Remembrance

Nightingales this week have been exploring Remembrance. Bev, Oakwood’s music specialist was in class this week, who gave learners a sensory experience of remembering the armed forces service men and woman. There were the sounds of marching for hearing awareness, visual and tactile awareness when the poppies were dropped from a height and the flag which was presented in front of the pupils.

During creative, Nightingales explored the colours red and green for poppies. The pupils created art using the paint pendulum by reaching for the hanging cups of glitter and bottles of paint to create green markings on the paper below. We saw some pupils reach and swipe their hands through the paint creating additional marks.

We also used additional fine motor skills by creating art through shaking bottles. Some of our pupils dislike the wet of the paint or glue so this was placed into the tube and the learners were encouraged to shake the tub. Dapper brushes were used for those pupils being encouraged to use palm grasping.

Star of Week!

Nightingales star of the week was ‘AB’. We welcomed AB back to school this week after some time away from school and we are all so proud of how AB has settled back into the school routine. It’s been so lovely to hear you say ‘hello’ to us all throughout the day! Well done AB!

After our assembly we had a 70’s disco in celebration of Oakwood Schools Birthday. Oakwood School opened its doors in 1971 and is celebrating its 50th birthday. This term we will be listening to 70’s music in Nightingales Friday afternoon disco. The pupils explored wigs and hats during our disco! Was a lovely end to our week and I thank both Nightingale pupils and TA’s for their hard work this week. Well done!

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