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.

Autumn Term 2 Timetable


Autumn Term 2 2019 Curriculum Info for parents
SubjectTopic: Celebrations
Community Awareness This half term we will be going along to join in some social time within some adult day centres, The pupils will also visit some towns, garden centres and longwater the range to explore a range of Christmas decorations.
Problem SolvingThe pupils will be tracking lights for fireworks, finding the hidden pumpkins, unwrapping presents and exploring different presents
CreativeThe pupils will be making a range of different art items linked to the celebration themes they will create pumpkins, firework pictures, Birthday bunting out of material and printing paint onto them, Christmas cards and Christmas paper plate trees/ wreaths, Chinese lanterns and fans.
Exploration The pupils will be exploring items related to celebrations e.g party streamers, pumpkins, balloons and presents
MusicThe pupils will be exploring each week a different celebration they will listen to the celebration music linked to the focus of the week, they will also use a range of equipment to create their own celebration music eg soundbeam for Halloween, rice, pasta, ocean drums, drum for fireworks, listening to different versions of the birthday song from different countries.
CookingThe pupils will be making celebratory food this half term. We will be making pumpkin pie, mince pies, birthday cake and many more tasty, gorgeous smelling delights
Ideas for at home - Trips out to local garden centres - Trip to your local town light switch on. - Read Christmas stories - Listen to a range of celebration music- Christmas, birthdays, Chinese new year, birthday music. - Carve a pumpkin and explore the insides for messy play. - Trips out to see fireworks - Explore celebratory food