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Autumn Term: 2019-20
Topic: The Woodlands


  • Inclusive technology, visual aids, PODD books, sign language and vocalisation in various situations
  • Role play, drama and social activities
  • Follow and recognise two/three word level instructions, sequencing events, resonance exploration
  • Intensive interaction sessions
  • Narrative therapy: find objects, items, people in stories
  • Sensory stories and call and response activities
  • Bucket therapy

Cognition (thinking and problem solving)

  • Number formation/recognition
  • Number songs
  • Problem solving
  • Explore daily routine
  • Explore money: coin recognition
  • Visual stimulation programme: light room story
  • Auditory stimulation programme: listening story
  • Sequencing: now and next using TEACCH stations
  • Cause and effect activities
  • Explore colours and shapes
  • Discovery exploration: Sense Mat

PSHCE (well-being, play and leisure)

  • Based on values of the week and this term’s topic
  • Shabang: music and sensory equipment
  • Friendship, getting to know each other, class rules
  • Group work, circle time, free choice activities and one-to-one work
  • Discovery box
  • Emotions
  • GlobeBoppers, Write Dance, Disco Dough and yoga

Topic (independence, world about me, art)

  • Cookery: develop cookery skills and try new foods – linked to the festivals and seasons
  • World about me: habitats, autumn, harvest and Halloween
  • Art/DT: linked to this term’s topic
  • Computing: weekly sessions with Jane Walters
  • Music: weekly sessions with Jane Rowlinson
  • PE: weekly sessions with Tom Kophamel
  • Swimming: weekly sessions with Bridget Aldridge/John Glendenning
  • Carousel activities: animal care and forest school (both 1st half term); swimming (2nd half term)