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Welcome to Turtle Class

Turtle class is a communication friendly environment in which our learners are able to explore different methods of communication to find the best fit for them. We follow a holistic, nurturing and engaging sensory curriculum that is adapted to remove any barriers to learning that any of our learners may be presented with. We place emphasis on building positive relationships and hope for our learners to recognise trusted adults within the school as well as form friendships with peers. We recognise the importance of sensory regulation and appreciate that it is only when regulated, we can learn. Therefore, our timetable offers flexibility for sensory regulation and provides our learners with opportunity to self-regulate throughout the day, to enable them to feel calm, safe and ready to learn.

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Learning Showcase

Exciting moments from Turtle will appear in this space, including any pictures or videos we take.  Please keep checking in, in order to see what the learners have been up to!

Autumn 1

This half term Turtle class have been looking at building positive relationships as a new class group and learning how to greet others in an appropriate way. As part of this, they have been exploring what it is to be a good friend and how they can initiate those friendships. The learners have been working hard to form relationships by taking turns, sharing resources and developing ways of communicating with one another in and outside of the classroom.

Autumn 2

This half term Turtle class have been developing their sitting, listening and looking skills by engaging with the English text ‘The Jolly Postman’s Christmas’. They have been exploring the characters in the story through role play and working together to create artwork for their English display. They finished the topic by creating a book review using symbols to choose their favourite characters and how the book made them feel.