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Teacher - Ash Nikki Thornton
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Friday 15th November saw Ash Class take part in Children in Need 2019. The theme was pyjamas across the entire school!!

 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 1 Timetable


Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning- Climate change and recycling Spring Term 1 2020
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
MathsWe will be looking at money and coin recognition, reinforced with shopping within the community. We will be considering the size and areas of deforestation and the impact that is having on wildlife including statistics over time. Try to encourage involvement in your weekly shop. What is the cheapest? What is the most expensive?
English We will be looking at a variety of books and stories relating to climate change. We will be conducting voice-overs and news reading to the David Attenborough collection. We will create poems and fact files relating to climate change and recycling. Visit a local library and find a book on climate change. Watch the new Worzel Gummadge on BBC iPlayer. It is funny and has some great links to climate change and looking after our world.
I.C.TWe will be creating leaflets and posters about climate change, and consider how to participate with eco-friendly activities around the school. We will be doing some general research on how eco-friendly people are, to make charts, graphs and tally charts. We will be creating advertising videos to promote climate change and share in an assembly.Encourage watching the news; do you know about Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough? Maybe watch a video on YouTube or a programme on the television about climate change or recycling.
PSHE and CitizenshipWe will be setting up a recycling scheme in the classroom and staffroom to raise awareness. We will be practicing appropriate behaviour in the community while doing some litter picking in our local area around the school campus and local play parks.Practice appropriate behaviour by visiting places in your local area.
D.TWe will be making eco bricks, recycled terrariums and hanging baskets out of empty plastic bottles.Try to be considerate about how much plastic goes in your bin. You could try making your own eco bricks at home. Visit the eco brick website for information and instructions.
HumanitiesWe will be practically experimenting with the concepts around greenhouse gasses, decomposition of materials, ice caps and rising sea levels. Visit a zero waste shop or café and try to be mindful of what we throw in the bin.
ArtReuse and recycle – we have collected plastic wrapping and bags from the Christmas period to reuse to make mats for a homeless shelter. We will weave the plastic using a loom to make patches to sew together – related to mindfulness and doing a good deed. Please send in any bubble wrap, plastic bags, plastic wrapping or anything else suitable for weaving, into school so we can reuse and recycle to do a good deed for someone else.
MusicWe will be thinking about our favourite songs, and why we like them. We will consider what music our peers like. We will start to play along to our favourite songs with different instruments and make a song about climate change.Try to listen to music in the home. What genre is your favourite and why do you like it? Do you like fast or slow songs? How do the songs make you feel? Do you play any instruments? What is your favourite and why?
P.EWe will be practicing mindfulness daily. We will be thinking about relaxation, and how to be good to others and ourselves. We will continue to practice yoga to improve concentration and coordination.Practice relaxation at home with some relaxing music. What activities do you do that relax you?