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Friday 20th January

Chinese New Year – Children (across all sites) can come to school wearing something red.

Tuesday 7th February

Safer Internet Day 2022

Friday 17th February

School (all sites) close for half term (1 week and 2 days)   Children return on Wednesday 1st March.

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February

STAFF INSET DAYS.  School (all sites) is closed to children on both days for staff training.  Children return to school on Wednesday 1st March. 

Welcome to Elm Class


We are a Key Stage 1, Communications Pathway class based at Hawthorns School Wild Bank Provision.  Engaging in multi-sensory, hands-on and interactive experiences is our passion. Our environment is highly sensory considerate and supports pupils to regulate each day. We use the SCERTS framework to support our pupils to develop their social communication and emotional regulation. Our key priorities in Elm Class are to support and encourage pupils to use and develop their communication for a range of social purposes; teaching pupils to regulate and remain regulated and happy throughout each day and also learning how to use our transactional supports to request things that we may want or need.


The Adults in Elm Class are:


 Name  Position
 Miss C. Sheldon  Class Teacher
 Mrs L. Gallacher  Teaching Assistant
 Miss E. Zamora  Teaching Assistant
 Miss A. O’ Carroll  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. Our topics are personalised around the pupil’s interests! All of our sessions are hands on and engaging to ensure pupils develop a love for learning.  Each session is differentiated to the individual child just ensure learning is meaning and purposeful to all.


Here are the topics we will cover this year:

Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Cause & Effect!
As we settle into our new class and routine we will discover the fun that comes with cause & effect!

Autumn is all Around us!

Pumpkins, bonfires and leaves falling down, we will learn about Autumn in a fun and enticing way!
Winter Wonderland!
We will step into the Christmas spirit with lots of winter and Christmas fun! 

Spring Time!
Let’s hop into Spring and explore the blossoming natural materials that we find.

Amazing Animals!

Elm class love animals! We can’t wait to investigate the different kinds of animals and where they live.

On the Move!
Let’s fly in a plane, ride on a train, in a boat we can row!
Let’s explore the different ways we can travel. 
Summer Fun!
We cannot wait to delve into the summer. Discovering how to have fun in the sun!


Weekly Timetable



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


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

Please feel free to contact us via the class twitter page above or on our email:


Parent App

We also have a parent app, which we use to send out messages, letters and important information.   If you haven’t signed up, and would like to, contact school to receive an invitation by email.  For step by step instructions on how to install the app click here


Useful Links

Kids Zen – We love listening and watching Kids Zen during our sensory sessions, we really engage with the calming music and screens



Our favourite website on our interactive white board and iPad’s is Blob Opera! We love making the blobs sing by dragging them up and down.

blob opera google app

Fun iPad Apps


For more information about these apps, click on each link below.

Finger Paint with Sounds


Piano with Nursery Rhymes

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