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Pink Class at Hollybush

March 2018 Update

At our Hollybush partnership takes pupils aged 3-11 years  with moderate to severe learning and or communication difficulties.  The aim of the partnership is to provide access to specialist on site teaching and access to mainstream for pupils who benefit from both forms of educational setting. Every pupil in the Hollybush SILC class has an inclusion timetable detailing when they access mainstream lessons. The amount of time pupils spend being taught alongside their mainstream peers varies according to the need of the pupil. All pupils access assemblies, playtimes and eat in the hall with all their mainstream peers. The SILC pupils all have a daily learning plan which is personalised to meet all academic, social and emotional needs in line with their EHCP. Pupils are encouraged to develop their independence and benefit from inclusion opportunities within the mainstream school. Some of our pupils have made such progress in the partnership that they are now expected to continue their time at the SILC in the High school Partnership.

The partnership aims to be mutually beneficial for pupils from both schools working together as one. Pupils are encouraged to have a shared sense of belonging to both the West SILC and Hollybush Primary school. Pupils are taught in the SILC base by a specialist SILC teacher and are supported in mainstream lessons by specialist SILC staff at all times. Mainstream Hollybush pupils also benefit from this, working together with our pupils and staff in the SILC base and mainstream classrooms. We are also well represented on the Hollybush school council.

SILC Pupils have had opportunities to take part in assemblies, special events and trips with their mainstream peers. In the SILC base we now offer access to specialist support for mainstream school staff. We work very closely with the school SENCO and Headteacher to ensure this partnership meets everyone needs. A member of the SILC staff team attends Hollybush weekly staff briefing to keep up to date on what’s happening in school.

To support SEN inclusion we run a weekly sing and sign session and PE session which are open to mainstream pupils to attend.

We have our own area within the schools garden for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers which all the pupils really enjoy.

Pupils at the SILC partnership also benefit from regular life skills trips to develop independence and confidence out in the community. They have access to the specialist facilities on the Milestone and Farnley site for developing physical skills, accessing swimming or rebound where appropriate.

Inclusive Golf October 2017

Students from Pink Class at our Hollybush site, had a great day playing inclusive golf.  They showed great enthusiasm, participation and thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of the event.  Well done to the whole team!

Inclusive Schools - John Charles

Students in Pink Class had a lovely time at the Inclusive Schools Event at John Charles Centre for Sport on 20th January 2017.  They took part in lots of sporting activities to test their talents and for some perhaps brought out their competitive side!  It was a really lovely event with the group interacting with other students from across the city.  

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

Pink class spent some time finding out about refugees.  The children listend to stories about refugees and watched some news footage.  The students carried out role play acting out what it would be like to go on a journey as a refugee and packing a case to carry.  The children also discussed and designed a poster to help refugees find information when they arrive in our country.  


Panathlon - June 2016

Thursday 16th June 2016 saw the Hollybush site students take part in the Panathlon.  They took part in a variety of sporting events including target shooting, table tennis, table cricket and curling to name a few.

We had a fantastic day and did the SILC proud.  We came 7th overall and every child received a medal and a certificate for their participation and their achievements.


Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday

To celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, we had a lovely day, making lots of lovely cards, crowns and a cake.  We wore our crowns in class and we were very proud of what we had achieved!

Spring 2015-16 Newsletter

Pink class at Hollybush have had a fun filled Spring term.  The students really embraced the heroes and villains theme and thought about heroes in the community.  Their newsletter is an exciting read.  Please see attached for more information.

World Book Day

World Book Day - 3rd March 2016

At Hollybush we have had a great World Book Day. We all got dressed up as story characters or ready for a bed time story. We joined in whole school special World Book Day assembly. We sang "All about the Books" rap. We have read lots of books and talked about our favourite books.

Trains and Transport

Pupils at Hollybush have been doing a lot of work around trains and transport. We visited the National Railway Museum and experienced a victorian train journey to the seaside to see Punch and Judy and saw lots of different trains. Everyone had a great day


Primary Panathalon February 2018

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