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Welcome to Puffins!

 

At Rocklands School we believe that a child’s early experiences are vital in providing the foundations for future learning and successes. 

 

In Puffins class we work really hard on creating a warm and welcoming environment. Our aim is that all children are happy to be at school, feel comfortable and ready to learn.

We focus on attention and listening, and communication. Alternative communication methods are used for children who need it, so they are able to ask for what they want through PECS, Makaton, pointing boards, buttons or whatever means they choose. 

We encourage and teach the children to be as independent as possible through routines and repeated tasks. For example, taking off their coats and putting it on the table before going to sit on their chair, basket tasks, class monitors, self-registration, following the visual timetable…and all with high expectations for independence and participation.

Play is extremely important and we focus on supporting, guiding and modelling good play skills. Children need to learn how to play alongside others, begin to interact and how to use certain skills to access various toys.

 

Everything we do is all about the children. Activities and planning are child initiated and all about their interests, individual learning and needs.

Here in Puffins we have lots of fun! Come and have a look around....

 

 

For the Summer term we will be practising lots of skills! There are lots of exciting activities in our Stephen Lawrence week as we will be living our best life and passing the positivity around Puffins class as we feed lambs, explore different jobs like a builder, hairdresser, pizza chef, artist, medic and a musician, amongst other fantastic activities!

We will be making shopping lists and visiting the shops, following recipes and creating our own cake! 

At the end of May we will be celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with a Great Rocklands Bake-off, virtual Pet Show, Street Party, craft activities and planting new trees as part of The Queen's Green Canopy.

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