During the first half of the autumn term our topic will be we will be looking at All About Me with a specific focus on growing and healthy eating! We will explore the beautiful autumn season as it continues to develop and change around us. We will be exploring new sensory and creative experiences linked to this wonderful time of year. We will be visiting the sensory room and soft play in Pennyman Academy during this term.
We will be focusing on two stories over the course of the half term ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Enormous Turnip’. These are part of our communication and focus sessions, helping widen the pupil’s vocabulary and focus on the chronological events of the story. We will continue to work on sounds that we can recognise or make ourselves and where appropriate pupils will continue to progress through Discovery phonics phase 1.
During our numeracy based sessions we will be focusing on number recognition and the value of numbers and amounts, learning new skills and embedding our learning. We will also be working on expanding our mathematical vocabulary where appropriate and linking this to the world around us.
We will continue to work on our alternative augmented communication developing our use of symbols, signs and spoken word. We have expanded our communication resources to include wonderful new communication boards to help us communicate across all of our school environments. We will endeavour to improve our independence and self-help skills learning about the world that is relevant to us.