Acorn and Oak Classes
Dates for your diary:
Acorn class parent consultations on Tuesday 6th March 2018.
Oak class parent consultations on Thursday 8th March 2018.
Appointments slips will be allocated individually.
We are a special opportunities unit consisting of two classes ; Acorn and Oak.
Children are placed with us from across the borough of Bromley. Many children travel to and from school by organised transport in the form of taxis. The children learn in class through an adapted curriculum personalised to their individual needs. Some children will join their mainstream peers for some sessions; including english, maths and other activities. We are lucky enough to have our own outdoor play and learning area that we use throughout the day as well as joining the rest of the school for play and lunchtimes.
We have a lovely sensory room that can both stimulate and relax children. The children go to Pit Stop each week for relaxation sessions. We also use the school’s small hall to set up a specially designed sensory circuit for the children to help develop motor and organisational skills. Each class has up to 9 children and a team of PTP’s led by a Teacher. Acorn class is led by Mrs Shrimpton Leader of Tree House.
Tree House Team
Termly Overview - Spring 2
In the mornings, both classes have individual maths and English tasks to complete based on their academic levels. Both classes enjoy a varied curriculum in the afternoon involving sensory activities, topic work, science, art, outdoor learning, and social skill activities. The children also learn how to use computers, practise fine and gross motor skills in PE and with other activities and enjoy music lessons. The children join in with mainstream classes for many activities; with outdoor learning as one example.
Our topic for this half term is On the Move. In our topic sessions the children will be learning about the forces push and pull. They will investigate what rolls and what doesn't, how friction can affect speed and look at different modes of transport. As part of PSHE the children will be learning about road safety.
Our topic for this term is ‘The Rainforest’. In our topic sessions, the children will learn about what a rainforest is and where in the world they can be located. They will learn about the rainforest itself including climates, weather and the four different layers; about deforestation and its impacts on people and places; about different plant and animal life that can be found in the rainforest and about people that live in rainforests. This work will link closely to the topic of ‘Habitats’ within science.