On Monday 2nd March 2020 a number of adults in school took part in a Makaton Taster Training Session led by the NHS Speech and Language Team. They thoroughly enjoyed learning a wide range of Makaton signs!
This half term, Year 5 have been taking part in Lego Club with Mrs Griffen, our school SENCo. Lego is an excellent resource to support children in developing their communication and interaction skills as well as their motor skills and problem-solving skills. Each week, the children worked as part of a group of three, to construct a Lego model by following a set of pictorial instructions. Each person within the group was assigned a role: supplier, engineer or builder and the team had to communicate effectively, listen to each other, support each other and persevere to achieve the end goal.
On the parent questionnaires, completed at our recent Parent's Evening, one parent suggested we promote deaf awareness - What a great idea! National Deaf Awareness Week is w/c 4th May 2020 - look out for work going on across school around this time.
Parent support group for children with additional and special needs - click here for details of November meetings
Dyslexia Awareness Week - 7th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
On Monday 7th October 2019 Mrs Griffen delivered a Dyslexia Awareness Assembly to Years 1 - 6 as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week. Thank you to all the children for their respectful listening and thoughtful contributions.
Autism Awareness Assembly - On Monday 25th March 2019 Mrs Griffen delivered an Autism Awareness Assembly to Years 1 - 6 ahead of World Autism Awareness Week (w/c 1/04/19). Thank you to those parents that attended and thank you to Vicky Clifton, our SEND Governor, who also attended.