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Drumbeat School & ASD Service

Welcome to 6F4!

My name is Richard and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this Autumn term.

We are a 6th form class consisting of 8 students: Eden, Rabie, Taylar, Gennaro, Mohammed, Stevie, Josiah and Kerin. We are supported by two very experienced teaching assistants, Joan and Selma. The students already know each other well as some of them were together last year. We are now near the end of September and the students have settled in well and are beginning to feel comfortable with the new timetable.

As you can see from the timetable below we have a packed timetable this year with lots of exciting changes to the curriculum. I look forward to working with your child this year and should you have any questions please feel free to contact me by writing in your child’s planner or giving me a call.

Best wishes, Richard & Team. 

Our Timetable:
This Autumn term we have many exciting things on the timetable and
students will be studying the following topics:

Daily Living skills:

Students will be planning, budgeting, shopping and cooking, using the basics for quick and easy meals.

Travel training:

Using public transport, buses, trains and trouble shooting in order to reach different destination in London e.g. Houses of Parliament, London eye, convent garden, Bromley College etc.

Work based learning:

Students will have the opportunity to work in a café or other work place (please note that this is dependent on us finding suitable working placements for students).


Students will be working on creating stories using Lego this term which will feed into ICT sessions on stop motion animation sessions. Initially there will be lots of speaking and listening activities to get students thinking about their stories and characters which will then progress to written work and opportunities to create stop motion animation around their story.


Students will be planning, estimating and budgeting in preparation for the weekly shop. They will be handling and counting money, working out how much change to expect and comparing estimated and actual totals. Later in the term we will be looking at time, comparing analogue and digital clocks, noting clock positions based on fractions and working on time telling activities.


Students will learn about and experience movement, the power of gesture and practice using their voice in different ways. In Art they will be making masks, puppets, props and costumes to create performances involving the use of voice, movement, music and sound. Related to PHSE they will role play scenarios and situations that occur outside in the community in order to help them understand key concepts in social interaction.


Developing physical and co-ordination skills through invasion games, net and wall games.

AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance):

Student will be working to achieve AQA certificates at appropriate levels for individual abilities in Personal and social education. These qualifications can be useful for gaining entry to college, work experience and jobs.

In addition each student has the option of being involved in Drumbeat's Extended Services, offering a wide range of life skills and creative activities after school hours.

Other Exciting Opportunities:

College day release:

As this is the last year at Drumbeat for students in 6F4 we have arranged for them to go on weekly day release to Bromley College in order to prepare them for transition in July 2016. 6F4 students will attend Bromley College every Tuesday and will be enrolled on a media course.


On Tuesday afternoons they will be working with Geoff looking at stop motion animation and other animation techniques which links in with their literacy work.


Students from 6F4 will have the opportunity to take part in choir session with Gina, our music teacher and to have extra music therapy lesson with Claire, our in house music therapist.


On Wednesday morning students from 6F4 will be having regular swimming/gym sessions at Wavelengths leisure centre, Deptford. These sessions are enjoyable and promote good health and fitness amongst our students.

Social Eyes:

As part of a new initiative on Fridays 6F4 will be receiving social skills training from our in house psychologist, Kathryn and outreach teacher, Kremena. Students will focus on understanding expression and body language this term as well as exploring socially acceptable/unacceptable contact with familiar/unfamiliar people. Later in the term we will look at moral judgements and explore principals of right and wrong and how to be a responsible citizen within society.

Useful websites for learning at home:

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