Welcome to Room 5
We are a Key Stage 2 class with 11 pupils.
In our class, Rebecca is our teacher and Astrid, Nic (M-T) and Abi (W-F) are the Teaching Assistants.
This term our Coastal Learners are looking forward to developing their communication through a total-communication approach, using gesture, eye-gaze and vocalisations to express their needs and wants. In communication sessions, the children will engage with intensive interaction, explore mark-making and use their senses to explore a variety of textures and materials. In Thinking and Problem Solving, the children will be exploring concepts such as number, shape and measure through their senses and engage with songs and rhymes. There will be lots of opportunities for Coastal learners to develop fine motor, gross motor and problem solving skills every day. Our Coastal learners will be encouraged to regulate their sensory system whilst engaging with light room and dark room sessions too.
Our Countryside learners will be developing their communication through use of gesture, symbols and words to express their needs and wants. In Phonics, they will begin to explore letters and sounds. They will be exploring a new letter sound each week through songs and will be developing their handwriting skills through tracing and over-writing. In Maths, Thinking and Problem Solving, the children will be learning about number, shape and measure through lots of hands on and practical activities. Countryside learners will be exploring their senses through sensory activities in The World Around Us and My Creativity. They will be developing their gross and fine motor skills in PE, Swimming and Yoga, this is always lots of fun!
Pupils accessing our City pathways will be developing their communication through use of words, symbols and colourful semantics to form sentences. They will be developing their reading and writing through stories and learning a new letter sound each week in Phonics. The children will be developing their handwriting using a variety of writing tools and they will practice a new spelling card each week. In Maths, the children will be developing their knowledge of number, shape, space and measure through practical activities and games. Our City learners will have lots of opportunities to be hands on and creative during Science, Creative Arts, Humanities and PHSE. They will be developing their gross and fine motor skills during PE, Swimming and Yoga sessions.
Reading in Room 5
Our stories this term are The Giant Jam Sandwich and Mr Wolf’s Pancakes!
Room 5 read every day through sensory stories, songs and books. We love listening to stories and exploring them in creative ways. This term, we have really enjoyed reading ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’. So far we have explored sensory items, sequenced the story in order and then retold the story. We also used the book to follow instructions and make our own jam sandwiches (we love exploring foods and different textures) The children had lots of practice to sequence instructions and were able to follow the steps in order. Some children then wrote their own set of instructions, to make a sandwich. Fantastic work everybody!
In addition we have…
- Mindful Monday’s
- Light room/Dark room on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s
- Forest Schools
- PE on Wednesday’s
- Yoga on Thursday’s
- We are also looking forward to introducing ‘Balanceability’ this term- learning to ride a balance bike!
Please see our class timetable for more information.
In Room 5 we love working, growing, sharing and playing together! We capture evidence of our learning through Evisense. Please check your child’s page to see what we have been doing!