Welcome to Polzeath Class

Class Teacher:  Mr James


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At Camelford Primary School ARB we aim to help our children:

1 - Improve their communication

2 - Effectively manage their emotions

3 - Become more independent

Welcome to Polzeath Class!

Teacher: Mr James

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Barton, Miss Williams, Mrs Harnett, Mrs Garrett, Mrs Squire, Mrs Old, Miss Chawner-Woods

Camelford Area Resource Base is a specialist provision for up to 10 pupils as part of Camelford Primary School.

Pupils can begin attending from Reception Class age and can remain until year 6.

Places are allocated by Cornwall Council following requests for admission from parents.

Currently all pupils have to have an EHCP to be eligible for a place.

The range of additional needs of the pupils in the class at the present time is very varied and includes pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, pupils with epilepsy and complex needs, pupils with genetic conditions leading to learning disabilities plus others.

We have a large bright classroom, a separate sensory room and a fully equipped bathroom.

Outside we have a securely fenced garden with a grassed area, hard surfaces and a raised flower bed containing plants grown for their multi-sensory properties. We have a play area with a climbing frame, nest swing, seasaw and lots of toys!

One of the advantages of the Area Resource Base provision is the opportunity for inclusion.  Pupils have access to the mainstream life of the school whilst also following the specialist curriculum that they need.

Within Polzeath class they follow programmes incorporating specialist approaches to meet their individual needs whilst continuing to access a broad curriculum based on a nationally agreed syllabus.  Our staffing levels are such that children are able to receive the individual attention that they may need.

At playtimes they join their mainstream peers in the playground, they eat alongside them at lunchtime and they join in assemblies and whole school activities.  Pupils can also benefit from joining their mainstream classmates for some lessons in the week when appropriate.

Outdoor art with Aubrey

One of Harry's creations

Evie hanging around in the forest school

World Book day

Evie came dressed as her favourite book character. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. She enjoyed listening to it being read.

Sensory stories

Here's Lilly investigating lights during The Hairy Scary Castle sensory story

Horse riding

Here's Theo enjoying one of our weekly horse riding sessions

finding our way

Here's Evie learning about maps and directions

Aubrey using his PECS book to make requests and drinking through a straw!

One of our youngest children, Theo, investigating different ways to paint

Another of our littles ones, Seth, getting invloved in number rhymes


Evie completing some number work during a maths lesson

Physical Education

Harry creating a body movement routine


Lilly using her I pad to communicate her choices

Eden Project trip December 2018

Lilly enjoying the sensory exploration area

Eden Project trip December 2018

Mitchell having fun at the ice rink

Eden Project trip December 2018

One of our staff Becky pulling harry along on a sledge!

Harry and Ryan having fun on a big motorbike

One of our new pupils, 4 year old Aubrey looking like a proper biker!

Chinese New Year

Making choices

Concentrating on Maths work

Testing our teepee

Bug hunt!

Ice skating at the Eden project

Measuring and counting

Finger painting

Violet demonstrating 10's and 1's during a maths lesson

Harry investigating circuits during a Science lesson

We made Tee-pees in a geography lesson and then tested to see whether they could withstand a storm! here is Mitchell trying to blow his down!

RDA Countryside Challenge

Ryan came second and Violet came third in Class 8 Countryside Challenge. Violet won The Shaun Merrifield Endeavour Cup for achievement, this was because when she started 4 years ago she couldn't even sit up on a pony and she has progressed to using a saddle in the last week and competed in a saddle and came third! Very proud parents!!!

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