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Primary

The primary department at Ingfield consists of three learning groups:

  • Tigers (Year 2/3)
  • Lions (Year 3/4)
  • Leopards (Year 5/6)

Pupils develop their self-esteem as they work within a peer group of others who have similar physical and communication needs to their own.

The pupils are taught the national curriculum in small classes (typically 6-8 pupils), delivered by skilled teachers who are able to differentiate to meet the learning needs within the group. Pupils develop their self-esteem as they work within a peer group of others who have similar physical and communication needs to their own. Within all lessons pupils have opportunities to change position and actively transfer. Half termly or termly learning journeys are the vehicle for planning the curriculum. Topics are designed to challenge and stimulate the pupils’ learning.

Each day starts with a motor learning lesson which enables the pupils to gain independence through the completion of a series of physical tasks; this learning is then transferred throughout the rest of the day. Communication is integral throughout the school day. Synthetic phonics and mathematics are taught and reinforced throughout the week. Lessons are differentiated according to the pupils’ individual learning styles and stages.

Primary School

All pupils use ICT to access the curriculum and therefore their access needs are assessed, monitored and modified regularly by the transdisciplinary team. 

Teaching personal, social and health skills is an integral part of our teaching timetable and curriculum at Ingfield. Early intervention in the teaching of personal care skills is particularly important; these skills are then continually taught and refined as the pupils get older. For example, from the moment a pupil joins our school, considerable emphasis is placed on encouraging independence with eating and drinking, dressing, and personal care skills at appropriate times throughout the school day.