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Welcome to Elm Class




Class Staff

Class Teacher- Lauren Barlow

Teaching Assistants- Angela Rimmer, Kath Young, Rachael Hough, Vicky Smith and Jemma Vickary.


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, P Scales, Educational Health Care Plans 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




Welcome back to Elm Class! 

We have missed you all so much and can't wait to get started with the new school year.

Initially, we will take some time to adjust to our 'new normal' and to get settled back into a routine after being out of the classroom environment for so long. More so than ever, we will be focusing on developing our communication skills with help from familiar staff that know us well, musical cues, objects of reference, visuals, signing and use of spoken word.

To help jog memories, here is a link to our Elm class video, made up of familiar songs that we play on a daily basis.



This term's topic is 'Environment Matters' and up until the October break we will be looking at The Weather.

We will take part in Sensology sessions with a range of new resources and will explore all of the different elements in our sensory story. We will be grooving along to a climate themed-playlist during dance massage and will explore different instruments and ways to make sounds during our weekly music sessions with the wonderful Georgina. Our TAC TIME sessions will have a soundtrack of clashing thunder, the pitter-patter of rain and whistling wind.

 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 for cloud bread, rainbow drop crunch bars, sunny fruit salad and rainy day hot chocolate.

Each Friday we will continue to publish our Elm Class Newspaper to keep you up to date on all that we have been doing during our busy week.



  • Swimming will take place on a Wednesday, with each pupil swimming once per week. Please ensure you send in your child's kit as we are very limited on spares in school and we do not want anybody to miss out on this valuable session.
  • 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. When possible we will send home what we have made for you to try and we welcome your feedback!
  • 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.


Don't forget to check our page regularly- we update it with information and photos weekly.



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





Photos of our learning: week beginning 7/9/20