Greta Class is part of the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 departments.
Pupils in this class are from Nursery age to Year 3 and follow the Pre-Formal pathway, having a range of special educational needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex medical needs and autistic spectrum disorders.
The class is supported by two Enhanced Teaching Assistants and a Teaching Assistant.
Some pupils may access one to one support.
The class teacher teaches most of the curriculum. Specialist teaching is delivered PE (including swimming) and music.
Curriculum Overview Documents for Greta Class will be available soon.
Latest update 27th November 2019
Greta Class Activities
Greta class have been making apple and pear fruit smoothies. First we explore the smell and texture of the fruit. Next the pupils helped to make the smoothie by cutting the fruit, pouring out the apple juice and controlling the blender using a switch. The finished smoothie tasted delicious – just right for a sunny day.
Our topic this term is ‘Through the Keyhole’. We have been sharing a sensory story called ‘Shhh!’ The story is set in a Giant’s Castle. We even met a Giant! We have been building our own castles using boxes. It was lots of fun, especially when they fell over. We have also been printing our own castle pictures using building blocks.
Some of the pupils in Greta Class have been learning about directions. We followed a trail around school. It was fun following the arrows and visiting different rooms around school.
As part of our magical me topic, Greta Class have been doing lots of activities including bathing a baby, making paper plate faces, creating ‘Dali’ inspired self-portraits, body awareness sessions and learning to use our senses. We have had lots of fun.
Greta class have been using their thinking skills while playing two new parachute games. We played a game called ‘Start and Stop’. First the pupils threw bells and shakers onto the parachute. We shook the parachute to create ‘music’ as we sang the Start Stop song. At the correct part of the song the pupils had to freeze and stop shaking the parachute before starting again. This involved lots of good listening. The second game helped us to learn about rhyming words. The pupils each picked an object from the rhyming bag and put it on the parachute. We shook the parachute until one bounced off and the pupils had to look to see which object was missing. We had lots of fun.
Greta Class have been participating in a quiet reflection session in the sensory room. The children used their senses to explore paper poppies and floral fragrances. We recorded a short poem about a poppy onto our switch.