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The Ash class is a small class of 5, 4 boys and 1 girl, this intimate structure gives the teaching team the time and space to create a bespoke learning playground for their students.
The Ash class is sensory explorative and many tasks are play based. Observations of students interacting, socialising, comprehending and decoding the world around them become the focus points of assessment.
Engagement is found by using apparatus which stimulate and create feelings of awe and wonder. The classroom is set up to promote independent navigation of the resources available. Our sensory space is currently evolving and transforming into a quiet contemplation area, using lights to soothe or stimulate, and objects to stir or settle the senses.
As the communication group of KS3 we use a lot of Makaton and Communication in Print to help our students communicate when verbal language cannot suffice. Our long term goal is to continue providing our students with a safe space where they can discover and learn about the world, offering them a more secondary based curriculum which will pave the way for their learning journey at Brackenfield.
“Don’t learn to do, but learn through doing.”