A huge thank you to Mrs McCulloch (Ayla’s Mum) for coming to talk to us about her job.
We thought up some questions before she came in.
What school do you work in? Keira
Beatley School – Mrs McCulloch
Do you like being a teacher? Ellie
I love being a teacher – Mrs McCulloch
How many children are in your class? Katie
There are 5 children in my class and 5 adults – Mrs McCulloch
How do you help children learn to speak? Ayla
They use different things to help them speak which I will show you – Mrs McCulloch
Do you give lots of homework? Emily
The homework is a little different to what you do – the children are give sensory object to take home and feel against their skin. – Mrs McCulloch
Do you work in a big school? Daniel
It is just a little school with 36 pupils in total – Mrs McCulloch
Where do the teachers have their lunch? Cooper
The teacher have lunch in the staff room – Mrs McCulloch
Do the children get keywords to learn? Logan
Some are given picture rather than words – Mrs McCulloch
Mrs McCulloch is a teacher in a school called Beatley in Livingstone. Beatley is both a primary and secondary school. Lots of things at Beatley are similar to Simpson Primary and lots of things are different. This is what we discovered…..
- In Mrs McCulloch’s class there are 5 children – we learned that the class is small because the children need a lot more support and help with their learning than we do
- They have a timetable just like ours – with pictures and words of what we learn each day
- They use something called signifiers – it tell the children where to go next – there was a smelly thing to say they needed to go to the toilet, a red plastic sponge to say they wanted to go to soft play, a maraca to go to music, a torch to go to the sensory roomn
- Their homework is different to ours – the children get to take home sensory objects to see if they like the feel against their skin
- Some children cannot speak and have to use their eyes to indicate what their choice/answer is. They use an etran frame to do this.
- They have a blog sharing their learning just like us!
- They have big red buttons to choose which toy they would like to play with e.g. the dinosaur or the ball that lights up
- The children at Beatley celebrated Red Nose Day and FairTrade Fortnight just like us
Mrs McCulloch – we think you do an amazing job helping the children at Beatley – thank you so much for talking to us and showing us all the things that the children need to help them learn. Beatley are so lucky to have you