Welcome to Willow

Teacher - Willow Tara Tod
Photo of Tara Tod

Willow is a class of 8 students with diverse needs and abilities whom are supported by 4 members of staff, we largely use symbols and signalong in order to communicate our needs, choices and feelings.

Beech class take a holistic approach to learning by following a topic based curriculum, where each subject is tailored to the individuals learning needs, thriving on routine and consistency.

Students particularly enjoy activities that are ‘hands on’ which relate to everyday life skills and promoting independence.

Spring Term 1 Timetable 2022

Spring Term 1 Curriculum 2022

Spring Term 1 2022 TimetableSummer Transition Challenge ASDAN
SubjectIdeas for home
Dear Parents and Carers, Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a wonderful winter holiday
ASDANWe will continue working on our independence sensory and life skills (cooking, washing up, hoovering, and doing laundry).
English/MathsWe will put our maths and literacy skills in practise while cooking, baking and measuring ingredients. Reading and following the recipes, counting ingredients, measure the amount. Have a go baking at home!
Yogacise/P.E Students will continue to have their weekly exercises which include using bikes and yogacise. We will learn how to participate actively in group sessions and relax. Have a go at home. Listen to the quiet music and try to sit still up to 5 minutes. Ask your parents to join you in different form of exercise: walking, cycling, trampolining.
ScienceThis term we wil be looking at winter, cold, the Earth's poles (especially the Antarctic animals like penguins and seals), freezing and melting
GeographyAntarctic Polar regions
CookeryWe will also be studying 'Chinese New Year of the Tiger' and cooking Chinese food in our cookery slot.
Signalong for LearnersWe will continue working toward Signalong qualification. We will learn new signs through the term and each student will have an active part in completing their portfolio with achievements.
Please see the Spring Term 1 Curriculum 2022 attachment for a visual look at the class curriculum.