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Welcome to Elm Class

2020-2021

 

 

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 after the half term break!

Now that we are back we will be continuing to focus 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.

 

Those of you learning from home will be sent a direct link daily learning activities via the Class Dojo app. It would be great for you to engage as much as possible and to let us know how you have found the different tasks. Please also get in touch if you would like to join a sensory story, Sensology, TAC PAC or dance massage session via Zoom and we can get that arranged!

 

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.

https://spark.adobe.com/video/gpRCi8W8qltmm

 

 

This term's topic is 'Environment Matters' and for the second half of the term we will be looking at the different seasons, ultimately transitioning to a focus on Winter and the celebrations that that season brings.

We will take part in Sensology sessions with a range of new resources and befriend 'Sneezy the Snowman' in our sensory story. We will be grooving along to an Autumn/Winter themed-playlist 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 instrumental music representing the four seasons.

 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 chocolate apples, Oreo Snowmen and the Grinch's heart cookies. We will begin rehearsals for our Winter Show which will look a little different this year, and will be doing our best to achieve our explorer award by completing Merefield's 40 things... 

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 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- 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.

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 half term plan and timetable

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

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