There are ten children in Sapphire Class. We are based at the Alexander Road Brooklands site. We follow the Brooklands Blue curriculum, which you can read about on the 'Blue curriculum' page.
We have a teacher, a HLTA and three TA’s to help us to learn.
Our daily routines can be seen in our timetable below. In Sapphire Class we begin by finding out about our day by looking at the visual timetable and finding out how we are feeling by using the 'Zones of Regulation'. We refer back to these throughout the day.
We have a daily Read Write Inc phonics and a Maths sessions every morning. These lessons are guided which allows pupils to complete tasks or activities which allow them to work towards individual IPP targets. The Maths or Literacy activities are often linked to our learning topics. Each half term, there are different topic themes to explore as well as stand-alone specific events or celebrations we learn about. In the afternoons, we focus on the foundation subjects such as Science, PSHE, Art, DT, PE and Geography/History.
We have our weekly PE or swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon and some of our pupils enjoy horse riding on a Tuesday. Pupils can also attend music therapy on a Wednesday. As part of our integration programme, pupils can attend lessons in local school and we share Community Time sessions on a Thursday. We also award a Star of the Week during the Friday assembly.
To make each week even more fun-filled we also have time in soft play or can offer time in the popular sensory room or fitness trail. We enjoy crafts, cooking, playing outside, listening to or reading stories, singing and dancing.
During the Autumn Term, we will explore the topic theme Out and About.
Hooks: Things I like to do, People who keep us safe, our community and shops.