In Dolphin class we have ten pupils, one teacher, one lead teaching assistant and three teaching assistants.
We follow the principles of the National Curriculum and adapt it to the individual needs of each child, as well as incorporating the Blue curriculum of Brooklands school.
Each week we plan a themed “hook”. This is our short term planning which incorporates the overarching topic, the IPP targets of the class and makes use of the interests of the individual pupils. It is really important that we plan exciting and interesting activities and lessons in order to grab the attention of our children and sustain the learning. We always endeavour to offer our children an irresistible invitation to learn.
All staff use a range of total communication methods that will enhance pupil’s communication and language needs. These strategies may include: the use of simple and clear speech, visual support through the use of individual timetables and first and then, ALD boards and Makaton signing.
The children in Dolphin class follow a predictable and consistent approach to learning which has a clear structure and purpose. The children are supported with a visual timetable to support their learning and support their anxieties.
Dolphin class is based at the Alexander Road site.
If you would like to contact us, then our email address is:
Topic: Out and About
Hooks: Things I like, People who keep us safe, Our Community, Shops, Weather and Seasons, Eco-Caring for our World, Christmas