Early Years

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The junior department comprises seven classes which are all named after different geographical features. Each class is needs led and the pupils are of primary age.

All pupils within Phase 2 are taught English and Mathematics and there is also a strong emphasis on encouraging communication and language plus the development of social, independence and life skills throughout all our daily activities.

Pupils in Field, Mountain, Ocean and Meadow classes follow a Topic based curriculum which is a modified and differentiated version of the National Curriculum, comprising essential elements of Science, History, Geography and Religious Education.

The Topics are delivered within a two year rolling programme and are designed to be personalised and tailored to pupil needs.

The children in Coast Class follow a similar 2 year rolling programme in which topics are delivered through multi sensory activities.

We now have two TEACCH classes within Phase 2. The pupils in these classes are taught within a structured environment in which lessons are specifically tailored to their individualised learning programmes.

All our pupils access specialist lessons such as Music, PE , Food Technology and Dance, as well as swimming or Aqua learn.  Integration within the Phase 2 classes is encouraged and we have regular whole phase activities throughout the year. The children all participate in regular off site activities and community participation.

The emphasis in Phase 2 is making learning an enjoyable experience and enabling each pupil to reach their full potential.

Nina Dipple

Phase 2 Leader