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Katie's Class

Meet our wonderful staff team in Katie’s class

Welcome to Katie's Class

We are the Finders

Our EYFS and pupils that first join us are called, “Finders” because this is when we find out about the child, and when they and their families find out about us. Our Finders class has children in it who may later be placed on any of our curriculum experiences.


How we learn

We are an active bunch of Reception children who love to be physical and explore our environment with our senses. The Finder curriculum experience is more commonly known as a ’EYFS curriculum’ for children with generic learning difficulties. In Katie's class we follow a play-based curriculum with sensory integration and communication as the main driver for our learning experiences. 


Finders children learn through sensory experiences and play. Staff spend time observing each child to see what motivates and engages them so that future experiences can be planned which the children will find exciting! Depending on individual need important aspects of our day in Finders are -


Play – This is how our children learn. Many of our children need support to help them explore the possibilities of equipment so staff play with and alongside children to help them develop their skills. Play will be a mixture of child and adult initiated.


Sensory Lifestyles - Many of our children display sensory seeking behaviours therefore sensory lifestyle plans are out in place to develop regulation skills


Communication – All of our children have difficulties with communication. In conjunction with our Speech and Language Therapist different approaches are used which may include, objects of reference, use of photographs / symbols, PECS, AAC, intensive interaction, Makaton, developing joint attention skills etc. The whole school follows a Total Communication Approach.


Development of independence and self-help skills – encouraging children to be as independent as they are able to is a central part of what we do. This may mean taking their coat or shoes off independently, washing hands, learning drink from a cup not a bottle, developing toileting skills and so on.



This is not just play: This is how we learn!



We are finding ways to communicate

We are learning how to regulate

Get in touch

  • Headteacher: Katie Lyon
  • Deputy Headteachers: Helen Smith and Ruth Watkinson

Term dates

Autumn Term 1 Ends - Friday 20th October 2023

Autumn Term 2 Begins - Monday 30th October 2023

Autumn Term 2 Ends - Friday 22nd December 2023

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