Welcome to Lion Class
Our teacher is called Jane and our teaching assistant are called Pam (HLTA), Emily, Sue, Becky and Susan.
The children in Lion Class follow the new 'SPARKLE CURRICULUM'
Sparkle curriculum is 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 is:
· 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.
Sparkle curriculum is predominantly 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 (hydrotherapy, rebound therapy etc), movement, relaxation, Tac Pac, story massage etc.
Monday 6th January 2020 - Return to School
Thursday 23th January 2020 at 9:30am - Lion Class Assembly
Friday 24th January 2020 - Chinese New Year Lunch
Tuesday 4th February 2020 - Safer Internet Day
Friday 4th February 2020 - End of Term
Monday 24th February 2020 - Children return to School
Wednesday 4th March 2020 - World Book and Maths Day
Friday 13th March 2020 - Sort Relief
Wednesday 11th March 2020 - Parents Evening
Monday 30th March 2020 - Easter Service at St Hilda's Church
Friday 3rd April 2020 - Break up for Easter Holidays
Monday 20th April 2020 - Childremn return to school.
26.03.20 - Would you and your child like to take part in the 'Rainbow Window Campaign' to help spread positivity amid corona virus isolation gloom?
If you would like to take part, all you have to do is create a picture of a brightly, coloured rainbow. You can use coloured pencils, felt tips, crayons, paints, glitter, anything you have in your house to create your rainbow picture. Once you have finished could you please take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our rainbows pictures will be added to a video slide show along with rainbows pictures that children have created from Catcote School. This video will be shared on social media hoping to bring kindness, joy and to positivity to everyone.
Week Beginning 23.03.10 – Week 1
I hope you are all well and keeping each other happy at home.
While the government has asked parents and carers to keep their children at home wherever possible, I thought it would be a good idea to upload a story/song each week with some related activities for you to do with your child at home if you wish.
This half term, we have been learning about dinosaurs. We have read already in class: 'Dinosaurs Roar' and 'Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs'. It would be great if you could read 'The Dinosaur who Lost his Roar' to your child and complete some of the suggest activities below:
Some dinosaurs walked on two legs and some on four. Some could do both
Some dinosaurs were speedy and some were slow and lumbering.
Some had thick, bumpy skin. Some even had feathers. Some were armour plated, some had horns, crests, spikes or frills to defend themselves. Most dinosaurs were plant-eaters. These are called herbivores. Some dinosaurs were meat-eaters. These are called carnivores.
Number Activities: How many dinosaurs have you got? Count the dinosaurs feet? How many horns do they have? etc.
Have some fun and sing along to the 'Dino-Pokey' song and model, support and encourage the children to preform the actions.
Dino-Pokey (Tune: "The Hokey Pokey")
You put your claws in,
You take your claws out,
You put your claws in,
And you scratch 'em all about.
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
You put your feet in, You take your feet out....
And you stomp them all about........
You put your teeth in, You take your teeth out....
And you chomp them all about........