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 two teaching assistants who support us throughout the school day.
We follow a multi sensory approach to the curriculum, and 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 help us 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 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.
Individual Education Plan(IEP’s)
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. 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 cookery ingredients that we use each week, and snack.
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.
Swimming sessions take place on Thursday, on a rota basis. Please send in swimwear weekly, and ensure that your child has swimwear with a built-in incontinence panel, or brings a swim nappy each week.
Rebound Therapy is on a rota basis. This takes place each Tuesday morning.
All pupils have the opportunity, to participate in an enterprise activity during the year. Enterprise supports children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context.
Spring Term 2020
Happy New Year and welcome back to school.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for over the Spring Term, including;
Chinese New Year
World Book Day
National Science Week
We are looking forward to lots of fun and learning
Autumn Term 2019
A big welcome back to our Foxes pupils and a big friendly welcome to our new pupils starting school.
Please take a look at our class page and all the exciting things we are learning this term.
Welcome to Autumn Term 2019 in class Foxes. We have a busy term ahead of us with lots of new and exciting things in store.
Our topic for this term is 'Autumn'
In Literacy we will be exploring box book fiction and sensory stories, Titles include 'Desmond' and 'Elmer'
In Mathematics, we will be exploring number, shape, space and measure. Through number songs and counting activities, sensory play and cookery activities.
In P. H. S. E. & C we will be learning about ourselves, friendship and others
In Science we will be learning about ourselves
In D.T. we will be making cakes and biscuits
In Art we will be exploring the artist Paul Klee
In P.E. we will be swimming in the school hydrotherapy pool, and participating in rebound therapy
R.E. Our class assembly this term will celebrate Autumn
We hope that you enjoy looking at the fun we have and the progress we make