Today, we have been raising money for Children in Need. The pupils and staff have come in their own clothes (or some in fancy dress!) for a £1 donation. They have completed some Pudsey Bear maths activities, watched a story about fundraising and have participated in a danceathon and yoga! We have raised £40 so far!
We offer our pupils a full and wide ranging educational experience, whilst maintaining a clear focus on skills that are essential for their personal development and well being, such as communication, behaviour and independence skills (including fine and gross motor skills).
We have a distinctive teaching methodology, based on fundamental principles of behaviour science, and a curriculum specifically designed for our pupils’individual needs. They also work in small groups to practise social and communication skills together.
Today is Brazil Theme day at Quest. The pupils are learning all about Brazil through various activities. They have made masks, head pieces and musical instruments for their carnival. At the carnival, they dressed up and danced to Brazilian music. The pupils have also practised their football skills, found some animals hiding around the school using the binoculars they made and have had their photos taken in a photo booth.
We hope everyone has a lovely half term break!
Some of the pupils have been on a Woodland walk this week, trekking across country for almost two miles. They have been learning about nature and learning which plants grow in the woods.
We have registered to take part in the Annual Safer Internet day, next February. Online Safety is embedded in the pupils’ curriculum throughout the year, however this is a day for global celebration. It provides an opportunity to focus on all aspects of staying safe online. We use resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre to create a meaningful and fun day to remind our pupils how to stay safe when using the internet. They also provide resources for parents and carers to support their child whilst using the internet at home. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
The pupils have been loving making music with our new music trail in the playground. It is equipped with a variety of music making instruments such as drums and bells. We would like to thank Ian Maidens and Peter Whiteley for their kind donations which have enabled us to fund this.
Lessons and learning are back in full swing at Quest! We also welcome some new pupils this term.
We have got some new exciting equipment for the playground! A new music trail for the pupils to explore lots of different sounds. We look forward to their return this September.
The pupils have been participating in an Under the Sea Theme Day. They have made an under water sensory bottle, have practiced their aiming skills by throwing bean bags into a shark’s mouth and have made lots of under the sea craft.
We wish everyone a lovely Summer break and hope for a return to normality in September!