24th July, 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Another year has come swiftly to a close.

In addition to accessing the curriculum in school, we have had the opportunity to experience and participate in a number of activities in the wider community over the year.

Apart from P.E. and sports’ day in school, the class also gained much from our weekly offsite P.E. sessions, during which they were given the opportunity to participate in bowling, badminton, table-tennis and swimming. Most were very enthusiastic about taking part in these activities and displayed abilities and determination to be proud of.

Three work ready days, and a ‘Job Safari’ that were organised over the year gave the class an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the different jobs people do in the wider community. We spent a day observing people in three different areas of work.

To develop independence and self-help skills the class has had opportunities to interact with people in the wider community.

To make the transition, from Addington to college a smooth one, many of the class attended the Links courses at Reading college and B.C.A.

Some of the class team went on a five day school residential trip to Kent with others from the F.E. department. It was an outdoor learning centre where they participated in team building and climbing activities, bush craft, archery and developed independence skills. These trips always bring out the best in everyone and are very enjoyable.

For our end of year class trip, we went in to Reading Town centre where we watched a film, had lunch at Nandos, followed by an ice cream before returning to school. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.  

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and the very generous gifts. We take this opportunity to wish those of our class moving in to new classes in September all the very best in all you do. We will continue to see and work with you frequently, as we do in F.E.

Finally, we would like to wish each of you a restful and enjoyable summer break.  We look forward to the new class convening in September.   

Very sincerely,

William and team.