Welcome to Pine Class's page. In Pine Class there are 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls, Emma our class teacher, Pat who teaches across Pine and Willow class, Joan, Nicola, Karen and Jayne, our Learning support assistants and Bonnie, an apprentice Learning support assistant.
In Pine class we get up to lots of fun and exciting things and we would love to share some of them with you.
Below you will find some photographs of some of the learning activities we have been using to support the development of our communication skills, engagement for learning and physical skills.
Our learning activities are based on a different theme each half term and we use an ethos of "Process Based Learning" focussing on the skills we develop during activities as opposed to the end product.
We love to get messy, get involved and have lots of fun through sensory activities. We hope you like seeing some of what we have been up to.
Autumn 1st half Term - Me in my community
During this topic we visited our local area and met lots of new people. Each week we made art work and explored with a different part of our bodies. We made pictures and collages of our faces, found pictures of our family and friends by moving rice with our hands and feet, made paintings with our hands, feet and our wheelchairs. Some weeks were inspired by local landmarks such as Goodison and Anfield, Stanley park and the Isla Gladstone conservatory. Here are some of the lovely things we have been doing.
Autumn 2nd Half Term - That's not my .........
This half term our learning was inspired by the book series That's not my.........
Each week our art work, Tac Time and sensory exploration resources were inspired by a different book including witch, unicorns, robot, elf, angel, snowman and Santa. Our sensory story was based on That's not my dragon.
That's not my witch
As it was Halloween week we started with That's not my witch. We made bumpy witches using paper mache and went for a walk in the park to find sticks to add to them. We explored Halloween toys and sensory items such as spiders in jelly, slime, pumpkins, spiders webs and witches hats.
That's not my Unicorn
This week was VERY glittery! We made sparkly unicorn horns and explored fibre optic tail lights. We explored sprinkles and melted chocolate to make edible unicorn horns. We visited Central Library and found lots of That's not my books to feel and listen to.
That's not my snowman, Santa, angel and elf
Christmas was soon upon us. Our Christmas themed books led to making lots of lovely Christmas gifts and crafts as well as making lots of things to sell at the Christmas fair. We visited Dobbies to look at and feel the Christmas decorations and lights.