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Welcome to Ash Class! We have a wonderful group of 11 pupils within our classroom. Our staff team consists of class teachers Sharon and Ed supported by Steph, Holly, Jamie and Charley. The pupils in Ash are in their final year of Lower School. We focus on developing their communication, independence and social interaction skills, preparing them as much as we can for their transition to upper school. 

The pupils will encounter fun, exciting and fulfilling learning activities, broadening their skills and developing knowledge, at a pace appropriate to them. We have high expectations for all pupils within Ash class, engaging their interests through a range of fun, sensory and practical activities, alongside formal written tasks. Our topic for the Spring 2 Half-term will be 'Patterns in Nature'. 

This term our Coastal Learners are looking forward to developing their knowledge and skills across a range of topics, including My Communication, My Play and Leisure, My Problem and Thinking skills amongst others. The pupils enjoy accessing a rich curriculum, with a heavy focus on sensory input and practical work activities. Sessions will focus on the development of their communication skills, which help our pupils work on their ability to make requests, following orders and encountering real life situations. Our Countryside learners will be accessing a blended approach to their learning. The pupils will be accessing a thematic curriculum, linking closely to our topic for the term, 'Patterns in Nature'. 

This half-term, our pupils will be swimming on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure appropriate swimming gear has been sent in on these days to access the sessions. 

Our topics will be taught throughout the curriculum and we will be learning about 'Patterns in Nature' in a variety of ways. These are wide ranging topics with plenty of opportunities to make connections between ourselves and nature. 

Some possible learning activities about our topic to do at home: 

  • Role play fun
  • Creative nature artwork
  • Reading myths and stories
  • Visiting the library 
  • Books, rhymes and songs linked to seasons, weather, animals and environments.

Reading in Ash class during the Spring term will consist of the following texts: 

  • Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman

As part of Twinkl Phonics we will be following the Rhino Readers scheme. In order, to access the e-books at home, follow the link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/sign-in and input the relevant access code below. If you are unsure which level to use, please speak to Sharon or Ed.

Level 2 – CC5247

Level 3 – CC7601

Level 5 – CC5318

In addition, we have several exciting activities planned across the term, including: 

  • Light room and Dark room sessions throughout the week 
  • Forest Schools sessions 
  • Access to the magic carpet 
  • Access to the V/R headsets 

Please see our class timetable for more information. 

In Ash, we will be capturing evidence of our learning through Evisense. Please check your child’s page to see what we have been doing! 

 

Class Timetable

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