In Blue Class the current Class Teacher is Miss Steeples with Mrs Johnsen and Mrs Dallas as supporting staff. Blue class is centred around creating a nurturing environment that in turn develops social and academic development. The school day begins with morning meeting and eating breakfast together, we then take part in circle time where we play games to develop communication and healthy relationships, alongside discussing key events and topics throughout the year. Following this, the children will take part in 3 lessons a day that match their academic ability. In the morning, the children take part in maths lessons and Read Write Inc. sessions to support their reading and writing. Practical strategies are used as much as possible to encourage engagement, understanding and a love of learning. Children are encouraged to read and write as much as possible, but this is built up in small steps to develop confidence and accuracy. In the afternoon the children engage in longer lessons including Science, Topic and Computing. These lessons are more creative and encourage the children to explore the world around us and develop skills they will need to live an independent life, these include cooking, using a computer programs and exploring different countries through Topic.
The children enjoy rewards to promote positive outcomes, they can earn these by meeting their personalised targets and showing a positive attitude to learning. These rewards include Maplepoints to spend in the toy shop and bistro, rock climbing and using the climbing frame, but are not limited to this. Blue Class have a covered outside area that they share with Green Class. We use this space to work, play and explore the environment and it has a positive impact on the children’s social and academic progress.