Africa day KS4P

We have enjoyed a range of activities this morning. We watched videos from Africa and talked about their living conditions. We were shocked to hear how hard they worked for such little money.  We carried buckets to help us understand how hard it can be for them to get water and ate rice with our…

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Yoga

On Tuesday, some students had access to small Yoga sessions.  Our visitor Danielle held sessions across the day with a focus on Yoga and Autism.  All of the students enjoyed their sessions including those that were a little reluctant at first.  These sessions were held to raise awareness of Autism…

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Ratio and fractions

As part of their Entry level work KS4P have been working on rations and fractions.  They have engaged in a wide range of activities to generalise what they have been learning. 

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Cash for kids coffee afternoon

Pupils have been involved in arranging our coffee afternoon for Cash for Kids, they have written invites and made posters for the occasion.  They have also planned out the roles they wish to play on the afternoon such as serving drinks, greeting guests and washing up. Once again a fantastic team…

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Robinson Crusoe Raft building

KS4 Progress have been outside collecting materials to make rafts as Robinson Crusoe did on the island. (On a much smaller scale!)  They worked in pairs to decide on a design, collect their materials and make their raft before writing step by step instructions of the process.  The finish rafts…

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Resilience and Autism

In our session this week we have explored the concept of resilience.  This is a word we will talk about more over the coming months.  We watched a powerful video about the impact of stress and problems.  We represented this as rocks in a rucksack.  We looked at ways we can improve our resilience…

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Anxiety and Change

In Autism and Me today we have discussed the changes we experience in the home, community and school.  We have also explored how this impacts on our anxieties and how we manage those.  We have explored the anxiety curve and related it to our own experiences and explored the strategies we can use…

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KS4F investigations in history.

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Work experience - Midstream Garden centre

Our Year 11 pupils at Midstream are learning lots of new skills while having fun. They are working in horticulture, the kitchens and the craft workshops.

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Year 10 pupils are inspired to keep working hard

While the Year 11 pupils are out on work experience our Year 10 pupils are feeling inspired and working hard to ensure they are ready for their placements next year. They are practising their reading, writing and number skills ready to use them out in the community.

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Work experience

Our Year 11 pupils are out making us very proud completing their work experience placements this week and next. We are amazed at the new skills which they are learning and how well they are representing school. Keep up the good work!

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Castle Head Residential - February 2019

Day 1 – Monday 11th February

We arrived at Castle Head at 12 noon excited for the challenges and adventures ahead of us. We met our group leaders, Al and Sarah and had a tour of Castle Head. Our first challenge was making our own beds. We then had our packed lunch and were kitted out with our…

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