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As part of All Saints Autism Awareness Week our pupils have been learning all about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As a school we want to ensure that our pupils develop their understanding of Autism and appreciate that everyone is unique.
This week the children have taken part in ASD awareness sessions, have participated in an own clothes day to fund raise for the National Autistic Society as well as releasing balloons carrying messages of how we can support people with ASD in our schools.
We eagerly await a response from the public to see how far our Autism awareness messages have spread.
Here are some of the messages we sent into world:
We would like to say a big thank you to parents/ guardians who have supported the school with fundraising this week!
The total raised from own clothes day and parental donations was a staggering £228.54. A cheque for this amount will now be sent to the National Autistic Society so that they can continue to support families across the country.
The Mini- Hub group have had a fantastic day at the Ice Cream Farm today which was made even more special when they were reunited with the children on the Llandudno residential trip.
The children in the Mini- Hub have had the opportunity to visit the fabulous Honeycomb Canyon (sand and water area), Daisy,s Garden (outdoor play), Fun Factory (soft play area) as well as operating their own JCB digger in the Scoop area.
Here are some photographs we would like to share with you from our trip:
After a peaceful nights sleep last night, the children have had another fun filled day making their own candles for their loved ones and visiting the Ice Cream Farm.
Here are some photographs of today’s adventures:
This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine 🙂
Honeycomb Canyon – a sensory experience!
Parents/ Guardians please note that you will need to collect your child from school at 12 midday tomorrow – Thursday 24th March.
We have arrived safely in Llandudno and all of the children are smiling from ear to ear!
The children had a fabulous time in Velocity and have explored the beach and surrounding area 🙂
Below are some pictures of our trip so far:
Velocity Trampoline Park
North Shore Beach
Day 2 – Itinerary
1. Candle Making Workshop
2. Visit to the Ice Cream Farm
3. Exploring Llandudno Pier and Promenade
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
Within the Learning Hub we recognise the importance of sensory stimuli for our children and host weekly sensory exploration sessions. The purpose of this blog is not only to keep you the parents updated on your child’s progress but also to share ideas that can be used at home. We hope you find this useful!
For more ideas on sensory activities to do at home please click on the link below: https://uk.pinterest.com/JeweledRose/kids-sensory-activities/
Week 1 – Perfect Pasta
During this session the children explored their sense of touch and as you can see they enjoyed every minute of their session.
The recipe for this activity can be found by clicking the following link Sensory-Activity-Cards
In the Learning Hub the children are invited to take part in child to child massage. The children have learnt a series of short routines that can be given on the hand or the back and head. Pupils choose, daily, whether they wish to take part in the massage.
The benefits of child to child massage are:
- Improved concentration.
- Helps to reduce stress, anxiety and promotes emotional health and well being.
- It teaches children to respect one another and leads to social inclusion.
- It helps children to recognise ‘good’ and ‘bad’ touch.
- Helps to improve gross motor skills
- Encourages visualisation and kinaesthetic learning
- Improved co-operation as pupils work in pairs
- Assists creating a calm environment which benefits both children and adults.
Gross Motor Skills are one of most essential parts of a child’s development. Sports activities are an excellent way not only to get children moving and promote a healthy lifestyle but also to develop a child’s gross motor skills.
The children who attend the Learning Hub have been taking part in a series of sports orientated activities to improve their gross motor skills and have fun whilst doing so. During this half term the children have been focusing on improving their Hand Eye Coordination as well as having fun, fun,fun!
Life Skills: Food Preparation
This week the children in the Learning Hub have been making friendship cookies using fair trade chocolate. The children prepared the cookies in a safe and hygienic manner, measuring their ingredients with improved accuracy.
Here are some pictures of the session: