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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

Cognition and Learning

Termly themes are taught through a selection of story books, for Maths and English skills. We visit the school library to follow our phonic skills and learn more about our topics. We travel to local outings to develop active engagement with buildings, parks, school and familiar places when we explore learning trough ‘Our World’ We explore practical activities and think about how things work around us when in our ‘STEM’ lessons. 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

We follow our Personalised Learning Plan targets and build on our social, emotional and mental health strengths as well as exploring how to cope with the challenges as we grow.

Sensory, Physical and Life Skills

We are taught different sensory and physical life skill targets so that we can practise and strengthen our 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 our needs.   Developing simple problem-solving skills, turn taking, expressing our feelings and emotions and learning how to make good decisions.   


Topic for this half-term

The Great Kapok Tree:  Week beginning 5th January 2022

For a downloadable version of this topic plan, click here

 

Michael Recycle:  Week beginning 24th January 2022

For a downloadable version of this topic plan, click here

 


Our Timetable

Cognition and Learning

Teaching and learning of Maths, English and STEM are experienced through practical investigations and stories related to a topic. Deer class explore the school library to find out more about our topic.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Deer class experience social, emotional and mental health strengths and explore how to cope with challenges through PHSE lessons, during targeted SCERTS support in the specialist rooms, for example.

Sensory, Physical and Life Skills

Children practise and strengthen gross and fine motor skills and develop their hand and eye co-ordination following strategies in Clever Fingers, Cycling, Cooking and Self-Help skills.

Communication and Interaction

In Deer class, developing simple problem-solving skills, turn taking, expressing feelings and emotions and learning how to make good decisions in Circle Time, Feelings, Social Groups and Lego Therapy, for example.


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