Year 1 & 2 - Elm 2020 - 2021
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
General Class Information
Entrance/exit via KS1 Door (near Oak 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.
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
Please remember if your child is self-isolating or if our bubble/school closes please access Google Classroom, where daily Home Learning will be provided and need to be completed to ensure that they do not fall behind. If you need any help setting up or logging in please contact us via our class email.
What will we be learning?
Each half term we will be have a new and exciting topic whilst continuing to use the Cornerstones 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. Already this year we have learnt so much in our topics 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers', 'The Enchanted Woodland', 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures' , ‘Towers, Turrets and Tunnels’ and 'Coastline'.
We are currently learning about...
Summer B - Rio de Vida
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.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party in Rio!
This half term, we’ll dress up in bright clothes, hang out the bunting and enjoy a carnival party! We’ll create vibrant dances and play carnival rhythms. We’ll learn to speak some Portuguese (the official language of Brazil), study maps and globes to locate Brazil and decide what it would be like to live there. As we learn more about Brazil, we’ll explore famous legends and scour non-fiction books for fascinating facts. Reflecting on what we have learnt about Brazilian culture, we’ll think about celebrations in different parts of the world and decide why people celebrate. We’ll also create colourful collages, cards and carnival bunting. Brazilian sporting excellence is paid tribute to when we take the time to practice and hone our sporting skills ready for a mini-Olympics.
Help your child prepare for their project
Celebrations are exciting for everyone. Why not look through some old photos together and talk about any celebrations taking place in the pictures? You could also plan a party and choose the decorations, food and music together. Alternatively, use a children’s atlas to discover countries around the world. Read the name of each country carefully and find out what it would be like to live there.
PE will be taught on Monday afternoon with Mrs Blackwell and Wednesday morning with Miss Rowlands (whilst Bubbles are closed).
From September we are asking that children come to school in their PE kit on Monday and Wednesday to avoid dressing/undressing in school.
On Wednesday, lessons 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).
This is sent out weekly (usually a Wednesday) and to be handed in on a Monday via Google Classroom. Presentation of homework is important so please encourage your child to write in pencil, underline with a ruler and write the date neatly.
Your child will be given a new reading book based on their own reading ability for them to read at home with an adult, plus a book to be shared together from the library. Reading journals and books need to be in school everyday. Encourage your child to read to you daily. Regular reading has a huge impact on your child's progress across all subjects. When your child reads with you please date and sign your reading journal so that we can monitor children's progress properly. Check your reading journal daily as we might write you a note.
March 2021- We have introduced ‘Read, Write, Ink’ a new reading scheme. Each child will be given a scheme book and a book for pleasure. We will be reading daily and will change books every Wednesday.
Books should be returned every Monday so that they can ‘rest’ before they go out again to other children .
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
Times Table Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
Maths Zone - http://mathszone.co.uk
White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/
Fun ICT Games - http://ictgames.com