Focus Provision for Deaf Pupils

The Nottingham City Focus Provision for Deaf Pupils has joined us at Mellers.  We have 13 deaf pupils that have joined their new classes and have made friends with their classmates so  quickly.

All children in the Focus Provision will be accessing the curriculum subjects in their mainstream classes. Please see the curriculum foci on each year group’s learning information.

In KS1 English the children are reading the text ‘The Secret Sky Garden’ by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers. The children will be learning about litter and completing a litter pick around the school grounds. They will then be writing a recount about what they did. The children will then learn about planting and gardening. They will be learning about what plants need and writing an information text about what they have learnt.

In KS2 English the children are reading the text ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies. The book is about a little girl who takes a bag from an old woman. She is surprised by what she finds in the bag. The book covers themes of environmentalism, wellbeing and determination.

In maths, we will be learning all about the properties of shape, including lines and angles. We will also be starting our work on place value.

We’re so excited and have been learning some British Sign Language already!  Here are some signs to start you off:

BSL greetings

BSL alphabet

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