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Welcome to Lion Cubs and Lion Class

Our teacher is called Jane and our teaching assistant are called Pam (HLTA), 

Emily H, Sue, Vicky, Evie and Emily C.



The children in Lion Class follow 'SPARKLE CURRICULUM' which is delivered in a multi-sensory, creative way which will enables 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, OT, 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.






  • 04.01.22 - Return to School - Start of the Spring Term.
  • 18.02.22 - Last Day of Term 
  • 28.02.22 - Return to School
  • 30.03.22 - Class Assembly 9:15am
  • 05.04.22 - St Hilda's Church 10:30am Easter Service
  • 07.04.22 - Last Day of Term - Easter Holidays
  • 25.04.22 - Return to School - Start of the Summer Term
  • 25.05.22 - Class Assembly 9:15am
  • 27.05.22 - Break up for 1 week school holiday
  • 06.06.22 - Return to School
  • 21.07.22 - Break up for Summer Holidays

14.07.22 The children have enjoyed catching fish with a net then they coloured in the fish using different coloured crayons.

11.07.22 Our visit to Seaton, the children enjoyed exploring the sand, going for a walk along the promenade and have a drink the café.

08.07.22 We have been doing our sport activities in the pool this morning. The children have loved playing volleyball in the water!

07.07.22 The children have been painting a beach ball using different textured sponges, rollers, dabbers.

05.07.22 - Here are some of our children in lion class, standing up vertically in their standing frames this morning!

05.07.22 - The children used their hands and fingers to paint the bucket and spade in the colour of their own choice, we then sprinkled on some sand.

05.07.22 - The library lady came into school this afternoon to read our children a jungle animal story. Joanna helped the children to make their own jungle mask.

Speaking and Listening - The children listened carefully to a variety of jungle sounds, they had to identify which animal made each sound.

The children enjoyed making jungle monkey handprints!

Lions had a lovely breakfast at 'The Raby Arms' this morning. 27/06/2022

15.06.22 - The children enjoyed making their Father's Day cards.

16.06.22 - Creating a lion's mane using paint and a fork

09.06.22 - We have been mark making snakes with green paint and making our own paper plate spiral snakes.

07.06.22 The children enjoyed making Butterfly cakes this afternoon.

26.05.22 - We loved our Royal parade today with Throston school to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee! Our children looked brilliant as the red arrows!

25.05.22 - A small group of children from Throston school visited our class this afternoon. Together we have made multi-textural queen stamps, union jack biscuits and two large flags for our jubilee parade tomorrow.

25.05.22 - A few of our children went up to Throston school this morning to work with the Year 4 children. We painted our hands to make a large material flag and we coloured in some small Union Jack flags too.

24.05.22 - TimbaDash Theatre visited our school today. We loved their performance of the : 'Queen's Jubilee Party'!

AMBER TRUST - The children loved Ashleigh's music session today, thank you Jude for sharing it with us! (May 2022)


05.05.22 - Maths - Exploring 2D shapes

05.05.22 - Sensory Tray - Can the children reach out and find the three pigs in the mud using their hands and fingers? Can the children mark make in the mud? Do they notice the marks they make?

03.05.22 In cookery today, we have been making a marble cake which is a swirly mixture of vanilla and chocolate cake mix.

03.05.22 Our teacher loved reading our 'What did you do at the weekend?' books this morning! All the children have had a fantastic weekend, visiting places, attractions, cafes and family. Jude brought our class some toys from his visit to the Sea Life Centre.

28.04.22 The children have been creating a multi-textural collage of a pig.

27.04.22 We all enjoyed Mike's music lesson this morning!

26.05.22 - The children enjoyed exploring and chopping all the ingredients needed to make 'Butternut Squash' soup. Our soup was delicious!

Summer Planning Overview 2022 - Our whole school topic is 'Home and Away'.

07.04.22 - Exploring and tasting chocolate Easter eggs!

07.04.22 - The children worked really hard, moving their arms and fingers to find the easter eggs in the different sensory trays!

The children decorated the Easter eggs using different coloured tissue paper.

06.04.22 The children have been making their own 'Bunny Ears' after listening to the story of 'The Rabbit who Saved Easter'.

05.04.22 - Today we enjoyed baking Easter rabbit shortbread in cookery.

04.04.22 The children have enjoyed making their Easter cards today. Creating their very own Easter bunny and carrot using their own footprints.

On Friday 01.04.22 Junior received 'THE WONDERFUL AWARD' for his brilliant speaking and singing this week. Well done Junior!

01.04.22 THE WEATHER: The children explored the icy, cold snow today!

31.03.22 The children enjoyed listening to the Easter Story today. We had lots of fun dressing up as Jesus and the soldiers!

Our Mothers Day Assembly

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30.03.22 All our children were fantastic this morning during their class assembly! Well done Lions and Cubs!

COMPUTING: Our children enjoying working on our eye gaze machine (March 2022)

23.03.22 This afternoon, the children in Lions and Pangolin Class have been making heart prints using their hands for their mams for Mother's Day!

24.03.22 - Today we enjoyed a visit from Maisie the therapy dog.

23.03.22 The children enjoyed having a walk to their local community park this morning. With adult support, they explored all the different kinds of spring flowers.

Red Nose Day 18/03/22

Soft Play - Physical Development

Looking for Mother's Day gifts and buying plant pots.

12.03.22 Eppy has been doing some fantastic school work with her mam at home this week. Well done Eppy!

The children enjoyed exploring the interactive floor mat (10/03/22)

Lions and cubs have enjoyed practising their early mark making skills today (07.03.22)

We all loved getting dressed up for 'World Book Day'.

This week our children have enjoyed making Valentines Day Jars (16/02/22).

Today our children enjoyed making Valentines Day cards! (14/09/2022)

Dress to express day! (11/02/2022)

Safer Internet Day - 08.02.22 The children enjoyed listening to the story of: 'Digi-duck and the Magic Castle'. The children created a collage of the different characters in the story. We discussed that we should always keep our personal passwords to ourselves and not share them with our friends.

Lion Class made love heart biscuits and shared them with parents/Carers! 9/02/2022

As part of mental health awareness week, we enjoyed the sensory "The ugly Duckling" 9/02/2022

We had fun making our Tiger plates! 3/02/2022

We picked our own paint colours and then we used our hands to paint the Chinese Lantern's. 03/02/2022

Our children enjoyed continuing to stretch their bodies in their standers following physiotherapy activities (24/01/22).

Early mark-making skills (24/01/22).