TLC Curriculum 2018 - 2019

Our main aim at TLC is to provide students with a stimulating and encouraging environment where they feel valued, safe and secure and they enjoy their day.  We are registered with ASDAN (Award Scheme Development Accreditation Network) and offer a wide range of life skill sessions and subjects of interest both accredited and non-accredited.  Students can work at their own pace and are able to work towards reaching their full potential in groups, individual work and social activities.

Monday
Arts & Crafts
The students will make different items to take home and/or sell at 'In-House Craft Fayres' to be held throughout the year. Crafts will include card making, beadwork, pottery, cake decorations etc. All money raised will go to charity.
History of Art
Using the internet the students will gather information about an artist and then paint a picture inspired by the artist's work. They will be able to choose from a variety of medium.
Where I Live
Using maps the student will locate the area where they live in relation to other boroughs. The students will investigate the history of their borough. The students will also find out what facilities are available for entertainment, sport and recreation etc.
Film Making
The students will prepare their own scripts, act and produce a short film. The aim is for students to become more confident working in a group in a constructive fun way.
Environment & Indoor Gardening
The aim for the students will be to discuss practical ways to improve the environment in and around the building. The students will discuss how the environment has/can be spoilt. The students will also plant and care for plants inside the building and the flower bed area at Melville Court.
Art
This will be a small group of students who will produce various types of art. The students will work at their own pace to produce an end product.
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Tuesday
Good Health & Pamper
A healthy life style will be encouraged by discussing healthy foods and fitness. At various times throughout the course, students will prepare a healthy lunch. Parents/Carers will be notified of the dates this will occur beforehand. This course will also include theory work around hygiene issues. Students will give and receive hand, foot and back massage. For those who wish it, they will have beauty tips demonstrated and nails polished.
Practical Workshop
The students will make various items using tools in a safe environment. The students may also complete various small jobs around the building. The students will help to tidy the foliage in front of the building.
Foil Art
By folding, rubbing etc the group will produce pictures and sculptured models.
Numeracy in Everyday Life
The modules covered in this course will include; addition, subtraction, time, money, weighing and measure. All students will be encouraged to work at their own pace.
Small Group Work
The students will work on short term projects which may include; crafts, cooking, discussion, educational games and gentle chair exercises.
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Wednesday
Staying Healthy
The students will prepare healthy foods by looking at the government food plate (which illustrates the types of foods we should eat to keep us healthy). The students will also discuss personal care issues and exercise.
Mime
The students will perform various activites without words. This will include charades and short comedy sketches written by the students. The aim is for participants to become more confident without having to speak.
Who said that?
The aim is to improve listening/comprehension skills. Various topics will be discussed and questions asked to assess the students level of comprehension. Listening skills games, photographs and video clips will be used to make this a relaxed and enjoyable session.
Mini Courses
The students will focus on a different topic for approximately 10 week period. The topics may include some of the following; baking, planting, music, crafts and out in the community (transport will be provided).
ASDAN The Wider World
To achieve an ASDAN certificate the students will complete six sections from the following modules; My Culture, Other Cultures, Religous Festivals, Famous People, World News, Food, The Arts, Charities and a project.
ASDAN Personal Safety
The students will learn basic first aid , how and when to call the emergency services, road safety, personal safety and safety in the home.
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Thursday
Gardening
The students will be based at the allotment (weather permitting) where they have use of the large heated summer house to work in and have their lunch. The group will grow fruit, vegetables, herbs which will either be used in the cookery groups or to take home. In bad weather students will remain in the centre and plant bulbs and maintain plants around the building.
Personal Development
This course will cover different areas to improve independence. The sections may include; Healthy Living, Managing Money, Personal Safety in the home and in the community.
TLC Newsletter
The students will produce a monthly newsletter, which will contain information relating to TLC and other items of information. An ability to use computers is an important aspect of this group.
The Weather
The students will compare different climates around the world. They will also investigate extreme weather conditions around the world, e.g hottest, driest,etc. Comparisons with past years will also be discussed.
Sports & Games
The students will have the opportunity to try activities which they may have not have engaged in before, for example Shuffleboard. The games may also include board games.
ASDAN Printing
The students will participate in at least four sections to achieve an ASDAN certificate. The sections include a choice of; Using different textured surfaces, Using scrap materials/objects, Printing a picture, Single colour printing, Using other printing methods.
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Friday
Pamper & Good Health
A healthy lifestyle will be encouraged by discussing healthy foods and fitness. At various times throughout the course students will prepare a healthy lunch. Parents/carers will be notified of the dates this will occur beforehand. This course will also include theory work around hygiene issues. Students will give and receive hand, foot and back massage. For those who wish it, they will have beauty tips demonstrated and nails polished.
Sports & Games
The students will have the opportunity to try activities which they may have not engaged in before, for example Shuffleboard. The games may also include board games.
Baking
The group will be encouraged to show that they have a good knowledge of hygiene and safety rules when using the kitchen. They will bake food items to take home.
History of Popular Music
These sessions will be based around the students' personal musical interests. The students will then look into how popular music came into being. For example which countries the style of music originated.
Singing
The aim is to build a group who will work together to understand different singing voices and improve harmony. The students will sing a variety of song styles, which will include pop and classics.
Communication Using Drama
The aim of these sessions is to promote self-confidence by using drama and discussion relating to everyday events.
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01708 345735

07949 892284

Units C & D Melville Court

Harold Hill, Romford

Essex

RM3 8SB