The Inclusion Centre for SEMH
The Inclusion Centre for SEMH
Summer Term 2019
The World of the Dinosaurs
‘For our final term of this academic year we are heading back millions of years to study the World of the Dinosaurs for our Topic. We will be looking at the different types of dinosaurs and what their world would be like. We will be studying the various types of dinosaurs and what the three time periods they would have come from. Not only that, but we will be cooking up some Dinosaur related foods and producing some Dino inspired Art projects.
From the Triassic, Jurassic and the Cretaceous to the land of Fairy Tales for our English lessons. We will be studying a wide variety of different stories and looking at the language and the structure of them with the aim being that the children will be able to create their very own fairy tale!
We are looking at our Woodland walks being involved in the work with our English and being creative with our locations. We are planning a trip to Moors Valley Country Park and taking a walk around their new Fairy Tale trail to help inspire our writers.
And finally, with it being the Summer Term, we are working with the topic of ‘Change’ in our Social and Emotional sessions. For all of the children, there will be lots of things changing around them and involving them within the setting and we feel that preparation for this change is one of the most important activities of the term.
Welcome Back Everybody!!
This term is so busy for the Inclusion centre as we have lots of new friendly faces in our classroom. Throughout the day we will be focusing on our team building skills and making new friends. We will talk about our feelings openly and learn how to offer help if our class friends need it. To make our team building extra exciting we go on a Woodland walk every Monday and have daily lessons, such as P4C, Circle time, Speaking and Listening and Celebration books to reflect on how we feel and get to know each other.
Our Topic this term is Animals. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to learn about animals in their different habitats. We have a trip to Longdown activity farm coming up and we have already spent three days away camping in the forest. We will look at the life cycle of animals and why some animals are kept as pets and others are not.
In English we are reading the story ‘The Ugly 5’ written by Julia Donaldson. The animals in the story feel really sad because they are being judged on how they look. We want to make them feel better, so we are writing interesting fact files to promote their strengths and show how they are valued in their environment. We are writing riddles and super sentences to describe our African animals in an appealing way in order to create our own class African Safari by the end of term.
The inclusion centre split Maths into two class groups based on the key stage they are in. At the moment KS1 are looking at our number bonds to ten and creating number stories to show this. In KS2 we are learning column addition using three digit numbers.
In P.E our team building work continues, we are working hard to listen carefully to instructions and work together in small groups to achieve our best scores in different obstacle courses. We are also very lucky to have a interactive yoga class once a week, we have been on a number of mystical adventures and built on our core strength at the same time.
Once a week we go to the cookery room and follow instructions to make different recipes. The children then have a choice to take them home to share with their families if they wish too.
Finally on a Friday we get to work on our computing skills on the ipads/laptops. We especially love the maths games on a programme called Sumdog as we get to compete against each other in a fun way.