Please click on the link below for a wealth of amazing videos from our staff, including craft activities, stories, songs, dancing, animals including Marty the therapy pony to Oscar the guitar playing dog. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have.
Please see links below to information regarding the current situation.
Some of our children may benefit from the advice and support, on the following website, which helps to reduce anxiety and support children and their mental health throughout this difficult time.
Please click on the link below to access resources to keep your child / young person busy if they are at home:
Hello, please see below, Chester Zoo are opening their doors to us all at home!
Please find below an open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents, families and others who support them from Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families. The letter signposts key Covid-19 guidance published over the past week.
Please share this information with as many professionals and parents as possible
Autism West Midlands will continue to offer advice appointments and support throughout the ongoing outbreak over the phone and via email. Parents and carers can contact our small team directly as follows;
Mon, Tue, Weds = Wendy Cowton 07900784186
Weds, Thu, Fri = Emma Hegenbarth 07881109480
During this unpredictable and unsettling period we can offer guidance around;
- Supporting children who are anxious and upset about the virus
- Coping with change and uncertainty
- Suggestions to keep them active and engaged
With the schools closing, and people becoming more isolated we know that such support will be essential for families.
Earlier this week, twelve pupils from Severndale’s primary and secondary departments participated in Gotta Dance 2020 at Theatre Severn. The pupils had been learning a variety of different dance styles to a range of music genres in their lunch times. On the night the pupils were fantastic and did themselves and the Academy proud. Their behaviour was outstanding and the performance was incredible. The pupils were blown away with the crowd’s reaction as the noise from the applause filled the theatre. The pupils demonstrated the fabulous work they do here at Severndale and that everyone should be included.
We would like to say a huge congratulations to the children who danced and sang at the School Games opening ceremony earlier this week.
Throughout this term, a group of students has been working with Shrewsbury Town in the Community to produce a Bollywood dance as part of their PE curriculum. The students have delighted in learning new skills and techniques and they are very excited to be sharing their enjoyment of dance with everyone at the Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
They performed in front of 400 children and adults. They felt proud when they heard everyone cheering for them. They are especially proud of the Certificate and Trophy they received for their achievements. A student from upper primary said ”it was amazing I had tears of joy it was so good and everyone was cheering for us”. Well Done to everyone involved in making this wonderful opportunity a huge success.
In the event of any extreme weather then please listen to local radio for information on school closures. If the Academy is closed to pupils then it will be announced on local radio, a message will be sent out to all parents / carers via our call parents system and we will also note it on our website.
Our Extreme Weather Policy is now available on the website in the information, policies section.
Futures students join Lower Primary each Thursday to gain experience working with younger students within school. They work alongside the children assisting them with their learning.
In more recent weeks they have been helping with communication aids following three step instructions using the class Ipad with an app called Proloquo2Go, which is monitored by the Speech and Language Therapists from the NHS who work alongside us here at Severndale. To make the learning fun they use Proloquo2Go a communication game to do this. The class teacher monitors how this is going and the speech and language therapist provides the programme to follow.