The Unique Hub consists of four classes, all names with an underwater theme: Turtle Class, Octopus Class, Seahorse Class and Rainbow Fish Class.
Turtle Class is taught by Mary Boustead and the Teaching Assistants are Steph, Sharon, Naomi and Josie.
There are seven children in Turtles. The class runs using elements of the TEACCH system, ensuring that the children are given a clear routine, structure and schedule to enable them to work independently and gain confidence. We also follow the SCERTS approach to communication and education, enabling the children to communicate effectively and to maximise every opportunity for communication. This approach is also supported by the daily Attention Autism Intervention which is followed in Turtles to share attention and develop communication skills.
During the Autumn Term our Topic is Abracadabra, we will be learning about magic and how to mix, write and talk about making magic spells. We will be reading ‘Muddlewitch does Magic Tricks’ and ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ before half term. After half term we will go on to read ‘Room on the Broom’ where we will think about being kind and helpful to our friends alongside our magical theme. Our final book for the term will be ‘The Snowman’ and will link into our Christmas work.