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Green Class

In Green class the current class teacher is Mrs Barrett who works closely alongside her 2 teaching assistants Miss Mckean and Miss Santer who are also in Green class to help and support the children.

The class have 4 lessons a day such as English/Read Write Inc, Maths and Science. In Green Class we learn all areas of the curriculum by completing activities such as planting seeds, creating shadows, cooking in our specialist food technology room. The curriculum is topic based and threaded through all we do at Maplefields. We also have key times or assembly every morning where they learn about differing subjects each week.

In Green class we learn in a number of ways, in particular through play and practical activities. During learning we will sometimes work in groups; pairs and we actively promote independence. We also have lots of resources that we can use to help us with our work.

Green class go to forest school once a week where they work in the forest creating tree art, going on nature trails, learning about the natural environment and ending with toasting marshmallows on the campfire.

Green class also celebrate Enrichment on a Friday afternoon where there is the opportunity to do activities such as the climbing frame, astro turf and tyres and on occasion we go on the rock-climbing wall. 

We have regular comfort breaks so we can build on our social skills and create strong relationships with others. In Green class we have an undercover outside area that we share with Blue class that we can use during our comfort breaks but also where we can complete some of our lessons.


The following elements from the structure of teaching and learning in Green Class:

Intervention tasks (based around literacy and numeracy) to promote independence

Breakfast and lunch as a class group everyday

Morning key times with a focus on: Class assembly x 2, Newsround session and Primary reward assembly – 15 mins each

4 x Read, Write Inc/Literacy (dependent on ability) – 30 mins each (with free flow built in to build up to 45 min sessions)

Maths x 4 - 30 mins each (with free flow built in to build up to 45 min sessions)

Skills Builder session every day – 15 mins each

Story time session each day – 15 mins each

Science x 1 – 40 mins

Topic (covering Geography/History/Art/DT) x 2 – 45 mins

PE x 2 – 45 mins each

RE x 1 – 45 mins

Music x 1 – 45 mins

Computing x 1 – 45 mins

Forest School/ Swimming/ Horse riding (rotating carousel)

PSHE x 1 – 45 mins

Enrichment session x 1 – 40 mins

Scheduled reflection times every day at systematic points throughout the day

Opportunities relating to Food technology and Performing Arts are weaved throughout the areas above


At the start of the academic year free flow can be built into multiple subject lessons dependent on need in order to build up duration of a lesson with a minimum of 30 minutes, building to the full 45 minutes as the students become more familiar with expectations and routines.






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