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Welcome to Firefly Class


Term 6

 

Here we are Term 6! Please continue to do as much or as little work as you can. I continue to add work to Education City and Purple Mash. The work on Purple Mash is a bit more creative whereas the work on Education City is more literacy and numeracy based.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me via my email address if you have any issues blush

 

Work in case of school closure

 

www.educationcity.com  
www.purplemash.com/whitfield-ct16  
www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

is free currently and worth a look for phonics games

https://stories.audible.com if you use this link, Audible are letting you listen to children's stories for free!
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html you can download booklets for the children, choose the most appropriate booklet for your child
https://www.themathsfactor.com/subscribe/   This is Carol Vorderman's website where you can sign up for free whilst schools are closed. It is taking longer than usual to get login details they say their waiting time is longer than the 2 days suggested due to high demand.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zm87tfr

Watch this video about an infant baptism - how is the baby made to feel welcome and special?

 

Think about times when you have felt special - can you draw a picture about this time?

 

Think about how we can be made to feel special. What do your friends and family do to make you feel special?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhq6sbk

Watch this cartoon about getting ready for a baptism. A shawl, needed for an upcoming baptism, is nowhere to be found, but the family cat may have the answer! 

 

Make a card to welcome a new baby to the world. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gqrx/jojo-gran-gran-series-1-7-its-time-to-visit-the-farm

Watch this episode of when JoJo and Gran Gran go and visit the farm. JoJo is so excited to show Gran Gran her special place.

 

Have you got place that is special to you? Draw a picture of your special place. 

 

 

Thank you to those parents who are using the login details already provided to keep the children entertained with some educational materials. It is not essential for the work to be completed but it will help in keeping the children in some kind of routine. Please do not hesitate to contact me via my school email (that you will have when I sent the login details) if you have any questions or require more work. I will be checking the children's progress online and be able to feedback on Purple mash and set new work accordingly. Try not to worry about getting work done, it is available if you want it but you don't have to do it if things become too difficult.

 

Stay safe smiley

Renaissance Free Online Reading Books

 

School may be closed but reading doesn't have to stop. Renaissance our Accelerated Reader provider is providing free access to 1000's of digital books through 'MyOn' their online reading platform. The link can be found below and can be accessed through tablets, computers and smart phones.

 

Keep up the great reading and have fun!

Keeping your child safe online

Your child may well be using the internet more than normal during this time of school closure so it is important that they remain safe. Please take the time to follow the link below to complete the activities from 'thinkuknow' in order to reinforce online safety.

Thank you.

In Firefly Class we work towards greater independence and developing social skills alongside fulfilling our educational targets. We love to spend lots of time out of the classroom learning about the world around us including visiting local parks and shops.  As well as the usual literacy and numeracy, our days consist of sensory circuits to focus our mind and bodies, workboxes for independent learning and yoga . We also develop our attention skills using Attention Autism consisting of Kate's famous bucket of toys and activities in 20 minute sessions. Alongside these activities we also take part in weekly cooking, forest school and trips out.

Fireflies Team

Class Teacher Kate Greenstreet
Lead TA Le-Ann Vickers
TA Jane Andrews
TA Kit Ashton
TA Martin Jennings
TA Flik Rigden
TA Jack Lukins

 

Term 1

 

We've had a very busy term getting to know new children and staff. We have been working hard on transitions to different places independently both in school and off site. Everyone has settled in really well and looking forward to getting started on Term 2 with a few more challenges!

Some of our learning from this term

Term 2

This term we continue to do forest school. It would be great if children could bring in some spare clothes to change in to keep them warm during the Winter months.

 

Our themes this term will be Halloween, Diwali and Christmas!

Term 3

 

After a well deserved break we are back and raring to go! This term our theme is Bear Necessities and we are going to be looking at all things 'Bear'! We will be reading the books 'Goldilocks and the three bears', 'We're going on a bear hunt' and 'Grrrr!' Our cooking sessions will be bear themed as much as possible and we continue to work on our independence. We are also starting a term of music with Mrs. Avery which we are all very excited about. We are also developing our literacy and numeracy skills working on our positional language in numeracy such as 'up, down, under, over, beside, next to' and sentence work dependent on each child's abilities.

 

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