Oak Class

The majority of children in Oak class have been in the school for a long period of time and have benefitted from the specialised teaching approaches and therapies. Learning to learn skills are generally established and the children are able to access the curriculum at their pace within whole and small group settings. The children continue to benefit from specialised approaches, including colourful semantics and sensory and emotional regulation activities. Pupils are beginning to focus on understanding their personal strengths and difficulties related to their disability in order to prepare for secondary education.

Oak Class Curriculum Focus – Autumn Term 2018

Class Topic – Our World

We will be starting our new unit of work titled ‘Our World’ which focuses on our environment such as school, local community and wider community. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.

During this unit we will be focusing on science, geography, technology and art.


During this Unit, children should become familiar with the following words: environment, community, recycle, home, garage, shops, school, habitat, life cycle, shelter, food (seed, grass, pellets, etc.) and animal hygiene.

We will make weekly visits within the local and wider community to give the children opportunity to experience various types of homes, shops and attractions.

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 and trips across each topic.

We will be sending home a sheet of vocabulary words which reinforce the topic ‘Our world’. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned with you at home.

Oak Class Team


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