within 10.

Begin by watching this video...

Can you follow this lesson...

Green Group: Learning objective: To count objects to 10.

Begin by watching this video...

Can you follow this lesson...

Communication Group:

Each week in our communication group we have been developing our communication skills through the use of Makaton.  In your home learning pack you have copies of the rhymes 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow' and '5 Little Ducks'. Can you practise these rhymes.

Then can you watch and join in with these videos...

Thursday (14.1.2021):

To start the day use the 'days of the week' song and 'How's the Weather' song from Tuesday.

 

Literacy: 

Today we will read the story 'The Wind Blew' again,  use the powerpoint from Tuesday to read and explore the story or watch the youtube video.

 

Blue Group: Learning Objective: To say some words that rhyme such as hat/bat/cat.

Can you use these words from the story and think of rhyming words for each word and write them down - hat, wig, flag . 

Then can you use these words to think of more rhyming words - cat, pot, dig, fun, pen.

 

Red Group: 

Learning Objective: To say a word that rhymes such as hat/cat.

Can you use these words from the story and think of 1 rhyming word for each word and write it

down with an adults support - hat, wig, flag . 

Then can you use these words to think of 1 or more rhyming words - cat, pot, dig, fun, pen.

 

Green Group: Can you read the story again and talk about what you can see on each page and name the objects and find named objects when asked by an adult e.g. can you find a house?, can you find the wig? etc...

Maths:

Begin by using the 'Let's Get Fit' warm up from Monday...

 

Blue Group: Learning Objective: To use ordinal number language 1st - 10th.

Begin by watching this video...

Can you follow this lesson...

Red Group: Learning Objective: To count objects reliably.

 

Can you watch this video...

Can you follow this lesson...

Green Group: Learning objective: To order numbers to 6.

 

Can you watch this video...

Can you follow this lesson...
Yoga Break:

Cosmic Kids Yoga DANCE PARTY!

Science:

This term our science theme is the 'Seashore  and Ocean'.

Here is a video to watch to learn more about the seaside...

Learning About The Seaside 👉 Go Outdoors

Then explore this powerpoint...

All About the Seaside

After watching the video and exploring the powerpoint can you draw, paint or create a picture of the seaside.

During this topic we would usually visit the seaside, we understand that during the current lockdown restrictions, this may not be possible.

Design Technology:

This term in DT we will be exploring rainmakers, this week we will explore rain makers and rain sounds by watching some videos

Friday (15.1.2021):

Phonics:

 

Blue Group: Exploring the sounds 'sh' & 'th', first can you watch the video below, then can you write down a list of words that begin with these sounds.

 

Red Group: Exploring the sounds 'c' & 'r', first can you watch the video below, then can you make a list of words that begin with these sounds with an adult.

 

 

Green Group: Exploring the sound 'm' & 'd', first can you watch the video below, thencan you find things in your house that begin these sounds.

History:

In History we have begun to explore and learn about different types of holidays such as beach holidays, camping, caravan holidays, theme parks...

This week we are focusing on beach holidays and in particular beach holidays abroad.

Begin by watching this video...

Woolly and Tig - Beach Holidays | Buckets, Spades and a Picnic

After watching the video can you use the internet (with an adults help if necessary) and research and explore different beach holidays in the UK and abroad. 

Here are some questions for you to answer...

Where could you go on holiday?

How could you travel?

What could you do on holiday?

who would you go on holiday with you?

Yoga break:

Super Yoga Compilation | Cosmic Kids Yoga

After working hard all week enjoy this afternoon and have some free time to play and enjoy some activities.
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W/b: 4.1.2021

Wednesday: 

Maths - Learning Objective: To rote count to 20 or beyond.

 

Warm Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc  

 

Using the power point below can you say the number then count from that number up to 20 or further.

 

 

             

Number power point

Can you use the power point again and this time write the number on the slide then continue writing number to as far as you can. Then try again with the other numbers on the power point.

English: Can you read or listen to the story below. 

The Wind Blew

After reading the story can you make a list of the objects from the story and write them down and draw a picture of each object.

Then can you think of some more objects that might be blown away by the wind and write them down and draw a picture for each object.

PECan you watch these videos and copy the exercises...
History: Can you look at the power point below to find out about different types of holidays.
Then can you find some pictures of different types of holidays.
Phonics:

#Stayathome - Alphablocks Level One | Letter Sounds - SATP | #HomeSchooling

Phonics - Learn to Read | Three Letter Words | Alphablocks

Thursday

Maths: Learning Objective: To identify, from a choice of two, which objects are heavy and which are                                                       light (even if the light item is bigger than the heavy item.

 

 

Watch and listen to the song: Heavy and Light -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUOQrXmfwDM

 

Explore the video clip ‘Heavy and Light’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKW_9buPxoA.

English: Here is a lesson to follow...

  • https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/the-noisy-house-4bbb 

Art: We will be exploring printing using various objects such as lego, dried pasta (such as fusili), or any small toys etc...

Firstly you will need some playdough, if you don't have any here is a recipe to make some.

Demonstrate how to flatten the playdough with hands or a rolling pin.  Create a shape by cutting around a template such as a lid or 2D square shape. 

 Can you use different objects such as pasta shapes, Lego pieces, pen tops and small wooden hand tools how to indent the surfaces of the playdough. 

Can you make tiles with your playdough and decorate making patterns with the objects to print.

Phonics

Phonics - Learn to Read | Awesome Alphabet | Alphablocks

Friday:

Maths: add more and count on - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbpbrj6.

 

English: Use the powerpoint of the story 'The Wind Blew' from Wednesday, and talk about what is                          happening on each slide and begin to retell the story.

 

Geography: Watch the story 'Elmers Weather' - 

 

 

Elmer's weather

Explore this power point...
After exploring the weather power point, talk about and draw a picture of your favourite type of weather.

Phonics: Learn and practice the 'ss' sound! Help the wizards to make 'ss' words.                    

 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zkbk92p

#Stayathome - Alphablocks Level Two | Letter Sounds - FF LL SS | #HomeSchooling

Phonics Song | Letter Ss | Phonics sounds of Alphabet | Nursery Rhymes for Kids

The /ss/ spelling pattern - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Caiman's Topic web Spring Term 2021

Important Dates:-

 

01.09.20 -Staff Training Day (School Closed)

02.09.20 - School open for all children

18.09.20 - School Photographs

25.09.20 - Genes for Jeans Day

22.10.20 - Children finish for half-term (Non-Uniform Day)

23.10.20 - Staff Training Day (School Closed)

02.11.20 - School Open - all children to return to school after half-term

18.11.20 - Parents Evening

18.12.20 - End of Term - Break up for Christmas

Caiman's Topic Web Autumn 2020

Communication Group Songs: Here are the links to some of the songs we have been practising and learning during our weekly communication group.

 

 

Computing Display

7/12/20 Virtual Santa Run: Caiman class enjoyed taking part in the Santa run in our outside area.

3/12/20 Swimming: Caiman class are loving being back in the swimming pool.

30/11/20 This week we have begun to explore the story of the Stickman. Here is a copy of the story power point, if you would like to share the story at home.

9/11/20 This week we have begun to read and explore the story of "The Singing Mermaid" by Julia Donaldson. Here is a PowerPoint version for you to share at home.

9/11/20 Science: Testing materials to see how fast they dry.

14/10/20 Caimans Outside Area: We enjoy using our outdoor area and we are developing our tidying up skills at the end of the day.

13 10 20 PSHE: friendship - We made cards and friendship bracelets for our friends.

12/10/20 Music: We have been practising tapping a beat using sticks to our rhyme 'hammer hammer'. Then we had lots of fun using boxes, tubs, pots, pans and bowls to tap our beat and make lots of noise !!!

6/10/20 PSHE: We made gingerbread and named parts of our bodies and then we decorated our Gingerbread as ourselves.

5/10/20 Literacy: Retelling the story of Pinocchio with stick puppets

1/10/20 Art: creating prints with stamps - We painted the edges of objects to create stamps and then pressed them onto paper to create prints.

29/9/20 Computing: We practised using our mouse skills on the computer playing different games.

29/9/20 Literacy: cutting skills - making Pinocchio puppets

Pinocchio Story: We are currently exploring the story of Pinocchio in class, here is a PowerPoint if you would like to explore this story further at home.

25/9/20 History: Exploring clothes we wear when we are babies.

Clap Along 1 | Brain Breaks | Green Bean's Music | Interactive Songs

23/9/20 RE: We explored the celebration of Rosh Hashana. We discovered what happens during Rosh Hashana and we dipped apple into honey and tasted it and we tasted pomegranate.

22/9/20 PSHE: Sharing with our friends - We have been learning why it is important to share.

22/9/20 Computing: we explored and talked about the computer models we made in last weeks lesson and then we labelled parts of a computer on the interactive screen.

17/9/20 Geography: Exploring, recognising and naming rooms around school.

15/9/20 Computing: We had fun making and labelling our own junk model computers. We have been naming each part of a computer and learning what each part does.

14/9/20 Art: Printing - We had fun printing to create pictures of animals using our hands.

10/9/20 Science: Exploring and sorting materials.

9/9/20 Communication Group: We enjoyed learning some makaton signs and songs.

7.9.20 Art: Printing - we had fun squeezing paint on to the table then making patterns with a paint brush and other utensils. We then made prints of our patterns by laying a paper towel over the top and pressing lightly to create a print.

2.9.20 - Caiman Class are having a fantastic first day back at school. We have had lots of fun exploring our new outside area, including the 'Caimans Theatre stage' and the 'Pirate Ship'.

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