Merry Christmas!

As part of our christmas activities the children have been learning a range of christmas song to play on the keyboard. Please enjoy the videos below and have a fantastic christmas love from everyone in Class 8 xx



About our Class:
Class 8 caters for children between the ages of 6 to 11 years old with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.  All children in Class 8 have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and they all have a personal education and behaviour plan tailored to their individual needs, the national curriculum is adapted to suit the need of the learners within the resource base. All children have individual targets which are discussed three times a day for which they receive incentives if they are achieved. Many reward systems are used to promote positive behaviour and involvement in activities with many de-escalation strategies in place to alleviate possible triggers. The children are encouraged to integrate into the mainstream classes whenever and wherever possible.​
There are 7 children who have access to the resource base, all spending variable amounts of time within it.

Pupils are evaluated through the PIVATS programme and progress is closely monitored. National curriculum expectations are followed but may be differentiated according to their individual needs. The children who work within the mainstream are also evaluated through school national standard evaluation books, assessments and tests.

The children have access to all aspects of school life, including assemblies, games, special events and outside trips.

There is close contact between the school and parents/guardians with diaries sent home daily concerning behaviour and academic tasks.
Further information can be found on the school's 'local offer' regarding all aspects of the resource base which can be located here or from our home page.





Local Offer


Dougie is our school dog!  He comes to school every day with Mr Mellor and stays in our classroom.

Since Dougie was 8 weeks old he has been coming to school every day.  He is now 7 years old!

Dougie loves coming to school.  He loves interacting with people and he loves being around children.

We believe the children in school benefit from having a school pet by developing a greater understanding of responsibility and empathy.

Dougie has helped many children through difficult times and he continues to be a valuable part of our school and class.  He is a great listener and he is able to give confidence to children when they may be struggling with reading or sharing their feelings.


Click the links below for more information on School dogs.

Every school 'needs dog as stress-buster'

Important Information for Schools- Dogs Trust

This is Dougie

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Outdoor Learning Area
The children in Mr. Mellor's class frequently have the opportunity to develop their personal, social and emotional skills through the outdoor environment. There are a wide range of activities accessible to all children. Such activities include den building, adventure games and co-operative games. The children enjoy the time that they spend outdoors and this gives them the opportunity to express their imagination and gives the children autonomy over their own learning.


Relaxation Room
In the relaxation room the children in Mr. Mellor's class have the opportunity to access range of interactive educational games and programs. During the activities in the 'relaxation room' the children can develop their ICT skills whilst completing interactive activities on numeracy and literacy and other core Subjects. The children enjoy working in the relaxation room independently and with their peers.  The children also have to opportunity to use mindefulness meditation programs to develop their understanding and management of emotions. 


Developing Through Music

The children in Mr. Mellor's class have the opportunity to develop their personal, social and emotional skills through active participation in stimulating music activities.  All children in the resource base are provided with the opportunity to take part in musical activities such as an introduction to keyboard skills, introduction to guitar, composition work and expressive music. 

Access to musical activities, supports our children who sometimes find it difficult to express themselves in other social, day to day situations and can be used as a tool which allows the children to develop their confidence, self-esteem and take charge of their emotions. 

In our class, we also use music to make cross-curricular connections with:  Numeracy - counting and keeping the beat. Literacy - composition. Geography - Music from around the world



We encourage and promote regular exercise.  We hope our children learn the importance of exercising for a lifetime. 

Regular exercise helps to maintain a healthy body and healthy mind.  It is a positive alternative to watching television, playing on phones, tablets and computers.  

Exercise can be confidence builders that can help children discover new talents and interests.   Sport can be an excellent tool to develop discipline and the understanding of commitment.  Overcoming challenging situations is an important life skill that can be developed through sport.  

Exercise can ease stress, tension and anxiety.  Many children struggle to manage their feelings and physical activity is an excellent way to help deal with unwanted and negative thoughts.   Through sport we encourage cooperation and leadership skills. 

The social aspect of participating in sport is important to children along with developing an ability to be a good loser and winner.   Some children struggle with communication and cooperative games develop this skill.

We always encourage physical activity and we include it across our curriculum at any opportunity. 


DAILY HOME SCHOOL LESSONS: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 MATHS GAMES: https://nrich.maths.org/9084

LITERACY, SPELLING AND MATHS: https://www.literacyshed.com/

GEOGRAPHY AND SCIENCE:  https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

KS1 AND KS2 GAMES AND LEARNING RESOURCES: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

BBC BITESIZE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

CURRICULUM RESOURCES: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/index.html

PURPLE MASH: http://purplemash.com/site/guestlogin/id/56095306c768a

CURRICULUM RESOURCES:  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/


The Code of Practice provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures
relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations
and applies to England. It relates to children and young people with special
educational needs (SEN) and disabled children and young people.




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