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 and building on functional communication in all environments.
We start each day with a morning starters which involves some simple phonics, writing or number activities to get our brains thinking, then we complete our daily exercises during fresh start which allows us to have 15 minutes outside running around, playing games or pupil led circuits, this helps after long bus journeys! This is followed by 'Good morning' in which we have a daily chat to encourage conversational skills and a time to talk about how we are feeling at the start of the day.
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 emotions 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 no matter if they are happy, sad or angry.
Learn that there are lots of people around to help us with our emotions and worries.