Welcome to Grasshopper

Hello and a warm welcome to the Grasshopper class!

 Class Teacher: Miss Blinco

Teaching assistants: Mrs Hockenhull and Miss Vance


Grasshoppers is an ASD discrete classroom that works on a topic based Early Years curriculum that includes learning through play with a continuous provision element. We also work daily on targets from the SCERTS programme, which has a focus on social communication and emotional regulation at the forefront.

Grasshoppers use home/school books which are returned home with pupils each night. These books will give you an indication of what your child has done during their time in school so that you can talk to them about it at home. We would like parents to also write in the books, particularly after a weekend or holiday, so that we can then discuss with pupils the things they may have done outside of school – a few sentences is enough. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in these books too.

We do PE with the Wolves Foundation once a week and have a discrete music session too.  Could we please ask that parents always ensure that their child has a small selection of spare clothes to change into – we do lots of sensory work and art activities, and even though we always wear aprons accidents do sometimes happen!  Please can you also ensure that pupils always bring a coat to school for play time.

If you have any questions then a member of the Grasshoppers team will be happy to help you.  We look forward to welcoming you all in September!

Miss Blinco, Mrs Hockenhull & Miss Vance

  • Miss Vance

    Teaching Assistant