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Beech

2020-21


Please see our Yearly Planning Overview for a detailed half-termly breakdown of delivery.


Beech class is made up of semi-formal and formal style learners. They follow a combined curriculum, using elements of the EQUALS semi-formal and EQUALS formal curriculum approaches. The focus around Maths is on developing functional skills alongside thinking and problem solving. The focus around English is also on developing functional skills, with lessons dedicated to developing essential communication skills. Additional, daily sessions for reading skills are delivered through the Read Write Inc. approach, See and Learn or through guided reading.

The class curriculum also has a large focus on developing life skills, with learners having dedicated Independence lessons that focus on self-care, keeping safe, shopping and cooking.

Other subjects are delivered through a topic-based curriculum, mostly delivered in the afternoon. Through this thematic curriculum we cover Creativity (art and drama) and World about Me (humanities), as well as discrete lessons in RE, Science, IT and PSHCE. Learning is also enhanced through outdoor learning, PE and swimming.