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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
HOME SCHOOL RESOURCES AND WORK
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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