Sammy Hughes Christy Riding
Welcome to Class 4’s page!
KS2: Year 3
Team ‘Class 4’ are
Christy, Sammy, Marie, Maria and Sarah.
In Class 4, we help the children to learn within a structured routine; we develop relationships and communication, through Intensive Interaction and fun play. 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 (Proloquo2Go on an iPad), to enable us to communicate clearly and fluently with each other.
“We are proud of how well each student in Class 4 has settled in since September!”
Mondays: we make a splash- don’t forget your swimming kit!
Tuesdays: we enjoy Forest School– don’t forget your waterproofs, welly’s, hat, gloves and scarves (the Lancashire weather is not going to stop us having our outdoor fun!)
English and Maths are taught daily. Our English topic for the second half of the Autumn Term is Greek Myths and Legends and our Maths topic for the second half of the Autumn Term is Money. Phonics and Communication lessons are built into the English lessons timetable. Speaking and Listening skills are taught and promoted throughout the curriculum.
PSHCE is embedded into our day and is also taught discretely three times a week. This term we are focussing on personal hygiene, including handwashing and brushing our teeth. We are also finding out all about our classroom community and the wider community.
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 Autumn Term is Ancient Greece. We will be teaching the children History and Art skills through this topic.
Already this term the class have enjoyed: sensory stories and messy play in English lessons; painting with our feet (for a surprise, that you’ll find out about in a few weeks!); bark rubbing in the ‘Tactile Trail’, during an RE topic about ‘Our World’; tasting Brazilian inspired 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, Sammy and team.