Yellow class

We are a class of 10 lively and energetic children from Years 1 and 2 with complex learning needs. Our class Teacher is Dianne Gilmore and the Teaching Assistants are Vikki, Jo ( Mon ,Tue and Wed am), June (Wed pm Thurs and Fri) and Sarah .

We enjoy learning through sensory play and active practical learning.

Our staff create active and interactive indoor and outdoor learning environments which cater for our changing learning needs.

To help with our routine and behavior we have a set of classroom rules.

Our classroom rules are:

  • Good Looking
  • Good Listening
  • Good Sitting
  • Good Signing
  • Good Talking

EYFS curriculum

Our learning environment provides access to all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  curriculum.

There are 3 prime areas of learning covered in the EYFS:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

And 4 specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Children learn best by doing. We create active and interactive indoor and outdoor learning environments that are responsive to their changing learning needs, and engage and involve children all the time.

Through the EYFS we learn by:

  • Playing and exploring – engaging and finding out, having a go
  • Active learning – being involved and concentrating, motivation and enjoying achieving
  • Creative and thinking critically – making links, having their own ideas

Assessment 

Monitoring of your child’s progress is essential to ensure that they are making good progress. Observations are used to plan further activities and learning steps.  The revised non-statutory guidance ‘Development Matters’ will be used to support assessment about children’s learning and development and to monitor children’s progress throughout the Early Years.  We also assess using P-scales.

Communication

In Pink class we have a total communication friendly environment. Children will use a range of objects to help make their own choices, preferences, wants, likes and dislikes independently. These include:

  • Makaton signs
  • Symbols
  • Photographs
  • True object based icons
  • Picture exchange communication systems
  • Verbal and non verbal language
  • Timetables
  • ‘Now and next’ boards

Learning

Our topics this year will include:

  • Weather
  • Light and Dark
  • Families
  • Growing
  • Animals

We encourage and involve all children to participate in small group and whole group activities to provide opportunities for personal, social and emotional development.