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Hello pupils, (parents and carers),

We hope that you are all well at this time.  We are going to be accessing school activities in different ways over the next few weeks as not all of you will be coming in to school.  Some resources are being prepared for you to use at home and these will be with you shortly.    The pack will include a variety of resources to be used over the coming weeks and corresponding videos will be uploaded to the website on a two-weekly basis.  The videos will be done by various members of staff within the school.

We will also provide links to websites that we feel may be useful.    

Our class email is now ready so please contact us through:

You can send us pictures of your home learning activities, ask questions and add comments.   We would love to hear how you are getting on at home and if there's anything we can help you with. 

I will be checking this email every day and will try to respond to your messages as soon as possible

Stay safe.

Cath and Lotus Class team

Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark | Baby Shark Hand Wash Challenge | @Baby Shark Official

A video for you to use every day to keep you safe. We need to keep washing our hands.

Each day we start with some routine activities which offer opportunities for communication, interaction and engagement.   We sing our “good morning” song to each pupil and they would  normally respond by pressing the pre-recorded switch to say “good morning”, making a sound or smiling at the lead adult.  You may want to offer your hand for them to shake, repeat a noise that they make or acknowledge a smile and then thank them for their interaction.

"Good morning" song

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The weather song_Medium.mp4

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Both of these songs can be shared on a daily basis with your child. 

In Lotus class, we have been working on independence skills so please do continue to encourage your child to do as much as possible with minimal support.  Model activities, show them how to use or play with a toy, start something as a joint venture and then reduce your input to allow them to flourish.  Repeat activities and encourage more independence or focus each time. 

Give your child choices from two or more when offering toys, snacks, drinks, colours if doing a painting activity.  If your child has a communication book, they may have snacks and colours included.  Encourage them to use their preferred communication method.