Green Cluster is the very first Cluster within Green Park and is a happy vibrant place to work and play. Children in the Cluster are aged between three and seven – some of the very young children have the opportunity to attend on a part-time basis as this may be the very first time that they have been to school.
We enjoy very good relationships with the families of our children with termly 'Stay and Play' sessions arranged so that they can come along to find out what their child is doing at school. Additionally, for those families who require and want it we continue to offer 'Team Around the Child' meetings so that families have the opportunity to come into school and meet with all the different professionals who are working with their child.
Some of the things we do at school:-
We do lots of learning through play and exploration – in the water, sand, outside and in the Tuff Spots. We like to find out how things work and what things are used for. We like to get messy and play with our friends but that's alright because we wear our aprons and always tidy up after ourselves! We like to play outside - whatever the weather, so we are learning all our dressing skills We do lots of choosing and learning to decide for ourselves which helps us to learn how to think. We are encouraged to be as independent as we can, for example, with our walking and our eating.
We know how important it is to be able to chat to each other and to let people know what we want so we are learning how to use different ways of communicating – we talk, use sign and switches when we work and when we play.
We enjoy swimming sessions, using the Soft Play room and the Sensory Rooms – there are fun things to do and places to go but they help us learn about ourselves and our school.
Sometimes we go out of school on the bus to find out about different places. We like visiting Baggeridge and Sandwell Valley and sometimes we go even further!
We love school – it's great place to play and learn!