Maple

Welcome to Maple Class!
REMOTE LEARNING
 
Parents, as our pupil offers are so personalised please contact Rebecca Westaway on rwestaway@nancealverne.org.uk for your child's personal remote learning offer. This offer will include specific activity ideas and resources to support progress towards EHCP targets and IEPs. Resources will be sent via email and class DOJO. Physical resources can also be arranged should they be required to support learning at home. 
 
Rebecca will continue to communicate daily with those who are accessing school full time, and weekly via telephone calls and emails to those who are accessing remote learning at home. 

In the event of the isolation of a whole class bubble or school closure/national lockdown, this offer will be expanded and will also include ‘Teams’ sessions. Rebecca will provide a briefing at the start of the day, followed by a short briefing at the end of the day to provide help/assistance/feedback. These sessions can also be recorded so that parents/students can access these sessions if they are unable to make them at the set times. 

 

Please see some remote learning resources below :

 
We are a mixed age class (KS1 to Post 16). We are young people who may need a more sensory and ‘small steps’ approach to learning. We have a safe and supportive environment that can cater for our more complex learning and care needs. We spend time in Maple classroom but also with our peer groups in other classes throughout the school. 

Maple Class is a total communication environment to aid our development, understanding, and awareness of the world. We are supported to engage in a wide range of experiences and opportunities to support our learning. This includes; intensive interaction, sensory awakening, Tacpac, cause and effect activities, use of objects of reference/symbols/photographs/makaton, on the body signing, massage therapy and music therapy.
 
We can learn in our classroom or in other rooms around the school including The Studio (sensory room), dark room, soft play or even the hydrotherapy pool. Through this wide range of approaches the adults are able to provide true experiential learning tailored to each of our specific needs, enabling us to enhance our learning opportunities and long term life choices.

To support our needs holistically we have other adults who help us. These include the school nurse, the therapy team (Physio/Occupational/Speech and Language Therapists) along with outside agencies (including. vision, hearing and dietetic support services).
 
Most of all we just love to have fun when we are learning! 

Mrs Rebecca Westaway

Teacher

rchirgwin@nancealverne.org.uk

Anna

Teaching assistant

Emma

Teaching assistant

Hannah

Teaching assistant

We are known as L2L pupils in school (learning to learn).
 
The adults in our school and the other schools in our Special Partnership Trust have created a L2L policy and curriculum framework - to make sure we are learning what we need to and when!
 
 

Margaret

Teaching assistant

Here is some information about our curriculum offer:
 
Our curriculum framework sets out our ambitious aims determined for all L2L pupils; this framework is fully informed by the process we follow to secure & embed personalised learning for pupils between (Yr2 – Yr11). We recognise that as our pupils move through our provision & into P16, our offer will need to reflect on their post school placement; we have therefore, identified an additional offer to meet such needs.
 
The L2L curriculum enables our Trust schools to identify what we aspire for our pupils to learn building on this learning using information gathered via a pupil engagement profile & assessment of core areas of learning via the B² Engagement Steps. To translate this framework over time & to secure it holds meaning/relevance we have developed a structure for its implementation; this secures our offer is equitable in pupil access to the National Curriculum (‘vehicle’ for delivery) remains personalised. Such personalisation enables our schools to evaluate the progress pupils make in their concepts, knowledge & understanding can be evidenced ensuring all future learning is part of a well-planned sequence.
 
We recognise that our curriculum offer needs to prepare all learners well for their next stage, making sure pupil progression builds upon their current skills/ abilities developed (progress data). The design of our curriculum map evidences breadth/ depth in areas of study in the knowledge that all pupils will access this curriculum at different starting points based upon their engagement profile & EHCP outcomes.
 
The L2L Curriculum Offer will use whatever specialist techniques, teaching approaches, advice & guidance received which will motivate (interest led), support the needs/ improve access of any individual pupils. (Accreditation begins at Key Stage 3 and evidenced via the Trusts accreditation map).
Our current topic is Woodland Wonder!
 
We are enjoying taking part in lots of multi-sensory activities. Our text of the term is Shakespeare's 'A midsummer nights dream'. Please have a look at our topic map to see exactly what we are learning and exploring!
 
Within our topic we also work on core skills, through the engagement model - including:
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Sensory
  • Physical
  • Social, emotional and mental health
 
Please see some lovely photos below of us learning and exploring.