J4 is a key stage 2 class made up of Year 4/5 pupils. On a weekly basis, we cover and adapt all areas of the NI Curriculum to suit our needs.
The class benefits from a structured timetable with a focus on activity-based learning and sensory activities. We prioritise the development of communication and social skills as well as emphasising and building on independence skills.
We work closely with outside agencies and use a range of strategies to develop communication and promote positive behaviour such as Makaton, PECS and Team Teach.
In class, we enjoy a range of activities such as music- songs/assembly songs, work with drums and other percussion instruments, Primary Movement and holistic music, art and cookery, ICT, Attention Autism, Soft Play and Physical Education in the hall.
Outside class, we love using the outdoor zone and junior playground. Fitness levels and gross motor skills are further enhanced when we go on local walks.
Our class also enjoy learning and having fun during Forest School sessions. We focus on developing our learning, communication and social interaction skills when working as a team in an outdoor environment.