‘Understanding Behaviour’ Workshop

A great morning with the transport team focused on ‘Understanding Behaviour’ and ways to help our pupils have a successful journey to and from school.

The training was led by Chris Hoyle our schools Autism and Communication Lead

“Really informative and helpful to understand different behaviours.

“Wish all PAs could get training like this valuable training.”

Sing and Sign Choir visit Belong Atherton

The Sing and Sign choir have been working hard to spread some Christmas cheer to members of our local community through a series of Christmas performances. Today the choir have set out on tour to Belong Care Home in Atherton. Learners performed a couple of old favourites and a few new songs!

“Everyone had a lovely time and enjoyed listening to their wonderful singing!” 

– Belong Representative

Choir’s first concert!

On Tuesday 29th November we invited the local Church (St Philip’s) to enjoy refreshments whilst watching a performance from our Choir. 
Our Sing and Sign Choir meet to practice every Friday lunch time. This was their first live performance, and they did so well, we were so proud of all of them for showing confidence, joining in with all songs and being kind and polite to our guests. 
Our visitors from the Church also joined in and learnt some signs themselves. They said that they had a great afternoon and loved watching the Choirs performance!
Well done everyone #learningeverymoment

‘Belong’ Afternoon Tea

On Monday 5th December we invited the local care home ‘Belong’ for afternoon tea and a performance from our students. Music in Mind played live music, including Christmas songs. Everyone joined in with actions and singing for a great afternoon together. We are hoping to make these visits a termly event as all parties thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Messy Play Room

This year learners at Rowan Tree Primary School have enjoyed one of our newest provisions, The Messy Play Room. All learners across school have the opportunity to access the room at least once a week and enjoy learning in relation to different topics. Messy Play helps to foster curiosity, imagination while also being a fantastic aid in developing communication and language.

“I think it’s really good, mainly with water guns and my friends – I like to get wet. It’s my favourite!”

– Year 4 Pupil

Atherton Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene

Rowan Tree have taken part in the Atherton Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene decorating this year. We have been busy over the last couple of weeks making Christmas decorations and today 4 School Council members went to Atherton Parish Church to decorate our tree.
The tree will stand tall outside of the Church for the whole of December and will also be part of the Christmas Nativity scene for the residents of Atherton.

Rebound Therapy at Rowan Tree Primary School

REBOUND THERAPY is the phrase that describes a specific model of trampoline therapy:- exercise therapy which uses a full sized trampoline to provide opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise and recreation for people across virtually the whole spectrum of special needs.

All present learners in school have the ability to access these sessions from Early Years up to Year Six.

Rebound Club is offered to pupils in Years 1-6. Each child gets a 6 week block throughout the academic year if parents request a place. Club members enjoy working through the grades of Rebound Therapy while also having time in the immersive learning room dancing, time on the sensory gym equipment and opportunities to practice ball skills on the playground.