- Class 1
This term as part of the recovery curriculum, students will be learning about personal hygiene and basic food hygiene and safety, healthier eating and basic cooking skills whilst developing their practical skills. They will demonstrate hand hygiene and cleaning equipment. Cooking tasks will include using the toaster safely, making sandwiches with different fillings, mixing and shaping dough, cutting dough/pastry into different shapes and exploring food by taste, smell, sight and touch. Pupils will be encouraged to make healthier choices with understanding.
All Students in class 1 will be learning and exploring primary and secondary colours .All students will be gaining skills and understanding in primary colours and secondary colours, and they will be learning to know the difference between the two complementary colours. Students will explore colour mixing and will be supported to create individualised patterns whilst developing their creative skills.
All students in class 1 will learn about balance coordination, tracking and problem solving by taking part in sensory games. This will involve short and simple exercises that involve the use of most of their senses. Students will be supported to use their body in different ways and for different purposes to achieve goals on their own and or or in small groups.
This term in play, All students in class 1 will be learning to develop their social skills through a variety of indoor and outdoor games. Students will be take part in role play, table top activities and simple outdoor games to enhance turn taking, sharing and become aware of rules. The Key words and concepts introduced this term will be: My turn, your turn, turn taking, share , like – dislike.
Some Students in class 1 will be introduced to ASDAN “New Horizons” unit whilst some students will continue to enhance their folders with the aim of completing the course at the end of the year. The lessons this term will focus on the Personal and Health modules. Activities for the “Personal” module will focus on all about me, family, likes and dislikes, leisure and family jobs. Learning activities on health modules will focus on keeping safe, healthy eating and personal hygiene.All lessons will be delivered using a multisensory approach to meet the individualised needs of the student.
All students will be encouraged to develop basic maths skills through sensory and exploratory learning.The focus will be on number; reinforcing counting, number recognition, reading and writing numbers. All students will be encouraged to learn and use the concept of numbers throughout the day e.g. during register time, choosing lunches, watching number songs, outdoor and indoor activities. Opportunities to develop a greater understanding of key numeric concepts using sensory materials and objects.
This term all students in class 1 will be learning about cultural and religious festivals and celebrations that take place in the Autumn /Winter term. This will include Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) , Diwali and Navaratri, Guru Nanak`s Birthday and Advent and Christmas. The learning focus will be on the colours, food music art culture and symbols clothing’s. All lessons will be delivered using a multi-sensory approach to meet the individualised needs of the students.
This term students will engage in different sensory activities and explore different sensory objects and material. This will range from spinning toys, sensory lights, shaving foam, bubble, paint, food colouring, sand, rice, pasta, flour, sensory bottles. Students will be supported to explore these sensory products appropriately using their senses
All students in class 1 will be following the Semi- Formal Curriculum and will continue to develop key Communication skills through a total communication approach which include Makaton, objects of reference, pecs, symbols and verbalisations. Students will be supported to express their likes and dislikes, and expand their vocabulary. The theme of this term is Autumn and colours.Students will be supported to continue to follow an individual reading and writing programme.
The Science lessons in this new context will focus on practical,simple experiments,with social distancing.Pupils will be encouraged to explore a range of materials with support whilst investigating and observing the differences.
The focus will be on using their senses to explore different media (sensory) so that pupils can make choices with regards to preferences for activities they enjoy.
In Music, All students in class 1 will explore different musical instruments and will be supported to express their musical likes and dislikes by selecting songs through symbols and pictures.They will explore concepts such as tempo by discussing 'fast', 'slow'. We will also be listening to music from different parts of the world.
This term , all students will be learning about good personal hygiene and the importance of washing hands. All students will learn other ways of maintaining good hygiene practice.All Students will be supported to learn the practical step by step method of good hand washing and learn the importance of keeping hands clean at all time. These lessons are going to be practical so that students can learn and consistently practice good hand washing techniques at all times.
- IEP targets
All students in class 1 will be developing communication, independent, personal and social skills for their individual education plan targets. These targets are drawn from outcomes arrived at during Students' EHCP meetings. All students will be supported to meet their targets weekly by the class team.