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General Information

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 me. Please send in £2.00 per week class funds with your child, this helps to cover the costs of daily drinks and snacks and cookery ingredients.

 

Individual Education Plan(IEP's)

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 bring a reading book home. 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. Your child may also be set some homework tasks based online using a site called 'Purple Mash'.

This Autumn half term, some of the things we are looking at:

  • Literacy - letters and postcards, Poetry and Magazines and Newspapers
  • Numeracy - Measurement and volume, shopping and maps and travel 
  • Science - Industry and pollution
  • PSHE - Personal care and presentation
  • Daily living skills
  • World of Work
  • Leisure and recreation - Gym / exercise actiities

 

Community Visits

 

As part of Leisure and Recreation and ASDAN we will be going on a number of visits out of school, including:

 

  • Kirkstone shops
  • Balls Wood Park
  • Scrummies Cafe
  • The Vue cinema
  • Marian Square Shops
  • Local Supermarkets
  • Museums
  • Local farm

 

Your child will be learning how to access these places and giving them life skills that they can continue to practise in school or at home. They will also be following targets set by the teacher to ensure they can gain modules for ASDAN accreditation.

 

Literacy - Posting our post cards

As part of our Literacy topic (letters and postcards) pupils picked their favorite part of the school to have their pictures taken.

They gave reasons / chose reasons why this was their favorite part of the school and then used the Computer room to write these out, print them and cut and stick them onto their postcard.

 

After this we added home address and went to the post office in Melling and bought some stamps and posted our post cards home. All pupils enjoyed this topic and worked really hard.

 

Well done Helvellyn!!

Numeracy - Measuring and Volume

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