Class Porffor are a mix of pupils from Key Stages 2 and 3. We have a mix of both academic and sensory learning routes which are provided throughout both of our classrooms.
Our sensory approach to learning follows a carousel style schedule which allows the pupils to have focused adult time to work on literacy, numeracy and other key skills. For our sensory children, we have recently started a ‘Nursery Rhyme of the Week’ theme which enables children to become familiar with a particular nursery rhyme, while experiencing a range of sensory activities linked to it – for example, during Incy Wincy Spider week, we did lots of work on spiders, tickles and water!
For the children who have a more academic approach to learning, we have embedded Pie Corbett approaches into our literacy and cross curricular sessions where the pupils really benefit from a rich learning experience. Our favourite story so far has been The Three Little Pigs where we finished the topic with a trip to St Fagan’s to spot the 3 different types of houses and of course the pigs!
Throughout the day, pupils in Class Porffor enjoy intensive sensory activities, including Rebound Therapy, music, fine motor practise, relaxation and a variety of experiences in the tuff spots as part of the learning and choice carousel. We also encourage independence and responsibility and our Helpwr Heddiw jobs include recording the dinner register, writing the date on the board and handing out resources.
We also have regular Attention Autism sessions, either topic themed or sensory based and children are gradually learning to become more independent at Stage 4.
Some of the children have progressed to working well in small groups and enjoy social interaction by playing games, role playing in our role play area as well as team games in PE.
We also reflect on our work each day and get to add a golden star to the Proud Cloud when we have done amazing things!
Spring Term 2021:
Home learning focus
- a different story each week to develop familiarity of a range of stories
- Use of ICT to support learning (via Seesaw Student)
- Build on number knowledge within 20 (addition, subtraction, word problems, doubles, data handling)
- Independent living skills – washing up, dusting, hoovering, making phone calls.
- Staying healthy and happy
- Oracy skills – show and tell videos for our friends
When we are back in school
- The Magic Porridge Pot – literacy focus
- Following instructions
- Halving within 20
- Data handling
- Independent living skills – money, cooking, washing up
- Easter craft
- St David’s Day