Within class Holly we have 10 pupils and 4 adults; Miss Davies (class teacher), Miss Jenkins (TA), Mr Kelly (TA) and Miss Barnes (TA). We enjoy using all of our senses during lessons using a multi-sensory approach to learning. Our lessons are busy, varied and fun! We have a big focus on resilience, language communication and social interactions as well as learning from our school curriculum. We have a busy school year ahead of us; recapping previous learning, rebuilding our key skills as we race ahead to explore new topics.
We hope you enjoy reading about our learning journey through our class page.
IEP / EHCP target work
Sports Coach – progressive sports
PHSE with Mrs Blower
Homework sent out
Holly Class Teacher
Holly Class TA
Holly Class TA
We all participate in daily communication activities; these may be through our Attention Autism sessions, focused speech and language English lessons, 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.
Our sensory programs are based upon lengthy observations of the children and we have worked closely with Shine Therapy to put in place a range of strategies to support children’s sensory integration and, in turn, their ability to attend to activities calmly throughout the day. These strategies involve the use of sensory circuits, relaxation activities, learning using a multi-sensory approach and messy play. The children also benefit from a weekly trip to soft play which is always lots of fun as well as great sensory time.
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 activities off site to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is available with a variety of learning environments.