Welcome to Willow Class
Dear Parents and Carers
During this difficult time of school closure, we hope that you are all feeling well and looking after one another.
Here is a lovely animation, explaining this period of uncertainty in a child friendly way. We hope it is useful.
Take care and we will speak to you soon
Kath, Dave, Carolann and Jake
We are a cross Key Stage class of 6 pupils who are "Bridging to Learn". We follow a Semi-Formal curriculum which has a strong emphasis on independent learning, sensory exploration and functional skills. Our teacher is called Kath and the teaching assistants are Carolann, Dave and Jake. The Willow Class teaching team always join in with every activity, supporting the children's learning by modelling tasks and demonstrating effective communication.
We're going to spend the whole of this academic year learning about weather and the seasons as part of our "The World About Me" curriculum. We are combining this with our "My Independence" curriculum which gets us out and about in the community on weekly walks. We also visit a local supermarket to buy the ingredients we need for our weekly cooking sessions, which are also part of the independence topic.
Willow Class love to read and use our senses to immerse ourselves in stories. Exploring books through sensory experiences helps us to make sense of the world and our environment. This year, we will visit Narnia, Hogwarts and Middle Earth!
A large part of our learning is through play and we have lots of opportunities to explore activities with one another. Shared play experiences encourage us to follow rules problem solve and communicate with one another.
Here are some wonderful reading resources to keep you reading together at home. Below are some fabulous free e-Books and some brilliant story-telling links.
Hello Willow Families,
We hope you are all keeping healthy and happy in these further stages of lockdown. Below are a few more ideas to help to keep you inspired and motivated with home learning. These sites have some brilliant interactive activities, clips, games and songs and are really worth a look at whenever you have some free time.
Stay safe and take care of each other!