Support Base

Welcome to Marton Manor Support Base.

We are a Resource Base for pupils with Autism. We have a provision for pupils from Reception to Year 6 and provide support with learning, communication and interaction and social skills. Children in the Base also access their mainstream classes each day and this is with support from our staff.


Use this page to keep up to date with what we have been doing and upcoming events within the Support Base and across the school.

This half term the children will be focusing on the following topics:

Year 1 and Year 2: Wriggle & Crawl

Year 3 and Year 4: 1066/Urban Playlist

Year 5 and Year 6: Gallery Rebels

Remember to check out individual year group pages for more details about the above topics.

Topic Launch:

We began the term with a topic based morning, with each group having the chance to experience each other’s topics before concentrating on their own for the rest of the term.

Wriggle & Crawl:

We went outside and hunted for minibeasts in our school grounds. We explored the playground, the field and the pond. We were able to spot snails, spiders, worms, woodlice, flies, ants and a centipede.


1066/Moon Man

In Y3 and Y4 we will begin the term learning about 1066 in our topic lessons. In the Base we will be studying a book called ‘Moon Man’ by Tomi Ungerer. To introduce this we used a variety of materials to create our own moonscape…


Gallery Rebels

In English we are going to begin the topic by looking at a book called ‘The Princess’ Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We used strips of paper to weave a pattern which we cut into patches. These can these be joined together to form a blanket. Is this what the princess’ blanket will be like…?