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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 Poplar Class


We are a Key Stage 2 , Connections Pathway class at Hawthorns Wild Bank Provision.  We love to learn through interactive, hands-on and multi-sensory experiences. We work in a highly 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, supporting our pupils to learn how to regulate and remain regulated and happy throughout the school day, and learning how to use our transactional supports to request things we might want and need!


The Adults in Poplar Class are:


 Name  Position
 Miss A. McLeod  Class Teacher
 Miss S. Carmichael  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. Topics are interest based! All 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 and effect!
Settling back into the classroom routine and discovering cause and effect!
Time for a Rhyme!
Nursey rhymes and songs introduced through fun
Colours of the rainbow
Discovering colours and making a mess in the process!
Dashing through the snow!
Christmas and winter-based learning activities!
Spring has Sprung
Exploring natural materials and discovering What happens in spring?
Planes, Trains and automobiles
Learning about how we get around in an exciting and immersive way!
Our Planet
Amazing animals from all sorts of environments and climates!



Discovering how to keep cool in the heat! Regulating with water play and thinking about how we can have fun in the sunshine!

Here is our weekly timetable


Poplar class weekly timetable


Here are some of the things we like to do in Poplar Class


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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