Welcome to Bluebird Class
In Bluebird class we believe that forming meaningful, trusting and lasting relationships are the key to success.
We all participate in a sensory based curriculum following individual timetables in order to make progress in our own ways. Our classroom is known for being full of yoga balls, tunnels, tents, spinners and trampettes; this is because we are an 'alternative seating classroom'. We use this equipment to help us with our learning and it is good fun too!
Communication and independence are at the heart of all we do. We use a range of communication strategies including makaton, PECS, eye gaze and speech dependent on our individual needs. We try and take our learning off site as much as possible so that we can generalise our skills in lots of situations.
The adults in Bluebird Class are:
Beth (Class Teacher)
Sophie, Paul, Teresa, Sharon, Jayne, Georgina, Elise, Jane, Marie and Gemma
In Term 6 our topic is 'Nature'.
Offsite learning will include horse riding, the local shop, the park, Tides, Brockhill Park and the woods!
As always we use a multi-sensory approach to our learning and each day has a focus including communication and interaction, mathematics and ICT, physical and sensory, understanding the world and expressive arts.
Our topic in Term 5 was 'Our Community' and we worked really hard to develop our awareness of the community around us.
Our off site visits included walks to the local shop to practice our communication and road skills, walking to the local park to practice our physical and road skill and continued visits to Tesco's to practice in a cafe and following a shopping list.
In our attention bucket we learnt about rain and the sounds it made. This helps us understand what rain is and therefore how it might affect our plans! In expressive arts we looked at different types of transport and used these images to paint, cars to create marks in foam and used ICT games to find out how different vehicles move. In our communication session we explored rockets and changes in water using bath bombs which we all loved! In cooking we concentrated on making sandwiches in preparation for a picnic in order to get ready for summer!