J13 had a great but busy term before Christmas. Part of our time together has been learning to play beside our friends through Autumn Play, Choice Play and in the school Sensory rooms. All pupils have also enjoyed developing personal and social skills whilst on trips. We particularly enjoyed our outings to Hillside and Grapevine. At Hillside we saw all the Christmas decorations and even had our photos taken beside the singing Santa.

J13 had a Parent Open Morning at Laurelview Equestrian Centre to complete their 6 week riding course. The photos below show pupils receiving their certificates but also a brave class member with his mum. One of the pupils was very scared of the horses each week but last week for the first time approached and stroked Guinness the horse. His mum was delighted to witness this achievement first hand again this week! Well done J13!

J13 is a junior nurture class of 7 fun loving boys and 3 enthusiastic staff. We all enjoy exploring the curriculum through activities that awaken and engage the senses. These include lessons such as Attention Autism, Tac Pac, Sensory Stories, Sensory Circuits, Music and our favourite messy activity is Sensory Play.

As part of our daily routine we enjoy exploring the sensory rooms throughout the school and our new sensory garden which celebrates our school’s 50th Anniversary.

This term we are learning through the topic ‘All About Me’ were we are looking at our emotions, our body and our families.

J13 have also enjoyed weekly trips pony riding and even ventured to Staks for sausage and toast treats alongside their friends. J13 really enjoy being together as a class, playing with each other and engaging in learning. All pupils have settled well and are looking forward to a great year together at Hill Croft School!