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Welcome to Poppy Class

WELCOME TO POPPY CLASS!
 
An ARB is an Area or Additional Resource Base for children with a range of individual needs.  No day is ever the same in Poppy Class, we all learn something new with and from one another We have a superb team of experienced staff and equally amazing pupils and together we enjoy a wide range of learning experiences including:
 
LAUGHING, COMMUNICATING, RELAXING, READING, OBSERVING, COUNTING, LISTENING, EXPLORING, CHOOSING, SORTING, MOVING, COUNTING, PLAYING, SHARING, DISCOVERING, PERSISTING, DANCING, CLIMBING, JUMPING, BOUNCING, MUSIC, BALANCING, SOFT-PLAY, HELPING
  
We are extremely thankful for the support of our pupils' parents/carers and like to keep regular daily contact with them during the school term.  We also appreciate the participation of parents/carers on our exciting school trips and have a termly themed 'Open Class' to celebrate the success of our pupils. 
 
In addition, we place a great emphasis on the fundamental importance of our partnerships with a wide range of external services that further support our pupils including Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
 
A selection of our highlights during each school week is relaxing in the sensory room, exploring the garden, movement to music, soft play, Pets as Therapy with Tony and Raven, music therapy with Mike, Woodland Wonders with Matty and a range of other learning activities designed to meet and challenge the individual needs of our pupils.
 
The progress and achievements of our pupils are monitored throughout the school year using clear and concise assessments that are both accessible and developmentally appropriate. 

Assessment indicators include:

  • Early Years Developmental Journal
  • B-Squared 'Engagement Steps' and 'Progression Steps' (previously 'P-Levels')
  • Pre-Key Stage Standards
  • Primary Impact Trackers
These judgements are further evidenced through photographic learning journeys that can be accessed online by parents and carers.
 
For further information, please feel free to contact the Poppy Class teachers at the school or via their e-mail addresses on the staff page.