In Otters, the classroom is set up to provide a range of opportunities for different learning needs.
We typically describe the intervention as ‘Getting children ready to learn.’
Through a topic-based approach, the children work on the following:
Our interventions deliver a carefully structured programme of activities using evidence and researched based approaches. These include:
Where possible, children transition back to their mainstream classes for part or all of the day.
A typical day in Otters may include:
On arrival, the children have a range of independent play-based activities to help them transition into the school day.
The children register and take part in ‘good morning’ greetings.
There are a range of educational activities set out for the children to explore.
Children take part in an adult led phonics activity before moving into groups for differentiated phonics work.
The children come together for snack, which is also an opportunity to develop social and life skills.
After break, the children have maths-based activities around early number and counting.
The children have further opportunities for interactive play-based activities to develop their social and language skills.
The children have a story or song before eating lunch.
They eat in a quieter space, as a small group.
After lunch the children have a session in the Soft Play room.
Afternoon activities are based around our 5 key curriculum areas
Through a topic-based approach, children engage in a range of opportunities to develop their key early learning skills.