Please see our Yearly Planning Overview for a detailed half-termly breakdown of delivery.
Chestnut is a class for children who are at the semi-formal/formal stage of learning. They follow an EQUALS curriculum, with the acquiring of independence skills a main priority. They access Communication sessions and Thinking and Problem Solving sessions, with additional sessions of phonics and reading delivered through the Read Write Inc. and See and Learn approaches. The non-core subjects are delivered holistically through topics mostly in the afternoon. Children’s learning is enriched through PE, Swimming, Music, Outdoor Learning and ICT sessions. Children also have opportunities to develop their language, communication and social skills through play-based activities.