Welcome to Elm

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

We are a group of 5 pupils aged from 8-18 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 1 2020 Timetable

Autumn Term 2 2020 Curriculum Info for parents
SubjectTopic: Europe Communication, switch work/computer skills, intensive interaction, social and emotional development will be focused on throughout the week in different sessions and pupils will be working in individual programs across these sessions on a 1-1 basis. Pupils will also get weekly therapy sessions which involve 2 rebound individual sessions, 2 individual Hydrotherapy swims, a massage session and sensory room time which will include individual time and class time. Below is an outline of some of the class group session Elm class will be joined all together for during the week- Within these sessions we will try to focus on our half termly topic.
Community Awareness This will not be happening due to the covid pandemic.
Stories and BooksWe will be listening to a range of stories from Europe including fairy tales. We will also be listening to Christmas stories come December
CreativePupils will be exploring a range of European countries and will be making a junk model of the leaning tower of pisa. Printing with foods from around Europe eg pasta, breads etc. Making bunting of the European flags. Creating some traditional Christmas decorations from around Europe and Christmas cards.
Exploration We will be exploring foods from Europe, artefacts and in December exploring Christmas tree slime
MusicPupils will listen to a range of music from around Europe, including a Swedish week with ABBA
CookingPupils will be making a range of foods from Europe, we will be making pizzas, custard tarts, pasta, paella, stollen, cinnamon buns and mince pies
Ideas for at home - Explore different music from different European countries and see what responses your child shows. - Cooking- explore some Food from other countries through cooking or messy play experience. Make pizza for the family; explore cooked and uncooked pasta mixed with sauces and without. Make and explore Bread from France, explore sticky dough, exploring it through their hands, smelling the bread and feeling it once it is cooked. Make and explore traditional Christmas foods. - Using junk make some famous buildings from Europe eg Eiffel tower. Big ben, colosseum in Rome.