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Elm Class

Welcome to Elm class page!

We are a class of year 1 and and year 2 children. Our teacher is Mrs Ginty and our teaching assistant is Mrs Atkin. 

Our P.E days are on a Tuesday and a Wednesday and your child should come to school in their P.E kit. 

Please make sure your child brings in their reading book and diary every day and try to read a little each day. Raffle tickets are awarded each time your child reads and they can win a prize on a Friday if their ticket is drawn out. We can also win the playtime toy box if we get the most reads in Key stage 1 each week! 

Please make sure your child has a water bottle each day.

Fruit is available for a snack at any point during the day. 

Remote Learning

 

If your child is isolating and absent from school because they are waiting for a COVID test result of a household member or themselves and they feel well, then please help them continue with their learning remotely at home as a short measure (2/3 days).   

 

To keep learning please can they access from home the following:  

  • EYFS play MiniMash - play the games to develop their maths and literacy skills  

  • Purple Mash (KS1/2)- complete the 2Dos for English and maths skills practice  

  • Bug Club (All key stages) – read some of the texts and answer the questions about the book. If they are in KS2 ask them to write a short recount or make a book review too  

  • Sumdog (KS1/2) – play in the games section to revise key skills and check and complete maths tasks/homework set by their class teacher  

  • TT Rockstars (Year 2 upwards) – play in the Garage Band to practise key times tables that have been set and play in the Studio Band to improve their Rockstar status  

  • Teach your Monster to Read (Phonics EYFS/KS1) – ensure your child logs onto their account each day to learn the sounds appropriate for their phonics phase  

  • Topic homework tasks (All key stages) – these are available to view on the school website in the Children’s section – Half Termly Theme Homework  

 

For any longer isolation 10/14 days home learning will be delivered through your child’s Microsoft Teams Education account. This is now set up for every child and will be used to ensure blended learning and to help your child keep up with their peers in school. Please ensure you have followed the instructions in the MS Teams letter (that you have received by email) and your child is signed into their new account using their username and password details (which you have received by app message). The class teacher will then begin posting and uploading work for your child through their class/year group team. Any problems please email or phone the office.  

 

If your child is unable to access the online platforms or MS Teams to complete home learning, which may be due to no internet connection or no suitable device, please contact school immediately where we will provide further support and a device if required.  

 

Spring 2 - Our signs of Spring walk

Today Elm class went on a walk in our school grounds to look for signs of Spring. We found daffodils, daisies, pussy willow and lots of new buds and leaves starting to grow. Sienna found a lady bird too! We enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows at the fire circle. We lied down in the sunshine and used our senses to see what we could see, smell, hear and touch. We even spotted pictures in the clouds!

 

Autumn 2

Week 1 of isolation

I am so proud of Elm class this week as we are learning from home. Look at some of our fabulous work...

Today - Friday 13th November- was our outdoor learning day. We were very lucky with the weather! The sun shone on us all morning. We hunted for autumn colours on a colour card, played hide and seek, hunted for hidden letters on trees and toasted brioche and drank hot chocolate around the camp fire. We had such a fantastic time! Porter said 'It's been the best day ever!' We are so very lucky to have such beautiful grounds. Thank you to all parents for the sponsor money sent in. We will let you know soon how much we have raised to further improve outdoor learning experiences for our children.

November the 5th..... This year, Bonfire night celebrations are very different. However, Elm Class had an amazing day in school! First we found out about why we celebrate on this special day by learning about The Gunpowder Plot. We made 'rocket marshmellow rockets' and took them into our woodlands to eat around the fire circle. We enjoyed some hot chocolate too! We collected twigs and made our own sparklers!

Thank you so much to all the parents that donated to the Raft food bank charity. We were overwhelmed with how much was brought in. Mrs Ginty and Mrs Evans delivered it all this afternoon and the volunteers were extremely grateful for your kindness.

Elm class have been learning about the famous American portrait artist, 'Kehinde Wiley'. First we drew different parts of the face using different media.Then we drew our own self-portraits. We looked at Kehinde's work and made our own portraits in his style. we are very proud of our work!e

We didn't let the rain spoil our walk yesterday! We still had a wonderful time!

Elm class have been investigating place value in our maths lessons. We used lots of different equipment such as base 10, beadstrings, place value counters and coins to explore how numbers can be represented.

On Friday 9th October a special delivery arrived at the school office for Key stage 1. We were very excited as we looked at the special objects from the past. We asked lots of interesting questions such as ... What is it? Who is it for? Why is it made out of metal? Who would wear it?

Today was really exciting (Tuesday 29th September), we were able to go on part of our school's brand new woodland walk path and bridge. We are so looking forward to when it is all finished! Class Elm have decide that we are toasting brioche and having hot chocolate around a camp fire!We looked for signs of Autumn as part of our science work on seasonal change.

This week we had a surprise visitor in our class - a strange blue creature! He was found in our outdoor area in a bucket, hiding amongst the pebbles and grass. We asked lots of questions as to what it might be and where it came from. We made 'found' posters and displayed them to see if anyone knew what it was! We received a letter from a Mr Green who also sent a book called 'The Bog Baby'. He explained it might answer our questions....We have read the first part of the story and we have found out that he is called a Bog Baby! The children have been making him new homes and even made new Bog Babies! We are looking forward to finding out what happens in the story! .

We have loved the story of 'The Bog Baby!' Here is some of our work that we are very proud of...

We are enjoying our P.E. lessons with coach Paul!

After our woodland walk on Monday, we made bookmarks using the natural materials that we had collected.

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