Welcome to Shells

Teacher - Shells Jen Armstrong
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Welcome to SHells!
We are a class of 8 energetic children and 4 adults who love to play!  We use total communication throughout the day and are learning how to express our needs and wishes.
We learn best through hands on experiences, including outside learning, finding out about food and sensory play.
We really enjoy the routine of our day,  and the individual sensory input that is so important to each of us.

Spring Term 1 timetable


Spring Term 1 2022Topic: Houses & Homes
Book EnglishMathsPhonicsTopic
Hooray for Fish Magnetic fishing game focus on yes / noNumbers on fish F for FishWax resist art
Red Car Green CarFollowing a track with fingers / cars / whole bodyMatching colours C for CarMaking cars from giant boxes
The Wheels On The BusSinging the song with actions Circles; different colours and sizes B for BusPrinting buses using rectangles and circles
The Steam TrainTrain role play with tickets Repeating patternsT for TrainMaking percussion using body and voice
Beep BeepTractors and farm playPositional languageS for scooter Riding scooters around playground and parking in numbered parking bays
Zoom to the MoonAeroplane role play with passportsUsing aeroplane beebots R for rocketJunk modelling rockets using paper mache
We will be enjoying looking at reading books and sending home a reading book and a reading record; please write in the record to let us know when your child reads, and have a look to see what they have been reading in school.Shells class will be exploring the movement of our bodies in soft play during our PE sessions in the hall every Wednesday afternoon. There is no need for PE kit for this; we remove only our shoes and socks.We will be visiting the ball pool every Tuesday afternoon, and exploring using our senses in the sensory room every Thursday afternoon. We will be using the Enrichment Room in the Field’s Centre every Friday afternoon.Please send in wellies and a warm coat and maybe hats and gloves so that we can continue to visit The Patch every Friday morning even as it gets colder and maybe wetter!We will also be exploring outside during Muddy Mondays this half term which will benefit our children in many ways.