This week, classes across the school have been creating lots of lovely art work using colour, scrunched up tissue paper and foil to celebrate the 'Bonfire Night'. Pupils have also been collecting a lot of the beautiful golden leaves that are around the school to create autumn pictures.
This week in Early Years, we were busy exploring the different senses experienced on bonfire night. We enjoyed making the sound of fireworks using drums and using glitter, shaving foam and paint to create beautiful firework pictures.
Some of us experienced the sound of a bonfire by walking over twigs and bubble wrap. It was lots of fun!
This week classes in the semi-formal pathway were visited by author and illustrator Chris Wormell who came to read his children's story George and the Dragon. The learners were encouraged to take part in the story through role play and a range of sensory activities. Organised by our two trainee teachers, all of the classes involved were able to explore the world that Chris had created and were able to practice their artistic skills with him by drawing their own dragons!
This week Roald Dahl class and Malala class have been composing music with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. They are collaborating with other schools to produce one collective performance titled, A New Created World!
The learners composed a beat, rhythm, melody and lyrics based around the 'New World' theme. They will be performing the final piece, amongst other songs and instrumentals at The Royal Albert Hall in March 2020.
Students in Bill Gates Class enjoyed an interactive week together, exploring different textures, smells and vibrations on the resonance board.
During their Functional Skills and Communication sessions, students interacted with staff and exciting resources using facial expressions (smiling!), eye contact and through switch work.