It has been so lovely to welcome the Phase 1 pupils back to school this term. We have had a few colleagues join our department from across the Academy and beyond. In addition, we have welcomed many new students into Lower Phase 1 and all are settling well, enjoying their new learning environments.
Our Specialist Intervention Nursery has also moved off-site and is now located on the Cherry Orchard Academy site. Our very young learners are enjoying the new location and resources which is having a positive impact on their learning both with us and beyond our Academy.
had the privilege of having new students join the school who have been delightful to teach. We have been able to do some fantastic paintings with the children and taking some time out to know more about them individually. We have seen a lot of progress with each child in the class, some of which has amazed the staff in Koala class so much and working very closely with the children’s parents has also helped us to do more for each child.
have focused on learning about who we are and how important we are. During our craft and sensory lessons, we have been using our senses to make choices. One of our favorite activities has been tasting and smelling new foods and making pancake and pasta smiley faces. We have watched the weather change from summer to autumn and have enjoyed group learning such as parachute games, treasure hunts and sensory mark making outside.
have all settled back into school really well and are responding positively to new routines. This term’s topic has been ‘all about me’ and we have also explored the artist Van Gogh. We have made starry night pictures using bubble wrap and drawn around each other in science, identifying body parts as we go.