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Scafell Class

Welcome to our Post 16 Class    

 

Scafell class is a class for pupils with Multiple Sensory Impairment (MSI) . We are taught by a qualified Teacher for visual impairment (QTVI)  and teaching assistantss who support us throughout the school day. We follow a multi sensory curriculum and use specialist equipment to help us understand the world around us.

 

Our Targets are taken from Quest for learning which takes a holistic view of learners by; focusing on how they learn acknowledging their different abilities and achievements and taking into account of learners preferred sensory and learning channels and their way of processing information; focusing on early communication. cognitive and sensory skills that are the foundation of all future learning.

We follow ASDAN Modules including; New Horizons, transition challenge and Towards independence modules.

 

In Scafell class we follow a multi sensory curriculum and use our senses to engage and experience learning and the world around us. Daily signifiers are used to give us a better understanding of daily routines including daily; smell, sound and sensory colour bag. We use Moon related to; phonics (read, write, Inc letters), topic related words and the names of people around us!. We also also use communication aids, link switches and specialist ICT equipment to access learning and respond to the world around us.

 

Mobility and orientation is important to us and we all follow a mobility and orientation route around school using sensory cues and markers to help us better understand our surroundings.

 

We regularly access the Hydrotherapy pool and take part in; rebound therapy, reflexology and regular light and dark room sessions to encourage our vision and engagement.

 

Please take a look at our class page and all the exciting things we are learning this term!

 

Autumn Term

This half term we will be focusing our learning on:

 

Literacy- Letters and Postcards

Numeracy- Maths in every day life

Science- Industry and Population

Technology- Food Groups

Foreign Cultures- UK Culture: Language and dialiects

Creativity- popular Music

Humanities- Local Events

PSHE- Planning and making a meal

Vacation Studies- Investigating a work production line.

 

General Information

 

Home School Diaries

We ask parents and carers to return the home school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.

 

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.

 

Reading Books

All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.

 

Homework

Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.

 

Class Funds

We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.

 

P.E

P.E sessions take place on a Wednesday afternoon and we will be wrapping up warm and going out for walks into the RAP park and around the school grounds.

Rebound Theraphy is taking place on a Tuesday with Nicola and Physiotheraphy input. (Please ensure consent letters are returned to school).

Swimming sessions take place on a Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning with Andrea. 

Please ensure a swimming costume and towel are sent in and any swimming aids your child may need.

 

 

Cookery

We do cookery on a Monday afternoon, every other half term. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.

 

Enterprise

All pupils in the class take part in an enterprise activity each week/half term/term.   Enterprise support children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context.

 

 

Literacy - Letters and postcards

We worked as a team to write a letter and make a card for our friend.

Numeracy - Maths in every day life

In our numeracy sessions we have been using all of our senses to explore lots of money. We love the sound of it jingling in the bag and we even bought some cake off our teacher Chantelle and ate it!

Enterprize - Making and selling overnight oats

We have really enjoyed going around school to ask staff if they would like to order our famous overnight oats. We then make them during our cookery sessions on a Thursday, and deliver them on Friday. We have had so many amazing reviews and staff love our service with a smile!

PSHE - Planning and making a meal

We have been planning to make baked potatoes and deciding which toppings we would like to put with them. We have been using the microwave, the oven, washing and peeling the potatoes and best of all... Tasting them!

Towards Independence - Sensory Baking

During our Friday sensory baking sessions with Andrea, we have been loving making a mess and lots of noise with all of the baking ingredients and equipment.

Towards Independence - Creaning

We have been learning to do some household chores such as washing and drying the dishes, dusting, cleaning and the laundry! We're experts now and have promised we will start helping out at home...

Foreign Cultures - UK Culture: Language and dialects

We have learnt a lot about different European cultures and we presented our knowledge during our class assembly in front of the whole secondary and 16+!
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