Hi Bumblebee families!👋
What a week we have had!😊 This week, our children have had so many special moments. We have had lots of vocalisations, lots of breakthroughs and they are all absolutely thriving with our structured daily routines in Bumblebees.
In our Monday problem solving session, the children have worked so hard in a variety of ways. As part of our workstation tasks, we have worked on missing number lines, to ordering numbers, colour sorting and puzzle matching! 🧩
As part of our small group table activities, we completed numicon printing. The children made a choice of numicon, dipped it into their choice of paint, and then printed this onto paper. We then counted how many holes their were to recognise which numicon was printed 🧮
On Tuesday, we travelled over to our Walsall Wood site 🚌. Unfortunately, we could not swim this week. Instead, we utilised the ‘rainbow room’ soft play equipment, and the multi-sensory room✨
On Wednesday, we have a cooking session 👩🍳. The children have loved getting used to some new cooking equipment the past few weeks. This week we used this equipment, such as a wooden spoon to stir with, creating polar bear biscuits 🍪
The children also had the choice of access to our dough station, using a rolling pin to ‘roll’, cutters and a wooden knife to ‘cut’. This is something that we often have out during a cooking session to get the children used to the motions of ‘making’. Some of our children even tried on the chefs hat 👨🍳.
On Thursday, we like getting creative in Bumblebees 👩🎨. Our session this week included polar bear pictures! The children were given the option to use collaging materials to pick the feel of their polar bear, but lots of our children opted for simple pens, crayons and stampers instead 🤩. It was so nice to see all of our children volunteering themselves to join in with an activity altogether; every single child had a great go at this around the table as a group 🤍
As a 1:1 activity, the children also completed a ‘Bouncy Ball Painting’ following our Attention Autism stage 3! Each child got the opportunity to come and pick a bouncy ball, dip this in a choice of paint colours, and then drop this into the tray and roll it around to make marks 🖌️🤹
On Friday, we got up to lots of our usual fun! Parachute time, and using our communication aids to make a request during snack time. However, we also got to celebrate our lovely TA’s birthday – happy birthday Amanda!🎈🥳🎂
See you all next week!
The Bumblebees team🐝