Welcome to Class 4’s page!
KS2: Year 3
Christy, Kath, Marie, Maria and Sarah
In Class 4, the children learn within a structured routine. The children are supported in accessing their individual sensory diets, throughout the school day, to enable them to fully access their learning. We use Makaton, alongside talk, objects of reference, Intensive Interaction, eye gaze, PECS, singing, gesture, symbols, photographs, visual timetables and Augmentative Communication (including Proloquo2Go on an iPad), to enable us to communicate clearly with each other. We develop relationships and communication, through Intensive Interaction and fun play.
Spring Term 1
Space and Time
Meaningful and fun sensory experiences will be created, to enable our pupils to engage with story and subjects themes, in English and throughout the curriculum. English and Maths are taught daily. Our English topic for the first half of the Spring Term is Space and our Maths topic is Time. Phonics is taught daily and Communication lessons are also built into the timetable; Speaking and Listening skills are taught and promoted throughout the curriculum. In RE we will be finding out why the Torah is important to Jewish people and we will explore a synagogue through a virtual tour, using the pupils ICT skills. In computing we will be having fun with the schools Beebots, learning how to programme. PSHE is embedded into every day at school and is also taught discretely three times a week.
As well as a weekly Peer Play session in class (set up by SaLT), we will also be visiting the SPACE Centre in Preston every week throughout the Spring Term, focussing on positive peer interactions. SPACE has the largest multi-sensory environment in the UK and their mission statement is: “To provide a place where those with physical, learning or emotional difficulties may more easily acquire skills and enjoy experiences usually denied them.” See the link at the bottom of the page for more info and a video about SPACE One.
Music and Sound
We have a Creative Curriculum: Art, Geography, History, Music, Design Technology, Cooking and Modern Foreign Languages are all taught through a cross-curricular theme. Our Creative Curriculum theme for the first half of the Spring Term is Musical Instruments. We will be teaching the children Design Technology, French, Music and Art through this topic. Our Science topic this half term is Sound, and will be linked into our Creative Curriculum, where appropriate.
Already this school year the class have enjoyed: many sensory stories and messy play; painting with our hands and feet; making pottery; bark rubbing in the ‘Tactile Trail’; tasting Brazilian and Grecian snacks and dips, during Creative Curriculum lessons. Check out our photographs below!
Please read your child’s chat book daily, as it is updated at the end of each day and contains important information about your child’s progress. Please remember to let us know if there is anything that may impact upon your child’s day at school, either through the chat book or by giving us a call.
Thank you for your ongoing support. Keep checking back on this page, as we will be regularly updating it with curriculum news, information and photographs.
Christy and team.