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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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  • Lots of exciting activities at school - three news stories added today! See Oak View Website https://t.co/0eQa3Nf0LK

  • Pupils from Oak View attended an inclusive sports hall athletic event for KS1 & KS2 pupils with SEND. See more at https://t.co/EcNMLU7167 https://t.co/8sKJErTnSj

  • Oak View Parents Coffee Morning - Friday 1st march, 9:30 to 11:00. All welcome, meet other parents, have a chat and a cup of tea. Social Worker Michelle Jephcott will be joining us and answer questions.

  • Supporting Siblings - Parent Workshop, delivered by SIBS https://t.co/6ZfQHM8hnQ, hosted by Epping Forest Inclusion Project. Insight into siblings' needs; practical ideas and supporting siblings with their feelings. Phone them on 01992 564226. Book at https://t.co/5tWZcXP7RY

  • Maples Respite: at today's coffee morning, parents made a plan to challenge the decision to reduce capacity at Maples Respite Centre. Letters and more information will be sent out soon to parents.

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    Visit from opticians to try out eye-test equipment, this gives pupils a fun experience in a safe environment. so that if they visit an optician, the e...

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    The school council have been choosing equipment for outdoor learning in muddy woods. The council uses visual to support pupils.

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  • Willow Class visit to Wicked

    Willow class pupils saw a performance of Wicked in London. teh trip, including the travel, was a great success with pupils having new experiences - da...

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