Class 4 pupils are in year 3, 4 and 5 and range from the ages of 7-10. We follow a destination led curriculum which encompasses key skills from different subject areas focusing on a functional approach to learning.
In Class 4 we continue to develop our independent skills in all areas of the curriculum, this underpins everything we do. We learn to work on our own and with others to complete learning tasks based on counting, sorting, matching as well as reading based activities based on our story for the half term. We enjoy weekly pretend play sessions where we learn to pretend play or roleplay with our peers, take turns and work together to achieve a goal.
We continue to develop our self - help skills including brushing our teeth, getting undressed and dressed for PE and swimming. We learn functional skills in class as well as in the wider community, for example walking out in the community and visiting a local café, learning road safety and making choices and communicate our choices using our own individual communication systems. There is opportunity for our pupils to attend integration at a mainstream primary school where our pupils go and join in playing and working alongside the class.
Class 4 also enjoy active learning, and we love soft play sessions where we learn to take turns, play with our peers and practise our gross motor skills. Some of us love to start the day with physical activity and this helps get us ready to learn. We love our weekly cooking sessions where we learn cooking skills such as spreading, cutting and mixing and learn to find what we need and follow simple recipes. We work hard on being independent and learn to tidy away in the kitchen, wipe the tables and wash and dry up.
We also thoroughly enjoy our creative based activities such as painting and collage; we have had great fun learning to work together on collaborative art projects. We love to join in music sessions playing and singing along with the ukulele as well as learning ‘Makaton signs’ to the songs!