Welcome to Class 4’s page!
KS2: Year 3
Marie, Maria and Shreya
Our children learn within a structured routine and 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 experiences.
Spring Term 2
Positive Peer Play
We will continue to visit the SPACE Centre in Preston in 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.
Our English topic, for the second half of the Spring Term, is Fiction from Other Cultures and we will be reading Handa’s Hen and Samira’s Eid, as well as experiencing the sensory stories African Animals (a virtual safari) and Dream; each story being tailored to our class’ needs. Meaningful and fun sensory experiences will be created, to enable our pupils to engage with story, characters and themes; in English lessons and throughout the curriculum.
Phonics is taught daily and communication lessons are also built into the timetable; speaking and listening skills are taught and promoted throughout the curriculum.
Our Maths topic, for the second half of the Spring Term, is Geometry. In RE we will be finding out how and why food is used in different religions and other celebrations; we will explore this through food play. Our Science topic this half term is States of Matter. In our Monday PE lessons, the class will be learning skills in striking and fielding, and taking part in group games. PSHE is embedded into every day at school and is also taught discretely three times a week.
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 second half of the Spring Term is Scotland. We will be teaching the children Geography, History and Music through this topic, as well as learning Scottish dances and taking part in our own Highland Games. The Scottish theme will also run through our Forest School sessions with our Forest School leader, Sarah. These sessions will continue to be every Tuesday this half term.
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.