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Welcome to Pangolin Class

 

We are excited to be back in school and are looking forward to welcoming the Pangolins back. We will be in our Pangolin bubble for the day and will be regularly washing hands and cleaning surfaces as well as having fun and learning too.

 

Our school day will be a little different for now,  our start time is 8.40am and we finish at 2.50pm. 

Transport will be in touch to arrange pick up times with you.

 

Please could you send your child in clean clothes each day with spare clothes that we can keep in school. We also ask that you send in a packet of nappies at the start of term which we will store in our class bathroom.

 

At the moment, parents and carers are unable to come into school so any messages can be written in the Home School Books or a message can be left at the school office. Calls can only be returned at the end of the day due our class bubble.

 

We will be having lunch in class and we ask that there are NO NUTS OR SEEDS in any packed lunches due to allergies. Thank you.

 

We are unable to go swimming at the moment but we will let you know when this starts again. We are all excited for our new hydrotherapy pool in school. There are photos on our Facebook Page.

 

Staffing

Janis - Class Teacher

Pam -HLTA

Sandra, Sue, Karen our Teaching Assistants

Niamh our Apprentice

Tracey our Dinner Staff

 

We also supported by Cheryl and Kyra with our Speech and Language Therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

Pangolin Class follow the Sparkle Curriculum which is a sensory, play based curriculum. Each child has their own personalised objectives which are worked on daily through play and adult led activities.

 

Outside Play is important and we have access to our garden throughout the day.

We also access the trampoline for Rebound Therapy weekly.

We also have swimming and use the hydrotherapy pool (not at the present moment due to COVID-19)

These activities help the children develop their independence skills of dressing and undressing.

 Visits to the community are also part of our curriculum, again not at the moment due to COVID-19

 

We will update the page showing you some of our activities throughout the term.

 

Good Morning Pangolins

Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

Thank you for your support during these strange times. We are beginning our new routine of a week in school and a week working from home.

I am will be putting work on the page each day. 

I will explain some of our routines which you can do at home and then I will speak to you weekly to give some individual tasks and activities to complete. You will also be able to email me at janis.moore@springwellschool.co.uk and I will answer my emails during school hours 9-3.15pm.

 

Thank you 

Janis

Our activities for Extreme Earth which is our topic for Spring Term 2021

Topic Web for Extreme Earth Spring 2021

Little Red Riding Hood Story

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Friday 15th January 2021

 

Last day of home learning. I would love to see any work that you have done this week. Please send any pictures or comments to janis.moore@springwellschool.co.uk

 

Keep working on those dressing skills.

 

 

CBeebies: Friday Song

Good Morning

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Happy Friday Everyone

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Time for Breakfast. 

 

Then time for our story Little Red Riding Hood.

 

Activity : Point to different body parts, say them in a different order today.

Song 1 - I love Red - Full Song | Music - Little Red Riding Hood

Makaton Top 50, Red.

This weeks sign is the colour Red.

Activity: Practise signing red

 

Activity- Mark Making. Use any pens, crayons or paints you have at home to make lots of marks on the paper. Your child will either hold the pen using their whole hand or in a tripod grip. Your child may still use both hands to make marks, don’t worry about this as they are still deciding which hand to use.

 

Play time- play with a toy or go outside if it not too cold.

Snack Time - Keep trying different snacks.

 

 

MAKATON '5 Little Ducks' Sing It Sign It

Practise counting backwards from 5 with the help from our ducks!

Activity Sing the rhyme with your child, count the ducks. Encourage your child to say quack and point to the ducks whilst you count them.

 

Lunch Time

Keep trying different foods Pangolins.

 

Friday Afternoon is Golden Time when the children are rewarded for their hard work and choose favourite things.

 

Some of our favourite things are iPads, paint and play dough and outside, if is not too cold.

 

Have a great week end Pangolins and see you on Monday.

Stay Safe

Janis, Karen, Niamh, Sandra and Sue

Thursday 14th January 2021

 

Hope you are staying safe at home Pangolins.

I have loved seeing your photos and I have used them in school to show everyone the work you been doing.

 

Activity: Keep working on those dressing skills.

 

 

Time for Good Mornings

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CBeebies: Thursday Song

Thursday is an Orange Day

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Activity -Can you find Orange things in your house?

 

Breakfast Time - I hope you are trying different things and working on your self help skills by buttering your toast.

 

Time for our story Little Red Riding Hood.

Activity - Point to the body parts in the story - your ears, eyes and teeth.. watch out for any Wolves.

 

Song 1 - I love Red - Full Song | Music - Little Red Riding Hood

Makaton Top 50, Red.

Activity -Practice signing red.

 

Activity - A Listening Game - Listen to things around the house, talk about what you can hear, there are some ideas on the sheet in the pack.

In my kitchen lots of things beep like the washing machine, the dishwasher and the oven. What can you hear in your house?

 

Playtime - play alongside your child, talk about what is happening.

Snack - Keeping trying different snack things. I do like a biscuit as well, my favourites are Oreos.

 

MAKATON '5 Little Ducks' Sing It Sign It

Practise counting backwards from 5 with the help from our ducks!

Lunch Time.

I hope you are trying different foods by exploring them with your hands.

 

Afternoon

On Thursday afternoon we work on making choices -we pick our own activity using our PECs symbols. Please contact me if you need symbols for home.

I would like you to put three toys out and let your child pick one. Once they have picked, play with the toy and talk about what you are doing.

 

Activity - Share a story with your child.

 

I think the Pangolins have worked hard today.

 Stay Safe and we will see you soon.

Janis, Karen, Niamh, Sandra and Sue

Wednesday 13th January 2021

 

I hope that you all enjoyed your tasks yesterday. I enjoyed seeing the photos.

 

Here are today tasks.

Keep working on your dressing skills.

 

CBeebies: Wednesday Song

Time to say good morning.

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Happy Wednesday

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Activity - Can you find green things around your house ?

 

Time for breakfast. I hope you are all trying at choosing your breakfast and buttering your toast.

 

Time to watch the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Song 1 - I love Red - Full Song | Music - Little Red Riding Hood

Makaton Top 50, Red.

This weeks sign is the colour Red.

Activity - Practice signing red.

 

Activity - Matching game in your Home Learning Pack. You will need to cut out the pictures so your child can match them to the board. Talk about the pictures, name them and encourage your child to match them. Tell them to look again if they don’t match it the first time.

 

Play Time - let your child pick a toy and play alongside them and talk about what is happening.

Snack Time - I hope you are trying some different things for snack.

MAKATON '5 Little Ducks' Sing It Sign It

Practise counting backwards from 5 with the help from our ducks!

 

Activity - Sing 5 Little Ducks using the props from your pack. Encourage your child to say quack. Please point to the ducks as you count them.

 

Lunch Time

I hope you are trying different foods this week. Let your child explore new foods with their hands, smell it and maybe lick the food.

 

Afternoon 

CBeebies | Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes Playlist

Activity- Time to sing some rhymes. Let your child pick a rhyme from the pack and sing with them.

 

Wednesday is our Rebound Afternoon.

If you have a trampoline at home,  please keep using it as it is good exercise.

 

Also go for a walk, the weather forecast said it might be snowing so wrap up warm.

 

Another busy day, Pangolins.

Stay safe and keep sending in the photos.

 

Janis, Karen, Niamh, Sandra and Sue.

Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

I hope you all had fun yesterday.

Here are your tasks for today.

Activity- Dressing Skills. As you have plenty of time in the morning, let your child pick their clothes out and let the dress themselves. You help by putting tops over their heads so they have to put their arms in, feet in trousers so they have to pull them up, socks on their toes so they can pull them up.

This is a great life skill and will help you too. Don’t worry if things are inside out or on backwards - it is part of the learning process and you can show them when they get changed. We are all staying home so no-one will see us.

 

CBeebies: Tuesday Song

Time for Good Morning. Can your child say good morning to someone else at home.

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It is a blue day.

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Activity- Can you find blue things in your house?

Breakfast Time- Please can you encourage your child to make a choice for their breakfast. Let them butter their own toast. We are developing our self-help skills.

 

Story: Please watch the Little Red Riding Hood Video.

Activity: Point to the different body parts especially eyes, ears and teeth just like in the story.

 

 

Song 1 - I love Red - Full Song | Music - Little Red Riding Hood

Makaton Top 50, Red.

Activity - Practice signing red.

Activity - Share a story book you have at home. Read the story and ask your child to find things in the picture, name lots of different things.

Activity- Puzzles- Complete an inset puzzle.

 

Play time - let your child pick a toy, play alongside them and talk about what is happening.

Snack Time- Can you try some different snacks whilst you are at home? I like carrots for snack. Please let us know by email if you need any symbols so your child can ask for snacks.

Number Time. Sing along with the rhyme.

Practise counting backwards from 5 with the help from our ducks!

Activity - Sing along to the rhyme, practice signing and counting along to the rhyme. Point to the ducks as you count them.

 

Lunch Time

Encourage your child to try some new foods, if they don’t want to eat them, explore them with their hands, smell them or maybe lick them.

 

Afternoon

 

Time for Nursery Rhymes

Activity - Let your child pick a rhyme from the rhyme pack or sing your favourite rhymes. We sing rhymes everyday after lunch.

 

Activity - Play with salt dough. The recipe is in the home learning pack.

Have fun exploring the dough, squeeeze it, roll it and generally explore the dough. The dough will keep for a few days in a sealed tub.

 

Play time as our Pangolins have worked hard.

Don’t forget to go for a walk, if the weather is nice.

I like seeing your photos.

 

Have fun and Stay Safe.

Janis, Karen, Niamh, Sandra and Sue

Monday 11th January 2021

 

Here are your activities for Monday.

Each day we say good morning. Encourage your child to say hello by looking in your direction and shake their hand.

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CBeebies: Monday Song

Monday is a yellow day.

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Activity: Can you find yellow things in your house?

 

Breakfast

Please could you encourage your child to make a choice for their breakfast. Let them butter their own toast. We are developing our self-help skills so this would be a great task to start with.

 

Story Time Little Red Riding Hood

Please watch the story and read the story to your child.

 

Activity: Point to different body parts especially eyes, ears and teeth just like the story.

Song 1 - I love Red - Full Song | Music - Little Red Riding Hood

Makaton sign for red.

Activity: Practice signing red.

Activity: Colour in Little Red Riding Hood - the sheet is in your home learning pack.

 

Play time

Let your child pick a toy, play alongside them and talk about what is happening.

 

Snack Time

Can you try some different snacks whilst you are at home? I like carrots for a snack.

Number Time MAKATON '5 Little Ducks' Sing It Sign It

Practise counting backwards from 5 with the help from our ducks!

Activity: Sing 5 Little Ducks, this is the rhyme of the week. Your home learning pack has the rhyme and the ducks and counting sheets. Sing the rhyme and encourage your child to say quack and point to the ducks as you count them.

 

Lunch Time

Encourage your child to try some new foods. If they don’t want to eat them, explore them with their hands, smell them and maybe even lick the food.

 

Time for some free time.

 

Afternoon Session.

 

CBeebies | Mr Tumble Nursery Rhymes Playlist

Activity: Watch Mr Tumble sing his rhymes. Let your child pick a rhyme from the home learning pack and sing with them.

 

Play with toys, talk about what the toy is doing and lay alongside your child.

 

Don’t forget to go for a walk each day.

 

Remember to have fun. I would love to see photos of the Pangolins.

Stay safe.

 

Janis, Karen, Niamh, Sandra and Sue.

Our Activities for Autumn Term First Half Term

 Our First Week Back at School.

 

 The Pangolins are happy to be back at school. We have had a busy week, rebound therapy and outside play.  We have painted some monkeys for our Jungle Jam display and exploring the cause and effect toys in class.

 

Our First Week Back.

We enjoyed mark making in the shaving foam this week.

As part of our early writing activities, Pangolins enjoy a wide range of sensory mark making including shaving foam, painting and colouring with pencils and crayons.

We have enjoyed cookery sessions in class and made some bread. We explored the flour and the dough. We were unsure of the texture of the dough but we all touched it. Well done Pangolins.

One of our favourite activities is to sing number rhymes with all our props.

We have worked really hard on developing on our communication skills. We use our PECs books to request our breakfast and lunch foods. We are starting to work on requesting some items to play with.

Bonfire Night 5th November 2020. We read a sensory story about visiting a Bonfire, we got wrapped up warm. We waved our glow stick sparklers around. Then we had hot dogs and buns with a hot chocolate.

 December 2020

 

 The good news is that Santa can still visit on Christmas Eve.

We are getting ready to start our Christmas activities this week.

 

Our story is Dear Santa.

 

Dear Santa

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No Pen Wednesday. We enjoyed exploring different materials, crisps, Weetabix and jelly which we all enjioyed tasting. The frozen hidden animals were very cold and we had to wait ages for the ice to melt.

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