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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 Mrs Hunt, Mrs Drewitt, Miss Rummins, Miss Allen and Miss Richardson to support the pupils 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. 

We begin every morning with an activity such as meditation, mindful colouring, peg boards or hand exercises to make sure we are ready for the day. After that, we go to our classroom with an adult who helps us with our learning. 

 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, Murphy, Ted and Woody. 

We enjoy spending time in the Sensory room where we have lots of different textures to touch as well as light up toys and cushions. 

Each afternoon we have a Unit activity such as archery, gardening, computer time, gymnastic ribbons or ball games.  We also enjoy playing on the Astro Turf outside. Story time in our book corner at the end of the day, helps us to feel calm at the end of the day.