Class 10

Neil Gregson

Welcome to Class 10

In class 10 there are 4 Key Stage 4 students between the ages of 14 and 16.

This year we will be working on ASDAN external accreditation in Personal Progress to enable us to develop independence and life skills. This includes developing our communication skills, independent living skills, work related learning and community participation skills as well as English, Maths and ICT.

On a daily basis we will have regular fun sensory input sessions which can be stimulating or relaxing depending on what our personal sensory needs are. Activities include exercise sessions where we are taught to use our muscles on our gym equipment, go on peaceful walks in the school grounds or use our exciting low ropes trail. Our sensory sessions also include playing with tactile items such as toys, playdough and flour amongst other stimulating or relaxing activities.

We are developing our communication techniques in school and out in the community and we each have targets which we are working towards. In class we have a whole communication approach and use a variety of ways of communicating such as Makaton, Proloquo to go, PECS, Objects of reference, Intensive interaction and colourful semantics. In the community we will access shops and cafes as well as leisure facilities and local services to develop our communication skills using these methods which our personalised to develop our own independence.

This year we will participate in work related learning activities which will include a variety of opportunities within school and out in the community. We will participate in Enterprise activities to develop our skills for the work place. We will also access our own personalised work experience placement.

To develop our independent living skills we are completing a unit for ASDAN Personal Progress in ‘Preparing Drinks and Snacks’. For our snack time each day we will select and safely make different snacks such as toast, cheese toasties, pizza, beans on toast and biscuits and make ourselves and our friend’s cold drinks. We will also be taught to make a selection of hot drinks in a safe way. We are also completing units in ‘Being Healthy’ and ‘All about Me’.

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