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Summer  2  News Letter  June 2017

Hello and welcome to the 2nd half of summer term at Rainbows Richmond Hill. Danielle and Hannah have settled in really well and are making brilliant impact on teaching and learning on Rainbow Base.

We welcome two new lunch time assistants- Aaron and Laura to the team. The timetable is as follows; communication, literacy, snack, playtime and math’s every morning . We have phonics and free flow in the afternoon with a variety of; topic, science, computing and fun, creative activities for all to access. We continue to have intensive interaction at the heart of all we do.

Many children are included in mainstream play times and lunchtimes and some children spend regular time in mainstream registration and lesson times.

Helen our speech and language therapist spends the day in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Joanne our music tutor runs music groups on Wednesdays and Alice our music therapist comes to

What we are learning
This half term we are following the school topic; Animals. Our topic activities will look at animals from around the world.

We will read stories including We are Going on a Bear Hunt, The Uninvited Guest, The Journey Home from Granpa’s, The Scarecrow Who Didn’t Scare and Hooray for Fish. We will sing songs including familiar nursery rhymes and number songs such as Old Macdonald, 5 Little Monkeys and 5 Little Ducks.

We are joining the whole school carnival on the 14th July and will make carnival costumes, listen to carnival music and have our own carnival stall. If you feel you could help in anyway let me know.

In science we are looking at changes in materials and what happens when we mix them. We continue to have an emphasis on intensive interaction and interactive play.

Open Fortnight;19th – 30th June

We will invite you to come and spend time with your children if you would like an appointment to talk to a teacher fill in the attached form.

Additional information

We will continue to take a small group of children to donkeys on Mondays.

We will have a swimming group on Wednesday.

We are planning a weekly shopping trip into the community to practice our social living skills.

 

Summer 1 Newsletter.

Hello and welcome to the summer term at Rainbows Richmond Hill. We are delighted to welcome two new teachers – Hannah Ball and Danielle Lever. Danielle will be the teacher in Yellow Base and Hannah will be the teacher in Purple Base. Suzanne and Libby will lead in Green Base. The daily timetable is as follows; communication, literacy, snack, playtime and math’s. We have phonics and free flow in the afternoon with a variety of; topic, science, computing and fun, creative activities for all to access. We have intensive interaction at the heart of all we do.

Many children are included in mainstream play times and lunchtimes and some children spend regular time in mainstream registration and lesson times.

Helen our speech and language therapist spends the day in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Joanne our music tutor runs music groups on Wednesdays and Alice our music therapist comes to in on Fridays.

What we are learning next
This term we are following the school topic of  Animals. Our topic activities will look at animals from around the world.

We will read stories including Handa’s Surprise, Animal Boogie, Rumble in the Jungle, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See and Hooray for Fish. We will sing songs such as Old MacDonald, 5 Little Monkeys and 5 Little Ducks.

In science we are learning about animals including human beings. We will be investigating animals how they move and what they eat.

We continue to have an emphasis on intensive interaction and interactive play.

Open Fortnight -12th – 26th June

We will invite you to come and spend time with your children if you would like an appointment to talk to a teacher let us know.

Additional information

We will continue to take a small group of children to donkeys on Mondays.

We will have a swimming group on Wednesday.

We have a visit to the skate park on Mondays.

We are planning a weekly shopping trip into the community to practice our social living skills.

 

Spring 2 Newsletter

Spring Term 2017

Welcome back to all our children and families!

Happy New Year to all our children and families. It was a pleasure to see everyone back in school and ready to get learning on Tuesday morning.

We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and managed to get some well-earned rest; please feel free to send in any photos of any activities your child enjoyed.

This week we have been getting straight back into our learning. The children have enjoyed seeing all their friends and following their timetables. The daily timetable is as follows; communication, literacy, snack, playtime and math’s. We have free flow in the afternoon with a variety of; topic, science, computing and fun, creative activities for all to access. We have intensive interaction at the heart of all we do. We tailor the learning to meet the needs and interests of each child.

 

Rainbow Base is proud to be featured in the new Dave Hewitt intensive interaction video. If you would like to borrow a copy to watch at home just let us know.

 

What we are learning next

This half term we will be learning all about The Worlds Kitchen. Our topic activities will look at food from around the world. We will explore maps of places near and far. We will listen to music and sing songs from other countries. We will prepare, cook, explore and taste food from around the world.

 

In science we are learning about animals including human beings. We will be investigating animals how they move and what they eat. We are starting by looking at birds; making a bird’s nest and bird food.

 

 

 

Additional information

 

We will continue to take a small group of children to donkeys on a Monday.

We will have a swimming group on a Wednesday.

We will also be having weekly trips into the community to practice our social living skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Welcome back to all our children and families!

 

What a wonderful first week back we have had! It has been so lovely to see all of our children settling back in to their school routine and exploring all the areas of our base. We hope that you all had a great summer; please feel free to send in any photos of any activities your child enjoyed during the holidays.

 

This week we have been getting familiar with base and school after our summer holidays and have enjoyed a range of mark making, art and food exploration activities as well as lots of fun outside making the most of the sunny weather.

 

What we are learning next
 

This half term we will be learning all about ourselves. We will look at where we live and learn more about our bodies. We will be reading stories in Literacy about ourselves.

 

This term our whole school topic will be ‘Royals and Rebels’. We will be building a Rainbow Base castle and we will be dressing up and exploring different Royals and Rebels. We will learn Pirate songs and will be making our own crowns to wear around base. We will also be taking part in lots of inclusion activities across school linking to our topics.

 

Additional information

 

We will continue to take a small group of children to donkeys on a Monday.

 

We will have a swimming group on a Wednesday.

 

We will also be having weekly trips into the community to practice our social living skills.

 

Please ensure that all forms have been signed and returned to us as soon as possible – if you have any questions about these please ask.

Summer 2 Newsletter

 

What we have been learning

Last term our topic was “Wacky Races”. We learnt lots about different types of transport, including cars, trains and even helicopters! We made our own cars using a range of materials before designing and making our own rainbow go-kart to race on the last day of half term with all of the classes in school. We read lots of stories about transport including ‘On the journey home from Grandpa’s’ and ‘The Train Ride’. We also learnt songs about different types of transport. We really enjoyed singing these especially ‘The Wheels on The Bus’ and ‘We all go travelling by’. Our Wacky Races day was an excellent day, lots of our children had a great time watching the races and cheering on the different teams with our brightly coloured flags and banners!

 

What we are learning next
This term our topic will be “Carnival”. We will be learning all about The Caribbean, exploring music, dance and food from this part of the world. We will be learning traditional carnival dances and making our own carnival costumes and a float ready for the whole school carnival day! We will also be learning about the beaches you can see in The Caribbean and how these compare to our own beaches to prepare for our trip to the seaside! We will be learning songs about summer and the animals that you can see at the seaside.

 

Dates for your calendar

Parent group dates (9.30-11.30): Friday 19th June

 

Sports Day – 25th June

 

Seaside trip – 7th July. More information to follow shortly.

 

School closes for Summer holidays – 17th July

School opens for new school year – 7th September

 

Additional information

 

We will continue to go to donkeys on a Monday.

 

We will have swimming trips on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

We will also be having weekly trips into the community to practice our social living skills.

 

Please remember to send a sunhat and sun cream labelled with your child’s name now that the weather is getting warmer, thank you!

 

 

Curriculum pilot within a resourced provision for Complex Communication Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Conditions

Spring 1 Newsletter

 

           

      The Rainbow Ripple System

 

A happy child can learn. A child who can communicate in a positive way can be

understood, feel accepted and their potential can be realised.  A child who can

purposefully use their learning can be independent in their actions on the world. 

A child who has a reflective and responsive team around them can be enabled to

have their holistic needs identified and met.

 

 

Sensitivity and positive acceptance towards each child, free flow learning

environment, play, meaningful inclusion, meaningful reverse inclusion,

community experiences, visual support,  a learning curriculum, a social communication

and emotional regulation curriculum, positive behavioural strategies, meaningful

observations, structured approaches.

 

Continued consideration and reflection on best practice, alongside multi-agency

and family working, underpins the above approaches.

 

 

Family involvement, a cohesive staff team, a multi-agency team, links with

other educational settings, staff training, CPD, whole school, city vision,

recruitment, finances.

 

 

There is a philosophy, ethos and methodology which is at the core of the base

and which works to bind the red, yellow and blue aspects together.  This core

is evidenced based and enables staff to work consistently towards enabling

attuned interactions with students to be initiated, exchanged and maintained.

Chicks in Rainbow

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