"The first ever term at Aspire School in Packham Class has been an amazing success and we can gauge this by the HUGE smiles on our students' faces every day! It really has been a pleasure to help all them settle into their new surroundings and we have covered some really interesting topics within our main theme for the term which is, 'The World Around Us.' We explored our school grounds and went on a bug hunt in the school wildlife area which was amazing as we found spiders (Yuk!), beetles, woodlice and ladybirds to mention just a few. We have also started work on setting up a bespoke daily communication system which is already showing positive signs of helping our students and more recently we have been creating some amazing junk modelling vehicles and buildings including red buses and Big Ben. We intend to finish Term 1 in style too with our fancy dress day and class party! I hope you and your families have a restful half term as the children will need to be recharged when we return to school in November as we intend to hit the ground running with a field trip to The Meads Community Woodlands and a great deal of other wonderful activities as we enter the festive period. From Luke, Katherine and Stacey we hope you have a lovely half term."