This term Harburn have been busy on a Seasonal Exploration. We took advantage of the rain and got all our waterproofs on to go out and splash in the puddles – Fernando and Scott had a great time! Scott even managed to use his new walker outside for a short time – well done Scott! We have been out and about in the local area to look at the changes to the trees as we moved from autumn to winter and collected lots of pine cones, twigs and leaves to explore when we got back to the class.
At the end of November we celebrated St Andrew’s day by making some shortbread for our snack and having a ceilidh in the class.
Once December started we got all Christmassy…we went from 5 pupils to 6 with the addition of our cheeky elf Tinsel. The boys in Harburn really enjoyed taking elfie selfies with Tinsel and other pupils from around the school and helping to make sure that Tinsel got involved in all our class activities. Throughout the month we completed lots of different arts and crafts. Fraser was not so sure about making a reindeer to send home to begin with but he did have a go and made fantastic decorations to take home. Callan has started to enjoy art activities and will have a go independently.
One of our highlights was the Christmas Carnival – we were acrobats. We used the hoops to spin around in (with the help of a chair!) and had our very own strongman.
Next term we will finish off our seasonal exploration topic by thinking about winter and then we will be thinking about “People who help us”.
We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a happy new year from everyone in Harburn!