Hummingbird class is a class of Y2, 3 and 4 children who experience a range of learning difficulties, many of whom additionally have an autistic spectrum condition. There are seven boys and four girls in the class. We have daily English lessons often based on a story book. This includes opportunities for speaking and listening, early learning, reading and writing skills. We also have daily numeracy lessons which include early learning, numbers, space, shape and measure, and problem solving activities.
Other areas of learning are addressed through a topic approach. Swimming is a popular session every week. The children also have weekly sessions in the soft play room and enjoy sessions in the Sensory Theatre. Children in Hummingbird class have regular input from the speech and language therapy team, the occupational therapists depending on the particular needs of individuals. All the children participate in a ‘Social Use of Language’ group.