Meet the Team
Pete, Kevin, Jo
Supporting our students to learn
The students will follow Castle gemstones levels in Maths and English.
In this class we promote a love of reading. We are all encouraged to read every day. We are independent readers who read novels by our favourite authors. We are all group readers, sharing new texts and having discussions about them. Students explore their world through accessing different areas inside and outside school as well as during community outings. Students will also engage in STEM projects and follow the Humanities syllabus.
Social and emotional skills and mental wellbeing are focused on every day. There are activities planned throughout the week that focus specifically on developing this area in connection with students’ targets. The aim is to provide students with the ability to recognise and manage their own emotions, connect and maintain friendships. Students are supported to work on creative projects through themed lunch clubs, music and art sessions.
Students will take part in physical activities throughout the week including improving their fine motor skills daily. We access different Life Skills activities each week. We focus on personal independence (i.e cycle training), money, spelling, health and wellbeing and listening to others in group discussions.
Communication and interaction begin as soon as the students start their day. Many opportunities are set up throughout the school day to ensure that the pupils are working on their communication and interaction targets such as Newsround discussions and PSHCE role play games.
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