oxes 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).
Foxes class are taught by a qualified Teacher for Multi Sensory Impairment (QTMSI) and three teaching assistants.
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 the EYFS developmental framework and B-squared Engagement Steps 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.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions at present we are unable to access swimming.
Swimming sessions take place on a rota basis, weekly. 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.
Please let us know if your child has any food allergies
Our Topic this term is: Health Eating
Due to Covis 19 restrictions, at present we are not participating in Community Based Visits.
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 Chrsitmas decorations and novelty items.
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.
We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to sensory items, for your child to feel and explore, taste and smell.
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.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories. As we are not sending reading books home at the moment due to COVID- here are some links and ideas to promote reading at home:
Home Learning / Blended Learning
English and Maths activities:
Visual support for activities/ Routine Cues
Books – links to e-books as well as some read ones on video
You tube can also be a good source of people reading stories online.
Type in the book title on the you tube search bar to find story
Some stories to explore:
Rainbow fish to the rescue
Tanka Tanka Skunk
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We've had lots of fun preparing for Halloween.
We decorated our classroom, played duck apple, made apple print pictures, made mini pumpkins from tangerines and carved our class pumpkin.
Happy Halloween everyone
Over the Rainbow 2020
On our return to school in September, we participated in different wellbeing activities as part of our over the rainbow month.
Activities included making stress balloon toys, the story 'Rainbow fish to the Rescue', making our own rainbow fish display, and our food rainbow.
Lots of Icky Sticky, Gooey fun was had by all.
Mental Health Awareness Day 2020
As part of Mental Health Awareness Day, we decorated letters with yellow collage to display in the school hall.
We dressed in yellow, and created a yellow photo-booth in our class