Welcome to Elm Class
Class Teacher- Lauren Barlow
Teaching Assistants- Angela Rimmer, Kath Young, Rachael Hough.
Follow the link below to access our Home Learning Page for Summer 1.
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
Welcome back after the Easter break!
As usual, this term 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, providing live Zoom sessions daily for our home learners, alongside our in-school time table. We will also provide recipes and instructions for suggested craft, cookery and movement sessions which will home led.
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.
This term's topic is 'The World Around Us' and for the first half of the term we are very excited to explore the different places around the world that we come from. We are going to explore the countries India, China, Turkey, France, Holland, Israel, Poland and India.
Within different sessions across the week we will hear the languages spoken in the different countries and delve in to the ethnicities, heritage and cultures of each, exploring traditional dress and traditional dance along the way.
We will take part in Sensology sessions with a range of new resources, we will be moving along to a playlist of music from around the world during dance massage and will explore different instruments and ways to make sounds during our weekly music sessions. Our TAC TIME sessions will have a soundtrack of National Anthems and we will travel within our sensory story "Winnie and Wilbur Around the World."
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 Baklava, Fortune Cookies, Dutch Apple Cake and Naan Bread. We will also continue to do our best to achieve our explorer award by completing Merefield's 40 things... fingers crossed for some nice weather for this!
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.
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.