Please see our Yearly Planning Overview for a detailed half-termly breakdown of delivery.
Maple is a sensory class for semi- and pre-formal learners. It follows an EQUALS curriculum, semi- and pre-formal learners following different pathways. Children’s learning is mapped out against four strands: Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health, and Sensory and/or Physical. The learning environment promotes opportunities and activities for learners to develop skills from these strands in a personalised order, whilst also giving a sensory break area to re-regulate and prepare for learning. High emphasis is placed on the development of language and communication sessions which we engage in daily and throughout our daily routine. A Total Communication approach is used to help support all learners. Children’s learning is supported through a variety of creative and motivating activities including TAC PAC, Write Dance, Intensive Interaction and Massage. Some children also access phonics and reading, delivered through Read, Write, Inc. Learning and physical development is enriched through PE, Swimming, Music, Outdoor Learning and ICT sessions.