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05/03/21

We can finally reveal our masked readers. Well done to all the children who guessed correctly! Masked Readers Answers Masked Reader 1 – Miss Melvin Masked Reader 2 – Mr D Masked Reader 3 – Miss Hooper Masked Reader 4 – Mr Powe Masked Reader 5 – Miss Forrest

05/03/21

Our masked reader answers will be posted in your class team today as well as our world book day newsletter.

04/03/21

A gentle reminder that road restrictions are in place on Ivy Gardens. Parents will be unable to drive down this road to park at the start and end of the day.

04/03/21

Retweetd From Saqib khan

Ready for world book Day! https://t.co/A9f9LjN7z0

04/03/21

Who is our 5th Masked Reader - The Lion! https://t.co/lSa6yBN8XY

04/03/21

Retweetd From Katie Tilcock

Happy world book day from Lexie. https://t.co/pNyUCt4O1h

04/03/21

Retweetd From Jo Harries

World book day! Bear, from the Bear and the Piano, Max from Where the Wild Things Are, and Peter from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. https://t.co/4NHzlVDOHy

02/03/21

Who is our third masked reader! The Shark has been posted in your class team for voting!

01/03/21

Retweetd From PE at Home

This week the team bring you special edition dodgeball resources - our KS1 and KS2 cards have been authored in collaboration with the fantastic students ! Please feel free download your copy at https://t.co/jWLiVLQeuE https://t.co/Npn9eatNeI

01/03/21

Our second masked reader has been posted. Who is behind the Alien face? https://t.co/8fuGPFqJHv

01/03/21

We have uploaded a book called Gordon the Uncertainty Giant by to support children about the current changes relating to Covid 19. This can be downloaded from our parents CV19 Resource Area

01/03/21

We will be posting our second masked reader at 2:00! Who is the alien? Families, please feel free to tweet us videos of our lovely children guessing who it is/trying to figure it out! We can't wait to see what everyone guesses.

01/03/21

Retweetd From Jo Harries

kids absolutely loved the masked reader. We are all looking forward to these every day!

01/03/21

We had a lot of fun making them! the next one is at 2:00! Who is the alien?

01/03/21

We've uploaded a Back to School social story by to support with any anxiety your child may have about returning on March 8th. This can be found in your Class Teams - File area. It will also be in the Parent and Carer section of the website. https://t.co/NTfkyGQqlt

01/03/21

Who can it be! Listen to Unicorn reading in your class team. Remember to vote for the teacher once you have watched it! https://t.co/zmpV8gDdNk

28/02/21

We will be posting our first masked reader on your class team tomorrow morning - all you have to do is vote!

26/02/21

Please check your emails for information about a return to school workshop for all families at Harris Primary Merton. If you know of other Merton families who may benefit please feel free to share :) https://t.co/hxK3mtsPW8

26/02/21

Merton and Sutton are offering a wellbeing workshop to support children with anxiety. Details below. https://t.co/fJq5RrJZQJ

25/02/21

Retweetd From Merton Libraries

You can download our app on your Apple or Android device and access your library anytime, anywhere on the go. https://t.co/CGoVeYuxCB

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Occupational Therapy

At HPAM, we monitor our children from an early age to ensure they are making good levels of development physically.  If we feel a child is not meeting typical levels of fine or gros motor skills (or other areas of their physical development) the SENCO will talk meet with you to discuss a possible referral to the Occupational Team. 

If you child has an EHCP, they may have an OT package written into their Section F.  If this is the case for your child, our own therapist comes into school once a week to deliver packages to the EHCP children on a rotational basis. 

Occupational Therapy is usually assessed by the NHS.  It is usually when the teacher notices a child is struggling with some physical skills such as buttons on a shirt or kicking a ball.  Occupational Therapy tasks and activities works to improve fine and gross motor skills and motor planning. It can also help kids who struggle with self-regulation and sensory processing. The therapy is tailored to a child’s specific needs. Before it begins, an occupational therapist (an OT) looks at a child’s strengths and challenges, and the tasks that child has trouble with. The OT will then create a program of activities for the child to work on. 

Here are examples of the tasks and skills OTs might focus on:

  • Self-care routines like getting dressed (fine motor skills and motor planning)

  • Writing and copying notes (fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination)

  • Holding and controlling a pencil, using scissors (fine motor skills, motor planning)

  • Throwing and catching (gross motor skills like balance and coordination)

  • Organising their school bag (motor planning, organization skills)

  • Reacting to sensory input (self-regulation skills)

OT consists of exercises and activities to build specific skills that are weak. For example, if a child has very messy handwriting, therapy may include multisensory techniques to help with handwriting. If a child struggles with focus, the therapist might have that child do full-body exercises before sitting down to do homework.

The earlier a child starts OT, the more effective it tends to be. Being able to do basic tasks can also help build up kids’ self-esteem and confidence, which can drop when they are struggling, especially in front of their peers.

Kids who struggle with motor skills tend to be uncoordinated and are often clumsy. Being seen as “different” can put them at risk of being bullied and make them feel like victims.

 

Information adapted and taken from Understood.org

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