This week in Seahorse class we have been looking a the part of the Creation story where God makes the trees and plants. We all went for a walk to the florists and to the Co-op to look at, smell, touch and explore, but most importantly buy some flowers. We then used the flowers to make prints onto paper using paint. We also used the salad spinner to put paint in and spin it to make flower patterns. The children loved the sound of the salad spinner. We also had messy sensory with the same theme we had Jelly as grass, frozen mint leaves so Mashrafi and Aaron could use their symbols to say whether it was hot or cold and the other children could feel the difference in temperature. We had hot Weetabix for mud and chocolate spread for mud and soil. The children loved it especially the Weetabix going ‘Splat’ onto the table!
Parrot class had a visit from the Dental Hygienist. All of the children enjoyed exploring the large teeth and practising brushing with their very own new toothbrushes.
The Chanctonbury Community Playscheme is a 4 week full of fun playscheme run every year in the summer holidays for young people 5 to 19 years old who have a Statement of Educational Needs. Through structured play, activities and trips the scheme provides a high quality, stimulating and creative environment. Activities are matched to the children’s needs and range from wheelchair boat trips to dance workshops and from themed weeks to visits to the funfair. All application forms go out the 1st week of February, places go quick so if you would like a space please contact Hannah to put you on our mailing list ready.
Please contact Hannah Mackrell CCPS Organiser on 07455 131462
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/