I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break! Wow, we are looking at the road ahead as we enter the final term and move towards the summer. Our topic this half term is ‘Forest’. We will be exploring our forest areas, looking at different trees, how they look and feel and exploring the wonderful resources that nature provides us. We will hopefully get out into the community explore the forest and woods around us. We will also continue to be visit 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 ‘Stick Man’ and ‘Owl Babies’. 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 phase one phonics.
As the weather begins to brighten and the sun begins to shine we will try to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible to enjoy all that summer brings.
During our numeracy-based sessions we will be focusing on number recognition and the value of numbers and amounts, learning new skills such as basic addition and embedding and 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 are working on developing our personal communication books as well as developing our life skills as we prepare for our individual futures. We will endeavour to improve our independence and self-help skills learning about the world that is relevant to us.
We hope to have another wonderful half term full of fun, learning and growing together.