Elm 2023 - 2024

Mrs Morris

Class teacher

Mrs Mendieta

Class Teacher

Welcome to Elm Class!


Welcome to a new year at Lancasterian School. We would like to introduce the team–  Emma (class teacher), Hazel, (class teacher) on Thursdays and Fridays. Ben (TA3 and class lead on Tuesdays ), Shawn and Sedi (TA1s). Sue supports us at lunchtimes. We have a number of established staff with experience of working with Autistic pupils. Our classroom focuses around structure, routine, independence and communication alongside other learning opportunities.


The first theme is ‘Belonging’. The theme builds on My World, My Communication, My Reasoning, and Me and My relationships areas of the Semi-Formal Curriculum to focus on connections between people, to build a sense of belonging and security in the way the pupil belongs to the class, the school, their home and the wider community. Belonging emphasises eliciting responses, nurture, building relationships and celebrating engagement.

Upcoming Trips and Events

We are accessing the community each week– starting with a visit to Withington Hospital Café. Please send £3 to cover the cost of a drink and snack whilst there. The class is working on travelling skills, making choices, communicating those choices, using money and sharing our space.


We like to offer our pupils a large range of
experiences and encourage them to explore and interact with the world around them. As a result, the children may sometimes get a little messy. While we will do our best to clean them up a spare change of clothes , labelled with their name, in bags would be useful.


We will also be accessing both the school outside spaces and community spaces so appropriate clothing for all weathers is a must please. This could be a raincoat and wellies (again labelled please) or a full wet weather suit with trousers if your child sits on the floor.


Swimming  and PE is on a Thursday. Please send in Swim kit and towel or PE kit (class split in two each term) Thanks. The team will advise you, which session your child is doing in your childs home/school books. This will change over in Autumn 2 term. Then all of our children will go swiming together in Summer term.


Thanks for reading! We will communicate regularly via your child’s Home-School diary, please read it and send it in daily. We’re also always happy to chat or answer other questions in person, by phone, or in the diaries.

Please let us and transport know as soon as possible if your child can’t come into school.

School telephone: 0161 445 0123

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