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Happy Birthday! Today we celebrated the birthday boy with a party, cake and food!

We really enjoyed walking or traveling a mile to raise money for Jason's Wheels. We started our 1 mile walk/bike ride in the woodland area at school and then some children continued their walk at Towneley Park. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us!

Attraction! So far during this topic we have explored pushing and pulling, putting objects down ramps and played with magnets!

The Royal Family! Have a wonderful and safe week off and a lovely Jubilee Bank Holiday!

We had a brilliant Jubilee party in class. We enjoyed pass the parcel, Afternoon Tea and dancing.

A royal parade!

We made royal top hats!

A visit from the 'Queen'!

We started Jubilee week with crown making and bunting decorating!

In maths we practiced filling and emptying containers. We made the most of the sunshine and went outside!

Look at our fantastic bike riding skills!

In topic we observed the ice melting using a hairdryer. We all really enjoyed this activity and engaged for a long time.

Eid Mubarak! We had a fantastic day celebrating Eid. We wore traditional Eid clothes, explored sensory Mehndi, make Eid biscuits and edible prayer beads and then tasted traditional Eid food.

Happy Birthday to this special young man! We had a lovely afternoon celebrating.

We have enjoyed a variety of mark making activities this week!

This week we started our topic Solids and Liquids. We used our feely bags to pick out different solids and liquids and then explored these. We have also made hot milk cake!

Happy Easter everyone! We have enjoyed a day full of fun activities- we had an egg hunt, rolled boiled eggs down the hill, play pass the parcel and had a dance!

Making egg and cress sandwiches with our own grown cress.

Making chocolate nest cakes

Having fun at Towneley Park!

We made cress heads in Topic. We think they look great!

At Patrick’s Day!

World Book Day! Our story was Handa’s Surprise and we enjoyed lots of fruit based activities.

We have been enjoying a variety of mark making activities.

Pancake Day! We made our own pancake batter and then decorated our pancakes with a choice of toppings. Yum yum!

Celebrating St David's Day!

Plants topic! We have been learning what plants and flowers need to grow. We have looked at the colours and smelt some flowers and then planted our own plants in our class planter.

Gong hei fat choy! Happy Chinese New Year! We celebrated with dragon dancing, painting a tiger, making dragons, exploring coloured rice and noodles and tasting traditional Chinese food.

This young man enjoyed time on the playground at Townley Park last week.

This week during our life skills lesson, we got dressed into pyjamas and brushed our teeth.

Mark making fun

Ten Little Lights story

Look at this super boy jumping off the apparatus followed by a forwards roll. Well done!

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Winter Week! We enjoyed lots of winter themed activities and tried on winter clothes. We even got some real snow at the end of the week!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Have a happy and safe 2 weeks off.

See you in January! 

Christmas Party! We have had a wonderful afternoon playing pass the parcel and party games.

Today we enjoyed listening to The Christmas Story. We explored props and held baby Jesus!

Making peppermint creams!

Making chocolate reindeer cupcakes!

This afternoon we had a very special visitor! We enjoyed waving at Father Christmas and then unwrapping our presents!

After reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, we made reindeer dust ready to put out in our gardens on Christmas Eve.

Making edible Christmas trees!

This week we enjoyed decorating our Christmas tree!

Making milkshake to put in the freezer for our cold topic.

St Andrew's Day!

We have been very excited about returning to the hall for PE this half term. Our focus is dance, we have been practicing different actions and joining in with action songs.

Remembrance Day activities.

More pictures from Autumn week. We enjoyed prinking pumpkins, rolling conkers in paint, leaf printing, making bird feeders and exploring orange, red and green pasta.

Happy Birthday to a wonderful Otters boy! We had a lovely afternoon celebrating.

Bonfire Night! Today we have enjoyed making our own fireworks in class, decorating rockets and making edible sparklers and firework biscuits! Have a happy and safe Bonfire Night everyone!

Autumn Week! We have started our Autumn themed week with some lovely activities including making autumn wreaths, exploring pumpkins, printing autumn leaves onto trees and jelly messy play.

We had lots of messy fun using paint and trains to make train tracks!

French Day! We explored blue and red ice for the colours of the French flag, collaged a French flag and then made models of the Eiffel Tower using spaghetti and marshmallows.

In topic this week we focused on people who help us and the vehicles they use. We dressed up as paramedics, police and firemen and then explored the emergency vehicles and matching pictures.

This week in topic we have been learning all about boats. We learnt that boats go on water and used the chute to send boats down into the water. We also explored boats in blue jelly and made our own sailboat.

Look at our beautiful planter! We enjoyed digging the old plants out and planting new ones.

Due to the wet weather at the moment, we have had to adapt our PE and Sensory Regulation activities to inside. We have enjoyed a sensory circuit and regular Bounce sessions.

Following on from The Magic Train Ride story, we enjoyed train painting, train collage and using musical instruments to make train noises.

The Magic Train Ride sensory story

Fantastic fine motor skills!

PE outside. We have enjoyed using the bikes and trikes and playing football.

We have recently started a learning approach called 'Attention Autism'. This aims to develop natural and spontaneous communication skills in children with Autism through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities.

Mark Making with paint. We got very messy!

Our new topic is Transport. We have made edible cars, rolled toy cars and trains down ramps, matched pictures of trains and played with different toy cars, trains and aeroplanes.

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