Welcome to Class 7
Autumn Term 1 2023
Mrs Julie Lincoln & Miss Abbie McCormick (Class teachers)
Miss Laura McLaughlin, Miss Aisling McCory, Miss Katie Wardil & Miss Lara Pemberton (Teaching Assistants)
We are very excited to see the return of children from last year and to welcoming new children to our class.
In Class 7, our children have the flexibility to access a processed based, play rich curriculum that provides inclusive and holistic provision to meet the needs of all our learners. Individual needs identified in a child’s EHCP are planned for from a curriculum that supports the progression of the four areas of need for SEND and allows children to access a range of subjects and learning experiences at an appropriate level. Our learners span a breadth of curriculums that include; Pre-Formal, Informal, Semi-Formal, Formal and subject specific National Curriculum. We use B-Squared as a tool to track and monitor progress and provide formal assessments, across both the EYFS Framework, Engagement Steps, Autism Progress and the National Curriculum subjects areas on Primary Steps. Each child’s journey is completely individual and our approach allows for fluidity across the curriculum, enabling each child to make progress at a level that is appropriate to their needs. Our learners can move across the continuum depending on subject area, learning needs and interests. We recognise that our children may need further support and to access specific areas of learning at different levels of a curriculum. Our continuum allows all children to be supported and challenged within their learning, at an appropriate level, for each area of learning and subject. For all these reasons we have adopted the Equals Curriculum* for our class.
There is a strong focus on supporting the development of attention, communication and social skills and we spend time each day following specific interventions for our children, regularly supported by our Speech and Language therapist, Karen McIver, who is in class on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.
This term our topic is Ourselves. We will be reading stories, talking and taking part in a variety of activities. As part of our topic we will be learning new topic based vocabulary.
Class 7 will be taking part in outdoor learning activities as a part of each day and the children need appropriate outerwear to protect them against all types of weather. Eg. waterproof coat and wellies, sun cream and hats that they are able to leave in school for the half term.
We also provide snack twice a day and ask for a weekly contribution of £1 towards this please. It can be paid weekly or half termly in cash. Unfortuately iot is not possible to use ParentPay for snack money.
At the Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. Please keep in contact with us through the home-school diary. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Class 7 parents for their continued support. If you have any questions, need any guidance or have anything you'd like to share please use the diary or the following email:
We love to see what you have been getting up to out of school!
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