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Hummingbird Module Summary

NEXUS SCHOOL: MODULE SUMMARY

Module SummaryTerm 3Hummingbird
Physical Development

Every day the pupils complete a sensory circuit to prepare for learning. Every Thursday we also have a PE session in the hall working on turn taking and learning new skills this term looking at playing different games and working with a partner.

Art and Design

Art and design this term is related to this terms topic ‘Our School Community”. Making pictures, looking at different areas of the school.

Personal, social and emotional development

Working alongside peers to share activities and turn taking including parachute games, sand play and lego therapy.  Making independent choices through individual communication. Developing skills such as independent changing for PE, getting equipment for snack and lunch and attending different sessions.

Music

Interactive music lessons throughout the week using a variety of musical instruments and songs. This term practising using instruments together in small groups. Music on the smart TV.

Computing

We use a range of activities in computing such as the interactive whiteboard, ipads and clicker 6 to help with typing, using the mouse and touch screen to make choices.

Maths

This term in maths we are continuing to use money through our tuck shop on a Friday, we are learning about numbers and colours through Lego therapy. We will complete practical activities and workstation tasks to support our understanding.

Communication and Language

Reading: Using familiar stories based on our term topic, we talk about what we can see, begin to predict the ending and help to read some words within the book. We are beginning to answer questions on the books we have read.

Writing: We use a variety of different materials to make marks such as art materials and computing software. We are beginning to add colour to pictures practising our tripod grips.

Speaking and listening: Different forms of communication are used throughout the day, each student has an individual means of communication including PECS and communication books, we use communication throughout the day to be more independent and make more choices and some students are working on phonics.

Attention Autism-We will be working on Stage 1, 2 and 3 this term and continuing to help support pupils concentration skills throughout the day.

Food Technology

This term we will practice following a simple recipe and weighing ingredients and will make different things using pastry.