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Week commencing 22.6.20

This week, I have received some photos from Martinas – thank you so much for sharing them with us. He has been camping in his garden and slept in his tent, which looked like such a fun adventure! It also looks like he had a great time at the seaside. We look forward to seeing what you get up to next.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t celebrate Oakley’s birthday together in the Sunshine Room, which was a huge shame. However, rest assured we will make sure we have a chocolate cake ready for him when we are back at school. In the meantime…Happy birthday, Oakley!!!!!!

Martinas has been making paper planes and I thought I would set you a challenge. 

I would like you to make a paper plane, decorate it and have 5 tries at sending it as far as you can. Each time you try, measure the distance that your plane flew and record the best score. Send the results to me with some pictures and we will reveal the winner in a couple of weeks. Are you up for the challenge?

  Week commencing  1.06.20

A little update from our Sunshine Room children. All the children were very happy to receive their special “You Are Missed" cards. It was lovely to see your smiles!!!

Martinas has been working super hard helping his Dad to wash the car - well done!

Look at Keirah- our DIY Master! J)

Michal and his sister have been busy baking some delicious-looking biscuits!!!

I hope you will share your recipe so we can make them in one of our weekly Peer Group sessions :)

Please see the links to find some useful resources.

BBC iplayer:

Poetry in BSL Magic Hands See Hear


BSL Zone: The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) commissions television programmes made in British Sign Language by Deaf people for Deaf people.

BSL weblinks: (Video clips of BSL)

Deaf Books

ITV Signed Stories

NDCS (Family Sign Language) SignStation (Learning BSL)

Cambridgeshire Deaf Association

Classroom Secrets Hearing First:

National Deaf Childrens Society Developing Communication

Letters and Sounds Free resources to help support the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme


Perkins School for the Blind eLearning

Phonak The Listening Room

Positive Eye


Thomas Pocklington Trust

Scottish Sensory Centre


Twinkl: Materials to help you teach all areas of the National Curriculum.


WC 18.6.20

Listen to Mr Hussans Story time

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Mr Hussain reads

Ill always love you

Author: Paeony Lewis

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Mr Hussain reads

Goldielocks and the three bears

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Mr Hussain reads

3 Little Pigs

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Mr Hussain reads

Hungry Caterpillar

WC 4.5.2020

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe!

It was lovely to receive an email from Harley and Oakley with some great photos of what they have been up to.

Great work boys- the cupcakes look YUMMY!

The photos you have sent me, show that you have done some serious work as well as have

fun. This is what we like to see!!

It is Deaf Awareness Week this week. Please ask your parent(s) to check their emails as I have sent you some resources that you could use throughout the week.

Here is a link to show how you can communicate best with people who have various degrees of deafness.

If you are up for a “Fingerspelling Challenge” click on the link below and ask your family to join you J

Please watch our brilliant Mr. Hussain signing some stories for you! Enjoy!


I hope you all had a good Easter break and that you are fit and well. It has been lovely to hear from the parents that children are baking, gardening, reading and

crafting. Well done and keep it up!

Martinas has been a detective, finding signs of Spring. We love the photos!

If you would like to let your friends know what you have been up to, please send your work or the photos to and I will share it with others.

Please see the "Children and Families Newsletter" from Deafconnect....and don't forget to join Jennie every Monday at 11.00 "live on Facebook" to learn BSL.

Stay Safe.


Thank you, Martinas for the photos. It is evident that you are working very hard completing your schoolwork. Well done!!!

Parents - the next Learning Packs made by the class teachers will be ready for collection this coming Friday the 3rd of April during school hours. 

Please see the link for the free BSL course. news/doncaster-deaf-trust- launch-online-british-sign- language-course

  ...and some more useful links for the educational websites:

Some sites can be access on-the-go with phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

Helps learners build math, language arts and social studies skills.

It provides a free online tool to write, illustrate and publish children's stories.

A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions.

Visual memory activities

This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.

Creative stories

Nursery level, including recognizing letters, understanding words consist of a sequence of sounds, rhyming, building vocabulary, following directions, and more.

Stories written by children

Words in various speech positions, great for articulation

"R” sound word families

Vocabulary builder

Learn idioms

Sequencing games

Speech therapy word list

Free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents to copy
Create Madlibs and web tales
Vocabulary builder
Online literature
Collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics
Famous actors read children's stories online
Free collection of reading passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12
Offers students up-to-date, high-interest articles that meet students right at their level
Worksheets for various speech sounds

Tuesday 25th February 2020

We have had a busy afternoon at our Peer Group today. The Sunshine Room group has expanded and welcomed a new member: Haider! We gave him a sign name as we all have one.

Harley and Haider are good classmates so Harley invited his friend along to join our group. As usual, we did lots of good speaking and listening, playing a 'Who Am I game, which was great fun!

We love making, baking and cooking so Pancake Day was the perfect excuse to have a hands-on experience. And guess what? Miss Rutkowska nearly set the fire alarms off as she spilt the pancake batter on the hob, which created a lot of smoke! Luckily, Mr. Hussain opened the windows and saved the afternoon. We don't think the rest of the school would have thanked us if they had to stand in the cold!  Before we went home we had a small party for Michal's birthday!

Tuesday 11th February 2020

Today we did meditation, Harley enjoyed it. 

Imran said "I had fun making biscuits, using flour,sugar,egg and vanilla essence." Some of the children learnt about the ear and how it works. 

Tuesday 4th February 2020

Sunshine Room Peer Group

After lunch we had circle time we listened and answered questions such as what do you want to be when you are older? 

Afterwards we split into two groups. One group made yummy biscuits and the other group created a collage. 

See our great pictures! 

Tuesday 21st January 2020 

We have been given a challenge from Mrs Lapsa to design and create a collection of hats for the Mad Hatter to wear. These will form part of the Alice in Wonderland display. 

Check out our amazing, colourful designs that will help us to create our 3D hats. 

Tuesday 7th January 2020


Welcome back! Our new topic this term is transport. In circle time we talked about what we did in the holidays. 

Kierah enjoyed playing transport bingo. The children started making models of vehicles we will finish them next week.


Tuesday 17th December 2019

Today it is our last session before we break up for the Christmas holiday. We have been having fun and lots of laughter all afternoon. We played musical statues, pass the parcel, Chinese whispers in sign language and we enjoyed yummy toast and chocolate cake! Sadly, we say goodbye to Daniella, we will miss you and we wish you all the best in your new school. 

Monday 9th December 2019

We went to the Cinema today to watch 'Stardog and Turbocat'. There was a Deaf interpreter who signed the movie. We really enjoyed it and had lots of fun.

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Play dough Fun! 

We made our own playdough last week. We kept it in the fridge for a few days and today we are making all sorts of shapes with it. We also loved the new story 'Freddie and the Fairy'. 


Tuesday 19th November 2019

"I loved making playdough and eating biscuits" said Edgars

"I liked the story time. We read Dachy's Deaf" said Oakley.

"I made playdough, it was very soft and crunchy" said Harley.

" I liked the feel of my play dough because it was very soft and smooth" said Kierah.

Making playdough was such fun! The Sunshine Room got very messy but we all managed to make it spotless again.

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Remember, remember the 5th of November.... 

Today we learnt about Guy Fawkes  and the gunpowder plot. 

We made fireworks using salt, glue,paint and glitter. Check out our art work! 

We also celebrated Harley's belated birthday.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Today the children finished their skeleton pictures and dressed up in their spooky costumes. 

We went on a chocolate coin hunt in the garden and played some party games. Afterwards we listened to 'The Monster Mash' and had some party food. 

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Today we listened to the story of 'Funny Bones'. We also enjoyed eating the vegetable soup that we made in our last session. 

"I liked making the skeleton out of paper straws" Harley.

"I really enjoyed cutting out and putting together a skeleton puzzle with my friends" Kierah. 

"I liked playing outside. I found a skeleton's leg" Martinas. 

Daniella's favourite part of the story " I like the skeleton playing in the park." 

Tuesday 8th October 2019

In our session today, we made a delicious vegetable soup. We used special, safe knives. Some of the vegetables were hard to chop like the pumpkin and potatoes, some were much softer and easier to chop like onion or broccoli. We will freeze the soup... and let you know what it tastes like next week. 

We also had fun painting our giant vegetables. Please check out the photos. 

Tuesday 1st October 2019

We are getting really good at our speaking and listening.


Tuesday 24th September 2019

This afternoon we have been learning about our body. We labelled and named its parts. We had a competition who could guess the name of the body part correctly. Harley said: "We need lungs to be able to breathe, also smoking is bad for your lungs."

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Today we have been learning about the school's fire procedure . We walked around the school  to look for fire alarms and fire exits.

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Welcome back to our Sunshine Room Blog!

We all had a fantastic Summer. How about you?

We returned to school full of energy and ready to learn new things.

Today we have been learning about Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants and how they help us to hear better.

Tuesday 16th July



Tuesday 2nd July

We went out on a school trip and all the children were excited! We took part in lots of fun activities. We also met other Deaf children. We had a fantastic time! "I really want to go again in future" said Martinas.

Tuesday 18th June 

We went out and learnt about how to cross the road safely...ALWAYS WAIT,LOOK,LISTEN,AND THEN CROSS. Luckily it was not raining today.

Tuesday 11th June

Happy Birthday Oakley!!!!

We played at being doctors and shopkeepers today.

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