Fun in Drum Class!
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
Our classroom is an engaging and stimulating environment for all our pupils. We have lots of fun as we learn, using a wide variety of materials and resources. Activities are differentiated to meet the needs and learning styles of individual pupils, including meeting physical and sensory needs each day.
We have a fantastic outdoor learning environment just for Drum Class which we use throughout the day, come rain or shine! We also go out in the community: shopping, local parks and places of interest. You may see us out and about dressed in our raincoats and wellingtons, jumping in the puddles or the mud! Alternatively we may be covered in sun cream wearing our summer hats. Whatever the weather, we make the most of it!
We have computing and ICT equipment in class and also love to use the Sensory Room, Soft Play, Messy area and Magic Carpet; choosing our favourite programmes and having great fun with our friends.
Having time to play in Early Years is incredibly important to all of us and provides a wealth of learning opportunities too. This can include children learning to play with toys appropriately, playing alongside or together and learning to take turns and co-operate. The class team love to play too and encourage our children to challenge themselves, make choices and have ideas of their own which can be developed as they continue to play, explore and learn.
Each child in Drum Class is a unique individual and it is our privilege to share in their learning journey.
What's happening this Spring Term
We will be studying the Chinese New Year by exploring the sensory stories "A Magic Carpet Ride to China, "I'm Going on a Dragon Hunt" and "There's a Dragon at my School"; as well as massage stories about lanterns and firecrackers, creating lucky money purses, lanterns, dragons, a collage of a giant fish, blossom tree and dragon bookmarks. They will also be looking at props and artefacts used to celebrate the Chinese New Year, making mandarin cakes, noodle stir fries and rice dishes and a fortune tree. The pupils will also be listening to and engaging with music focused on the Chinese New Year.