Aqua Class enjoyed a week of exploring stories and books to celebrate World Book Week 2019. Our activities included creating our own books, sharing our sensory story and a very popular Food Technology lesson baking a 'Bruce Bogtrotter' chocolate cake from the Roald Dahl story Matilda.
Enjoy our photos of us enjoying our sensory story at the local library all dressed up in our book character costumes.
Spring Term 1 2019
Aqua Class have been enjoying their new topic all about Liverpool. We have been inspired by the music of The Beatles, especially our favourite song 'Penny Lane'. Our sensory/massage story includes fun props from the song including a fire engine, instruments, Beatles wigs and some very popular fish and chips! Aqua Class have been very busy making some Liverpool themed art works to link to our topic.
We're Going to the Zoo!
Aqua Class enjoyed a fantastic day out to Chester Zoo with our whole school. The children were so well behaved and enjoyed looking at lots of animals including elephants, sloths, penguins and monkeys. Special thanks to our lovely volunteers who helped to make the day run smoothly and make sure the children had a great time.
Autumn Term 1
Welcome back to school everybody! Aqua class have made a great start to the new school year and getting to know new faces in our group. This year our class team is Amy, Tracey and Ann, with Kirsten helping us at lunch time too. We are really enjoying getting to know the children and their unique characters!
Our theme for this term is a sensory story called 'Into the Gruffalo Woods'. We imagine a journey through a woodland and meet lots of creatures on the way including a soft mouse, a fierce fox, a wise owl, a slithering snake and a growling Gruffalo! Each of the children have a favourite prop in our story box and we all like taking our turn to pop the 'wart' on the end of the Gruffalo's nose! We will be having a trip to the park next week to enjoy our story amongst the trees to capture the sense of the story.
Autumn Term 1 2017
We are a busy class of 4 boys and 1 girl. There are 3 staff in Aqua class, Vickey, Tracey and David. We have settled really well into the new term and we have been busy getting to know each other and getting used to our new daily routine.
We follow a sensory based curriculum in Aqua class with a focus on developing our readiness for learning, engagement levels and our social communication skills. Each activity is also planned and structured to promote and develop our independence in all areas. All of the activities we engage in are multi-sensory and this helps to develop our discovery and investigative skills. Many of our teaching and learning activities are also linked to our interests and preferences so as to encourage active engagement and to promote play based learning.
This page will be updated regularly with all of the latest news and photographs from Aqua class so be sure to visit our class page regularly to see what we have been up to as the term progresses.
Summer Term 2018
Aqua class have been enjoying the Summer term so far and definitely all of the lovely hot, sunny weather. Our first topic this term is 'Barefoot Books'. We all love to watch and listen to the catchy songs and our learning will focus on the book 'Over in the Meadow'. We will be learning about lots of different meadow animals and getting out and about in our local community.
Our topic after half term is very exciting as we are planning and attending our very own music festival at Elleray Park called 'Elleray Fest!!!' There will be lots going on with performances, food and arts and crafts. More details to follow soon.
Spring term 1 - January 2018
Aqua class have had a very busy start to the new year. We have settled really well back into the new term and all of the children are responding well to the structure and routine of the school day. Our new topic is 'Food, Glorious Food' and the children are really enjoying the topic so far which has included lots of tasty food related activities - have a look at our subject pages below to see what we have been up to so far. This term we are also very lucky to have a forest school session every Tuesday afternoon, we will be visiting Royden Park to explore the great outdoors and to take our learning outside the classroom.
Autumn Term 2 2017
Hello everybody, Aqua class have had a very busy start to the new term. We have been very busy exploring our new topic 'Celebrations'. So far we have learnt about Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire Night. In the next few weeks we will also be learning about Birthdays and of course, Christmas! We have also started a weekly rebound session which we all enjoy very much - its so much fun bouncing on the trampoline and we are also lucky enough to enjoy a judo session every week as well. Make sure you have a look at our photograph pages below so you can see what we have been up to so far.