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Welcome to Octopus Class

Welcome to Octopus class. We aim to develop learners’ independence, with life skills and encouraging independence within the classroom by sourcing their own equipment to complete a task. We aim to help them to develop work skills through class jobs and tasks throughout the day. This will also be supported through our Careers sessions. Learning will be taught through play-based activities as well as real life activities. Adults will support the learners in developing their communication, self-regulation and self-help skills.

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Exciting moments from Octopus will appear in this space, including any pictures or videos we take.  Please keep checking in, in order to see what the learners have been up to!

Autumn 1

This half term Octopus class have been learning all about the Aztecs and where they came from, this helped develop some of their skills in Geography and locating countries on the globe and Google Earth. The class have enjoyed taste testing chocolate, making chocolate truffles and looking at where chocolate comes from. They have enjoyed creating their own masks, temples and writing their names in Aztec. They learned that their Aztec name is made up of symbols that represent the day, month and year that they were born. They then copied these symbols and created their own name plates. They all worked hard on creating their mosaic masks and they thought about showing the facial features on the mask.