Chestnut Class

Chestnut Class teacher is: Jo Baker

Jo Baker

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Chestnut Class - Investigators Department 

Welcome to Chestnut Class! We are a lively class within the Investigators Department, following the emerging pathway.  We follow the Leaders curriculum, based on stimulating and engaging learning challenges, whilst meeting our individual EHCP areas. Each week focuses on a key question and as a class we investigate this, learning through play, developing our independence and our communication skills. In Chestnut Class, we develop our communication skills, through using Makaton, PODD, AAC and speech.   

Pupils are learning early Literacy and Numeracy skills, through hands on activities, songs and games. Pupils also engage in art, music, cooking and role play sessions each week, allowing them to express themselves creatively. We enjoy developing our physical skills throughout the week in all our activities, but we especially enjoy hydrotherapy and rebound therapy. One of the highlights of our week is doing Forest School and exploring our natural environment.

We are a very social group; we have lots of fun together and enjoy being with each other.



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