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Welcome to the Foxes

Welcome to the Foxes

Foxes Class

 

Foxes class is a specialist class for pupils with Multiple Sensory Impairment (MSI), Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairment (MDVI) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). We are taught by a qualified Teacher for multi sensory impairment (QTMSI)  and three teaching assistants who support us throughout the school day.

 

We follow a multi sensory approach to the curriculum, use specialised 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 each individual learns

Acknowledging different abilities and achievements

Learners preferred sensory and learning channels

Individual ways of processing information

Early Communication, Cognitive and Social skills that are the foundation of all future learning.

 

In Foxes class we use total communication strategies including

Daily signifiers to provide a better understanding of daily routines including daily; smell, sound and sensory colour bag.  

Objects cues and objects of reference

Sign, pictures, symbols and real objects

Communication aids, and technology 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.

 

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

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.

 

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 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.

 

Cookery

Foxes participate in cookery throughout the year.

Please let us know if your child has any food allergies

P.E.

P .E. sessions take place each week.  Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Our P.E. this autumn term is Rebound Therapy

Swimming sessions take place on Monday morning. Please ensure your child has swimwear with a built in incontinence panel, or brings a swim nappy each week.

 

Enterpise

All pupils in the class take part in an enterpise activity each term. Enterpise supports children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context. This term we are making and selling Christmas items

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