Elm Class


Welcome to Elm


At the heart of our ethos is building positive relationships between children and staff to enable them to express themselves freely, listen to others, and discuss their thoughts without judgement. We want every child to feel valued and that their voice is heard. We support the children in Elm Class to flourish, with a strong focus on them becoming independent learners where the children can and are confident to facilitate their own learning. We truly believe in our ethos and that we are a ‘Can-Do’ class where mistakes are ‘ok’, and it is a vital part of our learning.

Our aim is to provide a learning environment where children can explore freely, build on their strengths, and develop their understanding of familiar and new concepts. We understand that we all have unique learning styles, so we try to provide a variety of learning formats that meet individual needs. Our learning is taught through individual and small group sessions where we provide opportunities for exploratory learning with a tailored approach to suit everyone. We have a heavy focus on developing children’s social skills and their understanding of the world around them; by teaching them strategies that can be used both in and out of the school environment.

Another key element to our curriculum is providing ‘play and learn’ opportunities where the children have the chance to learn through play; this is linked to their more formal learning, as a further curriculum enhancement. The provision that is provided is there to enhance key learning and skills through a carefully planned curriculum that promotes a love of learning. The ‘play and learn’ opportunities are based upon a variety of ‘sensory’ practices and theories to enable the children to develop these key elements of their personal development.

The Team supporting our current cohort is:

Miss Bradbury                                 Miss West                                       Mrs Turner

    Class Teacher                         Teaching Assistant                          Teaching Assistant


Autumn 1 (2023 – 2024) Newsletter – Elm