Year 1 & 2 - Elm 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Elm Class
Hello and welcome to Elm Class' webpage. Here you will be able to find out everything you need to know about our mixed Year 1/ 2 class; from our class routines to our current learning topics and where we will also share photos and upcoming events. Don't forget to also follow our learning on our school Twitter and Facebook pages.
Meet the team
Mrs Blackwell Mrs Allmand Mrs Dowson Mrs Taylor
(Teacher Mon-Wed) (Teacher Thurs-Fri) (Teaching Assistant) (Teaching Assistant)
We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in September and getting to know you all. We have lots of exciting things planned for the year ahead.
General Class Information
Entrance/exit via Learning Lab door (behind kickboard)
Start time: 8:45am
Finish time: 3:10pm
If you have brothers/sisters in different classes, please make sure you stick to your start and finish time every day, or you may miss out on important lessons.
Our PE sessions are on Wednesday morning (with Mr Howsam) and Thursday afternoon (with Mrs Allmand).
Please note from September we are asking that on a Wednesday children come to school in their PE kit and bring their uniform and shoes in a bag to get changed into after their PE session. This bag will go home and be brought back the next day for PE on Thursday. Children should come to school in uniform on Thursday as normal as PE isn't until the afternoon.
Homework: Information on this to follow
Reading Books: Information on this to follow
What will we be learning?
Each half term we will be have a new and exciting topic whilst continuing to use the Cornerstone Curriculum for all subjects. At the bottom of the page you will find useful information about each topic as we cover it throughout the year. Why not have a look at our first topic, Paws, Claws and Whiskers, to find out what we will be learning about and have a go at some of the suggested activities over the summer holidays.
Autumn A: Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake?
Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore?
When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.
We will be following the White Rose Maths scheme. Each lesson will be differentiated according to age and ability of the child.
Contacting the Class Teachers
It is really important that we have good communication between school and our parents/carers, so if you have any concerns regarding your child or would like to send us anything, please contact us on our class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: the email email@example.com will continue to the end of term. We will transfer to elm@ ready for September.
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources
Oxford Reading Buddy - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk
BBC Bitesize - http://bbc.com/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
SumDog - https://pages.sumdog.com
Maths Zone - http://mathszone.co.u
PE/maths/english - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/
Fun ICT Games - http://ictgames.com