As part of our learning about Amazing Animals, we decided to look at animals that live in water. So today, we made the most of the beautiful weather and worked outside. Some children explored different animals inside water trays, some felt what it was like to float on the water mat and others went pond dipping and caught a frog. We have had a fantastic afternoon, learnt lots, and made some brilliant memories!
This afternoon we learnt about the continent, Asia. We focused on China and did some dressing up, made a Chinese dragon, tried some food and even had a go at Taiko drumming.
This superstar has been worked so hard on the eye-gaze. She managed to focus on the picture for a total of 3 seconds repeatedly. What an achievement!
As our topic this term is Amazing Animals, it is only right that we have some Amazing Animals in Squirrels class. So today we had a special delivery of stick insect eggs and we have put them into their new home, and will eagerly watch them hatch and grow over the next few weeks! How exciting!
Pheobe has had a very hard day today. She has been practicing her athletic skills in P.E and worked with Squirrels to do some brilliant under and over arm throwing. She enjoyed a little foot rub after though...
In R.E, we are learning about different types of celebrations. Today we focused on Birthdays, and it just so happens to be Pheobe's 7th birthday! She helped us learn about birthday traditions and we made some beautiful cards and a delicious cake for her.
Squirrels has a new class member! Mrs Clayton brought her down to meet us all this morning and she has been settling in very well. She has been helping us with our Maths work and has been getting comfy in some of our equipment! Everyone, meet Pheobe!
Today in Science, we learnt all about nocturnal animals. We decided we'd quite like to see what we could see in the dark! Some Squirrels moved around school blindfolded, using their hands to guide them and other explore inside the dark tent and used different equipment to help them see better!
Welcome back Squirrels! We hope you have had a fantastic Easter break and made lots of marvellous memories! Our topic for this term is Amazing Animals!
Squirrels have continued to make all of us very proud again this term! We hope that enjoy their well deserved Easter Break and make lots of fantastic memories!
Today we took part in a Bunny Hop to help raise funds for Pendleside Hospice. We decorated our Woodland area with lots of different sensory animals and did a fantastic 10 laps. Not to mention, we had so much fun doing it too!
Take a look at our Easter Cupcake Competition entry! We worked so hard designing and making our carrot themed cakes... we have a vanilla cupcake, with chocolate icing (mud), green sprinkles (grass) and a chocolate covered strawberry (carrot) to top! Yummy!
We have loved our Sensory session today! There was lots of excellent communication happening and lots of sharing taking place.
We had some visitors at our door this morning! Well hello there....
Look at this Super Squirrel, working towards one of his targets by using 1 finger to show 1!
We have worked hard making our very own Easter Bonnets, and today we got to wear them to our Easter Party. One superstar even won Best Bonnet!!
We loved having some of our parents in class today for 'Share Our Learning'. It was a great way to round off our 'Let's dress up' topic and the children (and adults) produced some fantastic work.
This week in art, we looked at tie-dyed materials and decided we liked them so much, that we wanted to make our own. We got very messy but it was worth it. Out t-shirts look fantastic and we have been practicing our model poses!
On Tuesday we planted a range of seeds so that we can observe them grow over the next few weeks.
On Monday we visited Pets at Home to look at the animals and their habitats!
"I can tidy up after myself at snack time!"
Squirrels love the snow! We have had a fantastic morning exploring the snow and using the sledge to move around school!
Some Squirrels are beginning to look at subtraction this term and this young man is making an excellent start.
Sun's out, Squirrels out! We have loved the weather today and we have definitely made the most of it. We all went outside and explored with our friends and we also planted some lovely plants and herbs in our Woodland area.
Some Squirrel's are working on asking/requesting 'more' this term. This young man repeatedly said Splash when he wanted the spray from our sensory story.
One of our Squirrel's has been practicing his number formation skills. He loved being outside and he painted away the numbers fantastically!
This term we have enjoyed our sessions with Burnley FC. We get to improve our balls schools in a range of activities and practice working as a team.
In Geography, we have been using the interactive whiteboard, and Google maps to find our houses. We have also been finding our way from school and independently navigating ourselves back home.
It would seem there is no end to the musical talent in Squirrels class this week! We love our Shape song, and clearly so does this young man..
Who knew we had a pop star in the making, in Squirrels Class? This young lady worked especially hard on Monday, and as a reward, she chose to sing her favourite song from Moana!
On Thursday afternoon, Squirrels went to Marsden park as part of their Geography unit this term. They went to explore the human and physical features of the park and identified things that grew and things that were built.
On Tuesday, some Squirrels got to go to Lomeshaye Primary School, and take part in a Multi-skills sport competition. They had lots of fun and made some new friends too!
Listen carefully... one Super Squirrel loved exploring everything green in our Hulk inspired Art lesson so much, that he tried his best to say the word green. What a superstar!
In Art this week, our chosen Superhero was the HULK! So we explored everything green and even attempted to make our own Hulk slime, using a range of different ingredients and materials.
Today in ICT, we used the interactive whiteboard to create our own Superhero Avatars. We selected everything from the colour of our eyes to the clothes our heroes would wear! Can you guess which hero belongs to who?
Look who can pull the zip up on their coat!
These 3 have been exploring the props used in our Supertato Sensory story! They remembered everything that happened in the story.
WOW! Look who ordered all the numbered fish from 1 to 20..
We've had some very wet play times recently, so these boys have been practicing their threading skills!
On Wednesday's we wear capes! We love Art/DT with Mrs Nuttall, we are currently creating our very own Superhero capes!
Squirrels are very keen explorers, one of our favourite place to explore is the Multi-Sensory room! We get the opportunity to control the colours, sounds and smells in our environment!
Look at this future musician play the drum!
Our Squirrel stretch of the week is.... bending our knees so we can jump like frogs! We practice by bending to touch our toes and trying to put our shoes and socks on!
Squirrels are loving their Gymnastics lessons with Sandersons this term. We have been working on our rolling, jumping, crawling and our balancing skills whilst have lots of fun!
This week, these boys have been working hard on their posting and stacking skills. Keep going you two!!
We are loving our new story - Supertato! We have to help the Super potatoe save the other vegatables from the Evil Pea and stop him from turning Supertato into mash!!
Welcome back, we hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! Can you guess what our topic this term is going to be..? That's right, SUPERHEROS!
Merry Christmas everyone! Have a fantastic holiday!
What a fantastic half term! Squirrels have made all of us, extremely proud and they should be very proud of themselves too! They have worked so hard, and here are just a few of the memories we have made this term!
A baby has arrived, and just in time for Christmas! A big congratulations to Mrs Hunt on the birth of her baby girl! All the Squirrels are very excited to meet her...
We had a very special visitor today! FATHER CHRISTMAS!! We were all very excited and we received some lovely presents as we've been so good and worked very hard at school!
Oh dear! It appears that Eddie wanted his revenge on King Kong for locking him in the tissue dispenser and has taped him to the window! How on earth did you get up there Eddie?
We had such a lovely time at our Christmas party. We got to play lots of games and dance with all of our friends!
In Maths we have been looking at things that are heavy. We went on a hunt around school to see what we could find. Some of the objects were soooo heavy, we had to use our big strong muscles to pick them up! Look at the size of that tiger!
High Five! We've been looking at different ways we can show numbers and today we decided instead of using our own fingers, we would use our squishy hands instead!
Oh dear! It looks like King Kong has had enough of Eddie's cheeky ways and decided to lock him in our tissue dispenser. I wonder if he'll manage to escape...
Today we decorated some delicious gingerbread men. We counted how many buttons we would need and did some excellent sharing with our friends.
The children have made all of us super proud. They performed amazingly. What a fantastic show!
Camel costume? Presents? King's crowns? Hmmm, that can only mean one thing.... IT'S NATIVITY TIME!
What has that cheeky Elf been getting up to now?
Some excellent communication has been happening in Squirrel's class this week. The 1st Squirrel has been requesting more music by placing one hand on his ear, and the other Squirrel has been using symbols to ask for his snack choice.
This week we are learning all about Ireland in Geography. We have listened to some Irish music (our teachers did some beautiful singing to Westlife) and we had a go at River dancing. Check out this future dancing star...
"Hmmmm, today I will be a reindeer!" And what a brilliant reindeer you are...
This young man has been working on doing up his zip, independently, for such a long time. This week his perseverance paid off and he achieved his target. We are all very proud of him!
A very cheeky Elf arrived in our classroom this week. His name is Eddie! Every morning when we get to school, we find that he has been up to mischief in the night. Just look...
This young man is loving our counting song in Maths (10 pairs of knickers on the washing line) and is loving singing some of the words too.
Our Inclusive club this term is Sensory Mark Making! We made marks in shaving foam, gel and some amazing water beads. We added water to them in the morning and watched as they grew and grew throughout the day.
Today we celebrated St Andrew's Day by making traditional Scottish potato cakes (we have no pictures as we ate them too quickly, they were delicious) and we took part in our very own Highland Games and did the Caber Toss and Tug of War.
The Sinking of the Titanic - in History we looked at the Titanic and had to rescue some of the passengers from an iceberg!! We used different salts and water to melt the ice and save them!
We are focusing on Wales as part of our Geography this week, today we played a game of tag rugby and made some dragons (out of shapes) to look like the one on the Welsh flag.
Yesterday, we learnt all about Wales! We looked at the flag, danced and played instruments to Tom Jones/Shakin Stevens and then we made some Welsh Cakes. Today we are going to look at a Rugby game and have a go at playing tag rugby ourselves, then we are going to build a dragon mask out of shapes, keep your eyes peeled.
We took part in a Curling competition today! Our teacher said we were fantastic!
We're Going on a NUMBER Hunt! We searched for the numbers in the ball pool and made the right amount using the balls.
We have been practicing making shapes with our mouths and whistling! Watch the video to see this superstar make some amazing sounds.
Pulling the knickers off the washing line and counting what we have left
Making traditional English food in Geography - Victoria Sponge Cake & Yorkshire Puddings
We made Poppy Seed cake in honor of Remembrance Day!
We learnt about Guy Fawkes and made our own fireworks!
We Love Music!
5 Fat Sausages!
Full and Empty - Maths
Going on a Bear Hunt - Sensory Exploration