We have ten children in Rio Class, 8 boys and 2 girls. We follow the Brooklands Blue pathway which you can read about on the "Blue curriculum" page.
We have a teacher, 1 LTA and 5 Teaching Assistants to help us to learn.
We start each day with our morning mile, followed by a zones of regulation check in and a daily Maths Meeting. This helps us to be ready to learn. We enjoy learning through our themed curriculum, this term it is called 'Out and About.'
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, intensive interaction, visual supports, objects of reference, Colourful Semantics, PECs, ALD boards, BRAILLE and Makaton signing.
The children in Rio class are very sociable and are working hard on their social and independence skills. Our mornings are predominantly spent learning Phonics (following our Read, Write. Inc programme) and Maths (following Maths Mastery). In the afternoons, we really enjoy Swimming (some of the children do this offsite), playing tennis at a local tennis club, developing our independent skills through Art, PSHE and exploring our creative skills.
We also love learning outdoors, morning mile, listening to our chapter book and dancing to GoNoodle.
If you would like to contact us please do using our email address; Rioclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk
Rio Class Timetable
Topic: Out and about
Hooks: Things I like to do, People who keep us safe, Our Community, Shops, Weather and Seasons, Eco- caring for our planet and Christmas.