Maple class pupils are active learners and learn best when they have opportunity to physically practise everything they see and hear within the curriculum. Most lessons will start with the class working together as a whole but the majority of learning happens within small groups and individually as targets, activities and equipment is differentiated for each need. Many of the pupils have high anxieties related to their sensory integration difficulties and social and emotional needs and therefore the class provides a high level nurturing environment and approaches to help them self- regulate their sensory and emotional difficulties.
Maple Class – Curriculum Focus for the Autumn Term 2 – 2018
We will be starting our new unit of work titled ‘Super Humans’ which focuses on our bodies and is all about what we need to do to keep us healthy and the special things our body can do. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.
During this unit we will be focusing on science, SMSC, art and music.
During this Unit, children should become familiar with the following words:
Health check, doctor, dentist, nurse, therapist, exercise, body hygiene, hand hygiene, teeth hygiene, healthy eating and the 5 senses (smell, hear, touch, taste, sight/see)
Our aim is to have a weekly focus topic as follows:
- Week commencing 29th Oct: Health check
- Week commencing 5th Nov: Exercise
- Week commencing 12th Nov: Teeth hygiene
- Week commencing 19th Nov: Hand & body hygiene
- Week commencing 26th Nov: Healthy eating
6-8. Month of December: The 5 senses incorporating Christmas celebrations
We will make weekly visits within the local and wider community to reinforce and generalise their skills learnt within the classroom. As well as seeing these environments first hand they will have regular opportunities to role play their experiences when back at school.
Maple and Oak Classes will be learning about the same focus topic. They will have some joint sessions during our focus on the 5 senses incorporating Christmas celebrations
Your child may be coming home with information about the activities we have done in Maple Class as well sending home their personal Photo Book weekly that includes a couple photos of what they have been learning this week. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned. We will be sending home topic words to reinforce the topic with your child.
Maple Class Team