Welcome to Class 6 - Blackbirds
In Blackbird class we have 8 fantastic pupils who are developing daily in all areas of the curriculum and working hard at their life skills.
The class Blackbird team is ran by Eleni, Debbie, Sue, Rebecca, Karen and our midday Pat.
Please have a look around the page at all the exciting things which we have been doing this year.
Meet the pupils
Class 6 has eight KS2 pupils.
Our classroom environment
Like the other classes at Rosehill we have a suite of rooms, each with a specific purpose:
Also used for snack time.
By structuring our classroom environment, we can reduce the anxiety many of the children experience as a result of being unsure of what is expected of them or what will come next. For instance, they know the type of activities to expect when in the group area and they know our expectations of them e.g. they are expected to sit on their chairs. They are 'cued' into an activity by physically moving to the appropriate area.
This structure extends to our timetable which, although not the same each day, has certain fixed 'points of reference', such as morning 'hello' group, snack time, dinner time, afternoon group. We use a symbolic timetable to give the children a clear visual sequence of their day. Once we have this structure in place, we can introduce gradual variations so that the children become better able to cope with unexpected changes and new experiences.