Willow class pupils learn best from child centred approaches to learning. Intensive interaction, interactive story- telling and Interactive music provide a staple diet to develop two way social communication. The pupils benefit from high visual elements to learning such as symbols and pictures but within a low arousal environment. Attention Autism is used to develop attention to another’s agenda and to increase the time that the children can concentrate and learn within a group setting. Augmentative communication strategies such as PECS are used to help children make their needs known to others. TEACCH stations help children to practise and embed curriculum skills in a distraction free environment. Hands on sensory activities are included every day to enable children to fully engage with the curriculum.
Willow Class Plan – Spring Term
In Willow this half term we will be studying the topic Freeze it! During the unit we will be focusing on Science and International aspects.
In Science, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- All about ice and water
- At what temperature water freezes
- How long ice takes to melt
- What happens when we freeze other liquids
- How we can turn ice into a healthy food
- Which materials will keep ice cool
In International, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- About the differences between hot and cold countries
We will enjoy exploring making ice and watching it melt as well as freezing different types of liquids such as making our own ice poles. The international aspect of the unit will see us exploring the jungle and Arctic including the animals and habitats you find there in the varying temperatures.