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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School


Welcome to Woodpeckers Class Page 

Woodpeckers class is following our roots curriculum pathway, we focus our learning on communication, personal social and emotional development and physical development. Through play, we will also develop our skills in other areas of the curriculum. We are also working hard on developing the children's independence skills by using the TEACCH approach. There are 8 children in our class and 5 adults. 

Miss Burden is the class teacher and teaches us on a Monday, Wednesday morning and Thursday and Friday.  Mrs Gray teaches on a Tuesday and Kirsty teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon. Debbie, Lisa, Jolene and Shilpi are the fabulous teaching assistants in class.

We have Jo Jingles every Monday where the children are learning to explore a number of percussion instruments and songs. The children really enjoy these sessions. On Tuesday mornings during this half-term we will have forest school. On Thursday afternoons we are going to be working with the occupational therapist to develop sensory circuits to help us to regulate our big feelings. On Friday's we have PE and soft play.


On Friday's we will send home a reading book and reading record with your child. Please share the book with them and write a comment in their reading book, so we can get some points for the reading race in school! 

We have added some pictures into our class activities page of the activities we have completed as we have been settling in to our new school year.