Key Stage 3

Stone Bay School Key Stage 3

Each class base is carefully designed to encompass the individual learning needs of the students including elements of the TEACCH is used to both structure the school day  and, in some cases, as a means of curriculum delivery.

Each student is treated as an individual with their needs being met through careful programme planning, target setting, P Scale assessment and behaviour support. Students identified as having specific communication needs receive extensive input and support from our Speech and Language Team

Many of our students become anxious during transition times therefore, by delivering most curriculum subjects in one area, these anxieties are lessened. All of the curriculum is highly adapted to meet the individual needs of our students. Learning outcomes are also individualised. The emphasis for our medium term curriculum planning is on the development of Communication, Literacy and Numeracy skills.

Students within Key Stage 3 work on ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) “New Horizons ” programme which enhances the curriculum by providing extension work which has a life skills bias.

All classes within Key Stage 3 have weekly Communication sessions with our Speech and Language Team. The communication systems and strategies individually designed for each student eg Makaton signing and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) complement the need for our students to interact positively with other people. Our main aim within the school is to positively address each student’s autism by using effective, beneficial strategies, to provide a broad, balanced, meaningful curriculum. This individualised teaching approach ensures our students develop their social and independence skills alongside their academic progress.

Asdan Key Stage 3


Block 1

Block 1

World of Work – S5 Careers
PHSCE – R1 Our Bodies
PHSCE – R2 Understanding Changes
PHSCE – R3 Private / Public Places
Personal Challenge
Think of a way you could help people that work in your school. Perform at least one task to help someone, e.g. pick up littler, vacuum clean your bedroom.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Traditional Stories
  • Numbers/Number Patterns / Time
  • Materials Sorting and Classifying
  • What is ICT
  • The Age of Dinosaurs
  • An Introduction to France
  • Games/Individual Skills (PE)
  • Body Parts
  • Religious Festivals and Celebrations
  • Jobs Within School
  • Self Portrait
  • Textiles


Block 2

Block 2

World of Work – C5 Finding out about the occupations of people who help us
PHSCE – S1 Friends
PHSCE – R4 Making Friends
Social Challenge
Show that you can wait your turn and/or ask for help appropriately

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Poetry
  • Shape / Measuring distance
  • Body Systems – Major Organs
  • Learning About Computers
  • Homes – Then and Now / Castles
  • Number 1 – 20/Colours (French)/All About Me (French)
  • Games – Working in Pairs/Small Groups (PE)
  • Self Image
  • The Life of Jesus (Easter)
  • People who Help Us
  • Buildings (Art and Design)
  • Model Making


Block 3

Block 3

World of Work – P4 Find out about local facilities in your area.
Humanities – S2 My Local Community
PHSCE – S4 Helping Others

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Myths, Legends and Fables
  • Handling Data & Probability / Numbers and Counting
  • Living Things – Animals
  • Exploring Programmes
  • Our Town
  • Body parts/ Clothes (French)
  • Athletics – Running and Jumping
  • Reproduction – Caring for the Young
  • Stories Jesus Told/Stories about Jesus
  • People who Work in my Local Community
  • Picture This – Animal Pictures
  • Animals and Masks


Block 4

Block 4

World of Work – C4 Environment
RE – S3 Different Communities
PHSCE – H3 Health Eating
Health Challenge
Keep a food diary for a week. Show that you can choose healthy options

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Stories from a Range of Cultures
  • Measuring Weight & Ratios / Using & Applying Maths
  • Living Things – Plants
  • Creating, Printing and Saving a Document
  • Our World
  • Animals/Pets   French Christmas Customs and Vocabulary
  • Gymnastics/Circuit Training
  • Healthy Living – Diet
  • World religions – Islam, Hinduism, Judaism
  • Indoor/Outdoor Jobs. Improving the Environment
  • Tone, Colour and Shade
  • Food technology – Healthy Options



Block 5

Block 5

PHSCE – H2 keeping Fit

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Information Texts
  • Mapping/Diagrams/Directions / Numbers and counting
  • Forces
  • Internet Safety
  • Travel – Then and Now
  • Vocabulary of Time/Days of the Week/Months of the Year (French)
  • Dance
  • Healthy Living – Rest and Exercise
  • Religious Buildings
  • Matching Jobs to Workplaces
  • Movement – The Human Body in Action
  • Wheels and Axels – Moving Vehicles



Block 6

Block 6

PHSCE – R5 Feelings
Relationships Challenge
Show that you can behave appropriately in a public place when out with your friends or show that you can help your friends

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Using a Calculator / Shape, patterns and symmetry
  • Light and Sound
  • Using the Internet
  • Famous People in History
  • Everyday Objects/Home and School (French)
  • Athletics – Running and Throwing
  • Emotions – Managing my Emotions
  • Religious Figures
  • I Spy Jobs (community based)
  • Use of Light (Shadow) in Paint
  • Design and Make a Bowl



Block 7

Block 7

PHSCE – H4 keeping Safe

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Poetry from a Range of Cultures
  • Time / Money
  • Email
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Comparison of Two Countries (Brazil and Iceland)
  • Food and Drink. Mealtimes/Café (French)
  • Invasion Games – Rugby and Football
  • Keeping Safe
  • Awe and Wonder
  • The Emergency Services
  • Contrasting Art from Different Cultures
  • Food technology – Foreign Food



Block 8

Block 8

World of Work – H5 Health Related Occupations
PHSCE – H1 Personal Care

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Letter Writing for a Range of Purposes
  • Measures – Volume, Capacity and Ratio / Handling Data
  • Materials – Properties and Uses
  • Writing for a range of Audiences
  • Jobs People Do – Then and Now
  • Hobbies/Pastimes. Easter in France
  • Games – Striking and Fielding
  • Healthy Living
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Workplace Clothing – Uniforms
  • Collage and Sculpture
  • Design and Make – Cards for all Occasions



Block 9

Block 9

PHSCE – C1 Having Your Say
PHSCE – C2 Rules
PHSCE – C3 Rights and Responsibilities
Citizenship Challenge
Show that you know and can follow rules in class and in a range of settings

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

  • Reference Books
  • Measures – Length, Height and Distance / Number Facts
  • The Earth and Beyond
  • Creating Pictures (ICT)
  • Weather and the Water Cycle
  • Seasons/Weather. Make a French Dictionary
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities
  • Doing the Right Thing (right and wrong)
  • Religious World Calendar
  • Working with Others
  • The Natural World (Art and Design)
  • Papier Mache Planets/Solar System Mobile