Welcome to Banjo Class!
Banjo Class are a very busy and happy class with a wide variety of activities to provide a wide range of learning experiences for the students.
In Banjo class we follow a semi-formal curriculum with lots of opportunities to learn by doing, getting up, moving around and trying different things. We like to make use of our outside area and hall spaces to carry out lessons where students can move around and learn skills. We love bucket time in banjo class, a time where we all stop, sit still and focus our attention on lots of different exciting bucket toys and activities. We are working on stage 3 and building up to work on stage 4.
Independence is very important to our students. We aim to make them as independent as possible both in the classroom and in the wider school. Each student in Banjo class has a class job that is their responsibility for the week. Jobs involve doing the register, collecting and distributing out lunches, getting resources for activities and many more. Students enjoy checking to see who has what job and making sure their friends remember to do their job.
What's been happening this Autumn Term
In autumn term 1 our topic was ‘moon zoom’ and we learnt about the solar system. Our students enjoyed hands on learning using inflatable planets to become the solar system. They have been ordering them from the sun and learning facts about them. They all became really good at remembering our class story about a man called Bob who lived on the moon. Some even learnt it well enough to be able to retell it to the class.
In autumn 2 our topic is Bright Sparks with our focus being on electricity.