Welcome to Lion Class
Our teacher is called Jane and our teaching assistant are called Pam (HLTA), Sandra, Emily, Sue, Lynn and Sandra
About Lion Class
All the children follow an individualised multi-sensory curriculum. They are fully supported by experienced and skilled teaching staff at all times. The children also have access to Hydrotherapy, Rebound Therapy, Passive Movements, Sensory Integration, Intensive Interaction, TacPac, Body Awareness, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Physiotherapy.
Tuesday 4th September 2018 - Return to School
Monday 24th September 2018 - Lion Class Assembly at 9:30am
Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Parents Evening
Thursday 25th October 2018 - Half Term
Friday 26th October 2018 - Teacher Training Day
Monday 5th November 2018 - Return to School
Friday 7th December 2018 - Christmas Jumper Day
- Christmas Fayre 10-2pm
Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 10:30am - Christmas Play (Please can parents/carers of pupils from Pangolins, Lions, Dragons, Caimans, Jaguars and Toucans attend this show).
Thursday 13th December 2018 at 10:30am - Christmas Play (Please can parents/carers of pupils from Anacondas, Tigers, Dragons and Pandas attend this show).
Friday 14th December 2018 - Lion Class Polar Express - Children to come into school wearing their PJs & it is also Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Bake-Off in the afternoon.
Monday 17th December 2018 at 10:30am - Christmas Service at St Hilda's
Tuesday 18th December 2018 - Whole School Visit to Hartlepool Town Hall to see Cinderella
Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Lions Christmas Party
Friday 21st December 2018 - Christmas Jumper Day
Springwell School 'NEW SPARKLE CURRICULUM'
Sam and Jane have been working together this term, creating a new ‘Sparkle Multi-Sensory Curriculum’ for Lion Class and Pangolin Class. Our new curriculum will start in January 2019 and it will be fantastic for our children.
Sparkle curriculum will be delivered in a multi-sensory, creative way which will enable pupils to access learning using their senses through a holistic approach. It has been designed for our pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) who require specialised management for physical disabilities, sensory impairments and complex medical needs.
The SPARKLE CURRICULUM will be:
· MOTIVATING Our pupils learn when they are interested, stimulated and engaged.
· RELEVANT It is relevant to the learning styles of the pupils and takes into account their prior knowledge and learning needs.
· CHALLENGING All teaching staff have high and realistic expectations of the pupils and with specialised, inclusive teaching — progress is evident.
· FOCUSED Shared targets from EHCP, physiotherapists, SALT etc. are central to the pupils provision.
Our Sparkle Curriculum, endeavours to provide our pupils with motivating experiences and activities that will ensure a high level of engagement.
Pupils following the sparkle curriculum require a high level of adult support, both for their learning needs and also for their personal care. They need sensory stimulation and a curriculum broken down into very small achievable steps.
This new curriculum will predominantly be made up of sensory themed learning and therapeutic activities. More time will be spent on more beneficial, holistic and individualised activities e.g. positioning in specialised equipment, visual stimulation, hand and finger work (exploration – sensory play), therapies, movement, relaxation, Tac Pac, story massage etc.