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Chimes Class

Welcome to Chimes Class!


We aim to provide the students with a relevant curriculum that is interesting, meaningful to their lives and most importantly fun!

The students learn best from the multi-sensory approaches we use and we aim for every student to achieve their individual best.

Our activities focus on looking, listening, touching, smelling and tasting!

Communication is a vital life-long skill learned whilst in the Chimes Class.

We are proud of all our students who learn to communicate so successfully through body language, gestures, facial expressions, eye pointing, vocalisations and using switches.

Another focus is good quality physio and hydrotherapy and we aim to engage the students in some kind of physiotherapy every day.

Getting out and about into the community is also important to us. We enjoy our weekly bus trips to the allotment, the garden centre and the library.

We also venture further afield on day trips.

What's happening this Spring Term

Chimes Class are learning about the Chinese New Year. We have listened to lots of Chinese music, including "Riding In A Rickshaw" and "In the Paddy Fields". 

We have "danced with a dragon" in sensory music and enjoyed the massage story about Ming's Chinese New Year.

We have explored many  artefacts from China, including an ancient scroll about the Forbidden City and many lanterns and real lucky money purses.

We have made stir fries and egg fried rice.

We have learned about which animal is attached to the year we were born and have made blossom trees and toilet roll dragons in art.