Tutor Group 4 Autumn 2020

September 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome back to the new school year. It has been a great start and all the students have settled in well.



This term’s topic is called ‘Who Am I?’ This topic will form part of the recovery curriculum which aims to support our students in settling back into school life, after what, for many of our students, was a long time out of class. The curriculum will focus on ensuring our students are feeling happy and secure to be back at school. The students will focus on their emotions, thinking about strategies to help overcome times when they feel sad or frustrated.  They will think about what makes them special and why they are a good friend to others. They will also identify skills they have.



This term we will focus on two main themes; Letters and sounds which will help develop and enhance their reading and writing and Shape Coding to boost verbal and written sentences. We will read fiction and non-fiction texts and answer comprehension questions. We will also work on spelling words from the books we read weekly.



This term we will be enhancing our skills with Place Value, addition, subtraction and time.

Once a week we shall work in the life skills room, preparing different types of food and drinks. The students will have plenty of opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of weights, measuring out ingredients, follow instructions and reading recipes.



PSHE in TG4 is fully embedded within the class day to day activities and underpins all lessons.

Within PSHE we will be focusing each student’s wellbeing which forms part of the recovery curriculum. We will be talking about our feelings, and learning ways to express ourselves and talk about how we feel. We will use role play as a way to help the students express themselves. We will also be working closely on the Open Minds project (via Zoom) focusing on the wellbeing of the students. A heavy emphasis will be on the students becoming resilient and resourceful during these changing times, expressing their emotions through poetry, role play and music.


If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to ask.


Yours sincerely,


Pamela Palanyandi