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Welcome to Caiman Class



Caiman Class is an Autism Specific Class made up of 8 Key Stage 2 children. There are five members of staff, Andrew Mayson the teacher, Annette (HLTA), Jo, Val and Millie.  

The children follow an adapted curriculum appropriate to their individual needs. We follow the TEACCH approach at regular intervals throughout the day. 

The children have regular swimming lessons at Mill House Swimming Pool, Rebound and PE lessons. During the Autumn term the children participated in music lessons provided by Tees Valley Music Service. 

Spring term topic is 'Old and New'


Literacy - Dinosaurs Love Underpants, Dear Zoo, How to Grow a Dinosaur, Mad about Dinosaurs, Supermarket Zoo, Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

Science - Everyday Materials

History - Toys

Art - Sculptures Old and New

D&T - Winding Up

Geography - Recycling

RE - Friendship

Music - Our Bodies

PHSE - All About Me

Makaton CarPark Karaoke - Wonderful World - Singing Hands

Makaton #WonderfulWorld We do a lot of travelling by car between classes and events - so to pass the time we have fun singing and signing along with our eclectic playlist!. After what seems like months of singing Christmas songs, we were back at work this week so whilst driving about we put together the signs for "Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.


Autumn term topic is 'Home and Away'


Literacy - The 3 little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 BearsWalking Through the Jungle, A Squash and a Squeeze and A Very Snowy Christmas

Science - Living Things and their Habitats

History - Neil Armstrong

Art - South American Art

D&T - Homes

Geography - The Four Countries of the UK

RE - Caring for Others

Music - Action Songs

PHSE - Looking after our local environment

Caiman Class Topic Web - Home and Away

28/11/19 - RE: Sharing and tasting a Langar meal.

26/11/19 - Maths : We have been exploring and using positional language such as 'on', 'in', 'under', 'next to', 'behind' and 'between'.

22/11/19 - Making lavender pouches to sell at the Christmas Fair.

14/11/19: RE - Making sweets for Raksha Bandhan

15/10/19 - DT: Making Houses for the 3 pigs. We followed our own designs to create our houses for the 3 pigs.

10/10/10 - World Mental Health Day: To support world Mental Health day we have taken part in activities such a relaxation session and going on a sensory walk around the local area.

7/10/19 - Caiman Class Assembly: The 3 Little Pigs

30.9.19 - Science: Looking for micro habitats and minibeasts.

20.9.19 - PSHE: We have been working with Annette and we have identified and a space in the outdoor area to redevelop. We have worked very hard to create a small sensory garden.

19.9.19 - A visit from Maisie the Pat Dog.

19/9/19 - DT: Making boxes

18/9/19 - RE: Making sibling bracelets for the Hindu celebration of Raksha Bandhan.

17/9/19 - Literacy: We had fun retelling the story of the '3 Little Pigs'

A visit from the Fire Fighters

12.9.19 - Communication group with Panda Class

4/9/19 - Communication Group with Panda Class - Each week we will be joined by Panda class to take part in games and activities to enhance our communication skills.