Hello and welcome to Jays’ Class page

We are an Explore Class of key stage 3 & 4 pupils.

Our Class teacher is Amanda.

The other adults to help us in our class are;
Kylie - Teaching Assistant
Vicky – Teaching Assistant
Neil – Teaching Assistant
Kurt – Teaching Assistant

In Jays class, we try to remember to do good listening and be kind to our friends. Jays class enjoy lots of sensory activities.

In term 1, our overarching theme is ‘The World Around Me’. We will be looking at the book Around the World in Eighty Days. Focusing on transport and food.

The children will be learning about different foods from other countries and will also be using some of these food products to cook with. We will be looking at different transport and how we travel to different destinations.

Jays class enjoyed making a coastal scene to start their journey Around the World.


We will have a high focus on phonics and reading, which will be through multisensory learning. The children will have their own individual reading packs and phonics, as well as whole class teaching. We will be promoting reading right across the curriculum.

We will be covering exploratory science, through applying experience, participating in activities to develop knowledge and observational skills using scientific equipment. We will also cover forces in sciences looking at the push/pull effect.

ICT will be embedded across the curriculum, with an emphasis on online safety.

We will provide a nurturing environment, where social interaction and skills are promoted, through adults modelling, circle time, feelings visuals and opportunities to talk together. Breakfast and snack are very pivotal to develop responsibility (organising and gathering resources) and most importantly, developing communication. All children will be encouraged to participate in these activities.

PSHE is embedded across the day, as well as a separate lesson and this term we will be looking at friendships and taking turns.

Play is particularly important to us, as it builds the foundation skills of learning and social development. There will be opportunities to develop their imaginative skills, as a structured play lesson and also in free time, supported and modelled by an adult.

Things to remember:
Each Friday EHCP diaries only will be sent home, please return them on Monday.
PE is on Tuesday, please bring in PE clothes.
Please label all items of clothing.
Please don’t bring any toys into school.
If you feel your child might need spare clothes for any accidents, please put some in their bag.