Daisies

Welcome to Daisies Class - Term 2

We have 7 wonderful, happy pupils, who really enjoy learning new things and being extremely creative through all of their work. Our age range for this class is from Year 3 to Year 6.

Our Class Team is:

Class Teacher: Mrs Kambanga
Teaching Assistants: Donna, Danuska & Coral
MMA: Gemma

In our class, we follow a thematic approach to the National Curriculum. As we will be following an Explore curriculum that is tailored to suit the needs of each individual in Daisies. Each day we also have a series of sensory circuit activities to help our pupils integrate and engage in their learning either in group sessions or on 1:1 learning activities. We have access to the key stage 2 playground and have a lovely outside space with lots of resources to help meet their sensory needs any time of the day. All pupils use individual timetables so that they understand their routine and expectations for the day. All children are rewarded for all their efforts through some choosing time as well as certificates, stickers and verbal praise.

We provide pupils with a purposeful, fun and engaging learning environment where we encourage pupils to develop their independence and collaborative skills. Daisies’ class uses total communication where we combine speech, symbols and signing.

As shown below our classroom environment has lots of space and some sensory activities that we can access throughout the day as and when we need some sensory feedback.

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Please read our Home Learning for more information on what we are learning and ways to support us.

During Term 2, we will be exploring our learning focusing on ‘Festivals and Celebrations’ module. We will be using different books for different festivals and celebrations, that is, Halloween, Fireworks, Remembrance and Christmas. Throughout this term we will continue to be gain an awareness of our emotions as continue with our well-being theme. In Mathematics, we will be extending our knowledge of numbers and shapes, so that we will confidently, consistently identify and apply 1-10 to our everyday life skills. During our literacy we will be focusing on comprehension and reading as part of our guided reading section. We will focus on our Phonics and sounds to support our reading and not forgetting all the creativity art to support out talented crafts to make the story come to life. During our science we will be exploring different material in science based situations. PSHE will be a cross curricular activity. We will be focusing on developing an awareness of our emotions, sharing and turn taking during activities.

Things to remember:

  • School-home communication books go home on a daily basis, this allows for communication between school and home to inform each other of any changes, concerns etc. but in other circumstances if we need to let a parent know what has been happening at school we may phone home.
  • Our learning passport will be send home after every fortnight, this allows everyone to see the progress that our Daisies’ will be making.
  • PE lessons and Music lessons are on a Wednesday. This is taking place outside in the playground on good weather days, inside the school hall/Daisies’ class on other days. (Please let the children wear there PE kits to school or send these in a named shoestring bag for us to keep in school.
  • Forest School is on a Tuesday and dress the child comfortable for outdoor learning in the woods. Please supply a waterproof coat for them to wear to keep them dry from the rain. Also when the weather starts to change please can you send a warm waterproof coat and wellies to keep the children warm and dry as much as possible.
  • Soft play is on Monday afternoon.
  • Friday’s will continue to be non-uniform days and we are finishing early, that is 1:30pm.