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Hungry Caterpillar Class

Class Staff


Emily Deacon

Teaching Assistants

  • Alex Quenby
  • Natasha Whitehouse
  • Emma Gotheridge

Class Overview:

Welcome to Hungry Caterpillar Class, a class based in The Hollow taught by Emily Deacon (Class Teacher), Natasha Whitehouse-Brumby, Alex Quenby and Shelby Corpe (Teaching Assistants). We are a total communication classroom and we work on and use different ways to communicate throughout each day (e.g. Makaton, sealed pots symbols and gestures). Following the Discover pathway of the curriculum, we will engage in sensory based learning and love to get messy with our learning activities such as: mark making in foam, water play, edible experiences and sensory stories. We will follow our structured daily routines and timetable for teaching and learning with transitions supported by objects of reference, music cues and symbols/pictures specific to the children's needs. We also routinely access interventions such as TAC PAC which supports sensory communication as well as attention autism, intensive interaction and sensory circuits. We love outdoor learning, getting messy in the outdoors (there’s no such thing as unsuitable weather!) and exploring our school and wider community. 

Learning Together

 Learning Together - Spring 2

General Notices:

Social fund contribution - We would really appreciate it if you could send a social fund contribution of £6 into school. This pays for a daily snack for the children at break time.

Clothing and Sun cream - As the weather is becoming colder, could you please provide your child with a waterproof coat, wellies and any other appropriate clothing to correspond with the weather conditions as we love to learn outdoors. Please send in a spare change of clothes in case your child has an accident at school.

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Upcoming events this half term include: 

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