Puffins


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Class Name & Teachers Name(s)

Welcome to Puffin’s Class

Teaching the class is Mary Seaman

Curriculum Focus and Topics

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Time

The World Around Us

Shopping

Events & Daily Activities (in & out of school)

Weekly visits to various cafes (Squirrels’ Tea Room, Fairfield College Cafe) which help to promote social skills and toleration of new places.

The Multi-sensory Art Project in the dome is always a highlight for us.

Sensory art with Becky Churchill. Recent art days have focussed upon foods of the world and autumn art.

Weekly Food Technology sessions are very sensory and also help to encourage reluctant eaters to try different foods.

Curriculum Information – Summary

The curriculum has an emphasis on communication, personal and social skills, independence skills and sensory needs.

This includes visits out of school (e.g. walking to the park, shopping, cafe visits), activities in the Sensory Studio, Attention Autism sessions, LARKPAC sensory communication sessions, PEP-3 (Psycho-Educational Program) individualised programmes for children on the autistic spectrum and sessions focusing on children’s individual communication needs.

What we do best / What makes our class amazing?

Our curriculum is very practical and we are not afraid of making a mess! We have had great success with our  Attention Autism programme which promotes listening and attention skills and helps children to learn in other curriculum areas.

Our visits out of school have helped children to behave appropriately in public places and become used to encountering new places with less anxiety.

We use our snack times as a communication session focusing on the use of PECS (Picture Exchange System) and also introducing children to new foods.

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