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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

Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Return to School

Thursday 26th September 2019  - Lion Class Assembly

Thursday 24th October July 2019 - End of Term

Monday 4th November 2019 - Return to School

Thursday 19th December 2019 - Break up for Christmas 

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!