Gold Class follow Key Stage 2 curriculum Topics (either termly topics of half-termly topics) which are designed to be fun, engaging, practical and meaningful and matched to pupil learning and developmental needs.
All pupils have regular access to sensory breaks and have a variety of strategies to use for self regulation. All pupils work on communication skills building on functional communication in all environments.
We start each day with a morning starters then we complete our daily exercises during fresh start which are followed by breathing and relaxation techniques. This helps us get ready to learn and take part in our group work sessions.
We enjoy a massive range of different subjects in Gold class, from number and literacy to dance, sensory sessions and art. We spend lots of time on our emotional literacy activities in which we learn to understand our own emotions. During these sessions we:
Learn how to recognise our own and our peers emotions
Learn a range of strategies to help us if we our struggling with our emotions
Learn it is always ok to have emotions good or bad
Learn that there are lots of people around to help us with our emotions and worries.
In Gold Class we start each day with basic skills sessions which focus on things such as scissor skills, counting and number work, writing skills and phonics. We then enjoy fresh start which allows us to have 15 minutes outside running around, playing games or pupil led circuits! This gets us ready for our learning and keeps us fit and healthy!