Welcome to Squirrels
In Squirrels class, we follow the KS1 scheme of work and explore a varied curriculum. We follow a structured routine with the use of visual timetables, now and next strategies and a working for system to support our engagement within activities. These interventions enable us to manage transitions around the school and encourages our autonomy and independence in our learning. This term Squirrels have been exploring the Attention Autism programme and engaging in lots of exciting 'buckets' to support our concentration and engagement skills.
Throughout the day, pupils are regularly supported using sensory circuits, sensory aids and individual work based activities that support their emotional regulation. A varied and engaging curriculum, tailored to the needs of each pupil, allows everyone to extend their knowledge and explore the world around them.
We have a very strong emphasis on developing communication and literacy skills. We use the ‘Balanced Literacy’ program and a total communication approach, including signing, PODD and aided language displays, which are all paramount to ensuring that our pupils are able to reach their full potential.
We enjoy learning about our different topics, we have lots of fun and our lessons are sensory and creative. We especially like being hands on, but most of all we enjoy getting messy!
We have been enjoying music therapy and have been engaging with the music and instruments.
Squirrels Class Newsletter
Meet the Staff
Sarah Barker Becca Penman
Class Teacher Classroom Assistant
Katie Jennings Cian McGuinness