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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry
School will close at 12pm on Wednesday 5th April 2023 (There will be no dinners on this day).
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JIGSAW - Mrs. F Curran

Welcome to Jigsaw!  In Jigsaw, we have 6 wonderful pupils along with Mrs Curran and Ms Barr.

Jigsaw is a safe place in school where each child can learn, develop and grow, based on his/her individual needs.  Jigsaw allows children to flourish emotionally.  Jigsaw is located in one of our mobile classrooms.  This classroom within the school is set up just like a home, with a living area, kitchen and dining area.  In Jigsaw, we have a set routine which allows children to know what they are doing each day.  Children attend Jigsaw every day, from Monday to Thursday and return to their own class each Friday.  However, they begin each morning in their own class and continue to take part in all school activities with their class.

In Jigsaw, children have the chance to develop lots of skills to help them in their learning and daily life.  Our main focus is on managing feelings and emotions, using lots of different strategies to help children understand and moderate their emotions as well as social aspects such as making friends, taking turns and having conversations with others, especially during our daily breakfast session.

During the year, we will focus on the development of fine and gross motor skills, feelings and the emotional curriculum, social skills, circle time, relax kids, games and baking.

Our daily literacy sessions focus on spelling, phonics, word building, sentence to picture matching, comprehension, sentence writing, reading and sight vocabulary.

Our daily numeracy sessions focus on place value within 10-100, addition and subtraction within 20-100, multiplication and division, fractions, shape, position and direction, money, time, length and height, weight and volume.