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
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.
Learning from home
With the uncertainty of the current COVID situation, I have added links to different activities we do throughout the school day and other ideas to keep you busy if you are at home :)
Each morning, we start each day with sensory interventions personalised to our needs. Some of us choose to access the outdoor area and complete an obstacle course, some access our class sensory area which has lots of different tactile flooring and different materials for us to feel and some of us to sensory circuits in the sports hall.
Once we are all ready for learning we sit at the table and sing our days of the week song and sing hello to our friends. You could sing these at home :)
It goes like this...
"Hello Emma, hello Emma, hello Emma, its nice to see you here"
The children are encouraged to wave to their friends whilst we sing this song.
Our days of the week song is sang to the tune of The Adams Family.
"Days of the week (clap clap), days of the week (clap clap), days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap clap).
There's Sunday and there's Monday, there's Tuesday and there's Wednesday, there's Thursday and there's Friday and then there's Saturday".
After snack and play time, we enjoy sitting together to listen to a story - this term it is What makes a rainbow! We have lots of fun exploring different colours through different objects and sensory textures. Our favourites are bubbles and foam.
Our mornings are spent completing early literacy and numeracy activities as well as workstation and activities to develop are fine motor and mark making skills.
Our afternoons are very busy too, activities include, PE, rebound, TAC PAC, cookery and learning to play with different toys.
To end our day we relax with hand class and some quiet time.