Term 1 - September 2023
Welcome to S2A!
In S2A, we aim to provide a stimulating and rich learning experience that reflects the age and stage of our students' educational journey. Within our class, we follow the Oak Pathway. In the Oak Pathway, students follow the National Curriculum, which is taught alongside an emphasis on independence, communication and well-being. The knowledge and skills specified in the National Curriculum are taught in a carefully designed way in order to offer a focused and purposeful learning experience. This approach ensures that personalized learning is embedded within an inclusive framework.
In S2A, we believe that optimal learning occurs when students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum delivered in a creative and engaging way. We not only provide relevant topic-based learning but also focus on practical and functional experiences that allow our pupils to apply and generalise the knowledge and skills they acquire at School. As our students progress, we place increasing emphasis on preparing them for their future by equipping them with the necessary tools for a successful transition into adulthood.
Our goal in S2A is to deliver an engaging, highly motivating, and bespoke education. We strive to create meaningful and enticing learning opportunities that foster independence, confidence, and resilience, which the students can take forward with them as they progress through school and beyond.
We are delighted to be working with S2A this year at Canterbury Academy Satellite building. Canterbury Academy is a vibrant and busy community that serves as the base for delivering a varied and enriched curriculum. The Satellite building, also known as the Callis building, is home to four satellite groups, including our own. We are eager to continue building a strong relationship with the Academy and take advantage of the numerous enrichment opportunities available throughout the year. At the Academy, students enjoy dedicated spaces for PE, food technology, and music. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to share break and lunch spaces with their peers, fostering social interaction.
Meet the team:
Milly, Jane, Joy, and Sophie! Alison will be covering Milly’s maternity leave on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Term 1.
Together, we are committed to providing the best possible support and education to our students.
In terms of our schedule, we will have Forest School on Mondays in term 1. PE classes will take place on Wednesdays. Additionally, swimming sessions will be held every Friday morning during terms 1, 3, and 5. After swimming, we will have a tuck shop at school, where pupils can practice functional money skills by purchasing a small snack. Pupils need only bring up to £1 in cash for this activity.
Cooking lessons will be on Tuesday mornings. Please can you send in a donation of £5.00 to cover cooking supplies for the term.
Important documents and home learning resources will be provided to support your child's education. Attached to the website, you will find the new timetable. Additionally, there is a curriculum topic web draft outlining the topics we will be covering in terms 1 and 2.
Here are a few points to note for this term:
Homework will be set on Fridays and should be submitted by Wednesday. Pupils who complete their homework at home and submit it on time will receive two DOJO points.
We kindly request that you check your emails regularly as that is a good, quick method of communication between home and school. I can also be contacted via student contact books rather than email if you prefer.
Your child will have access to a variety of home learning resources and activities. Logins for online platforms such as Active Learn, Studyladder, Times Tables Rock Stars will be sent home, allowing your child to engage in interactive learning experiences beyond the classroom.
We are excited about the journey ahead and committed to providing a supportive and enriching learning environment for your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
S2A class team