Green class has 11 pupils, 9 boys and 2 girls all with different learning needs. Our class Teacher is Dianne and Teaching assistants are Tracy, Kirsty and Maria.
All staff work closely together to make sure that the children are familiar with the daily routines, that they have an understanding of their personal targets and that they do the very best that they can do. We encourage good behaviour and independence.
Our classroom rules are:
- Good Looking
- Good Listening
- Good Sitting
- Good Signing
- Good Talking
How we learn and communicate
Our lessons are planned to challenge and extend our learning. We are a very busy and “hands on” class where lessons are differentiated to suit the needs of each child.
We communicate in a variety of ways including use of objects of reference, symbols, Makaton signing, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and speech. This means that we develop ways to express ourselves and communicate our needs so that we can be more confident and independent learners.
We are helped to work hard and follow the daily routines by
- Following a visual timetable.
- Listening to music cues to support our transition from one activity to the next
- Encouraging positive behaviour
Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are well embedded in our classroom and help us to break down our barriers to learning. We all try hard to meet our IEP targets!
Some of us have extra support to help our learning from occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.
We follow the Read Write Inc Phonics Programme to improve our speech, reading and spelling.
Our daily English lessons are taught covering a variety of texts, fiction, non fiction and poetry.
We follow the ‘Special Maths’ curriculum to support our children’s learning needs. Alongside this curriculum we use Numicom to support the consolidation of number and calculation.
Along with all the learning opportunities we encourage the best behaviour and independence for our children to ensure they grow into confident and independent learners.