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Foxes Class

Class team:

Natasha Whitehouse-Brumby, Maria Clay, Debbie Howard and Ben Langthorne (Class teacher).

Class story:


Class overview:

Welcome to Dinosaur Roar Class, we are based in the Hollow taught by Jackie Bladon (Class Teacher), Linda Scholes, Natalia Balser and Charlotte Newton (Teaching Assistants). We are a total communication classroom and use different ways for the children to use their ‘voice’ and to communicate their wants and needs throughout the day. This includes the use of symbols in and around the classroom provision, for snack time and for the daily timetable/routine, as well as using Makaton and gestures.

Following primarily the Discovery pathway of the curriculum, the children will be learning through provisional based activities set out daily, this includes having open access to our own outdoor classroom area. We will engage in daily sensory based learning experiences including write dance, squiggle (including mark making in foam/rice etc...), dough disco and water play. We will be exploring sensory stories based on the topic, using objects of reference and items related to the five senses to help bring the story to life. We will also have regular access to the Sensory room, Dark Room, Soft play and Top Garden to develop social, emotional, sensory and physical needs.

We follow a structures daily routine and timetable for teaching and learning with transitions supported by music cues, symbols/pictures specific to individual needs as well as a Now and Next board. We also routinely access interventions including TAC PAC, Intensive Interaction and Attention Autism which supports sensory communication. We enjoy learning in Dinosaur Roar Class! 

Learning together:

Learning together Spring 2

Outdoor learning:

School will have a continued focus on ‘Outside Learning in all Weathers’ this year, with this in mind if possible please ensure that on each day your child has a suitable coat for the weather conditions.

General notices:

Social fund contribution - We would really appreciate it if you could send a social fund contribution of £6 into school. This pays for a daily snack for the children at break time.

Clothing and Sun cream - As the weather is becoming colder, could you please provide your child with a waterproof coat, wellies and any other appropriate clothing to correspond with the weather conditions. Please send in a spare change of clothes in case your child has an accident at school.