Hello! Happy late August to everyone. It's coming up to that time - PLANNING. I am getting a head start as Special is new to me. I have 5 children on the Foundation stage and 4 children in Years 2 - 6 in my class. (I am keeping my Year 1's at Foundation stage until Christmas as I feel more relevant). In my previous post in mainstream we didn't teach the "afternoon" subjects separately but had a combined cross curricular approach which lent itself well to transition from the foundation stage. My new school teaches in single subject slots (hoping this makes sense). It is up to me how I deliver the curriculum as long as I show progress - there is no rule. I would very much like to carry on as I have been doing but just wondered if other people in Special Needs work in this way and whether it works?? Just an example - I would plan in fortnightly Slots combining activities and objectives from all the subjects which would lend itself to child initiated and guided activities throughout the two weeks. Then I would plan to build on that with new objectives and focus in the next two weeks.