Learning for Life
Squirrels is our Primary formal pathway class. Currently there are five learners in Squirrels class all boys’ years five and six.
The students in Squirrels are working within the following ranges:
English 1B to Level 2B Maths 1B to Level 3C Science Level 2c to Level 4b
Super Squirrels as the boys have re-named the class, are all adventurous, energetic, inquisitive and eager to learn, each with their own unique personalities and characteristics.
Super Squirrels work extremely hard and very well throughout all their curriculum subjects but in particular during literacy, numeracy and science – they love experimenting and blowing things up!
The children learn in a vibrant and stimulating class based environment but also take advantage of the Academies’ facilities including the kitchen, hall, soft play and sensory studio. All activities and environments allow and accommodate for learners individual complex learning needs in a multi-sensory approach.
Squirrels are currently enjoying learning new subjects as part of our Preparing for Adulthood curriculum.
The Primary Phase provides a stable foundation for the student when they move into KS3 usually at age 11 but sometimes a year later. The students are already familiar with staff and the Academy environment so this provides for a smooth transition.