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Welcome to Thames

Thames class is a class of 5 pupils and 3 staff.

We follow a multi sensory approach to the curriculum and use a variety of ASC friendly strategies such as Colourful Semantics, Social Stories, TEACCH and Attention Autism to enrich and support the teaching of our curriculum. 




The American Dream

For the spring half term the pupils will develop their mapping skills to navigate their way through the USA exploring its geographical landscape.   Along the way they will explore the different foods and cultures associated with the different states as well as looking at significant buildings and landmarks which make up the magnificent skylines.  They will also travel back in time to explore the native Americans, their rituals and culture as well as developing their art and design skills to make totem poles and dream catchers.


General Information

We ask parents and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me

Individual Education Plan(IEP’s)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term.  There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child’s learning.   Plans are updated each term and sent home.

Reading Books

As we are not sending reading books home at the moment due to COVID-19.  I have enclosed a list of ideas where you can access a variety of both reading and audio books for you and your child to enjoy.

Amazon Audible:


The Very Quiet Cricket

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

The Mixed-Up Chameleon


Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning.  If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.

Home Blended Learning


This term in maths we will be completing a variety of exercise to help us develop our skills in all areas of Maths.  Below are links to each weeks work that we will complete in class


This term in Literacy we will be completing a variety of exercise to develop our skills in all areas of Literacy.  Below are links to the work we will be completing each week in class.


This term in our topic sessions we will be exploring the The Americas.  Each week we will explore a different aspect to this vast continent and post links to the topics and the work that the pupil will be exploring and completing in class.  


Week One: The American Dream (4th January 2021)
Week Two: Hola Mexico (11th January 2021)
Week Three: Rio De Vede (18th January 2021)
Week Four: New York New York (25th January 2021)
Week Five: American Landmarks (1st February 2021)
Week Six: Native Americans (8th February 2021)