Welcome to Ash

Instructor - Ash Nikki Thornton
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Ash Class is a small bespoke class consisting of four pupils with a curriculum tailored to the individual needs of the pupils including;

  • Improving their social skills
  • Support in self-managing their emotional needs
  • Accessing the community
  • Improving their independence
  • Improving their tolerance to challenging environments and situations
  • Making progress across the academic curriculum7

Spring Term 2 Timetable

 

Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning- Mr Stink by David WalliamsSpring Term 2
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
MathsThis term we will be revisiting and developing our knowledge further in fractions of shapes, objects and quantities as well as developing our skills in telling the time. We will be creating our own clocks and consolidating our skills in skip counting in 5’s. Use language relating to times of the day, days of the week. i.e. Morning, noon, afternoon and evening. Relate to and demonstrate the times of the day by using an analogue clock to show different times of the day i.e. Its 7oclock its time for bed. Use language relating to times of the day, days of the week. i.e. Morning, noon, afternoon and evening. Relate to and demonstrate the times of the day by using an analogue clock to show different times of the day i.e. Its 7oclock its time for bed.
English We will be looking in depth at the different characteristics and traits of each character in the story. We will be writing using different layouts and purposes using adjectives and persuasive language in our writing. Watch the film ‘Mr stink’ together Visit the local library to share David Walliams stories together Each day we will be reading a chapter in class, ask your child for a review each day of what has happened in the story.
ScienceWe will be learning all about materials and their properties. We will investigate the uses of different materials to identify and link properties to their uses. Carry out some investigations in your home, what material is best to wipe the table? What would happen if the kitchen sink was made of paper? Can you think of any more?
I.C.TWe will be using different software and games to plan and design our own rooms/ houses as well as using publisher software to create our own leaflets and posters. Play different educational designing games- design your own house, car etc. Listen to the audio version of the book together
PSHE and CitizenshipWe will be focussing on Bullying and emotions We will also be looking at Homelessness and will be planning our own fundraising event to help with the cause. Use expressive language to describe feelings during different occasions throughout the day. Visit charity shops and discuss how donations can help different people.
D.TWe will be designing, planning and creating a luxurious shed for the character Chloe to hide Mr Stink.Create different shelters and dens together in the garden using boxes, tents etc., make them glamorous by adding accessories and necessities.
Humanities We will be learning about life changing events in political history with regards to The Suffragettes, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and The Berlin Wall. Talk about famous events throughout history and the effects they had on changing the way we live.
ArtWe will be focusing on abstract art, looking at the artist Kandinsky, Klee and Picasso. We will be creating our own abstract artwork of our chosen Mr Stink character focussing on the visual and tactile qualities of materials to best bring out their character. Do you have any artwork on the wall at home? Why not visit a local art gallery and spot out the ones you think are abstract. Remember, art is all about interpretation.