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.
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.
Elm class have been practising talk for writing for our story 'Wind in the Willows'. It really helps us to remember the order of the story and we will use it to write our own stories!
In Geography, we are finding out about our school and it's grounds and about our local area. We went for a walk around our school to find out what is natural and what is man-made.
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!
Week 1 of isolation