Welcome to Elm

Instructor - Elm Rachel Sanders
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Welcome to Elm Class!! 😃

We are a group of 6 pupils aged from 14-19 years. We have 5/6 members of staff working with us each day as we all have very high medical, physical and sensory needs. All our learning is done via a total sensory and communication approach. We have our own tailored PMLD curriculum and assessment which we follow that helps us to meet all of our learning needs. We have a very spacious classroom which is sectioned into different learning areas. Within this room we have a lovely sensory corner which we love to spend time in. We love to get out and about in the community and mixing around the school with others, we have lots of fun and our staff members help us to feel very happy, relaxed and safe when we are with them. We enjoy activities such as trips out, Hydrotherapy, switch work, rebound therapy, sensory stories, Art, Cooking, music, sensory room sessions, massage sessions, problem solving, exploration and communication work.

Spring Term 1 2020 Timetable


Spring Term 1 2020 Curriculum Info for parents
SubjectTopic: Stories
Community Awareness We will be heading out to visit some local libraries to explore there range of books and also to read some stories as a group and 1-1. We will also visit a couple of local parks where will take some stories to read in the parks.
Problem SolvingPupils will be working on individual targets around the story of the week. Targets will be around using switches and bodies to explore items relating to the story
CreativeThe pupils will make a range of art items linked to the weekly story the pupils will engage in exploring collage materials, paints, printing, gluing etc they will make items such as Dinosaur foot prints, printing with bear footprints ,making bear mask, stain glass fish, collage fish using bright colours.
Exploration Pupils will be exploring items related to the story in trays ie. Water, sand , mud, snow, etc…
MusicThe pupils will be exploring a range of different action songs. These will encourage repetition, anticipation, movement and body stretches through music and action songs.
CookingPupils this half term will be making a range of different soups each week and then enjoying them for snack.
Ideas for at home - Read a range of stories to your child - Play a range of story CD’s - Look on you tube to play a range of stories to watch together. - Visit your local library. - Get family and friends to read to your child. - Visit a local bookshop. - Play you tube and do actions songs with your child - Explore different soups Learning station songs- 1 Shake your silly’s out 2 Jump and freeze (learning station) 3 The singing walrus song 4 A Ram sam sam dance (learning station) 5 Happy Dance (learning station) 6 swimming song- learning station 7 I am the musicman.