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Tuesday 5th September 2023

Children return to school (all sites)


Friday 20th October 2023

School closes for half term


Monday 30th October 2023


School closed to children (all sites)

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Children return to school (all sites)


Welcome to Elder Class


We are a key stage 2, Connections Pathway class at Hawthorns School.  We love to learn in a highly structured and sensory considerate environment. We use the SCERTS framework to support pupils to develop their social communication and emotional regulation.  Our key priorities are supporting pupils to use their communication for a range of social purposes, begin to make and maintain relationships with peers and develop their self-regulation skills.


The Adults in Elder Class are:


 Name  Position
 Miss J. Melles  Class Teacher
 Miss C. White  Teaching Assistant
 Miss K. Fitchett  Teaching Assistant
 Miss N. Turner  Teaching Assistant


As well as developing our communication and regulation skills, we also cover a wide range of exciting topics to expand our interests in the world around us. All sessions are hands on and engaging to ensure pupils develop a love for learning.  Each session is differentiated to the individual child to ensure learning is meaning and purposeful to all.

Here are the topics we shall be doing through the year


Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Dinosaur Detectives
Finding out about different dinosaurs and what they looked like.
Healthy Me!
Finding out ways we can keep our mind and body healthy.
Rumble in the Jungle
Finding out about animals that live in the wild and what their habitats are like.
On the farm
Finding out about farm life including what animals are on a farm and the jobs of a farmer.

Places around me
Finding out about the different areas in school.
Finding out about and visiting the different areas in the local community. Learning how to stay safe when in the local community.


Here is our weekly timetable


Oak weekly timetable overview


Here’s some of the things we love to do in Elder Class …


Please see our class twitter page, @Hawthorn_Elder for regular updates of what we get up to.  Click on the icon below to visit our page now.


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Parent App

Hawthorns school now has a parent app (PA Connect) The app is now the school’s main way of communication.  This reduces the amount of paper we use as an Eco School.  All letters, newsletters and important message will be sent directly to your phone or tablet via the app.  Parents and carers can also update changes in emergency contact numbers that we have on our systems for your child.  For more information about what else the parent app and a step-by-step guide on how to install the app click here