Key Stage 3
Pupils in our KS3 classes access a cross curricular, topic based approach to learning. Learning opportunities in the four areas of need (Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Physical and/ or sensory development) run through the curriculum.
Cornerstones curriculum projects provide stimulating, engaging topics on which to structure learning. The topics are relevant and meaningful to the pupils, enabling then to put their knowledge into context whilst developing skills. Each class personalises the Cornerstones curriculum projects to meet the individual learning, sensory needs and interests of the class group.
In our KS3 classes there are two curriculum maps class teachers utilise to plan exciting and meaningful learning activities.
The first curriculum map provides a subject based approach to learning which builds on their primary foundation and life experiences extending their knowledge and skills through a balance of practical and table based activities. Sensory regulation is integrated into the daily timetable. The topics incorporate learning in: English, science, art, humanities, technologies and music. In addition, class timetables include: maths, P.E, PSHE, RSE and RE.
The second curriculum map is a more challenging topic based curriculum which also has a subject based approach to learning. Pupils learn more abstract concepts and access more formal learning methods alongside practical activities. Sensory regulation, mindfulness and wellbeing continue to form an integral part of the school day.
‘Beyond Bennerley’ provides opportunities to enrich their experiences and provides pupils with cultural capital and learning outside the classroom.