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  • Joy to the World - Christmas 2023

    Published 12/12/23

    This week on Monday and Tuesday the Children put on two performances of their Christmas Production 'Joy to the World'. 

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  • The Wellbeing Award

    Published 09/11/23

    Saxon Wood School has achieved the Wellbeing Award! A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in helping the school achieve this award!

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  • Halloween & Bonfire Night

    Published 03/11/23

    Celebrating Halloween at the Monster Ball and learning all about Bonfire Night!

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  • Celebrating the Jewish Festival of Sukkot

    Published 20/10/23

    Sukkot is a week-long Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and sharing the harvest.

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  • Trip to Marwell for Hedgehog Class

    Published 26/07/23

    The children from Hedgehog class thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Marwell last week as part of their topic on Rainforests. They had a great trip and learnt all about the different animals and plant life that can be found in the rainforest. The children were wonderful, and we are very proud of them. 

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  • Milestones Trip

    Published 28/04/23

    The children from Rabbit and Hedgehog class thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Milestones Museum of Living History last week. We had a great trip and learnt all about different transport in the past! The children were wonderful, and we are very proud of them. 

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  • Easter Bonnet Parade

    Published 31/03/23

    A great big thank you to all of the parents, carers and children for taking part in the 'Make your own Easter Bonnet Parade'. You really did go all out and we saw lots of exceptional bonnets with some fabulous decorations. Well Done! 

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  • Lego-Based Therapy

    Published 13/02/23

    We are pleased to share with you that four members of staff completed their Lego-Based Therapy training this week at school.

    Mrs Meade, Miss Steward, Ms Collins and Ms Bullock are now accredited to deliver Lego-Based Therapy sessions to the children at Saxon Wood.

    What is Lego-Based Therapy?

    Lego-Based Therapy is a social development intervention that uses Lego activities to support the development of a wide range of social skills within a group setting.

    Whilst it was initially developed for children with autism, Lego-Based Therapy has since been found to benefit children with a variety of communication and social development difficulties.

    Children take it in turns to be either the Engineer, the Supplier or the Builder and they will work together collaboratively to create a finished Lego model.

    What are the benefits of Lego-Based Therapy?

    Lego-Based Therapy promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing, collaborative problem-solving and the learning of concepts. It can be used to target goals around social skills, language and motor skills. By using a commonly adored tool like Lego it capitalises on its existing motivation and supports self-esteem by allowing the children to demonstrate their skills in a social situation. It also sets up a positive opportunity for guided social problem-solving to help develop social skills that can then be used in other situations.

    Autistic children sometimes find it challenging to understand what is expected of them in a social situation, particularly within unstructured play activities. LEGO-Based Therapy provides a highly structured environment where everyone plays a specific role within the group. This can help children to feel calm and relaxed as they are doing something that they enjoy and know precisely what to expect and what is expected of them.

    Lego-Based Therapy at Saxon Wood

    We will be running a 30 minute Lego-Based Therapy sessions each week for two groups of children. Each session will have the same 3 children attending the group for the duration of the programme and this will last for approximately 6 - 8 weeks.


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