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Here, you will find updates on what we have been doing in lessons, as well as general information about Healthy Lifestyles, homework and upcoming events. Please have a look around and come back regularly to see what we have been up to. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
Dates for your diary
3rd July - INSET Day
25th July - Last day of school
6th September - Pupils return to school
Week beginning 17.7.17
After having a go at making windmills, we went to have a look at Green's Mill in Nottingham. Even though it wasn't windy enough for the mill to work, we learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Week beginning 10.7.17
Have a look at the car washing group's latest practice effort! I think we're nearly ready to take bookings for our brand new car cleaning mini-enterprise...
2017 Prom Night
The students arrived in style, dressed smartly, elegantly and ready to party!! The students enjoyed the evening with fun, food, dancing to the disco and voting for the Prom King and Queen. This year's King is Ryan and the Queen is Georgie, voted for by all the students and staff who attended the prom.
Week beginning 22th May
What a busy week it has been!
All Post-16 students took part in either work experience or independent living, and the independent living group also took part in a Special Olympics event on Wednesday. We got to try out different sports, including ice skating and had the chance to meet a real-life Gold Medal Winner in Paralympian swimmer Ollie Hynd.
Week beginning 15th May
This week, the vocational 'Leisure' group visited Newstead Abbey to look at all the different gardens.
Week beginning 8th May
In our Art lesson, we made and painted clay tiles, which will then be fired and turned into a Post-16 display.
Week beginning 1st May
Students went out into to community to find and use different kinds of ICT.
Week beginning 24th April
This week, students carried out investigations on a tube of Smarties. They classified and sorted, counted and added and then used the Smarties to make Traffic Light biscuits.
Week beginning 18th April
This week Wollaton performed and recorded a play with St.George and the Dragon as the focus.
The students enjoyed learning about the history of St.George and the way we all celebrate St. George's day with parades through the streets. The students found pictures of traditional meals enjoyed in England and learned a Morris dance.
Star Of The Week
This week's Star of the Week is Thomas, he was given this award for working more independently.
Week beginning 13th March
We took the school mini bus to Edwinstowe to a little woodland area with a hut, camp fire and an eco toilet! The students enjoyed doing Archery, making bush craft pizza and camouflage hide and seek complete with camo makeup!
Week beginning 6th March
Most of Wollaton went on residential to Whitemoor Lakes. Students had an amazing time, trying new things, working in teams and building friendships!
Week beginning 20th February 2017
Lea Green Residential
A small group of our students went on a residential to Lea Green in Derbyshire, we stayed in a unit called Meadow Lodge this was specifically built for disabled clients. The Lodge had its own sensory room which Martin, James and Kian loved, the jaccuzi bath came a very close second! The computer room was used by Caleb in the evenings before he fetched our tea from the main building. We enjoyed using the big soft play area, the buggies and bikes, the potting shed for our clay/art activity, the cave room for climbing and gym ball fun, the low rope course and the really big assault course! The students had a fantastic time as did the staff!!
Star Of The Week this week was Jordan for his grown up behaviour enabling him to ignore others' silly behaviour.
Week beginning 6th February 2017
We celebrated our Friendship Day this week, it was brilliant!! The students brought in some food and ingredients, from this we made a variety of sandwiches, pizzas, dips and cakes for all to share.
We had a secret special friend for a week before our friendship day, we had to be extra nice to the person and see if they realised.
We played team games and friendship games, all the students joined in with the games.
Star of the Week is James for his participation and friendly manner on Friendship Day.
Week beginning 23rd January 2017
This week we have been celebrating Chinese new year, we did a murder mystery where we had to eliminate suspects by decoding the clues.
This week our Star of the Week is Chelsie for working even more independently in class and for doing jobs on the farm before being asked!
Week beginning 16th January 2017
A few of our students joined Darwin on Monday morning they did some singing and enjoyed making their own cakes!
We had a very successful P.E. lesson with Mrs Swain, the students used gym balls to bounce and roll on, a keep fit DVD on a stepping block and we used a stepper too, the students loved it, they have requested the same again! Jessica even managed to read whilst being on the stepper!
This week our Star of the Week is Joe for doing really well in his speaking and listening exam practice.
Week beginning 9th January 2017
This week we went into the community to buy the food for our college tuck shop. Students were given the task of finding their way around Morrison's supermarket to collect the shopping we needed. The students worked in small groups and helped each other in this task.
We then went into the Morrison's cafe where the students were given the opportunity to buy a drink and a snack if they wanted to, we do this to encourage their independent skills out in the community.
This week our Star of the Week is James for his improved communication and signing, even winning the Head Teacher Award as she was so impressed!
At the college Christmas Party, we played the chocolate eating game.
We had a lovely time in the run up to Christmas and a fantastic first term. Have a great Christmas holiday and we're all looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!
After a quick move up the stairs, we started our new year with our new classes and new teams - all change! Everyone has coped amazingly well and adjusted brilliantly to new people, new surroundings and new rules. I'm already really glad to be part of team Wollaton!
For the next 3 weeks, the whole school topic will be the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio. Every class will be looking more closely at one of the participating countries, and our country is JAPAN.
This week, we have made origami stars for the Japanese festival of Tanabata and had a go at making origami dogs.
After finding inspiration in a local park, some students wrote Haiku poems about nature.
Time to say goodbye to some very special people this week. After the amazing Prom last Friday, we made the most of our last week together by sharing a special lunch on Monday and going on a final trip to Sherwood Pines on Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone for making these events so special and unforgettable. A special thank you to the wonderful Y13s, I will miss each and every one of you. It has been a privilege to know you and I wish you every conceivable luck and happiness in the future.
Week beginning 23rd May 2016
Week beginning 9th May 2016
On Wednesday, the whole of 16+ went on a reward trip to the cinema together. We watched "The Jungle Book" and all really enjoyed the experience.
In our Independent Living lessons, we found a recipe, wrote a shopping list, bought the ingredients we needed, cooked the meal and enjoyed eating it. Can you tell what we made?
In phonics, one group has been spotting 'ee' sounds, while the other has learned some key words and made different sentences with them.