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Welcome to Otter Class

        Our Teacher

Mrs Emma Adamson
 

About Otter Class

Otter class welcome you to their page and hope you enjoy looking at some of their exciting activities in their gallery.

 

Autumn Term Timetable

Autumn Term Overview

Otter Class meets the needs of children who have a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. All pupils have targets in maths and English, as well as targets to overcome their barriers to learning. The class team works closely with families to focus on areas of priority to achieve targets together; this ensures that all pupils are continually being challenged to grow and develop as individuals so that they can become confident young people.

In Otter Class students are taught following the guidelines of the National Curriculum: a typical morning includes; fine motor skills, phonics, maths and English. Maths lessons focus on different strands from number and place value, using all four operations in practical situations, measure and time. Students learn the value of coins and use money to buy items and receive change. English lessons cover a range of genres from fictional texts, poetry and non-fiction writing including language of instructions, non-chronological reports and recounts. These are taught using a multi-sensory approach.

The foundation subjects are taught through a termly topic approach, which facilitates interesting, exciting and diverse learning opportunities. Within this, we undertake regular community visits, providing opportunities to transfer learning from school lessons and develop independent living skills. 

In addition, students have physical education lessons with a specialist sports teacher; Food technology lessons, which reinforce traditional areas of learning, as well as opportunities to learn how to use kitchen equipment safely. Students also get the chance to learn through scientific enquiry; practical experiments and observations. Students are encouraged to be independent in their learning by asking questions, selecting their materials and exploring the world around them in a safe and a stimulating environment.

HEAD TEACHER 

Nicki Gilbert

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Westfield School,

Westfield Walk,

Leominster,

Herefordshire,

HR6 8HD

 

 


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