Downright Special Fridays

Morning Session

Downright Special meets every Friday morning in term time and is a friendly and welcoming group for children and parents alike. Our morning session is for babies and pre-school children. Other pre-school siblings are also welcome to attend and sessions are free to all.

We have a wide range of toys for children to enjoy as well as a fabulous soft-play room, and parents are welcome to borrow resources from our lending library.

The children also have fun whilst participating in ‘lesson-time’. The children are split into small groups according to their developmental stage and take part in structured activities, with a focus on improving speech and language skills. At the end of the session we all get together for “Magic Bag” – singing and signing time.

Just as importantly there’s lots of time for parents to chat over coffee, catch up and share experiences and to celebrate our children’s achievements.

We also have regular visits from professionals including a Speech and Language Therapist and a physiotherapist.

 

Downright Special Fridays are:

  • A place to make new friends for mum, dad and youngsters,
  • A place to share information and tips for an easier life
  • A place to celebrate each of our children’s achievements
  • A place where we can enjoy fun and games together
  • A place where we can share the most up to date resources
  • A place where, together with our children we can begin to grab life with both hands, developing the skills our children will need to become fully integrated members of society.

 

Session Outline:

9.30 -10.15am Arrive, music and movement session and time to play.

10.15 Snack Time

10.30 “Lesson” time –structured activities focused on speech and language skills

11.15 Magic Bag – Singing and Signing

11.45 Time to say goodbye.

Sessions take place at Bodmin Road Church, Padstow Close, Bransholme, Hull HU7 4HE.

For more info call 01482 420160 or email enquiries@downrightspecial.co.uk

Afternoon Session

School-age children attend our Downright Special Education sessions on Friday afternoons.  These children attend from mainstream school with their teaching assistants for a focused one and a half hour lesson covering literacy, numeracy, speech and language and the development of motor skills, with each activity tailored to fit in with curriculum topics.

All our sessions are built around the understanding of how a child with Down syndrome learns. By having the teaching assistants at the session we are able to pass on this understanding allowing them to utilise the most effective approaches within school too. 

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Spring Term Dates

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May 4th 11th 18th 25th

1st June (Half Term) - NO GROUP

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Jul 6th 13th    

Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk 

Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us. Stay tuned for information of up and coming visitors