We have lots of activities planned for this term in VTU3. In Art and Design we made Valentines treats to sell at Rushmere as part of the ‘Classy Crafts’ Young Enterprise Team. The girls in VTU3 are attending a ‘Fit For Her’ dance programme every Monday Morning. This helps us keep fit as well as learn new dance moves to our favourite music. This is proving very popular with all the girls, we especially love using the pom-poms. VTU3 attend Yoga every Monday afternoon, this is developing our body awareness as well as helping us relax our body and minds. As part of our LLW programme we are experiencing a shopping trip each week. We are enjoying Functional Reflexology as part of our weekly Sensory Programme. We attend City of Armagh Hotel gym every Friday and are learning how to use the machines and light weights. Our theme for the term is ‘Keeping our bodies and minds Healthy’. We have been looking at the Sugar content in different drinks and foods and have been exploring the different ways of being more physically active during the school day.
Welcome to VTU3’s Class Page! We have 6 Pupils in our class, 5 girls and 1 boy. Our teacher is Mrs. Niblock and our assistants are Ethel and Roisin. We enjoy a variety of multi-sensory and practical learning experiences. Our aim is to improve our life skills and the staff encourage us to be the best we can be.
We develop our communication skills through Music, ICT and Sensory experiences. In Learning for Life and Work we visit the School Café and we go shopping. We have Home Economics each week and we make lots of exciting dishes.
We develop our health, fitness and personal care by attending the Gym at Armagh City Hotel; going swimming; doing Yoga and reflexology. We take pride in our school and during Horticulture we plant seeds and vegetables and help with the recycling. In VTU3 we have a number of prefects and we have special jobs to do around the school. We also have the Head Girl, Eimear, in our class.
Keep checking this page for Class News throughout the year!
Our young people attend a variety of activities each week. We go swimming at the Armagh leisure centre every Tuesday and weekly gym sessions at Stevenson and Wards gym at the Armagh City Hotel.
As part of the Team Enterprise programme we make a variety of crafts from recycled materials for sale at craft fairs throughout the year. We are currently making Christmas decorations from pieces of wood for our Christmas craft fair.
We participate in an active recycling programme. We have three eco-prefects in our class who are responsible for weekly paper collection for recycling. We also collect our milk cartons for recycling in school.
Every day we practice basic functional life skills as we carry out duties from our job board. Our young people prepare break with increasing independence and tidy up afterwards ensuring everyone has an opportunity to practice the skills involved.
We provide a warm, positive and supportive environment founded on praise and building self-esteem to ensure our young people have the opportunity to learn and flourish at their pace. We have high expectations of our young people and encourage them to be the best they can be as they prepare for adult life.