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 Three year topic summary; Fun and Exciting Topics

 

 Primary 1 :             Poppy, Bluebell and Daisy class 

Autumn Term 2018  Me and My School; This was an engaging and relevant topic for our pupils and many organisations and adults support them throughout their lives and this topic enables their learning to be achieved across the curriculum and gives many opportunities to learn about professions, self and family.  In addition personal care and independence skills as well as continuing our physical programmes through body awareness, soft play, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, swimming, games and gymnastics.

Spring Term 2019 Dens and Sensory spaces; allowing pupils to explore and interact with their environment and transforming spaces from a calming and soothing place, to an exciting and engaging interactive space full of light and sound.

Summer Term 2019 Summer fun; we will be going on class trips to have a picnic, sports day and lots of outdoor games.

Autumn Term  2019 My senses; to increase awareness of our senses; smell, listening to music, taste and touching

Spring Term  2020 Make things happen; an action plan for our pupils will be in place to improve communication.

Summer Term  2020 Animals; talking about animals sounds, how they walk and how they communicate with us.

Autumn Term   2020 Me and My Family  this is a lovely topic where we can really get to know each other, which is a great start for our pupils who are new to us and a chance to get to know our pupils already with us even better.

Spring Term   2021 Weather: Spring is the perfect time to learn about the weather as we will be experiencing lots of weather changes throughout the term.

Summer Term  2021 Our Parks and Gardens; talking our parks and gardens what you can find; plants, ponds, and insects.

Teachers: Poppy – Sharon Ross

Bluebell – Tracy Walker and

Daisy class – Michaela Pogue   

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Primary 2:                  Sunflower, Rose and Buttercup class

Autumn Term  2018 Homes and Buildings; These were engaging topics for our pupils and enabled learning to be achieved across the curriculum. The activities gave us opportunities to learn about our own homes, different buildings, materials and the sensory aspects of buildings.

Spring Term   2019 People who help us; This is an engaging and relevant topic for our pupils and many organisations and adults support them throughout their lives and this topic enables their learning to be achieved across the curriculum and gives many opportunities to learn about professions, self and family.

Summer Term  2019 How things move; what make things move a force – push or pull ? we will find out more.

Autumn Term  2019  Journeys and adventures; discuss and talk about adventures using books and pictures.

Spring Term  2020 My Local Community; find out what is my community by looking at maps and pupils bringing in pictures.

Summer Term  2020 Magic and Change; learning about magic.

Autumn Term 2020 Traditional Stories and Poetry (multicultural); talking and learning about stories and poetry.

Spring Term 2021 Ourselves and our senses; learning about ourselves and senses; smell, noise and touching.

Summer Term 2021    Growth in animals and plants; discussing how animals and plants grow, we will be planting seeds.

 Teachers: Sunflower – Nikki Kemp

Rose – Vicky Moore

Buttercup class – Laura Keating

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Secondary 3:                                               Hawthorn, Ash and Willow class

Autumn Term 2018  & Autumn 2019   World Adventure and changing materialsThis was such an exciting topic, which engaged our students across the curriculum, giving them many opportunities to learn about different cultures, adventures and music.

Spring Term 2019 & Spring 2020 Space; This is such an exciting and engaging topic which is being used to teach all subjects across the curriculum, giving many opportunities to practice our communication and imagination.

Summer Term 2019 &  Summer Term 2020  Movement; an opportunity to focus on their body and ability in physio, PE and hydro/ swimming. There will be a continued emphasis on their communication with ‘Yes and No’ and building on their use of individual communication aid

Autumn Term 2020 Recycling; we work together with Secondary 4 and other departments to ensure we are not wasting any items.  Learning how to make things using recycled paper and plastic.

Spring Term 2021 Planet organic; looking at books and pictures to learn how we grow food such as tomatoes and potatoes.

Summer Term 2021 Water Our environment; we will learn out fresh water and waste water.

Teachers: Hawthorn – Sarah Hurrell

Ash- Kaja Niemantowska- Chrysostomou

Willow class- Teresa Simons

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Secondary 4:                                   Larch, Beech, Oak and Redwood classes

Autumn Term 2018  Film Premiere;  looking at different genres of movies and discussed which we liked best and why,we then  wrote, directed and filmed some of our own movies. We worked together to write a story and script, looking at different emotions, costumes, props and scenarios. We also looked at developing our independence and self help skills.

Spring Term 2019  Making our money grow – Recycling/up cycling;  Our Champion Recycle rs who will be encouraging all staff and students in the school to recycle paper, card, plastic, glass jars and clothes. We will be looking at how we can up cycle different objects and materials and sell them on to make some money for projects in Secondary 4.

Summer Term 2019 Great British Country Fair;  made items such as bunting, posters, games and crafts to sell, students will be working with our Step Into Dance Teacher to create a traditional Maypole Country Dance routine, Cooking – classes will be making cakes, biscuits and sweets,  games and activities that can be seen at Country Fairs such as coconut shy, hoop la, skittles, grab a duck and more.

Autumn Term 2019  The Great Exhibition; celebration of modern industrial technology and design, it was opened on the 1st May 1851 until the 15th October 1851.

Spring Term 2020  Making our money grow – Car boot/market; selling second hand and items that have been made in art and crafts lessons.

Summer Term 2020 Summer Festival; An exciting summer festival; dancing, music and fun activities.

Autumn Term 2020 Caring for our Community; learning what can we do – to care for our community and bring the community closer ?

Spring Term 2021  Making our money grow – Fashion and Beauty; selling second hand and items that have been made in art and crafts lessons.

Summer Term 2021 Construction and Buildings; learning about materials and constructions such as bridges, churches and schools.

Teachers: Redwood -Gary Smith

Larch- Jenny Buck

Oak – Lorraine Roberts

Beech class- Yvonne Clarke