We had a brilliant lesson today identifying the effects of air resistance. We created a parachute to see who could get their egg to the floor safely. The children did amazing identifying materials in which would stop the egg from smashing.
This week during Chestnut intervention group the group have focused on using fine motor skills, turn taking and sharing, hand eye co- ordination, thinking skills, working together, problem solving and recognising the zones of regulation. Fun practical activities have included treasure hunt for gold coins, hand football challenge, jumping into the correct colour hula hoop for zone of emotion and passing the pom- pom using pincher grippers. They have also shared the interest of some groovy music. Look out for next week we are developing our life skills.
Today for our English lesson we practiced our performance of the play ‘How the birds got their colours’. The children experienced why tone and the importance of performing is needed for acting in a play. We had a practice with performing the play and we did it without our play scripts!
We started to understand why the importance of performing helps explain a story through the use of a play script. Well done Birch it was an excellent performance.
During Chestnut intervention group today the group followed a structured visual schedule to participate in a baking activity. Skills used were turn taking, listening and following instructions and personal safety when baking. They then listened to Miss Ennis read a lovely story all about a recycling a box and the children decided that for an art project they can recycle a box next week and make it into a train, aeroplane or a board game about flags. They cannot wait to decorate and eat their cakes too.