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Welcome to Hedgehogs!

Hedgehogs class is a class of 6 pupils and 3 staff. 

We follow a multi sensory approach to the curriculum, and use specialised equipment to help us understand the world around us. We use ASC friendly strategies such as Colourful Semantics, Social Stories, TEACCH and Attention Autism to enrich and support the teaching of our Curriculum. 

In Hedgehogs class we use total communication strategies including: 

  • Objects cues and objects of reference
  • Sign, pictures, PECs, symbols and real objects
  • Communication aids, and technology help us to access learning and respond to the world around us.

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.

(Jo, Class Teacher) 

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

This plan sets out the educational targets that your child is working on for the term. 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. Reading books are not currently being sent home due to Covid. 

Homework

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.

Class Funds

We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to the cookery ingredients that we use each week, and snack.

 
Cookery

Hedgehogs participate in cookery throughout the year. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies. 

P.E.

P .E. sessions take place each week.  

Please send in swimwear weekly, and ensure that your child has suitable swimwear  with continence protection if needed.

Enterprise

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.

Welcome to Hedgehogs!  

                                        Picture of Animal or mountain, river in left hand corner      

 

 

First Paragraph – update each half term

Curriculum

This half term, we have been.. 

Include brief description of learning in English and Maths and other themes/ topics. (make sure you talk about the children or young person’s  learning and include  5 Photographs showing pupils learning and interacting)

 

Information on your topics in the following paragraphs will need to be updated either every half term or term, depending on when the topics change.

 

P.E.

.E. sessions take place each ... Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Swimming sessions take place on ...  Horse riding sessions take place each...

Our topics this term will include ...  ball skills ? tennis?  and athletics?  - add your topics for the half term or term (make sure you talk about the children or young person’s  learning and include  5 Photographs showing pupils learning and interacting)

Cookery

We do cookery every ...   Please let us know if your child has any food allergies- add your topics for the half term or term (make sure you talk about the children or young person’s  learning and include  5 Photographs showing pupils learning and interacting)

 

Work Related Learning – add if appropriate

As park of supporting young people to develop their skills, your child will take part in work related learning experiences.  This term your child is going to Bridge Inn Farm to do... - add your topics for the half term or term (make sure you talk about the children or young person’s  learning and include  5 Photographs showing pupils learning and interacting)

Community visits– add if appropriate

Current Statement

As part of our RE (add curriculum area)  topic... we going on a number of visits to .. - add your topics for the half term or term

(make sure you talk about the children or young person’s  learning and include  5 Photographs showing pupils learning and interacting)

 

Enterpise

All pupils in the class take part in an enterpise activity each week/ half term/ 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... - add your topics for the half term or term (make sure you talk about the children or young person’s  learning and include  5 Photographs showing pupils learning and interacting)

 

 

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

(As we are not sending reading books home at the moment due to COVID then some links and ideas to promote reading at 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.

Homework

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.

Home Learning / Blended Learning

(This is not an exhustive list and some parts will need to be updated each half term)

Please upload class songs, activities for children to do, work to be printed off and links to other online sites such as Top Marks, etc

Please make sure that there is English and Maths activities/ sensory stories, etc

School Songs (I think Clodagh has recorded these and added them to her folder on the shared drive)

Visual support for activties (if needed)

Routine Cues

Learning activties that pupils are doing in school or would have been doing.

Books – links to ebooks as well as some read ones on video (doesn’t have to be your face!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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