Rowan

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Within Class Rowan we have 9 pupils and 3 adults.  Ms Bell (class teacher), Mrs Sohl (TA) and Mr Bennett (TA).  We are working on an adaption of the National Curriculum called the Stepping Stones pathway for our curriculum areas.  All our lessons/ activities are based on where the children are on their learning journey. Lessons are multi- sensory and supplemented with sensory breaks/ Brain Gym if needed.  Children work on personalised maths, reading and spelling activities every day and also take a reading book home.  Extra intervention work is also offered to the children if needed- Thriving Readers, Accelerated Readers, The power of 1 and Plus 2 (maths) and Lego club (speech and language).  We also have access to sensory circuits, Rebound Therapy and an Immersive classroom.  We have a busy year ahead of us, recapping previous learning and building on key skills through a range of topics.

We hope you enjoy reading about all our activities/ learning opportunities through our class page

Key Information

Day

Key Activity

Monday 

Homework returned to school

Tuesday

 

 

Peer Massage

Library time.

 

Wednesday 

Rebound Therapy

Thursday

 

Yoga

 

Friday 

 

Music with Mr Jones

Homework is taken home

 

Mrs Bell

Rowan Class Teacher

Mrs Sohl

Rowan Class TA

Communication

In Class Rowan, we participate in daily communication activities; these may be through our focused speech and language activities, English and Phonics lessons, 1:1 structured sessions, using the visual supports around our class, such as clearly labelled equipment and visual timetables..  These help the children to understand what is happening throughout the day and to find the things they want or need.  We also have a Lego Therapy session each week. Each morning we check in using our Lego feelings men.  This helps the children to say how they are feeling and helps their development of emotional literacy and overcome any barriers to learning. We work closely with Sophie, our Speech and Language Therapist, to develop targets and activities to help all our pupils to progress.

 

 

Sensory

Class Rowan’s 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, sensory trays, sensory snacks, relaxation activities, learning using a multi-sensory approach and the use of an Immersive classroom. Identified children also have their own sensory diets, equipment to use and the chance to attend weekly Rebound Therapy sessions. The children also benefit from the use of trampolines and an Adventure playground which as well as being lots of fun also helps with their sensory needs.

Physical Education & Development

Pupils in Class Rowan have access to many outdoor areas which have trampolines, climbing apparatus, bikes, scooters and sensory equipment to choose from. In class pupils work specifically on fine and gross motor skills through a variety of activities including art and craft, Dough Disco, Cosmic Yoga, Go Noodle, Just Dance, Gymnastics with a qualified coach, Progressive sports with a qualified coach & sensory circuits. The pupils also access activities off site, like swimming and bike riding, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is available with a variety of learning environments.