Welcome to Beech

Teacher - Beech Class Iwona Litwiniec
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Beech 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.

Autumn Term 2 Timetable


Autumn Term 2 2020Topic: ASDAN Transition Challenge
SubjectProfileIdeas for home
ASDANTransition Challenge
MathsWe will be using our maths skills during cooking sessions; measuring and comparing our heights, sizes of shoes etc. Engage your child in making meals/snacks at home, use number skills during every activity (count apples, count buttons, compare shoes, length of carrots, leeks etc. )
EnglishWe will be looking at/reading stories about different festivals and celebrations. Students will visit school library where they will have opportunity to handle different books and make they own choices. We will also use our sensory room to experience the stories in multisensory way. Read/look at the books together (bedtime), discuss the characters, and point at the pictures. Enjoy story time!
Geography This will be covered through ASDAN Transition Challenge - Geography - Feeling Good (taught by Nikki Wardell)
Art This will be covered through ASDAN Transition Challenge - Expressive Arts - Making Choices (taught by Nikki Wardell)
MusicWe will be using music in every activities! We will be singing and signing, playing instruments and dancing every day! Turn the music on and dance! Have fun being together and enjoy music.
ScienceWe will be visiting our school garden Patch, planting, seedling, looking after plants and chicken. Make your own pots with plants. Observe each day the progress in growing; measure the length, water them carefully.
ICTWe will be using ICT equipment at school: microwave, switches etc. during daily activities. Encourage your child to use educational games or applications on IPad.
PSHE/CitizenshipTaking part in weekly Signalong sessions with Signalong tutor (Iwona Litwiniec)Practise signing at home through music and games.