The Cottage (SRB)

A Day In the Cottage

Arriving in the morning

The school gates will open at 8:30am each morning and the children are welcomed into the Cottage at 8:45am.  Your Teacher will be Mrs Cartner-Dobbs but children call her Mrs Cartner.

Registration

The children make their way over to their main school class to register and complete morning activities including spelling, writing and maths.

Morning Exercise

Every morning the children do some form of exercise including Go Noodle, yoga, running or exercise videos to prepare them for learning. Studies show that vigorous or strenuous exercise is associated with decreases in stereotypic (self-stimulatory) behaviours, hyperactivity, aggression, self-injury, and destructiveness.

9:30 – 10:15am: Literacy

We know that writing and Literacy maybe difficult for some pupils so we provide practical, hands on activities and games that help them to understand the areas they are struggling with including spelling, inference, prediction, punctuation and writing for a purpose eventually using these strategies to support mental methods.

10:15 – 10.30am: Reward Time

We operate a reward system in The Cottage and if pupils get all their tickets for that session they get to have 15 minutes reward time playing with toys such as Lego, Knex, Bendaroos, role pay, Play doh and construction toys.

10:30 – 11.00am: Snack and Chat then playtime

During the morning pupils have a snack and a drink. We then join the children on the main school playground.

11.00 – 12:15pm: Maths

We approach Math lessons in a fun practical way, using real items, the Interactive Whiteboard and math games this helps pupils to understand abstract concepts and makes learning enjoyable.

12:15 – 12:30pm: Reward Time

We operate a reward system in The Cottage and if pupils get all their tickets for that session they get to have 15 minutes reward time playing with toys such as Lego, Knex, Bendaroos, role pay, Plat doh and construction toys.

12:30 – 1.30pm: Lunchtime

We will all have our lunch in the cookery room in the main school. We are expected to sit nicely, follow instructions and eat with a knife and fork. Once we have finished our dinner we can go out onto the main playground to play. Mrs Cartner goes home at lunchtime.

1.30 – 2:45pm: Assembly / Sound of the day

During the afternoon Pupils will participate in different activities and learn about lots of new and exciting things. These may include:

  • Social skills
  • Emotions
  • Forest Schools
  • Art
  • Science
  • Topic
  • Life skills
  • Cookery
  • Craft skills
  • Swimming
2:45 – 3:00pm: Reward Time

We operate a reward system in The Cottage and if pupils get all their tickets for that session they get to have 15 minutes reward time playing with toys such as Lego, Knex, Bendaroos, role pay, Plat doh and construction toys.

3:00 -3:15pm: Story time

Staff read pupils a story to finish off the day

3:15pm – Time to go home!
Inclusion into the main school

 Pupils who join the SRB are expected to be able to access up to 50% inclusion into the main school in order to meet the SRB admissions criteria. The inclusion will suit the individual pupils needs and work with their strengths and weaknesses.

 

Things for your parents/carers to know!
PE kit

Please could you provide your child with a p.e. kit in a named bag to keep at school. (Blue or black shorts, a white polo shirt/house team shirt and a pair of black plimsolls)

Snack

Pupils are asked to bring in their own healthy snack and we recommend fruit or yoghurt.

Cottage reward system
Tickets

You will earn a ticket for following each rule so can earn up to 3 tickets each session

  • 1 ticket = 5 minutes reward time
  • 2 tickets = 10 minutes reward time
  • 3 tickets = 15 minutes reward time
Rules

Follow instructions given by staff

Complete all tasks given by staff.

Be kind to others.

Marbles

If you followed the three class rules all day you get to put a marble in the marble house, once the house is full then you get to have a special treat. These will be written on a piece of paper in sealed balls so it will be a surprise.