Rabbits is one of the four Primary classes and is part of Pathway 2 within the Academy. At present there are 5 students within the class who are all boys in Key Stage 2.
The ‘Rabbits’ are a vibrant group of students, who are playful and inquisitive. They enjoy learning through hands on experiences and play. 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 ASC or ADHD.
The teacher is supported by Laura Ellis and Luke Parry who are both very experienced and highly skilled Teaching Assistants.
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, outside area and sensory room. The students study English and Maths four times a week with regular reading and phonics sessions too. They also learn about Science, History and Geography through a cross curricular approach.
Opportunities are also taken to explore the wider community and local area, thorough weekly community visits in the minibus, They have opportunities for PE and sport, horse riding and swimming. The students explore their creative sides through art, cooking, music and drama. We are continuing to develop our Preparing for Adulthood curriculum which develops skills, knowledge and understanding within the key areas of Employment, Community, Independence and Health.
We communicate with home daily through the use of planners, email and telephone calls. We love to share the great work our students complete and celebrate their success.