Welcome to Elm Class
Elm Class is a place where children feel safe, welcome, happy and motivated to learn. We always work hard and try our best, no matter what the challenge. In Elm Class we believe that mistakes help us to learn and we celebrate our successes, big or small.
In Elm Class we continue to develop our English and Maths skills and understanding. Our themes over the year include finding out about our local area and beyond, habitats, creating art using a variety of techniques, finding out about significant events and people in history and exploring new skills in all subjects from playing a glockenspiel to programming a toy. We will also be learning about ourselves, including looking at our emotions and the emotions of others. Throughout the year we continuously work on developing a positive growth mindset in order to keep us motivated and excited about learning.
In Elm Class we also begin to take part in Forest School sessions. In these we enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring nature and developing a variety of skills and knowledge such as team work, speaking and listening, problem solving and knowledge about the natural world.
PE: Currently due to the Covid restrictions we request that the children come in plain black jogging bottoms, plain black leggings or black shorts and their trainers on our PE days which are Monday and Thursday.
Snack Time: At break time all children are given the choice of a piece of fruit through the Free Fruit Scheme. Toast is also available at morning break for a £1 per week payable via SCOpay. Children are also able to have a small bottle milk each morning which is paid for via Cool Milk.
Homework: As part of our Read 4 The Stars initiative we ask that the children read at least 4 times per week. If they do this successfully they will receive a reading star and there are lots of incentives to reward those who read regularly at home. Please sign your child’s reading diary when they have read to enable us to reward your child for reading at home. Spellings are sent home on a Friday for practising and a spelling test will be done the following Friday. Homework is set each Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. At the moment all homework will be set online.
We hope that your child enjoys being part of Elm Class, succeeds and develops a real love and excitement for learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need to.
Miss Todhunter and Mrs Thompson