John Jamieson School

John Jamieson is an open and welcoming, generic, all age Special School and National Teaching School which caters for pupils with a learning difficulty

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Makaton Sign of the Week 19.11.18Makaton Sign of the Week 19.11.1819 Nov 2018We had lots of fun last week for Children in Need and the Voice Box Joke Competition! We also use the sign fun when we say 'Merry'. ...
Makaton Sign of the Week 12.11.18Makaton Sign of the Week 12.11.1812 Nov 2018It's Children in Need on Friday and as part of this we will be participating in the Royal College of Speech and Language therapist's Voicebox...
Makaton Sign of the Week 22.10.18Makaton Sign of the Week 22.10.1822 Oct 2018It's 'Big Draw' week here in school.  Our sign of the week is the action word 'to paint'.  Time to get creative and...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 7International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 714 Oct 2018What staff think of Intensive Interaction... We asked our staff to try and sum up what Intensive Interaction is to them, the benefits they see...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 6International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 613 Oct 2018Intensive interaction 'flash mob' success!  We took over the hall at 11am on Thursday morning and were pleased to welcome students...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 201805 Oct 2018Next week at the East SILC we are celebrating International Intensive Interaction week from 8th-14th October. Staff and students will be...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 3International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 310 Oct 2018Day 3: Who is intensive interaction for? Intensive Interaction is designed to meet the learning needs of people who are still at early stages...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 5International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 512 Oct 2018Day 5: Flash mob update and 'Top tips' for intensive interaction: Yesterday our intensive interaction flash mob was a great success.There...
No Pens Day WednesdayNo Pens Day Wednesday01 Oct 2018Wednesday 3rd October 2018 10.30am-12 Parents/carers are invited to our 'No Pens Day' coffee morning hosted by the Speech and Language...
International Intensive Interaction week 8th-14th October 2018International Intensive Interaction week 8th-14th October 201808 Oct 2018This week at the East SILC we are celebrating the third ever 'International Intensive Interaction Week’. This means we will all be doing...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 1International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 108 Oct 2018Day 1: What is intensive interaction? Intensive interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 4International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 411 Oct 2018Day 4: Intensive Interaction 'Flash mob' and What might Intensive interaction look like? Today we hosted our 3rd Intensive Interaction...
International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 2International Intensive Interaction week 8-14th October 2018: Day 209 Oct 2018Day 2: What does intensive interaction aim to develop? Intensive interaction aims to develop the ‘fundamentals of communication’...
Parent Makaton taster sessionParent Makaton taster session17 Sep 2018Wednesday 19th September, 10-12 Parents/carers are invited to our Makaton signing taster session. Come and see how signing can support your...
Makaton Sign of the Week 02.07.18Makaton Sign of the Week 02.07.1802 Jul 2018Wishing our Key Stage 4 and Post 16 students a fantastic Prom on Friday...
New Communication Aids arrive in school! New Communication Aids arrive in school! 26 Jun 2018The Speech and Language therapy department were thrilled to receive a very exciting delivery last week.  It included all the communication aid...
Beginners (Parent) Makaton WorkshopsBeginners (Parent) Makaton Workshops25 Jun 2018We have just been able to deliver our first Beginners (Parent) Makaton course and would like to congratulate all the parents who completed it last...
Makaton Sign of the Week 18.06.18Makaton Sign of the Week 18.06.1818 Jun 2018It's that time of the year again where lots of our students will be making the transition to a 'new...
Craft for Life @Stitch-UpCraft for Life @Stitch-Up06 Jun 2018Today students from Post 16 were able to attend their second 'Craft for Life' workshop at Stitch-Up in Meanwood. In the session they used...
Speech and Language therapy team conquer the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge! Speech and Language therapy team conquer the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge! 05 Jun 2018They did it! Our Speech and Language therapy team, Ellie and Leanne, completed the 106km Isle of Wight two day ultra marathon challenge this bank...
Makaton Sign of the Week 04.06.18Makaton Sign of the Week 04.06.1804 Jun 2018This week 'Sign of the Week' is  signing. We are looking forward to delivering our first Beginners (Parent) Makaton course starting...
Speech and Language Therapy team takes on ultra running challengeSpeech and Language Therapy team takes on ultra running challenge30 Apr 2018This bank holiday weekend our school Speech and Language Therapists, Ellie Colman and Leanne Allsopp take on their 65 mile ultra marathon...
Voicebox Joke Competition Final 2018Voicebox Joke Competition Final 201826 Apr 2018Well done to Shannon Kennedy (Primary) and Amy Cooper (High School) who respresented the East SILC John Jamieson in the national 'Voicebox'...
Makaton Sign of the Week 26.03.18Makaton Sign of the Week 26.03.1825 Mar 2018Wishing you all a Happy...
Makaton Foundation CourseMakaton Foundation Course12 Dec 2017Well done to our Makaton Foundation course participants who have been working hard to complete their training. Staff have been learning about how to...
The Signing Advent Calendar 2017The Signing Advent Calendar 201712 Dec 2017The Signing Advent Calendar has returned for 2017! Every day there will be a new door to open to reveal the Christmas sign of the day. Featuring...
Makaton Sign of the Week 30.10.17Makaton Sign of the Week 30.10.1730 Oct 2017Happy Halloween...
Intensive Interaction FlashmobIntensive Interaction Flashmob18 Oct 2017As part of the national Intensive Interaction week (9-15th October) students and staff came together for a flashmob. Here they participated in...
Parent Coffee Morning 13th Oct: Intensive interactionParent Coffee Morning 13th Oct: Intensive interaction09 Oct 2017Parents/carers are invited to attend our coffee morning on Friday 13th October, 10.30-12. The morning will focus on Intensive Interaction as part of...
27th September: Parent Coffee morning27th September: Parent Coffee morning26 Sep 2017Parent Coffee morning Date: Wednesday 27th September Time: 10.30-12noon.  Venue: John Jamieson school Ellie Colman, our Speech and...
28th September: Leeds Regional Intensive Interaction Support Group28th September: Leeds Regional Intensive Interaction Support Group26 Sep 2017We are pleased to announce we will be hosting the next Leeds Regional Intensive Interaction Support Group at John Jamieson. Details as...
Makaton Sign of the Week 17.07.17Makaton Sign of the Week 17.07.1717 Jul 2017We hope you all enjoy your summer holidays! See you back in September for more 'sign of the...
Physcap Video!!Physcap Video!!28 Jun 2017PhysCap have released their new promotional video which stars lots of pupils from the Primary Phase playing at Temple Newsam Park. Many thanks...
East SILC makes the National Voice Box Joke Competition FinalEast SILC makes the National Voice Box Joke Competition Final20 Jun 2017Congratulations to Aryaan, one of our High School students, who took part in the National Joke Box Competition at the Houses of Parliament in March....
Attention Autism Parent talk and Staff trainingAttention Autism Parent talk and Staff training23 Apr 2017On 30th-31st April the East SILC were delighted to welcome Gina Davies, Speech and Language therapist, who specialises in working with children with...
Makaton Sign of the Week 13.03.17Makaton Sign of the Week 13.03.1713 Mar 2017Our sign of the week is 'table tennis'. On Friday we have 'Healthy Living day' and we will be officially opening our new table tennis...
Gina Davies 'Attention Programme' Parent talk 30.3.17Gina Davies 'Attention Programme' Parent talk 30.3.1728 Mar 2017On Thursday 30th March 2017, 6-7pm we are hosting a parent and carer talk by Gina Davies, a Speech and Language therapist, specializing in...
Makaton Sign of the Week 06.03.17Makaton Sign of the Week 06.03.1706 Mar 2017Next week is St. Patrick's day so we are learning this sign for Sign of the...
Makaton Sign of the Week 28.02.17Makaton Sign of the Week 28.02.1727 Feb 2017Our sign of the week is 'story' for World Book Day...happy reading...
Makaton Sign of the Week 20.02.17Makaton Sign of the Week 20.02.1720 Feb 2017We're getting ready for Pancake day next Tuesday with this sign of the...
Makaton Sign of the Week 06.02.17Makaton Sign of the Week 06.02.1706 Feb 2017Happy Valentine's day for 14th...
Makaton Sign of the Week 30.01.17Makaton Sign of the Week 30.01.1730 Jan 2017This week's sign of the week is Pantomime in preparation for the Panto next Friday! This sign is a generic sign for a performance that includes...
1st February: Leeds Regional Intensive Interaction Support Group1st February: Leeds Regional Intensive Interaction Support Group26 Jan 2017We are pleased to announce we will be hosting the next Leeds Regional Intensive Interaction Support Group at John Jamieson. Details as...
Makaton Sign of the Week 23.01.17Makaton Sign of the Week 23.01.1723 Jan 2017In preparation for our Valentine's disco before the half term break...
Pom Pom making with Stitch-UpPom Pom making with Stitch-Up19 Jan 2017Today Grasshoppers were able to go to Stitch-Up’s Pop-up workshop in Thornton’s Arcade (Leeds City Centre). It was a real treat as we...
Makaton Sign of the Week 09.01.17Makaton Sign of the Week 09.01.1709 Jan 2017We are learning the sign for Burn's Night on 25th...
Makaton Sign of the Week 03.01.17Makaton Sign of the Week 03.01.1703 Jan 2017Wishing everyone a happy new...
Signing Advent Calendar 2016Signing Advent Calendar 201614 Dec 2016The Signing Advent Calendar 2016 is now up and running! Every day there will be a new door to open to reveal the Christmas sign of the day....
12 Top Tips for Christmas Communication!12 Top Tips for Christmas Communication!14 Dec 2016Gina Davies' Christmas challenges blog:   ginadavies.info/xmas-challenges/ 12 Top Tips for Christmas Communication! Tis the...
High School Phase Joke Competition WinnerHigh School Phase Joke Competition Winner25 Nov 2016Aryaan was our winner of the High School joke competition. His joke has now been entered into the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists and...
Primary Phase Joke Competition WinnerPrimary Phase Joke Competition Winner25 Nov 2016 Michael was the winner of the joke competition for the primary phase. His joke has been entered into the national 'Voice box' competition...
Christmas door competitionChristmas door competition08 Dec 2016It's that time of year again! Students and staff are busy creating some fabulous Christmas themed 'communication' doors.  We've...
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Voice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the dayVoice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the day18 Nov 2016Today is the big Joke Competition and John Jamieson Talent Show for Children in Need. We can't wait to see what the students have been working on...
Voice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the dayVoice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the day17 Nov 2016What did the pig say on a hot summer day?    I’m bacon! This joke creates a funny image as you think of the pig turning...
Voice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the dayVoice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the day16 Nov 2016What does the sun drink out of?   Sunglasses. For this joke you can discuss how glasses that we wear and glasses that we drink out of...
Voice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the dayVoice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the day15 Nov 2016What did the ocean say to the sailboat?    Nothing, it just waved. You can use this joke to think about how some words that are...
Voice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the dayVoice Box Joke Competition: Joke of the day14 Nov 2016  What do sheep do on sunny days?      Have a baa-baa-cue.   You can use this joke to discuss...
Voice Box Joke Competition Voice Box Joke Competition 11 Nov 2016  On 18th November students are taking part in 'Voice Box', which is an annual national joke competition for schools. The competition...
Joke Competition and Makaton Sign of the Week 7.11.16Joke Competition and Makaton Sign of the Week 7.11.1607 Nov 2016This week the sign of the week is 'joke'. We are busy in school preparing for our joke competition on 18th November. We will be taking...
Digital ParentingDigital Parenting03 Nov 2016The new magazine from ParentZone called Digital Parenting is now in school and FREE to all ESILC parents and carers. It is full of informative...
Makaton Sign of the Week 31.10.16Makaton Sign of the Week 31.10.1601 Jan 1970We hope you all enjoy a happy and safe Bonfire night. The sign for 'fireworks' can be used at a number of celebrations including Bonfire...
Fireworks night: Too noisy Fireworks night: Too noisy 24 Oct 2016This blog post (and image) has been shared from Gina Davies' Autism Centre Facebook page. She is a Speech and Language therapist,...
Our Lego Charity Box has arrived!!Our Lego Charity Box has arrived!!11 Oct 2016We were very excited in school today when our new Lego Box arrived. We have lots of new Lego for our Lego Therapy...
Three Peak ChallengeThree Peak Challenge13 Sep 2016Congratulations to all at Physcap on completing the Three Peak Challenge. We are so excited about work on our adventure playground starting...
Good Luck Physcap!!Good Luck Physcap!!09 Sep 2016Primary pupils wish Physcap  the best of luck for their Three Peak Challenge tomorrow. Physcap have pledged £20,000 from the money...

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