ED class visit the Reindeer’s at Azure Garden Centre

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ED class went for a trip to Azure Garden centre in Cramlington to visit the Reindeer’s.

When we arrived we met the Garden Centre staff in the café and helped them to set up Santa’s Grotto. We all had to opportunity to write out a Christmas card to give to Santa.

We then Got some Reindeer food and went to feed the reindeers. We all enjoyed stroking them and giving them lots of food, they were really fun to watch. After saying goodbye to them we washed our hands and went for a walk through the Gardens. There were lots of Christmas tree’s to smell and feel and a beautiful walkway all decorated in lights.

After exploring we returned to the café for lunch and some social time.

After Lunch we walked around the shop and each bought an item to take home.

What a lovely day!!!

 

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ED class Christmas Activity Schedule

Christmas Activity List ED class

Thursday 8thChristmas carols in Eldon Square (singing 12-1pm)

Friday 9th– Christmas Fair and School open day

Monday 12thPolar Express day – Students to wear Pyjamas

Tuesday 13thChristmas Performance 10am (can any items for costumes be sent in by Friday 9th)

Wednesday 14thChristmas Dinner day

Thursday 15th– Class Christmas Party (Afternoon) Students are able to bring in clothes if they wish to change for the party

Friday 16thChristmas Jumper day & last day of term

Hi all and welcome to the New Academic School Year.

This year the class staff team consists of Emma Douglas (Teacher)Enia Bettencourt (SSA), Debbie Crawford (SSA), Diane Green (SSA), Marie Weir (PA), Stuart Brown & Jayne Wright ( OT), Julie Goldblatt (SALT), Nicola Endacott (Physio)

The students in class are; Leroy Gibb, Ethan Munro, Oscar Armstrong, Max Austin, George Curry and Dylan Kirsopp

We all hope you had a lovely Summer break and are ready for what the new year has in store. It is looking busy already 🙂

The class will be following a personalised engagement curriculum based on the core curriculum areas of Literacy-Communication and Interaction, Numeracy, ICT– cause and effect and Science. We will also be participating in other curricular activities which include cooking, Art, TACPAC, Sensory, Task series and PE.

We are hoping to continue with a library trip on a Friday morning as well as a visit to either the shopping centre or the café to work on some independence skills.

The topic this term is the local community and we will be completing work around an autumn theme. Students will be using a range of objects and materials and will be working with food items such as nuts, seeds, herbs and spices.

During Literacy we are making personalised trees to display in class. Students will be adding personal information to the tree so it would be helpful if they could bring in family photographs as well as any items that they would like to add to their tree (photographs of them growing up, photographs of favourite items/place or likes/dislikes). Real objects can be brought into school as well if you are happy with them going on display.

During PE students will be following a sensory PE curriculum and will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as rebound, biking and sensory swing.

We are all looking forward to the new academic year 🙂

 

 

Healthy Eating Week

We celebrated healthy eating week in school. We enjoyed exploring and learning about different healthy foods and how we all keep healthy. In our cooking session we made up healthy snack plates using different fruits and vegetables and also made some healthy smoothies.

We also used fruits to print pictures and make a class collage. Although sometimes we had a sneaky nibble on the delicious fruits.  DSCN0067 DSCN0068 DSCN0071 DSCN0072 DSCN0074 DSCN0076 DSCN0077 DSCN0079 DSCN0082

Richardson Dees Park

Our class went on a trip to Richardson Dees Park to enjoy a Sensory Story which was organised by North Tyneside Library. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining so after some refreshments in class we got onto the school bus and headed for the park.

We headed straight to the green to get ready for the story, everyone was really excited. We met a lady called Hannah, she played the guitar and  sang lots of songs to us. We then listened to the Story ‘ There’s a hole at the bottom of the sea.’ we really enjoyed the book and got to use different props throughout the story. Once it was finished we sang more songs and played some fishing games.

It was then time for lunch, we found some tables in the park and enjoyed a class picnic and some Ice cream. We had a little time to explore the park after lunch then went on a walk before returning to school.

What a wonderful day we had

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If the book Fits Read it! ED are enjoying accessing the local Library!

As a class group we have joined the Library!!!!

Every other week ED get the opportunity to visit the Local library at the white swan centre. We enjoy a refreshing walk in the fresh spring air to get to the centre. Once there we return our old books and exchange for new ones. We all enjoying looking at a range of different stories and select books that we want to take home to share with our families and friends, as well as selecting some books to take back to class. We also Have a visit to the café where we get the opportunity to select a drink or snack to have whilst enjoying some relaxing social time with peers.

 

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Mission Christmas

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After collecting donations for the cash for kids ‘Mission Christmas’ appeal we sorted and packed the gifts into Christmas sacks and made a visit to the local shopping centre to deliver them. We also used money which had been raised to buy additional gifts to include. We were really pleased with the donations and were happy to see that we filled the whole Charity Christmas box.

Fundraising for charity

This half term in Literacy we will be working on creating gift boxes which we will donate to a range of different charities to help make sure that children around the world receive a gift this Christmas. The first Charity we donated to was the Samaritan’s Purse, supporting their shoe box appeal. We asked staff and students around school for donations of gifts and worked really hard to pack up some shoe boxes. We included a range of items such as;

  • Personal care items
  • Clothes
  • Sweets
  • Toys

We were very grateful to receive lots of donations.

We also baked cakes to sell to the staff during break times to raise some money to help with shipping costs as well as to buy more gifts. The shoe boxes were completed and sent to the drop off point to get ready to be transported around the world.

The next charities we are going to donate to is Metro Radio Mission Christmas and Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal.

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