Welcome to the Ark
Meet the team
Mr Cox Mrs Clarke Miss Taylor
A Welcome to the Ark at CCA from Mr Cox, Mrs Clarke and Miss Taylor.
We are a small specialist unit that work with pupils who have additional SEMH needs to nurture and foster positive relationships with Staff and other pupils to enable them to succeed and cope with the demands of a busy school life. Sometimes children need extra support to help them learn, make friends and grow into confident individuals and Ark is there to help this process happen.
Ark is an additional resource to our Pastoral provision and works closely with our nurture hub with some pupils accessing a full time place and others attending class and/or nurture.
Children in Ark follow the same curriculum as children in a mainstream class but are taught in small groups with a therapeutic teaching approach. Like nurture this is done through a carefully structured curriculum and learning experiences linked to the National Curriculum incorporating practical activities revolving around speaking, listening, cooperation, sharing feelings, coupled with developing self-confidence and self-esteem, to feel secure about themselves. This allows them to take responsibility and exercise independence, which in turn develops self-motivation and a sense of well-being.
Any questions please contact Mr Cox on 01274 410349
Every child now has login details to access times tables rockstars. Please encourage children to use this whenever they get a chance. Children should know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 but more practise is always needed.
SPRING TERM 1
Our theme for this half term is SPACE
Literacy and Guided Reading
The children will be studying a variety of books all about what happens in space and linking this to story and instruction writing. We hope to produce our own ET moments when we discover what is in our own Solar System.
We will be continuing to work on Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fraction with our Yr6 pupils also tackling decimal and percentages for good measure.
Topic and Science
We will be studying the history of space and who were the main people to put forward ideas about it. We will also be looking famous Astronauts and the first British man to live and work in space (Tim Peake). We will also be discovering what is in our own solar system and hope to experience star gazing through a telescopic evening.
Forest Schools and Baking
Our Forest schools programme will continue to educate our youngsters about the area we live in and provide practical skills of being in the outdoors. Finally our baking sessions will build upon the life skills needed and focus on a creation of space themed recipes.
Our PE day is Tuesday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.
In the winter months please ensure your children have appropriate named outdoor clothing and footwear for playtimes. Thankyou.