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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Summer 2

There's lots happening this half term so here are some diary dates for you.

On Monday 18th June we are hosting a coffee afternoon and Karen Bowman (teacher) and Claire Wayman (HLTA) will be talking about Rebound Therapy and giving you the opportunity to see it in practice. This starts at 1.30 till 3.00 pm and refreshments will be available as normal.


The following day, Tuesday 19th June, Dawne Taylor (HLTA) is hosting an 'Outdoor Enhancement' session from 1.15 till 3.00 pm , sharing ideas for outdoor activities you might do with your child during the summer. This will be held in the Discovery Park so please bring a waterproof in case of inclement weather. Refreshments will also be provided.


Friday 13th July will be our last coffee afternoon for this academic year and we are finishing off with a 'Strawberry Afternoon Tea'. We will provide more details nearer the time.


Parents are also invited to our 'Sports Day' activities to be held between Monday 2nd July and Friday 13th July. Each class will be hosting their own individual 'Sports Day' on either a morning or afternoon so please look out for a invitation to your child's event, which will give details of the date and time.


Hope to see you all very soon.






Rebound Therapy Coffee Afternoon


On Monday we held our monthly coffee afternoon which was well attended by parents wishing to know more about Rebound Therapy. We were joined by teacher, Karen Bowman and HLTA, Claire Wayman, who have both recently completed the Rebound Therapy for SEN Course Level 2. They gave an informal demonstration with a few of the children in Early Years, talking about the therapy and its benefits for our children and answering questions from parents and family who attended.

This was a great introduction to the therapy and was thoroughly enjoyed by all, especially the children, and showed that learning in a fun and motivational way reaps many benefits!!


Outdoor Enhancement Afternoon

The weather was kind for the parents/carers attending the Outdoor Enhancement afternoon hosted by Dawne Taylor (HLTA). The course gave parents/carers lots of ideas to use with their children throughout the holidays in the great outdoors, gave them the opportunity to 'discover' our fantastic Discovery Park and have refreshments in the 'Hobbit' house!! Everyone found the course to be enjoyable, informative , with great ideas in the information pack.

Hope to see you all in there soon. Please check the website for days and times that the Discovery Park will be open throughout the holidays.

Foundation of Light Graduation June 2018

The Foundation of Light Family Learning course - Introduction to Industry, graduated with flying colours at the end of June 2018. This was a pilot course, our school was the first to run it, covering skills in the workplace and preparation for work.  All parents and children who took part and completed the course were awarded their certificates by Senior Teacher, Julie McCann, followed by a celebration party in the Outreach room.


Parents who took part said they enjoyed the course very much and asked when we would be running the next one, in conjunction with the SAFC Foundation of Light Family Learning, so keep checking this blog for information!!  

Strawberry Afternoon Tea

Another great turnout for our Strawberry Afternoon Tea held last Friday!!

Thank you to all parents/carers, family and friends who came along to the event and helping us to raise a whopping £401.14. This money will go towards the refurbishments needed to the ballpool and computers in school.

Special thanks to Penshaw Tearooms, Morrisons, Woodbridge Gardens and all the parents and friends who donated cakes, scones etc to help make this event a huge success!!