Tomorrow is Remembrance Day so today we had a short ceremony to remember the people who have died in wars.
Pupils and staff lined up on the playground and a two-minute silence was held at 11am. After that we paid our respects by placing a poppy in the heart drawn on the pavement.
Thank you to all the pupils for showing the Westhaven Way, their behaviour was excellent.
In addition to this, pupils in Wells and Chester class got fully involved in a fantastic activity this week to mark Remembrance Day with the School’s Speech and Language Therapist, Miss Jennings. These weekly sessions are based upon the ‘Attention Autism’ approach designed by Gina Davies where the primary objectives are to offer the pupils an irresistible invitation to learn. The sessions are naturally fun and engaging to create a shared experience that is worth communicating about! As a result, the pupils watch intently, they laugh, they take turns and they often get messy! Many of our pupils talk about the session for days afterwards, often asking, “Miss are you coming to our class today?”, “is it shaving foam volcanoes?” or suggesting their own ideas for activities! It is a great way to encourage attention, engagement, communication and turn taking skills in a natural and fun way. As a staff team, we look forward to these sessions as much as the pupils!! I wonder what next week’s activity could be…