Bennerley Fields School,
Stratford Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8QZ

Tigers (KS2)

Tigers is taught using the TEACCH system which enables the children to have a sound knowledge of the structure and routine in class on a daily basis. Personalised learning is a priority in Tigers. Our skilled and dedicated team of staff all believe in developing the child as a whole. We plan fun activities to meet the sensory, academic and social needs of each child, as well as promoting independence.

We plan exciting and interactive activities based around different learning topics. Each topic is based on a different area of the curriculum and vary throughout the year. Each term we go out on visits or get organisations involved to aid the learning process and make it fun. All children have a work station where they have work based around their individual learning targets. The work stations are shared between two children and are places where they can go if they want space on their own. Learning sessions take place in circle, then the children either do a group task in fours or do individual or paired activities in their workstations, after this they can choose a number of games or activities in the ‘choose room; linked to the topic.

The children in Tigers are encouraged to communicate in a variety of ways. From verbalising and making requests in sentences to using talk tins, iPads and alternative communication devices. We actively encourage the children to talk about feelings and emotions in ‘Hello’ times. We also promote independence in feeding, dressing and personal care needs depending on the needs of the child.

We have a varied sensory diet from daily ‘Activate’ sessions to develop vestibular ability, dough disco to aid handwriting, peer to peer massage to develop social relationships and soft play.

We have an overnight stay at Lea Green every year, and have a great time there doing a range of outdoor activities.