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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

ASC Unit - Mrs. A Ferguson

Welcome to Mrs. Ferguson’s class! This class provides a specialist setting for learners with autism. Also working in this class is Mrs. Johnston, Ms. Deans the learning support assistant.

The ASC has a limited number of children ranging from P.1 to P.4. It provides a rich and varied curriculum, focusing on developing core life skills such as communication and social ability, sensory processing and emotional regulation. Within the class, each pupil is unique, and this is reflected in the planning, teaching and learning approaches. This ensures that all the pupils develop the essential capabilities they need to be as independent as possible and to reach their full learning potential.

This year there will be a variety of exciting and interesting class topics including Dinosaurs and People Who Help Us. When possible, the class will also be making use of our outdoor learning spaces. They love using the natural world to help embed and make sense of their learning. The class also visit Strathfoyle Library throughout the year.  

Home learning tasks are set on Mondays and Wednesdays. This term there is a big focus on ‘tricky words’.