Welcome to Bee Croft Class!
We are looking forward to getting to know you all and will enjoy getting to know your children better through our first topic ‘I am…, I can…’. Within this topic we will be identifying and celebrating all of the children’s current skills and special interests.
In Bee Croft class we use a total communication approach to support the children’s communication and language skills and to help the children understand what the adult expects from them. This means that we use a range of Makaton, visual cues and markers, a picture exchange communication system (P.E.C.S) and spoken language to ensure that all children have opportunities to communicate with us and their peers and learn a communication system that is successful for them.
We are building relationships with the children using communication approaches such as Intensive Interaction to develop social awareness and relationships within the group and exploring and identifying each child’s special interests whilst building our classroom routines and awareness of adult expectations.
We will develop the ‘Attention Autism’ approach over the next term, designed by Speech and Language therapist Gina Davies to teach the children attention building skills, curiosity, new vocabulary, turn taking, waiting skills and how to independently complete tasks with confidence and reduced adult intervention. This will be applied creatively to all areas of the curriculum and once the structure of the four stages have been embedded, the children can securely learn modelled skills to transfer to independent learning.
We enjoy exploring the outdoor environment and will be developing our outdoor space throughout this coming year including the Forest school experience.
During the time with us in Bee Croft, we aim to promote independent learning at each child’s unique level and develop their sense of self and confidence in choosing how they learn most effectively.
We aim to provide a motivating curriculum which will allow the children to experience a range of sensory experiences within a low distraction learning environment.
Welcome to Bee Croft class and we look forward to sharing further information with you over the coming year. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss any matter further, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.
Mrs Smith, Mrs Page and Miss Atashkhar