Carol Rawlinson’s Class


Carol’s class newsletter September 2017

September 2017


Continuing their ‘BFG’ work, pupils have created their own dream canvases to display in the Hillcrest centre.  Pupils practised their mark making and fine motor skills drawing trees.  One pupil was so proud of her work, she wanted to hang it above her daily timeline.  One pupil used the BFG spelling game to generate his own list of four and five letter words.




As part of our science sessions we are looking at Solids, liquids and gases. We have participated in experiments to make balloon rockets, coke bottle rockets and have even made our very own ice-cream in a bag. Students have discussed and observed how materials change their state in some very exciting ways.


Pupils have made their own Roald Dahl frobscottle and snozzcumbers!  Pupils used a variety of equipment and the lesson included many functional life skills.  Evie spent more time on task this week, using her task/break cards.  Mohammed independently drew his interpretation of the BFG besides his nonsense words, which included his giant ears!


We have started our Roald Dahl topic, by taking part in some interactive story sessions based upon ‘The BFG’.  Pupils have been introduced to Sophie and the BFG, made their own pair of giant ears and taken each others’ photos catching classroom dreams! Over the next few weeks, pupils will be using Communication lessons to make Snozzcumbers, Frobscottle and their own dream jars.


Pupils have adapted to their new space and classroom environment well.  They are comfortable with their new peers and enjoying learning together.