Welcome to Class Apple’s Class page
Welcome to Apple Class page, it is lovely to meet you. We hope you enjoy looking through our photos and having a look at what activities we have been up to so far this year, since the beginning of September. We are a busy and active class and follow an adapted Early Years Curriculum that is personalised to the needs of our children. One of the key focus’ within our curriculum is developing the children’s speech and language and communication skills. We provide a total approach to language, using spoken language, visuals and gesture. Some of our children also benefit from the use of PECS and Makaton. We prioritise the wellbeing and sensory needs of all individuals and ensure they are being met daily and best supported in order to learn and develop new skills.
Apple class consists of 9 amazing young children, 6 boys and 3 girls. We have a wonderful team of 3 incredible Teaching assistants and class teacher.
We have 6 brand new students to our school who have made a wonderful start. We are really enjoying getting to know our new friends. Our favourite day is a Friday when we get the opportunity to enjoy some messy play of an afternoon, we love to explore and get creative with what mixtures we created in our trays.
Monday- Attention Autism (bucket)
Tuesday- Soft Play session
Thursday- Immersive classroom
Friday- Messy play session
Other key information:
The children have access to a variety of sensory experiences throughout their school day including; sensory ‘light’ room, sensory circuits’ and sensory trays within class.
We also have regular Attention Autism sessions that help to develop our concentration, attention, functional language skills and turn taking. They are lots of fun!
We have a great outdoor area with a trampoline, swing and climbing frame and love to spend time outside exploring and learning through play.
Class Apple Teacher
Class Apple TA
Class Apple TA
We all participate in daily communication activities; these may be through our Attention Autism sessions, Intensive Interaction, 1:1 structured sessions or just through using the visual supports around our class, such as choose boards and visual timetables. These help the children to understand what is happening throughout the day and to communicate the things they want or need. We work closely with Sophie, our Speech and Language Therapist, to develop targets and activities to help all our pupils to progress.
Physical Education & Development
Pupils have access to many outdoor areas which have trampolines, climbing apparatus and sensory equipment to choose from. In class pupils work specifically on fine and gross motor skills through a variety of activities including cosmic yoga & sensory circuits. The pupils also access soft play and sensory swimming activities off site to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is available with a variety of learning environments.