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Castle School

Castle School

Deer Class

Meet the Team

 


Introduction

About half of us in Deer class are Year 6 and we have the time to experience this transition so that we begin to understand that that one day we will become secondary children too!


Supporting Our Students to Learn

In Deer class we have personal transactional support in all of our six areas of teaching and learning.

In these six areas of teaching and learning, we experience engagement through ‘Exploring, Realising, Anticipating, Initiating and Persisting in our activities.

Interventions in Deer class enable us to create a therapeutic atmosphere in our class.  Interventions like, ‘Identiplay’;  ‘SALT’; ‘Total Communication’, ‘Lego Therapy’; ‘Rebound Therapy’ and ‘Sensory Circuit’; to name a few.  As a whole class we enjoy ‘TACPAC’; ‘Clever Fingers’  and ‘ Social Group’ sessions.  Attention Building Programme that helps us to develop our attention skills, turn taking, builds our vocabulary and increases our independence.  Attention Building is led by our Year 6.  We have specialist rooms to support our Social, Emotional and Mental Health experiences.

Cognition and Learning

About half of us in Deer class are Year 6 and we have the time to experience this transition so that we begin to understand that that one day we will become secondary children too!

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

In all teaching and learning contexts, we follow our Personalised Learning Plan targets and build on our social, emotional and mental health strengths and explore how to cope with the challenges in our learning experiences.  

Sensory, Physical and Life Skills

We are taught different sensory and physical life skill targets, mainly through practical experience as well as using our sensory skills.  Our spatial awareness, balance skills for example are taught through formal and informal learning. We can practise and strengthen gross and fine motor skills and develop our hand and eye co-ordination.  

Communication and Interaction

In Deer class we are taught how to be effective in our communication and how we can interact with others and learn how to express individual needs.  Developing simple problem-solving skills, turn taking, expressing our feelings and emotions and learning how to make good decisions.  

Our World

We are taught ‘Our World’ through practical and social exploration.   Our aim in Deer class is to reflect on our personal experiences and ideas relate them to our world. The understanding of the school as a community and to consider roles, responsibilities and experiences of the people in school life.  We will be going to local outings to enhance active engagement with local buildings, parks, school and familiar places.

Creativity

In Deer class ‘creativity’ in teaching and learning is a process that uses thinking skills, problem solving and exploring imagination in different possibilities. Creativity is about us being active in our learning and making connections between what we already know and how we can experience new ways of being creative and imaginative across all areas of our learning.


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