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Squirrels Class

Class Team:

Lucy Webster, Vanessa Higginbottom, Emma Gotheridge and Anna Bayliss (Teacher).

Class Story:


Class Overview:

Welcome to Squirrels Class, a class based in The Hollow taught by Anna Bayliss (Class Teacher), Emma Gotheridge, Lucy Webster and Vanessa Higginbottom (Teaching Assistants).

We are a total communication classroom and we work on and use different ways to communicate throughout each day (e.g. Makaton, sealed pots symbols and gestures). Following primarily the Discover pathway of the curriculum, we will engage in sensory based learning such as mark making in foam, water play, edible experiences (chocolate cake 'mud') and sensory stories with their related sensory exploration experiences. We love to get messy! We will follow our structured daily routines and timetable for teaching and learning with transitions supported by objects of reference, music cues and symbols/pictures specific to the children's needs. We also routinely access interventions such as TAC PAC which supports sensory communication as well as attention autism and intensive interaction. We enjoy learning in the classroom and making use of our sensory and outdoor spaces.

Learning Together

 Learning together Spring 2

Outdoor learning:

School will have a continued focus on ‘Outside Learning in all Weathers’ this year, with this in mind if possible please ensure that on each day your child has a suitable coat for the weather conditions.

General Notices:

Social fund contribution - We would really appreciate it if you could send a social fund contribution of £6 into school. This pays for a daily snack for the children at break time.

Clothing and Sun cream - As the weather is becoming colder, could you please provide your child with a waterproof coat, wellies and any other appropriate clothing to correspond with the weather conditions as we love to learn outdoors. Please send in a spare change of clothes in case your child has an accident at school.