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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. 

Our first few weeks in Pine Class - September 2018

Lois explored spaghetti (like hair) with her hands
Massine used his hadns to feel dry pasta
Oliver sat is supported sitting for hand class
Joe loved going fast to paint with his wheels
Jake loves his sensory swimming sessions with Nick
Amelia celebrated her birthday with her new class
Lois had a lovely birthday party in class
Jack getting to know his new friend Amelia

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.

We went on a trip to Goodison and saw Dixie Dean
We enjoyed feeling the marble plaques
They were smooth and cold
We also visited Stanley Park
Massine and Amelia enjoying time on the floor
We knocked balloons with paint around to make art
We have enjoyed lots of rebound sessions
Joe explored spaghetti like hair with his hands
We made blue flags for Everton
and red flags for Liverpool
We enjoyed exploring blue and yellow things
We used them to make a Millstead badge
Joe loves hand class and is learning to reach out
During a trip to our local shops we went to Costa
We smelt lots of different flavoured syrups
And met the lovely staff!
We also visited the fish and chip shop
Amelia loved sitting up to paint with her feet
Amelia is getting to know her new friends

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.




Shama liked exploring the pumpkin with her feet.
Jack practiced supported sitting whilst exploring.
Oliver was intrigued by the pumpkin.
Shama used her hands to explore inside.
Evie Kate sat in her sling whilst feeling it.
Oliver reachout out to put his hands inside.
Jake moved his feet in the pumpkin whilst sitting.

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.

Jack explored shredded tissue like snow
Massine moved his hands to feel it too
Oliver loved making glittery things!
Massine liked to feel it fall on his hands
Jack wasnt too sure on the cold ice hands
But Oliver was very intrigued by them
and Joe moved his hand to feel it
We sang about snowmen melting and squashed them
Lois found lots of interesting things in Dobbies
Jake tried hard to knock over the glittery bottles
Jack liked the noise and feel of the space blanket
Amelia loved getting messy to make wrapping paper
Keyestrings was a favourite as always
They brought lots of instruments
And the children loved listening to them
and feeling them vibrate
Shama even had a go at playing one!