Badgers started off their week with a bit of problem solving. Some of the group started off reading the number, making the number on the Numicon outline and then collected all correct amount of cubes to build a tower. The other part of the group investigated finding and matching colours, this also used our fine motor and placing skills.
To help with our concentration, each day, Badgers participate in Attention Autism (Bucket) sessions. Below, you will see the stage 3 activity. Here, the young Badgers are able to participate in a teacher-led task. This task was to balance a toy on a finger and count 1, 2, 3, before returning the toy back to Lee.
Spring 2, only means one thing!!! SWIMMING. Yes Forest schools has finished and swimming has started. The group were so excited to get back into the swimming pool. Badgers started to retrieve objects, the put their faces in the water, enjoyed being splashed with water and some even went for a little swim (they had secretly been practising since our previous visit to the pool).
During PSHE we continued to work on welcoming and new baby into the family. This week, we looked at feeding and singing to the baby once they had been fed. Some of the Badgers were able to feed and hold the baby, whilst others showed their affection in a different way – a subtle kiss or a tap on the back.
Splish, splash, splosh! We had a bit of water play with on of our stage 3 bucket activities this week. We took our shoes and socks of and had a little paddle in the chilly water. We had to show good listening and turn taking so we could all have a go safely. We had so much fun – but please don’t mention the wet carpet ;).
Our Friday cooking was all about collecting, pouring and using a spoon. All of our Badgers experienced being able to scoop and pour from different heights and being able to pour in different pots. Lots of great work on our young Badger’s fine motor skills.
To end the week our young Badgers were working on their cutting and marking around the silhouette that were cut out.