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Senior 3 Termly Focus 

Senior 3 Termly Focus

Termly Focus - Spring Term 2022

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This term, in Senior 3, we will be investigating all things linked to “Growing and Changing”.

We will be continuing with our usual timetable of 1:1 and group based sessions to promote the communication, toleration and social skills of all the children in class, whilst also incorporating a few more ‘hands on’ sessions for our class to explore growth and change.

Our art sessions will include activities such as creating a self-portrait using a variety of mediums, whilst referring to photographs and mirrors to see what we look like. Looking at photographs of themselves from when they were babies and toddlers, comparing these pictures to how they look now and all children will be supported to order these photographs and talk through what changes they can see. Such activities will also provide opportunities to talk through and identify different facial features and body parts.

Other art sessions will involve collecting leaves, twigs and other natural products to create a natural artwork piece as well as carrying out some leaf rubbings of leaves that have fallen to the ground. Everyone will also have a turn at making their own wildlife feeder following on from our science sessions where we will have looked at the life cycle of different animals and what they need to survive.

Continuing on with a Science theme we will be growing our own plants in class, planting seeds and using our numeracy skills to count/number match how many we have to water each time. The children will then be encouraged to fill jugs full/half full and discuss when they are empty each time they water their plants as well as count to 3 verbally/on their fingers each time they water to ensure they are watering each equally.

In regard to physical education, the whole class will continue with their weekly PE session taking part in a range of different activities targetting how their bodies move and react to instruction and how they can work as a team to achieve an end goal.

The class will also continue to venture out into the community whether it be for a nature walk, a trip to the shop or café or to go bowling together. We are also hoping that we can arrange another trip to Densholme farm this half term as the children really enjoyed the last trip and there is plenty of opportunity for us to look and talk about growth and change linked to the animals and trees they have there.

We are all looking forward to taking part in the above activities with the class and enjoy some more time outdoors.

Beth and the Senior 3 team.

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Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2021

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This term, during the ‘All About Me’ topic, Senior 3 will be involved in a variety of investigations linked to their senses. We will be going out into the community to see what we can see, look at different signs and hunt for items to use during our classroom activities. There will be plenty of messy and explorative play throughout the term involving different materials for everyone to touch, smell and even taste. The whole class will also be taking part in group music sessions using the resonance board and items linked to our school ‘Shabang’ songs as well as making our own musical instruments.

During our art sessions we will be using mirrors and photographs to identify ourselves and our friends in preparation for creating self-portraits and pictures of others. We will also use photographs, requested from home, to identify our family members and where possible label who we can see using written words or sign language. We will also make sure to celebrate the different upcoming events such as Bonfire night and Christmas with lots of interactive activities and art work.

Throughout the term Senior 3 will continue with their 1:1 programmes that have been specifically adapted to them, we will continue with stimulus response tasks such as hand washing and toast making to build up their competency and fluency. Throughout the week there will continue to be group activities such as baking, going to the shops, swimming, PE sessions and visiting the rebound room, these will assist in building up social skills and group interactions.

It is certainly going to be a busy term but we are all really looking forward to it.

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Senior 3 Termly Focus - Autumn 2019

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The Senior 3 Class are very pleased to welcome our two new pupils, Ollie and Scarlett to the class.   They are already settling in very well. 
As always in an ABA class the focus of learning this term is on learning essential life skills through a whole variety of real life activities. 
The pupils will be busy learning dressing and showering when they do PE and swimming. 
Also learning how to behave in town in shops and cafes. Some pupils bring in a shopping list and do some shopping for their Mums. 
Baking and cooking are favourite activities too. The older group can now make delicious jacket potatoes and chilli and cook their own lunch on Fridays!
On Wednesday morning the class are going to continue to visit a wide variety of places to keep the pupils tolerant of 'new places'. Also they will be learning to tolerate using the 'facilities' eg hand driers. This is also a great opportunity to enjoy some walking and travel training. 
We look forward to another busy term and fun term.
It will be Christmas in no time!

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ABA Upper

Boccia Tournament 25th.January

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The whole class took part in a multi schools Boccia Tournament at St Mary's College, Hull. They had a great day and played many games. Our two class teams came second and third in the finals. Some great throwing from all.  

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Our part in the Kingsmill Selection box at the church. Our 12 Days Of Christmas 19/12/18 Lots of giggles

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Christmas Jumper and dinner day

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Lots of our class were poorly today, but those of us that made it in had a great lunch and ate loads of Christmas pud, wearing our festive jumpers. 

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The Twelve days of Christmas

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We have been constructing a wall display, for the classroom.

We are up to 8 maids are milking and 9 ladies dancing ….

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Music Therapy

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Once a week Charlie, who is profoundly deaf, has a session with the music therapist. He absolutely loves it. Here he is feeling the vibrations as he moves the bow over the violin strings 

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Welcome to Senior 3.  Our team consists of Alison Hall/Libby Grant (Teacher), Tracy (L4 Learning Support Assistant), Caroline, Sue, Emma, Alex and Jess (L2 LSAs).  All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow.