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Applebee Wood Community Specialist School

Respect, Belonging, Trust, Resilience, Aspiration


Welcome to Bevan Class


Visual Timetable for Bevan Class


In Bevan class, we have 13 pupils. 8 pupils are in year 11 and 5 pupils are in year 10.  Our form teacher is Mr Dunbavin. We  have 2 teaching assistants called Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Suffield.

Our curriculum includes learning in Communication, English, maths, PE, PSD, computing, careers, cooking, ASDAN bronze , silver , gold award and science. We are also working towards ASDAN transition challenge, which offers a learner-centred, activity-based curriculum that can be undertaken with as much support as necessary. It has been developed for learners aged 14–16 with SEND.

Some students attend either CWP (Creativity Works Preston), PVC (Preston Vocational Centre.) or  One Vision Media Productions, in Wigan to support their learning.

We enjoy sensory activities and learning life skills.


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Class News-


We have had a very busy and exciting start to the new term in Bevan class. 

In English our learning has been based on listening to short or edited stories. We enjoyed The Curse of Cogston House and we have listened to extracts from The Wind in The Willows. We thought about the characters in the stories and have learnt about different genres of story.

In maths we have been ordering numbers and learning about properties of numbers,

We have been making hot drinks in our Towards Independence lessons, and in PSD we have been learning how to use household appliances safely. 

During our British Values afternoon we enjoyed a cup of tea and talked about Key British Values;  democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 


Class News December 2023-


Bevan class have continued to work hard and achieve lots this term.


In English we have been learning about different ways to communicate with others including asking questions , making requests and sending letters and emails. We have learnt about addresses and some of us have been finding out about the features of formal and informal letters or emails.   We have also been working hard in phonics to help us to improve our reading and writing.


In maths we are learning about data and statistics. We have created tally charts and learnt how to gather information from  graphs and charts.   


In ASDAN we are preparing for our school Christmas fair, which takes place next week. We have learnt about fund raising and how it helps our school, planned activities and created wonderful advertising leaflets to promote the fair.


On Tuesday 28th November  we had a careers fair in the school hall. All our students were a credit to themselves and the school. We all spoke confidently and with genuine interest with representatives from several colleges and found out about our options for the future.  We have also been researching colleges and the wide range of courses available in our careers lessons.


Our Head Boy Jake and Head Girl Phoebe attended the local community  Remembrance service on Sunday 12th November. They represented our school with pride in paying tribute to all those who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.


We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Christmas Fair on Thursday 7th December from 4.00 pm.


Spring Term-


We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 7th March by learning about evacuation in World War Two by reading about the subject and taking part in craft activities.


In careers we have listened to a talk about working as cabin crew on an airline and 

visited Waterstones bookshop in Blackburn.  We found out what it is like in a bookshop, learnt about careers and interns there and chose a book with our World Book Day tokens.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit.



Bevan Class at Waterstones.