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Welcome to Lion Class

Our teacher is called Jane and our teaching assistant are called Pam (HLTA), Emily, Sue, Katie 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.



· 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.


Important Dates

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.

Class Assembly - Old and New Toys (January 2020)

This is "Class Assembly - Old and New Toys (January 2020)" by Jane on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

January 2020 - The children are enjoying been in the hydrotherapy pool.

We are Kings! (December 2019)

Our Christmas Party! Dancing, Games and Singing! We all had a fantastic time! (December 2019)

Christmas Lunch and Singing Christmas Carols (December 2019)

Making Christmas Cakes - All the children enjoyed exploring all the different ingredients. (December 2019)

Our Polar Express Day - The children came to school dressed up in their PJs. We had fun making 'I Believe' dust and tasty chocolate treats (December 2019).

All Lion Class wore odd socks for Anti-Bullying Day!

All Lion Class wore odd socks for Anti-Bullying Day! 1

Making our own hedgehogs with the autumn leaves we collected (November 2019)

Experiencing and Exploring Autumn Leaves - We all had great fun!

Rememberance Day (11th November) - Making Poppies using our hands and fingers.

Halloween - ICT - Pressing switches to activate lights, sounds and vibrations.

Sensory Art - Creating a green witch using our footprints! (October 2019)

Making a 3D model of a Turtle (October 2019)

Art/Literacy - We enjoyed making penguins (October 2019)

World Mental Health Awareness Day - Making Heart Shape Biscuits (October 2019)

Bubbles, Bubbles and Bubbles (October 2019)

ICT - Pressing switches to activate a cause and effect toy (October 2019)

Mark Making (October 2019) The children happily moved their fingers in the red paint, creating a big red bath for our Literacy story display.

Lion Class Assembly - Home and Away (26.09.19) Hartlepool, Poland, Croatia

This is "Assembly Hartlepool, Poland, Croatia CORRECT" by Jane on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Having more fun in our new soft play area! (September 2019)

Ward Jackson Park - Looking for signs of Autumn (September 2019)

Croatian Cooking - Vanilin Kiflice (Vanilla Cresent Cookies) September 2019

September 2019 - We are all having an amazing time in our new soft play area!