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Fire engine visit

posted 10 May 2017, 09:08 by Rachel Wallace

As part of our topic on transport the children have been visited by Mr Spalding and his motorbike, and today Dave brought a fire engine and his crew to see us.  
The children had the opportunity to look round the vehicle, sit in the cab, try on the protective clothing as well as use the hose.

World Book Day

posted 6 Apr 2017, 05:42 by Maria Parsons

Ladybird Class and Dragonfly Class really enjoyed taking part in storytelling and reading activities to celebrate World Book Day. The pupils came in very excited to look at the costumes, accessories and books that were brought in and it was lovely to see some children willing to wear something different to school for the first time. Which book characters do you recognise?


 The children enjoyed listening to stories read by the adults and they could be heard laughing at a pop-up wolf, naming Kipper and his friends, discussing what Cuddly Dudley should do and identifying emotions in ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.

 

Then it was the children’s turn to share their favourite books and the SSC teamed up with Class 6C for a very successful reading session. Some pupils chose to sit with PALS or peers they recognised from class meetings and others were able to chat about stories with unfamiliar children. What excellent discussions, reading, politeness and patience!

 

The next challenge was to create a setting from a book. Ideas included a soft play Eiffel Tower, a Lego Gotham City and the ‘Land of Ooo’ made out of Jenga bricks. What setting would you choose to make?


 We had lots of fun in the afternoon making book characters out of potatoes with our parents and carers. What superb results! 
Which characters do you think we created?

The last challenge was to tell stories using our characters and settings. 

Some very original ideas were heard after such a fun day of creative activities and sharing books! 

Thank you to everyone who shared World Book Day with us. We are now even more enthusiastic about reading!

Fantastic Forests

posted 6 Apr 2017, 05:41 by Maria Parsons

As part of our focus on Fantastic Forests the children have been reading Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae. All the animals in this book are very lively! The children used this book to recognise rhyme as well as learn about the different animals. 
For a quieter time we read Slowy, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth by Eric Carle; the children looked at the calm lifestyle of a sloth and how carefully and slowly it moves.  To help the children with their relaxation we used the sloth to aid techniques to calm down, to identify how our bodies feel when we are calm and to experience being still.  During the week the children took part in meditations, yoga workshops, tummy chums breathing exercises as well as hearing positive affirmations about themselves.
The children obviously really enjoyed it and felt the benefit from this as they are now requesting relaxation and calming time!

 

Fantasy Topic

posted 6 Apr 2017, 05:40 by Maria Parsons

Gruffalo Crumble

The children have been reading The Gruffalo as part of their focus on fantasy.  They have been role playing the story, retelling the story with toys, recording sentences about the Gruffalo and making Gruffalo crumble - yummy! 

    

Superheroes

At the start of the year the SSC children began their fantasy topic by looking at Superheroes: they talked about what super-powers they might have and how they would use them to help others. The children dressed up as their own Superhero and acted out good deeds to help others.  They designed their own Superhero masks and built buildings for their Superhero to fly over.

   
       

Our Christmas Performance

posted 18 Dec 2016, 09:20 by Maria Parsons

We have been continuing our 'Fantasy' topic by rehearsing and performing our own version of 
'The Jolly Christmas Postman' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

We enthusiastically learned and sang songs, recorded drama for music videos and became fairytale characters receiving their 
Christmas cards on stage. We even performed in front of a large audience!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone in the SSC!

Egg and cress sandwiches

posted 17 Oct 2016, 05:23 by Rachel Wallace


As part of their life skills lessons, the ladybird class have been practicing their cutting skills.
      

The children grew their own cress and made observation on how the cress changed over time.

They used their cress to make egg and cress sandwiches. 

   

 YUMMY!

  

Hedgehog Habitat

posted 18 May 2016, 02:00 by Hazel Bone

The Ladybird class have been learning about habitats. We learnt that a habitat provides shelter for animals.

We made a hedgehog home from leave, twigs, grass and moss.

     

On the visit to the forest the children then decided and found the best place for our hedgehog homes.

    
 If you would like more information about how to make a home for wildlife in your garden check out the RSPB website.

Trip to Woodbridge

posted 18 Mar 2016, 10:06 by Maria Parsons   [ updated 21 Mar 2016, 09:57 ]

The pupils in Ladybird Class and Dragonfly Class really enjoyed their trip to Woodbridge today. 
The children played in the park together, sailed their model boats on the lake, enjoyed lunch in the bandstand and were very excited 
to see different boats, birds and cows on the walk by the water. 
A huge thank you to the parents and carers who were able to join us. Here are a few photographs of our day.


 

        

    

   

The diggers have arrived!

posted 1 Mar 2016, 10:25 by Maria Parsons

We are very excited to announce that the SSC outdoor area building project has begun! Over the next few months we will see the development of our new multi-sensory, wheelchair friendly learning and play area. 

Below are some photographs of how the area looked yesterday morning:

Here is some of the work in progress:
 

A huge thank you for all of the donations and fundraising efforts to make the building project possible. Watch this space for further updates!

Chinese New Year.

posted 26 Feb 2016, 08:43 by Hazel Bone

The ladybird class have been learning about Chinese New Year.

The whole class enjoyed hearing the story of the Great Race and how the animals raced to have a year named after them.

We learnt that this year is the Year of the monkey.

  

As part of our class motto we tried some new foods! Chinese noodles with different sauces.

    

We followed instructions to make a chinese lantern and practiced our cutting skills. 

 

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