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Class Teacher: Emily Bragg

Senior Support Assistant: Brittany Arthur

Bumblebee class includes children with severe learning difficulties from Reception to Year 2. All the children follow EQUALs Semi-Formal curriculum with EYFS ethos and the philosophy of a cross-curricular learning through play approach in a low arousal environment. Each day consists of fun, practical, sensory related activities that promote a love of learning while increasing the children’s independence, confidence, self-esteem, social interaction and communication skills.   

A balance of structure and child-led learning allows the children to develop a broad range of skills. Alongside this, the children learn key skills through 1:1 and group activities. Some of these include: Phonics, early writing programmes, functional Math's activities and communication focused tasks. Individualised work station activities are interwoven within the school day in order to provide opportunities to develop their independent learning skills. We also have a key emphasis on supporting our children to develop the skills to regulate their bodies and emotions effectively, in order to engage in the social world safely. We are guided by occupational therapists and the speech and language teams to embed supports throughout the school day for this.