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Teacher - Ash Nikki Thornton
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Ash Class is a small bespoke group consisting of 3 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 to include work experience
  • Improving their independence
  • Improving their tolerance to challenging environments and situations
  • Making progress across the academic curriculum

Autumn Term 1 2021 Timetable


Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning- Topic: Journeys- Kensuke’s Kingdom Autumn Term 1 2021
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
Maths ASDAN In maths this term we will be consolidating existing knowledge and continuing to learn about money and Time. Encorage independence when out shopping to pay for items. Encourage your child to use the clock to tellk the time throughout the day and with their routines.
English ASDAN Developing communication skills: Intro In English we will be studying the book Kensuke’s Kingdom. We will be looking at the different characters and the theme of the book. We will be exploring different countries around the world. We will be developing our knowledge of how to use the past, present and future tense. We will be developing our writing skills learning about persuasive language, similies, and adjectives and writing for different purposes. You could create a fact file or do some from research of different countries around the world to find some new facts. Continue to share stories together.
PEIn PE we will be looking at getting ready for sport independently. We will be focussing on on recognising different symbols for male and female changing. We will also be developing out catching and batting skills in various team games- Tennis/ tabletennis/ rounders/ cricket/ basketball/ football Play games together, visit local parks and play areas. Encourage pupils to get active.
PSHE and Citizenship ASDANWe will be accessing the community with a focus on social, emotional wellbeing and appropriate behaviour when accessing different activities of daily life. We will be taking a focus on how our bodies are growing and changing, different relationships. Please feel free to communicate freely if there are any elements of personal care or any particular difficulties faced when out, that we can help to support with in school.
Meal preparation and cooking progression In this topic we will be encouraging independence in the kitchen. Encouraging the children to practice good health and safety, Meal planning, food storage and cooking mealsEncourage your children to plan, prepare, cook and serve dinners. Try encourage them to be as independent as possible.
Knowing about myself This module is about thinking independently. What we like/ dislike. What we need to go out or in different weathers and what we like to do and wear. Encourage your children to choose their own clothes in the morning or when buying new clothes. Explore different stytykes together. Encourage your child to make choices around the home like what theyd like to eat or do. Encourage them to think about how they’ll get there or what time they need to leave or be back home by.
ART Creativity ASDANWe will be studying different art movements and styles this term. We will be focussing in on what we like/ dislike and creating our own in the same themes using texture with different mediums. What art work do you have on your walls at home? Do you have a favourite piece? Try to recreate this with a medium of choice.
ScienceIn Science we will be studying the different cells in living organisms. We will be learning about the different components of individual cells and what their functions are.Make your own cell model or picture. Whilst making the model talk about the different parts of the cell and what they do.
Business EnterpriseThis term we will be planning and starting up our own business enterprise. We will be planning our resourses, costs, advertising and profit. All money made will help go towards big days out at the end of term. Enjoy visiting different businesses shops, bakeries, cafes etc. encourage pupils to think about each place as a business. How much do things cost? How much do they theink it costs to make?