Teddy Bear class Summer 2017

April 2017


Dear Parents and Carers,


It’s lovely to welcome the children back to school after the Easter Holidays. 


Our theme for this term is ‘Inside- Outside’.  To deepen our knowledge and understanding of the world around us we will be in the garden  planting seeds, flowers, tomatoes and herbs. We will water them and watch them grow. We plan to make trips to the local park, shops and the local pond. We will spend as much time outside as the weather permits. To support children with their Social Development and communication & language, we encourage the children to interact with their peers through circle-time and attention groups. 


Following our Expressive Arts and Design Curriculum, the children will be learning about the world around them through first-hand exploration and sensory play.  The children  enjoy our weekly music sessions with our music teacher, Laura and spend time daily in class exploring movement, music and dance. Our dance teacher, Jo will be working with us to explore and move our bodies to music. The children have been involved in our wonderful sensory drama sessions with Creative Partners.  Messy Play, and exploration of different media and materials is part of our daily curriculum, so that children can use a variety of different senses in their play.  We also have weekly cooking sessions where the children can experience different textures, tastes and smells.


We continue to have Communication Groups on a weekly basis, where the children are supported to develop their self-confidence and self-awareness.  Children are given choices and are supported to develop their different ways of communication through the use of Podd books, symbols, real objects and Makaton signing.


Please use the home/school books to let us know about things your child is doing at home.


Best wishes,



Merja and the Teddy Bear Team