< 

Elder Class Staff

Mr A. Brown Class Teacher
Mrs C. Kippax Teaching Assistant
Miss A. Rutley Teaching Assistant

Welcome

Welcome to Elder Class. We are a new class in the Communication Pathway here at Hawthorns. Our curriculum is semi-formal which means that as well as academic work, our main focus is developing the children's functional and social communication. Basically, we want our children to be able to say what they want and do not want, explain how they feel and be able to engage in meaningful friendships and learning.

Our Classroom

Teaching Team

Mr Brown, Mrs Kippax and Miss Rutley have a huge amount of experience in supporting children with additional needs. We might look terrifying, but we're actually very approachable. We are here to support not only the pupils, but also parents and carers, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, queries or worries.

Getting In Contact

While, unfortunately, COVID means that we can't have the usual catch up when dropping off or picking up, there are many ways to keep in contact and up to date with what is happening in class. We have home-school diaries which we check every day. If you do want to have a conversation about something, we can arrange a phone call or video call at a time that is convenient to you. There will still be regular meetings about progress being made and to discuss the Personal Learning Plans. You can also use technology to keep in contact:

Email: elder@hawthorns.tameside.sch.uk

Twitter: @Hawthorns_Elder (Link at the top of the page)

What Our Week Looks Like

                                                                                                                                                    Timetable                                                                                                                                                     

 

9:05-9:30

9:30-10:20

10:20-10:40

10:40-10:55

11:05-11:50

12:10-1:30

1:40-2:30

2:40-3:00

 

 

Monday

 

 

Sensory Time

 

 

Maths

(AA)

Snack

Outdoor Play

 

 

Writing

(Talk for Writing)

 

Lunchtime

Outdoor Play

 

 

Topic/Art

 

Relaxation

(2:40 Taxis)

(2:55 Parents)

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Sensory Time

 

 

Forest School/LPP

 

Guided Reading

Lunchtime

Outdoor Play

 

Lego Therapy

 

 

Play Focus

 

Relaxation

(2:40 Taxis)

(2:55 Parents)

TEACCH

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Sensory Time

Phonics/SPAG

(AA)

Snack

Outdoor Play

Pindora’s Box/

Fine Motor

Lunchtime

Outdoor Play

 

 

Singing

 

Play Focus

 

Relaxation

(2:40 Taxis)

(2:55 Parents)

Cooking

(IC & JE, NA)

Cooking

(AH, CF & AA)

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Sensory Time

 

P.E.

(Mr B PPA)

Snack

Outdoor Play

 

Attention Autism 1-3

(Mr B PPA)

 

 

TEACCH

(Mr B PPA)

Lunchtime

Outdoor Play

 

Speaking and Listening

 

 

Play Focus

 

Relaxation

(2:40 Taxis)

(2:55 Parents)

 

 

Friday

 

 

Sensory Time

 

 

Maths

(AA)

Snack

Outdoor Play

 

 

Writing

 

Lunchtime

Outdoor Play

 

 

Starblazers

 

Relaxation

(2:40 Taxis)

(2:55 Parents)

 

Autumn Term 2020

This term we have focused on the book The Colour Monster. We have been focusing on feeling angry, calm, sad and happy; creating lots of art while also learning to understand our emotions better. In the weeks up to Halloween we will be starting to think about being scared.

After Halloween, we will be basing our work around Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and boats), before inevitably focusing on Christmas.

 

 

© Copyright 2017–2020 Hawthorns School