Also on Tuesday we hosted a visit from colleagues who work at Ashfield Academy in Leicester they were here to look at our employability provision and met with Louise G, Gail from Oakwood and Sue W. I believe Queen Victoria has made an appearance in Neptune and Saturn. I have seen some lovely moments with our pupils helping people new to the school or their class and some good new friendships growing.
Have a good half term and we look forward to welcoming the children and young people back on Monday 19 February. Kieran W and Elizabeth were very motivated by the workshop.
I have had the pleasure of observing some super lessons this week including a sensory story in Lemurs class. All has gone well and they have demonstrated excellent team work and skills in navigation even when they went wrong they found a way back.
As many of you know last term some of our Key Stage 3 pupils took part in the Shakespeare for Schools Festival and we have had our official feedback which is really good to read see later in the newsletter a great achievement for them all.
Pupils new to the school have settled in well and it has been good to see them so confident around the primary sites. I have seen Key Stage 2 pupils experiencing childhood in Victorian times - Venus class side room became a dark, sooty, smelly chimney - the children came out full of exclamations using some wonderful vocabulary.
Have a good weekend. Reading comprehension is often a concern for the teachers of students with autism. I have also seen some lovely work from our other pupils this week from some excellent communication work between Purno and staff to jokes between Chloe and Matthew to Mollie using a bubble wrap sock to make some lovely art work.
Next week is moving on week for our older students with lots of activities around life after school work and leisure and I hope you join us for the moving on event on Wednesday 5 July.
Jeffrey will continue to be a member of the Governing Body, but we would like to express our sincere thanks to him for the many years of passionate leader-ship as the Chair. The young people have been amazing. Many of you have already downloaded our new School Communication App which will let us send you texts and messages direct to your phones.
Click on the link below to download your free worksheet. We have heard about lots of cooperation between the pupils and about how much they have challenged themselves to complete some of the adventurous activities as well as making their own pizzas. This week I have seen lots more super work.
This week there has been lots of hard work as usual I hope you all have a good weekend and please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any queries.
Others may know the words but be unable to answer questions when directly asked to do so. This week it has been great to hear about the escapades of our pupils away at Red Ridge.
We have seen some super work throughout the week from pupils investigating crime scenes to some wonderful clay sculptures. They have been involved in den building, sensory stories in the woods and one of the favourites I am sure if you are quick with ordering they will arrive promptly.
Rhiannon working with a volunteer on kicking a ball, Mollie working on dropping and throwing different balls, Robert walking around a course and stepping over obstacles, Andie giving instructions to go through obstacles pulling a rope to go around a course and Kinjal engaged really well with a new activity after getting a head massage.
Taking our visitors over to the base at Richmond we saw some super maths happening in Neptune and Saturn. This created some hunger interest from escorts and parents at the end of the day but I heard pupils were less keen on the smell of strong French cheese.
Such variety and great problem solving from all our pupils. Hercules and Janus KS3 classes went on a farm trip this week and have written, drawn or created some lovely letters to say thank you for the visit.
They have been kayaking, rock climbing, caving, zip-wiring and some also had a trip to the beach. All have had a super time and it has been good to see the smiling but rather tired faces on their return.
They were a credit to the school well done to all.
Also this week we have had a group of our Year 8 students out on a residential trip at PGL. We also saw some super work with Sherbourne movement at upper and using the interactive sensory room at lower.
During this hot weather the alfresco dining at upper school is still proving to be popular but I am not sure this will continue as the weather changes. Please make sure we have the necessary email addresses for your family so that we can send it out each Friday This can be sent to office dorothygoodman.
The Key Stage 3 prom was a great success with pupils looking very smart and glamorous enjoying the Limo rides and the pizzas.
We have made sure all pupils have a classroom until it is finished. A teacher might have students act out parts of a textbook or a passage in a short story. At upper we have some very enthusiastic gardeners and I was very privileged to be given some beans from the garden carefully picked by Harley.
It has been a pleasure to hear their contributions about what they want in their future. You can read later down the newsletter about the students training for Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. The home of news and fun facts for kids.
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