Link Association Summer Fair – Saturday 29th June – 12.00pm-3.00pm.   

We hope you are able to come along and join in the fun at our annual largest fundraiser.

Maple Class

Maple class pupils are active learners and learn best when they have opportunity to physically practise everything they see and hear within the curriculum. Most lessons will start with the class working together as a whole but the majority of learning happens within small groups and individually as targets, activities and equipment is differentiated for each need. Many of the pupils have high anxieties related to their sensory integration difficulties and social and emotional needs and therefore the class provides a high level nurturing environment and approaches to help them self- regulate their sensory and emotional difficulties.

MAPLE TOPIC – The Circus is Coming to Town – Summer Term

Dear Maple Class Parents,

We have started our new unit of work titled ‘The Circus is Coming to Town’ which focuses on art, science, geography, physical education, society (emotions, keeping safe and relationships) & music. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.

Throughout this topic we will be integrating the Zones of Regulation in order to discuss what makes us feel worried, scared, too excited, happy, etc. The children will continue to develop their understanding of strategies that help with these feelings including the use of their personally developed Zones Tool Box.

Vocabulary :

During this Unit, children should become familiar with the following words:

 

Circus Performer Waterproof
Tent Audience Material
Clown Costume Stretchy
Ringmaster Entrance Smooth
Juggler Exit Pattern
Tightrope walker Ticket booth Forces
Magician Stage Push
Acrobat Plan Pull

We aim to make regular community visits, such as going to the circus, fancy dress shop, craft shop, etc. to reinforce and generalise their skills learnt within the classroom. As well as seeing these environments first hand they will have regular opportunities to role play their experiences when back at school.

Your child may be coming home with information about the activities we have done in Maple Class as well sending home their personal Photo Book weekly that includes a couple photos of what they have been learning this week. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned. We will be sending home topic words to reinforce the topic with your child.

Sincerely,

Maple Class Team

 

MAPLE CLASS TOPIC – “FROM A TO B” – Spring Term

Dear Maple Class Parents,

We have started our new unit of work titled ‘From A to B’ which focuses on transport and travel. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.

During this unit we will be focusing on geography, history, art, science, technology, music, culture and international.

Vocabulary :

During this unit, children should become familiar with the following words:

Journey, travel, route, map, Oyster card, ticket inspector, tram, tube, train, boat, helicopter, aeroplane, emergency vehicle, past, now, future, old, new, flag, country, land, air, water and directional concepts.

We aim to make weekly community visits, such as going on a tram, train, visiting a local emergency station, etc., to reinforce and generalise their skills learnt within the classroom. In addition to seeing these environments first hand they will have regular opportunities to role play their experiences when back at school.

Your child may be coming home with information about the activities we have done in Maple Class as well as sending home their personal photo book weekly that includes a couple photos of what they have been learning this week. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned. We will be sending home topic words to reinforce the topic with your child.

Yours sincerely,

Maple Class Team

 

MAPLE CLASS TOPIC – 1st HALF AUTUMN TERM 2018

Dear Maple Class Parents,

We will be starting our new unit of work titled ‘Our World’ which focuses on our environment such as school, local community and wider community. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.

During this unit we will be focusing on science, geography, technology and art.

Vocabulary :

During this unit, children should become familiar with the following words: environment, community, recycle, home, garage, shops, school, habitat, life cycle, shelter, food (seed, grass, pellets, etc.) and animal hygiene.

We will make weekly visits within the local and wider community to give them the opportunity to experience various types of homes, shops and attractions.

As well as seeing these environments first hand they will have regular opportunities to role play their experiences when back at school.

Maple and Oak Classes will be learning about the same focus topic. They will have some joint sessions and trips across each topic.

Your child may be coming home with information about the activities we have done in Maple Class as well sending home their personal Photo Book weekly that includes a couple photos of what they have been learning this week. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned. We will be sending home topic words to reinforce the topic with your child.

Yours sincerely,

Maple Class Team

 

Autumn Term 2 Topic – “SUPER HUMANS”

Sent By: Mrs Susan Ramm

Sent 02 Nov 2018 16:47

Dear Maple Class Parents,

We will be starting our new unit of work titled ‘Super Humans’ which focuses on our bodies and is all about what we need to do to keep us healthy and the special things our body can do. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.

During this unit we will be focusing on science, SMSC, art and music.

Vocabulary :

During this Unit, children should become familiar with the following words:

Health check, doctor, dentist, nurse, therapist, exercise, body hygiene, hand hygiene, teeth hygiene, healthy eating and the 5 senses (smell, hear, touch, taste, sight/see)

Our aim is to have a weekly focus topic as follows:

  • Week commencing 29 Oct: Health check
  • Week commencing 5 Nov: Exercise
  • Week commencing 12 Nov: Teeth hygiene
  • Week commencing 19 Nov: Hand & body hygiene
  • Week commencing 26 Nov: Healthy eating

6-8. Month of December: The 5 senses incorporating Christmas celebrations

We will make weekly visits within the local and wider community to reinforce and generalise their skills learnt within the classroom. As well as seeing these environments first hand they will have regular opportunities to role play their experiences when back at school.

Maple and Oak Classes will be learning about the same focus topic. They will have some joint sessions during our focus on the 5 senses incorporating Christmas celebrations

Your child may be coming home with information about the activities we have done in Maple Class as well sending home their personal Photo Book weekly that includes a couple photos of what they have been learning this week. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned. We will be sending home topic words to reinforce the topic with your child.

Yours sincerely,

Maple Class Team

 

 

 

We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you have put into our son. You are amazing and we appreciate everything you have done for us as a family.

Parent – 2018

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