WELCOME TO ELM CLASS
Welcome to class Elm's home page. We hope you find the page useful and enjoy seeing what your child has been doing.
We aim to make your child's first year at school fun and engaging, setting them up to enjoy learning for a very long time.
If you have any queries or concerns, please come and speak to the Class Elm team either in the morning or after school at the door. If you feel that you need to speak about something more in-depth, then please make an appointment for after school.
Mrs Davies and Mrs Miller
During the school closure we will be posting weekly activities for you to complete with your child. There will also be a link to a bank of activities for you to do with your child.
Please remember that your child is in their first year at primary school and they need time, repetition and patience. An average phonics/maths/literacy lesson will last for 20 minutes. The timetables circulating on social media may look appealing but a lot of foundation children's learning is through play and playing with your child is one of the most important things you can do. Obviously, timetables can be a good thing and children do often need structure and routine, however please have flexibility, this is a strange and confusing time for your child too.
We do ask parents to please carry on reading with your child, practising tricky words, counting numbers and keep going with the phonics.
We will do our best to keep parents informed about the upcoming changes but keep your child learning and accessing the curriculum.
Mrs R Davies and Mrs T Miller
Below is a useful document to help you to understand the expectations for the end of FS2 (ELM CLASS). The Early Learning Goal (ELG) statements explain what MOST children should be able to do on entering Year 1.
We have attached this document only for your reference and do not expect you to teach at home to these. Some parents might find this useful to know though.
We hope you are enjoying the Easter Holidays as best you can! Let's hope the Sunshine stays and we can enjoy spending time in the garden........and eating some chocolate!!
Below are some ideas for the holidays. Have Fun and stay safe!
Miss you all
Mrs Davies and Mrs Miller
Hi All! Hope you are well! There isn't as much sun this week. But there is still lots of fun to be had indoors. Please see below this weeks ideas for home learning on the document titled week 2.
I have made phonics and maths bags for my youngest to help make learning fun at home. In the maths bag this week we have created Peg The Ted Game. All you need is a teddy, pegs and some number cards ( see images below). This will support number recognition, counting and fine motor skills. You can number the pegs 1-10 or 20 and peg the pegs on in order. Or pick a number card and peg on the correct amount of pegs. Put spots on the back of the number cards to count and match to the right peg or peg on the correct amounts. You can also use the cards and pegs to add amounts together to get a total.
Cric Web have some great games on too!.......................
Phonics word sheet: We appreciate most people do not have a printer at home but you can share the image with your child on the screen and write down any words on a separate sheet. Sound say the words with the children first so they can hear all the sounds before they attempt to write them down.........................
Hello everyone! We hope you are all well and staying safe :-) We miss seeing you everyday, but hope you are enjoying time with your family and playing out in the sun!
I had a go with my two children at carrying out some of the tasks Mrs Miller and I had set. so we made natural art pictures and rockets this week.............
We will post some different activities over the weekend for next week.
Mrs Davies and Mrs Miller
White Rose Maths have some really good ideas for home learning. Check it out!.......https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Topics for the Year
Book Worms - Julia Donaldson
A is for Autumn
Where in the World...?
Once upon a rain drop
The land of Far Far away
People Who Help Us
A Bug's Life
Meet George! He is our friendly class Giraffe. George wants to go home with a different child each week and go on lots of adventures. He hopes the rest of the class will take him on some great experiences too!..........
We love reading in class Elm. Check out our reading corner where you can make yourself comfy, look at a book, re-tell stories and find the teacher's recommended read of the week ;-)
Please remember to write in your child's reading diary when you have read with them at home.
Class Elm will be going down to Forest School, which is located on our school site, on a Wednesday morning. At Forest School, children will be experiencing the outdoors and will be learning about a variety of topics, including different types of trees, minibeasts and also learning some maths and english outdoors as well.
Children will need;
- A spare set of clothes that you don't mind getting muddy!
- A pair of wellies.
- A carrier bag for wellies and a bag to put the clothes in.
Please ensure that all clothes are labelled.
Forest School 25/9/19-We enjoyed getting very muddy!
Class Elm are taking part in a weekly RAINBOW CHALLENGE!
In Elm Class, we have a rainbow challenge which encourages the children to complete activities around the room. The different activities and areas help your child with learning new skills.
The areas in the classroom are:
- Construction Area
- Creative Area
- Finger Gym
- Maths Area
- Phonics Area
- Reading Area
- Writing Area
White Post Farm visit 19/09/19
White Post Farm came to Coppice Farm on a visit this afternoon and bought with them some furry friends! Elm Class got the chance to meet; ducklings, chicks, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, geckos, bearded lizards and even a snake and a tarrantula! All the children were really brave and touched or held some of the animals, check out our pictures below!
Click on a thumbnail to enlarge the picture!
Autumn Term Newsletter
Some useful websites to help support your child's learning: