The Kaleidoscope Room
Kaleidoscope Room is a small class that provides a predictable structured environment in which children are given opportunities to re-visit early nurturing experiences through carefully planned play and social activities.
The Kaleidoscope room is one of home-like warmth, comfort and security, with a kitchen area, a dining area and a comfortable seating area. The room is an integral part of the school and all children continue to belong to their class as well as attending the Kaleidoscope room.
Staff in the Kaleidoscope room model positive relationships and there is an emphasis on the development of language, communication and social skills.
Children may have opportunities to work one to one with an adult, in pairs and in small groups. Their levels of achievement are raised by carefully targeted learning opportunities which take account of all school policies.
Parents and carers are consulted regularly and encouraged to work in partnership with school.
Kaleidoscope Room principles
- Children's learning is understood developmentally.
- The classroom offers a safe base.
- Speaking, listening and showing are vital means of communication.
- All behaviour is communication.
- Routines and structure are important ways of helping children feel secure.
- The involvement of parents and carers is essential to ensure success.