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Literacy and Communication Summer 2 2017

 

Acorn class continue to work hard on their social communication targets, which include using PECS to request things and to construct sentences. All of the children have made so much progress!

The children also enjoy a sensory sit down activity where they choose their preferred sensory stimuli to explore alongside an adult. This leads to lots of interactions such as requesting more and lots of ready, steady, go activities.

 

Our literacy activities this term have involved the children having lots of focused sessions enjoying story books with an adult. They have been working towards anticipating key elements of stories and using picture cues when sharing a story. Some of us have also been answering simple questions about a story using PECS. We have also been practicing our listening skills this term and have been able to follow simple requests using toy food. 

Literacy and Communication Summer 2 2017

Literacy and Communication Activities Summer 1 2017

Acorn class continue to work hard on their social communication targets, which include using PECS to request things and to construct sentences. All of the children have made so much progress!

The children also enjoy a sensory sit down activity where they choose their preferred sensory stimuli to explore alongside an adult. This leads to lots of interactions such as requesting more and lots of ready, steady, go activities.

 

Our literacy activities have been focused around listening to familiar stories. We have all enjoyed learning about 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' and we have been learning to use the book independently and to use picture cues. We have also been identifying familiar sounds - this was a fun activity as it included some of our favourite sounds from peppa pig and paw patrol.

Literacy and Communication Activities Spring 2 2017

 

The children of Acorn class have been very busy this term practicing their social communication. All of the children are learning to communicate using photographs and symbols. Some of the children are using photographs on a choice board and some of the children have their own PECS books. The children have quickly learnt that you don't get anything in Acorn class unless you ask for it by exchanging the photograph with an adult!! All of the children have shown brilliant progress in this area over the term. They have also been enjoying our new sensory sit down area in class, the children use a symbol board to select which sensory stimuli they want (water, flour, water balls, shaving foam, bubbles, rice) they must then sit at the table with an adult to play with it - this has resulted in some lovely interactions.

 

Our literacy activities have been based around our topic 'Down in the Jungle'. The children have enjoyed reading the book 'Walking through the Jungle', many of them have been joining in with the familiar rhyme and using pictures cues when sharing the story with an adult. We have also been practicing our mark making skills by re-creating jungle animal patterns using different methods, such as painting tiger stripes with a paintbrush, making zebra stripes with marbles and paint, using crayons to make giraffe prints and using fingerprints for leopard spots. The children have also been working on their listening skills using animal sounds in a range of contexts such as playing with puppets, ICT based games and sounds on the CD player.

Literacy Activities Spring 1 2017

 

Our literacy activities have been based our termly topic of Dinosaurs. We have enjoyed reading and listening to stories such as 'Dinosaur Roar', 'Dinosaur Stomp' and 'Dinosaurs in the Supermarket'. The children have been working on several reading and listening targets linked to these stories, such as anticipating what is coming next in the story and using PECS to answer simple questions about a story. We have also enjoyed mark making activities linked to the story 'Dinosaurs in the Supermarket'. We used the different sensory stimuli from the story, custard, beans and chocolate sauce to make marks in. Some of us also practiced our letter formation.

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