Hedgehog homes and tracking prints! This week we tried to see if we had any hedgehog visitors overnight! Sadly- we did not- but we had fun making a little home for them!
WW1 Trench Model making in Art!
Tuesday 4th December 2018. This term we are studying WW1. We took a trip to the Imperial War Museum in London to explore and help our understanding of WW1. We saw the trenches, machines, transport, uniforms, weapons and more!
Bubble Madness! A new bubble machine in the Nook means lots of sensory fun outside!
D&T, living skills and cooking! Today we made ‘pizza wheels’ and banana milkshakes! Collecting equipment, making sure we had the ingredients needed and following step by step instructions, yummy!
ICT. We tried coding this week by using the Lego programme- ‘WeDo’. Oguz had to build a Lego robot model following the instructions carefully and then programming it using code to move. Well done Oguz!
The Lego robot, ‘Milo’ that Oguz created using the ‘WeDo’ programme, great fun!
Off he goes!
Remembrance Celebration. This week we have looked at WW1 as part of our new topic and Remembrance Day too.
November 2018. Gardening time! This week we have been organising the plant beds in our playground. We de-weeded and tidied up before planting onions, garlic and a variety of new flowers. Fingers crossed we see the fruits of our labour in Springtime 2019!
Sweep! As part of this years whole school literacy project we have been working on ‘Sweep’ by Louise Grieg. In the Nook this week we have created a 3D diarama of the character, Ed, in his town, amongst the leaves he has been sweeping through and creating havoc with! We also dressed as Ed to get into character too!
Film Club!!!!!! End of term film club!
D&T- making cupcakes!!!! Last week of Autumn a term 1- exploring cooking skills, working independently and following a list of instructions.
Messy Play!!!! Sometimes to help us relax and to regulate ourselves we can do some messy play too!!!
PE. This term in PE we have been working on; agility, balance, co-ordination, working with equipment and in pairs too. Oguz has worked really hard and has managed to perfect his "tuck jump" at last!
D&T. This week we made Pizzas in our D&T lesson. We designed our pizzas beforehand, chose our ingredients and then had a lot of fun tasting new food and making the pizzas! Yum!
Swing time! We love our swing in the Nook, we can use it at play times and also for sensory breaks too!
Promoting independence. In the Nook we know that some pupils find working independently a challenge and learning new skills can be a challenge too. This week Oguz has learnt to tie his shoe laces for the first time and is now doing so consistently. He is also working independently too- following clear steps and using his help card if things get too tricky, well done Oguz, what fantastic achievements!
Spread the Happiness "Buy a book Day". Each pupil at Waterside was able to choose a book of their choice and Mr Griffiths purchased them as part of our Spread the Happiness Day!
Mindfulness. In the Nook we enjoy our mindfulness sessions. Relaxing our bodies and relaxing our minds. Mindfulness helps us with our anxiety and how to manage our breathing to relax our bodies- especially when we are stressed or worried.
Spread the Happiness- Chocolate Milkshake Day 12-09-2018
Today we celebrated chocolate milkshake day as part of our Spread the Happiness scheme! We chose three different brands of milkshake and had a fun time taste testing.