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ASD Base

Hello and welcome to the Summer Term!


In Cherry Tree and Cherry Blossom we have some amazing adults to help us learn and progress in school!


Mrs Stockdale - Head of Base and teacher

Miss Mathurin - Teacher

Mrs Dempsey - Teaching Assistant

Miss Adams - Teaching Assistant

Miss Hickey - Teaching Assistant

Miss Chamberlin - 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mr Jenkins - 1:1 Teaching Assistant


Our Cherry Trees and Cherry Blossoms will be looking at The Scream br Edvand Munch for their topic painting this term.


In English, the children are learning how to write simple sentences and are discovering adjectives to help them make their sentences more interesting.


In maths, the children are learning about numbers and using them for simple addition and subtraction problems.



In Cherry Tree we will be looking at books that link to our topic painting such as Vlad and the Great Fire of London, You wouldn’t want to be in the Great Fire of London and Toby and the Great Fire of London.


In English, the children are learning how to write a recount and are discovering useful words to help with writing longer sentences.


In maths, the children are learning about place value and using this to solve addition and subtraction facts. They will also be learning about money, time and measure.


Speech and Language Therapy is very important at Southmead. We have a SALT who is in twice a week, every day Tuesday and Wednesday.


Please ensure that you child brings their PE kit into school on a Monday. We want the majority of children in the Base to have PE sessions with their mainstream classes which are all on different days! Having their PE kit in their locker all week will be easier for us all. We will send it home on a Friday.


If you have any questions please ask Mrs Stockdale or Miss Mathurin on the playground at the beginning or end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are so excited for autumn term in Cherry Class!


Thank you for all your continued help and support.


More About Cherry Class...

  • Reading with your child every day and signing their reading diary.

  • Ensuring homework is completed.

  • Speaking and listening activities at home.

  • Imaginative play and games.

  • Turn taking games.

  • Using the Autumn IPM to support learning at home - using the key targets to focus on.


How You Can Help

Below is the video with the Jolly Phonics song for our Phase 2 sounds! Watch the video with your child and see if they can teach you all of the sounds and actions. Which sounds can they write?

Useful Links

Diary Dates

  • Friday 22nd September – Phonics Workshop at 2.45pm

  • Friday 29th September – Writing Workshop at 2.45pm

  • Tuesday 7th November – parents evening (1.30pm to 6.30pm)