In Blue class we have eleven children ranging from year one to year three. We work hard on our phonics and maths skills every day alongside lots of other curricular learning such as science, art, music, PSHE, PE and much more.
We work on our attention and listening skills through Attention Autism ‘Bucket’ sessions. Blue class have got so brilliant at watching the various stages and resisting the urge to touch the resources! They love taking part in the stage three activity when invited by the adult.
I am Mel and I qualified as a teacher 10 years ago but worked as a preschool leader for a few years before having my daughter. I joined the Mendip School as a TA in February 2022 and took on some teaching responsibilities from September. Then in January I took the plunge and started teaching full time again in blue class!! In my spare time I love reading and spending time with my family in the garden
I am a teaching assistant in Blue class, and joined the Mendip school in 2017 and absolutely love working here, every day is different and it’s extremely rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy making new memories with family and friends and going on long dog walks.
I am a teaching assistant in Blue Class and started at The Mendip School in early 2022 working with the very youngest class. I am really pleased to have come up to Blue Class and look forward to every day in the classroom. In my spare time I enjoy visiting museums, reading and spending time with my pets.
Summer term 2 – Learning Overview
English – fiction Mavis the magical cat – Making our own magical stories
English – non-fiction Minibeast fact files Holiday leaflets
Numeracy Number bonds to 10. Shape Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s. Numbers within 50/
IT Using a laptop
Science – Recycling
Geography Holidays – Where shall we go?
Charanga – Exploring instruments
Art Sculpture with paper
PSHE Growing and changing
PE Athletics Running skills
Summer term 1 – Learning overview
|English – fiction|
Talk for writing – The Tiger who came to Tea.
Retelling the story and writing captions using colourful semantics
|English – non-fiction||Writing invitations and thank you letters.|
Number bonds to 10.
|Science – chemistry|
Reversible and Irreversible reactions
|Humanities – History||The Great fire of London|
|Dynamics and Tempo|
|Food and Nutrition||Making sandwiches and wraps|
|PSHE||Being my best – being healthy, confident and myself.|
Last term we learnt the story ‘Dear Zoo’ we received some parcels and had a visit from the school dog. We spent a lot of time describing what animals looked like and as our final writing piece the children chose an animal to describe. In Maths we were exploring measures. We did lots of practical activities with ruler, scales and water play. As part of our topic work, we explored food from around the world. On Tuesdays we learnt some information about different countries and tasted some of their cuisine. Then on Wednesday in our cooking session we made our own food from that particular country.
Term 3 2022
This term, we have also been enjoying Sensory Circuits with our Occupational Therapist, Susy. We have been learning how to wake up our bodies, make our bodies feel good, and then how to calm our bodies down using lots of OT movement and strategies.
Term 2, 2022
Along with lots of other fun subjects, we also really enjoyed Sensory PE sessions with Nova sports. We learnt the rules of various sports including rugby, skateboarding, skiing, volleyball and tennis, exploring these sports through lots of multisensory activities. We also included offsite visits in our weekly timetable, exploring the local community through welly walks and trips to the park to work on our physical development alongside having lots of fun.
Term 1, 2022
We enjoyed Attention Autism ‘Bucket’ sessions twice a week, working on our attention and listening skills as well as turn taking, as well as lots of lovely play activities to bond us as a group.
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