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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.



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.



Foxes participate in cookery throughout the year.

Please let us know if your child has any food allergies


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.



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

Welcome to Summer Term 2018. We trust that you have all had a happy Easter and enjoyed the Spring Break.

We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for this term


Our focus stories this term are: The Band Performance and The Pirate Adventure


We continue our work on Number, Geometry and Measurement. Through number rhymes, group activities and individual work.


The topic this term is 'Sound'


Our focus this term is on 'Friends'.


Making things work on the computer and with switches.


Our class assembly will be on World Oceans Day.

DT: Cookery

This term we will be focusing healthy foods, including fruit salads and smmoothies


Scones are back: We will be making Jam Scones, which we sell to staff around school


Our focus will be group and team games. Activities will include bocccia, skittles and parachutes Games.

Remember to look out for the date of Sports Day...always a very competitive event!

Swimming and Rebound Therapy will continue to take place on a rota basis.


Artist of the Month. Picasso is the focus artist for April/May


Literacy: The Band Performance Rehersal. Students were given the opportunity to explore various musical instruments whilst listening to the Box Book story.

Literacy: Class outing to the Netherton local Library to partipate in shared reading. Students had fun exploring the different sensory elements of the Aladdin Box Book.

Art: Artist of the Month - Picasso. Students explored different materials, textures and used their own portrait photographs to create their own version of one of his most famous paintings - "The Weeping Woman". Foxes class even won the Primary entry for Artist of the Month Competition too!

Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding Party: Foxes class participated in a whole school event in celebrating the wedding of the year, by making food and dressing up in Union Flag hats..

DT: Cookery- making fruit salad

P.E. Parachute games

P.E. Skittles

ICT: Making things work on the computer and with switches

Welcome to Spring Term 2018. We hope that you have had a very happy Christmas and wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

This is our shortest term, but one that is action packed with lots of festivals, celebrations and activities.

In Literacy we will be exploring box book fiction and sensory stories, Starting with 'Maria's ball'. In our Phonics lessons we will explore the letters K U B F E

In Mathematics, we will be exploring number, shape, space and measure. We will be participating in the NSPCC Number Day, having fun learning, whilst raising money for charity.

D.T: Cookery- we will be making a variety of cakes and biscuits.

In Science we will be exploring living things: Plants

In P. H. S. E. & C we will continue our work on  learning about ourselves, friendship and others, and participate in charity fundraising events.

In Art our focus will be on Chinese New Year.

In Music we will be working with Mr Redwood (Specialist Music Teacher) Term 2

In P.E. we will participate in individual and group activities, on ball skills and parachute games

R.E: Festivals and Celebrations will include Chinese New Year- The Year of the Dog, Shrove Tuesday, Valentines Day, Easter and Mother's Day

We hope that you enjoy looking at our work over the Spring Term


Easter Activities: Egg rolling and Easter Bonnet making.

Science Week; Foxes Fantastic Flying Machines

1st Snow of the Year

RE & D.T Shrove Tuesday- Pancakes

Art- Chinese New Year - Red Fans and Frames

Art- Chinese New Year Blossom Print Lanterns


Welcome to Autumn Term 2017 in class Foxes. We have a busy term ahead of us with lots of new and exciting things in store.

In Literacy we will be exploring box book fiction and sensory stories, Titles include ' Gran's Visit' and '3 Billy goats Gruff' and  'A Christmas Story'.

In Mathematics, we will be exploring number, shape, space and measure. Through number songs and counting activities, sensory play and cookery activities.

In Science we will be exploring properties of materials: Hot and Cold & Hard and Soft.

In P. H. S. E. & C we will be learning about ourselves, friendship and others

In Art we will be learning about the primary colours and mixing colours

In Music we will be exploring different instruments and the sounds they make

In P.E. we will be embarking on weekly rebound therapy and swimming in the school hydrotherapy pool

We hope that you enjoy looking at the fun we have and the progress we make

ART: Exploring the Primary colours, Red, Yellow, Blue and mixing them together to form the Secondary colours, Orange, Purple and Green.

MUSIC: Exploring various instruments to accompany our Billy Goats Gruff story.

SCIENCE: Exploring all things Hot and Cold, with ice and hot water bottles.

COOKERY: Using our senses to make some yummy cakes.

P.E: Having fun bouncing on the trampoline during Rebound Therapy.

P.E: Having lots of fun splashing the staff during our swimming sessions.

HALLOWEEN: Foxes class had LOTS of fun during our sensory activities, feeling and smelling the pumpkin flesh and seeds, exploring the orange lights, rustling amongst the leaves, scaring the staff with our spooky masks and feeling how heavy our pumpkin was!

PLAYTIME: Spending time in our sensory area, playing in our new class equipment and exploring different sensory activities.

RE: FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: Foxes class participated in many activities throughout the day, making Christingles and celebrating the different religions from around the World. Favourites of ours, was dancing along to the Chinese music with scarves and fans and exploring meditation using our senses.

CHRISTMAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Our little foxes had USA as our country. We cooked hot dogs and pancakes with syrup for the other classes to have a taste. We also visited other tables to see what they had to offer.

CHRISTMAS: Foxes class enjoyed dressing up, participating in a themed box book activity all about the story of Christmas, creating art work for our class calendar, producing items to sell as part of our enterprise for Christmas, taking part in the school nativity play and making a big old mess with shredded paper for our Snowmen.