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Instructor - Ash Nikki Thornton
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Friday 15th November saw Ash Class take part in Children in Need 2019. The theme was pyjamas across the entire school!!

 Ash Class is a small bespoke class consisting of four pupils with a curriculum tailored to the individual needs of the pupils including;

  • Improving their social skills
  • Support in self-managing their emotional needs
  • Accessing the community
  • Improving their independence
  • Improving their tolerance to challenging environments and situations
  • Making progress across the academic curriculum7

Autumn Term 2 Timetable


Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning- Roald Dahl Autumn Term 2 2019
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
MathsIn Maths, we will be learning how to form arrays when solving multiplication equations. We will be creating scenes of New York from the story James and the Giant Peach with a relation to timetables. We will also be looking at money and budgeting. Encourage maths in the supermarket, what is the cheapest? What is the most expensive? What is the difference?
English In English, we will be studying the books James and the Giant Peach and The Twits. We will focus on the different themes and characters of the stories. Which is your favourite Roald Dahl book? Who is your favourite character and why? Share a Roald Dal book or film at home.
I.C.TAs part of our ASDAN topic, we will be looking at using ICT to make choices. This will involve using different aids and visiting the sensory room. What technology do you use in the home? Try using something different. Can you locate all of the technological devices in the home?
PSHE and CitizenshipIn citizenship we will be trying new things to help us to develop our expressive language to identify our likes and dislikes. Encourage new experiences within the home i.e. TV programmes, food, trips out. Do you like or not like these new experiences.
D.TIn DT, we will be focussing on our favourite Roald Dahl book and using different materials to design and create our scenes. We will also be using woodwork to make crafts for the school Christmas crafts fair. Try collecting some materials of interest to contribute to the design of your Roald Dahl scene. Maybe you have an idea to make something in the craft fair that we could make in school?
HumanitiesAs part of our ASDAN topic we will be visiting different places in our local area; shops, library, leisure centre and parks. As part of remembrance day we will be visiting some war memorials.Try visiting some places in your local area to practice appropriate behaviour and to experience new things. Do you have a war memorial in your local area? Try visiting it.
ArtWe will be considering our favourite Roald Dahl book and selecting our favourite character to make a sculpture with materials of our choice. We will research different sculptures in the community and on the internet for inspirationCan you spot any sculptures in your home or local community? What materials are they made from? What might they represent? How big or small are they? Do you like it?
ScienceWe will be taking part in some fun and inspiring experiments to link with George’s marvellous medicine, making simple predictions and conclusions based on our observations.Consider some simple reactions of materials in the home i.e. mix vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring to create a volcano eruption. Try mixing cornflour and water together. Is it a solid or a liquid?