At Rocklands School we believe that a child’s early experiences are vital in providing the foundations for future learning and successes.
In Puffins class we work really hard on creating a warm and welcoming environment. Our aim is that all children are happy to be at school, feel comfortable and ready to learn.
We focus on attention and listening, and communication. Alternative communication methods are used for children who need it, so they are able to ask for what they want through PECS, Makaton, pointing boards, buttons or whatever means they choose.
We encourage and teach the children to be as independent as possible through routines and repeated tasks. For example, taking off their coats and putting it on the table before going to sit on their chair, basket tasks, class monitors, self-registration, following the visual timetable…and all with high expectations for independence and participation.
Play is extremely important and we focus on supporting, guiding and modelling good play skills. Children need to learn how to play alongside others, begin to interact and how to use certain skills to access various toys.
Everything we do is all about the children. Activities and planning are child initiated and all about their interests, individual learning and needs.
Here in Puffins we have lots of fun! Come and have a look around....
Our theme for this Autumn term
We will explore colours everywhere! We will be going on an Autumn walk to look and collect different coloured leaves and build animal homes with natural objects. In Puffins class we will experience sensory stories about Autumn and Colour and continue to enjoy various Attention Autism sessions. As we get hands on with our learning, we will be experimenting with colour change and getting creative with colours and autumn!
Puffins will be celebrating Nursery Rhyme week with lots of fun activities and sharing experiences with our pre-formal friends!