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An overview

Woodsetton supports pupils with moderate and complex learning difficulties from Reception (4 - 5 year olds) to Year 6 (11 year olds). Pupils join us at different stages of their primary schooling and quickly settle into Woodsetton life.

Each class is named after a woodland creature and pupils are grouped according to need and stage of their learning and development. Individual EHC plans are used to inform provision and outcomes.

In order to provide pupils across Woodsetton with experiences that are relevant, interesting and challenging, and to identify opportunities for progression, we have a curriculum structure which encompasses 4 pathways:

Each pathway has been developed to meet the learning needs of the pupils and to support where they are in their learning journey.

The levels are not defined by age, but by need and achievement; pupils are therefore able to move flexibly from one pathway to the next at any point during their time at Woodsetton or between classes within the pathway. Each pathway covers skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of areas of learning. These follow a sequence of learning and therefore are transferable between the four pathways.

Pathway 1 (Caterpillars & Badgers) - Pupils in Pathway 1 will be working within the areas of the EYFS and the Engagement Model. They will be focusing on establishing routines, supporting communication and interaction and developing a confidence to learn through exploration, realisation, anticipation, resilience and initiation.

Pathway 2 (Hedgehogs, Woodpeckers, Ladybirds & Bees) - Pupils in Pathway 2 are continuing to develop their listening, attention and communication skills to support their learning. Building a confidence to learn new skills and knowledge in different areas of the curriculum. Some children will continue to work in some areas of the Engagement Model.

Pathway 3 (Frogs & Owls) – Pupils in Pathway 3 will be applying their knowledge and skills within the wider world around them. The curriculum is based on working below KS1 age related expectations.

Pathway 4 (Squirrels & Butterflies) - Pupils in Pathway 4 are pupils in KS2 working towards and within KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum age related expectations. These children are developing skills to become independent learners to transfer skills across different areas of the curriculum.

On each class page you can find updated information about your child's class - what they are learning about, what they will be doing on each day, special visits etc. If you think there is anything missing that you would like to know more about, please let us know so that we can support you.