Activity Programme and Support

2020-2021 Activity Programme & Support*

Details for our new activity programme are below - we've tried to fit in as much as possible during the school holidays however have kept the Wednesdays free as our Junior Children in Care Council have their meeting on those days (find out more about the CICC here).  All activities will be fully risk assessed and we will make sure there are covid safe measures in place.  

If you have any questions about any of our activities please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on Virtual.School@halton.gov.uk.

Our activity and support programme consists of the following:

  • Education & Opportunity Activities which will generally take place during school holidays that focus on a range of academic, personal and independence skills and for KS4 there will be focus on preparing young people for post-16 pathways.
  • Interventions which provide extra support to our children and young people through a variety of different resources available to us.

* Please note, all of the below activity days are subject to the proposed lifting of restrictions by HM Government on the 19th July 2021.  If we are in a position where an activity day must be cancelled we will make sure to contact parents/carers who have contacted us to book their child/children onto the activity.

Activities / Events

Summer Break Week 1

Tuesday 27th July 2021 Wednesday 28th July 2021 Thursday 29th July 2021 Friday 30th July 2021
Moving Up Teddy Bear's Picnic Animal Olympics Forest Schools
Year 6 Pre-School Years 3, 4 & 5 Reception, Year 1 & 2

A trip to an outdoor activity centre for some fun activities including bush craft and raft building.

Aims:

*  To celebrate the end of primary school.

*  A chance for personal development.

*  Offer support around transition to secondary school.

An AM/PM session to be held at Norton Priory where parents and carers will be invited to come along with their children to enjoy some fun outdoor activities.

Aims:

*  Parent/Carer child interaction and engagement with activities

*  Introductions to the VS and support available

A range of activities including mini sports day, team games, quizzes, arts and crafts all based on the theme of the Olympics.

Aims:

* Take part in physical activities to help promote health and wellbeing.

* To build an animal Olympic team for entering into the “Animal Olympics”.

* To take part in Olympic themed activities.

A child led woodland adventure. Based around a traditional tale followed by activities led by children’s imaginations and interests linked to the story.

Aims:

* To take part in outdoor activities promoting well-being and communication.

* To work together – building relationships.

* To use problem-solving skills.

* To explore the area imaginatively and create their own stories.

Curriculum links:

* Transition – managing change positively and knowing where they can go for support if needed.

* PSHE – intrapersonal skills – building confidence and resilience.

* PSHE – intrapersonal skills – communication and team work.

* P.E

Curriculum links:

* PSED – Making relationships, interacting with others and engaging in play based activities

* Communication and language – Interacting with others

* Moving and handling – Moving freely or with support and exploring

* Understanding the World – exploring the outdoor environment

Curriculum links:

* PHSE confidence building and self expression

* PSHE – intrapersonal skills – building confidence and resilience.

* PE skills

* Improved mental health and well being

* Problem solving skills

Curriculum links:

* PSED/PSHE - Confident to try new activities, to work together and to talk about their ideas and take other’s ideas into account.

* Communication and language / spoken language – Maintaining attention, joining in with discussions and bringing narrative to their experiences.

* Science – Exploring the environment.

* Expressive arts and design/art and design – exploring and using different materials. Bringing imagination into play.

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Summer Week 2 and Week 3

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 Tuesday 10th August 2021
Animal Olympics Next Steps
Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 Year 11

A range of activities including team games, quizzes, arts and crafts all based on the theme of the Olympics.

Aims:

* Take part in physical activities to help promote health and wellbeing.

* To build an animal Olympic team for entering into the “Animal Olympics”.

* To take part in Olympic themed activities.

A trip to an outdoor activity centre for some fun activities including vertical challenge, free abseil and raft building.

Aims:

* To celebrate the end of secondary school.

* A chance for personal development.

* Offer support around transition to post-16.

Curriculum links:

* PSHE – intrapersonal skills – building confidence and resilience.

* D&T skills

* Improved mental health and well being

* Problem solving skills

Curriculum links:

* Transition – managing change positively and knowing where they can go for support if needed.

* PSHE – intrapersonal skills – building confidence and resilience.

* PSHE – intrapersonal skills – communication and team work.

* P.E

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Support / Interventions

Intervention Target Group Details
Storytime Magazine KS1 & KS2 - identified through PEPs and progress / attainment data.

A year's subscription to a story magazine sent out monthly to each child at their placement address.

Aims:

  • To develop an interest in reading through brightly illustrated magazines rather than books.
  • To develop reading skills through easy to read short stories.
Curiosity Book Club Reception & targeted CIC identified through PEPs and attainment data.

Partnership with local bookstore “Curiosity Bookshop” to provide individualised book parcels sent out to a child’s placement address once a half term for the academic year.

Aims:

  • To encourage reading at home by providing reading materials that a CIC can read individually or with carers.
  • To tailor reading materials to suit individual needs, levels or reading and interests / hobbies.
1:1 Tuition As requested

Working alongside a tuition agency to arrange after school tuition for a range of subjects should a child or young person request this support.

Aims:

  • To provide good quality 1:1 support on a child or young person’s identified subject.
  • To provide tuition in more than one subject should it be needed.
  • To monitor progress through reports received from tutors for each session.
Activity Packs All Pre-School, Primary & Secondary CIC

Tailored activity packs have been put together and posted out to children and young people aged 0-16 for Easter and Summer holidays with items including books, games, worksheets, arts & crafts and hands on activities.

Aims:

  • To provide a range of resources to be used at home either independently or with parent/carer support.
  • To support a range of skills and curriculum areas including reading, writing, speaking & listening, maths and mental health & wellbeing.
Virtual School Website All CIC

Developing sections within the Virtual School website to support children and young people from early years through to post-16.

Aims:

  • To provide subject specific information including basic tutorials and links to relevant websites.
  • To share ideas and resources to support learning at home and positive mental health & wellbeing.
  • To provide information and guidance around key stages including transition and post-16 options.

 

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