Area Resource Base : Gweek
Welcome to Gweek Class
All pupils will take part in swimming, music and forest school sessions once a week throughout the autumn term. We will also be visiting ASDA and Flicka, the Donkey Sanctuary, on a weekly basis. All these activities develop learning through holistic experiences, fostering and developing gross and fine motor skills and social and emotional development while expanding the pupils’ knowledge of curriculum subjects, allowing them to generalise their learning outside the classroom.
Every pupil in Gweek has a link class within the school. Throughout the school year our pupils spend time learning alongside and socialising with their peers from around the school and within their link classes. On Friday afternoons we run a S.H.A.R.E afternoon where pupils from around school are encouraged to come and join us to share learning time and develop social and emotional skills.
In Gweek class as well as focusing on our curriculum activities, we also work on developing pupil’s independence and life skills. Communication, at all levels, is an integral part of our classroom practice. All staff use Makaton, and symbols are integrated throughout the classroom and school. Pupil’s needs are assessed on an individual basis and alternative and augmentative communication strategies, including those described above are used when needed.
The pupils of Gweek class have created a video of our 10 core Makaton signs which are used throughout the school, check it out in our Twitter feed.
The physical and sensory needs of our students are also planned for. Pupils have access to a range of sensory items which both stimulate and calm the senses and individual and group activities are planned to develop pupils’ physical abilities and address their sensory needs.
We look forward to working with your children this academic year and as always if you have any questions or concerns please speak to us at the end of the school day or book an appointment through the school office.