Welcome to Elm Class
Welcome back to Elm Class!
I hope you had a relaxing Easter holiday and you're looking forward to the term ahead. We have some jam packed weeks ahead of us including practising for Sports Day! The weather also seems to be improving so I'm hopeful we'll be able to spend lots of time on the newly painted playground, on the field and exploring our outside area.
This term we are changing our PE days slightly. From next week (19th April) PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Continuing on from last term I will be changing reading books on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure you pack your child's book bag on these days!
As always, pop a message on Tapestry or let the school office know if you'd like to speak to me about anything. I look forward to speaking to you all during Parent Consultations on the 4th May.
A Dinosaur Mind Map
Summer 1 Learning
Writing in Reception - a guide
Home Learning 15.03
Home Learning 01.03
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Space music 2
Spring 2 Learning
Home Learning 08.02
Chinese New Year Backing Track - 1
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Chinese New Year Backing Track - 3
Chinese New Year Backing Track - 4
Chinese New Year Backing Track - 5
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Chinese New Year Backing Track - 7
Home Learning 01.02
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Home Learning 11/01
Spring 1 Learning
Elm Class Learning Autumn 2
You may have noticed your child bought home some phonics flashcards today. These cards are yours to keep for the year. However, please look after them as we will need them back before your child goes into Year 1!
Each week I will let you know which phonemes (sounds) we have learnt. You can then find the corresponding flashcard and practise these at home! Each sound has an action to help us remember and you should have a set of these too. You can play lots of games with the flashcards and you can even begin to group the letters together to make simple words! We read these words by sounding out and then blending the sounds together to make a word.
We will also be learning some 'high frequency words' and 'red words' each week. More information about these will follow soon.
So far in Elm Class we have learnt the sounds: 's' 'a' 't' 'p' 'i' 'n'
The high frequency words we have learnt are: 'at' and 'it'
I will be putting together a video soon about how we teach phonics at school, how your child learns to read and what you can do at home to help.
In the meantime if you have any questions pop a message on Tapestry and I'll get back to you!
Welcome to Elm Class
What a wonderful stat to the autumn term! Every day we are seeing happy, smiley children bouncing into school. It really is a pleasure to see how well everyone has adjusted to their new environment and each other. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and carers for making the transition to ‘Big School’ such a smooth and happy time for their children.
The autumn term is now well under way and so we have been focused on building friendships and trust, finding out about shared interests and learning all the new routines for school. Our next topic of focus will be ‘Our Favourite Rhymes and Songs’. Each week we will be exploring a different rhyme or song and relate these to our learning. We’d love to see some videos of your child’s favourite rhyme. You can post videos of these on Tapestry for us to watch at school!
Although we can’t open our doors to parents yet, we are hoping we can still have lots communication with you. If you have any questions or worries then please post these on Tapestry and I will be able to call you for a more in depth conversation. We will also be arranging a virtual Parents’ Evening before the end of the autumn term so look out for a letter outlining when to sign up for a slot.
We look forward to sharing your child’s learning and experiences with you this year!
Miss Pearson, Miss Holmes & Mrs Barwise
Fruit is now being delivered to the school everyday so you will not need to send your child to school with a snack.
Thank you for sending a snack in every day for the last couple of weeks. It has been lovely to see all the different varieties of fruit!
Information about Starting School
It was lovely to speak to you all this week and to get to know you a bit better!
Here are a few things to remember for the next couple of weeks. I'm sorry for the amount of information we are bombarding you with. Hopefully it will help things run smoothly!
- Water bottles - please bring a labelled water bottle to school every day.
- School bags - we will give a book bag to your child to bring home on the first day.
- PE days - PE will begin on the week commencing the 21st September and will be on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Your child will wear their PE kit to school on these days and will not need to bring their school uniform with them.
Also, if your child is doing a morning session and is due to be picked up at 1:15 you will need to pick your child up from the small gate to the left of the school (where you drop them off). If your child is doing an afternoon session they will be picked up from the playground.
Thank you for all the positive feedback and we're looking forward to the year with you!