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Summer 2

Dough Disco

Here are some new dough discos for you to enjoy at home. The songs have been adapted to be all about dough.

 

https://youtu.be/aAo2h36DVfA

 

https://youtu.be/o9D5lfqZF3o

 

https://youtu.be/BOLR3pQt8zg

Summer 1

Body Percussion

Here is a link for resources on body percussion. Using our bodies to make sounds is something we do lots of at school.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb9djhv

Story - Everybody Worries

 

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Dough Disco

Please find below two Dough Disco videos. Click the links below to watch the videos.

 

Dough Disco - Fleur East - Sax

 

Dough Disco - Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

I know lots of you really enjoy water play so below are some ideas of how you can play with water at home.

Here are some rainbow activities to brighten up your day!

Sound Activity

Here is a link to a website where you can use your voices to make the balls move. You can practise making loud sounds, quiet sounds and even animal sounds. 

 

https://bouncyballs.org

Sensory Exploration

Below are some ideas to encourage sensory exploration. I hope you have fun giving them a go. 

More of the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Down on the Farm

Keep Moving

Here are a variety of ways to get moving. Some of them could even be attempted outside to enjoy the sunshine.

Using balloons to encourage communication

Below are some fun ideas of how you can use balloons to encourage communication.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar read by Chrissie

 

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Kitchen Activities

Below are some great ideas to keep you busy in the kitchen.

Rice

Rice is a wonderful resource many of us have in our homes. Please see below for some great guidance on how you can use rice to engage in sensory play.

Gross Motor Skills

Below are some wonderful ideas to improve gross motor skills using a ball.

Colander Activities

Below are some great activities to try with a colander.

Home Learning

Easter Home Learning Ideas

Below are some fantastic learning ideas you can do at home. They cover a range of learning goals from role play to communication and use everyday things from your home.

Taste Safe Paint

Here is a fantastic recipe that you could make with your child at home. 
It can be kept in the fridge for up to 6 months and would be great for children to explore paints safely and create their own artwork.

Sensory Art Ideas

Please see below for some ideas for some lovely sensory art ideas.

Sensory Bottles

Please see below some guidance on how to make and use sensory bottles.

Down on the farm

Our topic next half term is down on the farm. See below for some lovely activities based around this topic including some lovely sensory ideas.

Moana Themed Activities

Below are some great creative Moana themed activities which will help develop communication and fine motor skills. Don’t forget to get moving to some of the songs at the end (link below).

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXsTYn-i7cbcb3Usvt9o8uxLQTV3g8hun

Autism - how does Intensive Interaction help people with ASD?

A short description of the aims and working principals of Intensive Interaction, and the benefits of the approach to people with ASD. There is also some over...

Dough Disco

At school the children regularly take part in dough disco to help develop their finger strength and fine motor skills. Here are some videos you can try with your child. These could be done once a day as repetition is great! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSBO8N4ctJg&list=PLtw-7Jf06an2kfRMTdYqf21GkM0YT2HaP 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc 

 

Here is a handy no-cook playdough recipe that you can make at home. You could also get your child involved in making it with you!

Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe – Simply mix then kneed all the ingredients together

 

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • 1/2 cup salt.
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • food colouring (optional)

We went to find the red monster

Fun in the snow!

Spring 2

Magic Train Ride 

So far our magic train ride had taken us to the jungle, under the sea and to space! 

Take a look at the picture! 

Welcome back Toucan Class

Happy New Year, I hope you all enjoyed your holidays. There has been some changes to Toucan Class over the holiday. Two of our friends have moved to a different class and we have gained three new friends. We have also had some changes with staffing, 5 members of staff in Toucan Class are now, myself Rachel (class teacher), Tracey (TA3), Libby, Sam and Sian. 

 

We have lots to look forward to this term, take a look at the curriculum map below to see what is happening. 

 

 

Spring One Curriculum Map

Autumn 2

Firework Painting

Whizz Bang

Autumn 1

Snakes and Ladders

Hello and welcome to Toucan Class

 

I'm Rachel, the class teacher in Toucan Class. I am very excited to meet you all and I'm looking forward to all the fun things we will get up to this year! Working with me in Toucan Class will be Jayne, Maddy, Libby and Sam. We have 7 boys in our class. 

 

This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'All about Me', we will learn about our body and senses as well as our friends and our school. During our English sessions, we will be reading the story Silly Suzy Goose. 

 

Please see below for an overview of all the things we will be getting up to this year. 

 

 

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