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 4 our topic is 'Animals'
We will have lots of cross curricular learning both in the classroom and out relating to our topic.
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 Wingham Wildlife Park, TIDES, horse riding and the local Park.
Forest school will continue on a Tuesday or Thursday - it would be helpful if children could bring in a pair of wellies.
Swimming will take place every week with one group swimming at Tides and the other at school (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. Every child will be going to Wingham Wildlife Park every week alternating between Wednesday and Thursday. As usual we will tell you in the home school book each Monday.
Check back in at the end of term for pictures of this term's learning :)