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Life Skills

Life skills underpin all our curriculum learning. These are the skills that pupils will use all their lives. They are present in all our learning and cover many aspects of life, some examples are: 

  • Eating, cooking, dressing, cleaning, washing, using the toilet, shopping
  • Behaving appropriately, social skills, taking responsibility,sharing, coorperation, making friends
  • Independence, Safety, confidence
  • Communication skills, physical skills

These key skills are based on the needs of the pupils. They also form a basis for target setting for the each pupil. See, left, communication, physical skills, Independence for some more details.

Communication

There is a focus on communicating with a purpose and using skills in the real world.  See Communication for more details. 

Generalising

Pupils learn to use their skills in differnt situations. Skills like counting, reading and communicating may be learned in a numeracy or literacy lesson, but we use them all the time. Pupils learn to use these skills in the supermarket or if differnt lessons. Counting at the supermarket or in a P.E. lesson, reading in the cafe and communicating to an unfamilar adult in the community. 

  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report

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  • Reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday) is Christmas jumper day - and Christmas dinner

  • Green Class had a lovely time at Santa's Grotto at Northfield Nursery. See photos at https://t.co/MjhgD6NztW

  • Green class making christmas trees - very independent work. Also playing with a very big keyboard from last week. https://t.co/SignX42NYv

  • Our website has lots of links to great resources https://t.co/p7DUQXERrr take a look and see what you can find! If you have any website you'd like to share, let us know and we can add it to our website.

  • Willow class made Christmas dinner for parents and staff. They prepared and cooked the food, laid the table beautifully, took orders and served food to us all. see story https://t.co/m8f3s3vNyt

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