Welcome to Maple class
Children: 3 boys and 3 girls
Staff: Hilary & Lisa
Summer Term 2019
The focus for our activities this term is “A Magic Carpet Ride”. We have been experiencing a range of sensory activities which encourage requests for more, anticipation, sustained attention and independent exploration. These activities include sensory stories about flying on a magic carpet and taking a journey to Egypt, as well as music, sensology, exploring the outdoor sensory trail and taking part in Forest School activities. We enjoy our weekly nurturing touch massage sessions when we listen to music and interact with a variety of tactile objects such as warm rice bags and water balloons. We have also had fun smelling and tasting spicy foods such as sweet chilli crisps, cinnamon and peppers.
We have enjoyed listening to music and sounds from around the world such as a rainforest, an Indian band and a Chinese gong. Some of our favourite stories have been “The Gruffalo”and “Mouses Cheese Hunt”. We have been exploring our environment through messy play activities with ice, sand, water and grass.
Spring Term 2019
The focus for activities is “On the Farm”. During the term pupils will experience a range of sensory activities to encourage requests for more, anticipation, sustained attention and independent exploration. These activities will include sensory stories about a tractor ride and The Ugly Duckling, music, sound bath, sensology, The Three Little Pigs outdoor sensory trail story, nurturing touch and Old MacDonald’s farm story.
The children will have access to a range of physical activities including rebound therapy, hydrotherapy, daily physiotherapy, mat time, use of a range of equipment such as, benches, wedges and standing/walking frames. .
We have enjoyed listening to sensory stories about the farm and like to hear the sounds of the different animals as well as experience a variety of different textures.
We all have our favourite activities which include learning to feed ourselves, responding to different sounds and listening to opera!
Autumn Term 2018
The focus for our activities this term is Autumn. During the term pupils will experience a range of sensory activities which will include Sensory Story; The Leaf Man, music, sound bath, sensology, Scarecrow Story, nurturing touch and Autumn Walk Story.
We will listen to Autumn music, pausing to explore autumn sights, sounds, smells and touches when out in the local community. We will also listen to Autumn stories and experience messy play activities such as investigating inside a pumpkin.
We also have great fun dressing up for whole school events such as Harvest Festival and the Christmas show.