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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.


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.



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 Spring half term, we are looking at:

  • Looking at events in Literacy, revisiting some phonics and creating an in terest in books
  • In numeracy - Financial responsibility and money, shape and patterns
  • Science - Plants
  • PSHE - Finances and financial responsibility
  • Computing - During Leisure learning clubs some of us have been learning about how to search the internet safely and we have been practising using our new tool - 'Purple Mash'.
  • Leisure and recreation - team sports
  • Creativity - Artefacts

Work related learning / Enterprise


As park of supporting young people to develop their skills, your child will take part in work related learning experiences.  This half term your child is taking part in a healthy juice and smoothie making enterprise, they will be utilising skills such as:


  • Shopping
  • Money handling
  • learning about healthy foods
  • health and safety
  • peeling and cutting fruit and vegetables
  • using a nutri-bullet
  • Selling
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy

They also learn about the importance of attendance and time keeping and socialising with colleagues during break times. They really enjoy our World of Work day every week.

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


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.

Leisure and Recreation - Kirkstone Shops

Noah and The Whale - 5 Years Time

This is the song 'Helvellyn and the whale' will be practising and playing in a few weeks time. We would be grateful if you could play this at home to familiarise your child with the song and help them to practise playing their instrument. Thanks, Lee :)

Japan - National Geographic Traveler

Home to the world's leargest urban metropols, rugged wilderness, and a culture steeped in ancient tradition, Japan is a travelers dream.

Literacy - Japan

As part of Literacy, our new topic is all about Japan.


If you would like to read our powerpoint with us to help us remember some simple facts such as the capital of Japan (Tokyo), or food they eat in Japan (Sushi).


Lee will add more powerpoints, links to videos and worksheets for us to practice at home.


If you have any questions, please write Lee a message in the home/school diary or give him a call.



Helvellyn :)

Helvellyn and the Whale

Technology - Preparing our natural dye

A Dark Dark Tale

Halloween 2016


What a fun filled and spooky day we had today. Our literacy lesson was based on the spooky story 'A Dark Dark Tale' and we measured ingredients during numeracy and counted out our cake cases. We made some scarily tasty cakes and decorated them with icing.


This afternoon we played duck apple and performed an operation on our skeleton by digging through his guts to find things.


It was great and we all had a good day!


Happy Halloween!