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Speech and Language Centre

Welcome to the

Speech and Language Centre


The Head of SLC is Mrs Coulthard. Miss Walkley is our Speech and Language Therapist and Mrs Pipes is our Speech and Language Therapy Assistant.  


Our Class Teachers are Mrs Cranley and Mrs Ball and our teaching assistants are Mrs Thornewill, Mrs Timmins and Mrs Kauser.


There are 4 full time children and  15 part time children in the SLC at present -

5 girls and 14 boys.


The Speech and Language Centre consists of two classes - Ash and Holly.

Early Years and Key Stage One children attend Ash Class on a part-time basis from Wednesday to Friday, and are taught by Mrs Cranley.

Key Stage Two children attend Holly Class on a part-time basis from Monday to Wednesday, and are taught by Mrs Ball.

Our full-time children also attend Holly Class and are taught by Mrs Thornewill on a Thursday and Friday.

However, we do love to work collaboratively, especially on a Wednesday when we are all in school together!


Meet the Staff 


-Staff photographs 

Get in touch



To share activities and photos, please use your child's portfolio via class DOJO. This will only be seen by you and the staff. You can also comment on posts we share on the class story. We do enjoy seeing what you have been up to so stay in touch!


If you want to contact the team please use the Class DOJO message function which will enable you to send a private message. Please send any messages to Mrs Timmins or Mrs Thornewill as they are in full-time. 



  Class Code


*Be Safe and Happy

*Be Respectful

*Learn More


We use lots of strategies to ensure our children enjoy their learning, take care of themselves and each other.




Learning in the SLC

Below you will find our Intended Learning Overview for the year ahead. This is a working document and we often adapt our overviews according to the needs of the children we have in the Speech and Language Centre each term. You will also find the timetables for Holly and Ash class:


-How we work in SLC 



Your child will be given a reading diary for you to complete each time you read together. This could be an entry about the books we send home from school, or any other book your child wishes to read at home. We will also add entries into the reading diary at school. We believe that reading should be a real pleasure and an enjoyable part of your day!

Learning At Home:

We will send home a "pick and mix" selection of home learning activities related to our theme at school. You and your child can select one activity to complete each week, in any order you wish.

At the beginning of each new term, your child will bring home a book which can be used for learning at home. You can also post home learning on your child's profile on Class Dojo. The home learning books need to be sent back to school on the last week of each term. We are always excited to see what you get up to!

Have a peep inside the SLC!



Our Learning Space


-Classroom Photographs 

Autumn Term 2021

Exploring numbers and place value 0 to 100!

Learning to play notes C and D:

Going for a walk in the beautiful Autumn sunshine......we have got 26 conkers!

Rex and Izzy won star of the week - 10.9.21

Summer Activities 2021

Seaside Day Water Fight Mayhem!

Healthy Cooking July 2021

Sports Day 2021

Packington Farm Visit - June 2021

Cued Articulation


We use this to help children learn how to form the correct mouth shapes to make sounds correctly. The actions relate to where and how each sound is made.

Cued Articulation

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This video shows the actions we use with the first set of letters taught - s, a, t, p, i, n.