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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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  • Oak View School story in the Epping Guardian... https://t.co/iuteFOPKQ9

  • Three events coming up Fri 20 Sept - Jeans for Genes day Also Fri 20 - Shelly's Walk, for Shelley, who worked at OV, parents welcome: 1:45 Lower school, 2pm Middle, 2:15 Upper. Tues 24th Sept 12-3 - New Building grand opening, parents and carers are invited.

  • Welcome back to Oak View School. Lots of events and special days this year...to start, we have @jeansforgenesday https://t.co/Nz5xekAoLT on Friday 20th Sep. Wear jeans & bring a pound. Competition for best pupil dressed in denim.

  • Friday 19th 1:30 - leavers assembly and last assembly of the year. Also, opportunity to say goodbye to Di Ryan, head, who is leaving at the end of term.

  • The Oak View school hall is now available for hire after school, Mon-Thurs. Please contact Clive Turner cliver.turner@oakview.essex.sch.uk or phone 0208 508 4293

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