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Teacher - Ash Nikki Thornton
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Ash Class is a small bespoke group consisting of 4 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

ASH Timetable – Autumn Term 2 – 23/24




Curriculum Information for parents. ASDAN Towards Independence Autumn Term 2 23/24
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
Maths This term we will be learning about place value following the White Rose maths scheme. We will be learning how to write numbers up to 100. We will be practising our counting up to and across to 100. We will be learning the value of each digit as a number. Play board games together that involve numbers up to 100 such as Bingo and Snakes and Ladders.
English In English our topic will be conflict. We will be studying the adapted version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet ‘Gnomeo and Juliet.’ We will be looking at the feuds between the two families. We will be thinking about words related to conflict and opposing words and using them in our writing. We will be using puppets and props to act out scenarios and talking through how to resolve issues. We will be referring emotions using Zones of regulation. Watch the film Gnomeo and Juliet together. Read ‘The story of Ferdinand’ Play role play games with soft toys.
PSHE This term’s topic is mental health and wellbeing. We will be trying new leisure activities and seeing how our bodies feel after each activity using Zones of Regulation. We will be learning about different emotions, how it makes us feel and what we can do to help when we feel each colour. We will learn about who and how we can be supported when we do not feel ourselves. Read the book the colour monster’ Take part in physical exercise together to keep active and feel good such as walking/ yoga etc. Watch the movie ‘Inside Out’.
ScienceIn Science we will be learning about different rocks. We will be looking at what each type of rock can be used for. We will be investigating the rock cycle and the effects of different weather on rocks learning about coastal erosion through a practical experiment. Visit different beaches to look at the cliff tops and the old ruins of buildings. Talk and compare the properties of different rocks you find on walks using words like hard, soft, rough smooth etc.
ComputingIn Computing we will be learning about photography. We will be using digital cameras and learning about how they work. We will be learning how to download and save images and create our own slideshow. We will be planning a project to make a video using images we have taken using iMovie. Enjoy days out together or out in the garden taking pictures. Explore different apps and filters on your phones/ iPads.
HumanitiesIn History, we will be learning about WW2. We will be looking at the blitz, rationing and evacuees. We will be making crafts around the topic and learn through role-play. We will look at the culture and listen to music from this time. Visit local museums. Cook meals based around rationed food menus. Make WW2 crafts
ArtThis term we will be working on a group project to make crafts for the Christmas fair. We will decorate jars to fill with sweets to sell, make Christmas tree decorations and design and make some cards. Visit Christmas craft fairs with the families. Play with craft materials at home and look at what decorations they see around the shops and home.
MFLThis term, we be looking at Spain. We will be learning Spanish words and phrases, learning about Spanish culture, trying Spanish foods and listening to Spanish music. We will also be looking at some Spanish artists and creating our own versions. Try eating Spanish food and deciding what they do or don’t like. Discussing any Spanish culture or language they encounter on television or in the community.
DTIn DT we will be focussing on batch cooking using the Teaching Kitchen each week. We will be looking up and planning our own recipes. Pupils will be encouraged to be as independent as possible gathering their own resources and making their food following instructions making snacks for class. Enjoy cooking together.