Foxes Class is one of the Key Stage 2 classes at Bennerley Fields School. Our students have lots of fantastic energy and love learning new things together; working on supporting each other as part of a team and on developing positive relationships with their peers and staff, both within class and the wider school community. Working alongside students in Foxes is class teacher Fiona B, full time teaching assistants Nicola and Sandra. Students are supported by a range of other professionals, including Speech and Language Therapists, who offer advice and support programmes tailored to meet the needs of our students. Foxes work hard and have fun together each day and we are all very proud of our efforts and achievements.
In Foxes Class we offer our students a programme of learning that reflects and respects the individual needs of our pupils. Our pupils work on personal learning goals to support their individual needs and these are assessed across the school day. We work closely with parents and other professionals involved with our children to set targets that are appropriate to each individual student. These may include speech, language and communication targets and personal targets our parents and carers have told us are important to them. We follow a topic-based curriculum which gives our learners the opportunity to access learning at their own developmental level using a variety of teaching strategies. We encourage students to learn through experience of the world around them using multi-sensory approach, whilst developing core literacy, numeracy and other key skills across the curriculum. A key area of our learning is on developing personal, social and independent skills, delivered through our core integrated PSHE programme. We aim to develop our students’ understanding of relationships and awareness of safety, emotional wellbeing, health, hygiene and personal care to support them as they grow.
At Bennerley Fields, we use a variety of learning environments to provide quality spaces for the children to learn in a variety of ways. Our Primary outside play area allows our students to engage in play and develop key social skills with their friends. In addition, we have a large school garden area designed to nurture the emotional wellbeing and sensory needs of our students. The garden has both a natural Forest School area and a growing area, which has a polytunnel and accessible raised beds. We assess and support the sensory needs of our students and build opportunities for exploration and regulation into our daily learning routines, which has a positive effect on their wellbeing.