Welcome to The Base – Birch Squirrel Class
Welcome to Birch class. We provide specialist provision for children with Autism and social and communication difficulties. We are an 8 place Resource Provision and positions are allocated by the Local Authority. Mrs McGowan is the full time class teacher with teaching assistant Miss Ellis. Our school day starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm. Our themes this year will include ‘The Stone Age’, ‘Liverpool’ and ‘The Anglo Saxons’.
Learning in Birch Class
We strive to ensure that the individual needs of your child are supported and we aim to recognise and nurture their potential; this is achieved by adapting the environment, by implementing individualised programmes of support and ensuring that staff knowledge is continually developed. Your child will receive interventions according to their needs as part of the school day and lessons will be tailored to match each child. Teaching strategies promote positive behaviour and include clear routines, sensory approaches to learning, structured teaching, social stories and supported play. The Base has been adapted to provide a friendly environment for children with ‘social communication difficulties’ and we have access to an outside area.
We believe each pupil is entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to his/her educational needs. Our aim in Birch Class is to ensure that all children have their needs met within a caring and supportive environment. We understand the importance of pupils with ASC socialising and learning with their peers. This is why integration into mainstream classes is the ultimate goal for the children attending the Resource base. We are sensitive in the area of reintegration ensuring the best possible outcome for each child we support.
Themed Planning – Autumn Term
Please click on the link below to have a look at what we are learning about during Autumn Term!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to a member of the team. We are always happy to listen and try our very best to help.
Brilliant groups to look at and join for the whole family
Activities to do outside school
Did you know that the Light Cinema in New Brighton do autism friendly cinema sessions – with
dimmed lighting and lowered sound? Check out their website. The Light Cinema
Wirral riding school and Foxes riding school provide Riding for the Disabled sessions.
Visit Tam O’Shanter Farm Its Free!
Did you know that Manchester Airport provide a unique service for Autistic passengers and their family?
Good links for specialist equipment – E.G ear defenders
Staying safe on the internet