For science week in handling, we explored a range of dry materials by moving our hands through different materials. We found ways to change the material by adding water from the hosepipe. Pupils in rabbit class used their problem-solving skills to work out how to turn the tap on and squeeze the water from the hosepipe into buckets. Some children got wet ‘SPLASH’. We liked looking in the mirror whilst we were getting splashed!
We poured the water into our dry material and noticed it had changed from being dry to wet. Pupils used tools to scoop the material and water from the tray into buckets.
Next, we looked at changing the water colour by mixing food colouring into the water. Pupils identified what colours they wanted to use and watched the water change colour – rabbit class were really excited. Pupils used pipettes to transfer the food colouring into their wet mixture and made comments on the appearance ‘look it’s changed to red’, ‘Oh no, it’s red’, ‘what’s happened?’. Pupils
For PSHE we have been learning about how we can look after ourselves. Pupils in rabbit class have been learning that to be healthy we need to share our feelings, exercise, relax/sleep, eat healthy foods and we must have good personal hygiene.
We learnt that we could talk to our teachers, friends, or family if we are feeling sad, angry, upset, or happy and they will help us. We made happy boxes and chose items to put in our boxes that can make us happy if we are feeling sad or upset.
We learnt that we need to exercise and identified lots of different ways we exercise at home and school to be healthy. Pupils in rabbit class took part in a MOVE session outside where we did some climbing, running, jumping, skipping, pushing, pulling, and sliding. We had lots of fun exercising.
We learnt that we need to take time to relax and that we need to go to bed early to be healthy. We took part in a SOCIAL relaxation session where we took it in turns looking after each other by having hand massages, head massages and foot massages. We took it in turns looking after each other and identifying whether we wanted more or if we had finished.
We learnt that we need to eat healthy food such as fruit, vegetables, meat/fish, bread, rice, potatoes. We had a big discussion around foods that were unhealthy but that we liked such as crisps, chocolate, and sweets. We learnt that we should only eat a little bit because they are unhealthy. We tasted some healthy food and drink such as yoghurt, pineapple, raisins, milk, water, orange, and crackers.
We learnt that to be healthy we need:
- To wash our bodies with shower gel/soap and our hair with shampoo in the shower or bath
- To wash our hands after playtime/going to the toilet
- To change our clothes
- To brush our hair
- To brush our teeth
- Pupils in rabbit class have had lots of fun learning about how to keep healthy.
In rabbit class we have been using our communication aids – Makaton, Speech, PECS, ALDS and Communication Books to communicate our desires. In class we have been using our communication tools to ask for items at snack such as toast, raisins, drinks. Some pupils have been further extending by requesting size of toast (big and little) or flavour of a drink (orange, blackcurrant, strawberry).
We have also begun to use our communication aids in other areas of the school such as the sensory garden/toys.
Look at us using our communication books to request items!
Excellent work Rabbit class.
In rabbit class we have been supported by the WBA foundation in our PE sessions. We have taken part in a few sessions now and are working on developing our moving skills further.
Some of us are learning to;
Use a trike to steer in a wanted direction
Keep balanced when walking along beams
Throwing using large and smaller balls
Stepping/Jumping in and over items
Kicking items with direction e.g. balls
We have also been accessing outside equipment such as the swings, roundabout and outdoor garden.
We have been playing games together such as chase, requesting items such as the swing or roundabout, riding bikes and scooters and running in large outdoor areas.
We have had lots of fun learning new skills.