J4 have been very busy this half term working on our targets and looking at our transport topic. We have looked at all different types of transport that travel on the land, the sea and the air. During play we have been exploring sound, texture and colour with activities such as making tracks in paint and shaving foam. J4 have also been doing lots of sensory play this half term and have been doing sensory circuits with the bridge, trampoline, spots, rocker and sensory squares. The boys have enjoyed using their senses to explore the sensory activities. They have also engaged well in our role play area of a bus/train station and car garage. We are looking forward to our new farm and spring topic.

Victoria Square is celebrating it's 10th Birthday! 🎂🎉🎈 To celebrate they ran an Art Competition to create art panels which will be displayed throughout March in the centre. One of our senior pupils Alex Auld came runner up in the Special Schools category!! Well Done Alex!! 😁

Have a look at the link below if you would like to see the pieces that have been created. 

https://www.victoriasquare.com/art-competition/

J4 have been looking at cows this week as part of our farm topic. Today we made butter. We poured cream into a tub and shook and shook until it turned into butter. We were all very excited to taste the butter on some toast.

S2 have embarked on the second year of their walking programme as part of the Asdan module ‘Health’. We have been using pedometers to track our steps, and then putting our step count into a spreadsheet on the computer. We average 7000 steps per walk!

S6 have been having an interesting January. We have been trying new things like Yoga with our friends from S5 which has been great. We are also enjoying dance on a Thursday. We have been working on our tile logos in art and exploring rhythm in music. We even investigated playing some tunes using wine glasses and played some sound recognition games on the interactive white board. We particularly enjoyed playing percussion instruments to ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen and the ‘Imperial March’ from Star Wars.

S3 have been exploring Outer Space! We have been VOYAGING TO THE MOON in drama, doing ASTRONAUT SPACE STATION EXPERIMENTS on moon rocks and star dust and we’ve been finding out who in school is up to some Alien mischief! We love BLASTING OFF on adventures together!

J13 have been looking at Winter and Outer Space this term – sun, moon and stars, earth and planets in our solar system as well as astronauts and rockets. We particularly had fun carrying out Winter activities and playing in our space station as well as engaging with/manipulating meteorite playdough and moon sand. We’ve been working on keeping active and looking after ourselves. Activities we have enjoyed are swimming lessons in the Valley and Uplift singing/dancing lessons. J13 also loved going to see Hansel and Gretel in the MAC with the rest of senior school.

J12 have been visiting the circus for our latest topic! We’ve enjoyed a sensory story where we pretend to be clowns splatting custard pies, elephants squirting water and play the circus theme using a switch. Our circus Tacpac set includes clown wigs and silky material to represent the Big Top. In art we’ve made elephants and lions using clay and decorated clown faces. We’ve also played parachute games in PE and had fun with popcorn. A fun topic for gloomy January!

J9 have really enjoyed our topic Frozen Planet. We looked at what we wear when it is cold and talked about the season winter also. In Frozen Planet we learnt the Makaton signs for Penguin, Polar Bear and Walrus. J9 really enjoyed the sensory story ‘We’re going on a Polar Bear Hunt’ and especially reacted to putting their feet into icy cold water. Our art circled around the life in the artic with igloos, penguins, walruses and polar bears. We even got to play in the snow a few days which fitted beautifully with the topic and seemed like it was almost planned!

J1 started our topic off with Polar Areas and Winter which was great fun when there was snow outside. We thought it was really exciting when it snowed, but very cold when we went out to play. We are just starting our topic ‘Under the Sea’ now. We’ve loved the pirate ship in small world and the fish filled role-play area. On one of our Educational Outings we went to see the different colours of fish at Hillside Garden Centre and watched them swimming with their friends.