Congratulations to Nicky Hawkins who has successfully gained a ‘Open Awards Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner Award’.
Forest Schools takes place during the school day and Nicky would be grateful for any volunteers who would like to participate in Forest school sessions. Please contact the school office if you would like further details.
A working party day in the garden is going to be held on Sunday 28th February 10-4 if any parents or volunteers can give any time at all. It is not just for gardening but also some art work will be made. We call this a Spring tidy. Coffee and cake provided!
Triple P stands for Positive Parenting Program.
Triple P Group Stepping Stones is a behaviour management program designed for parents with children who have moderate Learning Difficulties and is delivered within a group setting.
The course aims to enhance parents abilities to be self sufficient in managing their children’s behaviour and also to promote their children’s development and independence.
The course runs over a 9 week period. 5 group sessions on, assessment and positive parenting, promoting children’s development, teaching new skills and behaviours, managing misbehaviour and parenting routines and planning ahead.
Sessions 6, 7 and 8 are telephone calls to discuss progress and reassure parents on the new skills they have learnt and are practicing within their family homes.
Session 9 brings the program to a close and hopefully sends you off feeling more confident in your decision making during tricky times and also that you have the information to go on managing your child’s behaviour consistently.
You will be given a ‘Parent’ work book and also have small homework tasks to complete after each session.
If you would like more information or to see if your child would respond well to the Triple P approach please contact Lucy Bishop through the school office.
The first group will be starting after the Easter holidays.
Lucy will be attending the ‘Parents Coffee Morning’ the first week in February to try and answer any questions and explain in slightly more detail what this course involves.
Our School is going to be on Small Talk next week (w/c 1st Feb 16) on Spirit FM – listen at 7.45am and 3.45pm on 96.6 FM, 102.3 FM or 106.6 FM where you will be able to listen to James, Brandon, Erin, Ryan and Troy who will be giving the answers to some of life’s big questions!
Parents Coffee Mornings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome and there is always homemade cake!
It is the opportunity to share information and ideas with other parents and sometimes a guest speaker will attend.
The staff always enjoy the left over cake!
Lemur class have been exploring the world as part of their new topic and they have chosen how they will get around the planet and what they will see as they travel around. Some children chose to fly around the world in a planes and Owen created a lovely iceberg scene and ensured it was jagged and rough like icebergs found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Matthew was really engaged to make an igloo from marshmallows. He carefully put on glue and stuck them on as bricks. We were learning about what houses were like in the arctic.
Yesterday we took part in the Spirit FM ‘Sleeps ’til Santa’. Each day schools from across the area sing a song about how many days until Christmas. The children practiced for many days to learn the song and also the signing. It was a very fast song, but our children kept up and did us proud. Follow the link to watch our children sing and sign. http://www.spiritfm.net/features/sleep-til-santa/
We would like to say a very big thank you to Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK) Ltd for organising the supply and replacement of all the decking around our wildlife pond. Crawford’s sent a team of tradespeople and employees to the school as part of their ‘Global Day of Service’. During the day they managed to replace all the paths around the pond with treated decking so this will ensure that we will be able to continue to use this valuable outside area for learning and general enjoyment.
As well as thanking Crawford & Co Adjusters for organising the event we would like to thank the numerous tradespeople and their companies for the materials and their time. It could not have been done without the hard work from them all.
Below is a list of companies that helped make this happen:-
Neil Trenfield & Bill Haywood Smith from Topmarx Ltd
Gary Hayes & Terry Molloy from DPS Denne Ltd
Octopus class had such a wonderful time today, using the portable sensory bubble tube for the first time!
The children loved it, and it provided a great experience to go alongside their learning of “dark” and “light”.
They found everything really easy to set up and use, and the ipad was all ready to go!
We would like to thank Lord’s Taverners for their grant which allowed us to purchase this valuable sensory resource.
We are enormously proud of our school football teams.
They represented us and showed the true values of the school. They were polite, kind, caring, showed great team work and true sportsmanship.
For the first time we had 2 teams in the semi finals and 1 even made it to the final. In a VERY tense final the boys did us proud and held to a nil nil draw right up until the last 2 minutes of the game. Sadly we lost in the end, and we congratulated the winning team.
We cannot wait until the next competition!