Welcome to Elmwood!
Elmwood Class is a KS3 class with pupils ranging from 10-14 years old. In Elmwood, we aim to deliver a stimulating and exciting curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of each individual member of the class.
Our activities are centered around developing pupils' communication and independence skills and we encourage all of our pupils to make a meaningful contribution to school life according to their interests and abilities. Our lessons are highly differentiated and we make use of a wide range of individualised resources to make learning fun!
Literacy within KS3 and KS4 is delivered in ability groups rather than class groups and teachers continue to use aspects of the Balanced Literacy approach to support pupil's access to reading and writing.
In KS3 Numeracy, we begin to move towards functional Maths, where we promote mathematical thinking and transferable skills rather than rote learning. Pupils also cover Maths that is useful in everyday situations and the world of work
At KS3, along with continuing to develop pupils' knowledge and skills in all curriculum areas, we also begin to engage in work related learning as part of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). For example in the past, Elmwood pupils have run very successful class enterprise projects, where they have made and sold a variety of items of their choice such as soaps, candles, key holders and bracelets. These projects have also enabled us to raise additional funds to buy resources for the class.
Pupils in Elmwood class regularly access facilities within our local community, for example the Leatherhead and Dorking Gymnastics Club, local shops and the swimming pool at Dorking Sports Centre.
Meet the Staff
Julia Arthur Julie King Wendy Martin
Class Teacher Classroom Assistant SNCA
Helen Hart Nicola Barnes Sally Thompson
SNCA SNCA SNCA
Ella Barker Helen Sole Ella Gorman
SNCA SNCA SNCA