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Blossomfield

Infant and Nursery School

'Blossom at Blossomfield'

Curriculum, staffing and interventions

Curriculum, staffing and interventions

At Blossomfield, children follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum in nursery and reception, and the National curriculum in years 1 and 2.

 

Our current staff for the academic year 2018/19 can be found here.

 

At Blossomfield our Teaching Assistants support children with their learning. They may take individuals or small groups or class groups. Some children at times need to learn in a calmer, less stimulating environment than a busy classroom and a teaching assistant may work with them on a 1:1 basis in a smaller room such as the garden room or the library. Our teaching assistants also run interventions such as;

  • Language Link which is a language based screening tool with follow up programmes to support children’s development of early language skills

  • Beam which is a physical programme aimed at increasing a child’s core stability which can help with concentration and gross and fine motor skills

  • Dancing Bears which is a daily phonics programme

  • Action words which is a reading programme with physical prompts

  • Spellwise which is a very structured daily phonics programme

  • Mathemagicians which is a school run programme for targeted groups of children for a specific aspect of maths for example problem solving with more able mathematicians or preteaching with those finding maths a challenge

  • Busy Bees which is a school led phonics, writing, comprehension or handwriting programme for targeted children for a specific aspect of their literacy learning

  • Lego club which is a specific intervention for supporting children with social communication

Some children may need specialist equipment such as a sensory cushion, sloping desk, coloured reading trackers or visual cue cards to help with their learning. These are just some examples of specialist equipment we use at Blossomfield.

  1. nursery is fully accessible and most of our main school building is accessible for most children.

We have a disabled toilet and shower for use by children who may need it. You can read further about our accessibility policy on the website.

 

 

 

All staff including lunchtime supervisers attend regular whole staff training on Inset days or whole staff meetings. Recently these have included;

  • Working with children on the autistic spectrum

  • Working with children with attachment issues

  • Working with children with dyslexia

 

In addition Mrs Katy Morrison has achieved the National Award for Special educational needs coordinators and attends the regular updates provided by Solihull local authority and Synergy collaborative. Some staff have also received specific training, including behaviour management techniques, supporting children with visual and hearing impairments, related to the needs of specific children.

Mrs Yvonne Cooper is the Autism lead for Blossomfield. She works with staff to support children, and families both diagnosed and going through the diagnosis process.

 

School Values

Below are our core values.

Happiness

Respect

Caring

Responsibility

Perseverance

Independence

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