Tutor Group 1 Spring Term 2023

January 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year 2023! We had a lovely start back to school and we look forward to a busy and very positive Spring term.  Below is an outline of what your children will be experiencing and learning over the coming half-term.


Communication and Language – We will continue developing our listening and communication, turn taking and choosing skills. This will be embedded into all areas of our curriculum. We will continue to develop our communication skills through Makaton, TaSSeLs, GRID 3 and visuals (photographs and symbols) to support children’s understanding and for them to use to express their needs and wants. We will also continue working closely with Speech and Language Therapists to support children’s individual communication targets.


Physical development – This term we will continue to have special yoga, hydrotherapy and dance on a weekly basis.  We will continue working with the Physiotherapy team to support children’s individual physical targets.


During Maths sessions we will concentrate on exploring numbers and quantities, patterns, colours and shapes through cooking, sensory exploration and anticipation games.


In Phonics we will be developing our sound differentiation skills, listening to and beginning to recognise different environmental and musical sounds. We will be listening and playing a variety of different instruments and developing our stop and go skills.


In Science this term pupils will be learning about Living Things and Their Habitats through sensory exploration of different animals and their homes.


In PSHE we will continue to learn about strong feelings and how to manage them. We will be engaging in activities to explore our feelings and learn how to communicate our feelings and needs.


We will explore our local area during our Geography lessons by going to local park and shops.



Thank you in advance for your support.  We look forward to discussing your child’s progress at their PSP (Personal Support Plans) and Annual Review meetings.


With Best Wishes,

Lilia (class teacher) and TG1 team