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Triangle Class

Welcome to the Triangle Class!

 

Triangle Class is a fun place to learn! We start the day with individual sensory programmes, which help us to maintain our concentration longer. Throughout the day the children have the opportunity to work in small groups.

 

We focus on communication skills in everything we do. We have been learning to communicate, using PECs to ask for our favourite toys, food and to make comments. 

 

Each term we learn literacy skills through a big book and the children use PECS the talk about pictures from our story. We match key symbols and words to pictures from the book. Children take part in copying actions with their tongues and lips during Mr Tongue 1 and 2 stories. We also concentrate on phonics. Children start to listen and say simple phase 2 letters sounds. They also learn to recognise their own and some of their peer's names. We teach handwriting in a very sensory way, we like getting messy writing in paint, shaving foam, sand, glitter, flour and on paper.

 

In Numeracy we use Numicon to support our understanding of numbers. We learn through both seeing and feeling how the Numicon shapes connect with each other.

 

Off-site trips include simple walks to the park, gardening at the allotment, gym club, horse riding in the first autumn term / summer term and trips to the local shops/supermarkets where children can learn a variety of experiences.

 

All children are encouraged to be as independent as possible and to express ideas and choices confidently.

What's been happening this Summer term

The first half of the term the Triangle Class were very enthusiastic about the topic of The Allotment.  They visited the school allotment and helped with planting and watering.  They planted potatoes in grow bags in their outside area at school and are keeping their fingers crossed that their plants will grow.  Artwork involved decorating vegetable outlines and created an allotment display.  The students joined in with the story of 'Gordan the Gardener and the Disappearing Fruit and Vegetables'.

 

"Hola!" 

This half term the class have been studying Mexico as a non-fiction sensory book.  Everyone is enjoying the stories and massages created to link with the topic.  The sombreros are very popular and the children have been trying out a few basic words in Spanish.  They have also been finding Mexico on the world map and making salsa.  They are also enjoying art, music and dance activities to learn more about Mexico.  

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