Buildings and Construction
The children in Sunshine group are always encouraged to express their feelings using their individual communication system. We support the children to find ways of managing their feelings whether it be quiet time or a story. We will be encouraging children to work alongside and together when constructing a model. This will involve problem solving skills and discussions between peers where appropriate.
The children will be working on their physical development with PE sessions in the hall, soft play, sensory circuits and swimming. We will be working on ball games. The children focus on ball games such as football, basketball encouraging throwing and kicking skills. We will encourage the children to independently change their clothes for PE and swimming, using their fine motor skills. The children will be working on their individual targets for swimming.
The children will be working on their individual communication targets set by SLT, in a variety of environments such as soft play, swimming pool and forest school. PECS and Communication books go home daily to encourage the children to use these skills at home as well as school. The children will work on listening skills using navigation games where appropriate around the school.
The children will be given daily opportunities to mark make inside and in the outside environment. This will include gross motor movement. They will have opportunity to develop their fine motor skills. The children will have access to books daily and when appropriate individual reading activities will be introduced. The children in Sunshine class will be encouraged to take rubbings of the various materials around a building
The children in Sunshine will be exploring the buildings around them. We will be looking at what buildings include and are made from. The children in Sunshine will be encouraged to locate their house on google maps, this could be by using the navigator or typing in the address.
The children in Sunshine class will have sensory exploration through Sensology and Tac Pac. The children will have a range of construction materials to create models to describe. The children will be encouraged to use their imagination when constructing, problem solving the pieces fitting together.
The children in Sunshine are encouraged to put their belongings away in the morning and at the end of the day. The children will learn to get their snack ready, wash and dry their cup/bowl afterwards. We will encourage the children to get their coats and boots on ready for outside activities. The children in Sunshine will be encouraged to self-resource thinking about materials they made need to make a construction.
The children will be provided with daily opportunities through play to explore numbers and shapes. The children will focus on their individual targets through activities such as small world play, songs and hands on activities. Sunshine will focus on shapes, creating pictures and models with a variety of shapes.