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)
General Class Information
Entrance/exit via KS1 Door (near Miss Ellis' class)
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.
What a busy first half term we have had! We are so proud of how the children have adapted to the 'new normal' school routine. The children have worked so hard on the Paws,Claws and Whiskers topic, increasing their knowledge and developing skills.
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.
Autumn B - The Enchanted Woodland
Our first topic, Paws, Claws and Whiskers was a huge hit and after half term we have another exciting topic to look forward to... The Enchanted Woodland. To find out what we will be learning about and have a go at some of the suggested home learning activities, why not check out the attached documents at the bottom of the page.
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise. Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide.
Deciduous or evergreen? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower? Let’s build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy.
Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go.
At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum.
We will be following the White Rose Maths scheme. Each lesson will be differentiated according to age and ability of the child.
PE will be taught on Wednesday morning with Mr Howsam and Thursday afternoon with Mrs Allmand.
From September we are asking that children come to school in their PE kit on Wednesday and Thursday to avoid dressing/undressing in school.
PLEASE NOTE PE STARTS THE SECOND WEEK BACK WB: 7th Sept
On Wednesday, PE starts at 8:45 am so ALL pupils need to be in and ready to start after register. If you have siblings in other year groups then they will all need to come in at 8:45 daily (unless you want to do multiple drop offs). If your child comes later on a Wednesday then they may miss their PE lesson.
Homework: Information on this to follow
Reading Books: Information on this to follow
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.
Useful Websites and Apps:
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