Welcome to Eden
Class Eden consists of Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils with a range of differing needs. We are supported by a dedicated and reliable class team with Annabel Barsch being the class teacher, as well as an experienced team of teaching assistants. The class team highly value relationships and work very closely and co-operatively alongside a range of professionals including a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietician and Music Therapist. We maintain strong links with these professionals who regularly review and set individual therapy programmes and carry out small group work or 1:1 focused sessions with pupils as required.
We structure our planning by following the Key Stage 1 & 2 programmes of study from the National Curriculum. In order to maximise engagement and motivation in learning, we also have focus topics every couple of weeks that are interest led and support activities for our daily enhanced provision morning sessions focused on Maths and Literacy. We learn our key skills, vocabulary and signs through these topics whilst extending our knowledge and understanding through cross curricular areas. We maintain a similar approach to the EYFS setting by ensuring a multi-sensory, practical and hands on approach to learning; however, the pupils are progressing to more structured and focused sessions. We ensure our sessions are challenging yet motivating and each of the activities are differentiated and assessed using targets from the BARS levels and Autism Progress levels. Targets are personalised to meet the individual needs and potential of all learners. We strive to ensure a happy learning environment in which pupils feel secure and are able to achieve their full potential.
We are very fortunate and love having the opportunity to work and play in a variety of learning environments which include our inviting classroom, enclosed balcony area, our outside playgrounds, sensory room, movement room, learning pod, teaching kitchen, library area and school hall. We also use our links with Illogan School to provide opportunities for integration and developing our social skills. We focus heavily on promoting Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural skills wherever possible throughout our school day. We really enjoy learning skills in our classroom environment and then taking, enhancing and generalising these in the wider environment and community. Most of all we recognise the importance of maintaining a fun, happy and nurturing environment which enables pupils to continue striving and progressing through all areas of life!