Maple

Welcome to Class Maple’s Class page.

Welcome to Maple’s class page!

Within our class, we have 9 pupils and four adults; Miss Egan (class teacher), Mrs Ditchfield (teaching assistant), Miss Gordan (teaching assistant) and Miss Hamill (teaching assistant).

We are so pleased to welcome you back to school, we hope that you had a lovely summer and are as excited as us for a new school year. We will keep this page updated each term with our new focus for the term and our class curriculum map which explains what your children will be learning about in all areas of our school curriculum.

Our focus for Autumn 1 is finding out all about belonging, we will be learning in a variety of ways, through sensory activities, outdoor exploring, focused independent tasks and of course having lots of fun!

Key Information

Day

Key activity

Monday

IEP / EHCP target work 

Wednesday 

Homework returned to school

Thursday

Soft play 

Friday

Music with Mr Jones

Homework

Other key information: 

The children have access to a variety of sensory experiences throughout their school day including; sensory ‘light’ room, sensory circuits’ twice daily and sensory trays within class. Maple class also enjoy a daily slot for Rebound Therapy.

Miss Egan

Class Maple Teacher

Mrs Ditchfield

Class Maple TA

Communication

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 Therapists, to develop targets and activities to help all our pupils to progress, and Mrs Ditchfield delivers daily speech and language sessions within class.

 

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. We have daily assess to the trampoline and light room, used for therapy and relaxation.

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.

We visit soft play every Thursday and have PE every Monday.

We need our PE kits in each Monday.

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