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!
We follow a mix of the pathway 1 and pathway 2 curriculum incorporating all elements in a multi-sensory way. Please see below for links to curriculum documents.
Pathway 2 - https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/whitfield-aspen-school/UploadedDocument/78322992455f4836baa228b5b945d4a9/pathway-2-curriculum-final-edit-pre-key-stage-standards-v1-copy.pdf
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, Georgina, Elise, Mark, Marie, Imogen, Sarah, Jo, Saskia and Gemma
In Term Two our topic is 'Festivals and Celebrations'
Our main themes are Halloween, Fireworks Night, Remembrance Day and Christmas.
As usual our learning will take place in a multi-sensory way incorporating each area of the pathway 2 curriculum: physical and sensory, communication and interaction, social/emotional and mental health, cognition and learning, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
Offsite visits this term include Tescos, sensory room, Tides and the local shop.
Forest school will continue on a Monday morning - it would be helpful if children could bring in a pair of wellies.
Swimming will take place on alternate Thursdays (You will be informed in your child's home/school book which group they are in). Children should bring swimming trunks/costume and a towel.
Check back in at the end of term for pictures of this term's learning :)