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Newsletter No 320

Friday 22nd September 2017



Harvest Assembly/Parents Evening – Tue 10th Oct

Individual Photos – Wed 18th Oct

Half term – Mon 23rd Oct - Fri 27th Oct

Learners Return- Mon 30th Oct

Halloween Party – Tue 31st Oct


Sensory Journey

Some of our students take part in an activity in school called the “Sensory Journey”. This activity involves students experiencing different objects, smells, tastes following a theme.

Previous journeys have been around the seasons and sport. This academic year the students will take part on a journey for the whole of this term around Festivals, which links into the topic EYFS are following this term. We have developed the journey to include religious festivals so it can be linked for some students to their RE lesson, the journeys follow a sequence;

Banana song – Means the start of the session.

1st song Harvest – Experiencing texture, shape, smells of fruit and vegetables.

Jamming – Tidy up song – this is a sound cue for the students indicating the activity with these objects has ended, each student has a tidy up box, and they are encouraged to put the object into the box.

2nd Song – Harvest Samba – Smell and if applicable taste, (not all learners experience taste)

Repeat tidy up time and so on.

The other songs and experiences this term are as follows:-

Eid – Traditional musical instruments Indian ankle bells and Tibetan finger cymbals.

Diwali – Festival of lights – fibre optic lights, switch accessible lights.

Holi - Festival of colours – coloured scarves.

Hanukka – spinning tops (represent the Dreidal).

Christmas – silent night – massagers, switch accessible vibrating pillows, theme scented creams ie: ginger bread, cinnamon etc.

The session ends with Bye Bye Love song where students are encouraged to do palm to palm goodbye waving

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Mars Class are organising a Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September @ 10:15 am to help raise funds for MacMillan Cancer support. Any cake donation would be very much appreciated.

Stoke Mandeville – Sports Camp


With November fast approaching, we are pleased to say that we have spaces available on two children's camps.

For those aged 5 to 11 years of age, on Saturday 4 November we are holding a Primary Sports Camp.

For those aged 12 to 18 years of age, we will be running a Junior Sports Camp on Saturday 25 November.

At both events we will be running coached sessions in sports such as Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Table Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee!

If you want to have a chat and find out more or ask any questions please contact Ollie Buncombe who is the Event Manager at WheelPower on: 01296 395995 /


  1. Lunch Menu 25-29 Sept

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