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Pictor Academy

Class 8

Class 8

January 2018

Jan—Feb 2018

What can you hear? Spring I

Class 8 will address this topic through an musical/play/sensory based approach starting with Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? to focus on listening and commenting on what we can hear… using our voices and PECS resources to support us.






PSHE/ Communication / Group Listening Games

What’s in the box?

Objects related to stories and ppt

PECS commenting on what can you hear?

See links below for listening games


Plastic animals from story frozen in ice

Features of bear hunt journey in large sensory tray

Cause & effect sound apps—iPad

Art/design/DT/ Fine motor


Painting with textures

Polar bear sock puppets

Textured painted polar bears

White chalk on black paper

Music Group | Music Resources

Music Express EYFS

Unit 4 sound parade

Unit 7 our senses, make a sound wall, sound walk

Unit 3 high low do you know

Music Express 1

Unit 2 sounds interesting

Music Express 2

Unit 7 sounds interesting

Music Express 3

Knowledge & Understanding of the World

Through play, sensory & investagatve approach

Recognise that…

• that there are many different sources of sounds

•that there are many different ways of making sounds

• Espresso activity listening game? Letters & Sounds phase 1 Games

• Make sensory sound bottles eg ll with feathers / sand / rice / pebbles / pasta / water / nothing etc

• Make popcorn / other noisy food?

• Copy instrument sounds – seen and unseen

• Copy beats / claps / shakes of instruments

• Make instruments – shakers, cardboard box guitars etc


Stories with rhyming, repeated text

Sequence /match pictures/words – actual or clicker 7

Sequence books of animals that Polar Bear hears/ journey Bear Hunt takes

Add cap ons/ single labels to pictures

Clicker 6 books/sentences labels etc

Phonic work at own level

Literacy area: create background with characters /objects made of different materials

Watch different versions of Polar Bear/ Bear Hunt etc

Use PODD board to enhance 1-1 story telling

Individual EAP targets


• Pre-mouse skills using touch screen (IWB or iPad)

• Roller ball skills

• Key board/mouse skills

• Linked to individual motivators 1-1

Many thanks, Class 8 Team

Pictor has been a huge blessing for us as we have absolute piece of mind that our child is getting all the specialist support he needs. The staff have all been supportive and accessible. It feels like being part of a big family.

Pictor Parent

September 2017

Pictor Academy

Pictor Academy caters for children aged 2 – 11 with special educational needs arising from a range of conditions. A large number of pupils have an autistic spectrum disorder. This means that they have difficulties communicating and interacting with others. They will also have difficulties with play and imagination. Some of our pupils have physical difficulties whilst others may have a language disorder or have a general developmental delay.

Mission Statement

We promote achievement for all and an enjoyment in learning for life

We help each pupil to succeed through a challenging curriculum, innovative teaching and highly trained, experienced staff

We build effective and engaging learning partnerships between school and home

Outreach Support

We are now able to offer the following outreach support to settings:

• observation and advice on meeting the needs of a targeted pupil including strategies, differentiating the curriculum and developing Individual Education Plans

• training packages to support a school in meeting the needs of a targeted pupil

• workshops for staff training and development