Welcome to Yew Class
We are a class of 7 happy little boys, Ellis, Francis, Oscar, Max, Emmanuel, Oscar and Carter. We have a very busy and structured timetable and love to have lots of fun. The messier the better.
Our class teacher is called Emma and we have 4 Learning Support Assistants, Tayla, Ellie, Joe and Nell. Our Learning Support Officer Liam also comes into our class to join in with our fun.
Our class page will show you everything we get up to during our time in school.
Through teaching and learning activities and play, we are working towards our social communication, our independence and our level of engagement.
We are provided with interventions throughout our day to support our sensory and emotional regulation. These interventions ensure we are ready to learn.
The activities we carry out across our day help develop and promote a range of skills including; communication, social and play, fine motor, engagement & interaction and independence.
Each of us have a different approach to learning and our teacher carefully plans activities to support this.
We hope you enjoy our class page
Sensory and Physical Development
Yew Class access lots of activities to support our sensory diets, we support our vestibular system by completing activities that help improve our balance and co-ordination skills, develop and maintain our muscle tone and improve our spatial awareness. We also work on our proprioceptive system, activities to support this involve massage, squeezes, pulling weighted equipment and crawling.
Below are some pictures of us doing our morning sensory circuit and having fun in the sensory integration room.
Communication and Interaction
Communication and interaction is a very important part of our learning. We develop our communication and interaction skills every day, we do this through having lots of fun.
In Yew Class we communicate in lots of different ways, we all (including the adults) use visuals to talk to each other, this helps us understand what each other is communicating.
Some of us have a personal timetable which let us know what we are doing throughout our day, some of us use a first and then, this tell us what we need to do now and what will happen once we have finished, it is usually something that we really enjoy for example; first story time, then trampoline.
Currently we are learning how to ask for 'open', when we are riding our bikes around school, we have to ask the adult to 'open' the door for us, we do this by tapping the open visual, or finding the open visual in our PECs book and giving it to the adult. We are doing very well.
We are very lucky to have our own climbing wall in school. Each time we use the wall we have to wear a helmet and a harness, we had to learn how to get into the ‘cradle’ position which helps us get down from the wall safely. Now we have lots of fun learning how to climb to the top, it’s a little bit tricky but look how high we can go already!