Welcome to 3A. We are part of the Willow Department where we put great emphasis on nurture and sensory needs. We offer a bespoke curriculum to support all pupils of varying needs and implement the TEACCH approach, providing our pupils with an organised and structured environment centred around individual skills and interests. Our team consists of class teacher Adele and Lily and Chris who are specialist teaching assistants, together we bring a wealth of experience to support and encourage all our pupils to be the best they can be throughout their whole learning journey.
We always start our day with morning greetings which includes signing along to our good morning song looking at our visual timetable and using the Zones of regulation board to learn about feelings. We have regular opportunities for brain breaks woven into our timetable and take part in proprioception activities when engaging in daily exercises to help pupils get ready for the days great learning.
We have a fantastic outdoor learning program which includes Forest schools with our trained Forester providing our pupils with opportunities to experience a natural environment in which to explore and discover.
Beyond Bennerley sessions mean we get to experience outside classroom learning and have regular visits to a local library to explore a rich genre of books. enjoy a story session and choose a book to bring back to school.
We have already enjoyed a sensory walk around Bennerley viaduct and will also be taking a trip the Theatre to see the Tiger who came to Tea. We will also be going into the local community to visit shops and cafes to support pupils in gaining independence and confidence outside of school and home.
During 2022-2023 we will be covering a range of fun and exciting topics which support communication, activity and interaction along with enriching and thought-provoking learning experiences to develop relevant knowledge and skills:
Autumn 1 – Moon Zoom (Design & Technology focus)
Autumn 2 – Superheroes (PE focus)
Spring 1 – Muck, Mess & Mixtures (Art & Design focus)
Spring 2 – Scented Garden (Science focus)
Summer 1 – Land Ahoy! (Geography focus)
Summer 2 – Coastline (Geography focus)