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14 March 2024

Squiggle while you wiggle!

Students in KS3S have built up their skills ready to start ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’, which is a program designed to link movement and music to making marks. Today we focused on moving our hands “up” to the sky. Each week students will build up different movements until they are ready to move to…

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13 March 2024

A visit to Skelmersdale Library with KS3S

KS3S enjoyed a visit to Skelmersdale library where they read stories with staff as well as independently. Students demonstrated a love of reading by choosing their favourite books, looking at pictures, smiling and communicating about what they were reading. All students demonstrated their…

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6 February 2024

KS3S Visit to Skelmersdale Fire Station

Some students in KS3S enjoyed a visit to Skelmersdale Fire Station this afternoon as part of their Careers program - ASDAN Raising Aspirations. Students are learning about places and people who help them in the community. Students tried on parts of the uniform and sat in the fire engine, enjoying…

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31 January 2024

Communication in KS3

Each week our KS3S class focus on a different “core word of the week” and staff model using this word across the curriculum. This week’s word is “help”. Students and staff have used core boards, AAC, Makaton sign and spoken word to offer and request “help” in different contexts. As well as using…

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1 December 2023

Virtual Author Visit with Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart

KS3 and KS4 students who take part in our weekly reading intervention group had the pleasure of attending a virtual author visit run by Puffin Schools. Students were introduced to author Pippa Goodhart and Illustrator Nick Sharratt, who read their new book, ‘You Choose Christmas’, and offered an…

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21 April 2023

KS3S Communication

Students in KS3 enjoyed a sensory communication session in the immersive room and used their AAC devices and core word board to communicate their requests, thoughts and feelings.


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21 April 2023

Reading intervention

Mrs Seery’s reading intervention group enjoyed visiting the school library today to choose a book. They discussed the title, author, illustrator and blurb and identified whether the book was fiction or non-fiction. 


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3 February 2023

A Victorian Experience

KS3H&S enjoyed a Victorian afternoon experiencing Victorian games, food, crafts and clothing. They began the afternoon with hand washing and a hand inspection from Mr Balson! Students then took part in a range of activities and some students talked about what is different between then and…

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1 February 2023

North West Ambulance Visit

Students across school have been enjoying weekly visits from the North West Ambulance service. This week, along with other classes, KS3S enjoyed dressing up as paramedics and exploring the ambulance as part of their Careers program. 


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18 October 2022

Making spiders in cookery!

Students in 3S enjoyed asking spiders out of cocktail sticks, raisins and grapes! 


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14 September 2022

Mark Making Fun!

Students in KS3S enjoyed dancing to ‘I’m your man’ by Wham! for their ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’ session that helped them to build the gross motor skills needed to refine their mark making. Students then did some dough disco exercises followed by mark making and letter formation practice. We had…

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27 May 2022

Miss Scott’s class’ Jubilee Celebrations

KS3S had a wonderful day celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubille. We decorated cakes and biscuits, made crowns, had a tea party and played games outdoors with our KS3 friends. We even had a visit from Matilda, Frank and Mrs Darcy!



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