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ELM CLASS - YEAR 1 & 2

Elm Class is our Key Stage One class which is home to years 1 and 2.  The class is taught by Ms Carr. Also working full-time in the class  is Ms Morgan an experienced Teaching Assistant, with training in nurture.  The class is a warm, welcoming learning environment for all pupils in the class.  Teaching mixes the demands of the National Curriculum with meaningful learning through practical activities  opportunities for all.

We are introducing aspects of continuous provision into the class to support our Year 1 children with the transition from The Early Years curriculum in Reception.

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Curriculum Maps to give an overview of learning taking place

Forest School Sessions

In term 1 year 1 are working with Reception at Forest School sessions held on Friday mornings.  The sessions are being led by Mrs Gould who is a qualified Forest School Practitioner.

Year 2 will be having their own sessions next term.  We value learning from the environment around the school and every child in Elm Class will have this opportunity.

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Let’s Play – Term 1

This term, the core books in Elm Class are ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ and ‘Traction Man’. English lessons are based on the core text and are read to the class on a daily basis. Children have additional English and maths tasks planned throughout the week as part of our continuous provision. In the afternoon, activities based on our topics are available in the classroom to enhance their learning, where children are able to choose tasks to complete.

Our Science topic this term is seasonal change where the children will be looking at temperatures, wind speeds and rainfall. They will be performing simple tests by making their own anemometers to measure wind, reading thermometers and build rain gauges!

In History, we will be learning about how toys have changed in the last 100 years and attempting to make our own versions of toys from the past.

We have a text the class focus learning around to develop vocabulary. Our current text is below:

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Crackle, crackle, Pop - Term 2

In term 2, the children in Elm Class will be learning about The Great Fire Of London. The core book that we are reading is "Vlad and the great fire of London". In maths the children are building their knowledge on addition and subtraction and number bonds. We are covering different materials and their properties in Science and understanding why certain materials are used for certain things. History will taught alongside English with our core book and we will be looking at how the fire services have changed through the years. 

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