Tag Archives: Numeracy

Just a short week of School in the Pine Room.

Numeracy, Colour Sorting and Fine Motor Skills, for these successful learners.

Listening to my Friends News.

Science – Gardening Time indoors due to the Scottish Weather – hail stones in MAY!!!

Picking our pots…

Bulbs, stems and flowers.

The life cycle of a Sunflower – putting these cards in the correct order.

MOVE – Lift pants and making friends.

MOVE – Big Stretches!!

Literacy – Character Recognition – Snow White is my favourite.

This week’s Superstar! For great work and concentration in Art.

Sensory Play with Bread Dough – great for stretching our hands out and gripping skills.

I love these Flappers!!

This confident individual is working on her writing skills.

Have a lovely weekend – Hope the SUN shines!!!

Creative Artwork in the Pine Room

“Are you Dancing?” – “Are you asking?”

“Come on Logan step in time!”

Working on our Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL) we are making some Forest Art work, using paint and bouncy balls – CLEVER!

Rolling side to side!!

WOW!!! What a Successful Learner!!!

A Confident Individual having fun carrying out his hard work,

Ready – this successful leaner is multi-tasking, doing her Art in her Standing Frame – ART and MOVE.

Working on our gripping skills – holding on to the bags, then dropping them on to the mat.

“What a score!”

“See if you can beat her?”

Rainbow Numeracy at Morning Group

“Paying for Snacks” Great money exchange from this effective contributor.

Money Matching

Great counting and building skills.

CRASH!!!!

“Lets make it higher Logan”

MOVE Rolling from side to side!!

Working on our Numeracy Skills.

A very successful learner working on his MOVE skills – great core muscle strength, fantastic reaching and stretching.

More Multi-purpose Flapper Skills  – Fencing – go Boyle!!!

Science – We are Planting our Morrison’s Seeds of Hope.

MOVE great Sitting.

Now for some well earned Sensory Play.

Working on my fine motor skills and trying to pick out the bouncy balls with the tongs – HEY!! not as easy as it looks!!!

Auditioning for Santa in the Christmas Show!

So much fun – but we are also stretching out our hands and fingers.

Mmmmm….  is there something in your hair?

Secondary Assembly

Enjoying to listening to Singing Hands and then using the AAC Devices to tell everyone ‘I am Happy’

IDL work – recognising the characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,

Benefits of Sensory Play, developing fine motor skills, gripping and stretching skills, and building up tactile tolerance.

Welcome to the Pine Class Snack Café, we are working on our numeracy and money exchange skills.

Even offering a Speedy Shopper delivery service.

Global Goals 16 – we are looking at the roles of the Police in our Community.

There has been a robbery in the Pine Room, someone has broken in and stolen the Jaffa Cakes!!! Dial 999 and ask for the Police!

Lets look for clues, a fingerprint – who’s is it??? We need to take everyone’s fingerprints.

So WHODUNIT? “Sorry young lady you have been nicked”

OH NO!!! someone has eaten all the evidence!!! Case dismissed!!!

Creating cause and effect making the unicorn laugh – MOVE – looking good in your new Standing Frame!

Finishing our IDL Art

Message for the ECO-CAPTAIN use everyday objects clipped on clothes pegs to create mini pain brushes – very creative.

WOW!! What amazing work

Get ready for FRIDAY DISCO!!! Music and MOVEment!!

Hard work time – Colour Sorting and Fine Motor Skills.

MOVE – Great sitting – Have a lovely weekend everyone!!!

ILP Targets Success – Successful Learners

The boys were Successful Learners this week when completing individual numeracy work. The tasks included balancing numbers, telling the time in different parts of the world, sharing a whole item, counting money and matching activities to morning or afternoon. Each boy showed excellent understanding and great effort at their numeracy work.

      

Active Numeracy Skills – Effective Contributors

Last Friday the Transition class put their numeracy skills to good use. They were Effective Contributors . They collected all the small pots they could find and shared them equally among 13 classes. This was to let the classes plant their sunflower seeds that were kindly donated to the school by Morrisons. The boys also shared the seeds equally among the classes. Once they start to grow the sunflowers will be planted all together to create a whole school sunflower meadow,

Welcome Back Pine Class – we have missed you!

We were all so HAPPY to be back together in the Pine Room – Hooray!!!

Have you met Mrs McLaughlin, she is a new Pine Lady!

Our Interdisciplinary Theme is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, we are working on character identification – this is Sleepy!

And this is Happy!

Lets get moving and get our exercises done.

In Science we are planting and watching things grow – order your Lettuce and Spinach from the Pine Class – ready about June!!

Remember the water!!!

“I can use my Flapper to pat down the soil”

Ready for Assembly.

It was great to see all our School Friends and we loved this new song

Cover me in Sunshine

“Hello…Mr Campbell”

Time for some MOVE – hand exercises and stretching out.

MOVE and Numeracy  – making choices!

This successful learner is helping others with their counting skills.

Responsible Citizen – getting the lettuce watered.

BINGO!!!

An unimpressed winner!

Sensory Fun.

Getting ready to work on our Motor Skills.

“Hello! Welcome to the Pine Class, today I will be talking to some of the Students about their experiences so far this week”

” We had Fantastic Chocolate Cake today for snack – will that happen everyday?”

“I am having a great week and have loved seeing all my friends.”

“This coming to school is great!! BUT not as great as KILLIE!!!”

“No Comment!”

Shields sing us another song!!

Another Sunny Song to practice your signing.

Here comes the Sun

Dancing ourselves Dizzy – MOVE Fun!

Some Storytelling  after snack –  think there was a goal scored??

Global Goal 17

World Earth day is observed every year on the 22nd of April to help create awareness about pollution and to celebrate the environment of our blue planet.  Today we made lovely sun-catchers, kept the lights turned out (as much as possible) and made a parachute den, that we had a sing song in!!    Click the link below to watch and listen to a lovely wee story.

Last Tree in the City

“Happy Earth Day”

Again, using my multi purpose flapper for this task!

WOW!!!!

Look up !!

The view from the floor – Amazing!

Fun with Torches.

Pine Class Friends.

Friday Morning DISCO!!! What a confident individual.

Baby Shark Rap!!!

First week of all being together has been great, we are all very tired and ready for the weekend.

See you all Monday

xxxxx

Together Again in Oak

We are very happy to have almost the everyone within the Oak class back for their first full week!

We have jumped straight back into our usual routine and back on top of things with a very busy week filled with lots of hard work.

They have all been confident individuals in all the tasks that have been set.

In literacy we have completed lots of listening and comprehension tasks, along with working on our reading and forming sentences in a logical order.

This week in numeracy we have been recapping and checking our knowledge on our time and money work.

   

We love to be very active in the Oak class and we have enjoyed lots of sensory movement breaks to help us refocus between all our hard work tasks.  Here we have two very flexible young men taking part in our yoga session.  We do yoga every day before we have lunch.

   

This week as part of our Health and Well-being work and Rights Respecting School we have been thinking about talking about what makes a good friend.  Everyone confidently identified their friend then gave some great answers as to why they are their friend.

We have been working on our individual activities that have been set for us to help improve our fine motor skills and hand grip.

Effective Contributors – Upcycling

The Transition were Effective Contributors when they finished one of their upcycling projects. The roads and road signs are ready for delivery to the primary classes after the Easter Holiday. The boys at the beginning of the week used their numeracy skills to measure and count to make up their order to finish one of our other projects, the bottle greenhouse. Well done boys!

     

Confident Individuals – Construction Numeracy Skills

The Transition boys were Confident Individuals this week when planning the end of their greenhouse build. The roof needs to be completed but we are low on materials. The boys successfully measured the length of each cane to make sure we could get the correct ones. They counted rows on the back of the greenhouse to calculate how many canes would be needed for the roof. Finally they counted the number of bottles in each row to work out how many bottles we would need. 33 rows with 10 bottles on each equals 330 bottles! We also took the opportunity to neaten up the top of the canes and tidy up.

     

Welcome Back Pine Class!!

Well we are welcoming back some Pinettes this week!

Monday, Numeracy and MOVE was our focus these confident individuals were building towers …and having great fun knocking them down!!!

Following the Rainbow Dots 1,2,3…..

Someone needed a rest – great sitting!

This happy boy was enjoying some new Singing Hands Videos.

So lets practice our signing and our numbers.

Elephant have Wrinkles🐘🐘🐘

Makaton – Fruit Song🍏🍇🍌

Makaton – Vegetable Song🥔🥕🍅

Tuesday – well we decided that because some of the boys wouldn’t be in for Comic Relief on Friday we would have some Comic Relief Fun.

Making Monster Faces with Red Noses, picking Superhero Mask …Guess Who?

Red Nose Cupcakes – yum!!

This Successful Learner is making choices.

Tuesday was a beautiful sunny day so we managed to get outside to the playground.

On Wednesday this successful learner practiced her Fine Motor Skills and Numeracy Skills.

Exercising today we were dancing to some 70’s Disco and ‘Danced ourselves Dizzy!’

Great sitting – Mrs Smallwood can we get a Drum kit in the Pine Room???

Another lovely day – out to fed the birds – tuppence a bag!

What a pout!!!

Friends watching a Snow White Story.

Snow White Story 🍎

MOVE – Standing, Walking and Sitting practice!

Hiding from the camera!!

BOO!!!

We decorated cupcakes for Comic Relief.

Cool Cakes!!

Great spreading skills – yummy!!!

Making Choices.

One bite or two????

This new board is AMAZING – I feel like I am at Bon Jovi’s concert!!!

Hello Friend.

Playground FUN!!!

Guess who these Comic Relief Superheroes are??

Making choices and funny faces.

Have a lovely weekend Pinettes

Love

The Pine Ladies

xxxx