Welcome to Ash

Instructor - Ash Grace Burton
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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


Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning- Individual learning project Spring Term 2 Timetable 2021
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
MathsWe will be focussing on individual targets and consolidation of existing knowledge during our maths lessons. We will continue with handling money in practical situations as well as using and recalling multiplication and division facts Focus on Maths in the community, continue with handling money in practical contexts to include role play.
English We will be focussing on reading and writing skills to consolidate knowledge and understanding of stories and words. We will be using a dictionary to link new meanings to words already known. We will be writing about our individual projects too.Discuss words that come up and link new meaning to words already known. Encourage exploration of vocabulary.
I.C.TWe will be focussing on algorithms and what these mean within our world. We will be playing different simple games to understand what an algorithm is and how it is a set of instructions. We will link these to practical and new situations, for example, simple instructions on how to wash hair, how to wash body, how to make spaghetti Bolognese etc.
PSHE and CitizenshipWe will be continuing to walk within our local woodland to maintain some health and fitness. We will be considering online safety, sex, and relationships. Continue getting out in the community at home. Why is it important to get outside? What benefits does it have on our overall health and well-being?
D.TWe will continue to cook our own lunch on Fridays with particular focus on practical literacy and numeracy skills. We will continue to develop independence skills in the kitchen in terms of cooking and tidying up. Practical skills, encourage putting the shopping away in the correct places - what should go in the cupboards, fridge and freezer? Encourage inclusion in cooking activities, using scales, chopping, tidying away and washing up.
HumanitiesDuring our weekly walks, we will focus on navigation, position and directional language. We will be using a compass to carry this in a practical way.When you are out and about in the community, talk about position, using directional language to navigate your way around. Include road safety.
ArtWe will be planning, designing and making our own individual projects of choice. We have access to a variety of resources for students to make something spectacular.Junk modelling – Make something spectacular out of your recycling. Think about what materials will be best represent different features and why?
ScienceWe will be taking part in fun and exciting science experiments each week. We will be making a prediction, exploring what happens and writing down our methods and conclusions for each experiment. Watch some fun science experiments at home on YouTube – there are loads of fascinating ones! Think about what may happen, make predictions and see if you are right.