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Orange Class

Welcome to Orange Class 

I am Bethan Paton and I am the class teacher for Orange Class. 

In Orange Class we are an informal learning/sensory based curriculum and we cater for your child’s individual needs through a holistic and nurturing approach. We ensure that we differentiate throughout the day and encourage all children to work to their full potential. We have smaller class sizes and higher staff ratios to enable us to do this. 

Our lessons are mainly hands-on and we use the classroom and the outdoor environment to deliver these sessions.  We will also be using the school minibus to explore our community, to fully develop our skills in a variety of settings. 


Our children are encouraged to use PECS as a communication aide and we use Makaton.  Intensive Interaction is an important part of their day to develop their social skills.  


We encourage our children to be as independent as possible and we give our children opportunities to practice these skills whilst we go out in our local area. We teach them life skills to help them in their future life.


We learn through individualized learning approaches – but with a common thematic thread – this enables us to broaden the world for our learners.  Our topics for the year are here below: 

British Values

At Cherry Trees School, we place emphasis on instilling and upholding British Values as an integral part of our educational ethos. These values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs, serve as the bedrock of our school community. We believe that by promoting these core principles, we not only prepare our students for active and responsible citizenship, but also foster a sense of social cohesion and understanding. Democracy is embedded in our school culture, encouraging students to voice their opinions and participate in decision-making processes. The rule of law is instilled through a sense of fairness and accountability, ensuring that all members of our community are treated justly. We celebrate individual liberty by encouraging personal and intellectual freedom, and we cultivate mutual respect and tolerance to create an environment where diversity is embraced. By embracing British Values, we strive to equip our students with the values and skills necessary for them to become well-rounded, respectful, and compassionate individuals who contribute positively to both our local community and the wider society.