a learning space for children who are on the autism spectrum or who have communication and language difficulties. Daffodil is a safe, calm space where students can learn in an environment and style specifically tailored to their needs. Daffodil room is run by Kati and Laura sometimes supported by Stef.
A Day in Daffodil Room
Our day starts at 9.15am with Welcome time. We sit down as a group and go through what our day will look like using a visual timetable. Then we sing a ‘Hello Song’ and sign using Makaton alongside.
After welcome time is Calendar time. Calendar time is an opportunity for the children to learn the days of the week, months of the year and the weather. We also use this time to target basic concepts. Sometimes the students complete a calendar related activity during this time as well.
Next up is a short movement break to keep the kids live and kicking!
At 10am we start Bucket time where the kids practise their attention and listening skills. Bucket time is a lot of fun! After the have finished with the bucket, we move on to another attention and listening activity – usually it’s a messy one involving shaving foam!
10:20 – 10: 35 is playtime
After play we have an adapted English lesson. English is taught through picture books. Every term, Daffodil team choose a book which acts as the stimulus for the students learning. Each child has an individual daily activity planned to help them learn story structure, comprehension, grammar and writing. We use the Colourful Semantics approach to teaching and learning sentence structure and grammar.
From 11.15 to 12 we have Choosing and Target time. Each child has an individual schedule, which will indicate which order they are having choosing or target time.
Choosing time is an opportunity for students to access sensory activities or games and practise their turn taking skills with their friends. During target time, students work 1:1 work with an adult, focusing on a specific skill or target.
And then it’s time for lunch!
The afternoon session starts at 1pm for KS1 and 1.30pm for KS2.
The afternoon sessions consist of structured social skills groups and individual target work.
If you have any questions, you can find Kati and Laura on the playground in the mornings and end of the day. Alternatively, you can call the office to book an appointment to have a chat with us.