Welcome to Amber Class (Resourced Provision)

In Amber Class, we have lots of lovely adults that help us. Our class teacher is Miss Smith and our SEN teaching assistants are Mr Northin, Mr Locke-Edmunds, Miss Siree and Miss Oxford. The staff in Amber Class ensure that they provide the best learning opportunities so that children can become successful in all that they do, confident in their own abilities and responsible citizens that contribute positively to society

In Amber Class, we are a friendly team who work and play together. We love to have fun whilst we are learning and taking on new, exciting challenges. In Amber Class we know how important it is to use our manners and be respectful to others. We help each other when we can and are known for being kind and polite.

Curriculum

We have many exciting topics in Amber Class. Our curriculum is personalised to each individual learner. Our themes this year are:

  • Autumn 1: There’s only one me!
  • Autumn 2: Commotion in the Ocean.
  • Spring 1: Rumble in the Jungle
  • Spring 2: Travel and Transport
  • Summer: Dungeons and Dragons

 

We love going outside and learning through play. We are very lucky to have our own outdoor area where we have lots of opportunities to learn including our own area to garden in and outdoor equipment such as swings and bridges.

 

Throughout the year, we have lots of wonderful activities planned. During our ‘There’s only one me!’ topic we will design and create our own friendship bracelets for one another. We will also draw self-portraits and focus on our use of colour. In our ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ topic we will learn all about the deep blue sea and what can be found in the ocean.  ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ topic is all about animals. It is during this topic that we will venture out and explore Tropical World, looking at the different animals and what they need to survive. During our ‘Travel and Transport’ topic we will develop our awareness of the wider world by travelling to Ilkley by train. Our Summer topic ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ is all about exploring the world of castles and their history throughout the ages. We will read lots of different books that include dragons as their main character such as Julia Donaldson’s ‘Zog’.

 

Morning Movement

Developing our fine motor skills is incredibly important. Having secure fine motor skills will help children with grip and precision grasping. This is crucial for activities such as writing and using scissors. Every morning, children will be encouraged to take part in our ‘Dough Disco’ session. This is a fun way to wake the brain up and get our fingers moving. Children will be given a piece of playdough and different songs will be played each morning to wake us up and get us ready for a great day of learning.

You can practice this at home using the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc

Once you have learnt the moves, why not practice them at home to your favourite songs!

 

Reading

In Amber Class we love reading. We are encouraged to read every day with the adults and have timetabled sessions where we are able to read books that interest us either from our class reading corner or the school library. Throughout the year, we will have the opportunity to read lots of different books in our English lessons. Here are some of the books we will read:

Some of our favourite books can also be read as animated stories on YouTube. Please follow the links to access these clips:

The Hungry Caterpillar- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

The Gruffalo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

Giraffes Can’t Dance- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjsLK5vwNU

 

Reading for Pleasure

Every child in Amber class has been allocated their very own book bag complete with a reading for pleasure book and reading record. We change our books every Monday and will expect your child to bring it with them on a Monday ready for a new reading book to be given.

 

P.E

Our P.E lessons are on a Monday and Thursday. We use these sessions to focus on developing both our gross and fine motor skills. We also strongly encourage learners to independently change into their P.E kits to develop their personal care abilities.

Outdoor Kit:                                                     Indoor Kit:                                   

Plain White T-Shirt                                           Plain White T-Shirt

Black/Navy Tracksuit Bottoms                      Black Shorts

Black/Navy Hoody                                           Black Pumps or Trainers

Black Pumps or Trainers

 

Homework

In Amber Class we are expected to do one piece of homework each week. This is due back on a Monday. Homework will now be submitted onto the online Seesaw platform for your child to access and complete. We love to celebrate our home learning and certificates will be given out for some of the best pieces. They will also be put on display in our classroom.

 

 

Our Classroom

We have a safari themed reading area with lots of different animals painted on the walls.

Our outdoor sheltered area now has the soft play available for you to use, as well as other fun provision activities.

We have our very own Sensory Room. We have had a full wall painted with jelly fish that glow under the LED lights. We have also installed mirrors on the walls and an interactive music board.

We like to keep you up to date with the wonderful and exciting things taking place in Amber class please follow us on Twitter: Carrwood_Amber_Class @AmberCarrwood