All about Bluebirds
In Bluebird class we believe that forming meaningful, trusting and lasting relationships are the key to success.
We all participate in a sensory based curriculum following individual timetables in order to make progress in our own ways. Our classroom is known for being full of yoga balls, tunnels, tents, spinners and trampettes; this is because we are an 'alternative seating classroom'. We use this equipment to help us with our learning and it is good fun too!
Communication and independence are at the heart of all we do. We use a range of communication strategies including makaton, PECS, eye gaze and speech dependent on our individual needs. We try and take our learning off site as much as possible so that we can generalise our skills in lots of situations.
Belle the school dog is based in our classroom and we all love interacting with her!
The lovely Jodie has moved on to the next step in her career and although we are very sad to see her go we will still be seeing her lots as her new role is still within school. We are looking forward to welcoming Paul as a member of Bluebirds team. We know Paul well as he has been helping us in Bluebirds for over a year.
The adults in Bluebird Class are:
Beth (Class Teacher)
Sophie, Paul, Teresa, Sharon, Jayne, Elise, Jane, Marie and Gemma.
In Term 1 our topic was Animals which is always a favourite not least because the children get to hear Beth's silly attempts at animal noises! We all loved watching what Beth was going to pull out of her special bag in our communication sessions especially when it was the roaring lion!
We have learnt all about animals, the noises they make, where they live, their names, their colours and some of us were even looking at how their names were written using symbols.
Next term we will be learning all about celebrations. Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas! We will be starting our Tides swimming trip on alternate Thursdays in two groups for some of us, others of us will continue to swim onsite in the hydro pool. Two groups will be going to Tesco's on alternate Wednesdays to buy our cooking ingredients and practice our life skills in the Café for snack.
As always we use a multisensory approach to our learning and each day has a focus including communication and interaction, mathematics and ICT, physical and sensory, understanding the world and expressive arts.