Juniper

Welcome to Class Juniper’s Class page

Within class Juniper, we have 9 pupils and 4 adults; Mrs Sergeant (class teacher), Mrs Buck (TA), Miss. Ditchfield (TA) and Miss Cooper (TA).

We are looking forward to an exciting year filled with lots of opportunities for outdoor learning, sensory exploration and physical development. We focus lots of our activities around developing language and communication skills, social interactions and building confidence to face new challenges. The children will be involved in a wide variety of learning experiences each day, which aim to develop their key skills in each subject.

We hope you enjoy reading about our learning journey through our class page.

Key Information

Day

Key activity

Monday

Attention Autism with Mrs. Kearney 

Tuesday

Sports Coach – progressive sports 

Wednesday

PHSE with Mrs Blower

Homework returned to school

Thursday

Gymnastics with a Specialist Teacher 

Friday

Soft Play Visit

Homework given out

Other key information:

The children have access to a variety of sensory experiences throughout their school day including the light room and sensory circuits. We also have sensory trays, which can get quite messy! Juniper class also enjoy a daily slot for Rebound Therapy on the trampolines as well as access to our very own adventure playground and swing!

Mrs Sergeant

Class Juniper Teacher

Mrs Buck

Class Juniper TA

Communication

We all participate in daily communication activities; these may be through our Attention Autism sessions, 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.

Sensory

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 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, swings, climbing apparatus and sensory equipment to choose from. The pupils are also encouraged to use balance bikes and scooters whilst outside. In class pupils work specifically on fine and gross motor skills through a variety of activities including dough disco & sensory circuits.