Our pupils have jumped right into work this term and seem happy to be back at school learning new things. They have been working very hard during Maths which they cover in both group lessons and one to one sessions. The pupils have been learning different components of Maths including counting, addition and subtraction. In order to aid learning, the pupils use a range of tangible resources including cubes, counters and Numicon. Additionally, Maths lessons are often supplemented with elements of ICT including interactive games and songs.
The staff and pupils at Quest have been feeling very festive today as they took part in Theme Day and Christmas Jumper Day. The pupils enjoyed a range of activities including card making, creating Rudolph masks, making personalised baubles, posing in the photo booth and dancing at a Christmas party. Thank you very much for your generous donations for Save the Children.
Here at Quest, our pupils appear to thoroughly enjoy Music and exploring different instruments. With that being said, we are very lucky to have recently appointed a new teacher who specialises in Music. This week, the pupils were exploring how to create sounds of the sea using shaker instruments and through this started learning about how to identify and create loud and soft dynamics and fast and slow tempo sounds.
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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our pupils on their hard work and perseverance this year. Despite the additional challenges that our children have had to face this year with Covid-19 still prevalent in our communities, they have continued to work very hard and attain highly commendable results with several pupils having earned end of term certificates for all their achievements this year. We have uploaded the relevant certificates on to Tapestry. We wish you all a happy and safe summer.
As part of our healthy living focus at The Quest School, the pupils are encouraged to eat a range of fruit during snack and lunch. They are offered different fruits including pears, oranges, bananas and blueberries as part of their five a day. The pupils really enjoy choosing which fruit they would like to try.
In order to continue to build on various life skills, our Sixth Form pupils are participating in cooking lessons this term. With some of the pupils following recipes, they will be making a range of hot and cold meals for their lunch including pasta dishes and sandwiches. The pupils will work on numerous skills including following instructions, using utensils safely and maintaining good hygiene in the kitchen.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.
Here at Quest, the mental health and well-being of our staff and pupils is paramount.
For the staff, we are proud of our supportive culture, robust Mental Health and Well-being Policy and the comprehensive range of external support provided by our Employee Assistance Provider – Health Assured.
The pupils learn about how to communicate their emotions and are provided with tools to help them regulate their feelings. We also run some Yoga sessions with the pupils to help them connect to their physical, mental and spiritual practises in order to improve their mental health.
The pupils at The Quest School took part in a Kings and Queens Theme Day today. They participated in numerous arts and crafts activities including creating a royal banquet in a group, decorating a goblet and making a crown. The pupils also went on a hunt around the school to find different images of famous Kings and Queens throughout history and enjoyed taking photos in a royal photo booth.
Have a lovely Easter break.