Welcome to our Secondary PMLD class
Scafell class is a class for pupils with Multiple Sensory Impairment (MSI). Our teacher's name is Peter and we have teaching assistants who support us throughout the school day called, Maria, Pauline, Jenny, Paula, Wendy, Lorraine and Lyndsey.
We follow a multi-sensory curriculum and use specialist equipment to help us understand the world around us.
We have 11 children in our class and they all work very hard in school.
Our Targets are taken from B Squared learning targets 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 2 2019
This term we will be focusing our learning on;
Literacy- Sensory Story - In The Woods .
Numeracy- Cookery linked to foods and shapes/ numeracy week
Sensory / Number rhymes/ Number games
Creativity – Artist of the month Kandinsky
Science – Gardening
Daily Living Skills – Social activities - Our Local Community
Sensory visits , Croxteth Park, RAP, Shopping in the community (Mini Bus)
PSHE – ASDAN Modules and Accreditation
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.
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.
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.
We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.
P.E sessions take place around the school grounds, we will be wrapping up warm and going out for walks into the RAP park and around the school grounds.
Rebound/Movement to music
Swimming sessions take place on a Tuesday Morning.
Please ensure a swimming costume, and towel are sent in and any swimming aids your child may need.
Rebound Therapy is taking place on a Thursday with Peter and Physiotherapy input. (Please ensure consent letters are returned to school).
We do cookery on a Monday afternoon, every other half term. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.
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