Communication & interaction Needs Centre (CoIN)

Welcome to Rockets Class

Rockets Class is a specialist Communication and Interaction Needs centre (CoIN) (formally known as a Speech and Language centre) attached to the mainstream school.  We cater for up to 10 children in the class.  These children range in age from 4 to 7 years (from Reception to Year 2).  

 

Through our differentiated curriculum, we aim to target the needs of the individuals within the group.  We work on developing attention and listening skills, vocabulary recall and word sequencing as well as building confidence and clarity in speech.  Through the use of visual supports, differentiated questioning (based on Blank Level Questioning) and sessions in which we practise social skills in the classroom we aim to support children to make progress towards achieving their individual targets.

 

We work closely with our speech and language therapist to plan and deliver our curriculum to ensure that best speech and language practice is fully integrated, basing the majority of our teaching around our topic.  Children are taught in small groups, pairs or 1:1 as appropriate to the child and activity in order to maximise progress.  We aim to narrow the gap in achievement between the children in the centre and their mainstream peers.

 

During the morning, most children focus on literacy and numeracy in the centre classroom.  During the afternoons, children integrate into their mainstream year groups.  

 

All children in the centre have a full EHCP (Education, Health Care Plan) and are placed by Surrey CC.  If you feel that your child would be appropriately placed at the centre, please contact your case officer for details of this process.  Unfortunately, due to the restriction on places, children in the mainstream classes do not have access to the teaching in the centre.

Some useful websites:

www.communication4all.co.uk

www.elklan.co.uk -Elklan language builders

www.talkingpoint.org.uk -this has a range of information and resources for parents/carers and professionals

www.ican.org.uk -for information and resources about children and young people with SLCN, training, conferences etc

http://www.afasic.org.uk/

http://www.do2learn.com/games/learningames.htm- helpful games for facial expressions and emotions

http://www.commtap.org/

https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/