Welcome to Class 4.5


Our class is based in room 14 in the main building of the school.

Chris is the class teacher

Our team is made up of:

Paula, Leah, Sue (Tuesday – Friday) and Laura (Monday)

Our curriculum is a mixture of lessons based around the 5 main areas of the students EHCPs, ASDAN Accreditation and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

We are working on our Communication skills, with input from our Speech and Language specialists. Developing our use of Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECs), Communication Books, Aided Language Displays and Makaton. From January, we will be learning a new Makaton sign each day. It would be great if you joined in at home too. 

We have access to the school food technology items, which we use to develop our independence skills.

Drama, PE and Forest School are both favourites of ours, we love exploring and engaging with different environments.

Duke of Edinburgh award is our Monday learning, with a mixture of physical, skills and volunteering sessions, a very exciting day. In this, students have chosen 6 different areas which will alternate each week. For physical, we are looking at dancing and ball games. For our skill, we are looking at cooking and first aid and for volunteering we are looking at helping people and caring for animals.



Staff Team







Chris Coombes

E-mail: christopher.coombes@themeadows.sandwell.sch.uk  



Dance Monkey sing and sign along with us 


Making a cheese sandwich

I'm a student get me out of here

Wake up and shake up

Washing hands


Cognition and Learning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkkYaj0m6cg (1-10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By2hmo323xM (1-20)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 (1-20 count, dance and move)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro (Jolly phonics song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMog84sQp3o (Makaton alphabet)

Alphabet hunt – can you think of a name, animal etc for each letter of the alphabet?

Speech, Language and Communication:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW9OZwgQpWA (animals)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMog84sQp3o  (alphabet)

Social and emotional wellbeing:

Cosmic kids yoga – just type cosmic kids into the search bar on YouTube and choose from one of the many themed adventures available.

Chester and Edinburgh zoos are doing live feeds on their websites to see the animals – locate link on Google.

Self-care and Independence:

Matching socks.

Laying the table.

Preparing simple snacks and drinks/helping to prepare food for family meals.

Physical Development and sensory:

PE with the body coach Joe Wicks – Monday to Friday at 9am.  Type into YouTube and you can access them live or join in with the sessions from this week.

Cosmic kids yoga – just type cosmic kids into the search bar on YouTube and choose from one of the many themed adventures available.

Other suggested activities:

Sensory activities: