Welcome to Shipley Class. 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
their learning journey.
We always start our day with morning greetings that 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. New exciting weekly outdoor learning sessions for science begin this year and will provide great opportunities to learn new things in practical and hands on lessons.
During 2023-2024 we will be covering a range of topics which support holistic, enriching and thought-provoking learning experiences, all linked to acquiring relevant knowledge and skills:
Autumn 1 – Dinosaur Planet (History Focus)
Autumn 2 – Winter Wonderland (Geography Focus)
Spring 1 – Marvellous Machines (D&T Focus)
Spring 2 – Towers, Tunnels and Turrets (History Focus)
Summer 1 – Ready Steady Grow (Science Focus)
Summer 2 – Animal Safari (Geography Focus)
Beyond Bennerley sessions mean we get to experience outside classroom learning and have regular visits into the community to shops and cafes to support pupils in gaining independence and confidence outside of school and home.
Pupils will develop their life skills in the home by participating in activities such as how to wash clothes, use an iron and vacuum cleaner.
Community visits Monday afternoon
PE is on a Tuesday afternoon - PE kits needed
We will be doing Forest School in the spring term; we will let you know about kit for this separately.
We will send you updates about your child throughout the week using our class email. If you need to contact us, we check email before and after the school day. If you need to report anything urgent please use the main school email address or phone the office.