Sapphire Class

Sapphires Class is one of four classes in our secondary school. We are a lovely group of young adults who are very lively, energetic, vocal and who love learning. They are ably supported by a group of talented teaching assistants who encourage and assist them to develop their learning as well as their independence and social skills.

In Sapphire Class, we are working very hard to extend our ability to communicate to communicate our needs and with each other. We use a range of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) including individual communication books like PODD to communication aids and systems.

We are also working on our independence skills as we are becoming young teenagers such as developing our self- help and mobility skills.

Sapphires are a lovely group of both secondary and upper primary aged pupils. We love to be energetic to the best of our abilities and enjoy starting our day either outside on the playgroup or taking part in mat and movement groups, practising important physical skills.

The class works hard on their individual learning intentions over the school week in all their lessons such as literacy, Numeracy and science. This term we have focused on our Number skills and shape, space and measure using a range of resources such as Numicon and our environment to help our understanding and learning. We have been reading ‘The BFG’ and have enjoyed sharing this book in class and working on activities linked to this story.

We have enjoyed finding out about the Ancient Egyptians and have been finding out about the River Nile and what they might have eaten. In our Science lessons, we are exploring push and pull and electricity, making simple circuits.

We enjoy links with local schools for inclusion opportunities during the week.