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Fir Tree School

Fir Tree School

AS Unit

Welcome to AS Unit - Class Page

Welcome to the ASU. I am Mrs Pearse, the Teacher in Charge of the ASU. We are lucky to have Miss Groves and Mrs Hunt to support the children in the Unit, as well as in their classes. 

All of the children who have a place in the unit are encouraged to spend as much time as they can in their classes. However, some  lessons and breaks, if required, are spent in the calm environment of the ASU. Each pupil has an individual timetable so that they know which lessons they are having each day. Our teachers bring the lesson plans to the Unit each morning so that we are prepared for our lessons. 

We begin every morning with an activity such as meditation, mindful colouring or handwriting exercises, to make sure we are ready for the day. 

Each week, we have a Unit lesson when we learn about our feelings and emotions. We also have Lego Therapy to improve our communication skills.  On Fridays, we go horse riding at RDA in Hampstead Norrys. Our riding lessons are fun. We are learning to ride horses and also to follow instructions from our instructor. The ponies we usually ride are called Bungle and Ted. 

We enjoy spending time in the Sensory room where we have lots of different textures to touch as well as different coloured lights. 

Each day, we run the Golden Mile. We also enjoy playing in our garden on the Astro Turf. Story time in our book corner, helps us to feel calm at the end of the day before we go home.