Welcome to Zebra Class!
Our teachers are Aimee Doughty and Louise Hargreaves.
Our teaching assistants are Amanda, Mel and Cheryl.
Zebra class is a class of 8 children with a variety of learning difficulties.
On our class page you will find information about what we are learning in class and the many exciting events that are coming up throughout the year. We will also use this page to share photographs and videos of your child's learning and any other special activities that occur within our class.
Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Return to School.
Thursday 24th October July 2019 - Break-Up for Half-Term.
Monday 4th November 2019 - Return to School.
Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Cinema trip
Wednesday 20th November 2019 - Class assembly 9:15am
Thursday 19th December 2019 - Break-Up for Christmas Holiday
Children In Need 2019 (15.011.2019)
Today Zebra class really enjoyed celebrating Pudsey day. We started off the day with some Pudsey exercises and finished making our own Pudseys.
We all enjoyed dressing in spots and pyjamas and raised lots of money too.!
Cinema visit (13.11.19)
Zebra class thoroughly enjoyed watching Angry Birds 2 at the cinema today. We were all so well behaved and enjoyed laughing along with the rest of the audience!
Museum visit (12.11.19)
As part of our home and away, seaside topic, today we visited the Royal Navy Museum.
We listened to the different varieties of birds and matched them up with their sounds.
We all chose costumes to wear whilst role playing, 'at the beach now and then.'
We discovered lots about the lighthouse and really enjoyed watching how bright the light was!
We had fun playing on the boat and listening to a story in the reading area. We recalled items that we had seen when we visited the beach and pointed them out whilst we were there.
Tuesday 15th October 2019 - Washington Wetlands Centre.
Zebra class really enjoyed their visit to the Wetlands centre today!
We learnt all about habitats of different mammals, birds and plants.
We were very good at listening carefully, learning interesting facts about flamingos and otters. We were even able to feel different textures of their feathers, fur and skin. Some children were brave enough to feel a similar texture of skin to a crocodile!!!
We saw and heard lots of different types of birds and really enjoyed smelling the different plants, especially the lavender!
We finished off the day in the outdoor play area where we took it in turns on the slide and swings.
We had so much fun and hope you enjoy the photographs!
Tuesday 8th October - A visit to the beach.
As part of our home and away topic, today Zebra class visited the historic Headland on the hunt for some treasures on the beach.
We found lots of different shaped and coloured shells, built smooth sandcastles and felt the slimy seaweed. We really enjoyed listening to the sounds of the waves crashing and the noisy seagulls overhead. We even managed to get a bit of sunshine too!
After reading the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ we looked carefully at a picture of a pigs face. We looked at the colour, the shape and how many eyes a pig has. We then went to the cookery room and made our own fairy cakes and decorated them like a pig. We used pink icing for the face, icing pens to draw on a mouth, edible googly eyes and marshmallows for the nose.
Don't you think they look fantastic!!
Friday 20th September - Design Technology - Making our own gingerbread houses
After enjoying our role play with the gingerbread house in the story of Hansel and Gretel, we decided to make some mini gingerbread houses of our own!
We used our motor skills to mix and roll out the dough and used our communication skills to take it in turns and help each other.
We used our senses to describe the taste, smell and textures of the ingredients we used.
When they had cooked and cooled, we all chose our favourite coloured icing and sweets to make them look as delicious and inviting as the wicked witches house in the story.
We hope you enjoyed them too!
Thursday 19th September - Literacy role play.
Today, as part of our literacy topic, we were all involved in acting out the story of Hansel and Gretel. We listened to the story and then each chose the roles of the main characters, using phrases and actions to show what we remembered. We all had so much fun and really enjoyed pretending to eat sweets from the gingerbread house!
Wednesday 18th September - Special visitors.
Today the fire brigade visited our school and Zebra class were lucky enough to sit in the fire engine. We tried the fire hats on and even had a go at firing the water hose onto our school field.
We all loved the firefighters visiting and hearing the different noises of the sirens and the loud horn.
Tuesday 17th September - A trip to the allotments.
Today we visited the allotments to see how vegetables are grown and harvested. We pulled leeks and onions from the ground, dug in the mud and picked some beautiful juicy tomatoes and raspberries.
We all really enjoyed describing the smells, textures and tastes of the fruit and vegetables, and even got to bring some back to school!
Tuesday 10th September - Oliver's Vegetables!
In preparation for reading 'Oliver's Vegetables,' we walked together to the supermarket with a shopping list.
By taking it in turns to find ingredients in the supermarket to add to our basket, we talked about the colours, smells and textures of the vegetables. The children were fantastic at helping each other and working as a team.
We came back to school with a very full bag and can't wait to see what we are going to do with them next!
Monday 9th September - Making Zebra footprints!
To celebrate joining Zebra class, today we all had our feet painted to make our own special zebra footprints. We stuck on googly eyes and also decided to draw around our hands to make some special brightly coloured birds.
We think they make our classroom look great!
Friday 6th September - Sharing a story!
We really enjoy reading in our new class, especially with our new friends!
We all took it in turns to chose a book and shared our favourite parts of the story by using different communication methods. We have particularly been enjoying listening to the story of Hansel and Gretel.