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Senior 4 Termly Focus

Senior 4 Termly Focus

Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2021

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This term we will continue to work within a sensory curriculum framework which will allow us to plan creative and motivating sessions and individual learning programs for our students in order to advance their learning and meet their needs.

This academic term we will follow the school’s whole topic ‘All about me’. This topic will work as an umbrella under which all other teaching is themed.

Pupil’s daily timetable will comprise individualised daily communication and cognition work based on their individual educational targets in all areas. This will also include physical management and postural change wherever needed. We will also focus on improving personal and social development, self-help skills and confidence.

This term the students will engage in multi-sensory sessions built around the following stories: What I like about me, My amazing photographs, The meanie greenie genie, Frank the 15 stone fairy, The night before Christmas.

These sessions will provide opportunities for sensory stimulation, engagement and exploration using all our senses.

The students will engage in messy play, create items sensory display and collages. They will also build a picture book about their personal experiences in school and outside trips, containing their favourite items, places and rewards.

The students will engage in action, body parts and sensory songs during ‘Music for interactions sessions’. They will make music by tapping on the sensory board and anticipate sounds and actions on it.

The students will also access different learning environment such as the sensory room, rebound and hydrotherapy pool.

When the weather it is good most of our students will go for walks in parks, nature trails and opened spaced areas in our close community.

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Termly Focus - Summer Term 2021

charlottedowson on: Senior 4 Termly Focus

This term we will continue to follow a sensory curriculum which allows us to engage in learning through play and sensory activities. We will continue to work on four programs of learning: communication, social and emotional, mobility and cognition.

 Our topic this term is Vehicles’. We will be learning about various times of vehicles that run on the ground, water or in the air. We will look at emergency and community vehicles and will learn how to sign their name.

 We will have fun exploring sensory resources linked with the ‘Vehicles’ theme and our main activities will be organized around the following stories: ‘The magic hot air balloon’, ‘The hundred decker bus’, ‘The little red train’, and the ‘Railway children’.

 We will create topic  related arts and crafts for our displays and we will engage in drumming, anticipation, and rhyming songs in the ‘Music for interaction’, ‘morning group’ and ‘resonance board sessions.

 The students will also engage in cooking and food therapy sessions  after listening to our Food tech related stories such as: ‘The fabulous pie’ and ‘The Lighthouse keeper’s lunch’.

We will also enjoy drama and music session where we will get to dress up in various costumes and enjoy music and movement.

We will resume our community walks and will go on trips to the sea side, Playdale farm, and Filey birds and animals garden,

We will continue to learn through play and hopefully we will have great fun exploring the environment and make sense of the world around us.

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Termly Focus - Spring Term 2021

charlottedowson on: Senior 4 Termly Focus

This term our students will continue to follow a sensory curriculum which allows them to engage in learning through play and sensory activities. We will continue to work on four programs of learning: communication, social and emotional, mobility and cognition.

Our topic this term is ‘Weather’. We will be learning about different types the weather and clothes we need to wear for each of them. We will learn how to sign hot (warm), cold and some weather related words. We will explore cold and warm items, textures, various types of food/snacks in order to understand the difference between warm and cold.

We will have fun exploring sensory resources linked with the ‘Weather’ theme and our main activities will be organized around the following stories: Jack Frost, Little Cloud, Noah’s Ark and The Easter Story.

We will create a daily weather chart and we will engage in drumming, anticipation, and rhyming songs in the ‘Music for interaction’, ‘morning group’ and ‘resonance board session.

The students will also create crafts for the sensory displays, will explore different textures during messy play and will enjoy music and movement in our ‘Sensory dance session’.

We will continue to learn through play and hopefully we will have great fun exploring the environment and make sense of the world around us.

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Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2020

charlottedowson on: Senior 4 Termly Focus

This term our students will continue to follow a sensory curriculum which allows them to engage in learning through play and sensory activities. We will continue to work on four programs of learning: communication, social and emotional, mobility and cognition. Each student has targets tailored to their individual needs and abilities. We will enjoy sensory stories, play, music and movement sessions and trips outside.

Our topic for the first half term is ‘Under the sea’ followed by ‘Celebrations and Festivals’ in the second part of the term.

We will be learning about the sea life and try to bring the sea to our classroom by giving the students both visual and tactile insight of creatures that can be found in the sea. We will be exploring textures, sounds and colours of the sea. We will enjoy water play and sand play and engage in music and dancing following the ‘Under the sea’ topic. We will also be learning about weather and different colours of autumn season and listen to Halloween and Bonfire stories.

For the second half term we will explore the ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ story by engaging in arts and crafts and sensory activities related to it. We will continue to follow the same pattern of learning as in the first half term. We will use chocolate to cook various snacks and create arts and crafts for Christmas displays.

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Senior 4 Termly Focus - Spring 2020

charlottedowson on: Senior 4 Termly Focus

Our topic this term is ‘Tell me a story’. Our class will continue to work on their cognition, mobility and communication targets on daily basis. Our main activities will be organized around two stories, such as ‘To the moon with a bump- twinkle resource’ and ‘How to catch a star" by Oliver Jeffers’.

The students will engage in sensory based creative activities around the topic of ‘space'. They will explore the concept of dark and light and hot and cold. We will also go out on exploring trips in the community and to the sea side to look at different types of soil, weather and nature sounds.

We will engage in action songs about the moon, stars and sun, using the parachute, elastic band, music instruments and sensory props. We will also practice our anticipation and imitation skills by singing and tapping on the resonance board and learn about cause and effect in communication sessions by using switches, touch screens and communication aids.

The students will also create crafts for the sensory displays and will explore different textures during messy play.

We will continue to learn through play and hopefully we will have great fun exploring the environment and make sense of the world around us.

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Welcome to Senior 4.  Our team consists of Raluca Neagu (Teacher), Karen (L4 Learning Support Assistant), Claire, Lorraine 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.