Welcome to Sycamore

Teacher - Sycamore Shelley Hewitt
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Sycamore is part of the Sixth Form Unit. We aim to develop our independence, communication, numeracy and life skills, during our time in Sycamore.

We spend a lot of time in the community, as we work towards transitioning into our adult lives and onto our next steps. We constantly develop our communication skills. We aim to communicate effectively with our peers and other members of our community. We do this through sign, symbols and expressing our preferences, among other methods. As a class, we are undertaking various projects throughout this school year. We will be organising a coffee morning, taking trips to various sporting venues, developing an area of the Patch, creating some delicious dishes and developing other skills through sensory room visits, music and art projects.
As we prepare to move on from Woodfields, Sycamore class students visit the different adult providers that we could choose as our possible new settings.
We always encouraged and supported to reach our potential and be happy and enjoy our time at school.

Autumn Term 1 2020 Timetable

Curriculum Information for parentsAutumn Term 2 2020
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
Preparation for work. Developing skills for the workplace: growing and caring for plants Students will take part in an activity where they will be feeding and caring for chickens. Following simple instructions to collect and use tools to dig worms for chickens. They will pick veg to feed the chickens, and collect eggs. They will follow simple instructions to act safely especially around using garden tools and the animals. Care for an animals, feed the family pet. Go out and feed chickens or bids, ducks.
Developing communication skills Showing understanding in his response to what they have heard. Use words, signs, phrases, objects or symbols to communicate and share ideas and preferences with others. Practise communication. Have discussions; look for your child to communicate their preferences and ideas. Use symbols to practise communication along with verbal communication.
Personal Development Developing self-awareness: all about me They will be recognising what makes them an individual, working on expressing their individuality and recognise how they relate to others. Use your child’s name to communicate with them.
Engaging in new creative Activities Students will take part in different new creative activities using art, music, dance and craft. Explore different styles of art activities at home, painting, clay work, papier Mache.
Developing Reading skills Students will handle books, make choices on books, demonstrate some understanding of what is being read and match objects to symbols, letter or words. Read books with your children at home. Ask them to point out objects in the book for you.
Preparing drinks and snacks Students will take part in preparing a variety of snacks and drinks, follow basic safety rules when preparing these. Make snacks and drinks at home with your children.
Mini Enterprise Project Students will be making Christmas crafts to sell for a chosen charity of their choice. Make some Christmas crafts at home.
PSHEStudents will be developing knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to keep themselves healthy and safe. Practise life skills on a daily basis around daily timetable of a routine.
Engaging with the world around you: TechnologyEngage with technology, focus on a technological object, demonstrate a response and express a preference for one technological object over another. Use technology around the home and out in the community.
People and FriendshipsStudents will be building on friendships, taking turns to play games and communicating who they would like to spend time with. See frie4nds, talk about friendships.
Sign a longTaking part in weekly sign a long sessions with sign a long tutor Practise signing at home
Our regular shopping trip (Wednesday pm)to be confirmed still and trip to café on site behind the sixth form building on a Friday morning. to be confirmed still