Mulberry

 

                                                 Welcome to Class Mulberry’s Class page.

Within class Mulberry, we have 9 pupils and 3 adults; Miss Connolly (class teacher), Miss McDowall (TA) and Mr Mull (TA). We enjoy learning in lots of different ways using all of our senses as well as having fun! We love to celebrate each other’s successes and achievements as well as supporting each other in all that we do. 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 and racing ahead to explore new topics.

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

 key Information:

Day

Activity

Monday

 

IEP / EHCP target work

Attention Autism

Homework returned to school 

Tuesday

 

PHSE with Mrs Blower
Sports Coach – progressive sports
Attention Autism 

Wednesday 

Lego Club

Thursday

Soft play with Mr Lambert – please ensure PE kits are in school

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.
Mulberry class also take part in Cosmic Kids Yoga weekly which focuses on balance, gross motor skills and core strength.
Mulberry class also enjoy a daily slot for Rebound Therapy as well as access to our very own adventure playground and swing! 

Miss Connolly

Mulberry Class Teacher

Miss McDowell

Mulberry Class TA

Communication

Communication is key to our learning and we use communication in a range of ways throughout the day. We use our choose board, visual timetable and visuals around our classroom to help us communicate to one another and to understand what the day entails. Class Mulberry enjoy participating in our communication focused sessions whether this be Attention Autism, 1:1 speech and language sessions or group work. These sessions help our children improve their speaking and listening skills so they are continuously developing their receptive and expressive language skills and improving their attention and focus for longer periods of time. We work closely with Sophie, our Speech and Language Therapist, to develop targets and activities to help all our pupils to continue to grow and make good progress with their language.

Sensory

Our sensory input is timetabled into our everyday routine to help the children regulate themselves and meet their sensory needs. We have sensory trays available in class throughout the day for the children to explore and play. We then have a sensory hour that consists of light room sessions, sensory circuits and trampoline time to get us energised and alert. This usually happens as soon as we arrive in school. Our sensory programmes are constructed and improved as the year goes on to ensure that it serves its purpose and best meets the individual needs of all children whether this be collectively during group sessions or individually. We work closely with school’s Occupational Therapist who provides us with strategies and plans to be implemented into learning to best support our pupils. These strategies involve the use of relaxation activities, organising tasks and messy play. The children also benefit from a weekly trip to soft play which supports their gross motor skills, is always lots of fun as well as great sensory time.

Physical Education & Development

Our children have the opportunity each day to access our outdoor area and enjoying learning outdoors and playing games. Our pupils have access to trampolines, climbing apparatus, sensory circuit’s sessions and sensory equipment to choose from in class. Our pupils work hard on improving their fine motor skills through a range of tasks, threading, cutting and developing our pencil control and grip. The pupils also access soft play and swimming activities off site to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is available with a variety of learning environments. Mulberry class access school’s specialised sports coach once a week which involves a variety of activities throughout the year; gymnastics, ball games and competition.