Welcome back! Week beginning 13th January 2020.
Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, and have managed to shake off all the illnesses that were around. We are looking forward to 2020 and starting the new year off with a very exciting topic: The Blue Abyss. We will be looking at water, ice and steam, the weather, tropical oceans and polar seas, local bodies of water (definitely some pond dipping!) and water transport. Its going to be a busy term.
We are also very lucky because the Hedgehogs will be taking part in Forest Schools this half term which will give all the children a great opportunity to explore the woods every Wednesday afternoon. They will get messy so please make sure you send in waterproofs and wellies.
Week beginning 9th December 2019
Although Christmas is fast approaching, we have tried to keep it on the down low. In our celebrations topic, we have explored celebrations such as Hannukah, Thanks giving, Birthdays, Bonfire night and now Christmas. The children have really enjoyed our sensory trays and songs during each weeks focus.
This half term we have been trialling a new carpet time strategy which is aligned with 'attention autism' and it has really engaged the children at carpet time. Have a look at the photos below, you can see they LOVE it!
Week beginning Monday 18th November 2019
This week we have been continuing our celebrations theme by learning about birthdays. The children have been really enjoying exploring our sensory tray themed with different birthday objects and in maths weve been thinking about age and how old we are. Its been really engaging for the children!
Week beginning 4th November 2019
Now that our tablet is up and running, I'm hoping to be able to share much more of our learning on our class page. This week has been a busy first week back after half term and its been so lovely to see all the children cope so well with getting back and into routine, especially Ollie who is now able to sign our afternoon song!
Our topic this half term is 'Let's Celebrate' and its a perfect opportunity to look at lots of our own celebrations and celebrations from around the world. For more information about this, our topic maps can be found on the Phase 1 page.
With our new sensory room and movement rooms up and running, the children have had a great time exploring those.
Hello and welcome to our brand new class: Hedgehogs!
Not only are we a brand new class at Bracken Hill School, we are lucky enough to be in a newly renovated classroom with our own separate calm room and work room.
My name is Miss Clerkin and I am really excited to get started. We have two fantastic teaching assistants, Miss Corcoran and Mrs Killeen. Swimming is on a Monday and PE is on a Wednesday.