Rabbits

Rabbits is one of the four KS1/KS2 classes and is part of the Semi-Formal pathway within the Academy. At present there are nine students within the class; 5 boys and 4 girls who are aged between six and eleven years.

The students in Rabbits are working within the following ranges:

English P6 to Level 1C   Maths P6 to Level 1B   Science P5 to Level 1B

The ‘Rabbits’ are a vibrant group of students, who are playful and inquisitive. They enjoy learning through hands on experiences and play, and they love just dance! They love to laugh and they make a great team. All learners within the class have a range of complex learning needs related to communication, social interaction and self-help skills; most of the class have a diagnosis of ASD or ADHD.   

There are four members of staff in Rabbits: Miss Victoria Tewson (Teacher), Miss Eden Weaver (Learning Support Assistant), Miss Lucy Belton (Learning Support Assistant) and Kate Williams (Learning support assistant).

The children access most of the curriculum in their own classroom space which is a calming and stimulating environment; but full advantage is taken of the Academy facilities including the kitchen, hall, soft play and sensory room. The students study numeracy and literacy both 4 times a week with regular reading and phonics sessions too. They also learn about science and history and geography through a cross curricular approach. Opportunities are also taken to explore the wider community and local area. They have opportunities for PE and sport, horse riding and swimming. The students explore their creative sides through art, cooking, music and drama. Where possible we try to enhance learning with first hand experiences that enable the students to better understand the topics we are learning. We are continuing to develop our Preparing for Adulthood curriculum which develops skills, knowledge and understanding within Employment, Community, Independence and Health.

We communicate with home daily through the use of planners which are checked every morning and completed at hometime. We also will make phonecalls to parents when a longer conversation is needed. We like to meet parents at parents evening and at Academy events. Often when a student has done a piece of work that they are proud of we will send a copy home that day so that they can share their success.

 

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