Please see our Apple Yearly Planning Overview for a detailed half-termly breakdown of delivery.
Apple class is a combined Reception and Year One class.
Teaching is delivered in a variety of ways, including formal structured and visual, sensory, kinaesthetic and play-based approaches.
The 7 areas of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) are covered through activities to develop skills in these areas. The three prime areas (Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) are focused on throughout all activities, supporting pupils to communicate their needs and wants, and to build upon their early play and exploratory skills. Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics are delivered through focus tasks where children work one-to-one or in small groups with staff. Sensory learners access a sensory curriculum consisting of sessions in intensive interaction, Write Dance and dance massage. All children have access to sensory circuits, swimming, Forest School, light room sessions and soft play.
The children access continuous provision daily, whereby they are led to acquire and refine skills through choosing something of interest to do / to play with. They are supported and scaffolded by staff as required and then develop their own independence and play skills.
Read Write Inc. is used to develop synthetic phonics.
Apple use home school communication sheets to share and communicate with parents and carers.