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Elm Class

Welcome to Elm Class




Class Staff

Class Teachers- Lauren Barlow and Rachael Soo-Worby

Teaching Assistants- Angela Rimmer, Kath Young, Rachael Hough.


Elm class are a PMLD class covering all six of the curriculum areas; My Communication,  My Thinking, My Emotional Wellbeing, My Physical Development, My Community and How My World Works.

During each session all pupils will be working towards individual targets based on Quest, PIVATS, Educational Health Care Plans, Independent Living Skills and ASDAN.


ASDAN is undertaken by pupils in Key Stage 3 and above and will be new to some of the pupils in Elm class this year. We will be working towards achieving credits in ‘Personal Progress.’ The work done towards these credits will be integrated into our everyday sessions.

For ASDAN Personal Progress we will be working on:

-Engaging with the world around you: developing a profile

-Engaging with the world around you: sensory story

-Engaging with the world around you: the natural environment




This year we will continue to focus on developing our communication skills with help from familiar staff that know us well using musical cues, objects of reference, visuals, signing and use of spoken word.

We will be continuing with blended learning whenever needed, providing live Zoom sessions daily for our home learners, alongside our in-school time table. 


To keep memories refreshed, here is a video of some of our regular sessions, made up of familiar songs that we play on a daily basis.


Happy New Year and welcome back to school after the Christmas break!

This term's topic is 'The Human Body' and for this half of the term our focus will be 'The Colour Monster' and we will explore colours and emotions.


We will take part in Sensology sessions with a range of new resources, we will be moving along to a playlist of music of popular colour-themed songs during dance massage and will explore different instruments and ways to make sounds during our weekly music sessions. We will explore some key emotions and colours linked to them in 'The Colour Monster' Sensory story, will put a twist on some familiar songs and number rhymes during parachute sessions and will explore weekly sensory bucket sessions too.

 We will work on developing our fine and gross motor skills as well as choice making during our craft sessions and within our cookery sessions will explore recipes with a different colour focus each week, such as lemon cheesecake, blueberry muffins and tomato soup.

We will be taking part in PE sessions led by Jess from Everton in the Community and will continue to become more aware of our own bodies during Physibods sessions. We will now publish our weekly newspaper each Monday, recapping on the previous busy week.


  • Swimming will take place on a Wednesday morning. We will notify you as to when this session will resume as soon as possible.
  • We request a contribution of £2 per week to go towards purchasing items for our sensory food sessions and snack where applicable. Any money should be sent into school in a clearly labelled envelope and can be paid on a weekly or half termly basis. Whenever possible we will send home what we have made for you to try and we welcome your feedback!
  • Please send in coats and rain covers daily. We will try to get out and about to explore our community as much as possible but we all know the Great British weather isn't always cooperative!
  • Please keep us up to date with any important information via Class Dojo- we love hearing from you! We will be sure to do the same and.


Don't forget to check our page regularly for updated information and photos!



If you have any questions at all, message us using the Class Dojo app or contact the school office.





Key Words and Symbols for this Half Term


Signs of the week videos for you to learn at home.

Spring 2 Half Term Plan and Timetable