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Addington School

Local Information and Events

 

 

Operation Bletchley:  The virtual codebreaking mission… Christmas in Berlin

 

Please click here to view information about Operation Bletchley:  a virtual codebreaking mission which can be completed over the Christmas holidays.

 

ADHD and Demand Avoidance Course

 

Please click here for information about an ADHD and Demand Avoidance Course.

 

Free Online Courses

Please click here for information about free online courses being offered by Wokingham Adult Education.  Courses on offer include Managing your child's anxiety and supporting anxious teenagers.

Demand Avoidance Online Course

Please click here to view information about a course entitled “Understanding Oppositional Demand Avoidance & Pathological Demand Avoidance"

 

Online Behaviour Course

Please click here for information about an online course "What's behind challenging behaviour" being held in December

 

Kidz to Adultz Disabled Living

 

Please click here to read the latest Kidz to Adultz Disabled Living newsletter

 

Reading Families Forum Online Coffee Morning 11.11.20 and Zoom call for young people with SEND on 12.11.20

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum about an online Coffee Morning on 11.11.20 at which they are inviting families to give their experiences as carers attending the Royal Berks Hospital.  Please click here for information about a zoom video chat for young people with SEND on 12.11.20.

 

Looking after your Mental Health

 

Please click here to view information about how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak and click here to view the November 20 Action for Happiness Calendar (Action for Happiness info@actionforhappiness.org).

 

Wokingham Library Online Code Club

On Saturday November 7, Wokingham Library are running a Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 who would like to learn to program.  The sessions are currently running on the first and third Saturday of each month, using Microsoft Teams.  Please click here for further information.

 

Online Sleep Information Sessions

 

Please click here to view information about online sleep information courses.

 

Promise Inclusion (Mencap) Newsletter

  

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion October newsletter.

 

Disabled Living Virtual Exhibition

 

Please click here for information about a Kidz to Adultz Virtual Exhibition being held by Disabled Living from 9-13 November.

 

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT SURVEY

 

Please click here to view a copy of an email sent to parents inviting them to complete a Home to School Transport Survey at the request of Wokingham Borough Council.

 

Reading Families Forum Online Meetings

 

Reading Families Forum are offering online video meetings (rather than their usual coffee meetings) on 23rd October and 11th November (please click links for further information).

 

Transition from Child to Adult Services

 

Please click the following link to view a document Transition from Child to Adult Services by Dimensions which gives some advice and information.

 

Neurodiverse Drama Holiday Courses – October half term

 

Please click here for information about two FREE neurodiverse drama holiday courses being offered during October half term.

SEN Basketball and Multi Skill Camp at Half Term

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving details of a Reading Rockets SEN Basketball and Multi Skills Camp being held during October Half Term.

 

Wokingham Children’s Free Book Festival Online

The Wokingham Libraries are running an online Book Festival during the weekend of 17 and 18 October.  They have some top authors talking about their books, inspirations, illustrations and writing techniques.  This is a free event.  You can sign up for sessions at the following link:  

www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

The first 100 attendees signing-up for each session will also get the option of a signed bookplate from the author.

 

Saturday Art Clubs at Activate Learning Colleges

 

Activate Learning are currently accepting applications to their Art & Design/ Fashion & Business Saturday Clubs.  Please click the following links for information about:

Art and Design Saturday Club

Fashion Business Saturday Club

 

New Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby

 

Please see attached flyer about New Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby.  The Brigands are a newly formed mixed ability rugby team formed under the umbrella of IMAS (International Mixed Ability Sport) hoping to compete with other IMAS rugby teams locally and nationally. 

 

Training is for 17 year olds and over on Thursdays from 6.30-8p.m. and Saturdays from 11a.m. until 12.30 p.m. We are developing a Mens contact rugby team, as under RFU rules mens and womens rugby are separate. Women can do non contact training with us, but not take part in matches.  We do aspire to developing a women's team, so we would love to hear from both men and women.

Anyone interested, as a player, or as a supporter, please get in touch on the following numbers:  Kate Stonehouse - 0755 709 8994/Colin Stonehouse - 07508 970 534 

 

Reading Families Forum – Coffee afternoon 23.10.20

 

Please find attached flyer giving details of a virtual coffee afternoon being held by the Reading Families Forum on 23 October.

 

Kidz to Adultz Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Kidz to Adultz September Newsletter

 

Promise Inclusion (Formerly Mencap) 

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion (Formerly Mencap) September newsletter.

 

Home to School Transport and Travel Assistance Consultation

 

Please click here to view a letter from Wokingham Borough Council.  They are reviewing and consulting on their home to school transport and travel assistance policies and the letter gives information about how you can give your views.

 

Car Boot Sales in Woodley Town Centre

 

The planned Boot Sale on 20th September in Woodley has bee postponed to the following week, 27th September. The Car Boot Sale will then continue to run for the remainder of 2020 on every second and fourth Sunday of the month

 

Th exact dates are as follows

Sunday 27th September 2020

Sunday 11th October 2020

Sunday  25th October 2020

Sunday 8th November 2020

Sunday 22nd November  2020

Sunday 13th December 2020

 

Parenting Special Children

 

Parenting Special Children are asking parents to complete a survey (click for information) about the service they provide to children.

 

Letter from SEND Voices Wokingham

Please click here to view a letter from SEND voices Wokingham 15.9.20

Promise Inclusion (Mencap) August Mailing

 

Please click here to read the Promise Inclusion (Mencap) August Mailing

 

Supporting Children and Young People's Wellbeing over the summer

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have produced some information to help support young people over the summer holidays:

The #SelfcareSummer Primary pack is full of fun activities designed to help children look after their mental health and wellbeing while enjoying themselves. It also signposts them and their families to additional support if they need it. The #SelfcareSummer Secondary pack helps young people to create their own individual self-care plan for the summer holidays based on strategies which other young people have found helpful, and also signposts to additional support if they need it.

 

Parenting Special Children

 

Please click here to view information about online events and courses being run during the summer holidays by Parenting Special Children 

 

Woodley Town Council Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the July 2020 Woodley Town Council Newsletter.

 

Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap) newsletter

 

Please click here to read the June 2020 edition of the Promise Inclusion newsletter.

 

Disabled Living Magazine

 

Please click here to read the latest edition of the Kidz to Adultz Disabled Living Magazine 

 

Information from the Learning Disability Partnership Board (CLASP)

 

Please click the following links to read information from the Learning Disability Partnership Board (CLASP):

Learning Disability Partnership Board (CLASP) news June 2020

Zoom Meetings poster

Royal Berkshire Hospital Coronavirus Testing – This is an easy to read document for people with learning disabilities that explains what will happen if you need to go the Royal Berkshire Hospital ‘drive-thru’ for a Coronavirus test. 

NHS Test and Trace Easy Read Posters - Poster 1  Poster 2  -  Poster 3

Activities to do at home

Stay Hydrated – and easy to read document

Shopping in Wokingham Borough

 

Parenting Special Children

Please click here to view information from Parenting Special Children.  This includes information about online events this week and going forward.

 

 

Sensory Festival – 11 and 12th July

 

Please click here to view information about an online Sensory Festival for parents and practitioners.  The event is focused on those with SEND, autism, and complex needs. There will be informal video presentations, online workshops, and question and answer sessions. 

 

Children’s Summer Technology Camp

 

Please click here to view information about a Summer Technology Camp being held from 27th -31st July 2020 at Hemdean House School.

 

Parenting Special Children

Please click here to view information from Parenting Special Children, including free events online via Zoom

  

Welcome back to school video

 

As more children are now returning to school, this video explains some of the measures that have been put in place to keep everyone safe at Addington

 

Promise Inclusion (MENCAP) May 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the May 2020 Newsletter from Promise Inclusion ( formerly MENCAP)

BBC Bitesize for SEND Students

 

BBC Bitesize has advice for parents of students with SEND and this includes advice about wellbeing and home-schooling.

 

Free Digital book about the Coronavirus

A free digital book for children has been released which explains about the Coronavirus and is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.  Please click here for further information.

 

Promise Inclusion (MENCAP) April 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the April 2020 Newsletter from Promise Inclusion ( formerly MENCAP)

 

Promise Inclusion (MENCAP) March 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the March 2020 Newsletter from Promise Inclusion ( formerly MENCAP)

 

Library Online Events

 

Please click here to view information from local libraries about events they are holding online.

 

Wokingham Active Kids and Adults

 

Please click here to view the 2020 brochure for Wokingham Active Kids and Adults.

 

Golf “Feel Inspired” Sessions

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving information about Golf sessions for girls and boys with SEND aged between 8 and 21.

Bike Bonanza Session – 15.4.20

 

 Wokingham Borough Council will be running an Easter holiday family Bike Bonanza in Woodley on Wednesday 15th April – see poster attached  and the link: https://myjourneywokingham.com/events/easter-bike-bonanza-at-woodford-park-15th-april-2020/

 This is a free, drop-in event – there is no need to  book. We will have our team of Bikeability instructors there to help children who are learning to ride and there will also be cycle skills sessions and a bike obstacle course for those who can already ride. (Children need to bring their own pedal bikes for these sessions.)

 

Reading Families Forum Meeting 25.3.20

 

Please click here to view information about a meeting on 25.3.20 being held by Reading Families Forum for parents with SEND children.

 

Vegan Market

 

Woodley Town Centre are holding a Vegan market on 15.3.20.  Please click here to view further information.

 

Scarlet Fever

 

Please click here to view a letter giving information about Scarlet Fever

 

 

Bobicats Disability Football

 

Please the links below for information about:

 

Bobicats disability football sessions

Bobicats football tournament - 10.5.20

 

 

Promise Inclusion (Mencap) Information

 

Please click the links below to view information about the following:

 

February 2020 mailing

Thinking Ahead Workshop 30.4.20

Carers Lunch 10.3.20

 

Singing Hands Event – 3 May 2010

 

Stepping Stones DS is a local charity who provide a variety of services and activities for children with Down Syndrome.  They are holding a Singing Hands event on Sunday 3rd May to raise funds for their charity:  please click here for further information.

 

Educational Apps for Parents

 

Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home, a panel of experts has approved 6 with a focus on early literacy, language and communication.  

The 6 apps - published on the Hungry Little Minds website – are part of the government’s drive to help parents make informed decisions about the use of technology in creating positive learning environments at home  and are also recommended by the Department of Education.

 

Addington Association Family Quiz Night - Friday 20 March 2020

 

Please click here to view information about a Family Quiz Night on Friday 20 March.

 

Advice about Coronavirus - updated February 2020

 

Please find attached updates about Coronavirus.

 

CAN Network Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the February 2020 CAN Network Newsletter.

 

Annual Review and Home School Transport Training

 

Please click here for information about Annual Review and Home School Transport Training being held on 26 February.

 

Involve AWARE Event -  24th March 9.30am to 3.00pm 

The Involve AWARE campaign (Awareness With Action Reduces Exploitation) has started. They are sending out social media posts via a number of public platforms in the lead up to an event they are holding the 24th March at Newbold College in Binfield (please click here to view flyer and here to go to the link to sign up). The event will be free and open to any member of the public. They are hoping to have guest speakers on all topics they are focusing on, which include: County lines, Child Exploitation, Modern Day Slavery, Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking, Domestic Servitude and Knife Crime. The primary purpose of both the media campaign and the public event is to increase general awareness of exploitation and positively impact on those affected by these forms of often hidden harm.

 

Wokingham Adult Education Courses

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving information regarding a course about Education Administration and click here to view other Wokingham Adult Education current courses

 

Dimensions Transition Leaflet

 

Please click here to read information about transitions from Dimensions.

 

Promise Inclusion Information

Please click the links below to view information about the following:

 

January 2020 mailing

Valentines disco

Musical Trip

Pottery Painting for Siblings

Promise Inclusion are recruiting, please click here for further information.

 

Caterlink are Recruiting

 

Caterlink, who supply our school meals, are currently recruiting, please click here for further information.

 

Reading Families Forum Fun Day - 7 March 2020

 

Please click here to view a Flyer for a Fun Day on 7 March 2020

 

Thumbs Up Club - Bookings now open for Easter holidays

 

Thumbs Up Club Bookings are now open (from 01/02-15/02/20)  for the Easter holidays.  Please click here to view information from Thumbs Up Club about how to book spaces.

 

Wokingham Library Events - February Half Term

 

Please click here to view information about February Half term events running across Wokingham Borough Libraries for children.

 

 

Addington Association Challenge Update

 

Please click here to view a letter from the Addington Association.

 

ASSIST Autism Workshops

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving details of Autism specific workshops being offered by ASSIST from February to June 2020.

 

Children’s Mental Health Week – 3-9 February 2020

 

Children’s Mental Health Week is from 3rd – 9th February 2020.  Visit the Children’s Mental Health Week website for further information.

The campaign is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

  

Museum of English Rural Life

 

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is organising a photography day for publicity materials for our schools and family events programmes. We are looking for families to participate on Monday 17th February (during the school holidays). We need about 20 primary age children (6-11 years old) and several adults.  Please click here to view flyer for more details.

 

If you and your children would like to be involved, please contact Rhea Douglas at the Museum of English Rural Life (r.douglas@reading.ac.uk). The parent/guardian must accompany the child at all times and may themselves be photographed when we do photos of family activities. We ask all participants (or parents) to sign a photography permission form.  We will do our best to plan the day so that the children also have some fun! There will be some craft activities, object handling, and dressing up!

 

SEN Basketball and multi-skills camp 21.2.20

 

Please click here to view a flyer about an SEN Basketball and multi-skills camp being held on 21.2.20.

 

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 Information from Wokingham Borough Libraries

 

In Support of Holocaust Memorial Day January 27, 2020 all Wokingham Borough Libraries will have materials on display along with information booklets and books to borrow from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.   

 

A booklist for young people is attached and there is a wealth of information available to use on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website, https://www.hmd.org.uk/take-part-in-holocaust-memorial-day/schools/

 

TVAP Talk

 

Thames Valley Adventure Playground (contact details: Tel: 01628 628599, Email: elly@tvap.co.uk

www.tvap.org.uk) have shared details of the following event which may be of interest to parents/carers:

 

TVAP Carers and Parents talk by Afasic at TVAP on Saturday 1st February 2020 10.30am-12pm.

 

The helpline manager will talk about:

 

  • Tips for parents and carers
  • How to access help
  • About SLCN, and speech, language and communication disability in general
  • Who Afasic are and what support and information they offer

 

 

Reading Families Forum Coffee evening – 11 February 2020

 

Please click here to view a flyer about a Coffee evening being held on 11 February 2020 by the Reading Families Forum.

 

DJ Gary

 

If anyone watched the Greatest Dancer on Saturday, they may have recognised DJ Gary!  He is then off to the Oscars again! - click here to view a press release

 

Cold Weather Advice

The Met Office have issued a Level 2 Cold Weather AlertPlease see attached leaflet issued by the NHS, giving advice about staying well in cold weather.

 

Woodley Town Council

 

Please click here to view the Woodley Town Council January 2020 newsletter and here to view their Agenda for their next meeting on 29th January.

 

Information from Learning Disabilities Partnership Board

 

Noro Virus information sheet

Noro Virus leaflet

Optalis Wokingham Soup Evening – 26.2.20

Rose Buddies Craft Sessions

Rose Buddies Puzzle drop in

Rose Buddies Three Frogs quiz nights poster 2020

The Night Owls events – save the date

Transforming Care Partnership – Easy Read flyer

Transforming Care Partnership – Workshops for families

Further information from Learning Disabilities Partnership Board and partner organisations

 

Wokingham Active Kids - February half term and Easter holidays

 

Please click here to view information about Wokingham Active Kids holiday camps.

 

TVAP Christmas and New Year opening times

 

Please click here to view the Christmas and New Year opening times at Thames Valley Adventure Playground.

 

CAN Network

 

Please click here to view the December 19 newsletter from the CAN Network.

 

Information from Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap/Promise Inclusion

 

Please click here to view the Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap/Promise Inclusion December 19 newsletter and here to view a flyer about a Carers lunch.

 

Food Share at Christmas

 

Please see attached poster about a Food Share scheme in Bracknell for the homeless and anyone struggling.

 

Disabled Living Newsletter

 

Please click here to read the latest posts from the Disabled Living website.

 

Optalis Out and About - January 2020 brochure

 

Please click here to view the Optalis Out and About January 2020 brochure.

 

Christmas Tips for people with Autism

 

Please click the links below for tips for helping people with Autism cope with Christmas:

 

Tips for parents/carers

Tips for grandparents

General Christmas tips

 

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime - Kenton Theatre, Henley - 17.12.19 

Please click here to view poster for the relaxed performance of the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime being held at Kenton Theatre, Henley on 17.12.19 

 

Sleep Workshop

 

Please find attached flyer giving information about a sleep workshop being held at The Avenue School in January.  This workshop is aimed at parents with children aged 10+ who have additional needs. 

 

Woodley Town Council Events 2020

 

Please click here to view a list of events being held by Woodley Town Council in 2020.

 

Notices from Learning Disability Partnership Board/CLASP – December 2019

 

Please click here to read information from the Learning Disability Partnership Board.

 

Cinema Screenings at Loddon Valley

 

New for 2019 Loddon Valley Leisure Centre are running some family Christmas film showings:

 

Elf – 21st December 1pm start (click to view poster)

White Christmas - 22nd December 2pm start (click to view poster)

 

Tickets are £5 – and if bought now are on a 2 for 1 offer!

 

The links for tickets are below:

White Christmas

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-movie-white-christmas-tickets-83985269201

Elf

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-movie-elf-tickets-82579713145

 

Information from Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap/Promise Inclusion

 

Please click here to view the Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap/Promise Inclusion November 19 newsletter.

  

Wokingham Active Kids Christmas Holiday Camp

 

Please find attached the Activity Programme (click here for week 1  and here for week 2) for the Wokingham Active Kids Christmas Holiday Camp at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre.

 

Business Enterprise Christmas Products for sale

 

Please click here to view information about Christmas Products which our Business Enterprise team are offering for sale.

 

Autism and Anxiety talk – 3.12.19

Please click here for information about a talk being held on 3rd December at Reading University about supporting children with autism and anxiety.

 

Reading Families Forum

 

Please click here to view a flyer about a coffee evening being held by Reading Families Forum (a voice for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities) on the evening of 17th December 2019.

 

Sun newspaper tokens

Please collect Books for School tokens from the Sun newspaper printed daily between Saturday, November 23, 2019 and Saturday, January 18, 2020 and send into school.  Please click here for further information.  We need 3,500 tokens to get our free pack of books.  Thank you for your help.

 

Jack and the Beanstalk Multi-Sensory Pantomime

 

Please click here for details of Multi-Sensory Pantomime performances being run by the Head2head Theatre group.

 

Coral Reef – Accessible Sessions

 

Coral Reef are trialling for 3 months a monthly Special Needs session beginning in November (Pool and slides (individuals and families) and Spa (over 18's)).

Please click here for further information and ticket prices.

 

Wokingham Winter Carnival – Sunday 24 November 2019

  

Please click here to view the programme for the Wokingham Winter Carnival.

 

 

Reading Rockets SEN Basketball

 

Please click here to view information about Reading Rockets Basketball sessions for children and young people with additional needs.

 

 

Free Football Tickets

On Sunday 17th November, Reading FC Women take on Bristol City Women at Madejski Stadium, Reading.  To encourage support from the local community, Reading FC is providing FREE tickets.  Please click here for further information.

 

Information from Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap/Promise Inclusion

 

Please click the following links for information:

October 19 Mailing

Poster about Carers Lunch 12.11.19

Christmas Party poster 29.11.19

Bracknell Forest lottery poster

 

 

CAN Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the October 2019 CAN Newsletter

 

Mencap Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the September 19 newsletter from Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap and click here to view a poster about a trip to the Ideal Home exhibition.

 

 

Wokingham Active Kids Holiday Camps

Please the links below to view information about Active Kids holiday camps during October half term:

 At Loddon

At St. Crispins 

News from Wokingham Libraries

Please click here to find out what is happening in our local libraries

 

SEN Multi Sports Camp – 1.11.19

 

Please click here to view a flyer about a Multi Sports Camp for SEN students during half term.

 

Reading Mencap Christmas Market – 24.11.19

 

Please click here to view a flyer about a Christmas Market being held on 24.11.19

 

Reading Families Forum  Age 16+ SEND transition Information Afternoon - 16 November 2019

 

Please click here to view a flyer from the Reading Families Forum  about an Age 16+ SEND transition Information Afternoon.

 

SEND Golf Lessons

 

Please click here for information about Golf lessons for children aged 8-21 years with special needs.

 

Reading Town Meal – 28th September 2019 – 12-4 pm

 

Please click here to view information about a community event being held in Forbury Gardens this weekend.

 

Optalis Out and About Brochure October 2019

 

Please click here to view the