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Welcome to Elm Class




Class Staff

Class Teacher- Lauren Barlow

Teaching Assistants- Angela Rimmer, Rachael Hough, Kath Young, Emma Molloy and Vicky Smith.


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, CSDs 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 ‘Raising Aspirations’ and ‘Personal Progress.’ The work done towards these credits will be integrated into our everyday sessions.

For ASDAN Personal Progress we will be working on:

-Growing and caring for plants

-Encountering Experiences: Being a part of things

-Engaging with the world around you: Events



Welcome to Autumn 2! 

We are now all settled into the school year and ready to hit the ground running for our second half term.


We will be continuing with this term's topic 'Survival of the Fittest' and up until Christmas will be exploring all things Arctic and Antarctic in 'Polar Opposites.'

We will explore these exciting habitats, the animals that we can find there and their cold, wintery weather conditions. We will meet some of these animals in out sensory story 'Polar Bear's Underpants' and will further explore the Poles in our multi-sensory Sensology sessions. We will be grooving and shaking to an ice cold playlist during dance massage and will explore different instruments and ways to make sounds during our weekly music sessions with the wonderful Georgina.  During our story massage and shared reading sessions we will look at some poems and short stories such as 'Arctic Animals,' 'The Penguin' and 'Animal homes.'

 We will work on developing our fine and gross motor skills during our craft sessions, using a range of resources and different techniques and our cookery session recipes for this term include arctic roll, tiffin, snowballs and snowflake biscuits.

We will join our friends from other classes to  take part in PE sessions and each Friday will  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 Monday and Thursday, with each pupil swimming once per week. If you are unsure of your child's allocated swimming day please be sure to ask a member of the class team. 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. Any money should be sent into school in a clearly labelled envelope and can be paid on a weekly or half termly basis. We will send home what we have made for you to try and welcome your feedback!
  • Please be sure to keep us up to date with any important information via Class Dojo or the home/school communication books. 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.



Below you will find a copy of our timetable and half term plan for Autumn 2.     


Elm Class Autumn 2019 Timetable and Half Term Plan