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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 and Emily C.

SPARKLE CURRICULUM

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 04.01.22 - Return to School - Start of the Spring Term.
  • 18.02.22 - Last Day of Term 
  • 28.02.22 - Return to School
  • 07.04.22 - Last Day of Term - Easter Holidays
  • 25.04.22 - Return to School - Start of the Summer Term
  • 27.05.22 - Break up for 1 week school holiday
  • 06.06.22 - Return to School
  • 21.07.22 - Break up for Summer Holidays

Today the children enjoyed painting underpant pictures in art (12/01/22).

Sensory story - Our children loved reading 'Aliens love underpants' and exploring a range of props (10/01/22).

The children had lots of fun making Meringue Snowmen! (05/01/22)

Happy New Year to you all. Our new whole school topic this term is: THE FUTURE

The children loved meeting Santa and his Elf! (17/12/21)

13.12.21 Our children have been busy making some fantastic Christmas treats for our Christmas Bake Off today! Take a look at them having fun, baking at home!

We all enjoyed our Christmas Dinner followed by Christmas Carols! 10/12/21

We managed to film our Christmas performance this morning. All the children were amazing!

This is "001.MOV" by jane on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Bethlehem's got talent! (07/12/21)

Lion class really enjoyed a visit from the donkey's (06/12/21)

Christmas Fayre and Christmas Jumper Day (03/12/21)

No pens Wednesday 24/11/2021

18.11.21 CHILDREN IN NEED - We loved making our own Pudsey Bear hats today.

Anti-Bullying Day (17/11/21)

DT - Making Rockets (November 2021)

The children enjoyed a trip to Asda today to look at Harvest fruit and vegetables! 10/11/21

04.11.21 - Bonfire Night: Making Firework Pictures

02.11.21 - Bonfire Night: Making Sparkler Biscuits

We loved making our Halloween cards this year! We painted the children's foot green and created a green witch!

22.10.21 - Mark Making Ghosts Using Our Hand Prints

21.10.21 The children came to school today looking fantastic in their Halloween costumes!

20.10.21 Exploring the Halloween decorations, costumes and masks in the shops.

We love visiting the Hydrotherapy pool at High Tunstall School.

14.10.21 - This afternoon Lions and Cubs loved working in groups with Pangolins to complete Autumnal, sensory activities. We used Autumn leaves to make squirrels and enjoyed finger fainting Autumn trees.

13.10.21 - We have found acorns and conkers in the park today!

We have been reading the story called: 'Elmer and the Rainbow'. The children have been painting their own rainbows.

Meeting Masie! The children loved seeing the PAT dog for the first time today! The children gently stroked her and she was so relaxed she fell asleep in our class!

(07.10.21) S.P.R.I.N.G - KEEPING SAFE We have been discussing the importance of wearing our high vis vests today. We have also been discussing bullying. What is bullying? What's nice and not so nice to do to others and how we keep ourselves safe from bullies.

The children enjoyed exploring all the different ingredients to make apple and cinnamon muffins! They also pressed the switch to activate the mixer (06/10/21)

29.09.21 - WARD JACKSON PARK - We had a lovely walk around the park - looking for signs of Autumn

Making Elephant Shaped Shortbread (28/09/21)

24.09.21 - We have been sponge painting Elmer today using lots of different coloured paints.

20.09.21 - The children enjoyed helping Elmer, roll around in the purple berries.

20.09.21 Can the children find Elmer in the sensory tray?

16.09.21 The children painted an elephant each using their hands and fingers.

15.09.21 - The children enjoyed exploring all the different ingredients to make fairy cakes. Our cakes tasted delicious!

14.09.21 Our children loved our new sensory story called 'Elmer'. They happily explored all the characters in the story. The children got dressed up as a colourful elephant - just like Elmer!

13.09.21 - Our children are so happy to be back to school - Here are some photos of our new classroom areas.

Our whole school topic this term is 'Colour'.

07.09.21 - Lord Teddington, the builders and all the staff worked extremely hard finishing off the final touches to our new classrooms last week. It is starting to look amazing!

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