Squirrels is a wonderful class of seven students who are all in Key Stage 2 and in Pathway 3 at the Academy. They have great imaginations, sparkling personalities and are wonderfully creative.
Our classroom is a fun environment where everyone has the freedom to be themselves. Each student is supported in a way that makes them feel safe but still develops their independence. The squirrels work hard and enjoy our rewards. During the year, the students go horse riding and swimming. We also enjoy being active and often go to Clip n' Climb or to the Active Gym where we enjoy ourselves and keep healthy.
Squirrels follow the Formal pathway at Foxwood which means that we follow a more academic curriculum. We enjoy learning our English and Maths skills through activity and exploration. We are interested in animals, the world around us, events that happened a long time ago and why things are the way they are. The curriculum is tailored to the needs and interests of our students and focuses on personal development as well as academic achievement.
We use the Zones of Regulation to explore our feelings, develop self-regulation and emotional control. Our Preparing for Adulthood curriculum is designed to ensure that we have the skills we need for independent living and employment in the future.
The teacher is Owen Liddington, and he is supported by a great team of Support staff, Kim Witham, Katie Sewell and Ayesha Safder. We love working in Squirrels. Every day is an adventure and full of fun.