ASD were really enjoying Music Therapy using the 'sea' drum to prepare us for the school trip to the seaside, also for six weeks we were learning to play Samba Drums and bells. Everybody had a Great,Noisy!! time.
We were enjoying the weather so we had PE down at Haltons and then had an Orienteering competition. The Weather was Beautiful!!
With the weather being so good we took the class lessons out to the lake at the forest to see all the animals and insects that live in and around the water before going to Running on the Football Pitch and a relaxing visit to the fairy forest to wind down.
Everyone was excited to be going on our School trip to Blackrock Beach near Dundalk. We all prepared in the classroom by getting used to the feel of sand and water and also the sounds of the seaside. The big day arrived and all had a great time on the Beach going for a walk to the old boathouse,playing in the sea and sand and then enjoying a lovely lunch along the Promenade. A busy day left some of us exhausted and asleep on the way home!!
We also had Fisheries Ireland in to show us all the insect wildlife that live in the rivers and lakes around Cavan/Monaghan
Our theme this month was Transport. We had a lot of fun, exploring this theme. We found out about people in our community who help us. We visited the Garda station. Garda Adrian showed us the flashing lights on his car. We listened to the sirens also. We visited the fire station. We learned how fire fighters help us. We visited a local mechanic named Pat. Pat was very kind and showed us his garage. He showed us all the tools he uses to fix cars. In art we enjoyed making transport prints. We cut out different vehicle shapes and projected their shadow onto a wall. We all loved this. In science we learned about push and pull forces. We made a ramp and observed push and pull in action using toys cars. We enjoyed a lovely spring hunt in the forest. We found plants associated with spring. We went to the Garage Theater to see 'The Wonderful Tune'. We were all very excited and fully enjoyed this trip out. We all watched it with great curiosity and wonder. Everyone worked really hard this month. Well done to all the boys in ASD6.
Our theme for February and March was House/Homes. We read the Three little Pigs and learned about different building materials. We had great fun in drama, acting out the story of the big bad wolf and little pigs. In art we completed drawings of houses. We had a special dog called Bonny come visit us. We all enjoyed Bonny being in the classroom. We looked after Bonny, gave her food and water, groomed her and took her for a walk in the forest.
Our theme this month was 'The Jungle'. We watched lots of different programmes on YouTube about animals that live in the Jungle. In drama and music we made the sounds and copied the movement of these animals. We read the Selfish Crocodile, and had great
We had lots of fun this month in ASD6 preparing for Christmas. In science we learned about the Reindeer. We visited Supervalu and saw how big antlers are. We also had a magic crystal Christmas tree. We observed before and after and were surprised to see that it had grown. It was Conor's birthday. We went to Dinkin's for a treat and enjoyed some delicious cake. Happy birthday Conor. We had great fun with our turn taking wheel, to see who was going to get the daily advent calendar sweet. Everyone was great in learning that only one person can get the sweet per day. Today is our last day of Boxercise. We enjoyed learning boxing skills with Chris. We got into the spirit of the silly season and played with funny Christmas faces, which made us laugh a lot. We all enjoyed our trip to the pantomime to see Beauty and the Beast. We all loved the singing. in geography, we learned how to follow a simple map. Our map was a Christmas treasure hunt map. We followed the map in the back yard, and we were excited to find Santa sweet treasures. Great fun! Happy Christmas and a Happy Healthy New year from all in ASD6.
This month our theme was Day and Night. In maths we learned about activities we do during the day and what we do at night. In science we had a blast making rockets from bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. We all watched excitedly as the rockets were launched....3, 2, 1..Blast off!!! We learned about the difference between day and night. In art we made hand prints and made a big sun in a blue sky for day. We also did star printing. We used potatoes as our star stampers. We had lots of fun doing bubble wrap foot stomping. We used these prints as our backdrop for our night sky. We placed our star prints on the black bubble wrap stomping paper and went to the moon in our rockets. In the Attention Autism program me we enjoyed experiencing lots of different lights. Tiernan and Nevin both celebrated their birthdays this month. We are looking forward to getting ready for Christmas.
This month we continued our Autumn theme and had lots of fun preparing for Halloween. We went for a habitat walk to the local forest and enjoyed exploring a range of habitats. In the forest, we matched colours to the beautiful variety of autumnal coloured leaves. In art we mixed autumnal colours and had great fun spraying colours, making our own Autumn forest scene. We added crows for a scary Halloween look. We learned about shapes in maths and made Monster shape masks in art. We wore these to our Halloween party. Wishing you are a frighteningly good Halloween from all in ASD6.