Welcome to Poppies Class.

There are 11 pupils and our team consists of:

Teacher: Lorraine
Teaching Assistants: Daniel, Sharon and Tammy
Midday meal supervisor: Sheila

We provide pupils with a purposeful, fun and engaging learning environment where we encourage pupils to develop their independence and collaborative skills. Poppies class uses total communication where we combine speech, symbols and signing. Pupils have opportunities to work independently and in groups through differentiated learning activities.

In our class, we follow a nurturing approach to the National Curriculum. We will be following the Explore curriculum that is tailored to suit the needs of each individual in the class. Each day, we will also have a series of sensory circuit activities to help our pupils integrate and engage in their learning.

Term 1: The world around me- Occupations
Term 2: The world around me- Festivals and celebrations
Term 3: The imaginary world- Dinosaurs
Term 4: The imaginary world- Traditional tales
Term 5: The natural world- Animals and insects
Term 6: The natural world- Seaside

Term 4

This term our topic is Traditional Tales. The stories will be the basis of our literacy lessons and books will include, ‘Jack and the beanstalk’, ‘Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Gingerbread man’. We will be developing our reading skills with retelling the stories with props, answering questions and supporting blending.
In maths we are learning about measurement and shape. We will be exploring different ways of measuring objects and even measuring each other using our hands. We will also be exploring shape and looking for shapes in our environment.

Things to remember:

  • PE will be on Wednesday, so please can you ensure children are dressed in PE kit on Wednesday mornings.
  • EHCP diaries will be sent home every Friday. Please ensure they are returned on a Monday so we can keep track of our targets in school.
  • Celebration will take place on a Friday; this is where 1 child from Poppies is awarded the Diamond Certificate for fantastic activities throughout the week.