Autism Awareness week in Key Stage Two

Pupils in Key Stage Two have been supporting Autism Awareness week in school. Pupils came to school dressed in the colours of the rainbow (which is the theme for this year’s week) in exchange for donations to the National Autistic charity.

On Monday morning there was a whole school assembly, describing what autism is and what autism may look like in children. Pupils watched a short film and had a small insight into how an autistic child could feel in everyday situations that many of us take for granted.

Later on that day in classrooms, pupils took some time completing activities including learning how an autistic person’s brain may function, how an autistic person may be more receptive to sounds and smells than others and how we can best support autistic friends in the classroom. Pupils learnt by role play, situational questions, discussions and completed mindfulness booklets and posters.