Welcome to Fern Class
We are a key stage 2, Communications Pathway class at Hawthorns Wildbank Provision.
Fern class is a specialised communication class, which offers a personalised approach to meet the needs of our learners. The core aims of our curriculum are to develop skills in: social communication, emotional regulation and play. We learn through interactive, exciting sessions such as attention autism sessions, communication sessions and early learning sessions! The children in Fern class follow a personalised timetable tailored to their level of need to support them access the learning and remain regulated and happy throughout the day! Fern class follows the SCERTS framework, meaning we support our learners to develop their Social Communication through interacting and requesting from staff in sessions and during play. We also focus on increasing the pupil’s ability to emotionally regulate throughout the day. We have sensory equipment available throughout the day to support our pupils to remain regulated as well as the use of a sensory room at Wild Bank! We support our children to use transactional supports by having them readily available in the environment to request toys, and during snack time and communication sessions to request preferred foods and resources.
The Adults in Fern Class are:
|Miss N. Browne||Class Teacher|
|Miss C. Davies||Teaching Assistant|
|Miss A. O’ Carroll||Teaching Assistant|
|Mr L. Dawson||Teaching Assistant|
In Fern Class we have 2 attention sessions per week. These sessions are designed to increase attention and focus whilst having lots of fun!
Stage 1- The bucket
Staff will sing a song and create awe and wonder around ‘what could be in my bucket?’ The staff member pulls out three items separately and explores them modelling key language. For example, they might say ‘bubbles! Pop pop pop!’
Stage 2- Attention builder
This stage is where we complete a large design or create a scene which grabs the attention of our audience! We like to lay down a shower curtain before hand as this can get quite messy!
Stage 3- Turn taking and re-engaging attention
This stage we all take a turn! Children switch their attention to their peers and back to the lead adult as we all take a turn doing some really fun such as splatting a bun!
Stage 4- Shifting and re-engaging attention
We move to the table and complete a short task which involves imitating what our lead adult has produced!
Fern class like to learn about the seasons and various celebrations going on throughout the year, we also cover a variety of interest-based topics which are personalised to the learners currently in the class.
Here are the topics we will cover this year:
|Autumn Term 1||Autumn Term 2||Spring Term 1||Spring Term 2||Summer Term 1||Summer Term 2|
Cause and Effect!
Settling back into the classroom routine and discovering cause and effect!
Discovering the amazing animals, we find in lurking in the woodland!
Let’s Explore Colours!
Discovering colours in a fun and messy way
Dashing through the snow!
Spring has Sprung!
Exploring natural materials and discovering What happens in spring?
Time for a Rhyme!
Nursey rhymes and songs introduced through fun sensory motor activities!
Let’s explore all sorts of animals from different environments and climates!
Fun in the Sun!
Discovering different ways, we can have fun in the sunshine!
Here is our weekly timetable
Key Days to Remember
Mondays – Soft play
Tuesdays – Forest
Wednesdays – P.E.
Fridays – Cooking
Here’s some of the things we love to do in Fern Class …
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