Limes Class is a mixed Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 class that works alongside Pines and Cedar classes. The main aims of Limes Class are: to build confidence, to learn how to work as a team, to increase independence and to build understanding of the world around them. We value the input of all students and work with professionals, parents and carers to ensure that student voice is heard and acted upon.
All students follow the Cornerstones curriculum, which is adapted to meet their individual needs to ensure curriculum coverage and progression. Cornerstones allows students to access the curriculum through an exciting topic based approach and incorporates a broad range of subjects. Students also enjoy PE lessons once a week, two drama and performing arts sessions a week and one art session in the studio a week amongst other engaging activities. Students also work towards their ASDAN certifications ‘Transition Challenge’ or ‘Towards Independence’ and focus on a module each term which is chosen carefully to work well with the class topic. Limes class mixes with the other senior classes for maths and phonics or reading sessions so that the students can work with others who are working on similar learning objectives. Throughout their time in Limes, students are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are supported to learn basic life skills in order to build a foundation of independence.
Throughout their time in Limes class, students are offered opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities such as student council and the play buddies scheme where they choose to spend some of their lunch breaks in the Early Years or Primary classes to support younger students and to be brilliant role models for the younger students in school.Regular outings are an important part of Limes’ routine and trips are linked to the topic or to the current ASDAN module which is being followed in class. This provides opportunities for the students to apply their learning in multiple settings and gives real world experience of the theoretical learning that occurs in the classroom.