Hello and welcome to Elmton Class!
Year 1 and Year 2
A BIG welcome to everyone in Elmton Class, I hope you are all ready for a fun and exciting year.
Here are the names of the topics for the Autumn term:
Autumn term 1 – Grand Designs - What is it like to live in a castle? We will be learning all about the Battle of Hastings and we'll be designing and creating our own shields.
Autumn term 2 – Amazing Animals - In this topic, we are going to be looking at animals in a lot of detail! Animal dancing, animal stories and learning all about the weather and climate. Also, we are going to create our own narrative poems.
Spring term 1 - Inspirational People - What makes people inspiring to others? We will be looking at George Stephenson and transport. Let's draw our own portrait of someone inspiring!
Spring term 2 – Little Planters - We are going to learning all about plants and creating our own bottle greenhouses and flower pot people - how exciting!
Summer term 1 – Ahoy There! – Should we call Grace O’Malley a pirate? We are going to be creating our own large size pirate ship!
Summer term 2 – African Adventures – We’ll be learning all about a Zambian village and creating our own tribal collages. We’ll be having a look at The Lion King and creating our own singing performance.
We will be giving out two new reading books each week so that you can practise your reading at home as often as you like. We require all children to read at home at least three times a week. Please fill in the reading diary every time you have read. If you have read three times that week, we shall add a stamp on to your reading rangers bookmark! When your reading rangers bookmark is full then you shall receive a certificate. You should always hand in your books every Monday morning so that they can be changed and given back to you. Please can all reading books be kept in the labelled plastic wallets - thank you.
Homework and Spellings
You will be given a homework sheet that will include a task to complete as well as some phonics and spellings tasks. Any tasks will need to be sent into our class email - email@example.com. This will be given out on Friday and should be emailed in on the Wednesday. The task will be a fun task either about something we have been learning about in class or researching something for the following week. Let me know if you have any trouble accessing a computer at home for these tasks. You will be rewarded for how hard you try with tree tokens.
Our P.E lesson will be every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please come to school wearing the appropriate sports clothing for P.E. PE kit is a plain or school logo white, green or yellow t-shirt and plain black trousers or shorts. Sensible outdoor shoes will also be required. No football kits are to be worn please and earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters before coming to school.
Please can I ask for all other equipment such as pencil cases etc. be left at home. All equipment needed will be provided by school. You will only need to bring your own lunchbox (If you are not having a school lunch) drinks bottle and a book bag. Your child will get the opportunity to show items during show and tell. Please can I ask that all uniform/bags/bottles are clearly labelled.
Again, please feel free to contact me if you or your child have any worries in the next year. The best time to speak to me is after school, as you can appreciate that during the morning we need to register and begin lessons. Mrs Batters and Miss Halpin will be at the gate each morning, so you can pass on any messages to them. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to email the school office and arrange a meeting with me.
Miss C. Browes