Interventions and Support Available in School
Drawing and Talking is a therapeutic method of working with children on a 1:1 basis. Drawing enables a child to express, in a visual form, worries and preoccupations from deep in the mind which they may not be able to talk about. Their drawings enable symbolic and safe expression of worries which they may be unaware of on a conscious level. The Drawing and Talking process therefore gives the child a feeling of control in a confidential and safe environment whereby they are able to come to a symbolic resolution to their worries.
Drawing and Talking has benefited a number of pupils in school and can support children with a range of difficulties including, but not limited to; anxieties; managing their emotions; loss and separation; trauma; and transition. Ms Hampson is fully trained to deliver Drawing and Talking in school therefore, if you feel your child would benefit from such intervention please contact our Family learning mentor for more information.
Our Group Adventures
On Wednesday 12th December we selected a small group of children from across the school to take part in some festive activities at Ribby Hall. Children from Reception up to year 3 visited Santa in his tree house and decorated cookies with the elves whilst the older children showed off their skills on the ice rink! The staff at Ribby Hall were very welcoming and even provided the children with a surprise activity of Christmas tree decorating. All the children had an amazing time and returned to school full of festive cheer with their teddies and Christmas tree keepsakes.
On Friday 5th October Ms Hampson took a group of children to Tee Time Golf Centre in Thornton Cleveleys to try out Foot Golf!
The school football team, along with members of Mrs Sewell's Blue Peter club, were given the opportunity to take part in this new sport with the skilled support of two of our parent volunteers.
Our school football team used this as a great opportunity to work on their communication; practice their football skills and improve their ball control, whilst members of the Blue Peter club have taken the opportunity to try out a new sport so that they can apply for their first Blue Peter badge!
All the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank our parent volunteers and the staff at Tee Time Golf Centre for their help and guidance.
Our climb to success - 13th June - 18th July 2017
Today, a small group of our year 5 pupils attended an interschool communication and teambuilding day at Park View in Lytham. The children took part in a number of forest school activities such as denbuilding; building stick towers and team games. The day concluded with the children toasting marshmallows on their campfire to reward their success at being great team players.
The day focussed on communication and working together as part of a team as well as building the childrens independence and resilience. We had a great day and the children worked fantastically with pupils from other Fleetwood schools
Clay pot making at Glazey Days Ceramic Studio - 25th May
On 25th May we took 9 pupils to Glazey Days Ceramic Studio in Fleetwood to learn how to make clay coil pots. The children used their hands to roll out the clay into lots of thin 'sausages'. They then curled their clay 'sausage' around itself to make a solid base before building up their pot walls. The children learnt how to make their creations more sturdy, how to add decoration and how the pots are fired to make their creation a lasting work of art. Not only was this activity great for boosting the children's fine motor skills and encouraging their creativity but the children also had a great time getting their hands dirty whilst creating their own masterpieces. The children have now left their pots at the studio to dry out and be fired and are looking forward to returning in a couple of weeks to see how they have turned out!